Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Summer Sale Haul

I've had no self control this week in terms of giving in to spending on clothes (maybe the heat's got to me), I've got to curb my spending for the rest of the summer to gear me up for my second year at uni! 
It always seems to be sods law that when you need to save money you see tonnes of stuff you love that's relatively affordable but when you need to buy a specific outfit or have an allowance for clothes, there's an abundance of desirable stuff! I went shopping the other day with my best friend, intending not to spend money but I couldn't help myself with some of the stuff I saw and convinced myself at the time that the purchases were justified because I'm working.
I haven't bought many accessories for ages as I think I'm quite particular about what I like but here's my haul of accessories.


Turquoise Aztec Ring £2 New Look
Tortoiseshell Necklace £3 New Look
Wishbone Necklace £1.99 eBay
Skull Bangle £0.99 eBay

I LOVE tortoiseshell accessories as you can see from the sunglasses and necklace; the sunglasses flip up and have such a cute retro feel. The sun better come back so I can wear them though as it's been chucking it down all day, as I'm sure the most of the UK has. I've seen a gorgeous tortoishell clutch in H&M that I wanted so badly but refrained from buying it because of its price tag. I'm not the biggest necklace gal but have always been a fan of the circular style and so grabbed this necklace with both hands at £3! 
The turquoise ring's been added to my collection. I probably wear rings the most accessory-wise but lose them all too often on nights out and loathe myself the next day!
You may have noticed I buy the majority of my accessories from eBay; there's nothing more satisfying than uncovering ace bargains online. Although I definitely have to be in the mood to scour the internet and create search after search, it pays off doing this every now and again. I've also a few more accessories from eBay on their way from China at bargain prices which I'll be sure to post about when they arrive.

Fashion Union's existence had completely slipped my mind til my friend showed me some bits she got from their sale. I impulsively bought a few bits from their sale that evening and regretted it straight away, feeling slightly guilty of my lack of spending resistance but upon their arrival I 100% retracted these feelings. I went a bit mad on the monochrome front this week but I thought I'd jump further onto the ever-growing monochrome bandwagon. I love how the monochrome bomber jacket and trousers match somewhat, I hope I'll be brave enough to wear them together.


Monochrome Cami £5 Primark
Monochrome Chiffon Bomber Jacket £10 Fashion Union
Navy Disco Shiny Skirt £10 Fashion Union
Monochrome White Stripe Trousers £7 Next
Blue Grunge Tee £4 Primark

I've always liked disco leggings and pants but have never bought a pair because of how popular they've become and because I don't think they'd suit my short average frame. Seeing this disco skirt though on the other hand was calling my name figure and money wise!
I should think I'll post about some of these items in the future, more so in outfits and everyday life. 
x

26 comments:

  1. Everything was such a bargain, have to check out cool EBay stuff like this!Feel free to check out our blog if you have time x
    http://looklovewear.blogspot.com

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    1. You definitely should:) Love your blog x

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  2. I just discovered your blog from your comment on Chlo-Lea's blog, and I'm so glad I did! :) I love meeting other eighteen-year-old bloggers too! I don't see too many bloggers our age, as most are either younger or older!

    Oh my goodness I am OBSESSED with your new sunglasses! *_* They're so retro and cute, and I've always wanted a pair like those! I recently got a pair of sunnies but it broke already within a few uses! :( So I'm on the search for some new cute, retro-esque sunglasses! Do you have any suggestions on Ebay? I don't order too frequently from there, but there are a lot of nice things on there!

    And your turquoise aztec ring is just gorgeous! <3 I recently got a similar ring on my vacation and I love wearing to add a pop of color, and it really gives your outfit a bohemian vibe too. I love it!

    To be honest, I've never been into disco leggings eitther because I'm very petite and my frame is rather too muscular to pull off the disco pants look. I didn't know there were disco skirts though... that's awesome! :) I can't wait to see how you style them!

    I'm your newest follower! <3 Hoping we can stay in touch!

    xooxo
    Kelsey
    http://RunawayInLA.com

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    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment, replying in depth on your blog!:)xx

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  3. I know how you feel, I'm on a spending ban for clothes at the moment and I'm finding it so hard, so many nice things around at the moment! Love your sunglasses though, I'm also a big fan of the tortoiseshell accessory :) x

    | Taxi for Jackson |

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    1. Definitely agree, hard to resist!xx

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  4. Never apologise for an essay comment haha! I'm guilty of doing the same and think that its great stringing sentences together! I love tortoiseshell, its the epitome of vintage and those sunglasses are amazing.. you did extremely well bargain wise! My trade secret is that I hardly ever buy something unless its a bargain to begin with, extremely pretty/unique, or in the sale... I can never bring myself to buy, say, a £45 dress if its not that special or I know that come the end of the month, it'll be down to £10! :P I'm also a fan of the short sleeved shirt - how have I never heard of fashion union before?! :) x

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    1. Ahah bless you! Definitely agree with you, I never part with a lot of money for one item!xx

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  5. Love all the jewellery and the monochrome pieces are fab

    Kylie @ lazy2lovely.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I love tortoiseshell too! That necklace is gorgeous and such a bargain! I really love the little short sleeve shirt too. So feminine and chic. I'm a huge fan of monochrome so everything you bought is right up my street.

    http://tshirtsandtea.blogspot.co.uk x

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    1. Thank you! Me too, I'm planning on doing a monochrome post later!:) Lovely to hear from you, your blog is great x

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  7. Hi what a cute nice blog honey you have.....My name si Marie I am a Blogger based in italy and I was wandering if we could follow each other GFC bloglovin
    Let me know I will ollow back as always! Love Marie.
    Today new post about my Iphone case Just Cavalli

    oxoxoxo
    Marie

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    1. Hi Marie, thank you for your comment, followed you with gfc and bloglovin x

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  8. Hi! I like your blog and I was wondering if you would like to follow each other :)

    ♥Stacey Nguyen
    www.trendyoutings.com

    I also have a giveaway (about $160 worth of stuff!)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaPpWl2rNYo

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    1. Thank you, checking your blog out now x

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  9. Hi girl I just found your blog and I love it! This is a similar soul of mine. Great clothing pieces you have ;)
    I follow you via GFC

    xxx
    Laura
    http://thecreativeshoot.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Lovely to hear from you, thank you followed x

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  10. Follow you back honey thanks <3 can we follow also FB and twitter? I will do the same let me know
    www.mariezamboli.com

    oxoxoxo
    Marie

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  11. love the skull bangle! let me know if you want to follow each other. :)

    louboutinsandlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, popping over to your blog now:)x

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  12. Great finds - love the Fashion Union shirt:)

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  13. I love all the accessories :3
    http://kimaitabar.blogspot.co.nz/

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  14. just to let you know i've followed you on GFC :)
    haven't checked this post out and i'm glad i did, because ebay does actually sell pretty neat things like the sunglasses and the wishbone necklace! x

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