Thursday, 28 February 2013

Returning (& Replacing!) Haul

I went shopping, again! As I said in my last post, here is my haul from where I should have been returning things, but then bought a lot more! I was actually well behaved though, there were things I saw that I really liked but sternly told myself NO & came home with more money than I went out with (phew!).
I ordered the jumper online from Never Fully Dressed via ASOS Marketplace in their 50% one day only Spring Fling event. I've had my eye on it for months and when I saw it was only £17 I couldn't resist. I love the leather collar and the chunky but open style knit, and it'll look good with high waisted jeans or a skirt. 
I said in my last haul how much I was loving Primark at the moment, and I bought another blouse! This time I got a navy polka dot sheer blouse with gold buttons. I like the fact this blouse has no collar embellishment and it's really similar to a blouse by Monki that I've seen a lot of people wearing recently, but around half the price! The stripe blouse is actually a New Look teen's top! I really liked the peach coloured stripes and I was really worried I wouldn't be able to fasten the top button because it's an age 14 but it's fine, I love gold buttons too (you might have noticed!). The pastel blouse was from H&M (where this week there's 20% UniDays discount!) where I had to restrain myself because there seems to be so many nice things in there! I bought this blouse for summer because all my blouses seem to be long sleeve and I had a panic thinking I wouldn't be able to wear them when it gets a bit warmer! 
And finally, there's my new babies. I actually bought the fox cushion on Oxford Street after putting the owl down, but I saw it again today and they have to be a pair don't they? They look so happy together, that's what I tell myself to soothe the pain in my purse anyway!

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Polka Dots

Jeans - Topshop; Blouse - Forever 21; Necklace - ZARA

Firstly, I'm so sorry for the horrible grainy-ness of the first photo! Natural light doesn't exist in my room and this wall is my only vaguely blank canvas! But I wanted a picture that showed the fit of my new favourite jeans, the Topshop Joni jeans. I've wanted a pair of high-waisted jeans for ages but always found they looked stupid on me, until I found these :) they're a bit ruched round my knees because I got the 30" leg and I'm actually more like 26" (teeeny legs!) but I don't really mind it! Definitely going to get a light blue pair for the summer :). I featured the Forever 21 blouse in my haul post and love it so much, it's not sheer at all, so no need to wear a vest top underneath, and I paired it with my gold and sapphire look chain which I received as a Christmas pressie (which my dad kindly called a toilet chain - thanks daddy!). I also went on another little 'returning items but then buying some new ones' shop today, so I'll get another haul post up soon ;)

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

London Haul

I had to be in London on some business of sorts last week & finishing what I had to do at 3.30pm and my train being at 8pm meant I had quite a lot of spare time on my hands. As it happens, I was on Oxford St. so decided to meet up with my lil' twitchlet housemate Christiana and her mumma and we went on a London shop! Me being me, and not often getting the opportunity to go to London, meant I bought quite a lot of bits, which I'm going to show you now :)

The two blouses are definitely my fave purchases. The black polka dot blouse is Forever 21 and the blush pink blouse with the cute cut out hearts is Primark. I saw quite a few blouses I really liked in Primark actually, they're definitely having a good phase at the moment, so I might have to go back and get a few more! Forever 21 jewellery is also one of my favourites (just behind H&M whose jewellery is amazing for the price) and these pairs of earrings were about £3 each, which when I was considering purchasing them, I stated that '£3 doesn't really count' haha, ahhh I'm so easily persuaded by myself. But they're just sooo pretty!
The black shoes are from Topshop, I really liked the patent metal effect toecap and the cut out sides, they do pinch a little but I had to size down because I'm irritatingly a 4.5 and the UK doesn't stock half sizes *sob*!
Finally, it wouldn't be a shopping trip without some eyelashes would it?! I got my usual Eylure 101s (on offer in Superdrug buy one get one free - this is on the multipacks of 3 too!) and was drawn in my the varnish of the moment, the Barry M Gelly polish. I got the new 'Lychee' shade which is a lovely nude colour (I call it my Kate Middleton colour!), though I'd read it lasts for days without chips, mine chipped the next a little disappointed, but maybe I put my hands through too much stress!

