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Alabama Collect

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Alabama Collect is a by appointment only, vintage treasure trove nestled in a small Poblenou showroom in Barcelona. Within minutes of stepping in to the attic space (with a rooftop terrace that dreams are made of) it was clear this is a must-visit every time I come to the city. It's an incredibly well edited vintage collection, with a heavy of focus on 90s designs. Worth noting is the wicker trunk filled to the brim with neatly folded Levi's and the mint condition Burberry trenchcoats – if only I hadn't just bought a new trench...

Paula who runs Alabama Collect is one of the loveliest people I've met and has been in the attic showroom about two months, however the online Tictail store has been going strong for a while. Praise be the fashion gods – the blue blazer I'd eyed up online was still there! That and about 5 other blazers I fell in love with, the addiction might be getting slightly out of hand. In other words, stay tuned for a cavalcade of blazer outfits. 

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Layering the SS17 Way

There's a new layering game in town this season and I'm definitely hopping on board. Midi dress and trousers is the uniform du jour. 

Esprit dress || MiH jeans || Vintage loafers

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Fail-safe

The classics never fail – but give them a twist to update your look. Throw a chunky knit, v-neck sweater on backwards, opt for a cropped flare suit trouser and it's still all about the slip-in loafers this summer. 

Stylein jumper || Totême trousers || Weejuns slip-in loafers || Triwa sunglasses || Vintage bag

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Vintage Fashion Finds

Many of my wardrobe favourites don't come from some of the moment designer brands but are one off budget friendly vintage finds. Glasgow, where i spent my student years, was a goldmine for great and affordable vintage shops. The prices where not absurdly inflated, and the stock seemed carefully edited. I still wear many pieces I bought back then and in a way I love them more because they truly are one of a kind. 

Vintage blazer found at Beyond Retro, Zinkensdamm/Stockholm  ||  Vintage bag and shoes both from Stadsmissionen at Mariatorget in Stockholm  ||  MiH jeans  ||  Asos poloneck jumper  ||  Filippa K belt  ||  Mango earrings

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Everyday Simplicity



One of my go to outfits, that I fall back on several times a week, is as simple as a pair of jeans and a sweater. My longtime favourites have been a pair of loose fit jeans that I've paired here with a sales purchase from the summer (finally the weather is cold enough to wear it!). The secret to a simple look lies in the accessories and I like to add texture with a belt, horsebit loafers and a stand out bag. 


MiH jeans  //  Designers Remix sweater  //  vintage loafers  //  Tiger of Sweden bag