Wednesday, January 25, 2012

i like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.

There are a lot of exciting things on the horizon at the moment. Good people in my life, concerts to look forward to, and this beautiful optimism that has been following me around since the new year began.

Speaking of the new year, I made a fair number of resolutions this year. While I have been doing pretty well with keeping them thus far, I had one minor slip recently. One of my resolutions was to shop less. For me, this is torture. I managed to make it nearly a month, which I for one, am impressed with!

Here is what I bought recently.


Zara had an amazing sale on - I couldn't resist! I ended up buying this really cute black tank top with feathers on the shoulder, a snake skin print dress, and a really beautiful lace dress.


I also went to Sephora, which is probably my favourite store in the entire world. I bought two new makeup items, which I am really excited about.

The first, is Makeup Forever's Diamond Shadow in 311. The colour is just gorgeous. It is a really pretty purpleish brown shade, which has a beautiful shimmer to it. I attempted to do a swatch of the colour, but none of the photos turned out. My apologies!


Lastly, I bought Kat Von D's Tattoo Chronicles: Candelabra Edition eyeshadow palette. So far, I am loving everything about this. The packaging is so cute - it looks like a book, with drawings and letters on the front pages, and a mirror, the eyeshadows and a mascara in the back.





My favourite colour at the moment, is WTF, which is a really vibrant red. It creates such a bold makeup look. This palette is fantastic, because it mixes soft shimmery colours with dark and daring matte colours. There are a ton of options for really sexy smokey eye looks.

Despite the fact that I waffled a little bit on one of my resolutions, I am far too busy loving everything I purchased to care all that much!

What have you bought recently?

xo Shannon

45 comments:

  1. I would love to see you do a look with that gorgeous Kat Von D palette. I'm totally in love with it and I wish we had Sephora here!

    Chrissy

    My Makeup Blog | YouTube

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  2. love the dress
    kisses from prague
    have a beautiful day
    http://sienastyle.blogspot.com/

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  3. Wow great purchases! Love everything you bought.Yesterday I bought a couple of tops from H&M on the sales, and I think of that as an investment as I´m planning to wear them next season! Kisses <3<3

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  4. Great haul Shannon! I love the lace dress, can't wait to see you wear it =)

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  5. I love vivid red eyeshadows too and I got one for the new year :) Those dresses are cute!

    http://daphyin-makeupisart.blogspot.com

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  6. Wow love the colors. gorgeous make up!

    http://cinderellaalert.blogspot.com/
    xoxo

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  7. great post! and thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

    xo, nikki

    http://carry-on-couture.blogspot.com

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  8. Great buys hun,love everything! Just bought coloured skinny jeans,wedges,trench coat etc will share next week

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  9. Such a lovely haul, i'm really loving Zara at the moment.

    xx

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  10. I havent bought anything recently :(
    but the dresses you bought are gorgeous!
    xo

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  11. Totally a fan of your blog! Very inspirational and love your style/taste. Those dresses will be lovely...hope to see you wearing them soon! Following you :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  12. Love the title of this post, it made me giggle - im exactly the same! Thanks for the comment on my blog.
    Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  13. I like your buys, lovely
    xoxo

    http://besosmulticolor.blogspot.com/

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  14. love your buys :) no one can resist Zara! :p

    following*

    http://behindcatiseyes.blogspot.com/

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  15. Girl, we can relate! I broke my no shopping / less shopping resolution by January 8th!! Great haul! Isn't that Kat Von D palette to die for! LOVE ;)

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  16. love that book packaging with the drawings - so cool! X
    http://lr-moonchild.blogspot.com

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  17. Amazing Carrie Bradshaw quote. And adorable stuff, the lacy dress is awesomeee

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  18. i was obsessed with that zara sale as well! the prices were too amazing.

    missdanbee.blogspot.com

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  19. trying to shop less when there's good bargain is hard to do. my tip is you should buy things you need the most.

    cheers! :)

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  20. Love those clothes! I've actually never shopped at Zara, but I see their clothes everywhere. Definitely makes me want to give them a look:)

    xoxo

    Ashley

    http://textbooksandtofu.blogspot.com/

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  21. love EVERYTHING you have!!! i just recently bought my new favorite foundation from make up forever!

    http://xoxo-carolinalove.blogspot.com

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  22. loving your blog, keep it up, as always!
    i always love to see a new and refreshing post!

    -COSMICaroline
    www.COSMICaroline.com

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  23. pretty things, i liked

    http://agoratopronta.blogspot.com/
    @vanespp

    Beijos Van <3

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  24. Kind of wanna steal that tank with feathers! And I love the colours in that palette! Can't go wrong with the bright and sultry look - which it looks like you'd get with those xx

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  25. Love your news purchases dear!!! :) And thanks for your lovely comment! Are you sure that you're follow me publicly by GFC? Because you don't appear on my GFC Followers list...Check it please! Then, I’ll follow you!!!

    KISSES!
    Estefanía J. ABSOstyle

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  26. Haha, love the title! For me, not shopping is also torture. I promised I wouldn't buy anything. For the new year I have already bought a lot of make-up items and a mirror. Pfft. So much for that. I looovvve the clothes. Nice!

    http://in2gloss.blogspot.com

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  27. I just bought a pair of green jeans :)

    bisous,
    mia

    HEYLILAHEY

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  28. I love Zara, their pieces are so beautiful, great purchases! I'm now following :)

    xo Gillie

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  29. Hi lovely, I like your buys!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  30. OOh I love that dress with the black lace detail, I've been shopping at Zara more lately. They have great clothes. And I like those shades and the artwork too. This post has so many nice things to look at :) I most recently bought some green H&M pants and they didn't fit...time to return them. hehe

    Thanks so much for stopping by, following you now
    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.net/

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  31. Agree to this!! : i like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet.

    missoilily.blogspot.com

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  32. Love the second dress :)
    And I agree with the title of the post! Eheh ;)

    http://fehmoda.blogspot.com/

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  33. I agree would love to see a look with the Kat vOn dee palette. I love Zara as well, you got lovely dresses. Great blog,

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  34. These ıtems are so cute! :) Youre really stylish! :)

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  35. is that you're drawing of love is the answer"? it's beautiful! :-) Cool stuff on here so adding you to my google..maybe follow each other? let's talk soon!

    Hugs from NYC!
    TravelDesignery.com

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  36. i wish we had a zara here...they have great things! love the feather details on the tank top!

    [oomph.]

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  37. Omg, we love that stuff! :))
    Thanks for ur comment - btw, there's a new blog post.
    Take care xoxo

    www.mayaandsusannah.blogspot.com

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  38. Hello, I'm new to your blog and I absolutely love it! I love all the stuff you have shown here, especially that Kat Von D eyeshadow kit. The colors are so beautiful!

    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    xoxo Aisha

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  39. mi piace molto quello che hai compratto soprattutto i vestiti!!! ti seguo! passa anche dal mio blog se vuoi charlieintovogue.blogspot.com

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  40. I have that Kat Von D palette and I LOVE it! Its so versatile and nearly all of the colors are amazing!

    Jessica

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