Sunday, 21 August 2011

Recent Purchases (Shopping For University)

On Thursday after my A Level results came through, my parents treated me to a shopping trip to Bluewater. I really need to stock up on some clothing basics - spending the last 8 years at boarding school wearing uniform most of the time, has really affected my wardrobe. I have a lot of statement pieces, and not a lot more of anything else. 
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My mother found this cardigan in Topshop, and I really love it. It is soft, but best of all it is baggy and chunky in spite of being a size 8 petite - I've wanted a chunky cardigan to add to my arsenal for ages! (Even though it is petite, they sell it in regular too, as well as in burgundy!)
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Something else I have wanted for ages (and something else that my mother found incidentally) is a body con skirt, but I was having problems finding one that suited my figure. This one came from Pins & Needles at Urban Outfitters. It also comes in grey.
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The chunky knit of it seems to suit me better. The colour and knit remind me a lot of the sofas we have in France. I have not decided if this is a good thing or not...DSC_0029

Every girl needs a good pair of well fitted skinny black jeans in her wardrobe (even if you're not even a trouser girl like me) and my current pair from French Connection are no longer cutting it anymore. These beauties are from Whistles and I'm absolutely over the moon with how well they fit me. I knew they were right the moment I put them on.
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I was upset that I did not get one of the padded jackets in Hobbs N.W.3 collection about two seasons ago, but was still determined to find myself a nice padded/ quilted jacket.  They had another one just like this one in the N.W.3 collection again, but with green turnovers. I don't like green. I was very happy then, to spot while I was in the store and identical jacket but with purple turnovers, my favourite colour.DSC_0039 
I love how there is even a coloured turnover under the collar!
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Last year I practically lived in my grey leather Kurt Geiger ankle boots, but unfortunately after getting them re heeled twice and re lined, I really think that they might be past it and won't last me another season. Fortunately, I found this slightly more utility pair in Carvella at Kurt Geiger for this year. I'm in love with them, and I think we're both going to be very happy together.
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What have you been lusting after/ what have been your favourite purchases so far from the Autumn/ Winter collections? 

45 comments:

  1. Loving your purchases, especially the cardigan and boots! I had/am having the same problem - I started uni this year and after wearing a uniform for for the past 6 years, I had nothing to wear!

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  2. You think you have no clothes? Try a 20kg weight limit on a suitcase for a year ;)

    Congratulations on your results: you did amazingly well, and here's to the next three years of your life! :) x

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  3. Congratulation on the results! It's amazing! Uni is so much fun, you're going to love it! I am dreading starting to experience real life now. These will help you getting through it with style! Not that you needed it. ; )

    http://elle-yeah.blogspot.com

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  4. I am so going to buy that Pins and Needles skirt in grey--twinsies! :) Congrats on your A-levels, can't wait to celebrate with you.

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  5. i really like your skirt!<3 nice blog, dear<3

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  6. Phipps!! I was at Bluewater on Thurs! I'm there so much, you must BBM me when you go there xx

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  7. Uh, great purchases! Absolutely share your opinion about not having enough basics in my wardrobe.

    Love the bulky cardigan, the black skinnies (need some too!) and the skirt! And the KG shoes look very comfy! I love the print on the sole :D

    Have a great Sunday Rachel!
    Love,
    Emily


    http://www.thestyleexplorer.blogspot.com/

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  8. wow love those boots!!
    and the knits look so comfy


    ceeharvey.blogspot.com

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  9. Daniela: Damn! Will do, it was a last minute thing though...

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  10. in love with those boots and quilted jacket!

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  11. you have great taste! I love everything you chose! The boots are amazing!

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  12. Wow! Great buys, I love the Hobbs jacket so much :D

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  13. Love this post! Anyone going to uni should see it. x hivenn

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  14. your boots are amazing! and congrats on your results and getting into uni :)

    thanks for the comment on my blog :)
    XOXO, BECCA
    http://www.fashion-train.co.uk

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  15. All of these are so lovely! Congrats on your A levels! :) xo

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  16. I love the jacket and the boots! Which uni are you off to? x

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  17. Uh, wow how lucky are you?! Some wonderful pieces!! I love and want them all.

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  18. Love love LOVE the quilted jacket and the utility boots!
    *Also love that somebody else went to a uniform required school and has the same issues as me with their wardrobe having no basics! Lol!*
    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth
    xoxox

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  19. I love your sweat, it looks so cozy! And those boots are amazing.

    xo,
    Em

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  20. loooooooooove your skirt!
    X

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  21. What a great photos, they inspire us!
    You have a great blog :)

    Come and check out our blog to and share your though;)
    PS we also have a international giveaway too:)

    XoXo
    H&C
    from Amsterdam
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  22. Oh that is quite a haul, the jacket is my favourite.

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  23. Oh oh oh! Hellooooo quilted jacket!
    This is a very exciting post & I couldn't be happier for you! xx

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  24. Love the cardigan and quilted jacket- good choices!! I love AW clothes so much, I'm craving a simple chunky knitted jumper to throw over maxi dresses and pleated midi skirts :)

    xx

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  25. Great buys! It's always nice to get treated and to have a new wardrobe for University. I love the cardi and skinny jeans. You're bound to get tons of wear out of them both.

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  26. I like every garment so much!

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  27. Oh wow I love the cardigan and the boots....How much where they both?? I definitely need them:D xxx

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  28. Love the body con skirt. Great colour.

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  29. thank you for the lovely comment :)

    youve made some lovely purchases here! that cardi is gorgeous!

    my best buys for sutumn so far are a cable knit cardi from primark and a cable knit jumper i thrifted yesterday :)

    www.silhouette-skies.blogspot.com

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  30. Lovely skirt, such a pretty colour!

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  31. So nice blog, I follow you!

    The yellow ball

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  32. I LOVE your blog :) xx

    http://stylefashionvintagebaby.blogspot.com/

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  33. Fab buys, loving the cardigan :).

    Sadie xx

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  34. Love your blog!

    Follow me if you like my blog and let me know it!I'll follow you back. :)
    zizi
    www.zizibloom.blogspot.com

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  35. love the first jumper xxxxx

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  36. Hi, love the blog ..
    What do you think of following each other?
    Kisses.

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  37. Great purchases
    Lovely blog xx

    http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

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  38. Love all these purchases, the quilted coat looks perfect for A/W Xxx

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  39. The quilted jacket is amazing!

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  40. I have been eyeing up that cardigan in topshop for a while now! Lovely purchases x

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  41. Oh and good luck in starting uni :)

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  42. That is the most perfect boyfriend cardigan. I would love one just like it! The pockets are so nice. And the jacket is awesome. It's such a stylish way to stay warm. Super gorgeous shoes too! They look so tough! By the way, you are absolutely adorable.

    xoxo
    Em

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  43. Aww... Ready to go! Good luck.

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