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Collective Haul: June

I have recently been quite good with not spending too much. Mostly because I got a lot of things for my birthday and thus I don't have much that I need to buy but also because I haven't really been to town since finishing college. However I did win two giveaways and I had a bit of birthday money to spend so I have a couple of things to show you.

I found this gorgeous bag in TK Maxx and I fell for the colour - it's described as 'chestnut' and reminds me of autumn (already thinking ahead). 

I bought this copy of Les Mis in a charity shop for £1. I have been intending to read this for ages and I was pleased to finally find a copy which isn't in French.

I also picked up 'A Room of One's Own' which is an essay by Virginia Woolf. I haven't read anything by her before but this looks really interesting.

At a school fete I picked up this copy of 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' by C.S Lewis for 50p. I love the cover and it looks like it's new. My friend recommends this book so much and I felt bad that I hadn't read it so I decided to give it a go.

I then picked up this gorgeous collective Beatrix Potter book for just 10p at the school fete - was rather chuffed with it and the illustrations really are adorable!

I got this reed diffuser in B&M for 99p as I am trying to collect them for uni due to the annoying no candles policy.

The following items I was lucky enough to have won in two separate giveaways run by the lovely Naomi of Oh Hello Mango and the equally lovely Char of t*rexes and tiaras for which I am hugely thankful and suggest you go and check out their blogs now.
I am just going to put everything together because I can no longer remember who sent what. Also, for some reason, I forgot to photograph a few things so some stuff is missing.

I thought this cute little bracelet was adorable and I am so excited to wear it.

These mushroom pegs are one of my favourite things that I got - they are so, so cute! I pretty much think that I am in love with them.

Another one on the list of adorable things I love are these cute little felt fox napkin rings. I really do like foxes so these were lovely to receive.

I do enjoy a nice face mask so I am interested to see how good these are.

I also got these lovely Invisibobble hairbands which are actually amazing! I was worried that they would snap - like many hairbands which have felt the wrath of my thick hair - but these stretch really well but also return to their original shape. They remind me a bit of an old-school telephone cord but they are lovely and I really recommend them.

I have now realised that perhaps I did have a few more things to share in this post than I expected - and I didn't even show everything that I won (I will share the other things in my next haul). I hope you will forgive such a long post and that you enjoyed it.


  1. Great haul I love the bag and the books


  2. your bag does look perfect for autumn, I am a planner too ha ha!

    Eilidh from Velvet-Winter

  3. Gorgeous post - that bag is just stunning. I adore the colour!

    Beccy ~ Bluebell & Bumpkin

  4. love the bag

    x Maria
    New outfit post up on my blog
    featuring my new light pink summer dress

  5. Ooh! You picked some wonderful books! I read Les Miserables a few years ago and adored it! I need to find time to read it again. It's an adventure of a book for sure!

  6. A Room of One's Own is really good/important, you'll like it I reckon! Great finds in general though, the bag is gorgeous and I'm intrigued by the hair elastic, though I think I'd be a bit scared to use it... it looks like it would tangle in my hair and I'd never get it out! xx

  7. I might have to try those hair things!

  8. I love the bag; it's gorgeous! The bracelet is really cute! xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

  9. As a kid I had all of the Narnia and Beatrix Potter books! Oh the happy memories. ;)

    Tara x

  10. Nice haul! The bag is gorgeous. And ugh, the no candles policy at university annoys me too. I would've loved to cosy up my uni room with some nice candles!

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  11. This is such a nice post!xx
    Your blog is so lovely and beautiful:)
    Would you mind checking out mine and following if you like?
    Keep in touch xoxo

  12. Great items, thank you for sharing. That bracelet is really cute.
    Have a lovely week!
    Dusana :-)

  13. I love that bag! TK maxx are really good for bags! :) xx


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