Today’s OOTD is an outfit I wore to my mom’s birthday meal! I would’ve worn my heels but we had to walk into town!
Dress – River Island
Blazer – H&M
Bag – Topshop
Shoes – Primark
On Saturday I met one of my best friends from university at Meadowhall – which is a huuuuge shopping centre in Sheffield. I wasn’t really going for anything in particular (apart from MAC mascara) but I ended up seeing quite a few things which I loved! We had so much fun catching up, shopping and eating a large lunch (ice cream sundaes included). Here is what I bought…
1. Victoria’s Secret Body Mist – Love Addict
I bought the Mango Temptation one last year from Gatwick Airport in duty free and it smells amazing. It is so fruity and fresh. I love all the body mists from Victoria’s Secret. On their own they are a bit pricey – they are £13.00 per spray. However the store does a special deal if you buy more than one (which ends up being way cheaper). One of the deals was five for £30.00 (which included body lotion). So I bought two and Lauren bought three – this for me worked out at two for £12.00! The spray itself is lovely and stays on a while.
2. Victoria’s Secret Body Mist – Total Attraction
This was the other mist I invested in! I absolutely love it! It is cherry orchid and lily blossum so smells really sweet and fresh. It also isn’t too overpowering either!
3. Flower Rucksack from Hollister
I apologise for the photo quality I have an anciiiiiiient iPhone! This is the rucksack I bought from Hollister. I had the same rucksack throughout my time at uni but from cartng it home with farr too much stuff in it one strap is held on currently by pins so I thought it was definitely time to invest in a new one! I’m going to use it for days out with Joe if we’re going on long walks or for a picnic or something! I saw one initially in PINK by Victoria’s Secret but when I went back to buy it it had gone! So when I spotted this I was really pleased! It was a really good price – £29.00. It has loads of pockets and is really spacious inside. Plus it is really sturdy which is what I need!
4. Haute and Naughty Waterproof Lash from MAC
I ran out of my last MAC mascara so needed to replace it! I should probably buy a new mascara every three months but MAC mascara is quite dear (£19.00) so only replace it when it dries out or clogs up. I thought I would try the waterproof version this time. I really like it – to be honest I can’t see much of a difference from the non-waterproof version as of yet!
On My Wish List…
I loveee the Nike Lunar Glide Trainers! My favourites are the ones on the left! At the moment my trainers have holes in so I may have to invest in a pair of these!
I went on a hugeeee shopping spree to Leeds Trinity in search of my graduation ceremony and graduation ball dresses. But anyone who knows me knows that being the shopaholic I am, if I go shopping for set things, nine times out of ten little extras will creep their way into my shopping basket! Here is what Shopaholic Sophie bought!
1) Graduation ceremony dress from River Island
This dress would look perfect underneath my gown for graduation day!
2) Graduation ball dress from River Island
Having seen the nude dress feature a lot this season, especially at the MET Ball I fell in love with this dress! I am wearing it to my graduation ball which will be like a university prom so needed something glam!
3) Black bikini top and bottoms from Topshop
I saw this bikini in the sale and thought it was perfect for my holidays! I love how simple it is.
4) Dress from Topshop (sale) – TFNC Malaga Navy Embellished Cut Out Dress
I am going on a night out to Leeds in a few weeks and thought this dress would be ideal!
5) Two shirts from Jack Wills (one similiar to below and the other a white blouse with a flower pattern)
I bought two shirts from Jack Wills to wear for work and also for casual wear with jeans and a chunky necklace. The quality of the shirts is so good. I haven’t ever really shopped in Jack Wills before really because I always thought it was far too expensive however one of my shirts was only £14.00!
6) Barry M eyebrow kit from River Island
I am going to do a post on this product all by itself because I really think it is amazing! My cousin recommended this to me and I love it. It is so much better than an eyebrow pencil because it looks much more natural.
