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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Recent Shopping Buys | Feat. Zara's Office City Bag

Accessories | Zara Office City Bag £50 | New Look Necklaces - £7.99 each | Miss Selfridge Collar Necklace £14 | River Island bikini £27 | Striped Bikini - £43

Hiddely-ho ladies. So, recently I've been a little under the weather. I won't go into the nitty gritty but nothing cheers me up more than treating myself to a few new 'essentials'.  I thought I'd show you all a few things I've bought - even though I hate photographing clothing (does anyone else find it really awkward making it look 'neat'?!).  My best buy over the past few months of course has to be none other than my Zara Office City bag - it's lusted after by many and I can totally see why. I actually wanted it in black, but as my local Zara had sold out and it wasn't available online, I decided to opt for the tan.  It was a blessing in disguise really that the black was unavailable, as it's coming into spring/summer I will be wearing lighter colours and my trusty tan wedges a great deal more, so it will definitely go better with my summer wardrobe. I love the fact it has short handles or the option for a longer strap (not seen) - I'm off to London in July with my uni course so it will come in so handy as there's sections for a laptop, ipad or ebook reader and a slot for your phone and credit cards. Everything you could ever need or want to carry will fit in here - very Mary Poppins-y. I love it.

The bikini's were impulse purchases if i'm honest - the ASOS one definitely a little pricier than the norm but I love the little nautical stripes! In all honesty I'm just a massive bikini addict - I have a drawer full of them even though I only get to wear them for a short period each year (but since I might be going on holiday in the summertime then i'm sure i'll get my wear out of these little numbers).  And of course, New Look has their 'BOGOF' offer on jewellery so I picked a couple of bits up, along with the chunky beaded collar necklace from Miss Selfridge. I love me a bit of statement jewellery!

Clothing | Topshop Jeans - £38 | New Look Crop Top - £12.99 | Primark open-back Playsuit - £10 |  

I needed some new Leigh jeans for this season. I've worn my black and blue denim pairs to death over the past year or so, and thought it would be nice to grab a lighter wash pair.  I tried on their Joni jeans and although I liked them, nothing beats my trusty Leighs - they fit like a glove and wear really well. The Primark playsuit is a must-have for summer and I really cannot wait for the sun to hop out from behind the clouds so I have an excuse to wear it!

H&M Yellow jumper - £19.99 | H&M dress - £19.99 | ASOS nude cape blouse £30 |Rose Jumper - Ebay £15 |

I bought the floral jumper off an Ebay seller and it has to be one of my favourite buys of the past few weeks.  I've been after one of these jumpers for ages, and didn't fancy paying the price tag that I've seen a lot of them selling for. This was a reet bargain and looks lovely layered over tights or leggings as it falls at just the right length - I was unsure about the rips in the material but I suppose it adds to the dressed-down look and it's quite quirky.  The mint dress just had to be mine - purely for the colour and the style! These little girly chiffon dresses are my go-to outfits for spring/summer as they require little or no planning whatsoever - they're just a 'throw on and go' kind of item and i'll be pairing this one with my white blazer and nude heels or sandals.  I bought the ASOS blouse when they did their 25% discount event for students - I don't wear many of my blouses any more - I've sort of 'grown out' of that trend now and I much prefer my baggy tshirts and simple floaty camis and dresses, but I really liked the colour of this one and and it will look really nice paired with my black blazer for a more work appropriate outfit, and the fact it's slightly see through means it wouldn't go a miss for a few drinks either. I thought it was quite versatile and it's a little more 'me' than some of the other blouses I own.


What have you been buying recently? 

39 comments:

  1. Such lovely Spring buys! The zara shopping bag is a must, I love it in the tan colour!xx
    zoeyinwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Oh my goodness, I love everything! I especially love what you bought form H&M, it's so perfect for Spring!

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  3. Looks like you got some lovely things! I love the H&M yellow jumper, will need to look out for it.

