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16 May 2015

Tags-on preloved pop-up designer event!

Just a very quick post from me today as I went to an event on Wednesday night that I just wanted to share with you! The Tags-on team contacted me via email to see if I would like to attend their preloved event at The Francis Hotel in Bath. As I love a designer bargain I jumped at the chance!


Hands up....it totally sucks that I am taking an intentional break from buying right now but the great news is that Tags-on also have a fantastic website......which I will be all over once I lift my shopping ban! As usual I was rubbish at taking pics, there are a few which I will share a bit further down but I've had an extensive peruse of the website and found some great classic pieces. These items are the kind of considered investment purchases I will be looking to make, keeping in mind my new mantra buy less, buy better! Here are a few classics....obviously starting with stripes as you may remember how I wrote about my intention to spend a few more pennies on those items I wear day in, day out!





This J Crew top is such a classic evening piece, one you could wear forever, with so many things!



I saw this J Crew top in the flesh last night and thought how lovely this would be to take on holiday with me next week....but I was good and my resolve did not weaken!



Another classic item, that could be dressed up or down and go on forever!



There were some truly amazing Isabel Marant pieces....here is where I did have a try on! Both of these pieces are available online.





Sadly these items too small for me but gorgeous! At least now though I have an idea of my sizes in these brands. It was the same with this lovely Maje dress, again tried on with my holiday in mind! This was £60


If I had caved over any of the items it would have been this beautiful Lucy in Disguise dress (Lily Allen clothing label). It was stunning and I wracked my brains for an occasion I might wear it to but alas there is nothing as yet on the calendar......I still get it (if it's still available) when the ban is over! It is £65


Back to some pieces on the website as they have some great bags and shoes....these are my 2 favourite picks!



Literally hyperventilating after coming across these amazing Chanel boots.....in my size too!



There is much, much more to choose from on the website.

Here's a bit of background.......Tags-On the designer re-sale site with a difference. It is the brainchild of celebrity organiser and de-clutterer Vicky Silverthorn......just think you could end up wearing something that has been scooped from the wardrobe of a star! It's a family business and I met Katie, Vicky's cousin who organised Wednesday evenings pop-up shop! If you have designer items to sell you can get in touch info@tags-on.com I would absolutely recommend that you sign up for their newsletter as you wouldn't want to miss out if they come to do a sale  near you.....they go all over the country! They have an event coming up this week in Exeter, see the details here. They have some really amazing brands so I am keeping my fingers crossed that they will be doing an Autumn/Winter showcase in Bath to pick up some key pieces for next season!

I would like to thank Katie for the invite and the amazing goody bag containing some super sunnies from Peridot! How lucky?!
I have started to follow Tags_on on Instagram so I am fully up to speed!


Finishing with my outfit from Wednesday.......


Whistles top, ancient

Would love to hear your thoughts on the Tags-on preloved event, is it the kind of sale that would interest you? Do you sell your clothing through any of the Preloved websites or sales? Have you picked up any designer bargains that have been previously owned?

Right, that's all from me! I won't be around for a couple of weeks as I go on holiday on Tuesday and the hubby has banned my from using any devices with the exception of my Kindle!! To be honest I am looking forward to a complete rest from the internet!

As always I love reading and responding to your comments.

Be back soon!

Michelle xx


26 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fab event Michelle and love your picks! Have a lovely holiday:)
    ~Anne xx

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    1. Thank you Anne, it was a super event! Wishing a lovely week too! xx

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  2. Wow some of those pieces are gorgeous - I'm impressed with your willpower Michelle!! Hope you have a lovely holiday!

