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April Haul

Recently I have been doing a bit of shopping...ok, maybe more than a bit. I have been lucky enough to pick up lots of lovely items and most of them for very little money - but don't worry, I have accumulated this over a few months. So, sit back and brace yourself for quite a long haul post.

These little boots were in the sale at New Look for about £15. 

I also got these tartan shorts in the sale at Topshop for £13.50 as I got 10% student discount from the sale price of £15. They are a size too big but I love that they are high-waisted and the colours are lush.

I bought this pretty dress in New Look in the sale for £10 as I intended to wear it for the Spring Ball which was consequently cancelled *sob*.

My auntie gave me this lovely antique cushion which I am so excited to put in my new room (as we are hoping to move house soon)

I got this copy of As You Like It by Shakespeare in The Works for £1 which I thought was rather a great bargain.

My auntie also gave me this book of collected Christmas Stories - it may be premature but I love Christmas so I am excited to have a read of this. 

My auntie also gave me this lovely little perfume collection which contains 5 gorgeous floral scents.

I bought this little mug at the Cadbury's Shop and I love the design. I am thinking of putting pens or makeup brushes in it and just putting it on my bedside table as it is a bit too small to drink from.

I got this gorgeous copy of The Old Curiosity Shop by Dickens whilst on my last shift at the Oxfam Bookshop I used to volunteer at. Look how it takes pride of place on my 'old books' shelf...

I got this mug for 99p in B&M and I liked the colour and thought that it would do for a mug to take to uni.

I also got another 99p mug from B&M - although they look the same, this is more of a mint colour.

I also got in B&M this tin which was full of ginger snap biscuits (which tasted like Christmas) for £2.99 - mostly because I love the tin.

I also got this lotus flower scent reed diffuser from B&M. It was only £1 and the smell was quite nice but not amazing.

I hope you have enjoyed this rather long haul post and I would love to hear if you have picked up any treasures recently.
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  1. I just love the shorts they are so pretty! xx

  2. i am in love with the tartan shorts!

  3. I love those boots and for such a great price!! I have been restraining myself lately because I know if I go over to Oxford Street I will buy the entire stock of Primark and Dorothy Perkins.

    Hope xx

  4. those tartan shorts look lovely! xx

  5. very long haul! I need a nice mug for uni to keep as my own because half the time there are none in the cupboard! I'm off to the Disney store today so hopefully I'll find a disney princess one!

  6. This is a great haul! why don't you compile all the pictures in a collage and make it your main picture!? You could pin it, so that it links back to this post, ie, more views!
    I love the shoes that you bought, I have been looking ALL OVER for a pair like those but nothing is available in my size! :| I have tiny feet! Those books are amazing reads! I hope you review them in your other blog! And the cup is cute :3

    Love from India!

  7. Those shorts are so cute! I saw a 2 piece in the same kind of tartan at the Twist & Tango press day yesterday, it's so awesome!

    Tara x

  8. Those vintage books are gorgeous! There's nothing better than new (even if they're old) books... I actually have that collection of Christmas stories!! Love the cushion and the shorts as well... Great finds! xx

  9. Soo many rad items. I love the little black boots. Such a great find.

  10. Love the boots and shorts. Sorry to hear your spring ball was cancelled :( I wish there was a B&M near me- but perhaps I should really be thankful that there isn't, for the sake of my bank balance! xxx

  11. Your collection of old books is amazing - I long for my house to be lined with bookshelves filled with lovely old books! How sweet of your auntie to give you all of those lovely things too! xxx

  12. I love shorts! I had some similar from primark last year but they don't fit me well at the moment, I just bought a skirt from international in the same kind of pattern/colours. I LOVE charity 'vintage' shopping, love the tin and books!

  13. Love the neat finds. That pillow cover is divine really, i love finding eclectic things for home decor :)

  14. That perfume set is absolutely gorgeous! I'm also a little in love with your old books collection. Lovely quirky haul.


  15. Cool stuff! I especially love those.old.books, and.mugs! I collect.mugs.... i'm i.must have all the mugs.and.cups.of.the world!
    Take care

  16. absolutely adore diffusers! <3 I'll keep an eye out for one! and adore your boots too :)


  17. Wow you got some lovely stuff - really interesting. Love the New Look boots.
    Rachel x
    Strawberry Sundaes

  18. Lovely haul- that little dress from New Look is uber cute and it was only £10? BARGAIN! Xx

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

  19. happy shopping and such nice bargains! those tartan shorts are my favourite! <3

    Check out my latest lifestyle (food) post! :)
    AL xx
    RASSP blog

  20. I also have those ankle boots - but paid full price! The perfect low-mid heel boot with gold accent :) Love them. x

    Danielle ·

  21. Love love the boots and that black dress! Too bad the Spring Ball got cancelled! But I'm sure you'll find another occasion to wear it!

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - fashion, beauty + lifestyle

  22. Your vintage pillow is stunning! So much work must have gone into that! I have also bought biscuits before because I liked the tin! You are not alone!

    Emma x

  23. Great haul! I love the pillow and the boots - what a bargain. Shame the Spring Ball got cancelled, hopefully you'll get another special occasion to wear it soon enough.
    Sarah -


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