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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Target Holiday Collection

Like most twenty-something females, I am frequently pulled under the spell of Target. During a recent trip for eyeliner that turned into a 40 minute scour of the entire store, I fell in love with their holiday collection. They have several Christmas lines – traditional red and white, gold, copper, rustic – really a gaggle of festive beauties to suit any taste. While the Christmas season is in full swing, and my decorations went up barely before the Thanksgiving table was cleared, I thought I’d share some of Target’s collection, in case you need one more bit of holiday cheer to light up your home

Check out my sneaky in store snaps below and scroll through the widgets to shop my picks.

Marquee lights were everywhere, and I’m definitely a fan. You used to have to spend hundreds of dollars for a sign, but Target has brought them to the masses.

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Some classic red and green for all of you traditionalists. How cute are those throw pillows?

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A bit of gold glamour, if you’re feeling fancy.
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More gold tones. I just love that “Peace” pillow and those furry foot stools.
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This colorful range would really complement a more neutral decor palette. Would love that “Joy” sign in an all white living room.
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Last but not least, some silver sparkles. Like Burl Ives says, it’s not Christmas without silver and gold. I also think it’s not Christmas without a moscow mule mug. 
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Look for Less: Matisse x Kate Bosworth Star Studded Booties

Um, you guys, how perfect will these be for Coachella next year?
Snag them  here!
Cutoffs (similar, my originals are old from Zara)

I know, I know, it’s still six months away (an eternity!) – but these shoes are too damn cute, bohemian, and a steal at $68. Plus, they’re very comfy and will be perfect for standing and dancing at concerts all day in the desert.
Did I mention, they look EXACTLY like these Kate Bosworth x Matisse booties that retail at a whooping $500?! Matisse makes an excellent pair of shoes, but that’s way out of my price range. Love me a good look for less. Kate wore the originals to Coachella too – so they are spot-on for bohemian and festival style. It-girl approved.
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Can you tell the difference from these?
What do you think of these bad boys? Are any of you also going to Coachella this year?
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Sale Alert: Rebecca Minkoff

wallet (sold out – sorry!) // purple bag // tan cross body

Rebecca Minkoff makes always on trend and always stylish handbags, but typically they can be pretty expensive. Luckily, she is currently having an awesome sale through tonight, and you can pick up some current styles at steep discounts. I love her cross body bags for traveling, nights out and sightseeing and the purple nylon bag pictured above will be great for work and as a carry on. I’ve included some additional favorite styles below.

Finn Crossbody. Fringe is on point. 
Love Crossbody. So girly. 
Sydney Crossbody. Classic and the blush is on trend. 
Sydney Bucket Bag. Obsessed with this. 
Let me know if you get any great steals!

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5 Ways to Quit Your Online Shopping Addiction

While I don’t have many vices – I don’t drink, do drugs, or gamble – I am oft at the mercy of my online shopping addiction. Blogging is no help, and my love for clothes, fashion, and finding a good deal ultimately leads me to overspending. It’s just too easy to spot a cute dress, pair of shoes on sale, or blogger recommended skirt, then with a few clicks, have the item on its way and my bank account considerably emptier. If I’ve had a bad day at work, I don’t get shitfaced – I shop.

With no break in the addiction in sight, my mom challenged me to go the month of July without online shopping. This sounds easy, but I am a junkie and usually purchase something online at least once a week, if not more. Surprisingly, I almost made it the whole month without breaking (the Nordstrom anniversary sale did me in), and it taught me a lot about what my triggers are and some of the roots of my addiction.  I also learned what tools and techniques help me fight back against the addiction, and I thought I’d share them with you. Buckle up my fellow junkies – it’s time for rehab!

Unsubscribe from Temptation

You know those handy mailing lists most stores have the inform you of flash sales, new arrivals, and discounts? Well say buh bye to these temptresses! I quickly realized during my challenge that these emails are very effective marketing tools that are cause for most of my impulse purchases. As soon as I unsubscribed, it became a lot easier to avoid temptation. I couldn’t buy an item just because it was on sale, because I simply didn’t know about the sale.

Set Small Goals

While it’s nice to be optimistic and reach for the stars, I knew I wasn’t going to cure myself of online shopping forever. If I  set that lofty of a goal, I likely would be even more disappointed when I had a relapse. Setting a month long challenge period was more realistic and attainable, meaning I’d be more serious about achieving it and would only motivate myself to set higher future goals.

Wait It Out

See an item you just HAVE to have? If you feel strongly about it, note the item, then wait 24 hours before purchasing. If you still want it after 24 hours, then maybe you can break your fast, but chances are, after the fleeting impulse has past, you will feel less strongly about your “must-have.”

Work With What You Have

Part of why I online shop so much is because I feel like I have “nothing” to wear and just need to freshen up my wardrobe. This exercise forced me to go through my closet and work with what I already owned. I discovered items I had even forgotten I owned or had never worn before and was able to be more creative with my outfit styling. I didn’t have “nothing to wear” – I simply was disorganized or too rushed in the morning – talk about  a reality check.

Reward Yourself

Treat yo self, girl! My reward if I successfully avoided only shopping for a month was $50 from mi madre (I know, I’m a spoiled brat). Reward your willpower and restraint with a purchase you were holding out on, a facial, whatever little slice of luxury you prefer. If you still want a specific item after all this time, chances are it was less of an impulse buy, and you are now going to be more appreciative of the work that went into purchasing it. Or, chances are you’ve started to beat the addiction and won’t feel the need to purchase something – hopefully this is the case!

Good luck, my fellow shopaholics! I’m still working on my habit, for sure, but slowly, I am starting to improve and slow down the cavalcade of Madewell packages arriving at my office.

 

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