I've been doing quite a bit of shopping lately (new year, new wardrobe?) so I thought it was about time for a haul post. I had a shopping trip here in Belgium and also picked up some things in a recent trip to the UK, so as usual it's half in pounds and half in euros - as is my entire life tbh. Also, apologies for the average to poor quality of the photos in this post, the weather has been so gloomy lately and my phone camera just can't cope!
First of all I did a bit of shopping in The Best H&M of All Time at my local shopping centre. There I picked up a stripy top (€12.95) in these really nice red, blue and beige colours, which I'm definitely going to get a lot of wear out of because stripy tops are my absolute go-to item of clothing and even though I have at least six thousand I can never have enough of them. Also, my hair is now the exact shade of red in this top so that's cool. I also got a teal slip dress (€9.95) which I wasn't expecting to fit me that well but surprisingly it did so I thought it would be really nice for a college formal some time next term. I'm always on the lookout for cheapish formal dresses! I'm not sure whether I'm quite brave enough to embrace the tops-under-slip-dresses trend but hey, you never know. Then I picked up this black pleated skirt (€19.95), which is one trend I'm definitely happy to jump on as I think they're super classy and can look amazing for formal occasions with the right top and a pair of heels. I tried on a couple including a very jazzy silver one in the sale, but the one I got is the perfect length to look classic without swamping me. Unfortunately they didn't have an extra small so I had to get a small which will need taking in at the waist a bit. Last but not least I got these black lace-up boots (€29.95) which I'm so happy to have bought because they're exactly what I was looking for, which is a pair of practical winter boots that I can walk long distances in. When I was visiting family the other day we went for a country walk after lunch and I wore them (which is why they don't look pristine in the pic) so I can confirm they are indeed both practical and comfortable!
While I was in the UK recently I also did a spot of shopping. In Topshop I got two tops which were both in the sale at half price: first this white one (£10) with a really interesting neckline (I love it because it's almost sporty with the mesh bit of course there's something very prim and proper about it because of the ruffle) and then this faded tapestry-effect one (£12) which I think will go really well with leggings.
Next I picked up a few bits in Primark, including this really chic black and white makeup bag (£3) which is great because I've been needing a replacement. Clothes-wise I got a really simple black zipped cardigan (£3) in the sale and a khaki green long bomber jacket (£5) also in the sale. Not gonna lie, even though I'm not the biggest fan of bomber jackets I just couldn't pass it up but I do like this one because of the length and plus it seems really warm. All in all you can't go wrong for £5!
Finally I got a couple of things in New Look. First I picked up this tartan tunic dress (£10) which was in the sale; I really like this style of dress as I think it's quite flattering on me and a little bit retro, plus I like the deep teal green colour running through the pattern. Last but not least I got this black backpack (£22.99) to replace a very similar one that I bought from New Look just over a year ago but which is sadly disintegrating slightly because it's made of a pleather-effect material which has started to crack. I like that this has different-sized pockets at the front because it makes it easier to organise my bits and bobs. Hopefully this one will last a bit longer!
And that's everything I got!