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WEEKEND WORKING


Girl in the Lens | Weekend WorkingGirl in the Lens | Aspinal of London


notebook and bag tidy: c/o Aspinal of London | nail polishes: c/o Jacava | watch: c/o Daniel Wellington


Saturday and Sunday mornings are a quiet time for me and Callum, where we can rest after our busy weeks and catch up on our blog work. I often need to do a little desk tidy too since it can get rather cluttered during the week (that saying about ‘cluttered desk, cluttered mind’? So true!). It sounds silly but having a clean desk prettied with a few lovely things can really make a difference. Splashes of colour are great energy boosters too! That’s why I love having a few nail polishes out, especially when the bottles are as gorgeous as these polishes from Jacava. And a beautiful notebook is an absolute desk essential – I can’t help but feel inspired with this stunning leather one from Aspinal of London. I love that it’s embossed with my writer’s initials! They might seem a little pricey at £65 but are very much worth it for the quality, and since they’re refillable it’s something you can treasure forever.

A few weeks ago I told you guys about my top wardrobe clear out tips and that I was trailing online selling platform Vinted after getting more and more frustrated with eBay. Well now I’ve been using it a while I am checking in with my thoughts! Being completely honest, I didn’t have the highest hopes. Perhaps it’s just because eBay is so established it’s difficult to imagine using any other site. But I have been so pleasantly surprised by how great my experience on Vinted has been! Listing items couldn’t be easier – the form is quick, cute and intuitive, really streamlining the process of inputting product details. It took me just a few minutes to upload all ten of my items. And instead of a bidding system you just list an asking price, allowing buyers to either purchase straight away or haggle. You can even swap items with other users or give things away for free. I haven’t tried either of those methods yet, but it’s great to have options. I also just like the way product pages look. It’s easy to see all the details at first glance and the photos are nice and big.

The selling process is super easy too. The comments system is a great idea, making interactions between sellers and buyers much more transparent, and the whole community of Vinted just feels so welcoming and friendly. They even have a forum area where you can discuss your items – and just life in general! Given that I’ve only been using the site for less than a month I’m pretty chuffed that I’ve already sold half my items. I haven’t had any problems with the difficult buyers or unjust negative feedback issues I had with eBay, and I can keep up to date with messages and details about my sales through the free app for iPhone and Android. Buying has also been an easy process. Simply use the search system to find pieces from your favourite brands and follow your favourite sellers to make sure you’re updated on all their new items.

If you’re trying the site for yourself, do send me the links to your profiles so I can get following! And you can take a look at my items here to see if there’s anything you fancy. All in all, I’m super impressed with Vinted. This is true social shopping, with a fresh, intuitive design that makes using it both practical and enjoyable. A win all around 🙂 x


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