It's been a busy few days for me and it's been tricky to find time to do proper blog entries...so lots to catch up on!
As I mention before, I had a lovely lunch date with an old friend from work followed by a spot of shopping. She needed to pick up various bits and pieces for V Festival and I couldn't help but get sucked in on the spending spree! Having said that, the only thing I can remember purchasing was this blazer....
On Friday I popped out again with another friend for lunch (don't you just love time off work?) and bought some of those lovely chunky wooden letters. Apologies for the lack of picture, but I'm hoping you all know what I mean....white wooden letters? A friend bought me one in my initial and since I've been on the hunt for items when I move out I thought it'd be a nice touch for me and Mr B to have one each. He wasn't quite as enthusiastic as me, but oh well! I also picked up a nice italic wall plaque which says "Dream" in the same style. I'm planning to have a shabby chic boudoir/dressing room/library when we move and it'll look perfect in there.
As I mentioned in my last post, yesterday me, Mum and my younger sister headed down to Southampton to hit the shops there. It was all really in aid of the Hollister store for my sister, and I have to admit I spent most of the journey winding her up about it. The clothes she's bought from there are ok, but nothing fashion-forward and I find them all really overpriced. That said, when we got there I backtracked slightly and ending up exiting the store with a Hollister paper bag adorning my arm....
Have any of you been to Hollister before? It was my first time and it was a bizarre experience. When Mum said it was pitch black in there I thought she was just exaggerating and expected a shop that wasn't as brightly lit as we all expect. No. This is actually a shop in the dark with only one or two dimly lit wall-lights to help you see the mainly extortionate prices. Perhaps that's how they make their money....
So with my sister spending a ridiculous amount on a shirt which frankly has nothing distinctive about it, we headed to H&M where I made it my mission to show her what she could have bought for the same amount of money.
We were then 'Ladies Wot Lunch' in Nandos and I feel compelled to share this with you because of the bizarre attitude of the management there. All of the vinegar bottles were lined up without lids, when I asked if there were any with lids I was informed that there weren't...."because people keep nicking them". Ladies, are you with me in thinking this is the last thing I expected to be told? You're Nandos - buy some more lids! Or take the vinegar off the shelf?!
(Are you still with me on this huuuuuge post? This is what happens when I don't blog properly for 6 days!)
After lunch we decided to do some general accessories shopping and I picked up these gems below.
And finally, how could we leave Southampton without hitting Ikea? As well as picking up lots of inspiration for when I move out, I also spotted these:
So that's me done ladies, although I did sneak online and order more goodies from The Body Shop when I got home yesterday. Buy 2 make up items and get an £8 eyeliner free, plus 25% off was an offer I couldn't miss!
What do you think of my purchases? Have any of you been shopping lately? What bargains did you snap up?