I treated myself to some retail therapy! #haul

Welcome back to my blog beauties! If you’re Maltese or live in Malta, then you know that between Friday 1st and Tuesday 5th March there were the Carnival festivities. So I decided, why not treat myself to some retail therapy? It had been a while since both my last clothing haul and shopping spree, and I got some very nice items of clothing. Read more to see what I got!

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DressLily.com HAUL!

 

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! It has been a hot minute since my last post. And honestly, it’s because I lost my mojo a tiny bit. But I am now back in full force with a haul from DRESSLILY. If you don’t remember (you probably don’t, I’m easily forgettable!), a while ago I did a wishlist for them, which you can read here. And I got some really nice things which I would love to share with you all!

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Dresslily.com Wishlist: Summer 2018 SPECIAL!

Greeting everyone and welcome back to yet another wishlist, this time I checked out Dresslily, and picked out some – more like 20+ !!! – items of clothing and accessories which I found appealing. Hope you enjoy!

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My Opinion on… Spring/Summer ’18 Trends

Some of you may be wondering why the heck I am posting about fashion when I don’t have any sense of fashion. And neither am I a fashion blogger. But I do have strong opinions on some trends, which I have in one way or another:

  1. Tried and liked
  2. Tried and failed at
  3. Tried and hated
  4. Somewhere in between.

As stated above – which I will repeat – this is ONLY my opinion on SS18 trends. Not going to bash designers or people that oppose my opinion. I respect everyone’s opinion 🙂 Let me know what your thoughts are of similar posts in the future!

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Shein Wishlist

I am currently in London enjoying myself,
but I also want YOU to enjoy yourselves by reading a post!
So here goes! Be back on the 27th July!

Related post: Zaful Wishlist

Like I did with Zaful, I decided to create a wishlist from Shein, another website that sells fashionable yet oh-so VERY fashionable clothes, shoes and accessories. The links to the objects I chose for my wishlist are in order of the pictures.

shein wishlist pic.png
Photo credit goes to SheIn.com, as I own none of these (yet!)
  1. http://bit.ly/2vUKIor
  2. http://bit.ly/2uCEJoi
  3. http://bit.ly/2vBPbcR
  4. http://bit.ly/2uVcLPH
  5. http://bit.ly/2wIJHNF
  6. http://bit.ly/2hZtlNi
  7. http://bit.ly/2uUXCOs
  8. http://bit.ly/2vCkaWi
  9. http://bit.ly/2w3Ii7p
  10. http://bit.ly/2fFKcnt
  11. http://bit.ly/2uGPqC2
  12. http://bit.ly/2w6owXM

I decided to broaden my wishlist to not just articles of clothing, but also accessories. Usually when I search for clothes I search for simple, plain colours/patterns. But since it’s about time to start experimenting with fashion (I am 23 and not getting any younger), I also mixed things up with more colours and patterns.

The most you will see are florals. I am falling in love more each day with this print and have more floral printed clothes than I should have. I am also loving culottes, even though I am yet to own my first pair.

What do YOU like from Shein? Anything I should consider to buy? Let me know in the comments below!

Zaful Wishlist

I am currently in London enjoying myself,
but I also want YOU to enjoy yourselves by reading a post!
So here goes! Be back on the 27th July!


My mortal enemy right now? Shopping. Trying to save up for a car (including gas expenses, insurance and in case something needs to be fixed) is really hard, especially when you’re also saving up for travelling, and have to buy medications almost every 2-3 weeks.

But all this is a-changing: I have juggling two jobs (more on that here) and saving up as much as I can. In fact, last I shopped was to buy breath spray, which I needed. But a girl can dream right?

