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!
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.