Posts tagged ‘haul’

August 21, 2014

Spring/Summer Book Haul (shop my stash edition)

So I seem to have developed a nasty habit of buying a whole lot of books and never actually reading them. The ‘to-read’ section is fast overtaking the shelves of my bookcase that house the books I’ve actually read. In light of this (and to help with my current no-buy situation), I’ve decided to pick my Spring/Summer books from my existing collection. These are the books I intend to read when the warm weather kicks in:

Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood
Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead
The Raft by S A Bodeen
The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
The Returned by Jason Mott

Do you have a particular book that you love to re-read over the summer? I do, and it’s one that I’ve had since I was a kid. It’s ‘all in the blue unclouded weather’ by Robin Klein, and every time I read it I get transported to summer. It’s a children’s book but I love it.

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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.
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.
June 5, 2014

Autumn/Winter Book Haul

Yes, this was before my self inflicted no-buy. I picked up some books from The Book Depository last month, because I was a) in the mood to spend and b) inspired by Goodreads to pick up a few new titles. I purchased the following books that I will endeavour to read before Winter is finished:

The Vanishing by Wendy Webb
Under Your Skin by Sabine Durrant
Monster Love by Carol Topolski
Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis
In The Blood by Lisa Unger
The Three by Sarah Lotz

I’ve already started reading ‘The Three’, and am loving it already. What are you reading at the moment? Please feel free to leave any book recommendations in the comments – I’m always on the hunt for something new and good to read!

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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).