Archive for ‘what i bought’

August 19, 2014

What I Bought…

I’ve had a very strong urge to buy things recently. It drove me to the edge, I caved, and I spent some money. But it’s all good, I’m back on the wagon now and saving my pennies once more. I didn’t go too crazy, but while I was at the shops buying a gift for my nephew on the weekend I stumbled across a couple of things that I couldn’t resist picking up for myself.

I’ve been looking for a lightweight jacket to wear during the transition to the warmer months, and this one from Peter Morrissey for Big W is perfect. It’s a loose boyfriend fit, the sleeves can be easily rolled or pushed back because the lining is black, and it’s a lightweight material that should be comfortable to wear when the warm weather kicks in. The second item I wasn’t really planning on, but as it turns out I can’t walk past a Sussan store without going in to have a look. I feel like a lot of people overlook Sussan, but they have some really beautiful pieces. They’re pricey so I always check out the sale rack first. This pretty little split-back blouse was on sale, and I picked it up because it’s 100% my style and now I can’t wait to wear it. While I was in the store I spotted these linen blend t-shirts that looked like a nifty little tee, so I ordered myself after coming home and thinking about it for a bit. The necklace I saw in store and couldn’t get the idea of a ‘pop’ of yellow for spring/summer. I think it will bring a lot of life to some of my darker outfits next season.
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July 22, 2014

What I Bought…

I am so sick of my work wardrobe at the moment. I ordered this GAP eyelet dress to try and mix things up a little bit. I also thought that it could work well for both spring/summer and autumn/winter, which makes it a bit of a winner in my eyes. The Old Navy jeans are the latest in my never-ending attempt to buy cheap yet well-fitting jeans online. It has worked maybe 3 times in the past 5 years. The search continues.
July 1, 2014

What I Bought…

Hey guys, guess how my no-buy is going? What can I say, I appreciate any company with a strong social media presence. If that company also happens to sell candles in delicious sounding scents, there is no turning back. Yes, these were an impulse purchase and no, I don’t regret them. I love candles. Truth be told, I already have quite a few sitting in my cupboard waiting to be used but these ones looked too beautiful to resist. I picked up two of the medium sized candles in ‘vanilla hazelnut‘ and ‘lychee and black tea‘. My boyfriend works from home, and often has a candle burning when I get home in the evening and I can’t WAIT to have these babies making the house smell wonderful when I walk in.
May 27, 2014

What I Bought…

I’ve had my eye on this pink striped beauty for quite a while now, and with ASOS’s winter sale popping up during the week, I just couldn’t resist. Also, I apparently can’t order just one thing from ASOS (especially during a sale), so I picked up this long-sleeved navy top as well. I picked up another one of the GAP luxelight sweaters in black because I get so much wear out of the two that I have, and I don’t like over-wearing GAP sweaters because they don’t wash that well. I bought the marled stripe sweater after seeing Michele1218 wearing and talking about it. I’m such a lemming. The scarf was an impulse purchase because I’d seen it on the site before and liked it and apparently this time around I needed to have it. I don’t know why I keep buying GAP work pants, because the quality isn’t great. But here we are. I opted for the straight leg pants instead of the skinny style, because they’re bound to be more flattering (one can hope).
April 24, 2014

What I bought…

Hey guys guess what I bought more clothes that I literally do not have room for. I’m a monster. I usually like the ‘one item in, one item out’ method, but I’ve run out of things to get rid of when a new item comes in, so it’s time to slow down. I’m planning on embarking on a short no-buy after I return from Bali, but we’ll see how long it lasts.

I already own a grey oversized jumper that I wear a LOT during winter, so I thought I’d buy one in another colour to work into the mix. I just couldn’t resist this striped patch jumper from ASOS. I feel like the navy and stripes compliment each other really well. I bought the wrap-front blouse to wear with jeans and a blazer (my favourite cold weather out-to-dinner outfit). I bought the dress to wear in Bali. I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived because the floral detailing is actually bright FLURO, which I think will suit the tropical climate quite nicely. I bought the final two items because Shopbop were having their friends and family sale, and frankly I just couldn’t resist.
April 10, 2014

What I Bought

When Kimberley put the call out on Twitter for a good place to buy a new handbag from, I suggested Charles and Keith. This led me to browse the site myself, and of course I fell in love with practically every bag I looked at. Thankfully, most of the bags I wanted were sold out. These two, however, were not…

Charles + Keith Zip Shoulder Bag Charles + Keith Casual Tote

I was looking for something a little more structured than the bag I’ve been using lately (my trusty Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran Bag), and these two looked perfect. I’ve been alternating between the two, and although I love the size and the shape of them I’m really not a fan of the short straps. I’ve come to realize that I just don’t feel comfortable carrying a handbag over the crook of my elbow. To be honest I feel like a bit of an idiot with my hand flopping around. Anyway, hopefully I’ll get used to it. I also purchased a few goodies from Haus of Gloi last fortnight. Thanks to Dee for alterting me to the fact that some of the Spring products had come back in stock!