Haul – River Island, Accessorize, H&M, Next, Topshop, Superdrug and Boots – April 2014

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River Island, Accessorize, H&M, Next, Topshop, Superdrug and Boots

April 2014

Despite the shops named in this haul, you might be surprised to find that it is mostly a Spring makeup haul. There are a couple of other things as well, but the majority is makeup. I pretty much wear the same makeup everyday when I am wearing it, but I’ve wanted to change it up a little bit for Spring recently, so I’ve treated myself to a couple of new lip products and some blushes among other things. These were gathered over a couple of trips with my mum and sister when we had a couple of days off work together.

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Haul – River Island, Topshop, Primark, Boots and Debenhams – February 2014

Haul

River Island, Topshop, Primark, Boots and Debenhams

February 2014

I’m so excited for this upcoming year, I’ve got a lot of travelling planned. And how does this relate to a haul post on my blog you might ask? Well a lot of the things I’m buying I’m planning ahead to take away with me.

The first thing I want to show is this t-shirt from River Island. It is slightly long and slightly oversized but it’s not huge on me, it’s really comfortable. It’s in grey tones and has a pattern and a picture of cherubs on it. It has the same pattern on both the front and back which I love. It is quite similar in style to the t-shirts which can be seen in my Rhodes Haul but is better quality and the material has a slightly silky texture to it. I’ve worn this to work during a dress down day because I was going straight out with my work friends after work and wanted something fairly dressy and one of the big managers went out of her way to come over and say she liked it. And getting a compliment off her is not something you ignore!

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Outfit of the Day – Casual Christmas Day At Home With The Family

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Casual Christmas Day At Home With The Family

I really enjoy doing outfit of the day posts and I thought what better day to do it for than for Christmas Day? My style for Christmas Day is pretty much smart casual. The morning is spent in pyjamas but then my grandparents always come for dinner and I need to look presentable even if I don’t leave the house.

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Outfit of the Day – Casual Autumn Night At A Show

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Casual Autumn Night At A Show

It seems like ages since I’ve done an Outfit of the Day post. I’ve thought about and even planned out in my head a couple over the last two months or so but I never got around to actually doing them. But anyway, on to this actual post.

So the other night mum and I went to see Jesus Christ Superstar. And although this can be classed as a theatre show, this show was not playing in theatres but instead in arenas. Therefore I didn’t feel the need to go all theatre dressy and actually dress up. Instead I went decidedly casual. Seeing Jesus Christ Superstar (especially with a cast including Tim Minchin, Ben Forster, Melanie Chisholm, Chris Moyles and Alex Hansen) was a dream come true for me and I really didn’t want to have to spend time worrying about what I was wearing. My main aim was to be comfortable, there was no way I was going to risk missing anything or not giving the show my full attention because I felt uncomfortable.

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Outfit of the Day – Autumn Shopping Trip

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Autumn Shopping Trip

So today, my mum, younger sister and I went shopping to York, which is a lovely historic city about an hour’s drive from where we live. And it was one of those lovely autumn days which I love. There was a clear bright light blue sky and the sun was shining, but goodness was there a nip in the air, it did feel quite cold this morning. We set off quite early and when we arrived it was probably only about 8°C (about 46°F) although by the time we left it had got up to about 12°C (about 53°F).

I always struggle with what to wear when I go shopping, particularly at this time of year, as I don’t want to wrap up too warm as the shops are always really warm with their heating on, and then outside it’s cold.

York is a pretty big place, so comfortable shoes are a must. I wore what is probably my most worn type of shoes which is my black style ugg boots. They are so comfy, they’re warm and they pretty much go with any outfit I can chuck together. Mine are from River Island, but you can get similar from loads of places. These also featured in my last Outfit of the Day post, to check that out click here.

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Outfit of the Day – Fresh Autumn Morning at the Seaside

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Fresh Autumn Morning at the Seaside

Welcome to my first outfit of the day post! It’s one of my favourite types of day today. It’s a beautiful autumn day today here in the north east of England. We’ve got a bright blue sky, but there is a nip in the air, it is quite cool. But I love days like that, it just feels so fresh! It’s wasn’t too cold, just nice and fresh and crisp. It was about 10°C, which is about 50°F.

And I’ve spent most of the day at the beach and it was lovely. I love the seaside. But it was definitely not shorts and flip-flops weather, more like jumper, coat and boots weather. I don’t actually have a photo of me wearing the outfit, although I have a picture of the clothes, as no-one knows that I keep a blog, and I didn’t feel like answering questions on why I wanted my photo took.

What I was wearing is dark denim skinny jeans, tucked into black ugg style boots. A beigey coloured knit jumper with hints of red, yellow and blue in it over a white strap top, a pale blue scarf with a grey floral print on it and a blue coat.

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