“After the boys of summer have gone…”

Aaisha Knight (c) Michael Mba 1Who remembers that old Don Henley song? It was released all the way back in 1984 according to Wikipedia.

Check it out here on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi3OnJT4Qjw

That’s my running theme tune for the day in case anyone is wondering.

How time has flown! So here we are in August already and looking towards the autumn months. This is my fifth blog post now and I feel like a WATC blogging veteran now. As the days crawl towards the end of the year I’m trying to wear all of my summer clothes before the inevitable chill sets in.

Part of me still wants to smarten up but the more realistic part is telling me to show a lot more of my glamorous side to reflect my new found career in the beauty industry.

Last week I found myself near the riverside again, as I met a client for a consultation near the beautiful South Bank which is a part of the city that really comes alive in the warm weather. Since I am no longer in the corporate office, it’s been a bit hard to adjust to my new more casual wardrobe. Part of me still wants to smarten up but the more realistic part is telling me to show a lot more of my glamorous side to reflect my new found career in the beauty industry.

I decided to throw on this dress that I found for a bargain £12.00 on eBay! It is an asymmetric peplum dress in a stretchy scuba fabric. I accessorised with my trusty gold belt and finished off with a short white cardi and beige heels. Simple yet glam enough for me to feel “dressed”.

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Aaisha Knight (c) Michael Mba @whoismikey
Fashion tip

If you are shopping on a budget but still want to look well put together, check out eBay for some serious bargains on brand new clothes (it’s not just for second hand items!) There are a lot of UK based small clothing retailers that stock fashions that are mostly in the style of popular celebrities. Also check out brand name clothing such as Zara, ASOS and River Island being sold at 60% off or more than if you were to buy in the shops – sometimes people don’t get round to wearing brand new clothes and pop them on eBay. This way you can get the look you want for less. The best way is to use general search terms to get the widest choice of items; e.g. “Midi dress” or “Peplum top”.

Here are some picks from a few of my favourite eBay stores at the moment:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171410806060?var=470450878260

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151368523120?var=450545025768

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/351046490639?var=620303277769

Ok, that’s all folks.

I hope that some of you score some bargains!

Aaisha x

  • Dress eBay here
  • Shoes by Christian Louboutin similar style here
  • Hair extensions – Dream Tresses – here
  • Watch – DKNY – similar here

All Photography by Michael Mba

Aaisha Knights
About the author

Aaisha Knights (aka Lynx) is a London working girl who just happens to be crazy about all things hair and fashion. Enjoy a few snapshots of her life and get some savvy fashion tips along the way. Follow her on Twitter @DreamTressesUK, facebook or check out her website. .

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