Before we get on to what I bought, I’d like to share a couple of pieces of important news with you all. First of all, I have been offered a new job! I’ve got a temporary contract an hour’s drive from me, where I’ll finally be able to start my career as a graphic designer! I am of course very very pleased and although I don’t start til March thanks to a long notice period and a pre-booked holiday, some of the things I bought were with office/studio dress code in mind. The second thing is that my beloved macbook is heading off to Apple for a couple of days for some repairs! (thankfully just within the extended warranty period I took out when I bought it!) Although I have access to another mac, this may affect my ability to keep up with the blog, so I just thought I’d let you all know, as I have otherwise been very good at keeping up with my posting schedule this month. That’s also the main reason why today’s post is a day late – after a hectic day, I finally finished writing this up at 11pm!
Now on to the haul! Pretty much everything I bought this month is from New Look as their new lines are absolutely amazing and so so affordable! I honestly need to stay away from their store and website because every time I take a look, I find something I haven’t seen before that’s very tempting. Plus they have 20% student discount on at the moment, making it even better value. I managed to get my hands on a graduate student card NUS were offering for a limited time, so have gotten discount on everything from them, although some was purchased before the 20% discount period.
I think it’s only fair to kick off with this absolutely beautiful boots. Did I need another pair of black ankle boots? No. Could I leave said boots behind when they were reduced to £17? Hell no! And yes that is a real leather tag hanging off them. Bargain! These are from the teens section and surprisingly, there are still some left online in a size 4. I love the eyelets for the laces and the military feel about them. I found them really comfy when I tried them on, but as I have wide feet I am needing to break them in slightly, but as they’re leather they’ll stretch.
Anyone who saw my recent fashion post, The Khaki Edit, will not be surprised to see this T shirt here. It is in fact the first of three khaki coloured items I’ve bought lately. I have found this to be a good true to size fit and this piece has fit straight into my wardrobe. Definitely worth the money!
Khaki V Neck Cami – £9.99
Again, this is filling a gap in my wardrobe very nicely as is a piece I know I’m going to get a lot of wear out of. It’s nice a loose around the bottom so goes well over the top of body con skirts or leggings. Plus the cut and material are suitable to dress up for work too. If only it looked as good on the hanger!
Black V Neck Cami – £9.99
This is the same top as above, which I bought shortly after getting the khaki version as New Look had a £15 discount code online. I do already own a black cami, but I felt that there is no such thing as too many plain black tops! Again, I’ll be wearing this one to work.
Khaki Drop Pocket Boyfriend Cardigan – £12.99
I ordered this with the black cami to put me over the spend for the voucher. Plus I like longline cardigans as they’re really flattering and look great with leggings and dresses. This is a nice light weight one which will be great on its as the weather gets warmer or layered up during the winter.
I went into store to collect my online order and there right at the front was this beautiful skirt. I was immediately drawn to it and tried it on straight away. The fabric is really soft and warm, without being heavy. The pattern is striking, despite the colours being muted and it fits really well. Add to that the 20% student discount and the fact that I had a credit note from returning a sale item and it made it impossible to leave behind. I wore this out for the first time yesterday and I really like it. Again, this can easily be dressed up or down.
This cardigan my mum actually bought for me to celebrate the new job. I originally found it in black and burgundy, but wasn’t sure if it worked with my hair so when we found the white version we knew it was a winner. This was £15 and unfortunately isn’t on their website.
Lastly, is this pair of flats I picked up half price from Dorothy Perkins. I only had one other pair of dolly shoes and as they’re covered in studs aren’t really suitable for the office, so I decided to get these whilst they’re on offer. I don’t usually wear pointy shoes as they’re often too narrow, but this pair are wide fit so are okay. I paid £7.50 and these have now sold out online.
That’s all the clothes and shoes I bought this month! If you want to see what beauty items I got, check out my Beauty Essentials Haul!
Have you bought anything lately?