Thursday, 11 June 2009

Retail Therapy

I'm determined not to buy any makeup unless I absolutely "need" it, accessories? well, I do make my own, so that should succumb my needs.

Here's my idea of a much needed therapy session...


How cute is this dress? I had to have it, I love the 100% cotton fabric, floral print, the way that it fits, and I love the price even more £28 from New Look! I love it so much, that I will even show you what I'm going to wear it with on a night out. BTW: I never style the same outift exactly the same, I will always make sure I switch up the accessories.

Earrings: My own design.
Bangles: Istanbul bazaar
Shoes: Scorah Pattullo
Clutch: Vintage

I then went on to find this gorgeous baggy cotton top that isn't revealing at all, I love the fresh white colour and blue embroidery - perfect for a casual summer day. £18 New Look.


I also made a little necklace to match :)


I also got a lovely cropped denim jacket, it hugs in all the right places and just looks super cute on. Everybody needs a little denim jacket in their wardrobe, it's the perfect item to dress something down! £25 New Look.



Let me get a few things straight, something doesn't have to be expensive for a person to feel good in it, I feel a million dollars in that floral dres. It's all about how you style things, anybody can go and spend £700 on a dress and then team it with the wrong bag and belt for example and it just ends up looking "cheap". I'm all for buying quality clothes, 100% cotton is probably my favourite fabric, and if the "finishing" of the garment is great, then why not?

I own very expensive designer clothes, high street clothes and even own a belt that I picked up for £1 from a charity shop. That vintage clutch you saw cost me £8 and I LOVE it, it goes with everything. Always make sure you buy things that YOU like and that suit your figure regardless of the price tag!

35 comments:

*SweetestSinSheroon* said...

love the necklace first of all... and you really got lovely things and it wasn't expensive or anything .... you are very stylish hun!!!

bubblegarm said...

thanks sherona, well im broke, so i gotta get the best for my money :) x

Anonymous said...

You know ebay is great for inexpensive items!!!! there are loads of dresses etc...many you can pick up cheapy brand new etc... I'm kinda broke too! and i use ebay

I like the print on the blue/white dress-its quite folky looking.

:)

Patience said...

Nice purchases! Loving the jewellery and denim jacket! (",)

bubblegarm said...

@anonymous yeah I know but I prefer to "feel" the fabric and see if it fits, i hate taking stuff back :)

Holly said...

wow i love that dress super pretty for the summer, must check out NL next time, I never look at the clothes really but I want that dress, will have to get a good tan first though!!x

bubblegarm said...

@Holly yeah I usually check out the shoes and dismiss everything else, and today I did the opposite :) the dress is soooo cute, it looks so amazing on! I feel a million dollars in it :) x

pink~leopard~print said...

Oh I have been searching for the perfect denim jacket forever! Love the floral dress as well guess I gotta come to the UK for some good shopping cause I have never heard of New Look :0(

Lily G. said...

That's definitely a supercute outfit. Love the accessories as well!!

missmascara1983 said...

lovely dress and the shoes are fantastic. Were they expensive? x

Doma-Nikki said...

Thats a lush dress!! Im very jealous of you for owning that vintage clutch!! x

khmari123 said...

your so talented...i love your style

Jen said...

I LOVE that dress!!!

Ditzymakeup said...

That dress is adorable! I love it!!
G/l with the not spending money on make-up.. i wish i had your will power!!!
:D
xoxo

Anonymous said...

I love your style!, You should do a shoes, bags, dresses/cardi's collection- that would be so cool, could you please consider doing one? I find your style inspiring, instead of me always wearing neutral colours, i am wanting to become more adventurous with colour.

Thanks.

Kate :) xx

R.C. said...

ohhhhhhh... I want to shop now... love the dress!!! Love the color!!!

Make Up Crunch said...

if you wore the floral dress with some huge white shades you would look like Gina Lollobrigida in the 50's, gorgeous! J x

Saskia the Salsa Fairy said...

Lol, i thought you were broke!! you are as bad as me!
I am not snobby with clothes either, I have a real mixture of everything, style is not determined by the price of your clothing.
love denim jacket, I am so happy they are back 'in' I resurrected one I bought years ago - now i can call it vintage ;) x

make_up_me said...

I love love love that dress at the top, such a gorgeous print, bet you look great in it :), will have to pop into new look soon and have a look out for it xx

Meagan said...

Those outfits are wonderful! I'm so jealous that you have them....I think they should be sitting in my closet! :)

Girl With The Golden Touch said...

LOVE that clutch...I am obsessed with clutch bags! Going on a charity shopping spree soon and I can't wait!

ClassyDea66 said...

Love your motto...

ellamarie84 said...

I have to say that that is probably the cutest dress I've ever seen! Love what you are going to pair it with too. LOVE!

tina_mbc said...

Lovely purchases, you have excellent taste girl!!!

And you always accessorize so well! ;))

Charlene said...

You could shop for me any day! Would you teach me how to make jewellery? You're awesome!
Retail therapy indeed! And talk about bang for your buck! those dresses are sooo tweet!

Rin said...

That first dress is beautiful. I love the way you've accessorised it. And your necklace is also very beautiful. You're very talented!

Patricia said...

i love everything in this post!!! everything!!!!

Jo said...

I saw this dress today in New Look and it is very pretty, I liked the feel and weight of the fabric and you would never know it didnt cost the earth! Great picks! :)

freckletone said...

i must've said this a hundred times now. I heart that vintage clutch of yours!!! and yup.. totally agree about the price and quality vs. brand thing :)

Clio said...

fab purchases! i just love you style. wish i could see your outfit every day for some ideas as i have no clue how to dress. there are so many brill beauty blogs around,anyone know a good fashion ideas type one, just high street stuff?!

*~mad munky~* said...

do you use thread for stringing the beads together - which type? :o)

bubblegarm said...

Thanks for your comments :)

@missmascara1983 aha they were, but so worth it!

@anonymous (Katie) heyy, thank you sooo much :) thats v nice of u, i will def do some posts like u suggested, watch this space :) x

@saskiathesalsafairy good thinking :D xx

@clio i would love to do an outfit of the day post everyday but its just too much :) i will try to do them more regurlarly tho.. x

@madmunky i use wire or a plastic thread, depends on the weight of the beads.

courtney said...

oh my god i want that floral dress! im obsessed. wish i loved in the UK! :(

MODA CADISI said...

I wish we had New Look stores here :(

bubblegarm said...

@Moda Cadisi evet cok iyi olur, hem fiyatlarida uygun, yakinda gelir inshallah :)