Thursday, August 4, 2011

Joanne's first haul

Its was long weekend and whats a girl gonna do?  SHOP!  I havent been proper shopping in ages, where I actually buy things I dont technically need, but I had so much fun spending my money :)

Firstly I got a couple of scarves.  I LOVE scarves!!  The scarf on the right is from Penneys and was €4.  Its navy and white striped and lovely and soft.   They come in beige and white as well as dark grey and white, which I had to buy for Karen and my Mam.  The scarf on the left is from New Look which I got in Belfast for £5.99.  I love the dark grey colour, plus it also looks a bit scruffy and worn.

On my list of things to buy is something a bit more dressy for work, and when I mean dressy I mean not trousers.  They're all I ever wear!  Karen spotted this dress in Doonays Boutique - yes! Dunnes Stores!  Its such a comfy but pretty dress.  They had it in a bright pink with a dark navy belt but I would get more wear out of the navy dress.  Only £19/€22!

This cardigan came from New Look for £10.99 and it goes so well with the dress too.

Next comes my new favourite dress which I got in Belfast.  I never ever shop in Monsoon, I find it too expensive in Dublin when you look at the conversion rate from sterling so I would walk by the shop and not give it a second glance, but as my Mam was looking for a cardigan, we popped in here to see if we could see anything, and this dress caught my eye immediately.  Was €99/£65, reduced to £32.50.  Its a light cream and khaki green tie dye maxi dress and I love it - might be a foot too long but I'll get it taken up asap and I cannot wait to wear it.  Its a heavy cotton feel and feels so comfy on.  I HEART it!!

And then, my purchase of the year :) I had been in Blanch with Karen and my Mam a couple of weeks ago and this bag caught all our eyes.  It's Star by Julien McDonald and it's a snake-skinned print with sequins. I loved it instantly but €42 was too much for me to even consider buying it... until Sunday when I saw it was on sale for €29!  So I had to get it, just because.  It's the type of bag that when I want to use it I will create an outfit around the bag.  I love it.  It's so elegant and well made and the perfect Christmas Party bag too.  I think myself and Karen should get GREAT use out of it!!

I will upload a video this weekend with each item on so you can see the fit and how it moves.

Thanks for reading my first entry here!! :)


  1. Ooooh I love that Dunnes dress! Looks fab with the pink cardigan too!

  2. Hahaha I say Dunnays too - love the navy dress, I may need it in both colours! D x

  3. Loving this girls!

    The scarves are gorgeous and those navy & pink colours are so complimentary.

    Want to see more, more, more :D

  4. Great shopping .. I love that dunnes dress Tis fabulous

  5. Oh My that dress! <3 it, such a gorgeous shape and colour! Great haul you got there missis!Waiting for OOTD posts now :D xo

  6. The Dunnes dress is gorgeous and oh my, the bag is fab.

    Brilliant post.

  7. FAB dress! I will have to call in to Dunnes some day and find it as it looks perfecto for work. Lovely buys :)

  8. Congrats on your first haul!! They are so much fun to see! I LOVE everything you got!!!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  9. Hey Joanne! Great post, fab bargains - I think we'll all be heading to Dunnes to pick up that dress!

  10. i LOVE the navy dress and the cardigan such a pretty combo :) Dunnes has some really nice things if you have a look around, might have to pop into my local :) xx

  11. abs FAB post joanne! Love the dress and the pennys nautical scarf. Fair play :D

  12. im a sucker for a snood! lovely dress cardy combo too the colours love each other : )

    thank you for the lash compliment! xxx

  13. Thanks for all the comments ladies. Was walking through Dunnes again today and the have the dress now in a tomato colour. It's so pretty!!! Plus Penney's have gorgeous knitted lopped scarves. I could have bought them all :)

  14. that navy dress is gorgeous! love it!cant believe its Dunnes! getting myself one!


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