Angie's EDIT #001
Welcome to a new way of shopping online
First of all I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that’s signed up so far, paid or unpaid your support means a lot! Going forward you’ll be receiving your Angie’s EDIT every Friday at 5pm. The first 3 items can be viewed be anyone and everyone (today you have 5 as it’s my first newsletter and I want you to get a bit more of an idea of how I’m thinking this will work - would love any feedback) Then the next 17+ items can be viewed by paid subscribers, again a huge thank you to each and everyone of you that’s hung around long enough for me to get my shit together, I feel like the Mum brain fog has finally cleared woo hoo! Also a note on the paid for bit as It’s very new to me and I’m sure a few of you are wondering why. Basically I’ve been creating my edit for free and for fun (mostly whilst Dusty naps) he is now napping less and I’m finding that I have to prioritise paid work ahead of creating the edit. By charging a small fee, I can keep creating the edit as it’s now part of my job, I will also be able to get more personal on here, reply to all the messages that come through and do hold regular Q&As.
But enough about all that, let’s get shopping!
I bought an XL in this when I was in London last week, I think it’s such an amazing price point as the quality is so good. Also comes in a really lovely green and the most important bit is that I’ve been wearing it non-stop. It’s got a real 70s golf / grandad coolness about it and is the perfect comfy casual piece that you can tuck the front bit into trousers and add a nice bag and suddenly it feels like you’ve made an effort. I also love that long-line look of wearing it over wide-leg jeans with some chunky sandals.
Speaking of a ‘nice bag’ Arket have brought out another version of their famous ‘Curved’ bag. This one isn’t as big as the cross body one that they did in the black leather and tan suede but it’s that perfect size that feels like a cool handbag to elevate your baggy jeans and a nice top look.
This is one of those t-shirts that you see other people wearing with jeans, trousers, shorts, anything really and somehow they look extremely cool but you can’t work out why because the outfit is always pretty basic. It’s all about the cut on the body (skims everything - great to minimise a bust or skim a waist) also pay particular attention to that middle seam, drawing the eye in to the centre of the body (flattering) and what about those sleeves ? covering up the elbows so it’s all forearms and wrists - this is a very flattering place to be, trust me ). It’s a great style to have in your wardrobe, see below how it’s making those shorts look elevated (you can’t even see that super comfortable elasticated waistband) - magic!
It’s no secret that I’m a super fan of a waistcoat, I think when you have a bust it’s hard to find good tops to wear with jeans and trousers that feel cool. There is something about the tailored lines of a waistcoat that feel modern and effortless, I love this take on one, the little ties and the pretty blue and white stripe scream ‘pack me in your suitcase now’. I thinking this would look fab with low-slung linen trousers, denim cut-offs, a sarong / silk bias cut maxi skirt or ‘if in doubt’ baggy jeans.
So I’m sitting in a cafe putting this edit together and the waitress is wearing one of the nicest pairs of jeans that I’ve seen in a long time, straight-wide leg, perfect mid-rise and the colour of indigo is spot on, I haven’t worn indigo jeans in forever but she’s sold them to me, I’ve just hopped online and bought them in a 30 waist. Will post pics when they arrive. These are them.