    Gillian from glamupeveryday.com x

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  4. Now you're making me want to blow all my wages! I love it all!
    Sophie
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  5. Such amazing buys and such lovely colours. I love the rose jumper and Zara office City bag x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. omg! i have totally been looking for a jumper like that!! the one i saw was over £100!! thanks for linking it

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  7. That new look lace crop top needs to be mine! I also feel like I need the Zara bag... Looks like I'm off shopping haha! Great post :) x

    justanotherhighmaintenancegirl.blogspot.ie

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  8. I just got the city bag and love it too! beautiful dresses! xxx

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  9. Such a lovely haul :) I need that Zara office bag in my life! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. You got a lot of lovely things, especially that mint dress, so pretty and girly!! xx

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  11. Great buys, I'm particularly envious of the Zara bag. Xx

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  12. I am so jealous of all the lovely things you have! I need that floral bikini in my life for when I go to Spain this year, love the city bag too :) xxx

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  14. These are all gorgeous, I especially love the necklaces and bikinis. I just bought that mint green dress from H&M last week too :) so pretty xx

    http://hollslucy.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. Hope your feeling better..
    What great buys! Love the Zara bag.. so many people seem to have bought this and its gorgeous. Primark playsuit is cute, I really need a trip! The rose jumper is lovely, so spring. know what you mean about the price tag, I remember seeing one somewhere and umming at the cost.. well done on finding a good one on ebay.
    Caroline.x

    notesfromcaroline.com

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  16. Lovely stuff! My fave item is the primarni playsuit, so perfect for summer and the colours are lush xxx

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  17. I love all three of those necklaces, and your eBay jumper is gorgeous!

    Shopping always cheers me up, hope you're okay now!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xx

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  18. you bought such lovely things! i need the Zara Office City bag!xx

    vintage teapot//fashion, beauty & life

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  19. That crop top is so chic, I wish I had one like it! Also, I'm pretty sure I need the Office City bag now, it seems so practical, yet still so fashionable. xx

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  20. The Zara office bag, it's love! xx

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  21. Such nice purchases! I love the mint H&M dress and the floral playsuit, so cute! x

    curls-and-swirls.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Definitely looking for that primark playsuit! x

    fashionbeautyme18.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I really love both the H&M pieces, i think the Zara bag may have to be mine next week! x

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  24. So many great buys, love the floral bikini and the zara bag, plus the black top


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  25. This is such a pretty haul! The Zara city bag is so gorgeous I really want to invest in one!
    I'm a total bikini addict too - I have way too many and every year I get bored of my old ones and insist I need new haha.
    Great post!
    xx

    http://sarah-nunn.blogspot.co.uk

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  26. Those necklaces are gorgeous and I love the playsuit:) x

    www.thebeautymist.com

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  27. Such lovely buys! Love the H&M bits! I have the Zara bag in black, really tempted to pick up the brown version too...

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  28. this is such a great haul! love everything you got! the bag is gorgeous!!! x x

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  29. Ahh lovely picks hun! The bikinis are so adorable, this reminds me that I need to go bikini shopping soon! Whoop, so excited for summer! <33 The tribal necklaces are also fab!

    Andrea,
    RosyChicc

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  30. I love the yellow and rose jumpers!! gorge! They look perfect for the spring :). I'm so tempted to pick up the Zara city bag it is lovely.

    Robyn
    robynmm.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Well that is an amazing haul, you picked up some really really lovely things. I especially love the Zara bag coral floral bikini! xx

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  32. Wow! You got some gorgeous things, I adore the navy stripe bikini and the H&M mint dress is beautiful xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  33. ohh the jeans, the jeans x
    herecomesclo.blogspot.ie

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  34. Loving what you have bought.
    I've done a small post on what I have bought recently, hope you can check it out.
    Xx

    Justmycupof-tee.blogspot.com

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  35. Ah I love everything you bought! That yellow top is lush
    Xx
    Glossy-boutique.com

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  36. Love the look of everything you've bought it all looks so pretty :D Particularly like the necklaces, I'm addicted to chunky necklaces at the minute they brighten up outfits so much :) Really want to go to H&M, I don't have one near to where I live but love their clothes :(
    Love Holly x

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  37. All your purchases are so pretty! I love your style :) I really want the Zara bag everyone is talking about it!

    xxx

    http://sarahslittlegems.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. Wow I love all these items – so pretty! Those necklaces are stunning. I like the rose jumper too ;) :) xx

    Helen @
    http://helensfashionblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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