Clothes Show Haul | Blogmas Day 16

Hey Sweeties,

A couple of weeks ago I was incredibly lucky to win (via Twitter) two tickets to the Clothes Show and a 12-piece collection of makeup brushes, all courtesy of Nanshy. The brushes I will reveal to you in another post very soon but for now, I thought I would show you some of the things I picked up from the show because who doesn’t love a haul post?

What I love about the Clothes Show is while you might blow a bit of a hole in your purse, you’ll get a lot for your money as everything is either just really cheap or has been discounted for the show. None of the below cost me more than £10 each!

Clothes Show Haul

This dress cost me £5 & I really like it -can’t go wrong with stripes!

Clothes show Haul

My favourite find! This dress is from a brand called, Fearless Illustration

Clothes Show haul

Clothes Show haul

Unfortunately this dress is a little small but I still love the flamingo print

Clothes Show haul

I love this jumper! I bought another one in navy for Ian so on Christmas Day we have matching his ‘n hers jumpers!

I did so well to not pick up more makeup as recently I feel I have bought enough to not need more unless I really really need it. That being said, you can’t turn down a bargain when you see one! A couple of years ago when I went to the Clothes Show, Barry M were offering goody bags for £10 which included a makeup bag, a few polishes and a couple of their other products and they were doing the same again. While I am not as much of a fan of Barry M as I was back then, I still  enjoy their products, particularly their polishes and I was not let down with this year’s goody bag.

Clothes Show haul

Contents: Kohl pencil in silver; lip gloss in no.4; Glossy Tube super shiny lip gloss in no.6; liquid eyeliner in turquoise; eyeshadow in no.9 & 4. Polishes in: Forest 434; Rockstar 519; Jingle Bells 443; Paprika 450; Miami 523; Red Black 520.

Pretty Little Thing

I didn’t buy the above dress from the Clothes Show but it’s still new and I wore it to the show so I thought I would still add it into this post. It’s from an online brand called Pretty Little Thing and is from the Lucy Mecklenburgh collection; it’ll be such a staple over winter!

The Clothes Show is such a worth while day out, while I don’t feel it necessary to go every year, every couple of years I think is fine. But it’s definitely all about the shopping! While the main arena show is always brilliant and an integral part of the day, all the other time is spent shopping so go prepared to shop and with a fairly generous budget!

Did any of you guys go this year?

Until next time x



New Look, H&M, TK MAXX & Deichmann Fashion Haul

Hey Sweeties,

I admitted in a post last week that I have recently got a bit spendy in both beauty (here) and some new fashion pieces.

There have been a few things on my list of things I felt I needed to add to my wardrobe, but also I am mindful that my holiday with Trek America is very much on the horizon and although it’ll no longer be summertime here, it’ll still be hot over there!

The below haul is a mixture of sale & full price items from the high street.

Fashion haul

The fashion Haul

New Look Jumper

It’s a shame that there’s no such thing as casual Monday as this jumper from New Look would make an appearance in the office weekly!

New Look Playsuit

I love playsuits (despite their impracality sometimes) & this New Look one will be perfect for my holiday & was a total steal at £9!

TK MAXX patterned trousers

…If only I could rock a pair of patterned trousers every day of the week! I got this pair from TK MAXX & I love the fun element these bring to an outfit.

H&M long sleeveless shirt

Teamed up with a pair of skinny trousers, this H&M shirt can be dressed up or down

New Look Kimono

I love the summer trend for kimono’s right now & this one from New Look is beautiful & so easy to wear!

New look flower embossed pumps

I couldn’t resist the flower embossed detail on this pair of New Look trainer/pumps; so pretty!

New look Pink sandals

I snapped up this pair of sandals from New Look; I love the metal detail

Deichmann trainers

I can’t tell you how delighted I am with this pair of trainers from Deichmann -the leopard print detail is perfect for me!

New look Lemon Purse

I have had this fun lemon purse in my sights for months but with a bit of patience, I finally got it at a price I was willing to pay (£6.50)!

The grey t-shirt as seen on the very top photo on the right, is from H&M and is added to my wardrobe on the basis of being such a staple item. Grey is such a wearable colour!

Have you guys grabbed a bargain lately?

Until next time x


New Look Haul: Part 1

Hey Sweeties,

As you all know (or at least should do by now), I have recently changed roles and a new job means a new wardrobe and a chance to freshen up my (work) image; for the purpose of this post, means a great opportunity to go shopping!

