April Favourites

It’s getting a little warm outside (woohoo – dancing like the red dress emoji). I’ve spent most of my money on a new wardrobe, new spring things, i’ve even started putting gradual tan on my legs! Though it still might be awhile before I am brave enough to go out without tights, a few more sessions are needed in the gym too AND I must stop the winter habits of eating a packet of caramel nibbles a night, because coats can’t cover up a multitude of sins anymore!

Anyway, enough of the chit-chat, let’s get down to the purchases. Even though I have been very spendy recently, I am definitely thinking a lot more about my purchases, nothing is random or spontaneous. I have thought hard about them – how they will add to my wardrobe, do they fill a gap, do they go with several outfits, is it a classic piece. I’ve managed to fit every purchase into one of these categories, so i’m not sure if I am just trying to justify everything or if these items do actually fit into one of these categories. Who bloody knows. Without further ado…

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So pleased with this necklace from & Other Stories, it is so delicate and looks really pretty layered over tops and with other necklaces, only £19 but definitely worth it, it feels much more expensive than it is!

These shoes were also another good purchase, only £19 from H&M. Lots of high street shops are now selling versions, a very good shoe for summer and they are copies of a shoe brand I have been lusting after called Marais USA – but they don’t ship internationally which is really annoying!

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This belt has been fantastic, it literally goes with everything! Gold circles have literally been on the brain recently, other bloggers are wearing the more expensive Frame version, but there really is no difference and this cost £15 not £150!

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Here’s a little bit of beauty for you, something I don’t normally do, but these two items are worth raving about. First up is Bella Freud’s Ginsberg is God perfume, only £75 for the bottle. Obviously that is not cheap, but perfumes are very very expensive these days. This has a lovely woody, smokey, frankincense smell. Sounds heavy but it’s actually quite light, a different type of spring scent to the normal floral scent.

This lipstick is a real classic too, I bought one for my mum on mother’s day because she also really liked it. It’s got a lovely smooth texture, is super easy to wear all the time and is nude but with a hint of colour at the same time. I can’t wait to wear it with a bit more of a tan!

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Shoes – H&M, similar here

Necklace – & Other Stories 

Bobbi Brown Lipstick – colour beige 2

Bella Freud Perfume

Belt – Topshop, similar here