Recent Haul

So as you can see my spending ban is going well although my mum did buy me a few of these and I thought I’d show you the gifts my dad bought back from Gambia at the end of the post.

So here’s what I gave in and purchased

River Island Black Floral Print Kimono £35 £17

As mentioned in a wishlist a few posts ago I’m really loving kimono’s and this was top of the want list even though I’m not a floral person. However, I couldn’t justify £35. I saw it on sale on-line but the didn’t have my size so I popped into the store and there was one left in my size which was obviously fate and meant I had to have it

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River Island Grey New York Beanie £10 £5

I’m addicted to beanies as it means I don’t have to do my hair and don’t yet own a grey one and as it was in the sale I couldn’t really say no. I love this and have worn it rather a lot since

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Cream Floral Lace Kimono £19.99

Not normally a flowers or lace kinda girl but I fell in love with this. I thought in the summer it would look great dressed up with a dress or down with a vest top and denim shorts.

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Blue Tribal Print Mini Tube Skirt £9.99

I’m a massive fan of bodycon skirts and bright prints so this was perfect and love at first site.

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Hudson & Rose Navy Drawstring Shorts £9.99

These are so comfy and even made it to my revision and bad pain day wardrobe post the other day and I may have to go out and get some more maybe in the other colours.

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Acid Wash Lace Dress £12

This is going to be perfect for summer but it also looks great with black tights so can be worn all year

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Polka Dot Skirt £8

Once again bodycon and prints. Getting into midi skirts at the moment as they’re really good casual wear as I’m trying to move away from shorts all the time

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Printed Jersey Vest £6

Love my vest tops and this one is so comfy

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My dad recently went to Africa with his job to help train the fire fighters out there and I’m really jealous as he had an amazing experience, met some lovely people and he got a really good tan.

Here’s the gifts he bought back to make up for the fact that he went without me

These are the gorgeous bangles he got me and I am so in love with them plus they go with everything and he knows jewellery is the way to my heart

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Every girl needs a pair of super cheap fake Ray Bans. I’m a complete sunglasses hoarder and apparently every where you go out there someone is selling fake designer sunglasses for a couple of quid. The lenses aren’t even black but I love them anyway.

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Beaded necklaces are a must have souvenir

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This is my favourite gift and it’s not from my dad. My dad gave a few old Wales rugby shirts we had lying around to a woman and her family and she gave him this necklace to give to me. Its gorgeous.

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So what have you been spending your pennies on recently or have you been good?

Beth…x

Shoes Wishlist

I am a total shoe addict yet I never seem to wear shoes. No idea why but I kick them off at every opportunity. I think it might be because I sit in such weird positions and shoes just get in the way plus they keep my ankles in the position they’re supposed to be but that’s not where they sit naturally.

Anyway moving on from my weird ankles here are the shoes I am lusting after at the moment. Most of them are heels which is stupid because even though I adore them my body is not a massive fan of them and my mum tends to call them my wheelchair shoes.

Shoes Wishlist

 

Black Suede Effect Cork Wedges £22.99

I love wedges. They have to be the comfiest heels to wear and look great dressed up or down in summer. I couldn’t decide whether I preferred these in black or red. The red are gorgeous but I think black would go with more.

Black Double Strap Cut Out Platform Shoe Boots £27.99

I wasn’t a fan of the cut out boot trend when it started but I’m slowly being converted and these are really nice

Black Chunky strappy Heels £27.99

I need a pair of black heels for going out to wear with black tights. These are lovely and also come in a few other gorgeous colours

White Quilted Panel High Tops £30

I love high tops and mine are looking a bit tattered now. These white ones from River Island are lush although probably wouldn’t stay white for long.

Black Chelsea Block Heel Ankle Boot £14.99

I’ve been lusting after these for ages & haven’t got them yet because of my spending ban and in my moment of weakness they didn’t have my size. I am however using them as motivation to finish my essay and said if I finish it by next week I will treat myself to them

Black Quilted Panel High Tops £30

Black high tops might be easier to keep clean and they would go with black tights which I live in at the moment

Light Pink Chunky Platform Sandals £55

These are a gorgeous colour and would look great in summer however my bank balance and crappy ankles and hips say no

Black Double Buckle Chunky Block Heel Boots £29.99

I’m a huge fan of the chunky heeled boots this year as it is a heel I can wear and are pretty comfy meaning I can get some much needed extra height.

