Haul, Broken Ban & All – Fashion & Jewelry

I was supposed to be on a shopping ban through mid July but after about two weeks I gave up. Also the number one motivation for my ban was because I was supposed to be saving up for a trip to Chicago but we decided not to go anymore so I just threw the ban out the window. So of course in my typical shopping fashion, here are my buys for the month of July. I had to break up the haul into two parts, fashion & beauty. First up is Fashion and Jewelry.

I picked up some tanks for my boyfriend for summer.
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I picked up this lace type top from a local boutique
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I’ve actually been looking for more of a white damask top but everytime I find one it’s a cropped style so I went with this one because it doesn’t quite look like lace so its still nice and summery.

I picked up a few tanks.
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I’ve been really into cut out shoulders lately so I picked up four from Forever21 but the sheer ones were extremely inexpensive at $13.50 each!
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I got the sheer ones in nude, white, and black.

I also picked up two dresses, both around $12 each.
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I picked up two semi-sheer blouses from H&M in pink and leopard.
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I also picked up this cute white top from a boutique.
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I picked up some thrift store shorts for diy-ing.
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I got a really good deal on shoes as well!
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I got all of these plus another pair from Gap for under $13!

I also found my perfect pair of nude pumps!
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I have been searching for years now for a good pair that didn’t have an ugly front platform but that didn’t look like a work pair either.

I found some sandals from Target.
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Since it’s summer, I found some great deals on swimsuits as well.
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This set is from Target.

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These are all on sale from Old Navy.

That’s all for clothes and shoes. I did pick up a few accessories as well. First is this cute over the shoulder bag from Forever21.
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I just love this piece because it’s so simple and so chic.

Some jewelry from F21.
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And that’s it for the fashion part of the haul. It seems like a lot but I got almost all of it on sale or for really good prices!


Recent Purchases – Bits and Bobs

I think it’s been a decent amount of time since my last haul and I’ve been slowly gathering things here and there. This is all spread up over May and some were purchased by my boyfriend.

First are some clothing and accessories. I got three pairs of shorts this month and a pair of jeans.
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I got really good deals on these! The top two shorts were from AE and we got them at 40% off over Memorial day weekend. The bottom pair is a $12 pair from F21 and the jeans were purchased with a 35% off coupon!

I also picked up a leopard print button down for $13 and a cute jean shirt that I’ve been wanting.
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And then I picked up some bandeaus from AE at 40% off to go under tops and tanks with big arm holes.
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I also picked up two bright purses.
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I sat on this blue one for a while, since March I think. I never bought it because suede material always scares me because it’s hard to clean but I love the structure and color and I finally gave in!
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This neon pink one was a love at first sight. I love how its a play on the classic quilted shape but the material makes it very causal. I’m not quite sure what material this is, it feels like a windbreaker type of fabric if that makes sense.

I also picked up this cute little wallet from Target.
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I’ve been lazy lately and I’ve only been using card holders or wristlets but now I want to get back into wallets again so I got this one because my old one is from 2 years ago.

And then I only picked up one piece of jewelry.
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I just feel like on my last haul I picked up all the jewelry pieces that I wanted and haven’t been able to find anything I liked more since but this necklace is something I’ve been looking for and I really like that one blingy accent ring. I do wish the sizes didn’t get bigger at the bottom but I compromised because it was only $7.

I also hauled a bit of makeup this month.
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First I picked up this Dior Blush that I could not get out of my mind.
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In the pan it’s the most beautiful pink and right up my alley but apparently it adjusts to you ph and moistures levels so the color looks different on everyone and on me it looks red which I don’t like. I’m still deciding on this one because I love it but I can’t use it if it continues to look red on me. My skin is not light or dark enough to pull off red blush.

I also picked up a blush from the new Hey Sailor Collection.
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It is the only thing I got from that collection. I wanted more because I like the limited edition packaging but I’m not really interested in any of the stuff from that collection, only the blushes and bronzers. I wanted a lipstick so badly but of the four released, I only liked the red and orange and I dont need another red or orange. I bought this blush because I’m currently really into very light blushes right now and this one is a really pretty flush on my skin. I didn’t get any bronzers because I was just overwhelmed at how many there were.

