Saturday Shopping Haul

Hello Ladies,

As I’ve just mentioned in my previous post, I decided it was time I bought myself some new clothes.  Recently all I’ve been spending my money on has been beauty products and my work wardrobe.  I am trying to create a capsule work wardrobe and when it is complete I will be showing it to you all :).

So what did I get?  I struggled to find anything in River Island, and usually I get some great tops from there, but there wasn’t much in store.  I got one top from Topshop, and four from Miss Selfridge.  I absolutely love these sheer shirts that are everywhere at the moment, so four of these made it into my purchases.  I also bought a pair of shorts in a beige colour from Miss Selfridge.  I already have these shorts in navy and I love them, you can easily dress them up or down.  I also bought a pair of tapered trousers which are basically the trouser version of the shorts I just mentioned.

Chain Print Cowl Back Shirt

£39 Miss Selfridge buy online here

Sheer blouse with lace collar, Topshop £32 (I think)

Sleeveless Butterfly Pussbow Shirt, £35 Miss Selfridge
buy online here

Navy Double Layer Shirt, £32 Miss Selfridge
buy online here

I didn’t try on in store, so unfortunately the cream and peach top doesn’t fit so I need to take it back.

What I didn’t buy… just to make this interesting I thought I’d tell you what I didn’t buy and why, probably at the risk of offending people, but hey fashion is subjective no??

I didn’t buy a pair of teeny tiny denim shorts.  Not only because I already have several pairs, but because it seems everyone is wearing them at the moment.  The look seems to be wear them as tight as you can, and as short as you can, and I really do not like the camel toe look, I really think sales of Canesten must be through the roof right now…

Garish leggings.  I didn’t buy any garish leggings, even though some of the prints available are gorgeous it just seems these are the go to for anyone who wants to be ‘fashionable’.  After many years of buying everything which is deemed fashionable in Topshop, wearing them once then never again, I realised I’m better investing my money in things that I will actually wear for a whole season, and possibly into the next.  I think classic pieces are a much better investment for me.

Lauren xo



  1. Chi-Chi
    May 20, 2012 / 7:11 pm

    the reference to camel toe and canesten – hilarious! i'm not a fan of the so called "fashion" leggings either…

    you're right about going for classic/investment pieces; it's better to spend money on pieces to see you through a season or two rather than spending on fleeting trends x

  2. by Lauren Jane
    May 20, 2012 / 7:36 pm

    Haha it's so true- maybe I'm just getting old? Xxx

  3. Catrine
    May 21, 2012 / 10:13 am

    totes agree about the shorts thing… every girl between the ages of 13-17 were sporting them in town on sat! camel toe central! urgh!! vileness! xxx

  4. Julia Vorob'eva
    May 21, 2012 / 12:30 pm

    oh I looove those shirts!!! they are gorgeous!!!

  5. May 21, 2012 / 5:54 pm

    Hello dear,
    maybe you would like to follow each other's blogs with GFC or via bloglvoin? or even both?

    have a nice day!

  6. May 21, 2012 / 11:48 pm

    Loving the chain print blouse

  7. May 21, 2012 / 11:25 pm

    grate tops

  8. by Lauren Jane
    May 22, 2012 / 12:06 pm

    I know I was sick of the sight of them on Saturday!! Xx

  9. by Lauren Jane
    May 22, 2012 / 12:07 pm

    Thanks Julia. I know they're similar but I just loved them! Xx

  10. by Lauren Jane
    May 22, 2012 / 12:07 pm

    Hi G yes sounds good.

  11. by Lauren Jane
    May 22, 2012 / 12:08 pm


  12. by Lauren Jane
    May 22, 2012 / 12:08 pm

    Thanks. I shall be wearing to my dinner date with the hubby on Friday! Xx

  13. by Lauren Jane
    May 22, 2012 / 12:09 pm

    Thank you

  14. Tia
    May 23, 2012 / 10:49 am

    I'm now re following you… finally! Great to have your posts back on my reading pane. Adore the Topshop sheer blouse, lovely xxx

  15. KylieR
    May 24, 2012 / 7:44 pm

    Loving all your buys, great blouses! I agree about the garish leggings, I kinda like them and they look great on the right people but not on me! They just wouldn't be worn!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

nine + 6 =

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.