Still Embracing Summer Haul

Hello again !

This week has been absolutely crazy, I have been working my bum off and today is the first day off I have had that I have time to sit down and write for so long ! So sorry about that ! Anyways, today I am going to talk about all of the things I have bought over the past two months-ish. You have seen most of these things in outfit posts already but I just wanted to talk about each thing a little bit more / show more in detail photos of everything here as well. I also did something a little different; instead of taking one photo with everything in it, I took mini group photos so there is more than one set of things (if that makes sense… lol you will see what I mean below).

 

This jacket is my new favorite one I own for many reasons (although it has been too warm to wear lately). Firstly, it is super versatile… I know your thinking… ” um no, it’s a pink jacket it’s not versatile at all ” but you are sadly mistaken. The fact that it is pink just makes it a more interesting piece than your average black leather jacket. The color is muted enough to almost be a neutral, (I’m saying almost here) it can be worn with a multitude of things and instantly makes an outfit more chic and adds a tiny bit of edge but also femininity because it is in fact pink. What I am mainly talking about with it being versatile though, is that it can be worn practically any season. Although I personally haven’t worn it much this summer, it is perfect for summer nights ( I haven’t gone out much, hence why I haven’t worn it but if I was going out I would wear it), perfect for spring because pastels are always a spring thing, perfect for fall because it is the perfect weight for keeping you the right temperature, and perfect for winter because pastels are also super chic in the winter time. BOOM, it’s the perfect jacket. Unfortunately it is sold out but there is a similar style

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This purse I have had for a while now but I am still so in love with it ! I got it for a great price at Winners and had been looking for a black tote bag and once I saw this one I knew I had to have it. It is so roomy and I love that it has beige detailing as well because it goes with everything and are classic colors that will always be in style. The shape is also a very classic shape and so I will have this bag forever probably, it is the perfect ” I don’t know what bag to use so I’ll just use this one” bag. The fact that it is patent also makes it a little bit more interesting than your basic black bag and the fact that it is also Kate Spade just made me instantly like it even more. Like I said I got it from Winners for only $129.99 and it is regularly $238.00 so it was a major steal and I am so glad I found it, it is the perfect all season bag ! (I have also been eying up a particularly beautiful Michael Kors bag that would be PERFECT for fall… so I’m sure you’ll be seeing that soon enough). Because I did get it at Winners I can’t find it online but there is a similar one but all black

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Now I know it’s a little different that I am including books but they are relevant to my blog so I thought it would make sense… not to mention they are great books and just a huge help in general.This first one is obviously a photography book and I was drawn to it first by the cover photo but then also because it is a great resource for photography tips and tricks. It really helped me understand important things like shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance et. which I understood before but this really made it sink in so that I understand fully now. It gives a lot of great examples of her photography (Lorna Yabsley’s) and what lens / settings she used so it really is just a great book that anyone that is into photography would love (and no it isn’t just for girls but it does have cute illustrations et. geared towards females). You can purchase it 

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I have been in the market for new sunglasses for a while, I didn’t really care too much about price but I was just looking for some that suited my face, and I don’t mean like ” these look okay ” but ” wow these actually look good on my face”. So I was very pleasantly surprised to find these for a very good price and I actually love the way they look on my face. I feel like they give me almost a mini facelift ?… if that makes any sense at all;  for example a winged liner lifts your eyes because it goes up slightly, these sunglasses do that to my face. I only paid $39.99 for these which is awesome because I absolutely love them.Once again, these sunglasses I got from Winners, but I did manage to find very similar ones by the same brand on the Guess by Marciano website… they are more expensive but I think they’re worth it anyways.
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One of my new favorite pieces in my wardrobe is this dress right here ! I know I talked a lot about it in my previous post about my trip to Gananoque so I won’t get to detailed into it but this dress is just amazing. The fit is amazing, I never knew I liked shift dresses until this one, I always thought they would look bad on me but I was super wrong… I love the way this fits SO much. It is super comfortable and easy to wear, you don’t have to worry about it riding up because it is loose and literally is just the best discovery I have ever made (watch next month I will have all shift dresses haha… but really I love them !). What I love most about this dress is the subtle lines that draw the eye in and make this dress even more figure flattering, I think this exact dress would look good on any body shape and size. It also has every color in it so is the easiest thing to style and you can pretty much do anything with it, edge it up, glam it up, make it casual for day… the possibilities are endless, I am so obsessed with it. It is also an outfit all by itself and makes such a statement that you don’t have to think about what to wear with it, you can throw literally anything on with it and it will look good. Now that I have convinced you how amazing it is you can find it

