Big Red

angelebaby london red fruit of the loom acne boots

Red is the warmest color // my struggle with new clothes!

I have to admit I struggle a bit with deciding what outfits I should post. I’m on a pretty tight budget and I’m ridiculously picky when it comes to buying new clothes that I feel I end up posting a lot of the same content. I’ve once placed a huge order at Zara, only to return it all as none of the clothing was something I felt actually comfortable in, or even comfortable promoting.

Blogging’s a tough one – there’s a lot of content about new new new, and not so much about sustainability or just actually rewearing your closet over and over. It doesn’t always feel very relatable. I’ve been prioritising my money on travel for the past few months, which has left me with virtually the same set of clothes for all of 2017 and I weirdly feel very self-concious about the fact that I haven’t been blogging about new clothes or this season’s trends.

I do think I need to buy a few more clothes if this is something I care about, but I guess the struggle will be patience to find the right pieces and thinking a bit more strategically about where my money goes. In any case, I’m sharing with you my beloved Acne boots, some grey trousers from long ago and a trusty old Fruit of the Loom sweatshirt. I think I’m going to hit up some thrift stores and channel some @venedaanastasia looks for the next coming weeks.

angelebaby london red fruit of the loom acne boots

angelebaby london red fruit of the loom acne boots

angelebaby london red fruit of the loom acne boots

angelebaby london red fruit of the loom acne boots

Sweater | Fruit of the Loom (similar here and a cute eyelet detailed Mango one here)

Trousers | Front Row Shop

Shoes | Acne Studios (a few more sizes of these are left here, but also some classic black leather ones here and multi-colored snakeskin here)

  • Shaine

    Your post is indeed relatable. Anyways, love everything about this look babe!

    xx shaine

  • One of the best ways to deal with a new season for me is just mixing and matching old pieces and trying them in new ways I can’t deal with always buying new things and I rewear a lot of pieces during the week. I feel like everything always happens at once – you’ll find a ton of them all at once you’ll want to buy, and hopefully at affordable prices. :) I think you look so lovely in red and this is a really good outfit!

  • Violette

    I love this pop of red, one of my favorite trends of the season! These boots are perfect too!

  • I just got a red sweater too! It’s my current fav! I love how you styled yours here, the boots are so rad.

  • red is my colour for this season. and i am loving your boots!!
    kisses from the sandpit ❤︎

  • I looove your sweater! I agree with you, bloggers are always showing new and new clothing but I think most of them recieve that clothes to promote them or something similar. I am a fashion lover but I try always to find a “cheap” way to buy clothes because like you, I love traveling, but there are so many cheap stores like Shein, Primark or street markets with trend pieces.

    • Yeah, I don’t mind the fact that they receive lots of new clothing – they do have to make money! My issue is when it seems like a hugely successful blogger doesn’t re-wear their clothing. Obviously this doesn’t apply to all, for example OG blogger Sea of Shoes will constantly re-wear clothing and shoes (she just wore these Balenciaga boots from 2006 that were all the rage back then. Even though I can’t afford half the things she wears, I still find her relatable in that sense. Thanks for your comment! x Isabelle

  • Tina

    You have a very good point here Isabelle. As a blogger I also feel under so much pressure to keep getting and promoting new things. It seems almost necessary. But sometimes I still try to mix in some oldies. It’s fun to present old clothes in new, creative ways. :) Keep it up!

    Tina |

    • Right?? That’s one thing I really struggle with. I don’t want to buy new stuff for the sake of it, as I don’t think it’s great to push random stuff. Thanks so much for your comment :) x Isabelle

  • Caitlin

    I totally agree that constantly wearing new outfits is unrelatable and not sustainable for most. Thrifting is awesome and I’m going to be getting more into it for sure

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Lifestyle Blog

  • I just wrote a post about this last week!! I’ve recently embraced a fashion budget and am challenging myself to wear the same pieces in different ways. Love this red on you though, babe :) Such a flattering color

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Nina

    Love this look on you, the sweater is so pretty,.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  • Meredith

    OBSESSED with this top!


  • Agree, I don’t often see blogger wearing an outfit multiple time. I love when I blogger show different ways to wear the same outfit. Cute sweater!

  • Mariann Yip

    I love the statement red sweater. A great pop of color!

  • I agree, it’s unrelatable! This is why I love thrifting and finding good pieces without breaking the bank <3
    Great post

  • Ducrocq Vanessa

    Love this sweater :)

  • You totally killing in this look, from head to toe! Adore your color nails, too girl!

    xo from Seattle,


  • I’m so with you – sometimes I feel that way because “bloggers are supposed to be posting about the new”. But I’m a real person and sometimes buying new new new isn’t always in the budget at that time. But also…thrifting has solved all of my problems lol.

    XO Nicole

  • I feel you! But honestly I love it when I see bloggers re-wearing clothes, it’s so much more real and inspiring. I used to be very conscious of re-wearing clothes on my blog when I started, but now I don’t really care. It’s fun thinking of different ways to style pieces anyway!
    Love your outfit, the boots are amazing x

  • This look is so casual but you look stunning, loving it!

    My Vogue Style |

  • glowyshoes1

    This look compliments you well.. it’s tiring and most times expensive having to always buy new clothes for blogging buh rerocking your clothes ones in a while ain’t bad at all

    Glowyshoes’s blog

  • Red color is so hot this season, it looks so good on you!


  • That popping red top is a show! It looks perfect with the pants. Gorgeous!
    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  • Kara Aragon

    Great top! And I loveee your fun & colorful nails!

    Kara Aragon

  • Nina Nguyen
  • Love this look! And your nails, huge thumb up!

    xo Corina

  • Sarah Denzer

    Great Post Darling<3
    You look so lovely. the Sweater is great
    we wish you a nice day.

  • Kangkan Rabha

    Love this look. very stunning. :)

  • Siffat Haider

    You wear red so well, I love that it’s having a moment, I just bought red pants yesterday lol! I’m totally with you, I’m so picky when it comes to what I’m buying as well. I like to promote sustainability instead of mindless consumerism, I just can’t get on board with buying for the sake of buying, you know?

  • Felicia Sutor

    What a lovely look! And your colourful nails look dope!
    xx Feli

  • Red sure looks good on you. :)