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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ebay Lust List #2

I’m seriously rediscovering my love for eBay. I know my student loan is going to take such a beating when it comes through!

These are the bags I’ve been watching for the last couple of days.

I love oversized clutches to can’t wait to get my mitts on #4, although I’m not sure if I’ll go for that colour combo. Most of my bags are brown/black/grey so pink is a big step for me.

#3 is perfect for winter – it’s almost making me excited for the cold months!

What are you watching on eBay this week?

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Sunday, March 4, 2012


Another quick post about some gifts that the boy has treated me to.

He’s such a sweetie and surprised me with one of my ‘Wants this Week’ from a couple of weeks ago. It took a while to be delivered, and I thought I’d figured it out but this arrived the other day and I was really shocked.

I love the cute brown paper bag that it came in!

For a pound extra he was also able to get me a really cool Topshop newspaper and tote bag.

It’s a lot smaller than my usual handbags and I’ve had to filter my junk down by 200%, but it’s totally worth it!

Inside the flap is suede, feels gorgeous.

I’ve also been complaining about how much I need a new diary too, and this arrived in the post the other day. Again, courtesy of my beau.

I’m completely in love with it; it’s really chunky and has a Ted Baker pen with it too. Throughout the diary there are pages with quotes from him about life and fashion and a cute embossed message on the back.

I love the fact that it’s covered in fabric too, means it won’t get battered in my handbag!

He says he’s jealous of all of the beauty boxes I receive and wants me to make a box up for him. Will probably be more of a general box, than beauty as he isn’t very metrosexual when it comes to that kind of stuff! Haha.

Any ideas ladies? I think I owe him big time! ♥

Lola ..x

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Wants This Week: Shoes.

Behind on my Wants This Week – again!

Good news though, my boyfriend surprised me with one of my Wants from last week. His lips are sealed and he won’t tell me which one it was, so I’m really excited to see what gets delivered!

My Wants This Week are shoes. When I thought about what I’d do this week, shoes seemed to be the best idea since the boy had bought me two pairs last week. BUT there wasn’t much out there that I liked right now, which was disappointing.

So here are my picks, the best of a bad bunch to be honest!

I’m obsessed with slippers at the moment, I haven’t bought myself a pair yet as I need to find the right ones – and try them on, which is the only downside with ASOS – but these are really cute.

Again, slippers. I’m really annoyed as Topshop had an AMAZING pair of studded black slippers, which they only have left in a horrible, nude pink at the moment. So these are the next best thing. And you can’t go wrong with suede!

I didn’t realise that there seems to be a recurrent theme of black shoes. I have pair of black t-bars, also from DP, but these are similar to some that Topshop had a few months back. I’m not usually keen on patent shoes, but I love the frills!

I didn’t want to just pick out flats, and even though I don’t wear heels very often I’m completely in lust with these. I love the platform and the chunky heel.

These are probably my favourite out of all of the shoes. They’re made out of goatskin, and look like they’d be really comfy – well, as comfy as heels can be! I love the block colours, and as well as the black and white, Zara also stock them in white and coral. Love, love, love. 

What are you picks for this week? Link me any shoes that you've been lusting after!

Lola ..x

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Mini Haul! ..

The other day my boyfriend and I went shopping to try and find him a jacket, and we ended up buying everything BUT a jacket!

Whenever he buys himself something new he always get me something too - he's such a sweetie, so here are the things we picked up on our trip.

H&M - £10

This jacket is from H&M – how ironic that it was him who was supposed to be getting a jacket, not me! It was the last one in the sale section, so it was obviously meant for me! I thought it was really cute and can be dressed up or down depending on where you’re going, and it has a really nice silk lining.

River Island - £7 (Reduced from £15)

I really love chunky knit stuff and I spotted this snood as soon as we walked in. It’s so soft, and really warm and I’ve not stopped wearing it since we got it!

Dorothy Perkins - £20 

My boyfriend has got really good taste in shoes, and I was so happy when he picked these up. I’m usually a size six, but these were huge in a six and so I had to get a five instead. I haven’t worn them out yet, but they feel really comfy and they’re oh-so-cute!

H&M - £7.99

Again, another pair of shoes. It’s becoming a bit of a habit now. I love plain pumps that I can just slip on and off and these fit like a glove. If I’m wearing an elaborate dress, or even accessories, I don’t like to overdo other parts of my outfit, so shoes like this are perfect. And at £7.99 I’m sold!

H&M - £2.99 (I think!)

I have about four or five different lip balms in my bag (read: suitcase) and it’s always a trouble to find them so I got this little makeup bag to keep them in. And of course since I was buying it, what better excuse do I have for buying another lip balm?

H&M - £2.99

This Vanilla Lip Butter smells ah-may-zing and it keeps my lips really soft and supple.

I also got some wipes to keep in my bag and some shea butter hand creams.

