Monday, 6 May 2013

COLLECTIVE HAUL + HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!












Hello lovelies! Guess what day it is?? Did you guess? It's my birthday! Me and my Twin Sister Hannah turn 19 today, (which is my excuse for all this shopping I've been doing lately). Some of you may have seen on instagram and twitter that I went shopping yesterday at Westfields in Stratford. Westfields is one of my all time favourite places to shop so I went a little bit crazy. I could have gone a lot more crazy though so let's concentrate on the fact that I do have some self control, okay? Okay! So, some of what you see above was purchased before yesterday but I thought I'd throw it all in as one big collective haul anyway. So, let's talk about all this fabulous stuff!

First up is something I didn't buy in Westfield as it's from Primark and any big London Primark is just a no-go for me, me and my boyfriend went in and were out again in about two minutes. Even on a Sunday afternoon it was insanely busy. So this is something I got in my not so crazy Primark at home. It's a gorgeous little black lace crop top, almost exactly like the ones in Topshop - for just £4! I couldn't believe my luck when I found this beauty! It's sheer lace at the back and has lining at the front so you don't need to worry about having too much bra on show, which is great.

Next is the reason I bought the black lace top - this gorgeous neon yellow skirt from missguided. I saw this on Melissa from pretty little obsessions instagram and fell in love, she posted a pic saying she'd just ordered it and I went straight onto their website and copied her (she didn't seem to mind, thanks for the inspiration Melissa!). You may have seen that I instagrammed a photo on Saturday night of me wearing this paired with the black lace top - you can see it here. It was a bit of a crazy outfit but I loved it.

When I ordered the skirt, I also tweeted about missguided's tasseled bikinis and you lovely lot all told me that yes, I did need to buy one. You were right, I did. I love this bikini, it looks so simple yet so cool and interesting - I can't wait to wear it when me and my boyfriend go on holiday next month - exciting!

Another thing I got pre-westfields was these lovely bright pink trainers for the gym. I was going to wait until I went shopping to buy these but I ordered them online a few days ago as no one wants to carry shoes around with them all day! I was a bit nervous ordering these online as buying shoes online doesn't always go down well, but these fit perfectly and they're super comfortable and so lightweight, the gorgeous colour doesn't exactly hurt either ;)

On the topic of the gym, forever 21 have some gorgeous gym clothes! I was seriously impressed with the range they had and I could easily have bought so much more - but I was good! The sports bra, vest top and bottoms came to less than £30 together, which is great and the quality is really good too. I can't wait to wear these - who says you can't look girly and cute at the gym!

More gym wear next, these were from an actual sports shop though as I wanted to get free next day delivery on my trainers and as it never hurts to have extra gym clothes (they are definitely not the kind of clothes you get away with wearing twice before washing!!) I decided to bump up my order and get this plain black top, which is from a brand called pure, which is a cheaper brand, but the quality is pretty good. I also got some adidas leggings, which are fab because they're incredible quality and have neon pink stripes down the side - what's not to love?

This purse from River Island was my first purchase in Westfields, I'd snuck off while my boyfriend was looking at the men's section and decided to buy it while he wasn't looking. He doesn't understand my love for neon right now, I think it scares him a bit. This was only £20, which I think is really good for a lovely purse - and I absolutely love River Island for things like this, I definitely think they beat most other high street stores with their bags and purses, the quality for price is just amazing. I bought a handbag from their around New Years and it's still like new.

Next is my most extravagant but easily my favourite purchase of the day. As I said, today is my birthday so that was on my mind when I bought it. This bikini is from Victoria's Secret and I absolutely adore it. I love a white bikini - particularly with a tan but the gorgeous jewel detailing just screamed BUY MEEE! So I did. Yes, it was a bit more expensive than my other topshop/ missguided bikinis, but it's so so worth it. P.S. The Victoria's Secret fitting rooms are the most magical place on earth, forget Disney Land - your own hot pink dressing room and they put your name on the door. Just let me move in, please.

Let me start by saying how controlled I was in MAC. I nearly bough three eyeshadows, a lipstick, a bronzer and this blush, but I realised how unnecessary that was and ended up with just this. It's the MAC Powder Blush in Fleur Power. I bought this as I sometimes like to set my cream blushes with a powder blush for an extra pop of colour and a super long lasting finish. This is a gorgeous coral pink, I'll definitely review this as I love it so much.

