The Shopping Edit: Friday Confessional

Happy Friday ladies!

Another week another confession…

So this week mini V has had her Summer wardrobe updated in preparation for our little family holiday next month. The Zara Artisan collection, and H&M came up trumps, such beautiful designs at great prices. Then a quick trip to Sainsburys yesterday saw her bag a few more Summer accessories from TU, including a super cute wide-brim straw hat she insisted on wearing the entire supermarket trip.

As for me, I kept it basic and Summer-ready…

Black Jeans

I have actually bought these jeans before… loved them but they didn’t last long. They’re body shaping which i think means they are packed full of elastic to make them ‘hug your contours’ which is fab at first but at just £22.99 the elastic gave way and left a bit of a baggy mess. I have tried others but relented and have bought the same ones again as when they’re intact they are really lovely. I like buying them loose and wearing them with a roll on the ankle.

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Zara jeggings

Beach Bag

Another addition to the ‘Summer Box’ is this gorgeously soft oversized beach bag from Zara. I also usually use my beach bag as my ‘baby bag’ on the flight to stop it getting flattened in the suitcase.

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Zara bag

Striped t-shirt 

This little stripy number is a new addition to the growing stipe collection I have going on and perfect to layer with a cardigan and jacket in this funny weather we have at the moment. More expensive than my usual H&M updates but its a thicker cotton so you don’t have to worry about any unwanted sheerness.

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&OtherStories t-shirt


I wrote about the Charlotte Tilbury makeover I had here a while ago and the products have lasted really well. The eyebrow pencil was on its last twist and this has been an everyday essential for me, I feel naked without my eyebrows, so I knew I wanted to re-purchase. Thinking about the makeover made me realise how old the mascara I was using actually was so I picked up another one at the same time. The pencil I use is called Cara D and it’s the darkest of their shades.

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Eyebrow pencil

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I would also highly recommend the Sculpt & Highlight compact here – pricey at £49 but it lasts forever, is great to pop in your handbag for touch-ups and it is so good at giving your face that added glow and real definition.

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Bronze & Highlight

And there you have it. Thank you so much for reading. Have you bought anything fabulous you can share this week? Love to hear from you.

Thank you,



5 thoughts on “The Shopping Edit: Friday Confessional

  1. It took me all of about 10 seconds to be sold on the Zara bag even though I su combed earlier in the week to a stripy H&M beach bag – I couldn’t resist it though!
    Katie x


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