Monday, October 12, 2015

Recent Buys

Kaixo everyone,

For some odd reason, I've been buying a lot of stuff lately. I just can't stop, won't stop. It's not the best because I still haven't gotten paid, but at the same time I've become the mother of all bargain deals and scored awesome stuff at awesome prices. Let me share what's come (or is coming) my way so far:

Tory Burch Flip Flops:
So weather appropriate. Jk. But I got a 10% off for signing up to their e-mail list and I love wearing flip flops on lazy days, and these pretties will make them extra cute. While it's true they are still expensive for a pair of flip flops, everyone who owns them has told me about how great they are, and in my defense, I only own 1 pair of flip flops. ONE PAIR. Let that sink in.

Lululemon Fly-Away Tamer Headband:
Y'all, can Lululemon stop being torturous and bring the wide fly-away tamer back? It's my gym staple, and when I thought I had lost my grey one I almost had a melt-down and bought this one on eBay (FOUND IT YAY). I have the thickest hair ever and those skinny headbands don't do... However, Lululemon has a great feedback page where angry North Shore moms have raved about how much they miss them over a glass of pinot grigio. Meanwhile, have you guys found an adequate replacement for it?

Tory Burch Cosmetic Case:
This has probably been my favorite eBay purchase up to date. Pink, small, pretty, Tory and CHEAP. 25$, holleeeeeeerrr! I use it to keep my make-up basics in my backpack for when I need touch ups in school (when grad school makes you cry, you need make up to cover it up and THE SHOW MUST GO ONNNNN), and so far it's been great not losing my mascara in the depths of my gigantic North Face backpack. If you are wondering how you can get such awesome steals, eBay is a great source for preppy brands for less! While it's true that this case was slightly used, it was in a great condition and it reminds me that I don't need to (and I shouldn't) spend a fortune on stuff. But bargains are bae.

Lilly Pulitzer journalkey fob and koozie:
Brought to you by Basic®, Ane aims to over decorate her life with the Wild Confetti print by Lilly Pulitzer. After a painful internal struggle with which Lilly Pulitzer planner print to choose, Ane came back to her senses and chose her first pick, making her wonder why the female brain acts in such pathologically impractical ways. Ane now aims to show her unbreakable love for the print by implanting a piece of it in every aspect of her boring grad school life. Ane should stop checking the Lilly Pulitzer webpage and drinking beer while writing posts.

Shop Impressions Tunic:
I-L-L! I-N-I! Thanks to the lovely Morgan from Mostly Morgan, I saw this tunic and fell in love. While I haven't been able to go to a game yet (homecoming is coming up though... I should save up for that game against Wisco), I have been able to show my true colors and my support for the Fighting Illini! No matter how bad we are at football, I still bleed orange and blue! And even for those gloomy fall days, this tunic actually makes me feel like a princess. Plus I got it 50% off. Can't stop won't stop.

Urban Outfitters Necklace:
Funny story, I was in Urban Outfitters looking for a bra (that I never got, RIP my dreams), when I saw this beauty at the entrance of the shop. I looked at it and thought, aw so pretty! But I said hey you shouldn't spend on things you don't need. So I left the store and headed home. I was halfway on my way when my heart made me turn around and go back to the store, take the last necklace and leave. It was a total impulse buy, I will admit. But I have already worn it 3 times since I bought it last week, I feel like a total bad ass while wearing it, and I do not regret it for a second.

While I am aware that I should be saving up for food and all that stuff, I think that treating yourself once (or twice or three times) in a while is good for your happiness. Fashion brings me happiness, so yep I'm pretty happy at the moment.

What recent purchases have you done?

- Ane


  1. I love that off the shoulder tunic, perfect for gameday!
    xo, syd

  2. But that impulse buy totally pays off; it looks so good! And ahh, the joy of treating one self. :')

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

    1. I know right? Treat yo self is a way of life! Thanks for visiting! :)

  3. cute picks, i've actually been doing a lot of shopping as well :)

    danielle | avec danielle

  4. Girl, I feel ya on the shopping front - I feel like I hadn't been shopping much for a few months and then started up in a storm! Love the Lilly journal!
    xx, Mikkaela
    The Southwestern Prepster

    1. See, same here. And just BEFORE getting paid. You should totally get one, it's adorable. Thanks for stopping by! :)