Sunday, 18 December 2011

Boutique by Jaeger

You'll have to excuse the label-loving nature of this post because, well, I just can't help it! I can't remember how I first found out about Boutique, a new line from luxury brand Jaeger, but I really do love the pieces in their collection, which is described as 'combining a playful ‘60s spirit with a clean, contemporary aesthetic'. Just up my street.

So you can imagine my delight when I went for a spontaneous look around Birmingham's Selfridges with my house mate, only to discover a large corner dedicated to Jaeger and its younger sibling... with a sale. It was only supposed to be a bit of post-dinner window shopping!

I picked up these blue corduroy high waisted shorts, reduced from £60 to £35 (although I have seen them on ASOS for £99!). They look like a match made in heaven with my vintage Jaeger blouse (£2, charity shop!), don't you think?

As you may or may not know, I am currently trying to shop much more ethically. I've tried to cut out cheap fast fashion completely from my shopping diet, leaving just three options when I want to buy 'ethically': second hand clothes, specific ethical brands, and 'luxury' brands (i.e. clothes built to last). Whilst I might not be quite there yet with my wardrobe choices, I'm hoping these shorts are 'built to last' - and after a quick once over, I can see the seams are nicely bound and the material is good quality. I hope they do not disappoint.

Sadie xxx


Annarack said...

You look so lovely in your outfit. I totally agree with the ethical buying. I prefer to invest in good pieces that last longer rather than having loads of clothes that only last a year. You end up spending more money than you should if things need replacing in such a short space of time. Charity and vintage is one of my favourite ways of shopping now and I also think the clothing is of a better quality.

I love your glasses and hair style. Those shorts are just wonderful.

Abigayel Bryce said...

Very, very lovely outfit : ) It seems like you have many thrift stores to choose from, how cool!

looking forward to your next post!

Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

I love this outfit! The color combinations are fantastic. And I love the shorts!

Emily said...

This is such a cute look!

I really admire your attempt at ethical clothes shopping. It's something I'm going to try to address in my own life.

Annebeth said...

this outfit is divine, as is your hair! I think I have found a new fave blog, adding you to my blogroll!


I love this outfit :)

Lady Moriarty said...

You have the most beautiful eyes I've ever seen, you look like a little fawn.

See U !

Friend in Fashion said...

Very pretty! The glasses were made for you :)

Friend in Fashion

Lucy said...

You got a real bargain there! Id love to say I owned an item from there so heres hoping i might be as lucky as you very soon!
oh, forgot to say, they look lovely on you :)

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I love the description of the collection, you really fit that too in these photos!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love shopping ethically! im the same! great glasses and shorts!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

helen @ thelovecatsINC said...

this outfit is absolutely perfect. i wish i had it in my wardrobe!

also, just wanted to say that i love your blog and will definitely be keeping up with future posts!

from, helen @ thelovecatsINC

Faff said...

Love these shorts, excellent find! :)

Anna @ SMS_Style said...

Just discovered your blog through the Jaeger team, love them too! My sister works for them so I have loads of it - just posted about a dress from there. Love your blog and you have such a pretty little face - you definitely have a new follower :)

Merry Christmas xxx

Tami Jam said...

Your outfits are just amazing!

Tami at

Rachel said...

(that's secret-language for: this is wonderful)

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