Collective Haul | Fashion, Beauty, Literature

IMG_3536I picked up some exciting bits and bobs up shopping yesterday, so I thought I’d jam them all into a little post to share with you guys what I got! 

I’m definitely more of a H&M and New Look kind of girl when shopping while at uni (I really don’t have the money to be splurging on clothes too often and these highstreet shops are affordable and amazing quality). After perusing both of them and popping into Primark and Topshop, nothing really stood out to me enough for me to part with my cash. I decided to head into Zara, which is a bit of an unknown territory for me, but I was surprised at how many gorgeous things there are in there at the moment!

shortsI picked up these shorts, which are tailored and really smart (I can imagine wearing these if I want to look presentable but they’re still cute and fun). Hopefully I’ll stick an outfit post up soon featuring these – I haven’t done a proper fashion post in THE longest time.



Next stop was The Book Hive in Norwich which really is the cutest shop ever. I can’t help but get drawn in because the location and aesthetics are so stunning. 

exterior+churchI was actually in there perusing some books (for mother’s day and my dad’s birthday) but nothing screamed out to me as present material. For this reason, I fell into the trap of shopping for myself and picked up the novel ‘A Girl is a Half-formed Thing’ by Eimear McBride. 

A-Girl-is-a-Half-Formed-Thing_largeAlthough the old saying tells you not to judge a book by its cover, I can’t help that this is the first thing that draws me in. The simplicity and title of the novel just struck me and when I picked it up I noticed that it had won three awards and been short-listed for 3 others. The blurb was another great pull-factor as it described the novel as giving ‘shocking and intimate insight into the thoughts, feelings and chaotic sexuality of a vulnerable and isolated protagonist’. I really enjoy novels written from a first-person perspective, and it’s easy to feel a strong connection with a character when you can hear their thoughts. I’m beyond excited to read this, and if you guys would be interested in seeing some book reviews on my blog then do let me know!

Finally, I made a hasty pit-stop at Boots to pick up some individual eyelashes as mine had all ran out. I tried a brand I haven’t tried before ‘Haute Couture’ as they provided a convenient number of short and medium lashes and not too many long strands. They’re also at a really good price too, so I’ll let you guys know how I got on with them.

This has been a bit of a different post for me, as usually I just show beauty or themed hauls on my blog. Let me know if you enjoyed it! (And comment below what your last interesting purchase was) 🙂


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