Friday, 31 August 2018

What I Bought In August & How I've Worn It: Shopping Haul & Try On Video

After completing no Buy July last month, I was felt like I bought a lot this month to make up for it! Everything was on sale or an opshop find though.

There's a little for everyone here, with new purchases from Jeanswest, opshop (thrift) finds, and awesome accessories. Nothing was over $17, even though I bought a bag too!



What I Bought:



Not Mentioned In The Video:


I will always be upfront on the blog about additions to my wardrobe. I didn't include these in my haul video as I didn't buy them, but I became a brand rep for Fashion Scarf Girl in July and received 4 scarves as a result to wear over the next few months.


Fashion Scarf Girl Brand Rep Away From The Blue



Shopping-wise, this month felt like a month of impulse buys! I wandered into the Jeanswest store just for a browse, and these tees were on sale with an extra 50% off sale prices. I got both for less than the full retail cost of one of them, I'm pretty happy with that! A nice slouchy, basic tee will get a lot of wear in my wardrobe so I couldn't resist getting both colours.

I'm an emotional shopper, so after a bit of a stressful start to the day, I went into Kmart for the containers I planned to buy, and decided to browse. While I didn't buy anything extra that day, I couldn't get these sparkly shoes out of my head (the messages on my Instagram stories telling me to go back for them may have helped there!) and so went back to Kmart again to pick up the shoes and some statement earrings.

After some luck with the green pants at various opshops, I really was hoping to get more for myself in the 'fill a bag with clothes for $2' sale at my favourite opshop (especially as all the proceeds were going to drought-stricken farmers), but as you can see I only ended up with two items of clothing for myself, that pile for the boys you saw in the video and some homewares after I'd been looking out for similar pieces for a while.

The bag was explained a bit further in the video too, but I wanted to try a new style and could not believe that I scored this for under $20! Still not sure how I ended up with that ebay voucher but it came at a perfect time! Its second wear is today so I haven't got the photo for this post unfortunately.


How I've Worn It All:



August purchases and how I've worn them: Away From The Blue



After buying those long sleeved tops at the opshop, the weather started to warm up and I wasn't sure I'd be able to squeeze in two wears of them! Thankfully they work for my business casual office, and it's really cold for my early morning commute so they got some wear that way! Was really pleased to wear everything at least twice, with some surprise pieces like the green skinny jeans being worn a lot more over the month!

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76 comments:

  1. You've got quite the haul! You bought some awesome stuff! I'm so amazed how you scored that Rebecca Minkoff bag!

    www.rdsobsessions.com

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  2. I too am a very emotional and impulsive shopper! Especially after a long week at work, it definitely does not take much (or any!) convincing for me to go ahead and splurge out a little. I have to say, though, seems like you've found some pretty amazing bargains! Everything is very affordable, and looks super pretty, too. Thanks for sharing, beaut. <3 xoxo

    Kay
    https://www.shoesandglitter.com

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    1. Thanks Kay! It's something I try to keep a handle on, at least this month it was only cheap impulse buys!

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  3. Nice haul - I like this red bag and green clothes the most :-D
    Have a lovely weekend xx

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  4. Great video! I really like the red bag - so pretty!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  5. LOL yes. Posting about cute pieces I *didn't* buy either on the blog or on Instagram is a surefire way to make me regret my decision! Someone will always enable the purchase! Ha! Congrats on your success at No Buy July! I am going to attempt no buy September and hope for the best!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Good luck with your no spender September! I'm on track with it so far, but I'm not sure if I"ll stick with it!

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  6. I think it's good to have some impulse shopping Mica!! Sometimes those are my most loved items down the road!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Yes, nothing wrong with an impulse buy now and then, especially if it's budget friendly! :)

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  7. That RM bag was such a steal, Mica! Yay for scores:) And love those Asos green jeans, KMart sneakers and earrings. I miss KMart. I still remember the days they were here in Canada...sigh.
    Have a great weekend:)

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    1. I think Kmart here is similar to your Target? It's a shame yours wasn't the same and didn't last long!

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  8. Great buys!! I love the sparkly sneakers!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  9. You got some really cute things and such bargains too. I love the olive pants you scored for $3. Your new RM red tote is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Rowena! They were such a bargain!

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  10. Nice haul! I wouldn't able to resist the silver sparkly sneakers either!

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  11. So many great August finds! I'm loving the cargo pants (what a great price) and those scarves!
    Rachael
    www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  12. This is an impressive haul. I just love your style pics so much. And your accessories go perfectly for the season. I hope your having an amazing week. Mine has been calm and hectic in a good way of course :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2018/08/5-ways-to-style-leopard-print-for-fall.html

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  13. You got some really great items this month! I absolutely love the last outfit with the mustard cardigan and scarf! My mustard cardigan bit the dust last winter and I am on the hunt for a longer one like that!

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    1. Hope you can find one! I was so thrilled to find this mustard cardi last year! :)

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  14. You're so good - you skipped shopping last month.
    I liked the video and specially the tees with longer sleeves.
    The green jean opshop find was also one of my faves because they fit so good - you did not even have to hem them.

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    1. Thanks Lorena! Yes, I was thrilled to find petite jeans at an opshop! That never happens! :)

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  15. Cute haul and I commend you for buying all items under $17. I usually splurge a little too much when I shop and browse.
    LaToya
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Toya! I was so amused when I realised that!

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  16. You find so many great things this month. What an awesome find on the handbag. Have a great weekend.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  17. Wow! You did so well, Mica! Your two new tops are lovely and those green skinny jeans are fabulous! Hope you have a great weekend, Mica! XXX

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  18. I like the red and dark green tees! They look comfy!

