fashion :: newbies

Ok. Ok. I love shopping. 

There. I’ve finally admitted it.

Oh. You knew that already?


I’m a complete shopaholic. But, for my own sake, I have no shame. It’s something I love. It is more than just a hobby or an “interest”, it is a desire of mine. It’s not the spending money bit. It’s the fact it brings me happiness. I am a very materialistic person. I have proved to myself however, that I can live without my most treasured possessions. But, I see no harm in satisfying a desire that hurts no one. 

So, firstly, Topshop in the Trafford Centre brought me much pleasure last week. Thanks to my student ID, I saved £17 on my purchases but still spent a decent amount on four pieces. I will keep the total to myself. The four items are totally me and I’ve already worn two pieces quite a bit.

First, my favourite! A black leather waistcoat. It is literally perfect. My father would approve. And probably try to wear it himself… It’s lovely and soft. Slightly on the heavy side but that’s the only issue, and it’s easy to deal with and something I quickly forget about it.

Second is a green checked dress. Now, this kind of looks like a tea towel. And I had to buy it in a size smaller. I featured it direct from the website in my last post so you can look it up on there. I didn’t like it at first, and just put it in the post as it suited the trend. But in person, it’s sooo much nicer! It’s crinkly but not scratchy and very comfy. Well done, Topshop. 

Thirdly, I bought a green and white striped t-shirt that is in a fabric very much like that scuba one, but it’s much more lightweight. I can’t remember how much it was exactly but I remember it was a little overpriced for what it is. However, I’ve stopped waiting for the sales and am (would you believe it) trying to cut down on how many pieces I buy a month.

Last is a white oversized blouse. I had a bit of a dilemma over whether to buy it in a size down as its rather big but it’ll slim my legs down rather a lot. There’s a diagonal line appliquéd in the same material down the front which is a little fringed. It adds interesting to what is potentially a “necessity” or “basic” piece. It’s something I’d be scared to wear as I’m one of those people who ALWAYS spills food down themselves, but I’m looking forward to dressing it up with gold jewellery and black skinny jeans.

I also popped into Lancaster recently and splashed out a little. The Topshop here is ok but lacking in anything worth the money, to be honest. But, the River Island is wonderful! I love RI because the clothes are cut much better for curvier women. 

First I bought two t-shirts that are sooo comfy. 

One is black and fits perfectly. It’s long but doesn’t drown me and the arms are flattering. It’s so soft. I love it. And also, as a French student I couldn’t resist it.


The second is cute and makes me giggle a little. I’m sure I’ll post a picture of it on Insta soon Huns. It’s grey and a little bobbly, and on the chest it has “LOST” written on it, with a strip of tassles underneath. Wait till you see it!

Thirdly, I got a jumper shirt thing. It’s hard to describe but is basically a jumper with a blouse like but at the bottom that’s stripy. It’s something I will definitely be wearing a lot as its one of those throw-on-look-good pieces!

Then there’s a blouse-like shirt, which is cinched in at the waist. It’s a funny colour blue to describe but it’s nice and is definitely a date night piece!

And I also finally found a woolly hat! Connor found his grey one the other week and has been wearing it since. I keep nicking it as its super comfy and kept my hair warm and dry in London! I got my own similar version in black and I love itttttt! 
I couldn’t resist popping into JD as I’ve been looking for a pair of NewBalance trainers for a while! But when I spied this funky Converse on the sale rack, I could not resist!!! They were reduced from £50 to £35 and as soon as I put them on I knew they were worth splashing out on! 


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