12 October 2012

October Shopping Spree

I've had a super busy day off yesterday. In the morning we visited the Bath Cats and Dogs Home because we're looking into adopting a new kitty to keep Lolly company. We fell head over heels in love with a cat called Busy who would fit right in here; she's super friendly, the same age as Lolly and about the same size, so a perfect pair to sit in front of the fire together this winter :)
We then spent the afternoon mooching around the shops and I bought a looot of exciting new things :)

 For months now I've been in need of a pair of trainers, but now its getting cold and wet I thought it really was time to invest. I found these cream high tops in River Island and they are just so comfy its unreal. They cost me £30 but they're leather and for the amount of wear they'll get I thought that was a pretty good price.

 Also in River Island I picked up these cream and black sparkly, fluffy, totally amazing over the knee socks in the sale for £2 down from £8. I live in thick wooly socks all winter so these are perfect. The photo isn't very clear from this angle but the tiny earrings, which also cost £2 are little golden hedgehogs which are seriously cute. My final River Island purchase was a black jersey maxi skirt with a slit front that I've been wanting for ages. I was really lucky and found that it had actually been put in the sale so I only paid £12.

Next up was Boots because I needed to collect a prescription and some Berocca to get me through the cold season (I'm one of those people who get every cold that's going). There was a competition running on the Max Factor counter where you applied one of their lip colours and kiss a piece of paper and the best pout wins a goody bag. The colour that was picked out for me was Bewitching Coral and I loved it so much that I ended up buying one for £7.99. I also wanted to grab a blue mascara so I went for the Collection EXTREME lengthening mascara, £2.99 and because makeup is currently 3 for 2 I also grabbed this cute Work the Colour trio by Collection for £3.19 in Champagne Fizz.
In New Look I bought aa selection of things. Most were plain black for work so I haven't photographed them but this dress was just too cute to not show you. I love the lacy detail and the black and white birdies. It makes me happy to look at and was reduced to £9 in the sale.
Confession time: I am a hat person. I cannot get enough of them at the moment, and I am totally having a love affair with this slouchy beanie that was also in the New Look sale. It only cost me £3 and its hardly left my head yet since buying it. Its super cosy and I like the oversized boyfriend style of it.
Finally, we headed to Urban Outfitters to have a root around in their sale section which is always packed with great things. I found this mens size Large black and white tee shirt and just had to buy. I love the drama of the makeup and mask in the photo, totally my style and I think the top will look really good paired with a short black skirt and a leather jacket for a rockesque style look.

So that is my mega haul. Believe me, I won't be buying again for a while. I also had a delivery come through from the Mac by Request collection and a couple of packages waiting at the sorting office so for the restof the month I'm being good!

What do you think of my new bits and pieces? Have you had a look around the sales yet? There are some really great things out there for good prices at the moment so I'd recommend it :)
Annie x


  1. I'm beyond jealous of your new hat. I too am a hat person, I am currently wearing a black knitted hat, like a slouchy french beret style. My description is atrocious, but the hat is amazing. <3

    I am also jealous of your hair. Seeing it always makes me want to grow mine long again!

  2. That really is a gorgeous shade of lipstick, it suits you so well! It was a good ploy of Max Factor's to get people to buy their lippies, haha.
    I love cosy, chunky knitted hats for winter, they are a ust for windy days too as no one likes a bit of ear ache!
    Mel xx


    1. Haha, yeah, I bet it boosted their sales. I do love the lippie though :)
      Exactly! Got to love the chunky knitted hats. I live in hats during the winter. xx