    A Shimmer, A Shadow

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  19. This is the first time I've watched one of your videos, Mica, and I really enjoyed seeing you talking and describing how you shopped (as well as hearing about they prices), and getting a better look at your purchases - what fun! And there you are, so totally adorable. I talk like you, and I feel like we would gab clothes for ages. Wouldn't it be fun to shop together? One day!

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    1. Thank you so much Sheila - you made my day with this comment! :) It would be so awesome to shop together one day!

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  20. You got such cute stuff I love how you style all of those cute scarves
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  21. It's always okay to treat yourself. I've been through the same and end up buying more to scratch the itch. Love the Rebecca Minkoff bag! You do a great job with putting together your outfits and rocking them!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Thanks Nancy! It's good to splurge a bit sometimes! :)

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  22. These are all great purchases. I especially like the sparkly shoes. They really are such a fun item.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  23. As always I love all of these outfits, and what bargains you managed to get! I especially adore the orange scarf, it's so perfect to brighten up the upcoming winter months!

    I need to start buying cheaper items in bulk rather than one pricey item at one time that I will only wear once haha. I think it's a better way to shop!

    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

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    1. I think there's definitely a place for both types of shopping! WIth recording my purchases over the years on the blogs it's been really interesting to see!

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  24. Wow it does look like a good shopping spree and so many fabulous outfits! Love it’s

    Much Love,
    Elegant Duchess xx
    https://www.elegantduchess.com

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  25. Hi Mica, great finds for August! I adore the sleeve length of the tees. I love the statement earrings as well. They will compliment your looks in a fun and cute way. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy new month ahead! I pray you and your family are having a wonderful and relaxing weekend.

    Tiff
    http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  26. This is a fun video, I like watching shopping hauls. You've got a good bargain in Rebecca Minkoff and that is such a really cute bag. Love the colour and the strap is good enough to be a cross body. Have a great weekend with your family, we will be celebrating Father's Day tomorrow.

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Thanks Mercy! It is such a bargain of a bag! I hope you had a great Father's Day!

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  27. These "fill a bag for 2$" sales sound amazing! I wish we had something similar around here, especially for kids clothing.
    And Instagram Stories is horrible for enabling purchases...

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. haha yes it enables so bad! I am so sad this store is closing, the sales were the absolute best! I loved all the kids clothes bargains!

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  28. I didn't know you had K-Mart in Australia. They are a failing store in the U.S. So many have gone out of business. Are they doing well in Australia? Lucky you to get so many cute scarves! You got some great deals this month too!

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    1. Our Kmart is different from yours, I think it's more like your Target! :) (Our Target is also different from yours and is nowhere near as popular).

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  29. All your looks are so cute and for such awesome deals! Love that you're making your style so accessible :)

    xx, mel
    http://melinspired.com/beachy-waves-tips-products-4-easy-looks/

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    1. I think everyone loves a bargain!

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  30. You purchase very nice pieces for yourself. They are beautiful and perfect for this autumn season.

    http://www.exclusivebeautydiary.com

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    1. Thanks! It's spring here in Australia :)

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  31. You've got quite a great collection babe. Love all these comfy casual looks.those bags are everything babe.

    Regards Ashon
    http://ashonfashionary.com/all-white-outfit-for-summer/

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  32. I really enjoy watching shopping hauls! you bought some amazing stuff! My favorite is the cross body bag x
    have a wonderful day!!

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  33. Getting a great deal makes a haul even more fun!

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  34. After reading this post I feel the overwhelming need to go shopping! I think my favourite of what you bought has to be the statement earrings and the sparkly sneakers! What can I say - I'm a magpie!

    Musings & More

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    1. Haha yes nothing like seeing some bargains to inspire you to shop! :)

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  35. Wow beautiful outfits! You really made use of them all! :)

    Natalie
    www.lucyandtherunaways.com

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  36. Can't believe you got everything under $17! You are an amazing shopper!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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    1. I got so lucky this month! I was thrilled at all the bargains!

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  37. such a cute scarf,
    nice blog!

    vnssachn.blogspot.com

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  38. Love seeing your videos (you're sooo cute) + your purchases. Those tees are absolutely darling, love the fit, plus the Rebecca Minkoff bag is SO pretty. Love that pop of red!! And oh my gosh, feeling like I'm shopping so much right now, but can't help myself, fall is my fave for fashion, and I want ALL the things!! xo

    www.girlandcloset.com

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    1. Yes it's always tempting to buy a lot in the new seasons!

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  39. Amazing picks!

    www.brooklynglam.com

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  40. Congrats on your no buy July! You really are a Rebecca Minkoff girl! But I don't blame you, she makes some great affordable bags for sure.

    Allie of
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    1. She really does, you can get some great pieces on sale! :)

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  41. You bought some really great items in August! Those green pants are a fun wardrobe piece. Also I love how you showed how you wore the items over the month. I hope you had a great weekend!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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    1. Thanks Kara! I'm loving them too, they go with so much!

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  42. i like the red tee
    This is a nice post
    Thanks for sharing
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  43. These are cute picks dear! Love it, they all look so adorable on you!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  44. WOW you really scored some great deals!! I CANNOT BELIEVE you got that RM bag for less than $20! You're a bargain-hunting wizard!!

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    1. It was the best find! I am so happy with it!

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  45. You got some great pieces this month! I love those cargo pants you found, and the silver sparkly sneakers are so cute! It looks like you got a great mix of basics and fun accent pieces.

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  46. I love thrifting so much! You can always find amazing deals and it looks like you definitely got some!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Yes I got some awesome finds this month! I'm so sad my fave opshop is closing :(

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  47. Absolutely stunning photos!Great styling as always. Thanks for sharing babe!
    Happy Wednesday!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

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  48. Thanks all for your lovely comments - glad you enjoyed the video! :)

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