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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

God dammit, will someone take my bank card away!?

hello gang! sorry i haven't posted in a while, but it's all still a bit hectic after being poorly!
anyway, a couple of posts back, i accidentally ended up having enough stuff to do a haul post. and now it might have accidentally happened again and i don't know how, i just need my purse taking away from me! these bits have all been accumulated over about three weeks, but for my student budget this is super naughty, so i don't think you'll be seeing a haul post again for a while. so here we go... the story of how Sophie ended up poor. 


maybe i should've warned you that this post would be a little photo heavy - sorry! i've stupidly uploaded these photos in the wrong order, but i'm sure you are all clever enough to match them up. 
first off, the cream jumper was probably the first thing i bought in this little haul. the day i went back up to Leicester after two weeks off ended up with a Primark trip to cheer me up and this has now made its way into my posession. now i love a jumper, but all the ones i have are in really dark wintery shades so i wanted something which was a little brighter for the spring (which the snow has now ruined, thankyou!) and this seemed perfect. it cost just £6 and they still have it in store in about 5 different colours, so an absolute bargain - it it pretty see-through, but just a plain bandeau underneath makes it okay. 
second are the ASOS Disco Pants (available here). i originally had a pair from internacionale and lived in them, but they just lost their shape and i was in dire need of a new pair and then when i was poorly i lost a hella load of weight so i was left disco pant-less. i'd been deliberating over the ASOS and Topshop pairs for a while but couldn't quite bring myself to part with the money, but when an e-mail landed in my inbox for 20% off ASOS, it just happened. these are actually the petite version because i'm only around 5ft2 and i don't know how i ever lived with my old pair bunched up around the ankle so much. i'm in love with these and they were well worth the £24 i paid for them. i've since been into Topshop and seen their version and i'm so glad i went for ASOS - they are so much thicker and sucky-in which is everything you want from a disco pant!
sadly for my bank balance, just a couple of days after this ASOS started offering 25% student discount - why?! they clearly know what this does to me and i ended up buying the white swing vest (available here) for just £7.50. as much as i love my disco pants, i hate them being worn with short tops or anything tight - in my opinion they need to be paired with an oversized top, so i bought this for such occasions. i also hate things which are tight under the arms, so the dropped armhole is perfect for me. i went for white because it's so easy to dress up/down and i can see myself getting loads of wear out of this. 
then finally for clothes, is the floral skater dress from Primark. this little purchase happened just yesterday, but it was only £5 so it was hardly going to bankrupt me. i think it'll look great with tights and boots while the weather is still chilly, but be fine by itself with sandals if we ever get a summer. i wasn't sure on the colour at first as i'm so pale and thought it would wash me out, but it looked fine on and there's a reason why fake tan was invented. i'm actually planning on wearing this for a meal on Sunday with my family & boyfriend teamed with another purchase which i shall mention in just a minute..... 


all aboard the Primark train for this section. 
i picked the sandals up on the trip where i nabbed the cream jumper, and i'd been looking for something like these for a while when Ellie from tweeted a picture that she'd found these in Primark so i went on the hunt. unfortunately i haven't been able to wear them yet, but when the sun comes out i shall probably be living in these. i think these cost £12, but they are genuine leather so not too shabby! 
the socks were just £1.50 each and i picked these up yesterday too. i'm addicted to the Topshop version, but i find that they aren't quite long enough so that you can see them over the tops of my ankle boots and these looked a little longer so i thought i'd pick them up for such a bargain. 

