Cyber Monday High Street Haul! ASOS, Topshop, and more

Happy Sunday, friends! How was your weekend? After committing to staying in all weekend, I ended up out both nights (typical), and last night somehow was at a Moroccan themed Christmas pop up that then turned into a brass band concert?? Anyway, I had some mulled wine, catch-ups with my friends Sasha and Sam, an intro to Aussie culture thanks to some visiting boys from Oz, and a little boogie to a brass version of Hey Ya, so can’t complain.

ALSO, I’m not unbearably hungover, so I thought I’d share a haul with you! My FIRST EVER haul to be more precise. I’ve been accumulating these affordable high street pieces for autumn and winter, so I knew I should definitely share this weekend as literally everything is on sale due to Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Black Week. Actually a little annoyed that I bought everything full price! Hope you enjoy, and let me know what types of videos you’d like to see? I’m off to cure my slight hangover with Pizza Express, catching up on my favourite YouTubers (Sophia and Cinza & Alex and Michael are my faves right now) and mindless Bumble-ing. Goals, amirite?

What’s in the haul:

Free People Coat – Shopbop – MORE17

http://shopstyle.it/l/oPx7

TopShop Jumper

http://shopstyle.it/l/oPyl

Plaid Skirt

http://shopstyle.it/l/oPyo

Plain Leather Skirt

http://shopstyle.it/l/oPz2

Satin Slip Dress

http://shopstyle.it/l/oPMB

Leather Skirt with Zips

http://shopstyle.it/l/oPAl

Striped Trousers

http://shopstyle.it/l/oPzr

Gold Small Thick Hoops

http://shopstyle.it/l/oPAB

Rucksack

http://shopstyle.it/l/oPD3

Bum Bag

http://shopstyle.it/l/oPEP

Creepers

http://shopstyle.it/l/oPJA

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2017 Black Friday Sale Roundup

Tiffanys in London at ChristmasHappy Thanksgiving, friends! They don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in England (Pilgrims coming to America and all), but weirdly I somehow had my third Thanksgiving dinner tonight? I attended a delicious Canadian Thanksgiving at my friend Riley’s, made ALL the beige food for my English housemates, and tonight I headed out to eat (semi-cooking one meal is enough for my taste) with some American friends. Will never be tired of pumpkin pie and gravy.

We may not celebrate Thanksgiving here or have the days off work, but luckily, England has embraced Black Friday sales. I’m not partaking this year, trying to stick to a budget and all, but I thought I’d share some of my favourite sales with you, in case you’re looking to snag a stylish deal.

Reformation – 30% in store and online. New York cool girl brand that’s also extremely sustainable.

 

Madewell – 25% all purchases in store and online. One of my all-time fave stores for classic, yet cool pieces. Usually excellent quality.

Shopbop – 30% full priced items and 75% off sale. Perfect for stocking up on fashion-forward, and a little bit pricier items.

Bandier – 20% off sitewide. Sleek, super-luxe activewear site beloved by one of my blogger idols Something Navy.

NA KD – 30% off all full-priced items using code BLACKWEEK. This blogger popular site is great for picking up inexpensive, trendy pieces.

Bauble Bar – 30% off with code FRIDAY30. Big fan of their ear crawlers and ear cuffs.

 

Uniqlo – Definitely stock up on their Heattech line and cashmere to keep warm this winter
 

Levi’s – 30% off everything. Their Wedgie jeans are my all-time faves.

 
More discounts:
Asos – 20% off everything with code WIN20
TopShop – Up to 50% off certain styles
Pretty Little Thing -Up to 50% off everything
Glossier – 20% off everything

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends and family! Fun fact, I learned today that President Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday as a way to try to bring the country together after the Civil War, how lovely is that?

Look for Less: Celine Tilda Sunglasses

Confession: even though I’ve been attempting to live on a student budget, I’m still lusting after these Celine Tilda sunglasses. They’re super pricey, but I love the oversized-square wayfarer shape and how dark black they are. Celebs like Shay Mitchell and insta-models are big fans as well. Since they’re Celine, while they are designer, they’re not overtly showy or too loud with labels for my taste. They’re the perfect does of glamour and discrete luxury.

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I’ve been carefully monitoring the pound to dollar exchange rate, as these glasses are currently cheaper to purchase in London than in the States. Still clocking in at about $300, they’re still too expensive for me to make the splurge yet. Until the pound miraculously weakens more against the dollar, I may have to rely on these dupes from Boohoo.

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Purchase here.

At only $10, these glasses master the Tilda shape. Instead of deep black, they’re tortoiseshell, which is fine because I find cheaper sunglasses can’t achieve that dark pitch black I love about the Celines. So, what do you think? Should I give into the Celine siren call and make the splurge or stick to the look for less? Halp!

Look for Less: Realisation Par Red Ruffle Dress

Look for Less: Realisation Par Alexandra Dress

This Realisation Par dress has been a longstanding item on my “lust list.”  I love the timeless, feminine cut that also exudes cool-girl effortlessness. Beloved by multiple bloggers and celebs Bella Hadid, the dress’s ubiquity still hasn’t tempered my pining.

Look for Less: Bella Hadid Realisation Par Dress

Look for Less: Lorna Luxe Realisation Par DressBlogger Lorna Luxe showcases how selfie perfect the dress is.

So, why haven’t I pulled the online shopping trigger after multiple visits to the site and almost check-outs? The $195 price tag. I just can’t quite bring myself to make the splurge when the dress is so memorable and can’t be switched up too much for everyday wear. The LBD, this is not. While I’m still searching for a spot-on dupe, Asos has a pretty lovely look-for-less. The studs are a bit different than the original, but the ruffles, cut and deep red hue have my approval.

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Snag it here.

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Look for Less: Gigi Hadid’s Studded Anine Bing Booties

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but I am settling in to life in London/life as a full time student again. The past two weeks have been a craze of moving in, dorm shopping, registering for courses, attending courses and starting a part time job. I’m finally getting room to breathe and blog again, so here I am! While I’ll definitely be delving into the move and London life in a TON of posts, today I thought I’d slowly ease back into blogging with something a little more fun and frivolous – a look for less.

Since moving to London, I’ve started walking EVERYWHERE (something very new for this former sedentary American), and I’m getting so much wear out of all my booties. They’re comfortable, utilitarian, but still stylish enough for the Brits (Londoners love to dress up). So naturally, this look for less is bootie-centric, since I can’t resist a badass pair to power strut all over the city in. Add Gigi Hadid to the mix, and I’m a full-on superfan.

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Gigi’s Anine Bing studded booties are pure rock n roll, but unfortunately, at almost $800, won’t fit into my student budget.

anine-bing-charlie-boots-look-for-lessSo bad bitch. So Gigi. So expensive.

Boohoo has a Gigi-appropriate pair for less than $30. Sizes are disappearing, so definitely nab your size quickly and refresh to see if more come back in stock.

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Buy here.

If BooHoo is out of stock, Asos has another very similar look for less. These have more of a heel, but the requisite studs are there in all their glory. These retail for $63.

glamorous-studded-ankle-boot-anine-bing-look-for-lessBuy here.

I hope you all have a great Sunday full of boozy brunch (or Sunday roast if you’re in the UK!) and Neflix bingeing – the Amanda Knox documentary looks insane. I’ll be back ASAP with more London posts and fill you all in about the big move.

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