Thursday, 9 January 2014

Shopping? What shopping?!

If you had asked me if I bought anything in the sales, my proud answer would have been: "No!" and I genuinely thought that was the honest answer. I must have been struck by shopping amnesia or something (it could also be denial...) because as evidenced in the photos below I clearly have done a fair amount of shopping and I don't really know how it happened... If you walk this through with me, perhaps I can recall these lost shopping memories, after all shopping is an enjoyable experience that should be remembered in all its glory.
I'm quite sure that the first purchase wasn't even my fault... it was actually Him Indoors who wanted to stop by Jaeger. As a dutiful wife I waited patiently while he was trying on LOTS of things, giving it thumbs up or down, and it was sheer torture since I had promised myself I wouldn't buy anything. Then I got a bit bored and started to wander around the shop when it happened - a little blouse just threw itself at me, demanding that I buy it. It's a long sleeved coral top in a straight up and down style, with a round neck and a dainty pattern of what looks like small cotton flowers in white and salmon pink. It's a demure style and not something I would usually go for, but I think it'll look fab with a leather pencil skirt and some high heels, after all the top was very persistent that I should get it so I'll just have to make the best of an awkward situation.

Then we had to exchange a Christmas present and that triggers a faint memory that I got a gianormous box from ASOS delivered. I like deliveries.... but I'm straying from the subject, anyway that gianormous box had Christmas presents in it, although I had to pick up a few other things as well to get free next day delivery. I had no choice, I needed to make sure that the Christmas presents for my family got there well in time before Christmas eve. I'm sure I had every intention of just trying these things on and then return them, but I don't think I ever did that - return them I mean. Among these necessities, there was a cute knitted and fitted powder pink River Island jumper that has a detachable embellishment at the front that looks like a necklace with lots of gorgeous sparkly crystals and a bright yellow accent. It's a very playful top and I think it'll work great as a Spring pastel.

There was also a rather cute bowling bag from New Look in a gorgeous deep burgundy color with gold toned fittings, and a detachable shoulder strap in just the right size for a casual stroll on the town, and a chunky gold toned chain style bracelet from River Island with little swarowski style gems.
 
Ok, so now I remember the goodies that I got from ASOS, let's see - what's left... Aaah yes, when I was in town getting all the beauty products I showed you in Tuesday's post, a watch managed to sneak its way into the shopping basket when I was in Debenhams and I was so carried away with the Lancome eye shadows I'd chosen I must have forgotten to put it back. It's a stainless steel look with little sparkles (of course... doh...) on the face and the bracelet is cut like little studs that create a shimmering effect. Accidental purchase or not - I know I'll get a lot of wear out of it.

When I was doing my bit as the supportive wife for the shopping-crazed Him Indoors, I altruistically suggested that we went to Ralph Lauren to pick up some shirts. We both walked out with a shopping bag, which wasn't at all part of the plan - I just wanted to be nice and suggest a good shop. What a great shop it is though, I could easily have bought one of each item in there! I ended up with another knitted and fitted jumper, this one in a lovely creamy off white color with a with shawl collar and a little equestrian inspired gold and leather clasp, which I'll think will be perfect for casual days with some boot cut dark blue jeans. I also got a sleeve less silk top with a v-neck, and sheer waterfall draping at the front in autumn jewel colors in a whimsical pattern. I think it would look fresh and stylish with some skinny trousers and a biker jacket.

Last stop of this shopping bonanza was everyone's favorite budget palace - Primark, and my memory must be coming back now since I clearly remember getting a Fair Isle jumper that I'd had my eye on before Christmas. I didn't get one then because I have more than enough of them, but I really liked the shades and think they're a bit different from what you'd usually see; cream, cerise, aubergine, dusky light purple and lots of other ones. It's such a cheerful top and since I already have worn it I can tell you that it's very snuggly and comfy. The very last item is a jacquard patterned scarf in a swirly pattern with slight shimmer to it in lovely neutral shades, glittering gold and warm pink.
Well there you have it - it's all come back to me now and thank you so much for helping me remember all the great things I ended up with, and I must say that our little spree was fun, not just because I ended up with some shopping bags for myself but also since we found some really great things for Him Indoors.

Please note that this is all written with a lot of humour and self deprecation, I don't actually have a problem with my memory, but if I did - I probably wouldn't remember that either...!

74 comments:

  1. Ahaha I loved reading this, very entertaining. Keep up the good work & fab buys! xx

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  2. Wow you have done well! Looks like you have brought some lovely bits:)

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    1. Yes, but now I have to be really good and try not to forget what I've bought for the next month or so :o). Xx

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  3. Looks like a great shopping day
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  4. love the neckpiece!
    ..actually, love everything! :)

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  5. I do hate it when clothes throw themselves at you, especially when you are trying to be good and not purchase them ;)

    Lovely jewellery purchases and the bowling bag is super cute!