I also picked up a NARS eyeshadow duo in Charade.
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I really love the purple-taupe color and the soft brown rose color. They’re perfect for everyday wear and I plan to pick up some more duos when I go back.

I also picked up a MUFE rouge artist natural lipstick in 41.
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It looks quite bright in the picture but on the lips it’s softer and more muted. These lipsticks are super creamy and comfortable on the lips. I really like the formula so I plan on picking up a few more. I’ve already found a light pink and a hot pink one that I want.

This past month I also dropped by the CCO and picked up a few things. These are not all CCO discounted stuff. I got two creamsheens.
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Five lipglasses.
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I really love pink lemonade. It’s a coraly orange color that looks really cute for summer.

And then I picked up three lipsticks.
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I am slowly, but surely building my Mac lipstick collection.

From Target I picked a few beauty and misc. items. I got two brushes, an elf powder brush that I love for foundation and powder products and a Sonia kashuk synthetic buffing brush that I used a coupon for.
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The elf one is always a no fail for me and I use it for so many purposes that I picked up another. I probably have 5-6 of them. The Sonia Kashuk one is great for foundation so far. It’s very soft and dense.

I also picked up my first waterproof mascara in a long time.
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It’s probably been years since I’ve bought one but lately my lashes have really been bothering me the way one side stays up and one doesn’t so I thought I’d try to see if waterproof will help the droopy side 🙂 So far, I don’t like the way it applies as much as the regular one. I feel like it’s not as volumnizing as the normal one.

Also, Target now has those great BOGOFree deals with some of the salon/ higher end hair products so I picked up this hair mask that I’ve been meaning to try.
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I love the smell of it but I’ve only used it once so far so I can’t much say how it performs yet.

And finally I picked up some misc. stuff from Target. I just love Target.
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Bonus: I bought scissors!
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And that is all for my very long long haul!


Recent Purchases 5/9/12 Biggest Haul of Them All – PART II Fashion

I didn’t pick up a lot of clothes, mostly bracelets so I’ll start with those. I went bracelet crazy I don’t know why. Maybe because it’s summer and I’m really into stacking lately or because it’s so inexpensive to get a lot of? They’re all from F21 and all relatively inexpensive.

First I picked up these two white and blue pyramid stretchy bracelets.
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And then I got this gold chain with black in the center.
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And a silver spiked pyramid set.
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I also picked up this necklace which I actually broke apart into two bracelets.
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Each chain unhooks really easily so it was simple to get two bracelets out of one necklace.

And here is a quick stack of what I had in mind when I bought that necklace.
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I also picked up this tribal bangle because I love the colors.
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And then I picked up this thin silver one that actually looks really great stacked with gold pieces.
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And then I picked up a hexagon shaped one which I just thought was really fun.
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I also picked up this alternating spiked one.
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And this pink one with a tassle.
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I also found this sideways cross one that I’ve been looking for forever.
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I’m still debating whether or not I’ll keep the blue beads on there.

For other jewelery I picked up this set of hoops and earrings from CR.
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And then I got this ring set but I mostly just wanted the chain one in the center.
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For necklaces, I picked up this really plain cute one from F21. It just has a little curve at the bottom and it was like $3 I think.
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And then my boyfriend picked up these two collar necklaces for me.
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I did get a few clothing items as well. I got this plain oatmeal colored tank top from F21.
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It’s got a curved bottom hem and a little pocket on the left breast.

Then I got this crocheted type tank.
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I also picked up this plain blue tank to go under tops.
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I got this high low plain black dress.
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A pair of really cute high waisted type shorts.
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A neon pink skirt.
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An oatmeal colored zip up hoodie from H&M.
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Bonus buy, an awesome conair paddle brush.
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And that is it for my haul this time around. I’m planning a trip so I will probably be more conservative with my shopping ways for a while.


Recent Purchases 3/12/2012 – H&M & Target

I’ve recently acquired some great clothes & accessories from H&M that I want to share with you all! First, I got two tanks, a plain white one and a striped one.
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I also got these two great rings:
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I really like the plain square design of first one. I feel like it’s classic and will go with almost any type of outfit. I also bought the longer black one specifically for wearing on the middle finger. I usually don’t wear rings on my middle finger but this looked really nice.