Light Orange Peep Toe Platform Sandals £55

Also a gorgeous colour

What shoes are you lusting after at the moment?

Beth…x

My Recent Haul

Recently I have treated myself to a few things and my awesome mum has also bought me some items. So here is what has been added to my wardrobe 

Love Sleep Pyjama Shorts £5

I got these in Asda when I was looking for underwear but I have a weakness for pjs and you can never have too many plus I do tend to spend the majority of my time in pjs. I am currently writing this post wearing them and they are super comfy. They seem to be out of stock now though.
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Active Crop Leggings £10

I only had one pair of leggings for the gym and have been looking for a cheap pair for ages as my other pair cost £24. These are so comfy I also wear them for non active things such as sprawling in front of the TV. I may pick up another pair. They are definitely worth a tenner and I would say similar quality to my more expensive pair. I also want to try some of the other items in Matalan’s sportswear range.Image

Jewel High Top Trainers £20

I wasn’t sure about the sequins on these and only tried them on for a laugh but they are actually really comfy and look pretty good. They also have a small hidden heel which makes me look taller and I need all the help I can get in that department. 

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Mens Flannel Shirt £14

I tried on a womans size and surprisingly it wouldn’t do up over my boobs which you think as women tend to have them they would make room for them in shirts. Plus my boobs usually make the shirts too short. I got the mens shirt in a few sizes too big and its nice and long and super comfy.
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Mens Light Wash Denim Shirt £16

I’ve been looking for a denim shirt to just chuck on for ages and this one is great. Looks great with a vest top and black bodycon and my new high topsImage

 

White 73 Baseball T-Shirt £14.99

This top is so comfy and will go with the denim shorts I tend to live in or with a pair of leggings to lounge around the house in.Image

 

Tan Chunky Block Heel Ankle Boots £18.74

I went into to New Look to look at a different pair of boots but I feel in love with these. They are quite comfy and easy to walk in and they were in the sale so I couldn’t really say no.Image

 

Faux Fur Trim Hooded Parka £49.99

My mum tried on this coat and it looked amazing on her and so cosy so I decided to try it on too. I fell in love with it, then tried to talk myself out of buying it as I already have a coat and then my lovely mum got it for me. Im so happy with it and have worn it every day since. Its so cosy and makes the horrific weather we’ve been having recently slightly better, plus it has really big pockets.

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Black Lace Flower Slogan Sweater £12.99

I am in love with this jumper. I have never worn something so comfy. It’s also not too thick so I don’t get too hot and I’ll still be able to wear it in summer. 

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Black Polka Dot Long Sleeve Shirt £19.99

I needed some polka dots in my life and before this shop I didn’t have any shirts in my life. This looks great on and even though it’s long sleeve which I was nervous about I don’t get too hot. Downside, with my bendy fingers, it’s not the easiest to get on & off as the buttons are a bit fiddly.Image

 

Monochrome Large Spot Sleeveless Shirt £17.99

More Polka dots. This looks great with a pair of leggings for an easy comfy outfit that looks good but isn’t exhausting to put on. I wear a black vest top underneath as it is a bit see through plus my boobs have the tendency to pop the buttons open. No idea how but Im glad I was wearing a vest top otherwise I would have flashed at everyone at my hospital appointment.Image

 

Sheer Kimono £5

This was in the sale and I’ve been looking for one for ages. It will be great for nights out when you don’t want to be too hot and I’m sure I will wear it non stop in summer. Image

 

Vest top £7

I looked at this when it was full price and so glad I waited for it to go into the sale. I wasn’t too sure on the print on the front but I’m glad I got it. Its a change from my normal black vest tops and it looks great with the denim shirt.Image

 

Anyone treated themselves to anything nice?

Beth…x

Chester Haul

Not last week but the week before me and a friend took a trip to Chester for a spot of shopping. I was so excited because we don’t have a Primark where I live so I had a chance to go there but obviously I was most excited for the Disney Shop like the big kid I am. So here’s what I got

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Christmas Pj shorts £4.00

My friend was horrified that I didn’t own any christmas pyjamas and these are so soft and comfy I had to have them.

