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40 Nelson Road
New Malden

My name is Rachel Carr and I started This Is Carrt in 2014 when my husband's job moved to Germany and I decided to give up my day job in the city and go with him on the adventure! I had always loved to travel and write, and was also passionate about photography so one day I sat down and mingled all three of them on this website and my Etsy page. I write about a wide range of things like how to cope with airline hand luggage allowances to what to wear to any destination wedding. However, when I write up a holiday destination, there are more often than not a few common themes linking what are otherwise very different places:

1) Food. I love to eat. It structures my day to day life as well as any trip that I go on. I think food is a great way to start to experience a new culture as well as meeting new people.

2) Value. I don't get swayed by places to be seen and clothing to be seen in for the sake of it. I hate being ripped off. Be that by a fiver or by hundreds of pounds. If an activity or an excursion I go on is expensive but an amazing experience, I will still highly recommend it, but won't recommend it simply because it is deemed luxury.

3) Beauty. I love looking at pretty things. They don't have to have a purpose!

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Top 10 Investment Pieces

Our Blog - Dedicated to Travel, Food, Lifestyle and Fashion

With a love of travel and writing as well as a passion for photography, this blogsite and my Etsy page mingles all three.

Top 10 Investment Pieces

Rachel Carr

There a number of items that are worth investing as much as you can afford in. A house, a bed and the below 10 items that form the backbone of any wardrobe. By spending that little bit more on a pair of shoes, or a leather jacket, for example, I wholeheartedly believe that you will save money in the long term. It means you'll get better cost per wear per item as better made clothes and shoes last longer. Additionally, with such a classic start to any wardrobe, you're less like to purchase random sale items from Topshop or The Gap. My top 10 this week is therefore an expensive one as I'm suggesting the very best of the best. However, all the items below can be bought cheaper elsewhere, with a sliding scale of quality. These are simply examples of what to buy in an ideal world.  

1) Black High Heeled Court Shoes Christian Louboutin Pigalle Patent 100, £455

1) Black High Heeled Court Shoes

Christian Louboutin Pigalle Patent 100, £455

2) Cotton White Shirt Margaret Howell, Cotton Poplin Washed, £225

2) Cotton White Shirt

Margaret Howell, Cotton Poplin Washed, £225

7) Breton Stripe Long Sleeve T Shirt Petit Bateau, Cotton T Shirt, £29

7) Breton Stripe Long Sleeve T Shirt

Petit Bateau, Cotton T Shirt, £29

9) Leather Jeans Paige Denim, Verdugo Mid Rise Leather Trousers, £905

9) Leather Jeans

Paige Denim, Verdugo Mid Rise Leather Trousers, £905

10) Ballet Pumps French Sole, £70

10) Ballet Pumps

French Sole, £70

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