And then I got some bracelets. First, this great stacking piece.
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It just looks awesome and I can imagine wearing it with a cute summer outfit!

I also got this black belt like strap one.
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Again, another great stacking piece.

And finally I got this set of 3 bracelets.
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Again, perfect for summer.

On a second trip to H&M I got three little things as well.
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^ A little tassle for my key chain.
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^some round sunglasses.
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^The cutest patent clutch in a blush color with rose gold trim.

I also picked up two things from F21, a plain mod-style dress and a set of hair bows for my dog.
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It looks really short here but it’s actually a good length and sort of boxy and still nice fitting.
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These bows really reminded me of dorothy from Wizard of oz for some reason and they look adorable on my dog!
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And finally on a trip to Target, I got a few necessities and three pairs of shoes on sale!
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I got a set of clear boxes to organize my craft table, some drawer trays for my work drawers and thick socks for running.

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I also finally decided to buy a basket for dirty clothes. I’ve broken so many thin hampers before that I finally decided to just get a basket even though its not quite as cute.

And finally….my awesome shoes!
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I got these for $10. I’ve worn it once. It’s a little big but still walkable. The only thing is its one of those shoes that don’t quite sit flat on the ground. The front of the shoes are a little tilted up so when you stand still you feel like you have to balance yourself.

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I got these for $8. I haven’t worn it yet but I imagine it will feel just like the creme suede ones I got earlier from CR.

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And I got these for only $6! I love the shape and color and I can’t wait to wear it this spring and summer!

And that’s it for my haul!


Recent Purchases – A Little Bit Free

Not too much this week, just bits here and there. I reached level 5 in Ulta rewards points so I stopped by ulta to pick up my free reward. I didn’t like anything on the list except for the free hairdryer and some hair products but I decided to pick up this Big Sexy Hair teasing spray with my points.

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I actually chose this one because I feel like my other hair spray that I use to back comb is ruining my hair so I don’t use it anymore but sometimes my hair still needs a little extra lift. I haven’t tried this yet because I haven’t gone out since I bought it but I will probably be trying it next weekend.

I also picked up my second color tattoo with a coupon from Target. I chose Pomegranate punch.
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I’ve used this under a stila cranberry shade in Jezebel and it’s great. It really makes the color pop and stay on the lid. I still want to pick up a few more, probably in the white and bronze colors.

And then I got a few things from H&M. First I got this great set of rings because I’ve been wanting small thin silver rings.
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I probably will not be wearing them all together but mix them in with other rings. H&M jewelry has really been impressing me lately.

From H&M I also picked up an orange top for summer and a pair of beige work pants.
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I’m really excited to wear that top with some white shorts and tons of gold jewelry!

And that’s it for my haul. I have my eye on a few more H&M jewelry pieces that you’ll be seeing soon!


[ ♡ ] Recent Purchases – 9/19/11 September Hauls


Warning: picture heavy!

I don’t feel like I’ve shoped a lot but in the past month, I have accumulated a few things. Here goes!

First, CR. CR is having a 3 for $10 deal on rings, bracelets and earrings so I got a ring and two silver cuffs.


I also got a necklace from CR.

Some shoes:

On a few trips to F21 I got a few things. I got a plaid shirt and some nice jeans and some $1 hair clips.

A brown belt:

A red tone brown belt:

Some bracelets:



A nice oval ring with a purply tone center:

A cuff and earrings:


More clips:

Some tops/blazers:

Cardigan, $11!

Top, $10!

From H&M a while back I got a few accessories. First, a peachy knit head band:

Then a cool folky ring set. There’s a fox, a rabbit and two twig rings:


A gold cuff set:

From Marshalls, I got a few things during different trips. First, a cosmetic bag set by DKNY.

And a little doggie mat for KoKo’s food tray.

Also a nice sweater:

From Target I got some candies and a doggie pajama for my koko.

Some other random buys. First, a notepad!

A liquid linerfrom Lorac, on sale at Ulta.

A mini travel size blush and bronzer set from Tarte:



And finally, a mac lipstick in peachstock from a CCO for $10!

Im on a money saving mission now so probably no more new purchases for a while. I did get my boyfriend some nice stuff that I didn’t take pictures of. Maybe another post!

♡ PaNhia