I posted a London Haul last month after visiting London on a day trip with my baby sister for a trip to the Bloggers Ball. You guys seemed to love it so that meant I had to go shopping again when I went almost two weeks ago (yikes that’s gone quick!) to see Mumford and Sons. I didn’t go as crazy this time – mainly cause we only had about 2 hours to shop and eat before heading to the Hyde Park for the concert and I thought I’d share with you what I got.
Not a store I’d normally shop in as there’s not too many stores in the UK. Ben wanted to go in and I reluctantly followed, but was really pleasantly surprised. They had a big sale on almost everything was reduced and then they had an extra 30% off on top of those prices. I’m really impressed with the quality of these AE items, I can see myself now having another website to frequently stalk for new items!
Mini Sundress – £20.90 (Was £30)
I fell in love with the black floral pattern on this and the detail this had on the front, I’ve loved this style but have never been able to find a cut which suited me. I wish now I got this home that I got it a size smaller as it’s a little baggy on the back – whilst it looks fine from the front. I didn’t pay attention whilst trying it on. It’s a tad short on me – but It’s just going to be a beach dress so not a major problem that it’s a little loose fitting.
Hoodie – £5.99 (Taken tag off – think it was about £30ish)
I spied these marked down to by 50% and then an extra 50% off the last marked price, and then was even cheaper at the till! I have been moaning for ages that I’ve needed a new hoodie but the ones I’ve liked from similar stores have been too snug a fit for me – I like them loose and cosy. This was perfect. A gorgeous cream with pastel pattern and writing on the arm, it’s gorgeously fleecy on the inside too!
Crochet Cardigan – £12 (Taken tag off – about £25 ish)
I saw these on the mannequins as you walked in, and said to Ben straight away “Bye, I’m going to find this!” – I used to have a lot of these easy throw on style cardigans a few years ago but they’ve all worn out. This is very light and loose fitting – it’s enough to give you “something” without actually being hot. I thought this would also be good for travelling as it won’t actually crease at all.
18 Stud Earrings – 79p (Was £16!)
My last stop before paying was looking at the accessories and jewellery. I spotted this set of earrings which were unmarked as discounted so asked if they were at the checkout. She told me that they would be £11 and they weren’t discounted. I always need more studs like this for my second hole and already regret not getting a second packet. There’s a pair missing as I’m already wearing them. They’re a bright pinky red. Annoyingly these are the only items that are still on their website but are full price at £16 – will keep an eye on them to see if they drop!
Peony and Lime Reed Diffuser – Sale was £25, now £12
I know some people go crazy for Cath Kidston – but I’m not really one of those people! I saw their reed diffusers on offer and really liked this floral pattern which will match up with my spare room. I also liked that I can reuse this with cheaper reed diffusers!
Eyeshadows (£5 Each)
I was so happy to go back to Inglot – I think there’s only one or two stores in the UK and therefore I’ve only been once. I wanted to get a few peach toned shadows as I’ve been loving the ones I’ve gotten from Makeup Geek and find myself reaching for them a lot! I got two mattes, a lighter and a darker peach – and a glorious orange and gold duochrome.
Lola and Grace
Gem Open Bangle – Was £30, £14.90
After a thoroughly bad experience shopping online with Lola and Grace a few years ago I’ve stayed well away from the brand but was walking past and spotted their sale section and couldn’t resist this open bangle. For those who don’t know Lola and Grace is a sub brand of swarovski, and any crystal elements you see are made from Swarovski crystals so you can essentially snag yourself a Swarovski piece for much cheaper. This bangle next to gold looks rose gold, and next to rose gold it looks gold – so it clearly sits somewhere between the two. I’ve been wearing this all week for work and I absolutely adore it, the bright pops of colour on the gems without being over the top with colour and be able to pair it with just about anything.
There’s a shop I’ve only ever seen in Westfield called Beauty Base. I was idly wandering through the aisles not seeing anything that was out of the ordinary, Until Iw as stopped in my tracks by a tiny Milani section. Their Conceal and Perfect Foundation (£9.99) has been on my hit list to try and source from the US as I’ve heard amazing things about it, as has their Amore Matte Lip Cream, which I picked up one shade of – Precious, a gorgeous dusky pink (£7.99) (I already have a review of this written it’ll be up soon it’s incredible!).
Strictly I didn’t get these in London but didn’t have anywhere else to include them. BHS as we all know is shutting it’s doors – my local one in Peterborough also houses some other brands such as Dorothy Perkins and this section was discounted too in it’s final days of opening. I’m not sure how much each item was, but I bought three necklaces and a pair of jeans (haven’t included as they’re just jeans and already in the wash) – for £15 all together!