Sunday, 12 February 2012

Today I bought #16

maroon cardigan: h&m
cream jumper: topshop
knotted dress: stylestalker
blouse: topshop
sequin top: topshop
earrings: topshop
belt: topshop
blusher: mac gingerly
lipgloss: mac fashion whim

As you can see I've been a little naughty lately and my bank balance has taken quite a bashing. In my defence it has been my birthday so it's all in good reason! Obviously I didn't buy all of this today but just thought I'd put it all under one post as it's easier. I bought the maroon cardigan yesterday, kept seeing it in H&M every time I went into the shop and it's a really nice soft knit for £29.99. The cream jumper is kind of similar to my American Apparel one but the knit is more loose and the yarn has a slight 'wet look' sheen to it. I really like the rolled up sleeves and it was priced at £36 which is pretty standard for a Topshop knitwear piece these days. I mentioned in another post that I'd bought the Stylestalker knot dress from Selfridge's the other day that I'd featured in one of my first 'Lusting after' posts. I've liked this dress for ages and it has a slightly mottled grey/ nude effect print which looks better in person. It was £90 which I do think is a little over-priced for a t-shirt dress but the fabric is really good quality and I had vouchers so it didn't feel so bad...

The blouse I bought as a sort of staple item just to wear under thick jumpers during the cold weather. Everyone needs a white blouse in their wardrobe as they come in really useful and this one was £30. I really like multi-glitter at the moment so I bought this crop top today to wear mainly on nights out but I guess you could get away with wearing it to a nice restaurant or something. It was £40 which I think is alright considering the item is really well made, no snags or signs of beadwork falling off so I was happy to pay the price. The studded nude waist belt I picked up on a whim and then ended up really liking it when I tried it on with a dress. We all know what I'm like when it comes to any nude/ gold combinations plus it matches my Vectra slippers and was only £22.

Right, nearly there! I also bought some new mac products, my blusher is too shiny so I bought this matte ginger tone one which is the perfect shade for my skin tone and stays on well. I recently bought the mac lipstick 'sweet sunrise' and 'fashion whim' is pretty much the lipgloss equivalent so I wear this one top just to add some shine on a night out. Lastly, I bought these cross earrings for £10 as they've got me written all over them and my Urban Outfitters ones are completely battered. I'm heading back to Leeds tomorrow so plan on spending the rest of my night packing, hope everyone's had a good weekend!


  1. Ooh lovely, hope you had a good bday!

  2. such good buys! i love the blouse, hope you enjoyed your birthday x