At the moment I am doing a fashion buying course in London which has been so much fun and I have met some really lovely girls and definitely learnt a few new things. The course in right on Oxford Street which means that in our lunch break and afterwards and have managed to do a little bit of shopping! I was in desperate need of a few holiday things like bikinis and sunhats before I go on holiday on Sunday and I honestly thought this was going to be a small haul until I went through everything that I had bought! I think collectively shopping is a lot worse than going on on massive shopping spree because it does feel like you buying very much each time unit you get everything home and realise you’ve basically bought a whole new summer wardrobe plus accessories! Anyway, lets get into what I picked up.
Well, at least it all looks pretty together! I should probably not go shopping in a while though!
Accessorize has an amazing sale on at the moment with up to 50% off a huge range of products, so I definitely recommend checking them out. I picked up these beautiful summery jewellery pieces. I had had my eye one to drop earrings for ages so I was so happy when I found them. I also got these beautiful sterling silver midi rings. I have wanted midi rings for so long but I couldn’t find any nice plain silver ones that would go with the elephant ring that I wear on a daily basis, so now I am just in love with these. Think the will look much nicer when I paint my nails though. I also picked up a couple of earring sets and a couple of bracelet sets but I’m not sure if I am going to keep these for myself or save them as presents for friends. Although they are all so pretty I don’t know if I will be able to let them go!
Everything in this picture is from Forever 21 which is a store that I love but find it really difficult to get to as I don’t have one close by. So when I do get there I get very excited! There is a little bit of a neutral theme going on here but I think both the skirt and the shorts would looks great with anything from a white top to a pattered one.
One of the things that I was desperate to get before I got to Spain in a couple of days was a sunhat. I really like the straw trilby hats and I’ve seen them everywhere but I’ve never found one that lived up to the image that I had in my head! I honestly can’t believe how lucky I got with this one, it’s got a navy band, the two shade is a little different and I think it looks much more expensive than the £10 it actually was. One of the things that I was desperate to get before I got to Spain in a couple of days was a sunhat. I really like the straw trilby hats and I’ve seen them everywhere but I’ve never found one that lived up to the image that I had in my head! I honestly can’t believe how lucky I got with this one, it’s got a navy band, the two shade is a little different and I think it looks much more expensive than the £10 it actually was. I also picked up a pair of sunglasses as you can never have enough sunglasses and I really love the shape and look of these ones.
Pyjamas seem to always be a constant struggle for me. I never want to spend money on them as no one is really going to see them so I end up wearing gross Pjs that are too small and don’t match. These were on sale and I though they would be great for this holiday when people will be seeing me in pyjamas. Also I get really hot at night in the summer no matter how many windows I open and these are a really light cool material.
I was in desperate need to some smarter flats to wear with dresses when heels aren’t really appropriate. I love both of these but right now I’m just obsessed with the glitter ones, I honestly can’t get over how pretty they are! These were both really reasonably priced and you can find the glitter ones here and the grey ones here.
On my fashion course I was put in a group of three and one of the girls in my group had come all the way from America to do the course. So after I head that we heard that she had never been to Primark that is exactly were we headed during our lunch break and as she said “we took her Primark virginity!” While in Primark I picked up this blue bikini for only £4. I not totally sure about the colour and I don’t know if it even fits because I couldn’t be bothered to try it on! But I am going on holiday in 3 days and I basically have no nice bikinis that fit me and I did a H&M order a while ago but it still hasn’t arrived yet. I also bought this tiny little satchel bag for only £6. I thought it was a total bargain and was really cute and I think it will come in really useful on holiday when you are wondering around but don’t want to be carrying a load of stuff.
My new Topshop bikini that I just thing is beautiful. I love the shape of the top and the pretty scalloped detail on the edges. And it’s navy, even better!
Love me a bit of star print, so this H&M bikini was right up my street. It also fits me so well and is really flattering.
Yes, another navy bikini! This one is also from H&M and again it just fits me perfectly. I think that for their price H&M do very well on the bikini front.
Hope you enjoyed reading this rather long haul post! Everything that I bought should still be in stores at the moment if it isn’t a sale item. But I hope that you are making the most of the sales out there because there really are some great ones! Although I think maybe I need to step away from the shops for a while! Being in Spain and lying on a beach will probably do me a lot of good for that exact reason! Although maybe I’ll find some cute stuff in Spain… 😛 xx