Saturday, 11 January 2014

A January Haul!

I was lucky enough to receive a few vouchers for Christmas and so I've hit the sales this month. Although I love a bargain and enjoy looking at the sales, I've learnt to think very carefully about each purchase and whether I reallllllly want it. This has led to me putting lots of items back and is partly why I've bought some full price items instead, as I've liked them more.

Here's what I've bought....

Fitness Crop Top and Leggings from Sports Direct
I know, the world and his dog vow to keep fit when making their January Resolutions, but I really am taking it seriously this year. I bought this crop top and leggings from Sports Direct in the sale for when I do my workouts at  home. So far, so good!

Black Jeggings from Next
Black skinny jeans are a wardrobe staple and these ones are really comfy as they're so stretchy- hence the cross between jeans and leggings! Next do the petite leg length as well which is perfect for me as I'm quite short! 

Tartan Leggings from Topshop
Tartan has been everywhere this A/W and I love that these leggings are a bit different with a green and navy design. They'll look great teamed with a black/ white top and black ankle boots. 

Grey Coat from Zara
My guilty pleasure is shopping  in the kids sections in some stores. Zara kids is brilliant; really fashionable clothes at half the price of the womens section! This coat will look great teamed with my black jeggings, a white printed tee and black boots. 

Pink Jumper from H&M
This is another kids special! I love the colour of this jumper, it'll look great teamed with a pair of jeans and converse for a casual day outfit.

Armani She Pefume Set
I love this perfume. It's sophisticated, subtle, and it's been one of my favourite (if not my actual favourite) perfume for years now. Boots have got a brilliant sale on all their perfume gift sets and I got this perfume, along with a matching body lotion and shower gel for just £30! 

Georgio Armani Maestro Foundation 
This is a repurchase as I've loved this foundation for a while now. It provides a great level of coverage and is very matte; perfect for my oily/combination skin. 

MAC Eyeliner in Coffee
I usually wear brown eyeliner during the day as it looks more natural and, as I had some Selfridges vouchers, I thought I'd treat myself to this one from MAC. I'll let you know how I get on! 

Kindle Case from Paperchase
This case is so pretty! It's felt material, looks handmade and is perfect for keeping my kindle protected when it's in my bag. 

Kindle Books
The Universe versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
This book was highly recommended to me by sister and it has lots of rave reviews on Amazon.
The blurb says:
'A tale of an unexpected friendship, an unlikely hero and an improbable journey, Alex's story treads the fine line between light and dark, laughter and tears. And it might just strike you as one of the funniest, most heartbreaking novels you've ever read'
I can't wait to read it!

The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty 
This is a book that I've had in my Amazon wish list for a while now as it was recommended to me by my friend Emma and it has lots of 5 star reviews. It went down to just over £1.50 last week and so I didn't hesitate to buy it!
The blurb says:
'Mother of three and wife of John-Paul, Cecilia discovers an old envelope in the attic. Written in her husband's hand, it says: to be opened only in the event of my death. Curious, she opens it - and time stops. John-Paul's letter confesses to a terrible mistake which, if revealed, would wreck their family as well as the lives of others. Cecilia - betrayed, angry and distraught - wants to do the right thing, but right for who? If she protects her family by staying silent, the truth will worm through her heart. But if she reveals her husband's secret, she will hurt those she loves most...' 
Sounds brilliant!

What do you think of my purchases? 

Rosy x


  1. ooh i like that pink jumper :) Perfect for the spring!
    Lovely post hun!

    Alex ox.

  2. Lovely items hun love the Kindle case and the tartan leggings

    Carrieanne xx

  3. Got some lovely treats there hun, might have to go to next to get myself a pair of jeggings now :) fab post xxx


  4. Love the pink sweater from H&M. I am always tempted to go into the children's section to look for bargains but feel like I would be too embarrassed!

  5. In the first pic I thought the jeans had one leg black and the other tartan!
    Love the tartan leggings, I bet they look great on!

    I'd never thought of going to the kids section! Excellent idea!

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic


  6. That pink sweater from H&M!! The ombre pink looks so pretty! I also just got a brown eyeliner for Christmas to switch up my eye looks - I tend to just use black but recently got the Urban Decay Ocho Loco 2 set so I'm ready to experiment haha - Great haul! :)

  7. Fab haul! I've very jealous, I barely found anything in the sales!

    Stephanie (@hopefreedomlove)

  8. Great haul, I love shopping in the kid section too - feel so sneaky haha! I did the same when I went shopping, there was just nothing I REALLY wanted in the sales!
    Sophy xo | Lashes and Splashes

  9. The colour of that jumper is beautiful! I'm so jel you can shop in the kids section, I don't think I'd fit haha!

    Thanks for sending me your link on Twitter :) I've followed you now so can't wait to read more :) I'm over at if you want to take a peek xxx


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