    Luisa
    www.astylishsomething.com

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    1. I don't know how I did it Luisa....I still keep thinking about some of the pieces I saw! Will I cave though?! ;0) xx

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  3. It looks fab, Michelle. I do sell my items on a preloved site, as you know. Such a good idea! Have a fabulous holiday. Lynne xx

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    1. It looks as though you have also had a ruthless cull Lynne! The wardrobe challenge you did a while back obviously helped to root out those items you just weren't getting the wear from, so what a success that turned out to be! Enjoy spending the funds you make to buy some things you really love! xx

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  4. Enjoy your holiday Michelle, I'll be checking out the website and no doubt start following on Insta. See you in a couple of weeks
    Sue xx
    Bestfriendstyle

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    1. Thank Sue....do have a look, I'm sure there will be something that catches your eye! I know you are a big fan of designer gear! xx

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  5. Off to check them out asap! I use two local pre-loved shops, I am getting frustrated with all the eBay charges now and it takes time etc. Not used online pre-loved for my bits but I should really consider as I say the shops are local but it's a 30 mile round trip! Thanks for the heads up and have a lovely break (and hitting Zara & Mango too!!!) x

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    1. Let me know if you are going to buy or sell on there Natalie! I cannot be bothered we eBay either, just too much hassle and not to mention expensive to post stuff these days! Lol....I am bound to fall off the spending ban wagon in spectacular style whilst I'm on holiday but I have enjoyed my little spending sabbatical! xx

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  6. I remember you going to one of their events before, and thought how great it sounded, but then forgot to check them out!...Will definitely register with them now. We have a couple locally of dress agencies here, but I feel you
    need to be going in there regularly (I never seem to have the time), so you don't miss the good stuff? So online would be perfect for me! Have a wonderful holiday....and a good rest too! Helen xx

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    1. This does sound perfect for you Helen....they do returns which is brilliant as it gives you peace of mind if you're not sure if something will fit! xx

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  7. You did well not to cave Michelle! I think sites & events like this are a fantastic idea! Have a wonderful holiday! We shall miss you so make sure you take plenty of photos so we can catch up on all your lovely outfits afterwards! Andrea x

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    1. I was very good....makes a change Andrea! I may be quite on the blog & Insta front but I shall snap away, take lots of pics to share when I get back from my holiday! xx

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  8. Michelle you're doing so well with your self imposed ban, especially tempted by all the lovely goodies that were at the preloved sale. I will definitely be taking a peek & blaming you if a purchase is made!!
    Have a wonderful holiday.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. Not sure how much long the ban will last now Jane! ;0) But do have a look at the Tags-on website.....I can guarantee there will be something to catch your eye!! xx

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  9. You're doing amazing on your shopping ban. I'm trying hard and I failed since I last saw you which was only Thursday. My only consolation is that I do so many returns so I don't buy as much as I think. The event sounds like really good fun and I love APC stuff - alas - nothing in my size.

    And yes, enjoy your holiday and take that social media break. We all need one of those sometimes.

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    1. You've seen my resolve first hand...it's not so bad! Keep your eyes peeled for more APC......and you never know that holy grail Bella Freud sweater may end up on there one day (she says very hopefully!) xx

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  10. I am so impressed that you didn't cave. I'm not sure I'd have had as much willpower, Will definitely check out the website and have a lovely holiday!

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    1. It's been 3 and a bit weeks now since I've made a purchase Helen, and it hasn't been that bad! Do have a look at the website, they have some wonderful stuff! xx

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  11. Crikey Michelle, you must have a will of iron not to come back with anything!! Although it helps that you've broadcast your spending ban on the internet - not so easy to duck out of if you've made it public, is it?! I think I'd have to steer clear of this sort of event, as I'm terrible for falling in love with stuff and not being able to leave it behind :-D

    Hope you have a fabulous break. Good luck with gadget withdrawals! ;-D xx

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    1. Lol! Becky....I am shining my halo as I type! Exactly....once you put it out there about what you are doing it's a great incentive to keep you motivated! And that's the good thing about this event....you can hopefully find it on the website and still have the chance to snap it up if it hasn't already sold! xx

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  12. Is this similar to the (as was) fashion bloodhound event? You did very well to restrain yourself! Hope you have a fabulous holiday...please bring us back some sunshine!! Catch-up soon. xx

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    1. It is the same kind of thing....will be dragging you along with me next time!! ;0) I was good, maybe if you had come it may not have been the same story! Lol! I'll do my best with the sun....look forward to a catch up when I get back! xx

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  13. That grey blouse is so cute.
    I love your red/white breton with the jeans = gorgeous

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  14. Oh wow - sits on credit card! Ax

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