On my wish list…
Miss KG – Gold ‘Georgia’ high heel courts from Debenhams
It is so rare to find a boutique that will sell gorgeous, unique pieces and do your make up and hair professionally. Thankfully I have found just the place! BB Beautique is situated in Halifax, England (however for all my international readers don’t sweat because you can still purchase their lovely garments and make up items through their website – they ship to all over the world!).
Some of their beautiful pieces…
The beautique was set up this year by Bonnie and Natalie who are fully qualified hair and makeup artists with degrees in Fashion, Makeup and Art. I recently had my make up done by Bonnie – she is amazing! I really enjoyed having my make up done professionally with some top tips thrown in!
Here is my before and after…
BB Beautique are perfect for proms, weddings or even fancy dress!
Their prices are really reasonable and affordable.
Full face make up (including false lashes) £30
Just eyes (including false lashes) £15
Hair styling from £15
Make sure to check out BB Beautique on social media and give them a follow!
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/bb.beautique
Twitter – @bb_beautique
Instagram – https://instagram.com/bb_beautique/
Or drop them an email – email@example.com
Sunday I went on a massive shopping spree to Leeds Trinity Shopping Centre. I was shopping mainly for work clothes, holiday clothes and graduation dresses! I came back with a few bits and bobs – still looking for the perfect ceremony and ball dress though (so more shopping trips are in order yay!).
Vera Cut Out Flat Black Patent Leather Shoes
My sister has some shoes similar to this from Topshop and I love them (unfortunately for me though she is a few sizes smaller than me). I have literally been searching everywhere for some! Office were having a hugeeee sale and I found these! They’re pretty much everyday shoes for me – so for work when it is nice, on a weekend with dresses/jeans/leggings. Another thing I love about Office is that they didn’t have my size in so I ordered it online then and there with free delivery!
The Topshop in Leeds is four floors so I spent a longggg time in here!
Broderie Pinafore Sundress
I love this dress – as soon as I saw it I thought I have to have it!
Colour-Block Luggage Bag
I bought this bag for work. It also came with a longer, adjustable strap in case you didn’t want to carry it.
Oversized Chambray Shirt
This is to wear for work and casually on a weekend with jeans. I love how this shirt can look smart or casual depending on what you wear it with. It is oversized so depends on how loose you want it so I tried on a range of sizes from a 6 to a 10 and chose the type I preferred. It also has slits in the side which I loveeee.
Victoria’s Secret – PINK
Sports Duffel Bag
I needed a new sports bag, and PINK in Victoria’s Secret has some gorgeous sports wear. The bag is amazing – so spacious for all my gym stuff and has pockets for water bottles, padlocks etc.
I love Bodycare for cheaper branded toiletries.
Eyeliner/Brow Pencil Sharpener
I bought mine for 99p because I am always borrowing my sister’s sharpener!
I bought a shampoo, conditioner and miniature suncream (£2.99) from Bodycare for my trip to Prague on Saturday! I think they’re perfect size – they do them at Savers, Poundland or Bodycare (a lot cheaper than Boots).
Simple Light Moisturiser
Definitely one of my favourite items in my make up bag. Every time it runs out I replace it – I use it as a moisturiser for face, body and hands. I always buy the light version (there is a rich version also).
Neutrogena Face Scrub
I love this face scrub. It’s always good to change up your face washes and shampoo/conditioners every so often.
Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
I am obsessed with this hand cream! It smells amazing and you only need a teeny bit as well!
Yellow printed V-neck cami playsuit
I love playsuits, they’re perfect for sporting holidays. I want to buy this for my family holiday to Centreparcs!
Me and Joe decided to go for a curry after work at our favourite curry restaurant in our town! It was so yummy! The weather recently has been so sunny and warm so I decided to finally get my gladiator sandals out!
Dress – Hollister
Pendant Necklace – Dorothy Perkins
Bag – New Look
Gladiator Sandals – A local boutique
Lipstick – VIVA GLAM – MAC
Shirt – Zara
Jeans – Topman
Shoes – Next