25 September 2016

somebody shop me now!

I mean stop me! :O/ I mistakenly thought going back to work would mean less spent as less time time to shop......I think I've blown that theory out of the window this week! ;0) 

Now...where to start? I'm going to work backwards and start with a little gem a uncovered in Zara yesterday whilst I was on a shopping expedition in Bristol. Over on Instagram there were lots of compliments and comparisons to Isabel Marant so I couldn't be happier with it!

The blouse was swiftly followed by another band tee purchase......I fear I've become slightly obsessed by these lately. This is my third in as many weeks.....band tees are the new Breton me-thinks! Another purchase I'm laying the blame firmly at the feet of my Indian Summer style crush....see this post here.

Here's a couple of things I bought and shared on Instagram on Friday. I bought the Topshop camo tote after seeing it sported by the lovely @teeclutter I knew it would make the perfect work bag as you can chuck everything in it and it can accomodate my lunch cool bag.....practical to a fault ehh?!

I also purchased this pair of Gap's vintage straight jeans. I've linked these jeans a few times as I've often been asked about a pair of old Gap real straight jeans that I hacked the hem off and these are very similar in style. Anyway when I popped into Gap I couldn't resist trying them as they were half price instore. I love them as an alternative to skinnies and so they came home with me.....and actually inspired another little DIY project as I hacked the hems off a pair of Zara jeans I bagged in the sale a couple of months back. I think it's fair to say that I filled my boots with straight legged jeans for the time being!

The next purchase was a bit of saga! I was after a pair of these Urban Outfitters ballet flats after seeing them on @littlespree. I assumed these would be easy to get my hands on in my local store which is Bath, sadly they only had small sizes left and there were none left in my size online.....however not one to be deterred I put in a call to the Bristol store who thankfully had them. Bless the dear husband as he was closer to Bristol than me and off he went to purchase them. He's a good 'un isn't he!

And finally there was an online purchase....another pair of shoes! I have leopard boots, leopard print trainers, courts and flats but nothing with a block heel so I took the liberty of ordering these. They are described as wide fit but they don't seem overly wide however the straps need a few more holes in as the are huge around the ankles. They will be keepers as long as I can sort that!

Phew.....well that was equivalent to doing a walk of shame. It's been a spendy couple of weeks hasn't it! I blame the fact that I'm now earning and then there's the small matter of my birthday in a couple of weeks.....those are my excuses anyway. Not that I've left anything for anyone to buy for my birthday.....actually that's a jolly good reason to keep on perusing this week. I could well be back with a little wish list next time! ;0)

The usual outfit round-up from the past few days..... 

Bax & Bay sweatshirt, £5 of every sale goes to charity see here
Gap utility trousers, past season alternative here
Converse, here

Primark Coca Cola top, past season alternative here
River Island leopard print skirt, here
Converse, here
Balenciaga bag, similar here

Zara shirt, here
Zara army trousers, past season, here
Urban Outfitters shoes, here
Anya Hindmarch Gracie bag, past season similar here
Topshop camo shopper, here

H&M jumpsuit, past season similar here
Urban Outfitters shoes, here
New Look jacket, here
Anya Hindmarch Gracie bag, past season similar here

H&M Black Sabbath t-shirt, here
Zara jeans, past season similar here
Urban Outfitters shoes, here
Anya Hindmarch Gracie bag, past season similar here

That concludes my shopping spree for this week. Is it just me or have you also been tempted by lots of new season loveliness lately......I would love to hear!

Wishing everyone a lovely start to the week, I'll be back in a few days.


  1. Anonymous25/9/16 21:07

    What size is your lovely Zara blouse please?

    1. Hi, I've got the small in the Zara blouse! Hope that helps xx

  2. Oooh those jeans are fab! I am after some more straight leg so will have to check them out. Been on a bit of a spree recently also so am taking a step back now and assessing what I have. Loving that Zara shirt also, stop tempting me please! X

  3. HA ha you have done well - and why not, you've earned the money! Glad the new job is working out. Congrats again xx