this week's splurges

24 June 2012


This weeks hauling is certainly not typical of the average week in the life of Emily-Alice.. it has definitely been an expensive week and I've come out of it with considerably less savings oops! 

My most exciting purchase was my new Nikon D3100 camera - plus quite a few extras including a tripod, camera bag etc. The camera came with a 18-55mm lens but the bundle I bought it in also included a 70-300mm lens. Yes, I'm still working out what these do! That's where the 'Dummies' books come in. I'm going to Wales next week and I'm predicting awful weather but atleast I can spend sometime swatting up on my new hobbies.

I picked up the notebooks from WHSmith - if you know me, you'll know I'm a bit of a listaholic. I will write a list for anything, especially if it distracts me from actually doing the task at hand! 

Onto the clothes. The swan dress featured in my weekend wishlist post last week. The print is so 'me' I just had to have it. I rang up my local Topshop and despite the website saying they had my size in stock, the lady on the phone said they only had 6s and 8s. Luckily I decided to pop down there anyway and was beyond ecstatic when I found this one hiding at the back of the rails. I can't wait to wear it but am trying hard to save it for Alex's graduation in four weeks. I just need to find some shoes to go with it now! I'm thinking cream or black strappy wedges and tanned (fake) legs.  

I also picked up these Topshop Vectras - I've been wanting a pair for ages now but never got round to buying them and I'm so glad I did. They really add something to my outfits - much more than a plain pair of ballet flats (my staples) do. And of course the scarf, £4 from Primark - bargain! I was very restrained in Primark and only bought this scarf! Normally I'm walking out with arm fulls of stuff but I guess my splurges in Topshop and Jessops temporarily put me off shopping - shock horror!

So after all that, don't mind me - I'm just off to tighten my purse strings!


  1. What an amazing haul! So jealous of your new camera!

    Charlie xo

  2. That swan dress is gorgeous! x

  3. I remember how happy I was when I got hold of my DSLR in January! I also ran out and bought the Dummies book too! How much was your tripod? x

    1. I think it should've been £50 but they gave it me for £45 - no idea if that was a good deal or not!