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Jumper £14

My friend was equally horrified if not more that I didn’t have a Christmas jumper. This was as close as I was going. Not really a fan of the ones with Santa on that you can only wear at Christmas. I think I can get away with this for all of winter. This is also really soft and soo cosy.

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Penguin gloves £2

I forgot my gloves and because of my poor circulation and raynauds my fingers were so painful even though it wasn’t that cold. Luckily I saw these cuties and for only £2 they had to be mine.

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New Look

Bad Hair Day hat £6.99

I have wanted this hat ever since I tried it on and then stupidly didn’t buy it a month ago. Every time I went into my local store it had sold out and was even sold out when I checked online. I gave up hope and decided we just weren’t meant to be. I have never been so happy when I went into the Chester store and it was there. I grabbed it immediately and didn’t let go. I even swapped hats and wore it home and it’s been attached to my head most days since.

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Penguin travel mug £5.99

I am in love with these mugs. I already own two but they are so handy especially when my hands are playing up and this one is covered in penguins and it matches my new gloves so I kinda had to get it 🙂

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Lush

Bubblegum Lip Scrub £5.50

My lips are really dry at the moment and as I’m addicted to lip stick I need my lips to be in tip top condition. Heard loads of good things about this so thought I;d give it a go. So far I am in love.

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Boots

Lasting finish lipstick by kate in 110 £5.49

Obviously I got drawn into boots and it was 3 for 2 on everything so it would have been rude not to get anything. I have wanted to try this colour for ages so finally treated myself and I love it.

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seventeen phwoarr paint £5.49

My under eye bags are getting ridiculous so as this is a heavy duty under eye concealer I thought I’d give it a whirl. It seems to do the job.

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Models Own Velvet Goth in Absinthe £5.00 (free)

I have wanted to try this range ever since I saw the first swatches but have hesitated but as it was free thought I’d give it a go. I will be putting up a full review so you can wait to here about my thoughts.

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Disney Shop

Sulley Cushion £12

I actually got 2 of these as I got my brother one too. I love sulley and these were reduced so I had to. He is super soft and I have an obsession with soft fluffy things so it was fate that we ended up together.

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Sulley cup £3.75

This was also reduced and I needed to replace the glass I broke. I looked like I had a Sulley obsession when I took the 2 cushions and this to the checkout 🙂

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Christmas Pascal £4.99

There was an offer on that when you spent over £10 you could get pascal for £4.99 instead of £8.99. I thought it would be rude not to as tangled is one of my favourite films and I love Pascal although his face on this toy is kinda creepy.

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Hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows had to be had

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I was so tempted to buy this hat but I felt a bit over the top. It was really cosy and so fluffy.

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And the day was ended perfectly with waffles and smoothie in Patisserie Valerie

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Beth…x

My Clothes and Accessories Haul

Okay so here’s the second part of my haul post. This one is what clothes and accessories I picked up in George at ASDA, New Look and River Island.

George black and white stripe top

I got this vest from George at ASDA but I can’t find the link. It was about £6.00 I think. I love the pattern on it and it’ll be great with a pair of denim shorts and its long enough to go with leggings too.

george heart tshirt

This heart t-shirt is also from George and was £6.00.  This is a great casual t-shirt to just chuck on and go. I’ll probably be wearing it with denim shorts.

New look black and white print top

Monochrome Aztec Crochet Back Vest £12.99: As you may be able to tell Im a big fan of black and white. Its so easy to wear. I love the print on this top and the crochet detail on the back.

New look denim look dress

Blue Acid Wash Sleeveless Skater Dress £12.99: I’ve been looking for a dress to wear during the day for ages but have struggled as a lot of them have a high neckline that doesn’t really work with big boobs. This dress is prefect. The skater style is really flattering and the neckline isn’t too high. It can also be worn in winter with tights. I’m so glad I found this dress. It was the only one I saw in the shop and it was in my size so fate was saying it had to be mine. The material is stretchy and really soft so it’ll be great for just chucking on and being comfy. Also be great for those days when my fibromyalgia means my skin hates the contact of clothes.

New look denim top

Blue Sleeveless Denim Shirt down from £14.99 to £7.00 in the Sale: I’ve been looking at these for ages and this will be great to just chuck on as an extra layer over a vest and left undone. At £7 I couldn’t really not get it.

