metallic paws: latest purchases + my new apartment sneak peek

Sunday, May 20, 2012

latest purchases + my new apartment sneak peek

Lately I've been trying hard to reform from my spendthrift ways, so it's unfortunate to say I've been pretty naughty this past month, spending almost $230 on fashion items (ie. totally unnecessary additions to an almost bursting wardrobe!) At the same time however, during this month I've also had the wonderful pleasure of receiving quite a few free items, which exceeds the value of the things I bought. So economically things have sort of balanced themselves out...haven't they?


What I've paid for:


Forever New fan clutch $40 -> $21(?)
I don't really need any more clutches, but I had my eye on this one for such a long time I thought I might as well just get it for the sake of it being on sale. It is such a cute design!


Cotton On gradient faux fur gilet $50 (full-priced)
I've also been on the hunt for a lovely warm gilet. This one from Cotton On was perfect as it was such a cheapie plus it combines with another trend I'm loving at the moment- dip-dye.

more after the link below:








Miss Selfridge skinny jeans in mint green, pastel purple 72 GBP ~ $119 AUD

These jeans are of a veeery thin material. They're borderline sheer! I chose them because they were relatively inexpensive (around 60AUD for each pair) compared to the other pastel-coloured jeans I've been scouring the internet for. However in some respects the quality justifies the price, and I'm not sure if it was wise of me to purchase two pairs lol. They fit me well (I ordered UK size 8, which is also an Aus size 8) although for some reason the purple is a little tighter, but because they are so thin and skintight, they cling onto and accentuate all your bottom bits. I don't think I'd recommend them to anyone with somewhat of a saggy arse, because these thin jeans will really bring that out lol. If I'm not too lazy, personally I think I'm going to do a few more squats before I start wearing these!



Rubi leopard print earmuffs $6-7?
Watch out for this cute little thang in an upcoming outfit post. So perfect for winter! Although in a sense a little inappropriate as I'm someone whose face doesn't go red when I'm hot, embarrassed or drinking alcohol. Instead, my ears go really red during those situations (well except alcohol as that does nothing to me) so I think a lot of the time my ears actually need cooling down, not extra warmth lol.


Sportsgirl heels with gold heel $100->$30
Not really a fan of the button clasp, but they were a bargain and I was quite smitten with the golden heel...plus I don't own a pair of blue heels! The horror!


Other lovely items I received:





Gmarket silver brogues
I'm not sure if this counts as a freebie, as I received a store credit on Gmarket for a seller sending me the completely wrong item one time. I didn't have to return it and I was able to order these brogues months later...so I got two pairs of shoes for the price of one, but the one I got by accident is not even wearable as it's not my size haha.
I'm just so glad these fit me! From experience it's been sooo risky ordering shoes off Gmarket as different sellers have always had different sizing. I ordered size 235 (which is the length of my foot in millimetres) so I was really hoping this seller's sizing would be accurate, and thankfully these fit perfectly. My only complaint is that the glitter comes off quite easily.


Lovisa necklace
I won this from a giveaway the lovely Kim from Accidental Encounters hosted recently! It's such a gorgeous chunky statement necklace.






cape- courtesy of Wish
you guys have already seen this cape before, as it was featured in my previous outfit post here. Still loving this cape to death and I'm going to wear it everywhere during winter! :D





Minkpink sequin skirt, green skirt- courtesy of MarketHQ
I've already done two outfit posts with these skirts and I am soo excited to get the photos up. Both skirts were just gorgeous and fit me perfectly.


Sorry for a rather long hiatus from posting (well 10 days is enough to make me feel very guilty) and blog-replying, but my boyfriend (the photographer) and I have been pretty busy lately. For me, you can blame final exam preparation, grad applications, and settling into my new apartment. I moved in earlier in the week but I come home for the weekend. I have to say, I'm absolutely loving it so far! My flatmates are great, the place is beautiful and spacious, the view is gorgeous, and the transport arrangements are a dream. It feels so strange being able to sleep in and bum around at home for so long before class starts! There's also heaps of amazing food close by, and I'm planning to try out every single restaurant.  I am particularly worried though about the Turkish place five minutes away though, as I'm a huuuge Turkish food glutton and I can totally envision myself eating nothing but gozleme, pide and kebabs all day, every day.

First night, settling in!

