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What I Wore: Arura


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Arura Nini Heavy Knit Cardigan / Wrap London Lace Front Dress / Dr Martens Hazil Virginia Boots / Primark Tights / Sam Ryde Onyx Moon Pendant /

 If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ll probably know that I like my wardrobe to have a combination of cheap and cheerful, as well as luxury investment pieces, and I feel this outfit combines the two well!

This gorgeous heavy knit Nini cardigan was recently sent to me by a local luxury knitwear brand called Arura.  Arura was founded in 2016, and specialises in creating diverse clothing and accessories, crafted on a limited basis in the UK and Europe.

The craftsmanship of the cardigan is fantastic, and it looks and feels so well made, as the wool is top quality with a softness and weight to it, and it’s also lined with a silky fabric.  I just know this is going to be a staple piece in my wardrobe throughout autumn and winter as it’s so comfy and cosy, but I’m also getting use out of it during Spring.  It makes for great outerwear on chilly days and evenings when a coat would be too much.

For this look I teamed the cardigan with a dress by Wrap London, which brand new would probably have cost around £100, but I managed to bag this one from a charity shop for just £3!  As my outfits tend to consist of mostly black, I like to add interest by mixing textures or flashes of colour, and I love how the lace panel looks against the knit of the cardigan.

What would you pair the Nini cardigan with?  Keep an eye out for future posts to see how else I style it!

Naomi x

Thrifty Finds No. 7: Charity Shops


For most of this week I’ve had a well earned break from work, and on Wednesday afternoon my mum and I went thrift shopping for the first time in months.  We decided to head to two local towns to browse the charity shops, and it was well worth the trip, as I managed to find some fantastic bargains!

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Be Beau Studded Cardigan – £1.00

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Jaeger Striped Shirt – £1.00

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Omen Skeleton T Shirt – £1.00

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Lipsy Lace Bolero – £3.00

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Living Dead Souls Leopard Print Cardigan – £3.50

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Zara Shirt – £3.75

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Farhi Maxi Skirt – 99p

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Books – 75p and 50p

Total Spend: £15.49

I’m really pleased with this haul as I managed to get pieces for work and leisure, from some great brands.  My two favourites are the Zara shirt, which looks great with black skinnies and heels, and the Lipsy lace bolero.  The bolero still had its tags attached so is brand new, and was actually £15.00 in the Lipsy sale, so at £3.00 was an absolute steal!

Naomi x

Collective Haul: Thrifted, H&M, La Senza, Primark


As my regular readers will know, a few weeks ago I was offered a new job, which I start on 8th September.  Such good news was a great excuse for me to go shopping, especially as I don’t really have many work-suitable clothes, so over the last week I’ve been buying quite a few new bits.  I haven’t done a haul post in a while, so I thought now would be a good time to do one, featuring purchases from a local carboot sale, as well as the stuff I bought yesterday whilst shopping with my mum, from H&M, La Senza, and Primark.  Most of what I bought is for my new job, but I’d actually wear most of it out of work too, and I also have a few non-work items.  So without further ado, here is my latest collective haul!

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Thrifted Papaya Polka Dot Peplum Top £1 / H&M Black Super Stretch Straight Leg Trousers £7.99 / Primark Black Suedette Flat Shoes £6

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Primark Long Black Lace Shirt £10 / Primark Black Skinny Jeans £7 each (I bought two pairs, one of which I plan on customising) / Shoes as before

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Primark Polka Dot Cardigan £8

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Primark Stripe Long Sleeve Top £4

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Thrifted Zara Flying Squirrel T Shirt 50p

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La Senza Knickers £1 each

Total Spend: £54.49

I also recently placed an order on, but I am going to do a separate post about those purchases (possibly a YouTube video) as I want to share more details about my experience of the site.

What do you think of my new haul items?

Naomi x

Thrifty Finds No.5: Car Boot


Last Sunday I visited my favourite car boot sale once again, and came away with yet another decent fashion haul.  I managed to find a few things that I’ve actually been looking for for a while, which I was very pleased about, as well as a few other unexpected items.  Here’s what I bought…

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Topshop Studded Lace Bralet £5

This cost a bit more than I usually like to spend on items at a car boot sale, but I just couldn’t resist the studs and lace!  Topshop bralets seem to be really popular at the moment, and this one has an RRP of £38, so I’m pleased to have found one in my size at a fraction of the price.  According to the lady I bought it from it is unworn too, other than being tried on.

