Green and Blue

18 January 2010

So after the exams, a bit of retail therapy was in order seeing as I had been cooped up at home for goodness knows how long, with only ASOS to turn to. I love ordering things online, anticipating the package but more often than not, having to sign for my things when I'm very bleary eyed in the morning. Yeah no one wants to see that. Poor postie.

However, nothing can beat the physical experience of going shopping and I did just that. Unfortunately I live near a big city, and even sillier, I chose to shop on a Saturday where the queue to go to the upper levels of the mall were 30 people long. Seriously. This is why I usually avoid Saturdays like the plague but the intense relief of exams drove me to it. I'd like to say never again....but I never learn.
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So this is what I wore yesterday! So what's new? My circle scarf which I scored for a mere £2 from a store called Select, which is a value fashion brand that I've never been into. Sometimes you spot some great things from shops that you usually deem as 'tacky' and I'm glad I found this scarf which is far cheaper than AA.
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I also got the Purple knitted Jumper dress from River Island and the tights from Miss Selfridge. Miss Selfridge are doing a really great range of patterned tights at the moment and I want so many more of their pretty patterned tights! I also got that cute TOPSHOP coral heart cardigan from the post below so I will be sure to snap a few photos of it later!
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Finally, I've got to show you this pretty ring that I picked up before Christmas at the German Market in Birmingham. Lovely!
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The two little elephants are made from some kind of stone, I used to admire them when they were in my grandad's cabinet and my grandmother let me have them several years ago. I think they're jade but I can't be sure. They've always reminded me of the ivory elephants from one of my favourite films as a child, The Secret Garden Oh I want to watch it again now!

49 comments:

  1. Yay to the polkdot tights and ring. Very pretty. I love buying new fashion items but I hate the crowds. I always avoid shopping centres during normal hours :P

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  2. ohhhh i do love them tights

    x

    styledummie.blogspot.com/

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  3. haha i went shopping yesterday for the first time on forever too. and i love the color of your cardi!

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  4. BeaUtiful outfittt! I am really in love with your blog!!!!! How about a little outfit challenge? Have a look at my blog! I will draw pictures of the winners!
    Tomorrow x
    inthebedroommirror.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the ring missus! The German market is fantastic isn't it? I was dared to try on the novelty hats on offer... and actually fell in love with the christmas pudding one, haha! Everyone else thinks I look ridiculous but over winter I just felt so festive :) x

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  6. Love that ring, and those elephants are dfeinitely jade.

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  7. Ahhh those AA scarfs are soo expensive for what they are -_-"
    but you gotta love those circle scarves! :p

    And I lovee your tights.. So cute! xx

    Jazz xx

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  8. wow, i love the tights and your ring! there was a german market in glasgow, it was really nice :)
    i loved the secret garden too, and the little princess etc! it was the first 'proper' book i read without pictures when i was about six, i was so proud of myself!
    Xxx

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  9. the secret garden is such a good story which such good characters. It's perfect for when you're feeling overly cynical and down.
    the covers annoy me tho when they make mary blond and happy looking when she is obviously not. It's like, wow did you even read the story!?

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  10. I love everything in this outfit and those colours look amazing together. I especially like the green cardigan and the tights. Also I gave you an award on my blog.

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  11. Amazing tights, I wonder if I can convince my friend to get me some...they have a great selection at the moment. Lovely dress and love the bargainous scarf, I'll probably end up shelling out for an American Apparel one very soon...hope you're well.

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  12. I loove your tights, shoes, and ring!

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  13. Your tights are so cute :)

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  14. loving the tights. i'm obsessed with patterned tights at the moment, good to know miss selfridge have some decent ones in!

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  15. LOVE that dress! and such a lovely colour :)

    I lovedddddd the Secret Garden when I was a little girl too! Would watch it over and over and over again!

    Are you free to come to the Aussie party or too busy at Uni? As we're sending out invites soon.

    ♥ Hannah

    ((LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM))

    xx

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  16. i love that end of exam feeling, i always feel like i should be revising but then i remember i don't have to. loving the dress and the shoes

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  17. I love your finds, especially that circle scarf!

    I avoid the mall like the plague on weekends and holidays. I can't shop well when I'm stressed out from the crowds.

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  18. love the colourbombo =) and you gotta love online shopping=no queues!

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  19. love those shoes + the elephants are so cute! I have a similar one next to my bed in my bedroom.
    have a sweet day, xoxo

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  20. That ring is really cool, and I totally see the connection with secret garden, that part always makes me so sad for some reason when she's under the bed with her elephant.

    p.s I tagged you in a post :) http://theredmagnolia.blogspot.com/2010/01/tagged.html

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  21. Those colors are great on you! I want a circle scarf now....

    I love that movie too, that you mentioned. Pretty elephants.

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  22. Nothing beats the hunting scent of real shopping! Love the blue knitdress! Sabine x

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  23. Winnie, I'm so obsessed with your ring.

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  24. There's a Select in Hove that I used to go to ALL THE TIME before it closed down, it's like Primark without people!

    and the print on your jumper is super amazing! x

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  25. love your blog! cute outfit the snake ring is amazing


    xo,
    owl-wings

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  26. AWesome dress and I love love your shoes!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  27. Aw Thank you ! ! Well, I wish I had that beautiful weather that I had in december.. now it's just raining.. there's bunch of storms now !

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  28. ohh forgot to write that I absolutly looove your hair here ! Stunning !

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  29. love the look
    the colors are beautiful and bold
    thanks for sharing as always
    and thanks for your lovely comments, i appreciate it

    -cma
    COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

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  30. Hi there-love your new things, the ring and scarf are fab, as is your sweater dress!!

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  31. I've not watched The Secret Garden for sooo long, I really want to watch it again now! And I love your dress, it so cute!

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  32. yes, One Litre of Tears are nice sad movie ;)
    I'm sure you will crying if you are mellow person like me X)
    anyway, thanks for your support
    i love your ring! can i ask your twitter?

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  33. that ring is one gorgeous jewelry . am starting an animal farm ring collection :D
    and i love ur tights !

    thanks for the wonderful comments dear..
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    GLISTERS&BLISTERS

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  34. frist thing caught my eye is that snake ring! very very lovely!! plus the elephant figurine is quit interesting! i also have one like that but its made of hard and very heavy stone.

    by the way, i love the pattern on your dress and tights. very simple yet striking outfit. love the colors too! :)

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  35. I just did my retail therapy of today, but at the ballet shop!

    Love your colors!

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  36. That scarf is gorgeous. Theres a 'select' near me as well, but I've never been in. I might go in now!
    And that ring is amazing!!! It looks very cool.

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  37. Gorgeous outfit - I really need to get myself a circle scarf! The ring is gorgeous, I've always wanted one of those snake shapes that wrap around your finger.
    xx

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  38. green and blue is such a great combination on you!! and omg secret garden was one of my favourite videos! like it much more than the little princess, she was too perfect, but the ivory elephants bit when she looks in all the abandoned rooms was really scary!! love the tights too, miss selfridge is a great shop for their accessories sale especially! but i never seem to buy anything there, maybe just out of habit?

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  39. Love the ring. Yes, chewing on coffee beans was a regular before paper and exams. : )

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  40. Ooh, love the green and blue. Awesome shoes and rings too.

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  41. Those colors are DYNAMITE on you, lady!

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  42. love your shoes!!!
    dominique-ernest.blogspot.com
    xx

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  43. I love, love patterned tights.

    I'm an NYC-based writer for the National Geographic Channel and stumbled upon your blog through a mutual site. Will check back again soon!

    www.jodikendall.blogspot.com

    www.jodikendall.com

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