Tuesday, 24 January 2012

What I Bought in NYC

I'm back, jet lagged (*sobs*) and already missing New York so much. We had such an incredible time and I'm already planning our next trip. I will follow this up with a 'What I did' post in the next couple of days for those who are interested & possibly planning their own trip, but in the meantime, for all who love a bit of bag porn, keep reading!!

*I shouldn't have to say this, but this post is not representative of my usual shopping habits. I saved hard for this trip and am only doing this post for all you nosey biatches.*

I have a bit of a knee injury at the moment which means my running has taken a bit of a back seat. In the meantime, I'm doing a lot of weights, circuits & I'm planning to start yoga so have been looking for a pair of flexible gym shoes for a while. I loved the pink which isn't available in the UK & they were about £12 cheaper than buying them here.


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This was a little more expensive to buy than it would be here, but in Scotland there isn't anywhere to sniff them, plus the Diptyque boutique down in Greenwhich was so gorgeous! This smells like grown-up, fresh, floralals. Yum!


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You may remember a few posts ago, I blogged about the Kate Spade Bow Valley Rosa. Unfortunately it turned out it was an 'online exclusive'. Bah. However, whilst I was down at the store, I spotted this gorgeous purple clutch. I nearly went for black, thinking that it would go with anything, but then my outfits are usually black so figured the purple would add a welcome splash of colour.


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This is my official birthday present, that I bought with the money my friends & family had given me. I decided not to go for the Michele Deco watch as it was just too expensive (it was going to work out at over $800). I love the shape & the mix of the rose gold & silver.


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This was about the only thing on the wish list that I actually bought! I love it so much! It's so soft & I really like the ostrich embossing on the leather.


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I had seen a few bags from Milly on Net-a-Porter, but hadn't really paid that much attention. Then I spotted this little bag in Bloomingdales (I went for the non-ostrich version) and was blown away by how buttery soft they are. Plus, the range of colours was brilliant - neon pink, lime green, bright blue. The strap is detachable so can easily be used as a small clutch & the inside is just like a purse.


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Both my husband & I love Steve Madden; they do brilliant leather shoes & the range for men is fab. These boots will be replacing my very old & much loved cowboy boots and I they are unbelievably comfortable. Now, Steve, if you're reading, can you please get your stores over to the UK (a pop-up shop in London wont cut it). Shipping to the UK is $40 per pair so is pretty much a no-go. The options on Asos are rubbish. Grrr


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I have been looking for a leather jacket FOREVER and I only spotted this about 3hrs before we were due to go to the airport. I was already over budget, but it fitted my requirements perfectly - no fancy zips or fussy details, not too bikerish & lovely & soft. So I got it - it was fate! This is obviously not me in the pic, but I couldn't face doing pics of myself today!


Again, this is clearly a model in the pic - it's very similar to how I would stand in my joggers (ahem) but mine are lime green! They are so bright I'm going to have to wear my sunglasses in the house. They are so comfy, loose & inside is towelling.


Peanut Butter M&M's (*dies*) and the Jack Black Lip Balms

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So, that's it. I bought a few other things, but these were the things that I could get decent photographs of! Makeup wise, I only bought 1 single eyeshadow from MAC. Weird, but Sephora just didn't do anything for me!


  1. Wow you bought some fab stuff from NYC. Love the Kate Spade and Michael Kors bags. Peanut butter M&M's are amazing!! xx


  2. wow amazing stuff you got! :)


  3. you made some lovely purchases! I especially love the kate spade clutch, gorgeous colour
    Carissa xx

    Vanilla Crush Blog

  4. I'm obsessing over the Milly bag! And the Nike's. I guess I'm feeling the red. And Peanut Butter M&Ms? It's all about the Reese's Peanut Butter cups. The mini ones are incredible. But M&M's are a good second ; )

    1. lol, I don't eat chocolate so the Reece's cups are off my list. I love the reece's pieces though as they are just the candy shell & peanut butter. The peanut butter m&ms only have a smidge of chocolate, so they are ok! I do miss the cups though!

  5. You bought some amazing things!

    Sarah xx

  6. I just love your watch, you got some lovely things x

  7. Ooh you got some lovely things! I have the Michael Kors bag in black and love it...I want that colour now too haha! x

  8. I loooveee the pink handbag and jacket!! thanks for sharing!

  9. I really like the Kate Spade and Milly bags, they look like a great way to brighten up a plain outfit :) I'm hoping to go to NYC for my 30th in October and I keep going on Bloomingdale's etc and making wishlists *saddo* lol! x

  10. Aw so glad you had a fab time love! I adore the Gunter boots and Millhy bag - well done you! xx

  11. Ahhhh you got some really beautiful things. Lovely post x x

  12. love the kate spade clutch! lush!!! Dan x

  13. There's a Steve Madden store down one of the side streets off Carnaby Street. Fab buys, love the KS clutch, watch and Milly bag!

    1. I owe you one for introducing me to the Jack Black lip balms!! I bought one about 1/2hr after landing!!

  14. Much love,
    "Nice blog <3

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