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New Look Cutout Heart Dress £2

I’ve been wanting a cut out heart dress for ages, so when I spotted this under a huge pile of clothes on one stall, I snapped it up.  It’s exactly my size too!  I love it, and it looks like it’s never been worn which is a bonus.

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Sans Souci Polka Dot Dip Hem Blouse £2

This is one of my favourite finds of the day.  I’m currently on the look out for more summer tops, and this will be perfect for warm, sunny days.  The dip hem and button back detail are really lovely, and are what caught my eye when I saw it on the rail.  Sans Souci isn’t a brand I’m familiar with, but the blouse still had a TK Maxx tag attached, and it cost £9.99 new.

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Oasis Leather Studded Waist Belt £1.50

Again, I’ve been trying to source a decent waist belt for a while, so this was another bargain I couldn’t pass up.  The belt is made from real leather, and still had its Oasis tags attached so is brand new.

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H&M Silver and Grey Jumper £1

It’s not like I need another jumper, but I actually saw a similar jumper to this in H&M last season and wanted one, so I bought it anyway.  I thought it’d be itchy, but it’s actually nice and soft, and I know I’ll get plenty of wear out of it.

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Next Oversized Polka Dot Shirt 25p

This shirt is three sizes too big for me, but I bought it to wear it as an oversized cardigan during cool summer evenings.  And anyway, at 25p I couldn’t say no.

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Stuart Little Soft Toy 50p

And just because I have a soft spot for cuddly toys and rodents, I brought Stuart Little home for 50p.  He has slightly tatty whiskers and was a little grubby, but after a quick bath he’s now squeaky clean (excuse the pun!)

Total: £12.25

What do you think of my latest thrifty finds?  Which piece stands out for you?

Naomi x


Thrifty Finds No.4: Car Boot


On Sunday I decided to indulge, yet again, in one of my favourite hobbies – thrifting – and got up bright and early to go to two car boot sales in Leicestershire.  In particular I was hoping to find some bargainous clothes to add to my spring/summer wardrobe, and though I came away from the first car boot with nothing (how disappointing!), the second was a veritable treasure trove of fashion!  For the grand total of just £4.50 I managed to get a waterfall cardigan, a thin knit jumper, a t-shirt, and my absolute favourite find of the day, a pair of wedge shoes.


Z Black and grey striped waterfall cardigan £1.50


Next Thin knit black jumper 50p


River Island Skeleton heart t-shirt 50p


Truffle Black velvet wedge shoes £2.00

Total: £4.50

I’m really pleased with this little thrifty haul, and I’m looking forward to styling each item in outfit posts in the near future.  Which is your favourite piece?

Naomi x

What I Wore: Purple Knit


Yesterday was a fairly mild day for December, so my fiancé and I decided to take advantage of the Autumn sun and go for a little wander around the lakes with my camera.  Whilst we were there, we took the opportunity to take some ‘What I Wore’ photos, featuring my new oversized purple cardigan from Primark.


Primark Purple Knit Cardigan / Primark Plain Black Vest / Primark Leather Look Leggings / Dr Martens 1460 W Purple Shimmer Boots / eBay Multi-Layer Leaf Necklace

I was really quite pleased with this Primark find as I’d been looking for a big cardi for weeks, but hadn’t been having much luck finding one I liked.  In fact, after a lengthy browse I was ready to give up on Primark, but as I was about to leave I spotted a sale rack with this gorgeous cardigan on it.  Admittedly, quite a few of them were cut weirdly and I had to try a few on to get one that fit right, but I’m glad I persisted, especially as it was reduced from £12 to only £5!



The cardigan is lovely and chunky, so I wore it over a plain black vest and my leather look leggings, and still felt cosy and warm.  Of course, I had to team it with my trusty purple Dr Martens, and added a multi-layer leaf necklace for a bit of extra detail.  A simple outfit for a chilled out day, which ended perfectly with nachos and quesadillas, doughnuts and Breaking Bad!

What did you wear this weekend?

Naomi x

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