Thursday, 21 February 2013

February Shopping Haul

How is everyone going? For today's post, I have a little haul to share! One of my gorgeous best friends and I went shopping the other day and I picked up a few pretty new purchases which I thought I would share with you all! 

But before we get into it, I have a question for all of my DIY fashionista readers - one of my dresses is a tad too big for me (see below) and I'm looking to take it in. But because it has sequins on it, it's proving a bit of a challenge. Does anyone have any tips? Let me know in the comments!

Sequin Shift Dress - Sportsgirl ($20.95 down from $159.95!!)
I've had my eye on this dress for a while, but the hefty price tag always told little-uni-student-me to walk away. So when I found this dress sitting on the sale rack for $30, on a day where ALL SALE ITEMS WERE AN ADDITIONAL 30% off, you could say I flipped out! Even though it's a size too big for me - I know I always say never fall in love with sale items if they're not your size, but never turn down a sequin dress that's $20, ever - I still bought it, because being a shift dress, it's meant to hang off the body. I can't get over how gorgeous it is, it's like a sequin sun!!

Angel Biba Cherry Blossom Tea Dress $45
This brand is actually a favourite of my friend whom I went shopping with, and I see why! I adore the tea dress cut because it cinches in at the waist and it super ladylike, plus being a huge fan of Japanese culture, I love the sakura print. I don't normally wear much white or pink, so this dress is a nice deviation from my usual outfits.

TheBalm Schwing Liquid Eyeliner - David Jones ($19.95)
My favourite liquid liner (Lancome's Artliner) just ran out, so I was in need of a new one to take its place. With Lancome being a bit exxy, I was open to trying something with a friendlier price tag, and the packaging of this TheBalm liner was too cute to resist! It helps that the liner itself is also really good too!

TheBalm Eyeshadow Brush - David Jones ($13.95)
DJs was hosting a promotion where if you spent over a certain amount (I think it was $34?) on TheBalm products, you would receive a free full size product of their Time Balm face primer. So I treated myself to a new eyeshadow brush (my old one has a flat end, so I'm glad I have a nice fluffy blending one now).

TheBalm Time Balm Primer - David Jones (Free with promotion, but RRP $34.95)
After trying this in the store, I was happy to fork out the extra cash for a new eyeshadow brush (above) to get this baby for free. It's super velvety on the skin, and I'm really excited to try it out!

In other news, I go back to uni in just over a week and need to upgrade my school bag. For the last two years I've been using this adorable mixed pastel coloured backpack from General Pants Co., but it's starting to show its age and unfortunately, there's no such thing as anti-aging cream for bags.

I have since found two replacements online that I both like AND will fit my 17'' Macbook, but I can't decide! Help me choose? :)

Asos Floral Weave Backpack $79.90
Topman Heritage Shape Backpack £30
Which backpack should I choose? Let me know in the comments below!


  1. I think the second one will go with more of your clothes but I like the first one better

  2. The heritage shape backpack is so much fun! Great for spring/summer trips.

  3. Congrats on buying the lovely sequin dress at such a low price. Personally, I think the second bag is the best option because it looks like it's very sturdy because of the material it's made from.

    1. Thanks, I was very pleased! I agree, it does look very hardy! x

  4. I actually agree with ^^ and think the second bag is the better option. I am loving the retro look of both bags though. That second dress is divine! I love the cherry blossom print which is so appropriate for the season *spring*


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