30 May 2012

Latest Impulse Buys, from Topshop and Oasis. Have you splurged lately?



We’re enjoying some uncharacteristically sunny weather here in Ireland. I find that when the temperature rises, inhibitions fall, leading to just one thing... shopping! Keep reading for my latest impulse buys, triggered by sunny lunchtime strolls around the highstreet.

Impulse buy or not, I can't tell you how much I love these tan Topshop Houpla sandals, €27. They’re chic, classic, comfortable and  100% leather, too, so they seem like pretty decent quality. I was happy with the price until I made the mistake of looking at this link and realised that the sterling/euro conversion is out of whack, again. That’s impulse buying for ya.

My regular day-bags are all black or grey, colours that look too heavy in the heat. So I also picked up this Wei-Hai shopper, €50 from Oasis, in a lovely blush tinged mink shade.  It seems to be named after a Chinese city which is slightly confusing, but hey, I guess they have to call it something. It’s not leather so I’m not sure how it will wear – I’m pretty hard on bags, and tend to wear them to death – but it does seem pretty sturdy. It’s also big enough for me to carry on my tradition of carrying around a million useless things with me on a day-to-day basis.

Have you picked up anything on the highstreet lately?

19 comments:

Karen said...

Loving your purchases E, I can't wait to do a bit of shopping this weekend, yay for payday!

little t said...

The bag is gorgeous!

Fashion Stylist_ka said...

they look like great investment buys! both classy and simple - my impulse purchases usually hardly make it to the end of the season ;)

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Like the bag very much,see you again

Sam said...

I need a shopping trip desperately, these are great classic buys.

Ballet Pumps And Roses said...

Love both of these Emma - those sandals are fab ..

Joanne

http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

xx

tiny dancer said...

Hehe I know what you mean! I've been cracking down on my impulse buys this year and focusing on things my closet is missing, that has really helped :)

Tasia

morganvsmorgan said...

I really like the shoes, especially how theyre raw finish edges. Refreshing in shoes, and I bet theyre soft & comfortable.

fluff and fripperies said...

They're SO comfy, I'm delighted with them! xo

Roisin said...

Wow love your stuff! Bag is amazing! I totally just splurged. Black mesh top in River Island. Only 25 so i dont feel TOO bad!!! x

Laura said...

They are lovely, Emma! Sunshine definitely makes me want to shop!

Laura xo

rolala said...

These look like fabulous summer buys. I love the color of the bag. I just splurged on a dress from J. Crew :)

Rowena @ rolala loves

ElsaD said...

GORGEOUS pieces darling! Congrats! As for me, it's been a while that I don't invest big money on clothing...But stay tune...;) xoxo

Caroline said...

Those sandals look perfect for summer and I love the bag too! I want to go on a summer shopping spree!

Caroline x
Caroline's Catwalk

Cabootique said...

I really like those shoes; they look so comfortable but still chic.

CeeCee said...

Love the sandals!! Ive a bit of a splurge almost bought on the house of Fraser website but I've yet to click confirm...I'm trying to be good but it's so hard!! :-)

Amy Fashion Blog said...

cute shoe

DianaLuv said...

Gotta admit I have splurged TOO much this past month, its real hard to gain self control... ah..

Anyways I'm your newest follower found you on bloghop :)


http://dianaluv.blogspot.com

Johanna said...

Great picks. Those sandals are pure classic. I am on a spending hiatus...waaah.