I also have a new Her Campus Nottingham post up on how I style up my disco pants, I'd love it if you had a little looksie here! Thanks so much :)

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Life Recently #2

favourite look from topshop unique a/w13 show; making notes on the show; treated myself; chillin' to franky ocean; me being cool; chicken lickin'; i love my baby, yep yep i love my chick; purrfect nails; treated myself again oopssyyyy

This week's been a super jam-packed busy crazy non-stop one (yep!) and I've also been feeling rather pants, so haven't been taking any outfit photos properly, but hopefully as I'm getting better I'll be doing some this week when I can as it's going to be another busy one! We went out Friday for some fun away from dissertations and stress and I met some big yellow chickens and said goodbye to some of my medic friends who are leaving for placement (sob :(!). It was such a good night though, one to be remembered! Also tuned in to the Topshop Unique A/W '13 show today on the Topshop website which was an amazing experience. The clothes are absolutely lovely and I'm already excited for the Autumn...but I want it to be hot, so it can take it's time getting here if it likes! I also treated myself to a few bits and pieces as you can see, can't wait to wear the skirt, hope it suits me! Hope you've all had a lovely weekend :)

Monday, 11 February 2013

Blouses & Necklaces of February

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If you follow my Instagram, you'll know I love my necklaces and blouses. They smarten up an outfit instantly and can be layered and worn whatever the occasion. I tend to wear blouses a lot, I just find t-shirts don't really suit me and I really only wear them in the house or on holiday but if I'm going out anywhere (even lectures!) I like to make an effort with what I wear :).

I've had my eye on the dalmatian print blouse for ages now but I couldn't find it in my local H&M so think I'll have to bite the bullet and order online, although it'll get delivered to my home rather than my uni house and I won't be able to wear it (cue breakdown and endless sobbing!) I also discovered the Oasis cat blouse yesterday, cats and polka dots...nothing better & the added bonus of a peter pan style collar which I loveee! The Zara blouse is quite basic but I like the braiding on the shoulders and the collarless style which I don't normally go for but would make a nice change!
Necklace-wise, I'm sure most people would tell me I have too many! But I couldn't resist these ones when I saw them. I love the turquoise colour of the Forever 21 necklace, I'd wear it with the Zara blouse to liven up the plain collar a bit. The animal charm necklace is sooo cute, I love the colour of the metal and the little animals dangling off but I'm a bit wary of the length, so I'd have to try it on first I think. And the Miss Selfridge cream and gold necklace is really similar in style to the Topshop one I featured in my last wishlist, but the neutral colours might make it easier to wear with more clothes :)

Sorry about the lack of outfit posts recently, I don't want people to see my face at the moment (horrible red sore nose!) so I'm avoiding them like the plague. When I'm all better which should be really soon, I'll be back on them!

Hope you liked my choices! Are there any you would buy? 

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Life Recently..

new dress for the science ball; ootn; birthday girl; new favourite song for working to; embellished collar; my baby kit trying on mumma's shoes; new earrings; rings i won from azure boutique; catty collar clips by jaymie

A bit flu-ey at the moment so can't do any outfit posts but here's a Instagram round up of what's been happening with me recently.
It was my 22nd birthday on Wednesday and I got spoilt a lot, so many beautiful and thoughtful pressies and so many people came out to celebrate with me which made my day, so if any of you are reading, thank you so much :). I had a bit of a splurge in town too, naughty little treat after my spending ban, but made too many impulse purchases which I'll be needing to return soon! Hate when I do that! Also was happy with my exam results which kindly came the day after my birthday (phew!). Going to be sooo busy in the coming months but I will keep my blog updated as regularly as possible, I really do miss it sometimes but I'm in my final push at uni - so scary! How can 3 years pass so fast? Feels like yesterday I was having a little sob in the car to my mum and dad before they moved me in for the first time! Hope you are all well! :)

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Weekly Want No. 5

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Been so busy since I last posted, getting organised and back into my final semester ever at university (sad, scary and a little bit exciting!) but it's my 22nd birthday on Wednesday so I thought I'd pick out a few bits I've had my eye on for a while and show you what they are!

I've seen the Topshop necklace (picture from the Topshop Instagram profile) on so many people but it hasn't been available online yet, so I'm going into town this week to have a little hunt for it because it's sooo pretty. I especially like the gold detail and the fact I could wear it with so many clothes I already have! The Mango rings are actually in the sale, and down to an amazing price, I don't think I'd be able to choose which one if I was ordering though, would definitely up with both! How cute is the cat watch?! It's from an online shop called 'Ever Ours' (if you haven't checked it out before - DO!). They have so many lovely bits on there, excited for the new collection to start being available. 
I wasn't 100% about the H&M shirt at first, I thought it looked a bit too cowboy-esque (after going to see Django I should be embracing the Western style!) but it's grown on me so much, and I think the sparkly studs have won me over. I'd wear it with my new Jonis (aka the dream high-waisted jeans) or a skater skirt to girlie it up a bit. And the Topshop skirt is probably my favourite thing in the world right now. Ticks the pastel trend and is exactly my cup of tea. I just want to be able to justify the price and the amount of times I will actually wear it, but I do think it's something I'd wear for many years....ergh see, still trying to justify! I'll find a way, of course ;)

Hope you like my little wish list anyway! I'm going to town on Wednesday with my mum for lunch and shopping, so no doubt I'll return home with some treats which I will either Instagram or post about on here in the near future. I'll also try and get some photos of my beautiful birthday dress which I'm so happy I managed to find :)