A Paisley Pencil Case

by cecylia on February 11, 2013

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Zara shirt / Vintage pencil case & belt / Nudie jeans / Repetto heels

Still on topic of regressing to or should I say, embracing, childhood, I found an old pencil case recently. My eyes lit up when the swirling paisley print caught my style radar. In case you’re raising your eyebrows about the paisley trend, take your eyes for a wander [HERE] and [HERE]. Now are you convinced? Something I used to think was as daggy as a sheep’s behind is now indubitably in vogue.  So much so, I was willing to entrust my most valuable possesions with it. The pouch can be clutched like an envelope bag, or if you’re feeling adventurous, I’m going to tell you 2 DIY ideas:

1.  Fold the top zip down and add press studs under it for security, or…

2  Simply stick some velcro strips to keep the flap from… flapping. Easy peasy!

Wearing paisley on paisley definitely reitrates the theme to those who may otherwise mistake your trendiness for your passion for pieces from your granma’s closet. Although there is absolutely nothing wrong with being in love with your grandmother’s wardrobe. *cough cough* I know, to prove a point, I really should have worn paisley bottoms too. But the truth is, I am still hanging out for that perfect pair of paisley jeans. Until then, I’ll keep my eyes peeled for them [HERE] and [HERE]. What do you think of the paisley trend? Would you take your pencil case out as a clutch?

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gigi February 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

love this look! paisley is something I have yet to warm up to but a clutch would be ok with me. thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comment. xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ http://www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com


vanesa February 11, 2013 at 10:53 am

Great look!


Bex Doctor February 11, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Awwwe lovely paisley pieces you got here. Love it!!

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life is a shoe February 11, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I really love your outfit! loving the prints in the outfit!


Faany February 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Beautiful shoes !


Mica February 11, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Really like that printed shirt with the jeans, and never would have known that paisley clutch was a pencil case if you hadn’t said anything! Such a fun clutch :)



cecylia February 13, 2013 at 3:12 pm

indeed Mica, it holds SO much too!! I was thrilled to find it at the bottom of an old stash :)


Denisa February 11, 2013 at 9:05 pm

So nice pics and you look great. I like your shoes. HAve a great day.



Wendy February 11, 2013 at 10:04 pm

I think I’d wear a super-colourful paisley print (much like your pencil case!), but not monochromatic paisley unless it was in an eye-popping fuchsia. ;) When it comes to pencil cases, I have those vinyl pencil cases where you can slot your name into plastic pockets at the front… somehow I don’t think I’d be making a fashion statement with that as a clutch, though I’d never lose it! :D


cecylia February 13, 2013 at 3:07 pm

ooh fuschia paisley- i LOVE the sound of that Wendy! You have such great style!!! Ah yes those vinyl ones…I had one too, in a bright blue. Maybe it;d work if your pencil case is in a lovely pastel or eye popping neon colour?


Adriana Leandro February 12, 2013 at 3:16 am

So pretty. Kisses!!!



Keshia February 12, 2013 at 5:28 am

Waaaaaaaah !
I love your look !! xoxo :D


Caroline L. February 12, 2013 at 6:51 am

Love that print! And I’m really loving your belt – that color is so pretty!


cecylia February 13, 2013 at 3:06 pm

thanks Caroline! it’s a really vintage piece from my godmother :D


antonella February 12, 2013 at 7:28 am

great look <3


Liora February 12, 2013 at 9:07 am

I love your look! The two paisleys look really good together!
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cecylia February 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm

thank you! Yes the colourful paisley and the monotone one looked cute together didn’t they? Glad you liked the outfit


Rina February 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Cecylia I just love that pencil case clutch! ALWAYS have been a paisley fan. I don’t have any such groovy pencil cases but will practice with the kids Toy Story & Cars ones! xox


cecylia February 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm

lol me too!! The colours were not daggy at all :D Aww go paisley!! lol your kids’s stash will be a treasure trove!!!


Mon Joli Paris February 12, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Beautiful clutch ! <3


stylearua February 13, 2013 at 3:25 am
jin February 13, 2013 at 7:17 pm

love your look <3


jin February 13, 2013 at 7:17 pm

love your look cc <3


Evane February 14, 2013 at 8:34 pm

That pencil case looks surprisingly amazing! It’s so Macklemore Thrift Shop :D


cecylia February 16, 2013 at 9:24 am

ooh my You’ve gotten me addicted to their rapping now :D


Beauty Follower February 18, 2013 at 6:35 am

Lovely purse :)


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