So I created some wishlists to help motivate my money saving, starting with Zaful. I browsed all the website, which took me almost all morning, and I narrowed down the things I loved to 12, which are:

zaful wishlist pic
Photo credits to Zaful. I own none of these (yet)!
  1. http://www.zaful.com/long-sleeve-buttons-tiny-floral-maxi-dress-p_292705.html
  2. http://www.zaful.com/off-shoulder-pineapple-embroidered-top-p_290784.html
  3. http://www.zaful.com/floral-cold-shoulder-wrap-dress-p_278086.html
  4. http://www.zaful.com/12pcs-fancy-gradient-color-taper-angular-makeup-brushes-set-p_282162.html 
  5. http://www.zaful.com/multiway-floral-wide-leg-palazzo-jumpsuit-p_283435.html
  6. http://www.zaful.com/chunky-frame-round-sunglasses-p_252894.html
  7. http://www.zaful.com/skinny-cartoon-adventure-time-print-gym-leggings-p_223447.html
  8. http://www.zaful.com/vanity-makeup-organizer-p_242010.html
  9. http://www.zaful.com/slimming-ombre-yoga-leggings-p_291431.html
  10. http://www.zaful.com/letter-bowknot-cold-shoulder-top-p_290719.html  
  11. http://www.zaful.com/striped-tube-crop-top-and-high-slit-pants-p_285528.html
  12. http://www.zaful.com/high-neck-high-waisted-bikini-set-p_292532.html

I decided to broaden my wishlist to not just articles of clothing, but also accessories. Usually when I search for clothes I search for simple, plain colours/patterns. But since it’s about time to start experimenting with fashion (I am 23 and not getting any younger), I also mixed things up with more colours and patterns.

The most you will see are florals. I am falling in love more each day with this print and have more floral printed clothes than I should have. I am also loving culottes, even though I am yet to own my first pair.

What do YOU like from Zaful? Anything I should consider to buy? Let me know in the comments below!

Things Only People Who Work in Clothes Shops Understand Too Well

After a two-year absence from the retail scene, I have returned to earn a little side cash for my Mustang (or, you know, something of that sort). I’ve done retail for three years in two different shops, and I have seen numerous shite happening while I was on duty.

These are just some of them…

 


Getting annoyed when your friends make weekend plans and you have to turn them down because you’re doing the closing at 8pm. Again.

"No, I can't get off early."

Being asked whether something is on sale when it obviously isn’t.

"Oh it doesn't say it's on sale? Well it's probably not on sale then."

“Oh it doesn’t say it’s on sale? Well it’s probably not on sale then.”

“Does it show a discounted price? No? Use your head, ma’am.”

When customers pick something up and don’t put it back in the same place.

How very CONSIDERATE of you.

How very CONSIDERATE of you for giving me something to do.

The importance of making sure every hanger is facing the same way.

And that every row of hangers is evenly spaced.

And that every row of hangers is evenly spaced.

The very specific pain you can only understand if you’ve been on your feet for more than 8 hours straight.

When you’re asked to explain the returns policy and you’re like, “SURE I’D LOVE TO READ YOUR RECEIPT TO YOU.”

Just don't buy things you don't want, OK?

Just don’t buy things you don’t want and we’ll both live.

The art of using a folding board correctly.

And then lining up every shirt perfectly.

And lining up every shirt perfectly, and in size order.

When a customer tells you to enjoy your weekend, even though you’re very obviously working instead of enjoying.

When a customer says, “You must be exhausted!” and you’re like, “YEAH, NO SHIT.”

When a customer comes out of a changing room and you have to tell them they look great even when they don’t.

Um, maybe if it were opposites day.

“That floral top with bright colours and studs all over is so in, ma’am!”

Being handed a shirt that someone has just tried on and left makeup all over.

Hating Christmas by Dec. 1 because you’ve been surrounded by decorations for MONTHS.

If you see one more set of flashing lights...

 

If you see one more set of flashing lights…

Not to mention never wanting to hear Christmas music ever again.

And then being asked to wrap all your family’s Christmas presents because, you know, you’re so good at it.

Damn you, gift wrap.

Of course, the only thing worse than Christmas is January sales.

When people take 1,000 items into a changing room and leave 999 of them scrunched up in a pile on the floor.

 Or they hand them to you thinking you have nothing better to do.

The moment you’re about to take a break and suddenly the shop is full again.

"JUST LET ME EAT."

 

“JUST LET ME EAT IN PEACE.”

When all you want to do is sleep but all you’re allowed to do is greet.

