Hey everyone, it’s me again and this time I am back with a haul post!
I wish I had enough time to shoot and edit videos but I just don’t at the moment, although I’m hoping to have more free time towards the end of next year to do some as I think hauls are always much more effective on video!
Anyway, over the past few weeks I have set out to spend the vouchers I received for my birthday and have managed to get some lovely stuff and still have some money left over to spend so of course when I have more goodies I will share those with you too!
Before I jump straight into telling you all about the products I bought and the looks I plan on putting together with them, look at the amazing transformation I have made of my office! They say that a peaceful environment makes for a peaceful mind, so I set about making the office the perfect Lifestyle for Less HQ; I set up my lighting system, huge mirror for the perfect outfit selfies and also an amazing new clothes rack so I can finally get organized enough to update you on all the fab new clothes I buy as well as getting my weekly outfits organized too! Let me know if you want me to do a blog post about my office set up and where I got anything from 😀
Anyway, on to the products I have purchased recently…
Burgundy Midi Dress – I have to admit when I first saw this on the hanger I wasn’t completely sold on it! I hate trying things on in stores and would much rather try it on at home and return it if needed, but with this dress I felt it was too risky not to try, but trust me when I say I am glad I did! It is extremely fitted which always gives me palpitations as (as you all know) I am trying to lose weight and tone up a little bit, however amazingly this dress seems to hang in all the right places and gave the illusion of a figure much better than I actually have!
- The dress is amazingly comfortable
- Nice thick material without being too heavy
- Smart enough for work with heels on
- Can be dressed down with white trainers beautifully too
- Horizontal stripes don’t make you look wider, they actually are very flattering
- Hangs really well in all the right places
- Well made with gorgeous detailing
- Super affordable (I think this was only £12 and comes in other colours which I’m deffo going to have to go back and get!)
Chunky Grey Cardigan – So this was on my list of items I needed to get for winter! I love a cosy sweater or cardigan and I feel they make literally any outfit winter ready, so I had to get some more of these and this grey thick knit cardigan completely fit the bill!
- Really good length
- Not too heavy and is perfect to wear all day
- Good neutral colour to go with every outfit
- Chunky knit
- £10 which is a great price for such a well made piece
Sparkly cropped top – I always see tops in this cut on people and think they look so flattering, but I have always been a bit scared to buy one, mostly because it’s hard to find a bra to wear with them! However I have recently found an amazing strapless bra (from Primark) so decided to give this a go. I actually originally bought this in a size 12 as I thought it may be too tight otherwise, however I took it back and got a size 8 instead as it is cut on the big size. I feel like this is going to be a perfect xmas addition thanks to it’s added sparkle!
- Easy to wear
- Thin material
- Long crop and thin straps (make sure you have a good bra for this!)
- Not too tight
- Cut slightly big so size down on this!
- Bargain at £6
Shoes – Yes I bought two more pairs of heels! I felt like I owed it to myself to get some slightly lower heels to ease my foot back in after injuring it (although even low heels are still hurting it)! One of them are going to be worn to death most days with literally every outfit imaginable and the other pair I cannot wait to wear and were a slightly impulsive purchase but I’m like a magpie and couldn’t resist the sparkle. Also they look way more expensive than Primark shoes…
- The black pair do rub slightly on the little toe due to the curve of the point
- Look very sleek especially with jeans (both pairs)
- Comfortable for all day wear
- Great sizing
- Only between £10-£14!
Black suede a-line skirt: This is one of my favourite styles of skirt as they are so easily wearable! I would buy one of these in every single colour and pattern given half the chance, however I thought a black one would be most sensible to go with the several others I already have in much bolder colours! I actually got this in a size 10 and took the tag off before trying it on, but it is probably a tiny bit too big, so I would recommend either trying on in store or sizing down!
- Gorgeous soft material
- Buttons up at the front
- Great length
- Slightly big fit around the waist
- Has great sized pockets!!
Loose casual tops: I dont really know how much there is to say about these other than they are immeasurably useful, come in an array of colours of which I picked only two and go with everything!
- Great material
- Super slouchy but also look great tucked in with tailored pieces
- Loads of different colours
- Only £7.99
- I went up 2 sizes to get the slouchiest fit!
Gold Bomber Jacket: This is actually from the Charli XCX collection at Boohoo which I can no longer find on their website so it may have sold out, but I loved this! A cute cropped bomber jacket which is far dressier than the standard greens which bombers normally come in! Smitten from the second I saw this and wasn’t disappointed in person either 🙂
- Limited edition
- Great for day or night
- Easy to dress up or wear in the daytime
- Surprisingly warm
- Some of the glitter does transfer 😦
Velvet Mini Skirt: I had to get a second opinion on this skirt from my girls, but they said they all loved it so I quickly snapped it up ready for xmas part season. The velvet makes it feel really festive 🙂 I’m also a tiny bit obsessed with all skirts with a slit in the leg as I feel they add a level of expensive looking detail as well as serving a slimming purpose!
- Fits so well
- Really high waisted
- Slit isnt too high and is actually relatively modest
- Perfect for xmas parties
- Would look great with heels or above the knee boots
- Only £8 which is a bargain for night out clothes
I’ve also ordered a very cute looking leather mini skirt and some beautiful thigh high boots from ebay which are on their way at the moment, as well as my very first Nars foundation which is also on it’s way! As soon as they have arrived I will update you on what they look like 🙂
Anyway I hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful. Let me know what your favourite items and looks are in the comments below 🙂 Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram as well to keep track of my day to day looks which I am sure will be featuring these items very soon!
Lots of love, Leanne xx