Spring Clothing Haul

Spring Clothing HaulSummer is almost upon us! Half the year almost gone already, and the sun is finally beginning to shine – even if only once a week or so. I usually have an awful lot of restraint when it comes to clothes shopping. I would love to spend all my money on a ridiculous amount of clothing to fill my non-existent walk-in wardrobe, to wear to non-existent events. Thankfully I have a little more sense than that, however it hasn’t stopped me from purchasing a few items here and there. And so, here is my spring clothing haul!

Quiz Floral Blue Prom Dress - Spring Clothing Haul

Quiz – £34.99

New Look Black Bardot Jumpsuit - Spring Clothing Haul

New Look – £22.99

New Look Green Floral Maxi Dress - Spring Clothing Haul

New Look – £22.99

New Look Basic Black Cardigan - Spring Clothing Haul

New Look – £9.99

New Look Blue Denim Midi Pinafore - Spring Clothing Haul

New Look – £22.99

New Look Camel Pinafore - Spring Clothing Haul

New Look – £14.99

Roman Green Floral Dress - Spring Clothing Haul

Roman Originals – £35

Roman Daisy Print Shift Dress - Spring Clothing Haul

Roman Originals – £35

I’ve been desperate to find a jumpsuit that actually suits me, and I finally found one! I usually end up looking like I’m wearing pajamas, which is fairly unfortunate. I need a tapered leg, and I love a bardot neckline, so this New Look one is perfect. The Quiz prom dress was one of those things that I new I had to have as soon as I set eyes on it; pretty, mid-length, and floaty. And the New Look maxi dress is something very different for me; I’m not used to a low neckline or long length, but I loved it! Sometimes you have to try something a little different.

I’m a sucker for pinafores and floral dresses, as you may have noticed by now. Unfortunately this means I have less basic pieces than I’d like; plain tops, cardigans, trousers etc. My eye just isn’t drawn to them in the same way, so I end up ignoring them completely, then coming to put an outfit together and finding I don’t have what I need. Perhaps in my next haul, I’ll have a few more simple pieces to go under those pinafores, or with my favourite midi skirts. 
Have you had a spring clothing haul of your own?

Have a lovely day,
Rosie x

Clothing Haul: H&M, Miss Selfridge & More


Clothing Haul: H&M, Miss Selfridge & More - Red Lipstick RosieThis weekend my boyfriend and I took a little shopping trip to Exeter. It’s not a big city, but it’s quite beautiful, and has pretty much everything you need in one place. There’s a good range of high street stores, from high end to lower prices, including Zara, H&M, Superdry, Oasis, Topshop, Hollister, and Miss Selfridge. There’s also so many restaurants, including our favourite Nandos (one of only two in the whole of Devon), so we made a nice day of it. Here’s a little haul of what I got!

Primark:

I usually get my basic’s in Primark because it’s cheap, and they have pretty much every basic top or t-shirt you could wish for. I ended up picking up a couple of extras. I got the shoes and top I wanted, but I also found a burgundy pleated midi skirt (how could I say no?!), and they had so many pretty fairy lights, I had a hard time restraining myself. I ended up getting a basic set of fairy lights, and then a pretty set of rose-gold ball lights. I have a mild obsession with fairy lights and various other pretty home stuff.Primark Burgundy Pleated Midi Skirt - Clothing Haul: Red Lipstick Rosie

H&M:

I had some vouchers to spend, so next stop was H&M. Sometimes I really love H&M, and other times I go in there and can’t find a single thing that I like. Luckily this time, I found quite a few things! Our local H&M is sort of divided, with the downstairs being the more sophisticated ‘grown-up’ stuff, and upstairs being a more teen/young adult section (one that I always immediately headed to when I was a teenager). These days I go for both sections, but downstairs there was really nothing for me. My only other problem with H&M is that their sizing is a bit ridiculous, I seem to be one to two sizes bigger there than in any other store.H&M Tartan Pleated Skater Skirt - Clothing Haul: Red Lipstick RosieH&M Black High Waisted Trousers - Clothing Haul: Red Lipstick Rosie

H&M Bow Print Shirt - Clothing Haul: Red Lipstick RosieNew Look:

