Monday, 16 February 2015

♡ Huge Haul: Topshop, ASOS, Zara, New Look, River Island and More! ♡

 Huge Haul 

Before I start my haul I just want to clarify that these items were purchased over the space of a few weeks with money I worked for over the Christmas holidays which I saved. Most of these items were purchased for my trip to Amsterdam on the 23rd February which I am extremely excited for!!

Beginning with one of my favourite shops, Zara, I finally got the iconic Eye Print Dress that I have been after for ages, the style fits me perfectly due to my height and the neoprene material is so soft and cool which would be great for the summer. I purchased this online for only £25, which is extremely good in comparison to others due to it being genuine and not a replica. 

Carrying on with the neoprene theme, when I was in Norwich on Valentines with my boyfriend, I looked around Topshop and spotted a beautiful blue coat, only to be disheartened by the £80 price tag that came along with it but soon found that in Zara he spotted the exact same in the sale for only £29.99. I knew that there wasn't going to be another chance to get a coat of this high value for this cost, especially due to the fact its neoprene, so knew I had to purchase it. I will be taking both of these items to Amsterdam with me as I think their quirkiness would fit in wonderfully!

For some reason I have decided to photograph these all in a random collection so bare with me if they're all a bit all over the place haha. Also in Norwich I went to River Island and Primark. I don't normally shop in River Island as their sizing doesn't fit me properly but when I saw this cute cropped tee I had to buy it. For some reason the simplicity and New York aspect of it reminded me of Rachel Green from Friends, one of my ultimate style icons. I also rarely shop in Primark as I can't cope with the messiness and chaos of it but as we had time to spare we decided to take a look. For the past week or so on various blogs and Instagram posts I have seen many people purchasing these simple black slip-ons from Primark and they seemed perfect for summer for the beach or for everyday wear. When I found them, and realised the were only £8 I didn't even hesitate to buy them. Although they're not everyone's cup of tea, for slip-on shoes they're ideal and ridiculously comfy! 

I'm always that person that falls for the impulse buys so when queuing for the tills I saw these jogging shorts (which I use at sleep/beach shorts) for only £3, and considering I've been trying to find comfy sleep shorts for ages, especially now Amsterdam is so close, I thought that I may as well pick up a few pairs whilst I was there! 

I was also surprised to see this Coachella style crotchet crop top on the rails of Primark. I have wanted one of these for years, Vanessa Hudgens fueling my need for one whenever she posts her throw back photos from Coachella, so I needed to buy this before they were all gone. This was only £10, a bargain compared to what they would charge in other stores. I absolutely love this top as it never goes out of style and its perfect for summer, festivals and beach days and could even be paired with a pair of the jogging shorts for when I'm down the beach or on holiday!
The last thing I purchased from Primark were these adorable tan cut out shoes. I need a new pair of shoes for college for when the weather starts to get better and these would be perfect for that. I was torn between the two colours, tan and black, but decided to buy the tan colour as it seemed more summery but as they're so comfy I might be tempted to go back and purchase the black alternatives also. They were only £12 so for a good, sturdy pair of shoes that are super comfortable to walk in that seemed extremely reasonable to me. 
I also nipped in to New Look to get some nude, sheer tights and when queuing, once again I was drawn in by the impulse buys with this canvas shopper. I love the quote as it made me laugh and I always need a bag like this for my sketchbooks at college. This was a steal at only £2.50, it wasn't even in any sales!

In my town center we don't have many shops, only having New Look and a few others. When I went in quickly the other day for some bits and pieces for Amsterdam I found these Black and White patterned trousers. I love this style but can never find a pair that fit my leg length but risked it due to their price of only £14.99. I am so pleased that I purchased them as they are so comfy and the length isn't too short, which is what I was unsure of. They're made of an almost stretchy kind of fabric so when you put them on they instantly shape to your body which is extremely flattering. I have already worn these out and have actually been complimented by strangers which was both odd but comforting as now I know they don't look ridiculous on me. I plan to take these with me next week as they work well with a simple black high neck or a white cropped tee. I think these would be wearable in both the colder months as well as when it gets warmer. 
As originally intended, I went to New Look for nightwear but for some reason they didn't have any so I settled for a few slouchy tees that I could also wear as normal tees as well as sleepwear. I also took advantage of the 3 for £4 offer they had on their socks and purchased these adorable socks.

The last few things I got from New Look were a simple grey hoodie for £14,99, which is in the wash at the minute, and this striped blue shirt. I absolutely adore this shirt as its relaxed fit is perfect for both casual, lazy days and times where I want to going out and do things. I was attracted to it as it seemed great for days at college when I don't know what to wear and I can just throw something on. Although its quite sheer, you can get away with wearing a crop or cami underneath or wear it undone over another top, a great look for the Spring/Summer seasons. I can't wait to wear this as I think it is so versatile and will work with so many looks. I'm not entirely sure how much this cost as I cant remember but if I recall it was around £19.99 which is a good price for a shirt of such high quality.

I couldn't take a trip to Norwich and not visit Topshop so whilst I was there I purchased this adorable underwear in the 3 for £10 deal. I find the cat ones hilarious and couldn't not get them! I have always loved the Topshop underwear as they're so comfy and such good value for money. My only issue is the sizing as I'm a different size in the different styles which is so annoying as I always forget! I also purchased a high neck over-sized navy jumper but as I wore that yesterday I stupidly put it in the wash before photographing it. 

Being an A Level Photography student has its perks as it gives me an excuse to pick up these adorable disposable cameras for the Amsterdam Trip. They were on offer in Boots for 2 for £8.50, which to me is quite expensive but I cant complain as I will have memories that will last forever thanks to them. I love the retro pattern to them because they just look so pretty. I have a collection of cameras, both film and digital, already so these would be a lovely and decorative addition to my collection.  
I have an obsession with online shopping, which was settled with this ridiculous ASOS sales order which came to only £15! I found this Red Ribbed Crop Top for only £3, this Black Cross Over Crop for only £4 and and these bras for £8 for all three! I was so so so pleased with this as I have been after a triangle bra for ages and to find them for less than £4 was incredible. I just cant wait for the summer so I can get a chance to wear all these without turning into an ice cube. I have paired the Red Crop already with a pair of ripped jeans from Topshop as I love the 90's vibe they have. 
I absolutely love love love the triangle bras as being someone who isn't exactly blessed in that department, they are so flattering and delicate and I cant wait to purchase more in the future!

The last product in my haul is the one and only, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Brow Pencil in the shade Medium Brown. I have been after this beauty product for ages after seeing so many positive reviews on it and 
after debating for so long I finally reached into my pocket to get it. I am so pleased with this product as although I never overdone my brows anyway, this helps shape and add more definition, creating a strong brow. I purchased this off of the website for £15.50 with free P&P. 

That is the end of my haul and I would just like to say that I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day and got to spend it with their loved ones because I was lucky enough to get that chance and I loved every minute of it.
Thank you!


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