I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since I started this series! My New Purchases Show & Tell July 2017 officially marks the series’ first anniversary and yes, I have decided to celebrate. (By hosting a giveaway competition no less – keep reading to find out how you can enter!)
This month I had my boyfriends 30th birthday (yes the big 3-0!). After much planning (and sneaking around), his parents and I managed to create a 30th birthday photo book! It was such a great present to make and I couldn’t wait to see the look on his face when I finally gave it to him.
Other than that, I’ve been making the usual I-probably-shouldn’t-be-spending-money-on-this purchases… So let’s delve in!
New Purchases Show & Tell July 2017
Okay so I’ve already gushed about this, but I’m honestly quite pleased on how it turned out. I think this makes a great gift idea for those big birthdays, or even other occasions in fact. Using Truprint was easy as there’s pre-arranged layouts you can drop your photos into. You can add text, illustrations and filters too and it is so much quicker than making a homemade scrapbook!
ASOS Flery Leather Flat Sandals – 1:19 minutes in
Is it just me who’s been putting off wearing sandals? I just felt my feet looked weird flat and I’d never give up my comfy trainers. However, when the weather really heated up a month of so ago, even my trainers were too hot to wear. I caved in and you know what, sandals are so much cooler (I know, shock) and I guess my exposed feet don’t look that weird when they’re flat?
TopShop Bag -1:57 minutes in
How classy is this bag? I picked this up in the TopShop sale in store, I can’t find it on the website. I find I wear these over the shoulder bags the most and this one is a great size for my essentials; namely my purse (it’s a massive one), phone and keys!
H&M Short Shorts – 2:26 minutes in
I tend to show off the cute dresses, going out outfits and fashionable clothes I buy in my New Purchases Show & Tell series. But lo and behold – a casual just-for-round-the-house item has finally made it in! If I’m not planning to see another human being ALL DAY then this is something I tend wear with a t-shirt. Ahh, so comfy.
H&M Spotted Dress – 2:43 minutes in
H&M have really hooked me back in recently, in a big way. As I’ve said previously on this series, I felt for a long time I just wasn’t inspired by any of their clothes. But now things have changed and they’re going back up in my standards! I think this dress is just so cute, and it was only £14.99. (!)
ASOS PETITE Mini Tea Dress – 2:58 minutes in
I feel like if you don’t snatch something up on ASOS lately then you’re chance is gone! ASOS must be doing seriously well atm… Anyway, I’m probably not short of your typical floral dress, but I bought one just in case and I feel like I could wear this to work too.
ASOS PETITE Denim Shirt – 3:16 minutes in
I have been on the hunt for a denim shirt for what feels like an age. I’ve tried plenty on, but just felt like I got a bit fussy with them. I didn’t want any embellishments, frays or crazy embroidery… and ASOS once again delivered. (The next day too!)
GIVEAWAY & Next Month…
Right, onto the GOOD stuff! As I’ve been dutifully filming and blogging my series for a year now, I want to mark the anniversary with a celebratory giveaway! I’m giving away a £30 Spotify voucher (which I know doesn’t sound like much, but that’s 3 months of Spotify Premium people!)
To enter: please comment on my New Purchases Show & Tell July 2017 video here – and that’s it! If you’re not sure what to comment I have asked for which item you’ve enjoyed the most watching in this WHOLE series. Or you could recommend me something you think I might like?
Plus, I’ll give you an extra chance of winner if you’re a reader of my blog – comment here too for an extra entry! The winner will be announced in my next New Purchases Show & Tell video and over on my Facebook page. (Link below if you haven’t done so yet!)
As we’re already well into “next month”, I have a pretty good idea on what is coming up – WEDDING GUEST DRESSES! And spray tans…
I have not been asked, sponsored or paid to review any of these products. I just like to shop!