old skool

Shit I’ve bought this month…

I have been pretty bad at spending this month. By bad I mean good. Ok I’m even confusing myself now. Basically I’ve been buying a shitload. But in my defence, all pieces that belong in my largely black, mostly casual wardrobe. 

Let’s dive in babes. 

1. Western mini satchel by River Island


I mean, how goddamn cute is that. It’s tiny in comparison to most of the beasts I use as handbags (I like to carry ALOT of crap and usually about 3L of water) but is a really great size for nights out or days where you can leave your tablet and blush palette at home 😐. I mean it’s no western Boy Bag (uuuuuuugh) or Lair offering but it’s a pretty bad ass next best thing and only £26.00 (not including the nice lil 20% discount code I nabbed before I checked out). 

2. Vans old Skool from Vans


God I feel like a douche writing Skool but whatyougonnado? So this is actually my first pair of old skools and I am so excited to have them.  My go-to Vans are usually the sk8-hi classics but my pair are now at the perfect stage of being battered and bruise that they look so perfect with jeans and white sport socks but just not that great when I want to be able to pass trainers off as going out shoes (something I do pretty regularly). So I picked up these little guys. 

I got Mat to lace them for me. For some reason he is so much better at lacing shoes than I am. Maybe it’s a patience thing. Maybe I’m just cack-handed. 

3.  Badass ring collection from Dixi jewellery


So Dixi jewellery had the most immense January sale and I went all out. I now have 9 of the above rings in various sizes and all the matching necklaces. These rings have been on my (iPhone) wish list since I saw them on Pinterest a few years back but I could never quite justify buying  non-silver jewellery for more than a fiver. But then they had a sale….. I’m not a big jewellery spender as apart from my wedding ring I tend to mix it up daily and so never spent too much on one piece. I also have pretty tacky taste in jewellery and luckily most of that crap is usually pretty inexpensive ha ha!

4. Faux leather leggings from Zara


So my last blog-worthy purchase this month are these little babies from Zara

Truthfully I would never have bought these going by the images on the Zara website as they always seem to style things in a pretty unflattering way. Maybe just me. Anyways I saw a stunning lil’ youtuber showing these in a haul and I was sold. She is teeny tiny and said she should’ve maybe bought a S over her usual XS, so I decided to size up to a M to be on the safe side. Having tried them on I think that was a pretty wise decision. Especially if I plan on slightly bending my legs at all. To be honest, I haven’t worn these yet but I have a outing in mind where I wanna wear them so I might do a bit of a “trying on sesh” (what we call them in my house) with them first before I 100% decide to keep them). Watch this space. 

So there are January’s big purchases. There were others but I’m sure nobodies remotely interested in reading about my new shoehorn (❤LOVE A SHOEHORN!❤) or replacement mascara. 

I do have a few purchases on their way to me as we speak but we’ll save them for next month. 

Adios amigos xxx