now these beauties are currently on their way to me in the post, but i couldn't leave the blog postless any longer so i shall do an OOTD with these when they arrive. i was snooping on the Daisy Street website the other day and came across a tan version which were down to just £11 in the sale, but unfortunately the black pair were still full price at £30, so i went scouring round every website i could think of to find a cheaper alternative and ended up on Barratts. now you may all think this is a bit of an old lady fuddy duddy store, but my winter boots for this year were from there and they've barely been off my feet since, so there, point proven. they were originally £35, then they'd been reduced down to £25 and they were then offering 25% off on top of that, so i picked these up for just £20!!!! even if i only wear them a handful of times i will have more than got my moneys worth out of them. i have a couple of nights out coming up so these will be perfect to dress outfits up but also keep me warm because i hate nothing more than nights out in winter! you can pick these up here in either black or tan! 


of course there was going to be some hair & make-up pieces, what kind of blogger do you think i am!? i picked all these bits up yesterday and they were all pretty bargainous! 
i go through dry shampoo like there's no tomorrow, but find that Batiste and Superdrugs own ones really gas me out a bit, so when I was in Home Bargains and saw the Charles Worthington Balancing Act Dry Shampoo for just £1.99(!!!!!) i picked up a bottle. this is currently £5.19 in Boots and the only reason i can think that this was so cheap is that the packaging is slightly different, but a £3 saving is amazing and i'm kind of wishing i'd picked up a couple more now. i haven't got round to using it yet, but i of course shall let you know my thoughts in due course. 
i then ended up in Superdrug and picked up a few eye bits. i have a feeling my mascara is slowly running out, but i really couldn't afford to buy another one. the L'Oreal Telescopic was in my hand for a good ten minutes before Mollie convinced me to put it down, so instead i picked up the Collection Longer Lashes Mascara in Black/Brown for just £2.99. now i used this this morning, and it's okay, nothing amazing but in all honesty what was i expecting for £3?! it will make do with some other mascaras i have laying around until i am brave enough to give L'Oreal £11... 
i also picked up these New York Color Eyeliner/Brow Kohl Pencils for £1.49 each. i've always worn black mascara and eyeliner, but lately have found myself wanting something a little more natural, so i picked up the colours 922 Dark Brown and 927 Taupe. the fact that they can be used for brows and lining makes them perfect multi-taskers and they are so long aswell so i'm really hoping they'll last a long time. i again haven't used these yet, but they feel really soft so i can't wait to give them a go. 


first is the new love of my life, my ASOS Boyfriend Watch. i nabbed this again whilst there was 25% NUS discount, but you can still pick it up here full price. this cost me £16.50 and i've been wanting a rose gold watch for so, so long now and i will happily raise my hand and admit i am a member of the Michael Kors lust club. as much as i love this, i'm having a little dilemma with it - i can't decide if it's losing its colour already (i recieved this Friday, it's now Wednesday). in some lights it looks fine and in other lights it looks as though the rose gold is rubbing off and it's silver, but i can't decide if this is just where it's reflecting off of white surfaces like the ceiling. i'm going to keep an eye on and just hope that it's me being paranoid, but i will be super sad if it is losing its colour. can rose gold even lose its colour!? i don't know. this does come with one removable link, but it's still huge on me so i'm going to have to get a few more taken out, but yes, i am in love. regardless. 
the final part of this haul is a little different, but something i think will end up as an essential in my life - a portable iphone charger. i know i'm not alone in saying that my iphone battery is useless and will no way last me a whole day if i'm out and about, which is something i shall be doing a few days in the near future galavanting around the country for gigs (*cough* one direction *cough*), so i thought i'd grab one of these and hope that it will solve my problems. i paid just over £4 for this from ebay, and it seems to work fine for me. you charge it like you would your phone and then plug it into the bottom of your phone to charge on the go. i would say it takes 2-3 hours for the portable bit to get fully charged and it gave my phone 20% extra battery in about an hour? i can't be bothered with the maths, but it will do the trick for keeping your phone alive that little bit longer but it won't fully recharge it. 

so yes, that is all, and the end of the story of how Sophie ended up poor. 
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  1. I want so much of it.
    I went a bit primark mental the other day. Expect another haul soon haha.
    Love the watch :(

  2. Gorgeous blog!

    New follower :)