Night-time view from my balcony

Sunset view

68 comments:

  1. That clutch is definitely a keeper! ^^ Really lovely piece. And how adorable pastel jeans. I still haven't found myself the perfect ones. Also love your cape & skirts, great pieces & and looking forward to those outfit posts! ^^

    I hope you're having a lovely weekend in your new apartment. It seems gorgeous, love the view.. :)

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  2. I love the clutch! So cute. And those pastel jeans are great, which reminds me -- must get my own!
    I'm seriously regretting not buying that Mango cape back in December, yours is just so adorable!
    You have such an amazing view in your new apartment!

    xx maggie
    saltandleather.blogspot.com

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  3. Omg love the bag, jeans and brogues!!! xx

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  4. hey ^-^ very nice items ;) the view from your balcony is so grat, makes me want to be in australia too :D

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  5. omg loving all your new stuff! especially that fur vest and the forever new bag! i actually modeled that bag in a forever new fashion show i was in! its gorgeous!

    x

    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

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  6. the view is LOVELY! I really love that sequin skirt and that gorgeous, gorgeous cape. I am also totally floored that you got that clutch from F21! It's gorge!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  7. Lovely view :) really like all your latest purchases and freebies :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  8. I love that clutch! So cute<3
    -Tori
    www.fashiontrendsmore.com

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  9. i love that clutch! its so cute!

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  10. The clutch and fur vest are perfection!
    Surprised you didn't get the pastel jeans from gmarket, I've been eyeing a couple of pairs on there.

    Your new place sounds awesome, and where did you get that rose pillow? I love it!

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  11. Some great buys/wins etc there and a lovely view! xx

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  12. Oh, gorgeous apartment!! Did you move out of the parental home or just move house?
    I love that Wish cape to death too- so jelly!

    x Stace

    PS. I've got a giveaway happening to win a House of Harlow ring! I'd love for you to enter!

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    1. thankyou! :D I moved away from the rents :)

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  13. Izzy, it has been too long!
    year new apartment!!
    all your purchases and freebies are to die for..

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape 

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  14. SOOO many cute items! Those colored jeans are adorable! And your apartment looks amazing, OMG. That view? Wow.

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  15. Those skirt freebies are amazing, you're so lucky to be sponsored by MarketHQ. Clothes there are to die for! Can't wait to see the outfits you're incorporating them in :-) x

    http://www.phoenixful.blogspot.com/

    x

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  16. oh my, so many new goodies! major jelly :) that sequin skirt is my fav!

    cocoandgarcon.blogspot.com

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  17. Cutee items! :) I love the skinny jean colors! The view from your apartment is gorgeous~

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  18. What a great view! And I love those jeans. :D

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  19. Wow, so much exciting stuff in this post!
    Haha, and I love what you've bought. The fan clutch, pastel jeans, and gold/blue heels looks gorgeous.
    And wow, you've received quite a few freebies as well! Love that Wish cape...can't wait to see you rock the sequin skirt as well. :)

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  20. The view from your apartment is amazing! :) Hope you've settled in well! :)

    Can't wait to see you wear more of the Lovisa necklace! I love the sequin skirt from Market HQ !!
    Keep the shopping/ freebie haul post coming! Love them!

    xoxo
    Kim
    accidental encounters

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  21. The cltuch looks very cool! The view from your balcony looks amazing!

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  22. Oh beautiful view from your apartment! Are you in the sydney cbd now? I've heard it's such a wonderful place to live. Those mint jeans are adorable. I remember seeing some similar jeans at valleygirl for only $20, but I passed them up, totally regret it. They had lavender too. xD Ohwell!

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  23. What a totally enviable apartment view! :) I love that Wish cape and the sequinned skirt, gorgeous clothes. The Lovisa necklace is really pretty as well.

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  24. i adore that fur vest!! such a great find :)

    http://www.kellydillon.com

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  25. Looks like you got some lovely items! :D Your apartment looks lovely, wish I had a view like that from my house! :P xxx

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  26. Your clothes are so beautiful; especially the sequined skirt and those pastel jeans, and that fan clutch!! Too beautiful! <3 I want to live in your country hahaha!

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  27. Ohmygosh! That ombre faux fur vest is amazing!!! Great buy, hun. I too have been spending waaaay too much, as of late.

    xx Love & Aloha
    http://elisharon.blogspot.com

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  28. I love it!!

