You can’t say I’m not trying to be excited.
You can say I’m not succeeding, but you can’t say I’m not trying. I’m currently listening through Upvenue’s Top 65 Happy Songs (and deciding to make my own) in order to feel more positive. But we know all know that where slightly weird, obscure music fails . . . retail therapy wins.
And starting college without the necessary stuff is just a recipe for disaster. So, my dear sweet people, this is Part 1 of My Back To School Haul (mainly because the rest was ordered online and hasn’t arrived yet . . .) and I think it’s probably now time to get on with it.
The first thing I bought in my online shopping trip was . . . a jacket!
Oh, yeah, did I mention? It’s covered in stars. I can wear the sky. If you don’t think this jacket is absolutely fucking great, then I’m sorry, but you’re absolutely wrong.
ASOS & Missguided
From ASOS, I managed to bag a nice New Look backpack (yes, I was tempted to say bag a bag, but I couldn’t actually bring myself to do it. You’re welcome.) for a fiver and two cute little bralets neither of which you can even see in that photo – which is why I took more.
God, I’m considerate. It astounds even me sometimes.
Well, you have to have something ’cause you’re sure as hell not logical and what does that mean? What was the issue with taking one good picture? …
The top is from Missguided and I have been pining over it for literally months, because it is my entire mindset . . . on a top. I won’t even have to speak. It’s fantastic.
Asos Bralet – £10.50
Oh sweet Jesus, I love my dungarees so much.
Pinterest kind of forced me into craving a pair of khaki jeans and, since I couldn’t find them anywhere, (until I went in store yesterday and saw all kinds of khaki jeans for £10. And my dungarees hadn’t arrived yet, so I felt both depressed and cheated out of my money) I decided to buy a pair of khaki dungarees off of Boohoo.
Now, Boohoo is a newly discovered love of mine. In all honestly, I previously thought it was just full of tacky, bad quality items because there’s a shop near me that actually has a Boohoo outlet and a few of the items I saw there were . . . well, I guess there was a reason that they hadn’t sold. My best friend, Amber, actually uses Boohoo quite often, though and she gave me good reviews, so I tried a few things of theirs for my holiday and am now a fan.
And I fucking love these dungarees.
Yesterday, my best friend Amber and I took a little trip in the soaking rain, without hoods, to a shopping centre quite literally an hour bus journey away from us. Now that I think about it, why the hell did I do that?
Oh, yeah – they have a really big Primark that has an entire floor for jewellery. Just read that last word and let it sink in.
And we all know how much I love/crave/breathe/live for jewellery.
So, naturally, the first stop was Primark!
Now that I think about it, I probably should have removed the plastic before taking this picture. But oh well, that’s not what’s wrong with this image. What is wrong with it?
I don’t have my ears pierced.
I plan to get them pierced, I’ve just never got round to it – so I bought these as a kind of motivation. See? Logic!
In a much more reasonable decision, I bought a few bracelet packs (and one more that wasn’t pictured because . . . my good phone was dead and I only had the crappy camera – sorry about that, by the way – and the struggle was honestly not worth it) and I love them. Especially the one with the yin-yang symbol.
I also bought a basic pair of fake nails because I like the way they look, but also like being able to remove them in a second. (And I have commitment issues. I need to be able to change the colour every two days.)
I also bought some black nail polish because . . . I need black nail polish.
Next up was, I believe, New Look
So, in the New Look sale, I bought a pair of burgundy ripped knee, high waist jeans for a tenner. Originally I hadn’t actually planned to buy any jeans because in terms of bottoms I’m sorted, but burgundy will be in every Autumn/Winter and these are cute and . . . sale price!
But not pictured well. And that’s a shame.
From MissSelfridge I bought this longline kimono-blazer-jacket thing. I don’t know exactly what it is, but I know that I love it. And, as it was only £10, I also love the price.
From there, we decided that this shopping centre was obviously blessed in other department other than the one I needed – tops – so we headed on back home. To the shopping centre ten minutes up the road.
Like I’ve said, I don’t know why we went on such a pointlessly long journey. God, Amber, your need for jewellery is just getting ridiculous now.
In our Primark, the clothing section was actually browsable without cringing. And I managed to find some nice basic tops! I’m really loving ribbed material at the moment, so the two ribbed tops just made me a happy child.
By this point, we had officially recruited one of my other best friends Faisal on this expedition and neither him or Amber approved of my dress, but it’s ribbed, my size and £4. For school, no, but it’s such a nice dress that I’ll just wait for summer to roll back around before I wear it.
You may have noticed that I bought two plain ringer tees (pink and white and gray and white), but I was thinking that these have the potential for DIY and that means . . .
DIY themed blog posts!
Now, onto a few of my beauty buys. I’m including what my mama got me as a well done present for GCSE results (which would be the No 7 products) and what I bought myself from Superdrug.
Big thanks to my mama (who will never see this blog, but she got the in person speech so whatever) because I absolutely adore No 7.
Okay, kids, that is the first part of my Back To School Haul . . . done!