Shopping Haul!

Soooo…I may have spent quite a bit of money this weekend. Makeup, clothes, flats, a necklace, anniversary gift…..here is my Toronto visit shopping haul!

The visit to Toronto was to visit potential apartment options since my boyfriend is about to move to Toronto for a job. Sidenote: yes, I am extremely sad we will be long distance for a while…however, I have to think of the positive, and  I am excited his career is moving forward. It also means an excuse to visit Toronto more often!

So, we stopped at Yorkdale mall where I did some mad shopping.

From Lululemon I bought:
Power Y Tank
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Yes, it looks like a plain black tank top that we all know since its Lululemon, was pretty expesnive. However, my justification is that I LOVE Lulu tanks for working out, it breathes, it has a built in bra, and is incredibly comfortable. Lulu has my favourite workout shirts, as well, it can double as an undershirt for every day wear too!

I was actually pretty disappointed in Banana Repulic. I have been loving their office wear lately, and that was the one store I wanted to make sure I went to. However, I didn’t really find anything I loved, and I am already debating on returning what I bought.
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While I like this shirt well enough, it was quite expensive and frankly, nothing special enough for its price.

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This dress actually goes knee length on me, which is actually pretty hard to find and required at my work. While I do really like the dress, it isn’t currently super flattering on me. I got it in hopes of motivating me to shed a few pounds, but now I’m worried even if that happens I still won’t find it flattering and I just wasted a bunch of money. Also debating on returning when I go back to Toronto.

From Sephora:
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Then I headed to H&M, which I always know I will have success in! haha
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Not usually a huge fan of rouging, but I think I will enjoy wearing this around the office.

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The blazer was more cream coloured that I got than pictured above.
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From Tristan:
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And those were my purchases! Like I said, I think a couple of things will be returned….also, it wasn’t lost on me that basically everything I bought was either black or white (haha) but I feel those colours are always work appropriate and can be matched with standout pieces.

 

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Massive Shopping Haul Post #1: Makeup, Books, Jewellery, Candles, Skincare!

Soooo I feel like lately all I update with is hauls, but with starting a new job tomorrow (eek!) I realized I desperately needed some new work attire. Besides, who doesn’t love to see shopping sprees?! I know I do.

So this past weekend I headed to Toronto and raided all the stores I normally don’t get to experience. I REALLY tried to stay away from focusing on my usual favs (LuluLemon, Forever 21, Sephora, Victoria Secret etc.) and more on the quality work clothing stores (Banana Republic, Tristan, etc.)

So for this post I will start off with all the accessories/fun little things I got and do another for the clothing!
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Chapters

A Life in Men by Gina Frangello
Already halfway through this book and really, really enjoying it. Hope to do a review afterwards!

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Loved The Kite Runner by this author so I am excited to try this one out!

LUSH

Skin Drink (face moisturizer) and DreamWash (body wash)
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LUSH was out of Celestial, my regular face moisturizer, and since I am hardly near a LUSH store ever I had to get something. The lady working recommended Skin Drink was my next bet. Interested to see how it compares.

Bath and Body Works
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Now that I am back living at home, I’ve unfortunately had to ease up on my candle obsession since my mom hates them…..buuuut, with her going on vacation soon, I figured I’ve got some time to put them to use! Smelling like a pina colada, I love how this scent fills the room!

Sephora
So I tried to stay clear since I JUST did an online Sephora haul (which can be found here) I couldn’t resist. Toronto is 3.5 hours away from me sooo I gotta take advantage while I can right?! Right.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil in Medium Brown
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After trying the Go Brow Kit, I couldn’t deny that this pencil works some pretty get magic on my brows. Therefore, after regretting not getting it in my online order, I knew it was my chance to grab it in stores.

NARS Deep Throat Blush
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My original excuse for going in store was to return NARS Amour. It just wasn’t my colour, and no matter how light of hand I used I felt like I looked like permanently embarrassed all day long every time. But after seeing deep throat and practically swatching my whole arm with it, I had to have it. Fingers crossed this one works out better!

H&M
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Hard to tell from the picture, but this necklace came with all the letters of the alphabet….so you can choose whatever you use it for! It is only one per letter…therefore my name, Heather, doesn’t work. Thats okay though! I like using just my initials, and I love the fact I can change it up whenever I want.

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I think this necklace will look wonderful with a rounded neckline or high neckline. I’ve worn it once and it definitely is a stand out piece. I love it!

Forever 21

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I think this is a unique necklace as well, that will go with a lot of things.
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This ring was $1.80. ‘Nuff Said.

Stay tuned for my clothing haul! 🙂