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Thursday, 3 August 2017

Colour Clash: Blue & Pink | Disappointing Buys

Blue Whistles Dress, Magenta Tote Bag, Tan Brogues | Fake Fabulous

Wearing bold and bright clashes of block colour is a great way to brighten up your day.
I love brights in winter.... see some HERE and HERE... but they also work well in summer.
The bright colours echo the boldness of nature at this time of year.

Blue Whistles Dress, Magenta Tote Bag, Tan Brogues | Fake Fabulous

This royal blue dress was calling out for a nice clash.
Mine came in the form of a magenta bag, but most bold colours would have worked beautifully.
Yellow, orange, green... anything goes really!

I grounded the clash of colour with neutral shoes and a (mostly) tan belt.
This belt is wrapped with multicoloured threads of colour which is a great way to add more interest.
By adding bright lipstick, a heart brooch and a colourful belt the eye automatically moves around my outfit making it seem more interesting... with minimal effort!

Blue Whistles Dress, Magenta Tote Bag, Tan Brogues | Fake Fabulous

I bought this dress on eBay and I have to tell you how disappointed I am.
We all know that buying secondhand eBay clothes can be a hugely successful and we can bag fabulous bargains.

However, every now and again you'll be sold a pup.

I paid much more than I normally would for second hand because this dress is by whistles, and I knew the quality would be great.

However, this dress has been so 'well worn' that the elastane threads are coming out through the fabric.
It's well and truly 'done'.
I won't be wearing it again.

Ah well, you win some you lose some.

Blue Whistles Dress, Magenta Tote Bag, Tan Brogues | Fake Fabulous

Please share any disappointing purchases you have made in the comments, or contact me to share your story.
I would love to hear from you!

DRESS: Whistles (old)... similarThis one is nice too.
BAG: Charity shopped... this one would be great for work.
SHOES: Clarks (old)... similar.
BELT: Boden (kids section)... this one is cool.
BROOCH: A gift... similar.
GLASSES: Asda... these are fab!




  1. Mine was a pair of boots, they immediately caught my eye. They were almost sculptures, really. I resisted for a couple of weeks because they were more than I would usually pay for a consignment piece. And then they were gone. Wasn't meant to be, I told myself. Then, they were back on the shelf! Turns out they'd been on hold for someone who changed their mind. I wasn't going to let this second chance get away, so is bought them. OK, so they were a little tricky to walk in, due to a curved wood sole which tipped me onto my toes as I walked. I'll get used to it, I told myself. Nope. I only wore them out once, and I spent the whole time thinking about how I was walking, so I wouldn't pitch forward! I finally admitted it was never going to work, and got rid of them. Now I hold myself to my rule: if they are not comfortable, if I cannot manage a short run (like a sprint to the car in the rain), they stay in the store, no matter how pretty.

    1. Oh No!
      Shoe fails are the worst!!!
      That story makes me sad and they weren't even mine.... Booooo!!!!!
      Thank you for sharing.

  2. What a bummer, Samantha! Such a shame because it look lovely in the photos. I've bought quite a few disasters on eBay. Last year it was a mohair jumper that looked stunning in the photos but when it arrived, the cowl neck drooped below my boobs!! And it felt horrid. It went straight in the bin :(
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner

    1. Yuck!!
      I had a similar mohair-fail with an vintage mohair jacket.
      Just awful and went in the dog's basket.
      After hearing you've also had mohair issues I'm not going to try it again!
      Thank you for sharing.

  3. What a shame about the dress, because it does look great,and I love it as a base for clashing colours. I assumed the belt was a series of coloured panels - what an amazing idea to dress it up with thread! Kx

    1. It would have been great for layering and colour clashing.... I might ty it again in winter when I can layer underneath to protect my skin from the escaping threads.
      I've been pulling them out so far so it might disintegrate at any moment!! LOL


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