Living in one of the most beautiful cities around has it pitfalls; mostly that it costs me a small fortune to live here. I’ve had to really check my spending since moving here, and it’s been absolutely ages since I bought anything that wasn’t an absolute essential. This month I’ve had a couple of unexpected windfalls (thanks council tax refund), and while I’ve been sensible with most of it and squirreled it away, I thought I was well overdue a little shopping spree, as I’ve been so horrendously broke lately.
White Vest Top – H&M: Not the most exciting purchase, but I love these vest tops from H&M. They have adjustable straps, so you can make them fit perfectly, and avoid that annoying straps falling off your shoulders situation. I have these in several different colours, and wear them under shirts and such-like. My white one is not very white anymore after several too many trips through the washing machine, so I picked up a replacement.
Cry Baby Vest – H&M: This doesn’t seem to be online anymore, so I can’t link it, but you can still get these in stores. Anyway, Cry Baby is a brilliant, if bizarre, early Johnny Depp film. It’s set in the 50s, and basically Johnny is rather delicious in it, so I couldn’t resist this vest. It’s got those really low armholes, so I’ll be wearing this with a strappy top or a bandeau top underneath. I’m looking forward to wearing this with denim shorts in the summer.
Sandals – Dorothy Perkins: Dorothy Perkins had 20% off shoes in store today, and I needed some summer sandals. I’ve got a gold pair from a couple of holidays ago, but I really wanted some simple black sandals for knocking around. These have got little diamante bits on the straps, but they’re really simple, and exactly what I wanted.
Feather Necklace – Dorothy Perkins: Also sold out online, so no link, I’m afraid. I spied this on my way to the till. I love delicate jewellery, and the bargain price made sure this was coming home with me.
Memoirs of a Geisha: There’s a good second-hand bookshop on the way back from the centre of town, so I popped in on my way home for an explore. I picked this up, as shockingly, I haven’t read it, despite hearing great reviews. I’ve actually not seen the film either, so maybe if I enjoy this I’ll make the effort to actually see the film.
MUA Pro Palette – Undressed: This palette is supposed to be a really good dupe for the Urban Decay Naked palette that all the beauty bloggers went gaga for. I’ve never tried the Naked palette, as it’s bloody pricey, but I’ve been loving a nude eye look lately, so decided to give the Undressed palette a whirl. I’ll let you know how I get on with it.
The weather has been gorgeous here again in Bath, so I really enjoyed my stroll into town. As always, there were great street performers around, including an acrobat I hadn’t seen before. I’ve got some pictures to share of him, but I think I’ll save them for my next life lately post.
I’ve got an extra day off work this weekend for the bank holiday, so I’ll be getting in some much needed relaxing, and getting a visit from my mum on Monday. What’s everyone else doing with their bank holiday?