Sunday, 14 July 2013

Holiday Haul


While I was in the UK I did a fair bit of shopping, so now I'm back home with more time on my hands, I decided to do a haul post showing what I bought. As usual I went to Forever 21, Primark and New Look, since the first two of those we don't have over here and I always go a bit nuts when I shop there! Please bear in mind these photos were taken using my phone camera, which doesn't have a timer so the only way I could do it was to hold it out in front of me, press the shutter and hope for the best. Anyway, let the haul commence:

Rust-coloured shorts from Forever 21

I set out wanting to get some red shorts, but when I saw these rust-coloured ones in Forever 21 I just had to have them - also they were a bargain in the sale.

 Keep Calm is Overrated top from Forever 21

Now I'm a huge fan of all this 'Keep calm and...' business. 'Keep Calm and May the Odds be Ever in Your Favour', 'Keep Calm and Don't Blink', 'Keep Calm and Eat a Cupcake' - not forgetting the original 'Keep Calm and Carry On', so I love this top so much!

Green Plaid Shirt from Forever 21

I already have one checked shirt, in red, but this green one is such a lovely material - really lightweight and summery. I got it in a slightly bigger size as it's so comfy and works well with the oversized look.

Galaxy Print Leggings from Forever 21

This is probably my favouritest purchase of all time! I have wanted galaxy leggings for so, so long (ask anyone), and gone to so many different shops to look for them, so when I saw these in Forever 21 I practically sprinted across the shop!

Eastern top from New Look

This looks a bit creased on the photo because hey, I just unpacked it yesterday and it's the kind of lightweight material which creases really easily. It's so summery and has these amazing elephants on it, I love it so much.

Heart Patterned Dress from New Look 

I really needed some new summer dresses, and I was so happy to find this one in New Look, at £12 reduced from £25! I liked it so much I got two.

Blue Paisley Dress from New Look

The second dress I bought in New Look, I just love the cornflower blue colour with the paisley pattern. It's so summery and can easily be dressed up or down.

I actually got two more tops in New Look, but I've already worn them so they're currently somewhere in the vastly complex network that is the laundry system in my house, so I haven't included them here.

Denim Dungarees & American Flag top from Primark

I desperately wanted to get some new dungarees, as the ones I have don't really fit that well, and I wasn't disappointed when I found these in Primark. They're a little baggy since the smallest size was an 8, but I'm really pleased with them. I also got this American flag print top which goes quite nicely underneath.

Maxi Skirt from Primark

This maxi skirt was quite impossible to get a decent photo of, so in the end I just took a snap of the pattern. I already have about 3 maxi skirts, but I love this one as it's so colourful and ideal for summer.

Cream Shirt from Primark

There's not much to say about this shirt, it's quite simple and plain, but hopefully also versatile. I think it would look nice with the buttons done up and tucked into a high-waisted skirt, or just worn over a simple top.

Black Lace top from Primark

This is a fairly awful photo, of both me and the top, but never mind. I have this top in white too, and I love it to death. It's a great alternative to a cardigan as despite the holes it has a really soft, velvety feel, so it's actually quite warm and cosy.

Basic Tops from Primark

I got a few basic tank tops in Primark, in pale pink, white, turquoise and black & white polka dots.

More random stuff from Primark

I also got some tights (may as well get them cheap as I invariably ladder them within the first ten minutes of wearing them), a flower headband and a plain black umbrella to fend off the rain.

Stars and Stripes Leggings from M&Co

Hooray for patterned leggings! I found these in the kids section of M&Co, and decided they were a must, as I've wanted a pair of these for quite a while. Sadly just a little too late for 4th of July!

Agatha Christie novels from Amazon

I didn't actually buy these when I went shopping, but I thought I'd include them here anyway. I absolutely love my Agatha Christies (I have 24 now), and I read them at a rate of knots. I got 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles', 'Mrs McGinty's Dead' and 'Appointment with Death'. I finished the latter yesterday night (or was it this morning?) - it was thoroughly satisfying and I'd definitely recommend it to any Christie fans.

I also got this book, 'The Boy Who Could See Demons', which looks highly interesting. Apparently it's similar to 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time', which I admit didn't exactly thrill me, but nevertheless has won countless awards.

I hope this was mildly interesting, let me know if you want to know the price of anything or if you're read 'The Boy Who Could See Demons'.



  1. Yup, the floral headband is exactly the same as mine, aha xD omg, those two dresses from New Look, I. Must. Have. And the cream shirt, well you know my craziness over anything with a collar, so I think I hear Primark calling in the distance... :] a great haul, everything you bought I love aha xD

    1. Aw thanks, so many photos in this post, it took me ages, ahaha :D Yay matching headbands, Primark ftw!

    2. Hahaha, I bet it did! I always get a bit nervy about uploading my own photos to blogger, there's just something kind of personal about it, don't you agree? :')

    3. I guess so, but my face isn't in any of these so I didn't think too much about it tbh - all you can see is my hair, which is horribly frizzy as I wasn't bothered to straighten it :P I know what you mean though, it's much more neutral to upload screenshots of Stardoll, but this is my personal blog, so... :)

  2. love everything you bought, especially the galaxy print leggings :) Your figure is perfect! Glad to have found your blog, now following you. Maybe check out mine if you get chance? :) x

    1. Oh thank you so much! For your lovely comment and for following me (it's a small, exclusive club right now :P). Of course I followed back ;]

  3. How much were those galaxy print leggings? o.0 I finally have access to Forever 21 ever since I moved to the US. And the American flag leggings are awesome! Lol I became a patriot in such a short time :')

    1. Ahaha I know right, there's a girl at my school who has a similar pair and every time I see her wearing them I just go wantwantwantwantwant :P The galaxy leggings were £10.50, here's a link to them on the Forever 21 website:

      Thanks for taking an interest in my blog! ♥

    2. Well, that's reasonable enough, they might be like, 12 dollars or something, I'm not into that converting stuff. Thanks, anyways :)
      I recently saw a galaxy print backpack in a department store. I need a new backpack, so I'm like GET IT OR DIE. Though I'm not sure what my chances are, there was only one in the store and it was kinda pricey, but I guess I could find it online.

      And you're welcome ;)

    3. Ooh, a galaxy backpack, that's seriously cool :D I love anything with galaxy print, but somehow I convinced myself that legging were The Thing To Have, ahaha. Which store was it, do you remember?

    4. The store was Kohl's, and the brand of the backpack something like jansport... Something like that, I'm bad at remembering names xD