Friday, 21 December 2012

Forever 21 Mini Haul~

Okay, so I've watched a few haul videos in the past and have a vague idea of what's meant to happen and all that, but should I stray from the point, I deeply apologise. ><

I am really quite happy with Forever 21 at the moment. I was really quite worried, because I only made my order 2 days ago and according to the site I had missed the last orders for Christmas post, so was kind of sad I'd have to wait til after, but then, was pleasantly surprised when I received a text (they text shipping updates to you - how awesome is that?) saying I would get it this morning! I don't care what people say about Forever 21 being 'the American version of Primark', as they're already miles better in my book. Now let's get to the stuff.

See what I mean by mini? I literally just wanted to buy those bows as part of Annie's xmas present, but then decided I might as well take full advantage of postage costs as well, so yeah...

As I said, I got these for my friend Annie for Christmas as I know she's quite a fan of bows. I really like the watercolour-y ones at the top; they're really soft and cute and I just love the colour! The black and blue sparkly ones are also quite nice, but I don't know, I just prefer the other one really. Had there been more options of colours, I wouldn't have bothered with the bottom two to be honest, but meh, they're still nice anyway.

This was part of their sale and I just thought 'eh, why not' and went for it. I must say, I was quite worried that it wouldn't fit me as a few hair bands I've tried in the past have been far too loose for my head and I end up better suiting children's hair things, but, thankfully, it fits, and quite comfortably at that, so I'm happy. Also, something I'd like to point out, the quality is actually really good for it's price, so I don't see why people keep on comparing F21 to Primark, they're sooo much better! Had I gotten this in Primark, the studs probably would have been plastic or really light and cheap, but this doesn't feel that way at all, so I'm sorry Primark, but it's F21 all the way with me.

This was really just a random buy to bulk up the order a bit and was also part of the sale section. They're a little flimsy to be honest, and the one on the left has a gem missing, but oh well, I'm not exactly going to cause a fuss over it. They were, after all, only 99p...

By the way, don't even bother asking about the colour configuration; simply put, I was too lazy. Anyway, I've been looking for a waist belt recently but hadn't been able to find one reasonably priced or well fitting or nice looking. Until I saw this. Now, anyone that knows me will know I'm a HUGE star fanatic, so this skinny waist belt with cut out stars is just so perfect for me! And it doesn't feel super cheap AND it fits me nicely, SO, I'd say this purchase was quite a win. ^^

So that's what I bought. I would say more, but then it would turn into a review rather than me just showing off my new stuff (or is it already a review? i don't even know!). I will, however, just like to mention, that this is my fourth time ordering from Forever 21, and I am always very pleased with their service and would highly recommend it to anyone liking a good bargain and receiving text messages about when their package is going to arrive. =3

Oh, and one more thing! The Forever 21 online sale is still currently happening, so go have a look, there's tons of really great stuff!

-Philippa. x

PS.: should i put the links up to all the stuff i bought? i can't really be bothered, to be honest, but if anyone wants links then just let me know and i'll add them. took me ages to go through all the stuff on the site, so if anything here has caught your fancy, better get the link off me than to go scrolling for years to look for it!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

There's No Place Like Home~

Oh dear. It seems I have fallen one step further to the dark side. So, I know I said this wasn't going to be like a fashion blog or whatever, but meh, what the hey, the poser and show off in me just couldn't resist, and I'm afraid that this entry will be the first of many containing outfits of the day (though it won't be every day, mind you, i haven't the time, motivation, or the clothes to pull that off!), so here it is I guess:

Coat - H&M 
Jumper - White Stuff 
Dress (worn as a top) & Denim Shorts - Topshop via eBay  
Tights - New Look 
Boots - F&F @ Tesco via eBay

 Cardigan - White Stuff 
Dress - Topshop via eBay 
Tights - La Redoute 
Boots - F&F @ Tesco via eBay 
Alice band - Claire's Accessories

So, these were my outfits for my 2 day trip to London. Apologies for the first photo, but my face was just too hideous and I couldn't bear letting the world see it. Oh, and apologies for the second photo as well, I was just being silly there. I must say, for the first time in ages I was actually quite happy with my entire ensemble, which is a huge plus for my self-esteem / ego, though at the cost of my legs taking a beating from this harsh, British winter. ><"

Note, also, the first photo, in which you see that I gave into my mother's pressuring and bought for myself the White Stuff jumper from my wish list. I know, I know, I'm not supposed to buy stuff from my own wish list but I was too paranoid it was going to sell out in my size, so I couldn't let it get away! Sadly, it's not as warm as I'd hoped (which was a little silly of me anyway, as white stuff clothing is so rarely warm in the slightest) but the concept is cute and I guess for now that's good enough for me (don't really want to complain too much after paying £41 approx. for it either... and that's WITH a discount as well!!).

-Philippa. x

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Welcome to the Jungle~


I guess I'll start off with introductions; my name is Philippa, I'm 19 and hail from London, England. I currently live in Norfolk (specifically, in the middle of no-where) with my mother and her family and am a freelance photographer, as well as an aspiring musician and fashion designer. I have been fighting for a long time with whether or not I should bother with Blogspot, but recently, thanks to some awesome fashion blogs, I've decided eh, what the heck, might as well, so here we are!

This is not, however, going to be a fashion blog, nor will it be another excuse for me to publish my life story to the world (that's what i have livejournal for!). Instead, this is going to be a collection of posts vaguely about music, fashion, and, you guessed it, my photography! Posts will probably be whenever (basically depending on if there's anything to write about) and hopefully after some weeks this blog will be filled with some interesting things that's perhaps worth reading or even just having a glimpse at! ^^

Anyways, that's all for now, hope this first post hasn't been too lame or whatever! :P

-Philippa. x