Sunday, 1 July 2012

June Purchases- Clothing

Over the past month I have been severely neglecting my blog. Yes, I’ll admit it…… and now I think its about time I fill you in with the ongoings, and all the nice bits and pieces I’ve picked up over the past month!

So first of all, I turned 18! It was all a bit crazy, and I had quite a bit of money floating around so I thought why not go shopping! This post is just going to include a few of my favourite clothes items that I acquired over my birthday celebrations, and I will be posting another blog with all the cosmetic items I have acquired also!

My favourite item I bought is my denim bodycon Topshop dress, I absolutely love it. I saw it online a few months ago and fell in love with it straight away, but was too scared to buy it in case I couldn’t pull it off! But just after my birthday  I tried it on and knew I just had to have it. I love it and have worn it on about three nights out already! However, because it is denim, it loses its shape quite quickly and I have found that it needs washing inbetween wears so that its shape is retained. A bit of a hassle I know, but I’m too in love with the dress to complain! It cost me £40, not too shabby for a Topshop dress really and I know I’ll be wearing it a lot over the coming months. Here I am on the far right wearing the dress, also the photo underneath has shoddy lighting and I apologize, but my dress is currently in the wash!

I also finally got dragged into Urban Outfitters! For some strange reason, I had never been in the store before. Overall the store is more expensive than Topshop, and I think that’s why I have never been brave enough to go in. Within 5 seconds of stepping in the door,  I wanted to buy everything. EVERYTHING. I limited it down to three items though, two for me and one for my mum, who’s birthday is also around the same time as mine.

I ended up buying this feather/aztec printed cropped t-shirt which is really beautiful, and I’ve been tucking it into high wasted shorts. Its really comfortable and not too baggy, but it did cost me £28 which I think is slightly pricey for your average cropped t-shirt, but hey ho! 

I also bought a really cute Aztec print watch. I’m not a big watch wearer really, but this is so cute I’ve been wearing it every day! I wear it in combination with my two favourite bracelets from Topshop, and they make a great little trio. It was in the sale thankfully, I think it was about £16 normally but I picked it up for £8- a lovely little bargain there! I’ve been wearing it every day,  I really am in love with it! 

The third item I picked up in Urban Outfitters is a bit random, but it was perfect for my Mum as an extra birthday present. The book is called 1,001 albums to listen to before you die, it cost me £20 but it is AMAZING. The shop do a great selection of books, and although it was a little pricey the book is massive! Me and my Mum are massive music fans, it’s a bit of a dorky passion if you ask me but I would like to say that we are musically educated and I knew she would enjoy reading it! Its currently sitting on our coffee table, and loads of people have looked through it when visiting our house!

Two of my best girl friends put together and bought me a few bits for my birthday, my favourite of which is these River Island high waisted Union Jack shorts! Very patriotic if you ask me, I’ve been wearing it with the Urban Outfitters cropped t-shirt and they are such a cute pairing. The only thing that slightly annoys me about these shorts is that they are buttoned all the way up and they are such a hassle getting on and off. I know a lot of high waisted shorts are like this, but Topshop do some of theirs with zips and I find that so much easier! I really do love these shorts though, my friends have good taste if you ask me…..

So overall I’ve picked up a few good items over my birthday, I have picked up some amazing cosmetics which I will be doing a post about in the next few days so let me know if you’d like to read it! My birthday has been amazing, turning 18 has brought with it lots of alcohol and fun times, and that’s alright with me! Also, A-level exams are now over so I can spend a lot more time dedicated to my little blog, posting about the things which I love the most.

One last thing, I also went to see Coldplay a week after my birthday! It had such a brilliant time I just had to drop it into the blog because I want to share it with the world! They were amazing live, even better then than on the album. It was all a bit strange actually, as I only found out I was going three days before the actual concert, and I don’t think the tickets were overly expensive so if you are a Coldplay fan I would definitely recommend going! We also got Xylobands, which are free wristbands which lit up in time with the music! AMAZING!

So, what do you guys think of my recent purchases?  Have you gone into Urban Outfitters and spent more than you initially planned to? And are you interested in reading a cosmetic-y post with NARS, MAC and everything else? Let me know!



  1. Ahh you went to see Coldplay?! I am soo jealous!! Great post by the way :)


    1. I love the feather Urban Outfitters top, it's so nice!

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  2. I love that feather aztec top from Urban Outfitters, it is so nice!

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  3. That watch is so cute! and I love your spiked bracelet too :)
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  4. LUV your Union Jack shorts!

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  5. love that cropped top. you're right. urban outfitters can be SO expensive and overpriced but it does have some lovely, lovely things :) x

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