25.4.12

in with the new

Long time no blog! I'm not gonna lie to you guys, I've had some pretty great news that I will be sharing with you in the next few days... Clue: I quit my job on Monday. Details coming soon! 

In other news, I've been shopping up a storm recently (whilst still trying to be my savvy self!) 

I bought the jelly shoes I blogged about! I ordered every colour (so I pushed the postage cost past the threshold so it was free!) and kept these two, returning the others. I used my staff discount so they were a bargain! 

I bought these gorgeous boots from Office today (sold out online, 1 pair left on eBay!) They were £35 down from £80 and are SO comfy. They are actually a size 8, a whole 1.5 sizes too big for me but they feel fine with insoles in! They're like heeled DM's without all the pain. 


I bought some Mac Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation today after becoming sick to the back teeth of liquid foundation and seeing rave reviews of this on makeupalley (best.website.ever). I had an old Mac 'Cream Base' thing that I got in a goodie bag at LFW and was never going to use, and they let me exchange it so this only cost me £5! Result!


I made the most of my last ever uniform purchases from Topshop, using my 60% discount on some more on-trend pieces, as I'll soon be spending my days in a very on-trend environment... 

I decided to channel Chanel with a little boucle jacket...


And got these swan print skinny trousers, too. I bought these a little small as an incentive to see my health-kick through and banish my wobbly bits! 



I've also bought a couple of amazing jackets in charity shops lately, too. I'll hopefully feature them soon! 

What have you been buying lately? 

Back soon, when I can hopefully unleash my secret on you all! 


46 comments:

  1. ooo cannot wait to hear your secret news :) congrats on what ever it is it sounds exciting!! I am so in love with those jelly shoes, I think im definitely going to have to get a pair for summer.They bring back such childhood memories haha!! have a good week lovely :) xo

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  2. Must be the week for charity shop jackets, I picked up an Alex & Co blazer for a few pounds yesterday.

    good luck with whatever you have planned. Can't wait to read about it.

    x

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  3. Ooh how exciting!! Can't wait to hear all about it :D
    Wish I could ditch my crumby job!
    Have looked at the swan trousers every day in the Topshop window on my to and from work...so cute! I need to lose a few pounds before I brave trousers though >.<

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  4. ooh those trousers are so cute! excited to find out your secret hehe xxx
    Beth

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  5. I can't wait to hear your news! Well jel of your sandals ;) (sorry!) Gorgeous trousers. Been loving all the cute print trousers at the moment! x

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  6. I love the boucle jacket and the printed trousers!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  7. hmm bargain boots hun ! cant wait to find out what your secret is xx

    www.justjoannablog.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. ooo I'm excited for your news, sounding good though so congrats! ;)
    love the print on those trousers :) x

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  9. Oh my god the jelly shoes remind me of first school so bad! had some exactly like the silver ones!!

    Marie x

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  10. can't wait to hear your news!! massive congrats on being able to quit your job, it's the best feeling in the world isn't it! :D

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  11. Thanks for the Mac Studio Fix tip, I've been on the lookout for a good powder! MAC is the best. Excited to hear your news!
    Jen x
    teafortwodiary.blogspot.com for cute craftiness

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  12. i love the boots they would go with everything, i cant wait to hear your news!! :)

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  13. adore the trousers, verry pretty! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  14. Oooh, news sounds juicy ;) Loving the look of your purchases! Good on you for buying smaller. I don't think my hips will ever accomodate a smaller bottom half. Le sigh!

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    1. *accommodate......sorry, English student - can't let it slip!

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  15. Ooh, lovely new stuff! Can't believe you quit your job!

    Pip x

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  16. I'm sooo going to buy the jelly shoes :) Love themmmmm. perfect for my summer holiday

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  17. i love jelly shoes! they're so cute!

    violetdaffodils.blogspot.co.uk


    xx

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  18. I love the swan print! I really wanted the skirt in it but never found them near us, boo.

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  19. I love the swan pants! I wish I could find jelly shoes somewhere to fit my massive feet! I'm so excited to hear your secret, it's sad really. I should channel the interest into my own life!

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  20. I can't wait to hear all about your secret, it sounds so exciting! Lovely new purchases, I look forward to seeing the jackets you've found.
    R xx

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  21. Can't wait to hear your news! It must be something awesome for you to have to quit your job! I'm excited for you! All your new buys are lovely too, especially those swan trousers! You're making me want to go shopping, uh oh. xxx

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  22. Swan print trousers are gorgeous. I love the jelly sandals, another excuse for me to relive my childhood :)

    Clo xox
    Bits&Bows

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  23. Can't wait to hear the news!
    Those Swan pants are gorgeous too!

    MakeupForBiochemists

    xx

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  24. ERm, TELL US! haha. I am actually so excited to hear this, whatever it is. I reckon you've been offered a full time presenting job or something equally as awesome!

    Love the swan trousers, will look amazing on you :) x

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  25. Really love your boots and your print skinnies. Can't wait to know the deets on the business side of your life!

    xo Joana

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  26. I'm so excited to hear your news :D It sounds like all your hard work is paying off !!! Also those swan trousers are so so nice I bet it will be no time before you're feeling fab in them... great incentive to get healthy :) Molly xo

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  27. Love the Chanel-esque jacket, it's so nice :) xx

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  28. Sounds like you bagged yourself a new job! Congrats - getting the job you actually deserve is the best feeling ever :) Love the swan trousers too!

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  29. I love those swan print trousers. They've been on my wish list ever since they hit the 'New in' section!

    Rosie x

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  30. Thus news sounds so exciting, I can't wait to hear all about it, I hope to quite my retail job one day...ONE DAY!!

    I have those Office boots they are the best and I agree so comfy, adds a bit of grunge to an outfit :)

    Jade x

    Ginger Pickle ♥

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  31. I love the jelly shoes! I got some grey shimmery ones a few weeks ago.
    xxx

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  32. Looking forward to hearing your news, those boots look so comfy and what a bargain price! Such a shame they're all gone! :)

    http://lynseysliberties.blogspot.co.uk/

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  33. Eeek, excited for you/to hear your news, Gem! In LOVE with those trousers, I couldn't get those badboys to sit properly on me for the life of me. Damn being a midget. xx

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  34. I'm in love with those boots and they are such a bargain! They only have a size six left and unfortunately I won't get my big feet into them, want to cry right now.

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  35. i want those jelly shoes now!

    ENTER MY 'A QUESTION OF' T-SHIRT GIVEAWAY!
    (open to all)
    http://haveapeekinsidemywardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  36. I'm excited to hear what your news is! I hate being left in the dark! I have a new post up and would love it if you checked had the time to check it out. I'm all very new to this blogging thing :)

    http://safiya-marie.blogspot.co.uk/ xx

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  37. I literally want everything you have just bought, so jealous!! I really love the Office boots, great buy :)

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  38. I've not been buying anything nearly as lovely as what you've got! I love the Topshop boucle jacket so much, so wearable! Love the trousers too, great print!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  39. Gem, I am ready for your newssss... hurry upppp :D xo

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  40. Those trousers are fabulous!! Can't wait to hear your news :)
    xx

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  41. Love LOve Love!!I really like that you decided to 'channel Chanel' on a topshop budget. This is something that I will definitely be incorporating into my wardrobe! I think the boots are fab too especially as they are bang on trend for this seasons ladies shoes trends!

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  42. I love these boots from Office, they're amazing, I want them ! :):)

    http://style-smile-shine.blogspot.com/

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  43. This is a great tip for MAC!
    http://theredoneblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. the jacket LOVE!
    the booties, thinking to get the white version.

    J x

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