"Hey! Welcome! Have a great day!" Bleurghhhhhh.

 “Hey! Welcome! Have a great day!” Bleurghhhhhh.

The intense fury that builds up inside you as a customer pays exclusively in coins.

Especially if they put the coins on the table instead of in your outreached palm.

"I'm not diseased. You can touch my hand."

When an item doesn’t scan and the customer jokes that it must be free.

"What an original joke. I have certainly never heard that one before. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL."

“What an original joke. I have certainly never heard that one before. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.”

Finishing your shift at 6 p.m. and having to rest instead of drinking with your friends.

Feeling close to tears every time you’re asked to put together a window display.

People who are “just looking”.

People who are “just looking” two minutes before the shop closes.

"No, honestly. Take your time. It's not like your casual browsing is affecting my evening plans. OH YEAH IT IS."

“No, honestly. Take your time. It’s not like your casual browsing is affecting my evening plans. OH YEAH IT IS.”

When someone asks you to get your manager and you’re like, “Oh sure, I’d love to get my manager.”

"Because I'm obviously not capable of dealing with your very difficult problem myself."

“Because I’m obviously not capable of dealing with your very difficult problem myself.”

When a customer tries to use a discount voucher that expired three years ago.

"Can you READ?"

 

“Can you READ?”

Or worse, when a customer tries to return something that has very clearly been worn.

When you don’t know whether the card machine’s being glitchy or the customer just doesn’t have enough money.

"I'M SORRY, I DON'T ENJOY THIS ANY MORE THAN YOU DO."

FINALLY being given a weekend off, and being called at the last minute to cover someone else’s shift.

Like why. Why.

HUGE Sales Haul!

Greetings earthlings! Today was my first weekday of summer holidays and what better way to spend it than SALES SHOPPING?! Below are all the things I got, some of which were from the new collection. Enjoy!

PS. I say cute a lot in this post. Viewer discretion advised.

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“Deleting” The Past

No, no. I’m not talking about pressing the ‘Delete’ button on my old texts or Facebook posts. Or that I am somehow and miraculously going to erase my past…

Well it kinda is. But it’s far more different than that.

It’s my things.

So clothes, books, accessories, trinkets and things like those fall under this category. I never admitted this to anyone, but I was once an impulse buyer. Not of the expensive things, just things. Why? I think it’s because I thought if I had those things they might make me somehow cooler. Or more “myself”.

And before you say that I’m trying to be minimalistic like the vast majority of the bloggers and vloggers out there, let me stop you there. I have so many prized possessions – from books to merchandise and souvenirs – that I think I’d be the worst minimalistic Minimalist to ever walk this Earth.

Over this first year of recovery, I did multiple declutters… “friends”, emails, documents, social media, apps, photos, and much more. Now it’s time to do a physical declutter. So I’ll be selling my things on Depop. I’d done so much donating over the past few years, and right now I’m having some financial issues.

My goal is to sell my things and make just enough money to buy myself a camera for the blog. Now some answers to the questions you might be thinking of asking:

  1. Yes. I do have a job. I’m a TA.
  2. No, I no longer spend as much as I used to.
  3. Yes, I do know how to save money, thank you very much. It just never seems enough to get me by the month.
  4. My monthly fees include phone bills, doctor appointments, medications, 3-5 card lessons, transportation card, resources for work, photocopies for work, and many little bits and bobs that can easily amount to a lot of money.
  5. I need the camera for both my blog and travelling.
  6. No, I don’t have time for a side job, expect if it involves writing, because if so I’m up for it!
  7. Are you thinking about me setting up some charity case for my camera? Because I would… but then again, who would donate for a camera for a blogger whose followers don’t exceed a three-digit number?

So as a thaks for anyone who follows my blog, I will be giving a 10% discount if they want to buy something from Depop. How? Simply let me know your favourite post and/or leave a message with BLOGLOVE10 and you’re set!

So that’s it from me, see you on the flip side!

PS. I was also thinking of setting up requests for proofreading things and maybe writing pieces for a small amount of money? What do you think? Do I need a degree to proofread something? Let me know as I’m clueless about this.