New Look is probably one of my favourite stores, it’s rare I go in there without finding something I want. On this occasion I was hunting for the midi skirt I spoke about it a previous post (read it here), which I couldn’t find in my local store (pretty devastating stuff!). However, I did pick up a pair of black court shoes that I’ve also been searching for. I had a fairly frustrating experience on this shopping trip, as I seemed unable to find a size 4 pair in any shop that had court shoes. So in New Look I tried on a pair of size 3’s, and much to my surprise, they pretty much fitted me! I also tried a different pair of shoes in size 4, and they kept slipping off at the heels, so while the size 3’s are a tiny bit tight, they won’t fall off causing me to break my ankle. Here’s to my ever-shrinking feet!New Look Black Court Shoes - Clothing Haul: Red Lipstick Rosie

Miss Selfridge:

I’m a fairly new convert to Miss Selfridge. I don’t know why I didn’t used to shop in there, because now I want everything they have! It’s so pretty! There was a stunning dress that I wanted, and a crop top and skirt co-ord, which were both sadly out of my price range. I’ll wait for a sale. Talking of which, I found a stunning midi skirt in their current sale, black with a pink and gold floral pattern, it was £22 down from £49, but they had an extra 20% off so it was even less. My kind of deal! Miss Selfridge Floral Pleated Midi Skirt - Clothing Haul: Red Lipstick Rosie

So there is my little haul. I wish shopping trips could occur more often, sadly money is always an object!

Have a lovely day x

 

 

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February Favourites 2016

February Favourites 2016 - Red Lipstick RosieSo I’m a little late on my February favourites, but I’m silly and forgetful, and it’s only two days late, right?! February was a busy month for me, with a few trips, Valentines Day, my sisters birthday, and my boyfriend and I’s anniversary, there was a lot going on. This year is flying by, how is it March already? It really is true, time only seems to speed up as you get older. 

February Favourites 2016 - Red Lipstick Rosie: New Look Tan Boxy JumperThis month I’ve been loving a jumper I got from New Look at the end of last month. It’s described as tan, but to me it’s a dark mustard colour, and I love it. It’s such a great colour for the wintery weather we’ve been having, and goes with my plethora of burgundy and denim clothing. Also it’s oversized and comfy. I do recommend for only £7.99.

February Favourites 2016 - Red Lipstick Rosie: Eyeko London Fat Liquid EyelinerI also started using a new liquid eyeliner. I do not get on with liquid eyeliner, I just can’t get the hang of making smooth clean lines, not wiggly uneven marks that look like a 5-year-old did it. However, I’ve been using the Eyeko London Fat Liquid Eyeliner, and it’s making things a whole lot easier! It’s essentially like a marker pen, and I love it! Granted I’m still not great at getting the flick right, but a Q-tip works wonders for fixing that.

February Favourites 2016 - Red Lipstick Rosie: New Look Daisy BootsI’ve been wearing a pair of boots I bought a couple years ago a lot. They’re black with a cute daisy print on them, and look so good with tights and floaty dresses. I’m pretty sure they came from the teen section at New Look, but my feet are quite small (and actually getting smaller – I’ve gone from a 5 to a 4, and am now verging on 3.5?!), which is actually something of a bonus, because kids shoes are a lot cheaper!

February Favourites 2016 - Red Lipstick Rosie: Aussie Luscious Long Leave In ConditionerI’ve also discovered the magic of leave-in conditioner this month! I wish I’d picked some up years ago, I always thought it would make my hair appear greasy (probably due to a bad experience in my teens), but it’s like magic! I’ve been using Aussie’s Luscious Long Miracle Recharge Lightweight Conditioning Spray, and I’m in love. It makes my hair feel amazing, it smooths down the crazy frizz that is my ends, and it actually helps keep the curl in my hair. And it’s definitely not greasy!

February Favourites 2016 - Red Lipstick Rosie: Mac Ruby WooMy boyfriend got me my first ever Mac lipstick for Christmas. Yep, first ever! Obviously the only choice for colour was Ruby Woo! And it is beautiful. Also the smell reminds me of Cadburys mini eggs, which I love, and it’s super matte. My only complaint is if you try to reapply during the day, it get’s all chalky and clumpy and I hate that! I end up taking it off and reapplying which isn’t ideal. Still pretty though.

Also my boyfriend and I have a new-found obsession with cinnamon buns. I don’t know what made us start eating them, but now we can’t stop. Ross usually just eats them on the way home from the supermarket, but I wait till we get home and put them in the microwave for a few seconds. The icing melts and goes all gooey, which obviously improves the whole thing. 

So there concludes my February favourites. Here’s to March!

I hope you had a lovely month,
Rosie x

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