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Latest Purchases #50 – Another ASOS Haul

Ahhhhhh – I’m on holiday!!!

I woke up today feeling so relaxed knowing that I have some time off work. I didn’t even get that grumpy when my drunken husband rolled into bed at 3am and left the light on!

I am in full on list-making mode today as there are so many things I want to do with these two weeks off as well as slightly more relaxing things like trying out some new recipes and picking up a few new books to enjoy with an afternoon cuppa.


One of the rooms we are currently working on is our bedroom. I haven’t quite decided on the final colour scheme but we have both done a severe clear-out of our wardrobes in preparation for our new furniture arriving next week. I was quite looking forward to having a streamlined wardrobe on hand but I seem to be quickly filling up all that spare room I made with new clothes! Ooops!

I am trying to stick to the ‘one in, one out’ rule but I cannot resist a bargain and I ran in to my classic dilemma of finding the same item of clothing in more than one colour, not being able to pick between the two so ordering both!

The below items are actually two separate orders from the last few weeks that I decided to combine for this post. The sheer tops and dress are making me long for warm summer evenings and it also seems I have somewhat of an anchor obsession!

Purple and gold drop earrings (£8 down to £4.80)

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I love these dangly earrings and I have had lots of compliments wearing them this week. They are simple enough to wear to work but dressy enough to also wear them out for dinner.

Sheer black shirt (£32 down to £11)

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I ended up buying this shirt in both black and cream as I just loved the style. The pictures don’t really do the sheer material justice but these style tops are my go-to pieces to wear with skinny jeans for a night out. I love the scalloped collar and delicate folds down the front but I’m not quite daring enough to wear this without a little top underneath!

Sheer cream shirt (£32 down to £7)

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A slightly more summery option, I couldn’t resist buying this colour too!

Knitted dress (£25 down to £7.50)

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Not really suited for this time of year, but I love jumper dresses when it’s cold so I plan on putting this away for a few months. It has a lovely knitted pattern and will be great with coloured tights and boots.

Anchor print dress (£25 down to £14)

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My new favourite dress! I love the print on this piece and it’s a bright pinky-red shade which will be lovely to wear this summer.

Grey Mango t-shirt (£7.99 down to £2.50)

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A handy basic tee, this is made of a lovely sheer material with cool unfinished sleeves and hem. Such a bargain too!

Pull and Bear white top (£9.99 down to £5.50)

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I discovered this shop when I lived in Spain and have a few pieces from here that have lasted years and still look good. Despite being rather clumsy and constantly dropping food, I have started wearing more and more white lately so couldn’t resist this top. it is made of a lovely silky material but has a jersey style hem which I think gives it a casual edge.

Red cable knit jumper (£18 down to £9)

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I really like cable knit tops and love wearing red so thought this would be a great lightweight knit to have while its still not warm enough to go bare-armed.

Red jeans (£18 down to £8)


My love of red continues! Whilst they are bright, I find red a really wearable colour and it goes so well with white and navy for a nautical look. These are feeling quite snug at the moment which is a good motivation for me to pull on my running shoes and shed a few pounds this half term!

Navy striped cardigan (£14.99 down to £7)

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I recently ruined a similar navy GAP cardigan so this is a bit of a replacement purchase. I love Breton stripes so this will fit nicely into my wardrobe.

Anchor patch striped jumper (£22 down to £15)

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I’ve saved the best for last here. I think this jumper is so cool and I plan on wearing it to the pub tonight! It is a classic striped top (which I don’t really need!) with two gorgeous red anchors on the elbows. Ian wears a lot of jumpers with elbow patches and I think this is a nice way to wear them. I plan on pairing this top with my new red jeans too.

Phew…quite the haul! However, they were all from the sale which eases my guilt somewhat, hehe!



About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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