Saturday, 12 July 2014


Well I made a bunch of you jealous,  by telling you that the boyfriend took me on a shopping spree for my birthday last week, and since that jealousy totally fuels my power cells, I though I would try and get a bit more by showing you what he bought me.

To be honest, I was pretty disappointed in what the stores had to offer, that could be because it is mid-season and they are trying to get rid of their crap before the new season starts. But, I did get some little gems and the boyfriend was very patient as I dragged him around...

First up is this little jersey skater dress from H&M - I have never been a lover of pink, but I do love the over-sized floral print and deep back. Now I just need some sun to wear it in, oh wait here's some...and it's gone!

Skater Dress, H&M - Same Here.
Next up was Primark, people may not like the whole disposable fashion thing, and that's fine, but my wardrobe would be very empty without it as I don't have a designer budget. Primark is great to pick up those few pieces to boost up your summer wardrobe and this floral shift (which you can see I have already featured here) and a couple of great tops, I particularly love the sporty chiffon number. I was also delighted with my Rolling Stones pajamas, which you can see on my Instagram feed.

Dress and Tops, Primark - In Stores Now

The finally clothing store I had success in was Dorothy Perkins as their sale was on and I can't resist a good rummage and found this lovely smock dress for just £7 in the sale. And don't forget I also got a clutch bag and necklace (not from the sale) that I am giving away, just follow the link to the competition.

Smock Dress, Dorothy Perkins - Same Here.
No birthday would be complete without some books to read over the summer and I have been excited about these 3 for a while, particularly the sequel to The Shining, Dr Sleep. I will be sure to let you know what I think of them when I have read any of can get some really good deals in WH Smith right now, including half price bestsellers.

Finally, I managed to get the lovely bf to buy me a lip scrub from Lush, I had been wanting one for ages and the fact that he thinks they are totally bogus, it was made all the sweeter. The bubblegum one smells divine and I cannot wait to try it...expect a review soon.

Bubblegum Lip Scrub, Lush - Same Here.
Am I lucky or what? What guys have you been buying, or wanting to buy recently?

Gems x

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  1. Youuuuuu!!! I'm so jelly right now you can put my jelly on a piece of toast! :D I love the mint top, it's so girly! The hell with designer clothes. That's another way of saying "overpriced shit". I prefer cheap crap, sometimes maybe a really good quality item for more bucks, but most of the time I love crap :D

  2. you've picked up some lovely things!

    from helen at

    ps. you can win a cute Dahlia trench in my little giveaway! click here

  3. I like the 1st H&M dress and the Primark dress. x

  4. I want to read Doctor Sleep but I am so worried that it will be a disappointment! I will look out for your review :) Happy Birthday by the way!

  5. I love the first dress, really pretty and such a cute pattern!

  6. I don't think I have enough patience for Primark, you always find such lovely pieces - that red & blue dress is awesome and looks much more expensive!

    Tara x

  7. You bought some really nice things! I read 'I am Pilgrim' last month and loved it, such an interesting book!:) x

  8. Hehe there'll be a green smog settling soon, us girls will be glowing green with envy ;-)

    Seriously though, what a top guy! Love that you had such a brilliant time on your birthday and bought such lovely things. The H&M dress has such a vintage feel yet somehow manages to be bang on trend at the same time.
    Am hearing so many good things about Lush right now, the bubblegum lip scrub sounds scrumptious! <3

    Right now I'm buying (too) many pairs of sunglasses and looking for a fedora! :)

    Sophie | soinspo xo


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