Recently it was my birthday, and, due to the amazing generosity and help of my parents and wonderful friends, I had some shopping money to spend! Being on an incredibly strict budget due to my small income, I haven't been able to 'let loose' for ages, so this was a welcome leash into the retail outlets! I also had fun nights out which were included in the funds, so would like to point out I didn't go mental and fashion a whole new wardrobe!
However, it is always fun to have a nose through people's hauls. So here we are my friends, here are my 'Birthday Boons'...
Skirt | Firetrap | Sale at £6
First up, this awesome stretchy, knitted skirt. It's really long, well, average length on me! And I love how, at different angles, it shows sparkly blue bits! You can layer this with long tops or crop jumpers, or even wear it for nights out, a-which I am planning of course! Wait up for the Instagram of that one yeh? Anyways, #love
Dress | H&M | £7.99
Denim dress | Primark | £5
Jumper | Primark | £10
Top | Primark | £3
Skirt | H&M | £8.99
Here are a selection I got from my trip to Nottingham, and many thanks to Camilla for style-advising them for me! First is the simple drop-waist black dress from H&M, perfect for day wear, and my work, and is an easy, flattering shape. The denim dress and white fluffy jumper from Primark are everywhere at the moment, and totally worth the indulgence, it's like hugging a Polar bear when I wear it! The black top is a high neck, a refreshing shape in today's market, perfect for adding that edge to an ensemble, and works really well with this awesome coral-floral skirt, which looks like shorts from the front.
Sleeve cut-out top | New Look | £8.99
Buz Lightyear | TopShop | Sale at £5
Harems | Miss Selfridges | Sale at £8
Bobble hat | New Look | Sale at £4
Bralet | TopShop | £18
Jeans | TopShop | £36
Lip stick "Strong" | LUSH | Sale at £7.50
Eye shadow "Brownie&Clyde" | Body Shop | Sale at £3.50
So that's it folks! Hope you've had a good gander through my new collection! This is it now for the next long while while I continue saving the pennies. The idea is to clever buy, and not buy to waste, though a little treat here and there can sometimes be allowed ;-)
Till next time! x
P.S. thank you sooooooo much to all my other friends and colleagues who treated me to naughty birthday gifts this year. They have all been eaten, drunk and placed with pride amongst my collections. Thank you, thank you!