Hellllooooo and my oh my it’s been years (so it feels) since I’ve been here..
and Oh what a week or 2 or 4 I’ve had since.. I’ve been on a beach break in Ibiza which was in prep for what was to come.. A buying trip in Dubai for the Kemist, a New store for Khairmax and the happy dropping of some New fabulous Pieces for The Kemist… oh Yes I’ve been a busy bee so you’ll have to forgive me! BUT I’m back, fingers crossed, (in fact lets cross every gadamn thing possible) to my regular scheduled posting program and today’s post is a good’n

‘Buying outside the box….’ like errrr, what does that mean exactly???

Well its buying something to use for a different (often better) purpose then what it was advertised/sold for..

Now I’ve been doing this for donkey years.. and one of my best examples is this fabulous vase which infact is a candle holder.. a waste in my opinion so a vase it was..


But I know you don’t really care about that, you wanna know the styling goodies I’ve got.. so here they are, and goodies they are indeed!

First up, if you read my Sade Designs post you will already know about this one

A storage basket?? Really, all I saw was a fabulous basket bag.. and how much? £9!! yes yes yes I’ll take it, infact let me take two should it break from my planned over useage. But no miraculously it has not broken. I’ve had and used this bag for a couple of months now, and YES indeed it has been well used, over used in fact!.. it has become my new ‘never full’ bag that i literally throw everything into. I’ve also take on holiday and used as a beach bag.. I totally love and recommend it.



Next, brace yourself for this great find that i think is the best bargain ever!
The A4 document holder! ‘Get outta here this is a golden clutch purse. Can’t you see!!’


The colour, the shape and size is just perfecto.. and at £3 YESSS THREE POUNDS, I take a dozen!



Last but definitely not least.. My beautiful bucket bag


My wholesalers was trying to sell it as a wooden storage box… ‘no no no, hold up’, I said, ‘this is an IT bag!!’



It’s fair to say I left him there confused as F. But not before I cleared him out first tho.. and lucky for you I’ve made them available at the Kemist.

So next time you’re down the stationery aisle or at a furniture shop, keep your eyes peeled on what other use you may have for that ‘storage solution’

All the buying outside the box goodies are below for you to shop.. You are too very welcome!

Till next week my lovelies.

Sade X

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    September 28, 2017

    I really love your blog but this post really hits the spot. I thought I was the only one who in Sades words “buys outside the box ” lol.

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      October 3, 2017

      🙂 Thank you hun XX

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    September 28, 2017

    Love this post ! That candle holder is everything as a vase . Creativity at its finest !
    Well done ?

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      October 3, 2017

      Thanks for stopping by Yomi 🙂 XX

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    October 9, 2017

    Beautiful pieces and very nice creativity. Seeing your style is so adorable

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      October 11, 2017

      Thank you 🙂 x