Wednesday, 31 October 2018

What I Bought in October & How I've Worn It: Shopping Haul & Try On Video

After I managed #nospenderSeptember without really thinking about it, I expected I might shop a little more than usual this month.

As you can see from the video below, while I did shop at a couple of places I got most things at a discount thanks to sales!



What I Bought:





Not Mentioned In the Video:

Just like in August's haul video, I've only included things I've purchased, but I was given more things I wanted to share here. As part of my brand rep role for Fashion Scarf Girl on Instagram, I was gifted some scarves to wear. You might have seen these pop up on Instagram over the month, but they haven't appeared on the blog yet. As always, I'll disclose when an item was sent to me to wear (marked c/o). There's another one I was given too but I haven't worn that yet!

fashion scarf girl scarves brand rep awayfromblue instagram


Why I Bought It

I go into this in a little more detail in the video.

Somewhat predictably, the allure of the Jeanswest sale was too strong and while I avoided it for September, I caved on the very first day of October and went in 'just to look' while out with my sister, which turned into a try on session and some purchases..

It's been a LONG time since I've ordered anything from The Iconic - last time was in their boxing day sale almost 2 years ago! Was overdue a shop there!

And you might already know about the Rebecca Minkoff bag from my reveal / unboxing video!

How I've Worn It


October Shopping haul and try on video what a fashion blogger buys each month | awayfromtheblue


With the majority of my purchases being early in the month, it was easy to mostly achieve my goal of wearing things twice in the month I purchase them! That dress is the exception - I haven't even worn it once as I've decided to set it aside for Christmas day. I know it's early to plan Christmas outfits, but I know a dress like that needs a special debut! I'm happy with it not meeting my 'wear twice in the month I buy it rule' as I know it's going to be worn a lot after Christmas.


What was your favourite piece of everything I bought?


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75 comments:

  1. Lovely to see what you've been buying, the olive jeans are fab, i'm thinking of buying some in this colour. Good to see your video, lovely to hear you! Jacqui Mummabstylish

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    1. Thanks Jacqui! I highly recommend the olive jeans! :)

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  2. You got some fantastic things, Mica! I especially love those ballet flats and your new pink bag. I hope you're having a great week. XXX

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  3. great styling
    new article
    https://www.melodyjacob.com/2018/10/top-celebrity-must-have-wigs-to.html

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  4. Such a fun coincidence that we both snagged olive jeans this month! :) And your new Rebecca Minkoff bag is so cute!! Great choice!!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Must have been a month for olive! I have noticed a lot more green around on blogs this year overall! :)

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  5. You always have such a functional plan for your purchases...that's so smart Mica! I'm so willy nilly when I buy something. I'm going to try to make sure I wear it twice like that.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Thanks Jodie! I'm really trying to be more thoughtful with my purchases.

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  6. Love YouTube hauls! So excited to watch :)

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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  7. Amazing haul Mica!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: FLUFFY COAT

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  8. Love how you showed all the different ways of styling it! I used to work for Jeanswest while living in NZ! argh I miss shopping there! Have a great week! xx

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    1. I keep trying to convince my sister to get a job there so we could use the staff discount, haha! Would be an awesome job to have! :)

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  9. What an amazing haul! Love the chic bag especially. You are so creative with all your looks!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  10. The ballet flats are beautiful! I have yellow based leopard print ones and wear them so much they are slowly falling apart.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. I've had a plain black pair in the same style for years so I have a lot of confidence that I'll be able to wear these equally as much! :)

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  11. Scarves are such lovely accessories and they add a great pop of colour. Sales is a good opportunity to shop, so I would have bought a few pieces too. Loving all your looks!

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  12. That purple maxi dress is so you Mica! You will surely make a splash on Christmas with it ;) Wearing things twice the first month you acquire them is such a fantastic way to work new pieces into your wardrobe. I try to do that as well.

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    1. Thanks Rowena! It's actually a bunch of different colours but it does read so purple in pics. I'm excited to wear it! :)

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  13. You got some great items this month. I love the flats you got.

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

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  14. This is such a great haul! I love how your pieces can be easily mixed!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  15. Great haul, Mica! I love that high-low maxi dress. I'm so jealous you can wear something like that for Christmas!:D And also love the ballet flats. They look so comfy.

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    1. haha yes I'm lucky to be able to enjoy the warmth over Christmas! :)

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  16. What a great haul. Loved your necklace and that nude pink bag is adorable.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  17. How many nice stuff!

    Federica
    www.federicadinardo.com

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  18. The green jeans are my absolute favourite from your haul!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  19. Such a killer haul, girlfriend! And loving that scarf- mustard/yellow everything, please!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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    1. Yes! I've really been loving yellow lately too! :)

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  20. So fun! I've been thinking of doing videos lately, as I have a hard time finding fashion content that I like to watch on youtube!

    Have a wonderful Thursday!
    www.jessicabroyles.com

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    1. You should definitely give Youtube a try! It's a lot of fun :)

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  21. Love the You Tube video. It's so much fun to watch "haul" videos. I'm totally intimidated of making videos myself. Maybe one day, ha. Love the dress you bought for Christmas, it's really stunning.
    X, Julie | This Main Line Life

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    1. Took me a few years of YouTube before I worked up the courage to get in front of the camera myself! :)

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  22. great purchases and I love how you wore them. Have a lovely weekend!