Next is something I bought a few days ago, it's a gorgeous nude dress with stunning gold detailing around the neckline. This was only £14.99 in TK Maxx so how could I say no? I have no idea where I'm going to wear this but I can't wait! I think it looks so much more expensive than it was, you really can find some gems in TK Maxx if you can be bothered to sort through the rubbish!

I caved, I finally caved. I saw this when Darren and I first got to Westfields and just before we had to catch the train, we did a last minute dash back to John Lewis as I decided I definitely needed this. I absolutely adore this bag, I'm going to use it as a beach bag/ hand luggage bag when I go away in June. It matches the Ted Baker Flip Flops I was sent a while ago too so that'a bit of a bonus!

Phew! So, what do you all think? I'd love to know!
I'm off to get ready to enjoy my birthday - hope you all have a fab day!

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42 comments:

  1. Wow amazing things! The bikini is worth it Hun it's lush!!! Love the red baker bag too and well everything you got! Hope u and ur sister have a fab day x

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    1. Ahh thanks so much, definitely worth it haha! Thank you! xx

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  2. Have a great birthday lovely! You got some nice stuff, especially that crop top at such a good price, and I love the dress too.

    Kathryn x

    http://enclosedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much Kathryn!xx

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  3. Happy Birthday! :) I love everything you picked up, especially the skater skirt and the lace crop top!

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

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  4. Happy Birthday love! I loveee that neon skirt, I may have to hunt it out myself!

    Rosie
    x
    therunwayrose.blogspot.com

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  5. Love all this stuff!! Particularly both bikinis and the purse, have an amazing birthday Chloe! :) xx

    paintedglitter.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. you got some great things, i love both of the bikinis! looks like you had a great dayy xxxx
    mollyox.blogspot.com

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  7. Happy birthday! I love all of these clothes, so nice, especially the skirt x

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  8. The bikini is absolutely beautiful! Have an amazing day x

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    1. Thanks so much! It's so so gorgeous! xx

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  9. I love your neon purse! Happy birthday : ) xx

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  10. Happy birthday! Love the dress, just wish I had patience to look around TK Maxx. x

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    1. Thanks so much! I usually can't be bothered at all with tk maxx but I'm glad I did this time! Xx

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  11. Happy Birthday xxx

    I love the bikini and the dress, very cute :)

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I love the stuff you got, very lucky girlie! xx

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  13. happy birthday! i love the lace crop tops from primark - i have the black and white ones! xxx

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    1. They're so good for the price! Xx

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  14. Wow i want everything. Happy birthday! I love the Ted Baker Bags and the makeup bags, the bows are SO cute :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  15. Great haul, hope you had a lovely day! The bikini is gorgeous and I love the skirt and blush! xx

    Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

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  16. Happy Birthday! I love the bits you got, especially the lace top and the skirt :)

    j4miejohnston.blogspot.co.uk

    Jamie ♥

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  17. WHERE do i start?! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GORGEOUS! I LOVE your bikini, TB Bag, Neon RI purse and fluro skirt! You have such good taste :D :D xxx

    Gemma | ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. Aw thank you so so much Gemma!xxx

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  18. Happy Birthday! :-)
    - x Cerys x -

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  19. Happy Birthday Chloe! Hope you had a lovely day & got spoiled!
    omg, that bikini is so gorgeous! vs always has such beautiful detailing on their swimsuits! that ted baker bag is so summery and I LOVE the colours! great haul!

    -ariel* xoxo
    www.chiclookxo.com

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    1. I had a fab day thanks! We need more VS over here, they had lots of swimsuits but I looked on the US website and there's so much more! xx

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  20. Totally cute blog you have here. (: I'm looking for more international blogs to follow and to get in toutch with now that my own blog is international again. (:

    Greetings from Denmark.

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  21. Great buys :) I love the crop top and the Ted baker bag !!

    www.mishymoo62.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. Love everything you bought, I hope you had a great day!
    Lucia's Loves Giveaway
    x

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  23. TK MAXX has some great stuff but i really have to be in the modd to start rummaging though it all in their lol, but great find xx

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