New Look Haul

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George at Asda & MissGuided Fashion Haul

Fashion Haul

Hey Sweeties,

So it seemed only the other week I posted a haul on here… oh wait, I did (here)! But as the seasons begin to change so is my style and consequently my wardrobe so while I am still on a beauty purchasing ban during Lent, my attention and spending has turned to fashion…naturally.

Until recently, I had never purchased from but their constant Tweets advertising an additional 40% off sale items eventually got the better of me and I logged on and began browsing. I liked much of what I saw, not all of it was really stuff I would or could wear by which I mean, not my style/suitable for work, and I don’t really have a social life requiring little dresses. There’s also no point buying clothes for the sake of it, they ideally need to fill a gap in my wardrobe so when I stumbled upon the Asma Chunky Knit Check Cardigan in Monochrome, I was sold!

Asma Chunky knit cardigan Missguided

I was so pleased when it arrived that it fitted (this is in a size 12) and looked great (always hard to tell when the models are size 8!) and I love the overall style, particularly the leather patches on the shoulder. This will be a piece that can transition easily from winter to summer and with the 40% discount this went from being £22 to I think £13 -bargain!

One of the places I think people don’t quite appreciate for fashion are supermarkets, admittedly I am one too but actually the likes of Sainsbury’s (Tu), Tesco (F&F) and in this instance Asda (George), create perfectly affordable, wearable and quality clothing and accessories.

I have been after a stripey dress for ages and when in Asda recently I took the opportunity to browse the sale rails and stumbled upon one that almost fitted (on sight) my exact requirements but unfortunately it was too big and there weren’t any others available. So once more the internet came to my rescue and I was fortunately able to find it on George online.

Stripey dress George Asda

This isn’t the exact style of stripey dress I have been after but for a simple, basic everday/weekend dress this fits the bill and for £4, I can’t really complain!

While browsing, I also came across this grey, roll neck dress which wasn’t in the sale but at £12, it still hardly breaks the bank.

Roll Neck dress George Asda

I haven’t really got anything like this as although I don’t wear tight, figure hugging clothes, I do generally buy and wear clothing with more of a structured fit to them. Saying that, I do really love this much for the same reasons as my other George purchase as it’s simple, very wearable and good quality.

Can you guys recommend me any other online sites similar to Missguided and Asos? I love hitting the high street but I can never buy anything too distinctive to one place i.e. to Primark, Miss Selfridge as I like to not follow the masses (as they say) so I can only buy basic items that don’t instantly scream where they are from. Being also in my later twenties, I find -particularly recently- a lot of high street fashion to be very young, for instance crops tops aren’t really suitable to my age range (although that doesn’t stop some!). On my Twitter and Instagram I always here of online sites but to be honest I never know where to start really so any tips and prods in the right direction will be much appreciated 😉

Until next time x


New Look and Primark Fashion Haul

Fashion haul

Hey Sweeties,

So as promised, here is part 2 of my recent haul, part one (beauty) can be read here. Essentially I went to two places –New Look and Primark but the New Look was situated within a local Outfit store so it’s amazing really I only came out with three items and all from the same brand (and in a sale)!

I am definitely in the midst of a wardrobe overhaul and in doing so I am re figuring out my own personal style and exploring some different looks, but more on this another time.

Anyway, here is what I have recently purchased…

Fashion haul

New Look heeled sandals, £7

Primark pumps, £5

New Look top, £5

New Look Skirt, £7

New Look sandals

New Look Sandals

I love these sandals, I saw them on the website the night before but not in my size so I desperately hoped a size 6 would still available in store and to my luck there was! I’ll be honest though, although actually very comfortable, they aren’t the greatest for walking in and a night of dancing is a definite no… but I still love them. The detail is really in the gold buckle around the ankle but the beauty of these sandals is in their simplicity and that they can be worn with pretty much anything.

New Look top

The top (seen above) was an instant hit and a total bargain for £5! It’s a very light, polyester, loose fitting vest type top that asides from being ideal for when the weather (eventually) gets warmer, can transition smoothly from day to night, work to weekend, smart to casual; A top for all occassions!

Fashion Haul

Similar to the top, the skirt doesn’t only inject some summer colour into the mix, it is another item that can transition across numerous occassions. From the image above, all three items work well together and definitely an outfit for any summer socials whether that be for work or with friends.

As for the pumps, I am always needing to refresh and replace my flats so Primark for me is the place to go and never lets me down!


Until next time x

PS. Lent update: going well, still avoiding any beauty purchasing!