I was in Birmingham today for a uni visit day, to find out more about my course & see whether Birmingham is in fact the place for me.. Turns out, yes, it is. Bring on the uni years. But since we had driven up the night before and the actual visit day didn't start until 1pm, we had a whole morning to fill. And knowing me, I think you can guess what I did... Yes, I went shopping! This is why you literally cannot take me anywhere - I literally home in on the nearest shopping centre and end up finding amazing things.
Blazer - ASOS; Top - Pull & Bear; Skirt - Internacionale; Tights & Shoes - New Look; Bracelet & Ring - Temporary Secretary; Necklace - Accessorize.
Mixing and matching my separates for the uni visit day, and I think I might wear this leopard print skirt too often! It just goes with so many things and creates a really flattering silhouette. Today with my print I was going for metallics and bright colours, which, when framed by my blazer & topped off with some bright pink lipstick, made a look that was very 'put together' as well as quirky for daytime.
Now here comes the extent of my little detour to the shopping centre.. It was actually relatively contained, since I only actually bought things in H&M, but it was definitely a good bit of impulse buying. Massive thankyou to my mum for fronting the money though, claiming it was a birthday present (even if my birthday isn't until the end of April), because I am definitely on the skint side at the moment.
First up is this super-cute butterfly vest. It's a bit too summery to be appropriate now, but the print was far too cute to pass by, and I can always layer it!
I seem to love gold jewellery at the moment, and statement cuffs always add an edge to outfits, so this chain detail one is perfect for me. I can't wear massive jewellery because it looks ridiculous on such a small person as me, so again, this is perfect.
I had seen this shirt around a bit, on other blogs and in those tempting catalogues H&M keep sending me, and was seriously debating buying it online. Then I saw it in store and literally grabbed it, because it looks even more gorgeous in person. The print looks a bit like curtains/wallpaper, but I absolutely love it.
I realise that it looks a bit like I've raided an old granny's wardrobe, what with the floral shirt and now the pleated skirt, but I couldn't resist. I love pleats because they are just such a cute detail, and the pastel colour blocking on this skirt makes it unique.
Just to complete my eclectic little combination of purchases, I picked up these gorgeous paisley print shorts. Scarf prints are hot property right now, and this coral pair are totally catwalk-inspired.
And that's my shopping haul! Loving the early birthday present, and it's a good thing I don't have to wait until my birthday to wear it all...