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    xoxo

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  30. Oooh loving every single item, that cape is AMA-zing!! And wow your view is stunning, I'm so jealous:) Xx

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  31. Uhh cute new stuff!!


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  32. Izzy! im on the same boat as you swamped with study and University. I feel major guilty when not posting >< haha and those miss selfridge jeans are sooo lovely. I bought a mint coloured pair from Zara in Philadelphia and i love matching pastels with it! The Mink Pink skirts are friggen amazing. That Turquoise coloured one is to die for.

    GOODLUCK WITH YOUR STUDIES <3333333

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  33. LOve your choices and the prices are a win win. :)
    following you now! :)

    Love from Bindigasm
    Facebook buddies? :)

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  34. LOLLL cant believe we both posted at the same time !!! well it means we're both procrastinating >_< when we're spose to be 'studying' loolol

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  35. I love those glittery brogues! So cute! Nice haul overall. The fan clutch is super pretty

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  36. I've never tried Turkish food before.. you should defs post some foodie snaps up next time! :D I'm intrigued by your description of sheer jeans, bet they look amazing. My ears go red too- usually from long showers haha :) So lucky you get so many free clothes!

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  37. i love the jeans! and the cape too, if it were me I would love it to death too hehe :) these are great buys :)

    wishfulpenguin.blogspot.com xx

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  38. oh my gosh- you are just so cute in your new apartment! looks nice! wish poncho = so cute! and I like the pastels and thee new F21 clutch!

    thank you so much for your comment Izzy, I love every one! :D Heads up- I am opening an online vintage shop and scholarship fun really soooooon! :D

    god bless
    christine
    www.beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com

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  39. start loving this blog <3
    following you. hope you can also follow me back :D

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  40. i really like your shoes!

    You're already slim I can't imagine how skinny those miss selfridges jeans must be! Anyway i can't wait to see them on you, I think you could pull off anything :)

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  41. I'm in love with all of your new purchases! The view from your new apartment is pretty amazing!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  42. I love the colored jeans. They are so on trend.

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  43. How nice :D Love your sense of style Izzy! I'm curious to see how you'll pair the faux fur too! It's so nice :)

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  44. Hi, Izzy! Thanks a lot for your comment! Those great items, I love the clutch, it's really special! A mermaid would definitely choose the same ;)

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  45. You got so many great things! I'm loving the fur vest, fan clutch, the pastel jeans, and the brown cape. And yay for a new apartment! The view looks great :D

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  46. I LOVE those jeans and that vest. Amazing!

    xx,
    Jordana

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  47. Oooo so many new items, I really like the ombre fur vest! It is so pretty :)

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  48. I absolutely looove everything you bought! The view from your apartment is beautiful Can't wait to see the rest of your apartment!

    xoxo, Laura

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  49. The gold heels and clutch really caught my eye! Nice finds! Your view is spectacular, enjoy!

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  50. Love your buys!! And the view from your window is stunning!
    xoxo

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  51. Ooh loving all your new things! I love when stuff I get for free equals what I've spend, but that rarely happens to me, ha ha.
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  52. Great purchase, I adore those pastel color jeans, and shoes !!!
    Can't wait for next post.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  53. Love your new purchases. Can't believe that ombre gilet is from Cotton On, great find.

    xx http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

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  54. Great buys, I love the shell clutch and the pumps!

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  55. Amazing clutch and lovely pastel pants.

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  56. I love that appartement! Your view is amazing!

    And those shoes you bought are to die for, as well as the skirt!

    XO, Imke

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  57. amazing fur and lovely cushions:))

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  58. Totally worth spoiling yourself with these 2 amazing goodies! Love them both!

    XoXo, Kimberly

    http://www.AccordingtoKimberly.com

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  59. Congratulations on moving out!! Your bedroom looks nice so far! And those views are amazing! I wish we had views like that, lol

    And you got some pretty nice stuff! So very exciting :)

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  60. The view from your apartment is gorgeous! That nighttime skyline is the stuff of dreams. Congratulations on your newfound independence, and on settling into your place! Here’s to hoping you enjoy it for a very, very long time!

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  61. You made an excellent decision in choosing this apartment. The location is so good. You get a good view of the beautiful surroundings. Having a stunning view of the sunset and the romantic nighttime view is like living in a sanctuary where you can truly relax, contemplate, and enjoy your independence.

    Clinton Larocque


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