December 31, 2015

Styling Vintage with Style by Portobello

Hello ladies, hope you all had a lovely Christmas and ready for the New Year! Today I want to introduce you to a subscription box company called Style by Portobello. If you're like me, you've always seen a ton of beauty box subscriptions flooding the web, but never come across one for vintage fans. So of course this one got me curious, given that I've always had a slight obsession for vintage accessories. 


So how does Style by Portobello subscription box work? Well, you have the option of choosing either to buy one box or a monthly subscription. One month you may receive a single stylish item and the next you may receive three one-off pieces. In my Bello box, I received this gorgeous camel leather purse. 


When it comes to styling vintage, I prefer to stick to one vintage piece per look and pair the rest with modern pieces. 

I styled the purse with my favourite pair of casual leopard heels, a pair of distressed skinny ankle jeans, a black coat, sunglasses, a gold buckle bangle, and a stripped long sleeve layered with a chambray shirt underneath for a more chic/edgy look.


I wanted to keep my jewelry very minimal, so I added my new gorgeous gold bangle from The Peach Box. It was the perfect finishing touch. 






I'm very impressed with the overall quality of the bag and the detailing is exquisite. You can tell the bag was very well made. I also love that it's real leather, which is an added bonus, given that I try and buy leather bags as much as possible.



Coat: Aritzia; old (similar)| Skinny Jeans: Banana Republic; old (similar, similar)Chambray Shirt: Nordstrom (similar, similar) | Purse: Style by Portobello subscription box| Stripe Shirt: Monteau Fashion (similar, similar)| Heels: Ivanka Trump (buy here) | Buckle Bangle: The Peach Box (buy here)

Style by Portobello is a UK based company, but good news is they're now available to Canada & USA. All you have to do to sign up is go to www.stylebyportobello.com and fill out a style questionnaire portion, which allows the stylist to customize your package based on your own unique style. To get a better glimpse into the type of items included in past Bello boxes, you can take a look at their current gallery here.

Don't be afraid to play around with vintage pieces and I challenge you all to bring a little vintage into your wardrobe, if you haven't already!

Hope you're all having a great week and thanks so much for stopping by.


Stay Blissful!:-)





*This review was done in collaboration with Style by Portobello & The Peach Box. However, as always all opinions are my own.

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  1. This is such a great idea! I've always adored all things vintage and having a subscription box is so cool. You get a nice little gift every month like its your birthday! I also love your outfit here. Stylishly classic and the bag is pretty darn fab!

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    1. Yes, exactly! It's a pretty neat concept. Hope ur weeks off to a great start!:-)

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  2. You look so chic. Awesome styling! Love your bag.
    Happy New Year gorgeous.
    Xo, Raysa

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  3. Love that gold bangle! I need to bring in more vintage pieces to my outfits! Love the look!

    Penn&Quill || Robin

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    1. Thanks Robin! The Peachbox definitely has some gorgeous pieces that you should check out. I would love to see u incorporate some vintage finds into your wardrobe :-)

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  4. I really like the details on your outfit with the demin shirt under the sweater.
    Happy new year dear :)
    Xx Blue Ducklings

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  5. This sounds so great! I love vintage, but finding great items in vintage stores or markets is always such an adventure. Sometimes I love it, but most of the times it's just too much of a hassle. This is a great idea!! Happy New Year!!
    Project NW | Impatience

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    1. Thanks! Yes I definitely agree with trying to find it in store and definitely why this is such a great option so you can avoid that:-). Thanks so much for stopping by and have an awesome week:-)

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  6. Great idea for a subscription box! Happy New Year! Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. Thank you Gemma! It's really a cool concept for sure:-)

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  7. This sounds like a great subscription for the vintage lover. You outfit is perfection -- I adore those skinny jeans and the leopard heels. You did great job pairing vintage with modern, and that bag is so chic.

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    Vanessa

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    1. Thanks Vanessa, it definitely is! I've been wearing this skinny jeans quite a bit, but I just love the fit and how they work with so many outfits.

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  8. ela--love the simplicity of this outfit, and you look stunning! a vintage subscription box sounds awesome! hope you have a great new year babe, can't wait to see all your posts for 2016! xoxo,

    janna | www.jannadoan.com

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    1. Thank you so much Janna! I was really impressed by it also and hopefully you get a chance to try it out:-)

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  9. I'll have to check out that subscription! LOVING this outfit, the chambray, stripes and print shoes go perfectly together.

