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

River Island Accessories Lust List

I’ve spent way too much money recently so decided to go on a bit of a spending ban but of course now that I can’t spend any money I want to buy everything. Luckily the thought of saving up for summer holidays is keeping me strong. Just be prepared for lots of wishlists and lust lists over the next few months.

So here’s what I am lusting after in River Island at the moment.

The pale pink quilted bag is gorgeous although it would be perfect if it had a longer strap. I couldnt decide which colour of the snake print bags I preferred. I think I’m leaning more towards the blue.

I’m obsessed with cat eye sunglasses after buying a pair last summer and these 3 are gorgeous colours. I adore the light green pair but I’m not a massive fan of brown lenses but the pink pair are perfect.

Pale pinks seem to be everywhere at the moment and I’m not normally a pastel girl but I am loving them this year. The black tote bag would never happen but I do love it, its the perfect size and would go with everything.

River Island Accessories Wish List

1. Light Pink Quilted Underarm Bag £28

2. Blue Leather Snake Satchel £45

3.  Pink Leather Snake Satchel £45

4. Black Cat Eye Sunglasses £13

5. Light Green Cat Eye Sunglasses £10

6. Light Pink Cat Eye Sunglasses £10

7. Cream Contrast Panel Doctors Bag £40

8. Light Pink Chain Trim Bowler Bag £37

9. Black Leather Metal Trim Tote Bag £80

What are you lusting after at the moment?

Beth…x

River Island Kimono Wishlist

I am in love with the kimono trend. They make you look like you made way more effort with your outfit than you actually did. They can be casual or dressed up and they’re super comfy. I tried on Number 1 today and was so tempted to buy it as its gorgeous, even though Im not normally a flowers person, but I’m trying to save some pennies at the moment. I also tried on number 4 but wasn’t sure about the tassels. It did look really nice though.
 
River Island Kimono Wishlist
 

1. Black Floral Print Kimono £35

2. Black Abstract Embellished Trim Kimono £40

3. Black Embellished Trim Kimono £35

4. Pink Floral Oriental Longline Kimono £40

5. Blue Tiger Print Satin Burnout Kimono £40

Are you a kimono fan?
Which one out of the 5 do you prefer?
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

River Island Wish list

Well its nearly 4am here and I have terrible insomnia and can’t sleep so I decided to browse the internet. I found myself on River Islands site and lusting after a few items so here’s what I am wishing I could spend my money on.

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I’m not normally a long skirt kind of girl but I love this one. The zip makes the black skirt stand out and I love the slit at the front. I would definitely convert to long skirts for this one.

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I do not need another bag. I hope if I keep telling myself this I won’t spend money on yet another bag that I really didn’t need. But this bag is gorgeous. I love the colour and the style. I just love everything about it. I need this bag in my life.

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These shoes are gorgeous. I love wedges as they are so much comfier than other heels. These are a gorgeous colour which would look great with a tan and make my legs look so good. Unfortunately I have so many pairs of wedges that I can only wear if I’m out in my wheelchair so that I don’t injure myself.  That doesn’t stop me dreaming about these shoes.

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I love this bracelet. It’s so delicate and simple. You could wear this every day as it would go with everything. I may have to buy this as its only £3.00.

I normally wear bodycon mini skirts (I have 22 of them) but I’ve seen these skater skirts a lot recently and I really want to try one. I normally wear black on my top half so this pink skirt would brighten up my outfit.

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I really need that bag and those shoes in my life. The things I would do to own them. Now to attempt sleep and dream of strutting my stuff in those shoes & rocking that arm candy.

Sorry for the poor picture quality I’m tired and my laptop is not co-operating.

Beth…x