New look grey blazer

Charcoal Lightweight Jersey Blazer £19.99: I am obsessed with blazers. I have two others one in a pale peach colour and another one in a brighter orangey/peachy colour so I’ve been looking for a more neutral colour that I can wear with everything. As soon as I saw this one I hoped they had it in my size as I needed to own it.

New look navy shoes

Navy Lace Up Plimsolls £11.99 I tend to have to wear slightly sensible shoes due to my weak and stroppy ankles. These are great as they are lace up and they are roomy enough that I can fit my ankle supports in them (sexy). I’ll probably be wearing these most days.

New Look Earrings and Bracelet

New look Gold and black double pyramid cuff bracelet £1.00 in Sale: Couldn’t really not get this for a quid. I’m not normally a gold jewellery kinda girl but I’m slowly changing my mind especially as it goes with my tan.

New Look Turquoise Dream catcher hoop earrings £3.00 in Sale: I’m a sucker for dangly earrings and I love dream catchers and turquoise so when I saw these in the sale I had to have them.

River Island Green Purse

River Island Green Laser Cut Clip Top Purse £17.00: I’ve needed a new purse for about 6 months now and I love River Islands handbags and purses. I’ve been popping in for ages now but they’ve never had a purse that’s caught my (plenty of handbags though unfortunately). I decided to have a look and this one jumped out at me as soon as I walked in so it is now happily living in my handbag.

What do you think of my purchases? What are you buying?

Beth…x

Back to Backpacks

I have a weakness for bags. I spend way to much money on bags and I’m constantly swapping and changing. I have a satchel that I love from River Island which is the handbag I used the most but some days the having the weight of my bag on one shoulder is really painful.

I have seen backpacks in shops for a while now. I wasn’t sure about them as I thought I would feel like I was back in school but I saw this one in New Look and it caught my eye. The colour and the pattern is really eye catching and fun. I can only find a black & white one on the website but here’s mine

New Look Backpack

It is so much more practical for long days than a handbag. The weight is distributed to both shoulders. It is big enough to keep everything you need for the day (Read medication, fold up walking stick, purse, make-up, bottle of water).

Big bags are usually bad at being a black hole and swallowing your stuff making it so that you can’t find your purse when you get to the checkout. Plus side to this bag it has 2 pockets on the front which I usually put my phone and my lipstick in & anything else I need quick to hand.

There is also the usual zip pocket inside the bag at the back and the main compartment may be big but somehow it is easy to find what you need.

I am definitely a backpack convert. It did take some getting used to and I did feel like I was back at school to start with but now my backpack comes shopping with me every time.

I also took it with me on holiday and was great to get everything I needed to hand whilst travelling. Its also really great for if you use a wheelchair because instead of having to have the bag on your lap which gets really annoying, uncomfortable and leaves less leg available to tan, you can hang it over the back and it wont fall off.

Beth…x

My haul

Today I stupidly went for a quick browse in New Look with no intention of buying anything. What a silly idea that was, half an hour later I left gaining 4 skirts and a lighter bank balance.

I’ve had my eye on this denim skirt for ages but every time I went in they never had my size. Today was my lucky day. This skirt will be great for a casual laid back look with flip flops and it has pockets. What more could a girl want. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a link for it on the new look website.

£14.99

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As I mentioned in my River Island wish list on Monday I have fancied a skater skirt for a while now. I decided to try this one on today and see what it looked like. I really like it and I plan on getting my moneys worth as it can be casual with espadrilles or dressed up with wedges.

£14.99

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I also picked up this black & white skater skirt only planning on buying this one or the previous light blue denim one, but unfortunately for my bank balance I fell in love with both of them. This one would look great with black tights though for when it gets cooler again.

£12.99

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I’ve seen midi skirts everywhere and I really wasn’t sure about them but I can say I am now a massive fan. Being as short as I am (5″3 just) whenever I buy maxi skirts they are always too long and I trip over them. This midi skirt caught my eye. I love the colour and the pattern and it is great for days when I want slightly more coverage but still want to show off my pretty toenails.

£14.99

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So which one is your favourite and what is your favourite skirt style at the moment?

Beth…x