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I also wore these in my last post, and talked about them but not as much as the dress.These sandals are very comfortable, I wore them for 5 hours on the boat tour and my feet did start to hurt right at the very end for the last half an hour and that was because I was getting a blister on the back of my heel, other than that they are perfect for walking around all day. They look super cute too and add a little girly touch to an outfit because of the color and even the style is very dainty as well. I did find that they get more comfortable with wear though… like once you break them in a bit, when I wore these just around the first time I got them I had a blister within an hour but then on the boat tour it took 5 , so I think next time there won’t be one at all !

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Here is the other book that I recently picked up. This one is great for getting inspiration on where to shoot photos tips and tricks on shooting certain things and just generally gives great tips on street fashion photography (or fashion blogging in my case). What I love about it most is that it tells you how to shoot in different areas and weather and how to work around issues like rain for example. This book also has a lot of great inspiration in terms of outfits so it is amazing, beautiful to look at and a great coffee table book, but with great info and tips as well.

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This clutch you have seen in many posts already and that is only because it is currently the only plain black clutch that I own ! I need to get a new one that is better quality, but in all honesty I do really like this one and besides the fact that I would like a real leather one it is a great everyday black clutch. It was very affordable as well and kind of just stumbled upon it and decided to pick it up until I found one I really loved. I got it from Chapters and it is by the brand Hello Gorgeous, which I’m not sure if they have their own website or if they just sell to Chapters. I love that it says hello gorgeous too, it is like a little compliment every time you look down and it just makes you feel good haha, well at least it makes me feel good ! If your looking for a cute little black clutch and don’t want to pay much for one this is a great one

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I don’t have much to say about this… I just thought it was cute lol. But I do use it to organize all of my blogging things so it kind of makes sense in this haul ! Plus it’s great motivation to wander more – I am rather fond of wandering already and most times I am not lost hahaha (I know the meaning’s deeper than that but I had to say it). If you do like it though there are lots of different sayings and such as well and you can find them all

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* Note : I couldn’t find any links to the necklace & it was too hard to take close ups, but it is from Aldo Accessories.


This skirt you have also seen in my One Direction post, it is the skirt I wore to the concert. There is nothing too special about this skirt, but I did try on probably 5 different body con skirts in the same day and this one was the best. I’m not sure why, it just fit me the best and was the most comfortable and the best length.I love the bandage look of the skirt as well, but that it is cotton and not your average bandage elastic material (which is the only kind I could find on the website so I’m sorry but those are also great I just didn’t like it as much). The great thing about this was that it was on sale as well which is always a plus, but even more on sale than I thought it was so once I got to the cash I was super happy because I saved like 20  more dollars ! Anyways, a plain black bodycon skirt is a staple and believe it or not I did not own one so now I do and I am happy to have it.

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And last but not least these beauties right here ! I searched for so long to find these shoes once I saw them because they are the most perfect dupe for the Valentino Rockstuds and my wallet can not afford that and I am absolutely in love with them so I settled for these instead. I checked two Hudson Bay stores, got my mom to check one, and then finally decided to just order them because I was so in love and they were only left in stock on the Hudson Bay website so before they were gone I scooped them up (they were also on sale which was great). These shoes are super comfortable and easy to walk in, and they just look great with everything as do the rockstuds. The beige pair is gorgeous as well but I could not find them in stock anywhere and I am super sad about that but the black is amazing and goes with everything. I love these shoes so much and will be getting so much wear out of them, I already know it. Unfortunately I could only find  this one site that still has them in stock but most sizes are there.
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And that is the end of this little end of summer almost Fall haul ! I have already bought more things since photographing these (of course) so once I accumulate a couple more things I will do a proper Fall Haul, I don’t know about anyone else but Fall is my favorite season and I am so excited for it to be here already but for these last few weeks I am just going to wear the heck out of my favorite summer things. 

Also, let me know what you guys think, do you like the mini groups or prefer one photo of everything and then just talk about each thing (essentially just less photos). I like both ways personally so it doesn’t matter to me so whatever floats your boat I will definitely do for the next Haul !


Thank you so much again for reading !


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