Style by Portobello

Today I want to share with you a super fun collaboration that I did with a UK company, Style by Portabello.  They're a company who does surprise boxes, but they specialize in goods from vintage markets, specifically vintage accessories and jewelry.  So when they contacted me, I was pretty stoked because they seemed right up my alley!

Upon getting my package, I was pretty excited and curious to see what was inside.  What I found was a gray clutch that has a strap so it can be worn as a purse too, a pearl brooch, and a beaded coral necklace.  All of this was right up my alley, and frankly all things I needed!  I had actually hunted for a grey clutch earlier this year but couldn't find one that I liked, I need more colorful pink/orange necklaces, and having recently gotten into brooches it was nice to receive a classier piece as I keep reaching for the more novelty pieces.

I decided to take all these bad boys out for a test run and matched them to a ModCloth skirt, Tatyana blouse, Old Navy cardigan, Forever 21 headband, and Steve Madden (via DSW) shoes.  It's funny because I just did a post about how Denver isn't THAT cold.  Uh, on this day it was, but I think it was well worth it for the effect of the snow background and dainty outfit.  So as I said in this post, once in a blue moon is actually as cold as it looks!

Other intel about this fabulous company:

  • It's the first UK subscription box to deliver vintage fashion accessories to the subscriber's front door.
  • Each month the subscriber receivers 3 hand pick items from the Portabello Market in London's Notting Hill.  These are hand picked based off a style questionnaire that YOU fill out.
  • Orders can be a one-off or rolling subscription and can be cancelled at anytime.  
  • Their website is HERE, their Twitter is HERE, and their Instagram is HERE!

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  1. Love the pouf of your skirt. The yellow looks so good on you!

    xx Yasmin

  2. What a gorgeous, fresh, elegant colour palette. The marriage of mint, gold and medium grey is breathtaking.

    ♥ Jessica

  3. Vintage is definitely your specialty, so this service is perfect for you. Love the pieces you got. The detail on the blouse is so fun.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. The first thing I've noticed was your stunning pearl brooch! The whole outfit is so girly and pretty and you look so beautiful!


  5. I am obsessed with your skirt! The print is so pretty and vintage

  6. Great style! Love your beautiful dress!
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  7. This whole outfit is amazing on all those accessories, especially that!! :)

  8. You look so gorgeous and this outfit is perfect! Love the way your styled these accessories x

  9. You look Chic, as always. Loving the outfit. Wishing you a Happy New Year in Advance!

    xoxo - Style.. A Pastiche

  10. I love your skirt and all the accessories in that look are perfect!!!
    Happy new year!!!
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  11. Such a beautiful outfit! I love that purse


  12. You rock this outfit, the skirt look so amazing on you. x

  13. This skirt makes me smjle! I love the bright colors and how it has some pouf to it. What a neat idea to have vintage inspired accessories as a subscription service! That's right up my alley too. The pearl brooch looks so beautiful and can be worn a variety of ways, which I love.

  14. lovely outfit! love the print

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  15. You look so darling! I really love the skirt! So feminine and sweet!
    Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!!

    xoxo, Vanessa

  16. I love the way you styled this outfit! You have a great eye for colors! Also I love that Tatyana blouse on you! I have that same blouse in light blue. I've never seen it in grey! It's very pretty! :)

  17. So pretty outfit! Love the color combination!
    You look adorable!
    Wishing you happy New Year!

  18. I love this skirt. Like soooo much. I've seen it on ModCloth so much, and I never get it but I love it! It looks Amazing on you!
    I meant to ask you, how on earth do you manage to make florals look so good in the snow. That's some skill.
    The styling of this outfit is so perfect, and I love the mint with the skirt. And it's just beautiful. Where is your petticoat from though? It looks so good peeking out from under the skirt hem.
    Hope you have a wonderful New Year and the best NYE!
    Much love,

  19. This is such a lovely outfit, Lauren! I love how the mint green looks with the grey, very pretty! Your clutch is also very pretty! Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you're having a wonderful day so far and I hope you have a very Happy New Year!



  20. Pretty pictures!! I love them against the white snowy backdrop :)


  21. Love how you styled the clutch. And the pop of brightness from your cardigan is perfect.

  22. That skirt is so much fun! Love the color and the volume!!

    She Likes to Shop

  23. Okay, I like the sounds of this subscription because it's so different from all the others out there! I'm going to check if they are shipping worldwide, fingers crossed that they do.

    Reflection of Sanity | StayLean Tea Australia Giveaway

  24. Oh this subscription box sounds amazing! I love the brooch and the grey purse. The yellow skirt is lovely too.


  25. You have the most fun style! The colors and the prints make me feel happy and it looks amazing on you! =) Hope you have a happy New Year and I will have to also check out that subscription box! Thanks for sharing! =)


  26. This outfit Lauren!!! Ok can I come and play dress ups?!?! :p


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