Top & Trainers - Primark // Jeans - New Look // Bag  Urban Outfitters //
Jacket - Forever 21

Just found this outfit shoot knocking around from earlier in the summer! Just an easy breezy casual weekend kinda look. Still feeling the white ripped knee jeans  - I think they'll see me through right into Autumn/Winter style teamed with chunky knit jumpers and boots. 



 Jacket - Topshop // Playsuit - Zara // Boots - Garage Shoes

I decided to treat myself to a new leather jacket this month as I was feeling a bit flush, and you know, generally who can resist a bit of Topshop leather jacket eye candy? What with receiving my deposit back from my landlord (long story short, he decided to sell up and we all had to move out) and getting a nice little cheque in the post from the taxman, I was very briefly rolling in it, as they say. So the debit card came out and soon enough I walked out of Topshop with this beauty and feeling £50 lighter. When it comes to items like coats and jackets, I think it's so much more beneficial to spend a bit more money and get lasting quality. I'm trying to teach myself to shop that way in general, not necessarily with success, but I'm working on it.

Anyway, following on from my last post and a little shopping trip at Kilver Court, we had a sunny wander round the beautiful gardens there, then sat down in the sun for a bite to eat before mooching over to the Mulberry Factory Shop... reader, it took a lot for me to walk out of there empty-handed. In particular I fell for this beauty of a travel bag, at a bargain £245! Why oh why I walked away from it I will never know. Do you ever have serious regrets about not buying something?



 One of my best new purchases recently has to be these REN skincare kits. A couple of weekends ago I hit up Kilver Court in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, primarily to check out the Mulberry discount outlet and partake in a bit of sale shopping. But whilst I didn't end up walking away with a discounted Mulberry handbag, I did walk away with something almost as good (in my eyes): the Refresh, Hydrate, Revive airplane kit - comprising of Max Moisture Concentrate, Tonic Moisture Mist and Active 7 Radiant Eye Gel for a bargain £8 down from £20 ... and the kit for combination skin consisting of Mayblossom T-Zone Control Cleansing Gel, T-Zone Balancing Day Fluid and Invisible Pores Detox Mask which was down from £15 to £4!! Of course at that price I had to snap up a few of the beauties.

I'm beyond excited to try these as I've wanted to use REN skincare since forever, and it's so well known among beauty bloggers/editors et al for being a quality brand. The girl who sold them to me said the detox mask was amazing for cleaning up pesky spots etc and I think the travel kit will be so luxurious to have with me on the plane when I go off on my next foreign adventure. I've just seen on the REN website that you can earn reward points for everything you buy online, and you get two free samples with every order! How great is that? I don't know about you but I love samples. Fingers crossed that these products work well for me, and I will be making a repeat purchase. Have you tried REN? Do you love it? Let me know.



 Top //Primark // Jeans - Zara // Shoes - H&M

As usual, I'm desperately trying to squeeze the last out of Summer with this slightly '70's style outfit. Autumn feels like it's about to set in, but I'm determined to tick a few more summery outfits off before I give in to boots, jackets and coats for good. Have you guys given in to Autumn yet?



 Shirt & Sandals - Primark // Jeans - Zara // Sunglasses - Topshop

I've been searching fruitlessly for the perfect pair of boyrfriend jeans for years, and whilst this Zara paint-splashed pair looked promising at first, I simply had to decree that they are not the most flattering pair of jeans on anyone under 6ft, and in particular a little troll like myself. I think this may be the end of the road for myself and boyfriend jeans, perhaps I'll leave them for skinny minis and amazonian models. Farewell, you distressed, baggy, paint-splashed, bane of my life beauties!