Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Clothing Haul!

Well hello there! Pay day came around recently so I decided to splash some cash on some goodies for myself. I've not actually been clothes shopping in a while and my wardrobe is in need of a serious update and I had a Saturday off from work last week for the first time since last summer so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to go and treat myself. I stopped off at New Look first, this is my favourite clothes shop ever! Don't get me wrong I love Topshop but I'm always going to be a New Look girl at heart sometimes the prices in Topshop are a little out of my range.
Anyway I'd been looking at boots on the New Look online store and spotted a pair of tan coloured lace up boots with a block heel and fell in love! While on my shopping trip I was determined to hunt them down and find my size because I have pretty big feet (a UK size 7 to be exact) and luckily I found them and I have some outfits in mind which they will go nicely with.

                                Original price £29.99                                          I payed £22.00

The next two items I picked up in New Look where jeans, I am definitely a jeans and T-shirt kind of gal but somedays I do feel girly so I decide to throw a skirt on. The first pair of jeans I picked up are a dark navy skinny legged jean which I will most probably wear for everyday purposes. I'm all about skinny legged jeans! I do own a pair of boyfriend jeans but they just don't look very flattering on me.

                                                                  Price: £22.99

The second pair of jeans I picked up where a pair of high waisted mottled jeans, I have become obsessed with crop tops lately and I feel more comfortable wearing them along with high waisted jeans as not as much of my tummy is on show and they keep me slightly warmer well thats what I like to think aha.

                                                                       Price: £24.99

Next thing I picked up was this black and white tartan/checkered skirt, unfortunately they only had one left and it was a size up from my size so it's slightly big on me but I plan on taking it to the ladies at my local market because they can work wonders with there sewing machines and they will be able to take the skirt in a little for me! I just love the cute little cut out sections at the bottom of the skirt I think thats why it won me over.

                                                                    Price: £17.99
This next item I purchased is a black ribbed turtle neck jumper and I thought that it would go lovely with a chunky silver necklace, the skirt shown above, some wooly tights and a little pair of black/grey ankle boots.

Price: £8.99

I then went to Topshop to have a nosey at their sale items and ended up buying two tops, the first one I picked up was a long sleeved ribbed crop top in a bottle green colour. They also had this crop top in a wine red colour and also in black but I've never owned anything in a bottle green colour before so I thought I'd get it for a change and I am in love with it I think it would look good with a pair of high waisted black skinny jeans. 

Price: £10.00
(This picture doesn't show the colour of the top very well so I apologize)

The next top I spotted in Topshop was in the sales and it's just a collared sleeveless top in a deep wine red colour. The color is adorable as it's done in a crochet flower effect and there also a crochet effect around the arm holes (arm holes sounds odd but you know what I mean) 

Price: £8.00

The next thing I'm going to show you I didnt actually buy but it is from Topshop and no.. I promise I didnt steal it aha it's a hand-me-down from my older sister (can I get a hell yeah for having older sisters who are the same sized clothes as you!) It's another crop top but this time in a cream colour and the sleeves are only quarter length and it has a deep v front and back. I think it would go amazing with the boots shown at the top and the high waisted jeans shown further up this post! 

( This is a close up of the material because the picture above doesn't give the full effect)
I'm also not sure how much this item was sorry!

Last but not least I nipped into primark and ended up buying myself a new purse, my current purse doesn't have enough card slots and is also looking a bit tatty looking now so I thought I'd buy a big fancy one for just £5.00 you cant beat that ;)

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Goodbye 2014 and Hello 2015!!


I feel like this year is going to be a good one! The past couple of years have not been the best, they haven't been terrible just mediocre but I suppose they are what you make them. So this year I've decided I'm going to make some New Year resolutions which is something I have never done before but it gives me something to aim for.

1. Get more organised 

I feel like this is my most important new years resolution as I always seem to want to do things and I never get round to doing them either because I can't seem to find the time or I'm just too lazy to plan it. But I think this year I'm going to get my butt into gear and do things I actually want to do!

2. Visit somewhere new

I love travelling to new places but I feel I don't do it often enough, so this year I'm going to save my pennies up to go on an adventure! I'd love to even visit Scotland or Ireland (especially Ireland they have the most amazing accents) but I don't mind if I'm not travelling somewhere exotic.

3. Read more

Whether it be blogs or books I feel I just spend way too much time watching TV shows or playing on pants vs zombies. I think reading stimulates your mind more and is also a lot better for your eyes because it doesn't require you to stare at a bright screen (unless you're reading from a kindle...then my point doesn't really count)

4. Taking care of myself

My fourth and final resolution is to take care of myself and by this I mean taking care of my body and the skin I'm in! My skin is what I'm most self conscious about and I've been thinking lately it's probably not all down to genes but my lifestyle as well. Up until now my skincare routine consisted of make up wipes and harsh face scrubs and my diet consisted of a lot of junk food, so the other day I went out and bought myself a range of simple skincare goodies :) So from this day forward I vow to cleanse, tone and moisturise my skin daily and also to treat myself to a hell of a lot more pamper days!  It also wouldn't hurt if I swapped the chocolate for a piece of fruitevery now and then. 

I think the goals I've set myself are pretty realistic and I'm determined to meet them! Sooo... the question is do you have any New Years resolutions or just general goals you've set for yourself?