Thursday, 17 June 2010

Today's Haul: I promise I'm not really a Pirate!

Hello Everyone!

If you follow me on Twitter you may be aware that I nearly fainted earlier this week when my boyfriend suggested a trip to the Selfridges sale, and thought I should snap up this opportunity before he changed his mind! We therefore paid a visit to Selfridges Birmingham today and I came away with a few little purchases.

The first and only thing that caught my eye in the Selfridges sale this year was this Vivienne Westwood shirt.

It's pretty unusual. Although instantly recognisable as a Westwood design, I think it will be a love/hate item. I love it, but I'll forgive you if you don't! My boyfriend actually treated me to this, as it was 70% off at £55.

After a lengthy rootle around the bag and shoe sale section (which is normally outstanding in Birmingham Selfridges) I found nothing and decided to hit Zara, where I found this little (well, huge) beauty.
By now you might be noticing a little pattern here... but I promise I'm not shopping for a pirate-themed fancy dress party. I thought this would be perfect for summer, or even as a beach bag while I'm sunning myself on my holidays next week. It was priced at £29.99, which I thought was pretty reasonable considering it is well made for the high street and the faux leather is actually pretty convincing (I had to feel it to decide if it was real or not).

The final item actually arrived in the post this morning, and I have to say the photos don't them justice. Continuing on the Pirate theme...

These sparklers are from Tanya Burr's online jewellery shop (if you don't watch her on YouTube already you must go and check her out now, she's fabulous!). This is what they look like on, i have to say it feels a bit awkward putting a close up of my ear on here but...

They are encrusted with Swarovski crystals and really sparkle in real life. I tried so hard to capture this in the photos but I failed miserably! The shop assistant that served me in Selfridges loved them so much she asked me to write down Tanya's web address on a receipt! They are priced at £34 and she's selling out fast so if you'd like to get your hands on some then click here!

So I had a fab day out with the Boyfriend (who picked up some new white Havaianas, as Woof had chewed his old ones!). I do feel awful leaving woof all by her lonesome in the day. We were only gone for a few hours but I love seeing her little face when we get home. As usual she came outside to for the photo-shoot with me, but for once found a more interesting thing to chew than the packaging.

So what do you think girls? Have you picked up any bargains in the sales yet?

Fleur xx


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  1. Absoloutley love the shirt! The tailoring is so unusual! As for the earrings - WOW!

    I love the bag too - the only problem with big bags is findings things in them in a rush! I had to find my train ticket to show to the staff the other day at the station to get to the platform -my train was leaving in 4 minutes - and I had a bag as big as a potato sack. Not a good combo!

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  2. Oh wow Fleur, that shirt is stunning, I wish there was a Selfridges near me because I would be heading straight there for one of those for myself!!
    The bag is lovely too - so summery :D
    love tor xx

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  3. ...I forgot to mention how gorgeous Woof is <3 I love her! xx

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  4. @tor thanks darling - and Woof sends her love! hehe xxx

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  5. The ear rings look gorgeous and the VW shirt, what a bargain. Sounds like a good day!

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  6. I love those earrings! Too cute. Your dog is adorable(:

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  7. argh im tempted to get the earrings too! if she gets some greeny coloured ones in im going to be there like swimwear! you should do more blog posts :)

    i may have a mooch in the trafford selfridges tomorrow too

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  8. aww I love woof and the earrings are amazing! xx

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  9. My god that dog is cute! Love everything you picked up, amazing shirt. xxRebecca


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  10. I went to selfridges on oxford st London on tuesday and got a great barigan in the sales. I bought a bottle of Emillo Pucci vivara perfume (50ml) and the gift set also included shower gel and a cute make up bag, the whole set cost £33!

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  11. I love the earrings, so cute!!! :) Woof is adorable!! <3

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  12. Love what you bought especially the handbag! :)

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  13. Cute finds especially the bag :)

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  14. Lovely earring Fleur I also ordered for her web site i live in Australia!! Im so excited!!



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  15. Aww i love woof what a beautiful puppy you have there!!! And Im absolutely in love with the bag! I am an addict when it comes to handbags and this is too cute:) As usual good shopping Fleur(;
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  16. I love the shirt!!I also think the earings are fabulous! Right now I wish I had time to shop! I would be so much happier :)

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  17. i loveeee that bag from zara i wish i had access to one where i live ! but anyway woof looks so cutee :)

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  18. That bag! Those earrings! I must have them! xD

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  19. Fab taste Fleur! -I'm in love with the gorgeous zara bag and blinging earrings. Thinking i will purchase them pay day next week. Say hi to woof. xx

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  20. your dog is so cute. I love the zara bag, gonna go look for it on the weekend.

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  21. your shirt is gorgeous, fantastic buy :) cute little earings too...loe a bit of sparkle x

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  22. I ADORE Zara bags, I have a few, including this exact one, except mine's in blue and white! I love bags that you can wear on your shoulder or across the body depending on how you feel or how heavy it is! This one is so nice and Summery, I love it!x
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  23. Oh wow that bag is something I seriously want!!!! Im also very jealous about the shirt, thats such a great bargain!!!

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  24. Your dog is adorable!! absolutly love the bag too!!

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  25. Ooh, those earrings are so pretty! Woof is lovely x

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  26. That shirt is AMAZING.


    p.s. I dare you two wear all three items together :)

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  27. I really love the bag! You cannot go wrong with canvas + leather (or pleather!). Classic style. I also always love stripes. I miss Zara. There is no Zara around these parts! I might write to the head office with a list of potential shop locations in Cheltenham! x

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