    XO,

    Meagan
    BLOGLOVIN'
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    1. Thank you Meagan! And yes definitely do! Really glad you like the look:-). Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  10. Your purse is fabulous. I can't believe that is what came in your box. It looks so well made and I love the size. I never heard of this subscription box company before. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

    Kathy
    http://www.glamsimplified.com

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    1. Thanks Kathy! I know I was definitely impressed. The size is perfect to fit a small wallet, keys, and a couple lip glosses. Hopefully you'll check them out:-). Have a great week!

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  11. I can't believe you got a leather bag in a subscription box! It looks so amazing! Love that you paired it with leopard heels! It just makes such a great pop of colour! <3

    Happy New Years! I hope you have an amazing 2016 <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

    INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY

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    1. I know it's pretty cool! I was really impressed with the overall quality. Hopefully you get a chance to check them out:-). Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you have an awesome weekend

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  12. This sounds like an amazing subscription box! The purse is absolutely beautiful and I love how you combined the shoes with the rest of the outfit :)
    Happy new year!
    Love, Charlotte Luisa | charlotteluisa1.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Charlotte! It's definitely different and something worth looking into:-). Hope your having an awesome week and ready for the weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by

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    1. Thank you Hanna! I got it a few years back, but it's been worn quite a bit since:-). Can never go wrong with a classic black coat!

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  14. Such a cute look! Happy New Year!

    xo, Jennifer
    www.publicistinpearls.com

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! Wishing you the best for 2016:-)

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  15. This outfit is on point! Love it.

    runwayheart.wordpress.com

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  16. Ela you look absolutely stunning! I have a huge soft spot for vintage too and this box sounds like a total treasure chest :) The leather bag is lovely and you've styled it so well with the cape and leopard heels


    Rachel xx
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    1. Thank you so much Rachel! Hope your enjoying your time in UK with your family:-)

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  17. Stripes and leopard has to be my all time fav combo! U look darling!
    Thestyletune.blogspot.com

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  18. Awesome photo's babe! I love the striped tee.

    X Merel
    www.andathoudandwords.com

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  19. Chambray, stripes and leopard!!! Such a perfect combination of colors and patterns. I love your attention to detail! I hope 2016 is off to a great start for you, Ela! Have a wonderful weekend!

    www.laurenfarrellny.com/blog

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren, I love this combo so much! Hope u have an awesome weekend :-)

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  20. Oh man, that camel bag is just unreal! What a find! Happy 2016, Ela!

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  21. I love the chambray and striped layers, and that purse is such a gorgeous piece! I love incorporating vintage pieces into my outfits, I feel like they add so much! Great look :)
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

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    1. They definitely do! Glad to hear you also like to incorporate vintage pieces into your looks. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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  22. I love the classic look of this outfit! The vintage bag fits right in!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  23. Vintage pieces are timeless. Investing in them is a wise move!
    I didn't know there was such a subscription.
    Happy New Year!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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    1. Thanks Dora! Definitely check them out, promise you won't be disappointed :-)

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  24. Love this whole stylish casual look! Jeans and heels are always perfect! And leopard print heels are even more perfect! :-D

    All the best for 2016! :)

    YouTube | Blog: Geekette in High Heels | Instagram

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    1. Thank you Natassia! Jeans and heels are always fun and a touch of leopard is definitely my fav:-). Hope u have an awesome weekend Natassia and thanks for stopping by

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  25. I love this outfit! You styled the purse so perfectly- what an amazing subscription service! Hugs, Kait
    http://makeminemaroon.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Kait! You'd definitely love them. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a great weekend :-)

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  26. Not only is this look completely fabulous, but that bag is amazing! I'm totally with you about styling vintage. Pairing modern pieces in the mix is the way to do it!

    Keep smiling!
    Molly | www.stylemissmolly.com

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    1. Thank you so much Molly! Hope u have an awesome weekend and I can't wait to see what dress u picked for your event:-)

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  27. I love how you styled everything!! I really like that bag and I am going to look into the subscription!! xo

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    1. Thanks Ruthie! Yay! You'll love it:-) Have a great weekend!

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  28. Simply beautiful! love the leopard shoes!
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    1. Thanks Rachel! Got a great deal on them and they're super comfortable!!!

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  29. Always slaying your outfits. You look really pretty.

    Happy New year.

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    1. Thank you so much! Wishing u the best for 2016:-)

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  30. Love this post & those adorable heels!! Thanks for sharing! xo
    http://publiclivessecretrecipes.com/2016/01/winter-whites.html

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  31. I am really loving your jacket! So nice! Hope you had a great New Years! All the best in 2016!!!

