First Style by Portobello Box

Friday, 29 May 2015


Happy Friday!! It's been another week since I finished my exams and I have seriously enjoyed not having revision to do. I've been able to go to art galleries again, see family, hang out with friends, wander around Brick Lane, go out for breakfast...I really have been able to appreciate how worthwhile getting work done is, as the more you put in the more you enjoy the freedom afterwards. Anyway, today I have the first installment of my work with Style by Portobello, a brilliant new subscription service that offers monthly boxes filled with vintage surprises hand-picked from the shops and market stalls of Portobello road. The fact that the boxes are so personalised, and from one of my favourite places in London, makes them so ideal for me and anyone who likes vintage accessories.






I received my first box really quickly (I do love speedy deliveries) and was shocked at just how perfect the pieces were - not only was the box beautiful, the silk scarf, chain necklace and BOW TIE (!!!) were gorgeous, in perfect condition and exactly what I would have chosen myself! To top it all off, a little handwritten note sealed Style by Portobello as one of my favourite up-and-coming businesses, and I can only predict great things for them in the months to come. A subscription is not only a lovely monthly surprise for the busy every day person who may not be able to pop down to Portobello to shop as much as they might like to, but it would also make a fantastic present - imagine being able to give someone a gift that will go on for months on end?!







This was an outfit I wore to work last Saturday, with my silk scarf and chain necklace from my Style by Portobello box finishing it off. The skirt is from Beyond Retro, the jacket from a kilo sale (real Diesel for £10! I love sales) and the top from Urban Outfitters. I adore the scarf - I keep thinking of different ways to wear it, and am working on learning how to use it to tie up in my hair, 1950s style. The chain is so versatile - everyone needs a gold chain in their life and now I have this one, I don't know what I did without it before.




Thank you Style by Portobello for the amazing box - I am looking forward to styling the bow tie next! I really recommend them for anyone who loves a bit of vintage and a nice surprise each month. Have a lovely weekend,

24 comments:

  1. Seems like an amazing little business, great post, I'm obsessed with your blog!

    Anika | www.anikamay.co.uk

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  2. I love your outfit, it's beautiful as usual and the style by Portobello box looks so good! That sounds like such a great idea and the items you got in the box are gorgeous especially your silk scarf. You can never have too many vintage silk scarves in your life , I have a small collection myself. Also I know you don't usually smile in your photos but you have the most lovely smile ( not in a creepy way of course) ! x
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  3. Getting work done and enjoying the free time afterwards is really nice !!!
    Style by Portobello sounds really nice! I should check it out!
    Jade x

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  4. You look so pretty! I have one week of GCSEs left and then all the free time in the world and I am so excited, it has definitely taken over my life these past few months and to finally finish will be such a relief!

    Infinity Of Fashion// Lucy Jane

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    1. thank you so much, and ah good luck!! you are about to have literally the BEST summer of your life!!!! <3 xx

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  5. Such a beautiful look! Awesome blog :)

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  6. I loved the way you've styled the leather jacket- tbh I'm surprised I can't remember you wearing one earlier, you look perfect Ellie! <3

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  7. such a gorgeous outfit, I adore your style <3 this box looks so lovely too x

    www.monochromeroses.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I am too in love with your style!

    www.thestylecheck.com

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  9. At the moment I'm busy finishing all kinds of essays (however there's always time to go over some blogs). So I'm desperately waiting for my efforts to be paid back into freedom... Oh well, not long now.

    Love your outfit and that silk scarf is absolutely darling! I can see you wear it in all kinds of different ways.

    Love,
    Dominique

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    1. thank you so much! good luck with your essays, and enjoy the freedom once they're finished!

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  10. Love the outfit, you look lovely x

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