24 August 2013

My Recent Haul

Miss Selfridge Petites Maxi Skirt £18 (in the sale)
So over the past month I've treated myself a little. My mum does the standard "do you really need that" look whenever I've told her I've been shopping. Again. But this time, I really do need the stuff (honest!). So here, my lovelies, is what I've bought over the last month. 

I've been looking for a good maxi skirt for a long time, trying on so many different styles from different stores, and never being fully satisfied with any of them. Until I found this beauty. Firstly, I adore lace, so this immediately caught my eye. Secondly, it sat really nicely on my waist, and didn't swamp my bottom half; I still had definition of my figure in it. Also, the fabric isn't too heavy, meaning that this was great for my holiday in Tenerife, as it kept me cool. 

Miss Selfridge Leather Skirt £7 (in the sale)
Again, I had been after a black leather shirt for a while but for some reason even unknown to myself, I kept shying away from them. This changed when I braved a dark green version from H&M, and realised what I had been missing out on! This is a great staple piece that goes with pretty much everything. I also love the quilted material which fits nicely with the texture trend arising for A/W 2013. I'm thinking of including it in with some punk inspired outfits too, with plaid shirts, statement knits and studs. 

Miss Selfridge Denim Shirt £15
This filled the light coloured denim hole in my life that I had. The material on the sleeves is so gorgeous, I was so scared of spoiling it at first! But its very durable, and survived a night out (the ultimate test for clothing!) 

My Bournemouth trinkets

The book behind the hit TV drama. Can't wait to get my teeth into it!

I'm a little disappointed with these bracelets that I bought on Bournemouth Pier, as after taking this photo the blue one has fallen apart and the elephant has come off the black beaded one :( another little repair job to keep me busy with!

Don't you love it when you buy something before it becomes popular? I had this with this bracelet. I saw it on Bournemouth Pier and instantly fell in love with the skulls and colours, as it was so original. The cracked detail on the skulls gives a real edgy warn feel to them, like they've just been dug up out of the ground. And when I came back, these skulls were everywhere! New Look, Chelsea Doll, notonthehighstreet and Nelly to name a few! 

I'm one of those people who loves little trinket boxes, and I fell in love with this Fairtrade one in Corfe. I love the tribal lizard on the top, and I've been having a green moment this summer (which has now spread to 4 bags I have purchased this year). 

H&M Blue Cowboy Boots £7 (in the sale)
Don't you just love a sale? Especially when I got these babies for £7!! I wasn't sure about these when I first saw them, but my friend persuaded me to try them on...and I'm glad I did! These will be great for the coming A/W season, as a fun alternative to heels. I'm thinking of putting these with a wool jumper and lace skirt, to really pile on the texture. 

Urban Outfitters Hollywood Set Wall Art £10
At the moment, I am midway redecorating my room. I'm having white walls with a few monochrome details, so its a great blank canvas that I can decorate! I actually hadn't thought about posters, as I wanted something a bit more permanent, but my mum suggested that I consider buying some good quality posters and framing them! I had this piece of advice in my mind when I saw these in Urban Outfitters, and seeing as I'm a bit of an old movie buff, I thought this would be an amazing thing to put in my room! You get 8 posters of amazing classics such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Singing In The Rain, The Birds and Some Like It Hot. I recommend this if you're looking for kooky accessories to fill walls with. 

Primark Elbow Patch Stripe Cardigan £5
This was a little mission of mine: for my Tenerife holiday I really needed some light cardigans that I could wear if I got a bit cold (not very likely in Tenerife, but just a precaution). For cheap, lightwear pieces, Primark and H&M do great ones, like this striped one from Primark. 

I love the heritage/Breton mash up of this one. This looks great with a simple jeans and white t-shirt combo. 

Primark Cocoon Cardigan £8
This is a gorgeous light summery cardigan. With the sleeves tight up until just before the elbow, this still holds shape without completely swallowing your shape. I love the blue marbled effect on it too, and I'll be teaming it with lace and white dresses for a floaty, hippy style. 

Primark Bangles £2
I do have a thing for Primark jewellery. I usually manage to find really nice looking pieces that end up lasting me forever! I was pleased with these at first, as the 'endless' style of the bangles really appealed to me. I do wish the metal was a little more flexible though, as I considered using these as arm cuffs (as seen on the Issa S/S 2013 runways), but the metal was too stiff to shape them. So I'm having to settle for normal bangles. 

Topshop Tall High Neck Animal Jaquard Top £16

Even though this is in the Tall range at Topshop, it still looks great on 5'5" people like myself ;) its a really versatile shape that reminds me of the high necks of the 1960's. I've been teaming it with denim and leather so far, and you'll all definitely be seeing this a lot in future posts, as it's turned into a firm favourite of mine!

Topshop High Waisted Denim Look Skater Skirt £20
And finally, another fashion staple I've added to my wardrobe. I love the colour and I think its such a great spin on the traditional skater skirt. I know I'll be getting a lot of wear out of it for the rest of this summer through to autumn. 

What do you think of my latest investments? Is there anything you've recently bought that you've fallen in love with? 

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