I'm baaaaack with a mini-haul!

Well hello there!
Long time no see, I've been so busy with starting uni again and being an intern that 'Inspired by the Retired' has been abandoned for a few weeks. My internship finished yesterday and although it wasn't really what I expected it was still 'experience'. Uni-wise they've already starting piling on the work but I feel a lot more enthusiastic about the course this year. Its my final year and I really want to make the most of it! I'm not going to be doing as many shifts at The Body Shop this year so I can 'concentrate' on my uni work so hopefully it will all help because I am honestly the most disorganised person, I usually feel really motivated at the beginning of a project and that soon fizzles out after a week or so then I start to panic towards the end. I'm really trying to stay calm and collected this year so *fingers crossed*...

I'm still aiming to post at least once a week and I promise to keep you all updated with my thrifty finds :)
Here are a few things I've bought over the last few days. I went into town and actually bought some clothes today. I haven't bought high street clothes for ages, its mostly been eBay and charity shops for the past few months! I've been really careful with my loan money and I'm getting paid next week so I thought I could spoil myself a bit :)

 I noticed this skirt in H&M's window and fell in love, I wasn't sure if tight leather is really 'me' but I think it looks really flattering when its on and for £14.99 I couldn't really argue! I also bought this burgundy Breton tee which I thought was kinda cute and casual and could be worn with quite a lot of things in my wardrobe.

 These converse are my sexy new replacement for my old ones that died a sad death a few weeks ago when the sole came off and were totally soaked by the rain. I got them off Schuh's eBay shop for £25 instead of £43 because they were 'damaged'. The damage is a teeny, tiny little spec of glue on the right shoe! I am totally loving lilac at the mo' and it was such a bonus when they came with these glittery shoe laces too :)

I bought these cheeky little critters from Homesense today. I love candles anyway but even more when they are pink birdies :) These were £5 for both of them instead of £15. 

  I had my hair cut and coloured on Friday (pics to follow) so I thought I'd try out something new. My hair is so limp and straight so I fancy trying a bit of a messy textured look. This was reduced from £10 to £3 in TKMaxx and 'thickening grunge granules' sound right up my street. I've had a quick go but I'll post a proper review after I've used it a few times.

I have so many pairs of tights but there's always room for more in my opinion! These looked like a bit of fun and as I said I'm totally bumming purple right now! 'Happy Socks' sound cute and £18 tights reduced to a couple of quid is fine by me :)

Have you bought any bargains recently? Whats on your payday wish list?
I hope you are all finding the new term exciting :)
Thanks for reading :)
Rachelle xxx


  1. those candles are so cute! & i love the striped tee.


  2. Welcome back! I'm loving those Happy Socks and i bet you'll rock that zip-up mini. x

  3. I love that skirt! I have a massive list of things I want to buy on payday.. loan day is tomorrow but that's being spent on rent :(

  4. Classic top! And love the converse, the laces are soooo cute. I might do a bit of shopping tomorrow, I haven't bought myself anything for ages and there is a very cute horse print skirt I have seen in H&M

  5. Eeee what a lovely collection! That tee is just so cute :33 Also loving all the purples!

  6. nice pics! love the shirt! you've got an amzing style & blog!!!

  7. Glad your bag, love the happy socks.

  8. what a nice blog with beautiful pictures! i really like it :)

    love, lola

  9. Good luck with your final year! Love your new converse. x hivenn

  10. Love this post!! We adore that leather skirt! Definitely must-have!


  11. love the leather skirt dear nice outfit:)also love ur haircolour:)like to follow each other?kisses
    La Folie 


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