Because of this influx, I thought it would be a fun break from tutorials and reviews to a haul video of some things I've picked up lately. I don't do hauls very often so forgive me if I'm supa' boring. ;)
So I'll start out with my OOTD or Outfit Of The Day. Love this combo of greens and purple. They always complement each other well it's a bit unexpected at the same time.
Forever 21 beaded headband (similar in rose gold here)
Forever 21 French Terry Pants (here)
You can see the colors a bit better here. The leather Theory blazer is one of my lucky finds from a consignment shop which I found in a size 0 for only $30! I think my eyeballs popped out of my head when I went home and looked up the original price of other Theory leather pieces. I almost cried for joy. XD
Here you can more properly (Barely, since I'm wearing black pants. Oops.) see my new boots from Stuart Weitzman. Black suede, knee-high wedge boots, just exactly like I was searching everywhere for! I'll have to buy an insole since the insides are slippery with socks but I can't wait to wear them out. They aren't at all awkward on my skinny chicken calves. I will say though, that they are 3.5" tall, not 3" so good for shorties like me, not so good for mighty walking days.
Stuart Weitzman Wedgelin boots in size 4 (here)
I saw this cream lace skirt on the Forever 21 website and fell in love. Lace? Cream? Elastic-waist-so-as-to-better-fit-Jen? Just my luck, it actually came in XS! Yes, please! I love the fact that you can dress it up or down as well. I'll very likely wear it simply, like this.
Forever 21 Crochet Lace Skirt (here)
AE V-neck Colored tee (here)
SO digging the spring micro-floral trend with these shorts! What are dolphin shorts anyway?
Forever 21 Floral Dolphin Shorts (here)
I also picked up these micro-floral bobby pins that are so cute as well. It's great for accenting casual updos. ^_^
others' reviews on the Alterations Needed forum!) This isn't the greatest picture but you can see that the UK petite 4 is slightly roomy on me. Although it's not terrible, I did take to it my tailors to make it cuter and shorter so I will have to do an updated post when I get it back. My tailor said it would be perfect for attending a summer wedding. ^_^
ASOS Petite Tailored Pencil Dress in Cafe Creme (here)
My second ASOS purchase is also in a blush pink color and it covered in ruffles!!!! Ahhhhh.... But actually, the size US 0/UK petite 4 fits quite perfectly around the arm holes and body.
ASOS Petite Soft Frill Belted Dress (here)
I actually think it gives the illusion of curves on my not-so-curvy body type quite nicely!
But honestly, for most days I'll definitely be layering this baby. I foresee this outfit with a blazer popped on top for a cute work look. :)
J. Crew cashmere cardigan in xx-small (here)
ASOS Petite Soft Frill Belted Dress (here)
I've been search everywhere, especially in the last 4 years but even before then, for the perfect dark-wash, bootcut jeans and came up time and time again empty handed. I was so excited when I bought these from Hautelook because obviously, they fit me perfectly. LOL!
Frankie B. Jeans Wide Leg Trouser in sz 23 (here)
Okay, so they need a bit of a hem. *cough* A LOT of a hem. Designer denim always seems to be 2 feet too long! Seriously, is there someone out there with my hip measurement and legs this long? Really? But actually, I am in love with the "Dark Night" wash and the rest fits quite better than nearly everything I've tried. Winning.
I tucked them under to see how they would look hemmed. This was pre-wash so they did shrink up a little but I made sure to bring some platform heels to the tailor's in case they shrink further. Not bad, right?
Another of my perfect dark denim jeans requirements is that they have no obnoxious back pocket detailing. Frankie Bs tend to often go over the top with their pocket details so I'm glad this is so plain. This also shows the slight bagginess which was eliminated with a wash and the waist being taken in as well.
Also, I flat-ironed my hair which I haven't done in at least a year. I like it straight with the ombre dye!
Last but not least, here's an image showing my lone fail out of my hauls. I had high hopes for this Muubaa leather jacket from Hautelook since it's a UK size 4, but it's pretty ginorm. This is me practicing my bat wing flap. Definitely will have to be a return which is sad because it's nice and weighty and the leather's soft.
If you are interested in Hautelook and haven't joined yet, you can sign up with my invite here or you can just sign up at the site. (If you sign up with my link I get a credit for referring you after your first purchase, but as I said, you can sign up at the site with no invite as well.) There are some crazy good deals like Urban Decay's sale on Thursday BUT I'd be wary since they are occasionally dishonest with their listed pricing. If you can, I'd research each brand's prices before you purchase.
Whew! This blog post took a few hours to compose because my haul was so huge. >_<
I pat you on the back if you actually got through all of it. Hehe. Hope it was helpful if you are interested in anything I posted! Let me know in the comments what your favorite item was since I'm curious. :)
Disclaimer: I bought everything myself wheeee! There are some affiliate links included in this post which will direct you to the stores that the items are available at for purchase.