Both H&M
Wipes - £1.99 (They smell good!)
Hand creams - £1.99

I’m not very good at going shopping; I actually hate it I’m sad to say. After a few shops I get fed up and want to go home – online shopping any day! So that was it after we visited three or four shops. The boy got some really nice stuff too so it was a good trip all in all.
Lola ..x

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Wants This Week

Going to do a few posts today instead of doing one reeeeally long post.

Here are my Wants This Week, decided that I’d focus on bags – a girl can never have too many bags .. or shoes .. or dresses .. or anything really!

1 – Tapestry Satchel – Matalan - £12
Matalan are having a bit of a revival at the moment, or in my eyes anyway, and this tapestry bag is really cute. I wouldn’t actually BUY it because I carry around my whole life in my handbags and I wouldn’t be able to fit everything in here but it’s still very nice.
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2 – Contrast Leather Satchel – Topshop - £75
Dear Topshop, your bags are beautiful but 75% of the time they’re way out of my price range. And this is definitely one of those times. Gorgeous bag, and I’d even be willing to leave some of my junk at home so I could carry it around. But until I’m a graduate earning some big moola (HA!) I can’t sacrifice practicality for a bag that’s out of my price range anyway.
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3 – Plaited Leather Shopper – Zara - £79.99
This is one is a bit of a cheat because I actually have two of them already. My boy got me the gorgeous tan one, and then got me a grey felt and leather version too. I see them EVERYWHERE though, which is slightly off-putting but alas had made me fall in love with the black one now as well. I know I was just moaning about the price of the satchel, but this bag is amazing – size, quality, looks, its perfection.
♥ ♥ ♥

4 – Ted Baker 13” PU Sleeve – Ted Baker for Apple - £59.95
Okay technically not a bag, hands up. But it is gorgeous! I’m addicted to my Macbook, and she’d look perfect in one of these. Ted Baker has designed them specifically for Apple so these ones are only available on the Apple website. Admittedly, a bit of a bump at £60 but worthy of my cooing nonetheless!
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And finally ..

5 – Leather Contrast Clutch Bag – Topshop - £32
Another Topshop beauty, but this time slightly more affordable. I love a good clutch bag and this one is amazing. I really like the coral detailing, and it’s got space for your cards, money, phone, whatever, so you can leave that bulky purse at home! 10% off for students as well so I’m very tempted to buy!
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As usual, if anyone has some cash lying around that they just don’t need then I wouldn’t object to you buying one – or all! – of these for me! Haha :)

Lola ..x

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Mini Shopping Haul ..

Decided to do a little haul of the stuff from my shopping trip.

Picked up some Clean & Clear Blackhead Scrub from Boots because of my combination skin. Although it does get very, very oily, it’s also really dry so I love to use this to give it a good scrub and get rid of any dead skin.

I also get really dry lips and was using EOS lip balms for a while but just found that they didn’t do much for me. So I’m back to my oil faithful, Carmex. Absolutely love this stuff! Hadn’t tried the mint one before so I picked up one for my boy and I to try.

For valentines day last year, my boyfriend got me a pair of gorgeous flats from Zara and I literally wore the heck out of them until they pretty much fell apart – okay, they didn’t fall apart but they got quite dirty! So when I saw these in H&M I just HAD to buy them. They’re almost the same, just not as good in terms of quality. 

I also picked up these black shoes too. I actually haven’t had any black flats in a while, my last ones got ruined in the mud and since then I’ve stuck to anything brown. These were from Dorothy Perkins and were £23, but they’ve got an offer on at the moment for students to get 25% off so I couldn’t pass that up! I’m not a huge patent shoe fan, but these are undeniably cute. Weirdly they say Barratts inside – even the woman at the till was confused but they definitely have them in other stores and online!

Didn’t buy a lot of clothes, I hate shopping usually. I’m an ASOS girl – I love ordering stuff online because I HATE trying on clothes in the shop. ASOS Premier is like heaven to me!
Again from DP, got some cute PJ bottoms. Don’t really wear them in bed that often, so they’re mostly for slobbing around the house!

They’ve got a really cute ribbon at the waist, which is handy because I bought a size too big.

Last thing I bought was this dress from H&M. As I’ve mentioned before I don’t wear trousers so pretty much live in dresses and this was an absolute steal at £10 – could hardly contain my excitement when I got to the till and it scanned at £7! The bottom of it is slightly silky and the top is just like a t-shirt. It’s got really nice folded, capped sleeves and a cute little pocket on the front too.

Please excuse the pictures. My boyfriend and I have set up a bed on the living room floor – yes, we’re big kids! – and that was the only space I had to take the pictures.

I also got a t-shirt for the boy and a cute cardigan for my friend Zoe.

Anyone else addicted to the sale section? Picked up anything nice recently??

Still waiting for my H&M online order (humph!)

Lola ..x

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