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  23. Those leopard print flats are so cute and I've no doubt you'll get tons of wear out of them! I've recently bought a pointed leopard print pair and can't stop wearing them for errands! :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. I'm hoping to get lots of wear from them, I've wanted a leopard print pair for a while! :)

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  24. You got some great things last month! I love those olive pants especially, and I love the new bag too. I love seeing all the ways you wear your new pieces too.

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    1. Thanks Shea! It's nice to lay it all out and see how I've worn things! :)

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  25. You bought some really lovely items this month! That dress you got for Christmas is beautiful and it looks great on you. I love the high low bottom and the print of it. Also the bloopers are very funny haha. I always end up messing over my words whenever I film a video. I hope you're having a wonderful week!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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    1. Thanks Kara! I have so many outtakes, it's fun to include them at the end! Glad you enjoyed the video :)

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  26. I love seeing shopping hauls! Love your maxi dress and that mustard scarf is so pretty! Olive jeans are on my wishlist!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. I hope you find a pair! I've worn these often since I bought them :)

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  27. That dress is beautiful! I like to set things aside for special occasions too sometimes. It makes the occasion feel more special and it's nice to know exactly what I am going to wear! You got some fabulous items this month! I love those ballet flats!

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    1. Yes it's been a few years since I bought something just for Christmas but it's a nice splurge to have! :)

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  28. Accessories can really make an outfit. And I just love how you put them together. :) Have been traveling a bit again and resting up more since the hectic schedule. But looking forward to the holiday season. Happy November. http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2018/10/5-ways-to-rock-mustard-this-fall.html

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  29. Those white leopard flats are really cute! I just updated my leopard flats, because the pair I had hurt so bad! They were just a cheapy Target pair. I found a pair at the outlets and they're a lot more comfy and they even have a fur texture! So fun! I love that bag you got and the yellow scarf would be perfect for our Fall here. :)

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. These have the fur texture too! I have the same style in black from the brand and it's held up so well over the years, I hope these will too! :)

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  30. These are great finds. My favorite is the bright mustard yellow scarf though. I love the beautiful color.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  31. Those flats are so cute! I love the polka dots and because it's black and white you'll be able to wear it with everything!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  32. I am currently planning my Christmas outfits too!
    love all your purchase

    <3
    Stevia
    The Sweetest Escape

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  33. Nice video, dear!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: FLORAL DRESS FOR AUTUMN

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  34. I love yellow and how you've managed to incorporate it into your existing wardrobe. I really should have gone with a no Shopping September. I'd love for you to come by and linkup a couple of your posts at the first of every month over on my blog.

    bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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  35. I need these scarves in my life, they look so elegant. You have a great selection xx

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

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  36. This was a fun video to watch Mica. My faves were the pink hand bag and the flats!
    Oh and the Christmas dress, I cannot believe in a few weeks the year will be over.

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  37. Loved the bloopers at the end ;)

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  38. I love that you've set a special piece aside for a Christmas debut...now I'm planning my Christmas outfit!

    https://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com/2018/11/all-frills-happy-halloween.html

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    1. It felt like a wonderful way to finish up a gift card I got last year! :)

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  39. Great post 💜

    https://bellacomocamella.blogspot.com/2018/11/maquillaje-halloween.html?m=1

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  40. So many fun pieces though!!! And yay for a Christmas dress! I still haven't decided what I'm going to wear for Christmas, I'll be with my husbands family and they don't really dress up so it'll probably be a sweater and jeans. But for my family I'll wear a dress.
    https://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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    1. We usually dress up a bit for Christmas :) My husband's family doesn't either!

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  41. Nice finds! Your October sounds like a lot of fun! I really like it.
    I really enjoy your vlogs - so much fun!

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  42. Some excellent purchases and I love that RM bag! I'm already regretting starting out #nospendber but I need to tough it out haha!

    Eileen | 5feetofstyle.com

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    1. I can't believe I failed so spectacularly so early - hopefully I will be good for the rest of the month and not buy more than the $2 dress!

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  43. So many cute buys this month! I love your new maxi dress for christmas, and the minkoff bag looks like it's a perfect match for it. The snow leopard flats are just adorable too!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  44. You got some great things this month! A perfect treat after No-Spender September! And you are the perfect person to be a scarf brand rep! I can't wait til Rebecaa Minkoff calls you! :) (Ironically, I have one of her pouches sitting next to me on the couch as I type this comment!)

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    1. haha I would love that! I doubt it would happen though, they'd lose so much money when I stopped buying, ha!

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  45. Great finds dear! Love your picks, especially the scarves. Can't go wrong with any of those! Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  46. Oh it all looks great. I especially love those flats, I wish they still had some left, I want some too!

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  47. I love it all but especially those pumps. So cute!

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

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  49. What a lovely video haul :) Love your mustard scarf and new maxi dress.

    Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The #Weekendbloghop

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