    Danielle
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    1. Thank u Danielle! Wishing u the best for 2016:-)

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  32. Some beautiful styling here, I do like your coat :) Very warming for January! Laura www.shehearts.net x

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  33. Lovely outfit, looking great as always. Happy 2016 :)
    Ivona from http://www.thesmokedetector.net
    xo

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  34. Yay! I worked them too and totally loved the experience! Your finds are SO fun! And you styled them perfectly! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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    1. Thanks Lauren! I saw ur post on instagram and love how you styled them. Checking out your post now!

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  35. Okay, I am officially in love with this bag, Ela! I usually never wear vintage items, but this one looks really stylish and well-made. I love the colour and how chic it looks with a striped top and denim. Just perfect:)

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    1. Thank you Yulia! You would definitely style this bag perfectly. I was super impressed with the quality of this bag and will be wearing it often! Have a great weekend Yulia:-)

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  36. I'm the same as you. I can't commit to dressing in a time period so I'll mix vintage with modern all the time. It's like giving the piece a whole new life! You look great girl. Happy New year!
    Xo
    Jeanie
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    1. Yes definitely! I'm so glad u agree:-). That one vintage pieces really changes the entire look and I love that. Hope u have an awesome weekend Jeanie!

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  37. The bag is definitely a center piece to this outfit! Love the stripes layering with denim shirt. The leopard pumps are absolutely gorgeous. Well done Ela ❤️

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm such a fan of leopard and also can't get enough of this gorgeous purse:-). Have an awesome weekend beautiful!

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  38. Gorgeous look from head to toe! I love your heels and purse!

    xo,
    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  39. I love everything about this outfit, you look gorgeous!! It's amazing that they sent you a real leather bag and the bracelet is also so pretty!!

    xo, Esther

    http://bubblesther.com

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    1. Thank you so much Esther! I was very impressed with the overall quality of the bag and that it's real leather was a great surprise:-). Hope ur having a great weekend so far!

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  40. Hi Ela, this looks wonderful and I love how you styled it. You look gorgeous! The purse looks great. What's inside the purse? Are there zippers and compartments for phone/keys/etc? I love it when there are things inside to help me stay organized!

    xoxo Emily
    http://www.ditchtheheels.com

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    1. Thank you Emily! A ton of zippers and 2 separate compartments to help divide ur items. I definitely agree, I like having a lot of compartments to help keep my items organized as much as possible:-)

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  41. First off, you look gorgeous as always :) I love the layering and those shoes and purse are gorgeous, which bring me to me my shock of such a subscription box! I've never heard of a subscription box that sells only vintage pieces, how original! The purse does indeed look well made and adds the perfect touch of vintage to your look. I'm the same way, as I generally prefer to add only one vintage piece to my look, while keeping the rest of the pieces more modern. Great post, as always, beautiful and thanks so much for introducing us to Portobello (I love the name :)

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thank you so much Jalisa! Your sweet comments seriously always make my day. You'd definitely love this vintage box subscription and I know you'd style them so perfectly. You have such a unique sense of style! Hopefully you'll get a chance to check out the subscription box soon :-). Have a great weekend!

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  42. Love this kind of outfit!

    Bets wishes for a wonderful new year 2016!

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  43. You look amazing ! love the bracelet and loved your cheetah shoes! Wish you the best for 2016, kisses


    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

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    1. Thank you Kayla! Have a great weekend and wishing u the best for 2016:-)

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  44. I hadn't heard about this until reading your blog, what a brilliant idea! The purse is so cute and I absolutely love how you styled it!! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Xo,
    Haley
    www.me-and-mrjones.com

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    1. Thanks Haley! Yeah it's definitely a neat idea and something I had no idea about until recently too:-). Let me know if u get a chance to try out the subscription box!

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  45. You are so lovely Ela!
    You look amazing as always! Love the shoes!
    xo, Shell
    http://acourageousbeauty.com/

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    1. Thanks so much! These shoes would look so good on you:-)

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  46. Love this simple and chic look. Heels are just perfect! You look amazing! :-)

    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

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    1. Thank you Rita! Have a great weekend and thanks so much for stopping by:-)

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  47. Such an amazing discovery, I had no idea there was even such a company in the UK, thanks for sharing, hon :) Such a fab idea! I love the purse you got, it's such a timeless piece. Leopard print shoes together with stripes = I am in love. You pull it off perfectly, babe.
    xox Nadia
    http://www.mielandmint.com/

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    1. Thanks Nadia! I know it was great to discover this brand especially considering I've never seen such a thing for vintage finds online before. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend:-)

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