    Paula at Beauty Lover XX

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    1. I KNOW!!!!!! I mean - what can you do....? ;o) thank you so much! Xx

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  6. You racked up quite the inventory :O) Everything's lovely. LOL - I like the word "shopping amnesia." I think I have that condition too.
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  7. Loved this post Charlotte - it gave me a giggle on the bus :)

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    1. :o) - thank you so much, II hope others recognise themselves in this unfortunate affliction :o). Xx

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  8. I love that bag! Great shopping!

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    1. Thanks a million, it's just the right size and I really like the burgundy color :o). Xx

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  9. Great items! :)

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  10. Wow! What can I say? ... intimidates me! I love it all:-*
    Great post! I congratulate the ability and talent to curiosity to me!
    I will always be coming back for more: *


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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    1. That's such a lovely thing to say! Thank you very VERY much! Xx

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  11. Gorgeous snaps!!! such a cozy beautiful pieces, love the watch !!

    kisses,
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  12. I really love everything, especially the burgundy colour you choose for your purse :)

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    1. And I didn't have anything in that color before, so it's useful as well as cute :o). Xx

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  13. So cute! I bought a ton of stuff while traveling in London and most of it was at Primark, I didn't see that sweater but if I had... it may have jumped into my shopping basket as well!

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    1. Yes, they do that - they cheeky little jumpers LOL. Xx

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  14. Oooh, how exciting. Love what you picked up in the sales. I might end up buying the New Look bag myself. :P

    Olivia Beauty from the Fjord xxx

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    1. Thanks a million, go for it, before the sale finishes :o). Xx

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  15. Great outfit like the necklace.
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    1. And you can never have too much jewellery really :o)! Xx

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    1. Thank you so much, I really like that the colors are bit different :o). Xx

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  17. You picked up some GORGEOUS items, the colour of that bag is stunning x

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    1. Aaah, thank you so much - I'm definitely on a be good mission now for a few months :o). Xx

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  18. You did well here! I love sale shopping, theres nothing wrong with getting some good bargains!

    Happy new year chick x

    Jess xx
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    1. Thank you so much, it was quite an impressive haul in the end :o). Happy New Year to you too :o) Xx

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  19. Great outfit, I love your style!
    Check out With Love Ragan http://www.withloveragan.com for more great pieces.

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  20. Great post, Charlotte. I love the powder pink RI jumper and the Fairisle Primark jumper! xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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    1. Thanks Emma, it's such a pretty pink color and I can see myself wearing this a lot for Spring :o). Xx

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  21. This stuff is beautiful, this is a fantastic post! I would definitely wear those jumpers, they're so cute :)

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    Dolce
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  22. You got some amazing bargains lovely! :)
    I'm currently on ASOS trying to decide whether or not to place a sale order with the extra 10% off the sale. I have a feeling I will be hehe.
    I recently posted about some of the bargains I found in the Boxing Day sales - would love if you could check it out. :)

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    1. Why not - after all, needs and wants are different things :o). Xx

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  23. Love this post! :o) Everything is beautiful. I especially love that bag! ♥ xo

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    1. It's cute isn't it and it's really pretty even without the "necklace" :o). Xx

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  25. I love statement necklaces at the moment and the combination between pink and yellow is really nice!
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    1. It's definitely different and luckily the top looks nice with and without the embellishment :o). Xx

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  26. Hahah I love the title of this post! You got so many great pieces. Love all the pink!
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  27. Great staff! Love them all! Thank you for stopping by!

    Come back soon to visit me on The Notebook of a Fashion Lover

    Evi xoxo

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  28. that shopping , is a great one... congrats on the new in... how exciting!!!
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  29. Really great purchases! I love that purple sweater! :)

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  30. Ah I have also had quite a bit of "shopping amnesia" this sale season too. There are just to many pretty pieces on sale!

    xoxo One Stiletto At a Time fashion and beauty blog

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    1. That's true but I'll try and be good now and wait for the S&S releases :o). Xx

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  31. You're too funny!! :o) I like the deals you found! I wish I could get more into shopping, but it always seems to fall so far down on my list of weekend plans that I never get around to it!

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    1. Thank you so much, oh I wish I had a little of that in me :O). Have a wonderful weekend! Xx

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  32. Lovely buys! :) I love the watch! :)
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    1. Thanks a million, I thought it was almost a steal :o). Xx

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  33. I fell into the trap of shopping last summer....You have to treat yourself sometimes though ;)
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  34. Great haul , cute pink jumper xx

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    1. Thank you - I really like it, also without the crystal necklace :o). Xx

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    1. Thank you, I'm so happy I found something in burgundy o). Xx

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