Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Today I bought #41

tartan coat: river island
contrast mac coat: topshop
grey jumper: american apparel
cream quilted jumper: zara
cream embellished jumper: zara
jeans: topshop
bandage dress: french connection (sample sale)
sequin dress: french connection (sample sale)
lipstick: mac 'pure zen'
eyeshadow palette: Clarins 'Odyssey' palette
mascara: Yves Saint Laurent 'Shocking' mascara
trainers: topshop

Excuse the bad quality/ creased clothing featured in most of these photographs! I am not used to doing my own ironing and yet to find a good spot in my flat to photograph my new items where I can hang them up properly as well. As you can see, I've been on quite the spend since I've moved down to my defence these have been purchased over the last month and it's so hard being surrounded by the best shops all the time.

I bought two new Winter coats as travelling around London can often be quite chilly - I love the tartan coat with the fur stole, it's so comfortable and easy to wear. As much as I love the cream Mac style coat I've only worn it once so I'm considering returning it, seems a lot for £72 if I'm not wearing it religiously. I've also bought quite a few jumpers as the office I work in is absolutely freezing. My favourite has to be the cream embellished Zara jumper which I featured in my previous blog post. I also love the grey AA fisherman jumper which has flecks of colour within the yarn, I've wanted it for ages and finally bit the bullet last week. Since working at French Connection I've attended a few sample sales where you can get dresses like these for £10 whereas they are usually worth at least £120 in the shop. I have bought a few more than this but haven't had the time to photograph them all! At least my outfits for my next few nights out towards Xmas are sorted!

I always find that all my make-up runs out at the same time and I hate spending money on it but it has to be done! I swear my this YSL mascara, it stays on my eyes really well, never clumps and lasts a lifetime which is good enough for me. I also love this new Mac 'Pure Zen' lipstick, it's the perfect nude/ light coral shade which I have searched for over the years at Mac but they never seemed to produce a shade like this before. I'm pretty sure they've all sold out now as it was a limited collection but you could still try online. I'm not really a 'trainer' girl and tend to wear boots or pumps during the day so these were a bit of an impulse buy but I've actually worn them quite a lot. I love the colour of the leather with the matching stud detailing and sometimes running around London requires this type of footwear!


  1. oo love the look of that clarins palette!


  2. i love those shoes!!


  3. Ah i love the tartan fur coat, it looks really warm too!! :)

    Alicja xoxo

  4. I am in love with the two coats!


    1. My favourite mascara! x

  5. great haul :)I also bought the ZEN PURE

  6. the sequin dress from french connection is really stunning!

  7. You're so lucky to work at french connection I've wanted a spotlight dress for ages now but they're so expensive. The dresses you have are gorgeous! xx