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Thursday, 26 September 2013

The Haul Post | Pre Autumn-Winter

hi guys! 

i thought i'd just pop a quick haul up today of a few pre-AW bits i've picked up over the last few weeks. i say 'pre-AW' because my birthday is next week and i plan on doing a proper AW shop then and also a 21st haul, so they will be up in the next few weeks. 
i did plan on filming all my hauls now i've started up a youtube channel, but i move back to uni this weekend so my room is currently no fit space for filming and i don't have the time to sit and edit it right now, so i've reverted back to the good ol' picture post today - enjoy!


my wardrobe is unintentionally very monochrome, especially with these two purchases. the first is this ASOS Smock Dress which i picked up the other week whilst there was 20% off. i'm not sure about this yet - it's very oversized (this is a size 4 and would almost go round me twice!), but i really want to try and make it work so i think i'll take it up a little and have a fiddle with the sleeves so it suits me a little better. i love the tartan trend and the smock dress style, so i thought i'd start out safe with this before i dive in a little more and go full colour tartan! i also picked up this Miss Selfridge 'Coatigan' as i actually don't own a grey cardigan and wanted one for the colder weather. it is quite thin for a 'coatigan' style, but i really like the faux leather sleeves and know this will be a staple for this season.

i spent the summer in camis, and am not prepared to give them up just because the sun has gone! i picked up this New Look Cami in a dark teal colour to just throw on with jeans and a chunky knit this winter, and the colour is so on trend. i'm definitely going to pick up the burgundy version of this when i'm next in store and also hunt down either a tartan scarf to go with them both, or some tartan trouser in similar colours to bring them into the winter trends. 

also from New Look, i picked up these Chunky Platforms which i fell in love with the second i saw them. i tried to convince my mum to buy me them for my birthday but she wasn't having any of it, so i caved and bought them for myself as i couldn't just leave them there! i'm planning on wearing them with my birthday dress (which you can see here) with a leather jacket to vamp it up a little more and give it some edge! i also picked up the necklace below from Store Twenty-One - i bought the gold version a little while back and get so much wear out of it that i went back and nabbed myself a silver one too for just £4.

finally on to hair and beauty bits. i'm almost out of dry shampoo and this VO5 one was on offer in superdrug for just over £1, so i thought i'd give something other than batiste a try for a change especially with the promise of 'plumping'. i'm also almost out of mascara and picked this one up after my friend recommended it to me and it's the No7 Stay Perfect Mascara which i am liking so far - it has a teeny, tiny wand which is great for precise application but you need to work fast with it if you want to build up volume. my friend, Mollie, also recommended i try out the Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24H in On and On Bronze which is the perfect nude eye base, and i will definitely be adding more of these to my collection. i picked up the new release from 17 which is their Phwoarr Paint heavy duty under eye concealer. i'm not sold on this to be honest, and it is definitely not heavy-duty in comparison to other concealers which claim to be the same. i'll carry on trying it out and will report back with how i get on! i also picked up this Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Dark Green to go with the New Look cami. the final think i've bought recently is the Tresemme Volume Hair Tong - i do have naturally curly hair but it's very unruly and quite tight curls, so i wanted something cheap to try and tame them into looser, neater curls so i thought i'd give this a whirl for now. i do sort of wish i'd picked up a wand rather than a tong, but these were only £14.99 so i'll probably end up with both - if anyone can recommend me an affordable wand, then please let me know! 


  1. Those shoeboots and the smock dress are bloody gorgeous! Will be getting the dress for sure! xxx

  2. I LOVE that dress, it's so cute!

  3. Love everything you've bought, you have such good taste! Those platforms are amazee xo

  4. love the coatigan! looks warm and cosy! wish we had argos in spain, so many gret things at great prices!! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay