Saturday, 24 August 2013

Things I've been wasting my money on this Summer...

It feels like I haven't done a haul post in absolutely ages. But that definitely doesn't mean that I haven't been spending, because I always am! I was really careful with my money at the beginning of Summer, but then I sold loads on eBay which meant that my Paypal was full of money which was really tempting! This is just stuff that I have collected over the past 3/4 months from eBay, a few shopping trips and even ikea :)

Firstly, this gorgeous elephant rug was from Urban Outfitters. It was only £12 full price which I thought was a real bargain, and it's actually really big. I can't wait to put this in my uni bedroom as it's really plain at the moment and needs some homeliness added to it! It will also go perfect with my elephant wall hanging I have hanging up on the wall :)

I finally got them! I have been after these ikea plant pots/make up brush holders FOR AGES! They are a bargain at only £2 each, and are a lot bigger than I actually realised! Me and Joe went on a last minute ikea trip last month and I found quite a few cheap things! I bought a lovely ironing board with mannequin and tape measure print on it, perfect for a fashion student! I also bought this pack of three tins for £3 I think, which will be good just to store things in, and go perfectly with my bedroom. I also treated myself to the Real Techniques Core Collection eventually! Here I have replaced my buffing brush with my foundation brush as I've temporarily misplaced the buffing brush, but I'm so glad I bought them as they're just as good as I thought they would be! Instead of paying the £21 in Boots, I paid just £16 on Amazon!

I've bought myself a few new clothes bits this Summer. The denim skirt is from Topshop but from eBay, and I paid about £4 including postage which is great as I love it and it fits perfectly. This hamsa hand t-shirt is from a brand called Who Clothing, and they had a flash sale one weekend which made this £12 including postage so I treated myself. This lovely little polka dot collared tee was only £2 from a charity shop. I am super duper happy with this dream catcher. I bought it right at the beginning of Summer before I left Norwich, and it was only £4.99. It is exactly the kind of dreamcatcher I have been looking for since I lost mine when I was little, and I love looking up at it over my bed :)

The phonecase that I've been using for about 2 years decided to break on me the other day so I decided to treat myself to two new ones - one hard cover and one soft cover. I can't tell if they're amazing or hideous. My sister thinks hideous but I like them so I don't really care haha! The knuckle duster one has been on for most of the time but I've recently put on the bunny one and I love that one too :)

Here is my mini festival shopping haul so far! I'm going to Brownstock festival with my uni friends next weekend and I can't wait! The studded bumbag might be my best bargain ever at only £2 from Primark! The fringed bag was £3 and the white floral headband was £2.50 from Primark too. The large burgundy headband was from River Island and the white crochet playsuit was from Missguided and I love it!

Thanks for reading :)
If you have an AW or festival wishlist, please link me it below as I need some inspiration!
Which is your favourite thing that I've bought over Summer?
Love Dani :)


  1. The crochet playsuit looks sooo pretty! And I love the little denim skirt :) xx

  2. Ooh I really need a trip to Ikea before I move for uni! Have fun at Brownstock - that playsuit is gorgeous x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  3. That rug is so cute! And I love that knuckle duster phone case, may have to get one myself :) xo

  4. Wow I love everything here! I'm in love with that elephant rug and the fringed bag! You got so much great stuff! My favorite thing I've bought this summer is probably my tapestry from urban outfitters, it's hanging right above my head as I type!

  5. I love the last picture - the outfit would look great and I love the playsuit with the headband! :)

  6. That playsuit is beaut! I might have to track one done myself xx
    Cupcakes And Cocaine

  7. Oh my God I'm so jealous I love that rug!! Plant pot brush holders are a great idea :)
    Thank you for the kind comment

  8. Amazing post ! Love your blog hun!

  9. Really love the elephant rug and the pots from Ikea! I wish there was one close to me but the nearest is something like over 200miles away :(

  10. The floral tins are so pretty, i love things like that! x

  11. love the hamsa hand necklace and missguided playsuit - its so so lovely and perfect for a festival! xxx

  12. i saw the ikea plant pots the other day and i loved them too, but never got them! they're lovely, definitely regret it! x

  13. Whenever I got to Ikea, them floral tins are always sold out! :(
    I love the crotchet playsuit!

    toria x

  14. amazing items you've bought, I'm actually jealous! xx


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