It would be fair to say I did a big shop this Thursday. After being off work for a long time due to illness I found out that I could now go back, this was good enough to convince my Mum to loan me the money for a mini spree - she regretted it straight after. Apart from the MAC Retro Matte Fixed on Drama lipstick and the Illamasqua Mystery Selection I didn't unpack my bags until today (Sunday). This isn't down to laziness instead I've spent the last 48 hours forgetting exactly what I bought so that I could get the same euphoric feeling I experienced when I first found these choice pieces. Overly dramatic maybe but shopping is fun, right?
So the rest of this post will be less talk more photo.
|H! by Henry Holland green flecked coat from Debenhams £85.00|
Most people that know me would be shocked that I have finally bought a coat. Even though I live somewhere fairly cold and snowy, I don't usually bother, I have recently got myself a waterproof jacket for hikes and wet runs but not a proper coat. I wasn't even thinking about a coat but when I saw this I fell in love. Green happens to be my favourite colour and I prefer retro style clothes, so this 60's style coat had to be purchased. Over the years when I haven't had a coat I have seen nothing that has swept me off my feet like this coat which makes it very special.
|Eye Brow Cake in Thunder £15.50, Nail Varnish in Prism £6.75 on sale in Debenhams & Intense Lipgloss in Hermetic £6.50 on sale in Debenhams|
|Photo taken around 8 hours after the make-up was applied|
Next step was the MAC counter which I covered here. Moving on!
Topshop was my next stop. It's the only shop that has a tall section that I feel I can rely on - unfortunately I found nothing there but there were plenty of sale items to choose from.
|Both by Tee & Cake at Topshop long sleeved £7.00, short sleeved £10.00|
I love the work of the late Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and also the designs of the skateboarding company Santa Cruz and these tops from Tee & Cake have a similar style. This sort of thing is more of the sort of clothes I like all year, any year, any time - I can't believe I didn't see them before but am relieved I managed to pick them up in the sale.
|Quilted Sweatshirt £26.00|
|Green Top £16.00|
|Floating Hearts Bodycon dress £10.00|
|Matte Nails in Brutal|
|Slinky Rib Ankle Socks 3 for £8|
Next stop Urban Outfitters
|BDG Boyfriend Tee £15 each - 2 for £25 online - it wasn't offered in store|
|Leopard print slouchy cropped jumper £20|
Now we're at Victoria's Secret - I'm not going to show the bra in full just the beautiful detailing in the middle. I've lived in crop tops for a while but while out shopping I realised I needed better support. The sweet smell coming from Victoria's Secret drew me in and before I knew it I was being measured for a new bra. I spent 4 times the usual amount on the bra but for something that fits me perfectly but is still as comfortable as a crop top it really was worth it. I opted for a plain black but when I've got down to my ideal size I'll be back in for some more fun bras in fun colours. I can't actually remember which bra I went for and the online site it really just for the US which is why I haven't linked to it, the one I purchased is either Body by Victoria Demi or Flawless Demi - I can't find it online to verify!
A quick trip to the lanes to stock up on Big Red chewing gum - I love cinnamon and have been addicted to this gum for around 16 years, even though it costs a little more I'm so glad it is easy to pick up these days. I also had a quick look around Xtras but only picked up the one item.
By this point I was sore and exhausted so I picked up my pretzels and then had two scoops of gelato, one banana and one lemon - this picked me up enough to blast through H&M (via Bank).
|BLONDE & BLONDE Acid Wash Pencil Skirt £22.00|
|Checked shirt £14.99 (exact one not online) & Grey Jersey Skirt £7.99 (again not the exact one)|
|Black jersey dress £12/99|
So that concludes my shopping spree.