LIFESTYLE // Pre-Hawaii Haul

Monday, 9 February 2015

Hello there!
This time next week I'll be in Hawaii. How crazy is that?!

It's a lovely long weekend in Canada at the moment because of Family Day. I don't know who came up with that but it is just lovely and I took full advantage by heading to Metropolis at Metrotown this weekend. It is my new favourite place to shop with H&M, Forever 21, American Eagle (and Aerie most importantly!) and I had such a fantastic day. I may have gone a little nuts with my pre-Hawaii shopping and my bank balance is definitely feeling it. However, I got some really lovely bits I cannot wait to use!



First up, I headed out to get myself some denim shorts. This pair were the first I picked up and only pair I bought (which is crazy considering how many pairs I tried on!). They are from American Eagle (here), and are super stretchy and comfy. They have that whole distressed but still tailored look which is super cute.

I also ended up treating myself to a couple of the bralets from Aerie. I saw them online and wanted to order some but chickened out. I actually found some in my size in this store (because the store Downtown doesn't stock Aerie - Boo!) and could not help myself. The 'buy one bra and get one for $10' deal did not help. These bralets are the softest and comfiest I have ever tried and just perfect for lazing about the house (especially when you're in a shared house!). They didn't have too many colours in store but now I know they fit I may (okay will) order a few more before I head home. They are just so affordable and pretty and perfect!


Next up was a complete impulse buy. I was walked past a sunglasses shop and they had huge 30% off signs covering the store. That's enough to get someone into a store isn't it? I have wanted these sunglasses for a good year or so and I tried them on and, of course, fell in love with them again. I was incredibly tempted but she kept knocking money off so in the end I got them for the equivalent of £70 including taxes! It was about a 50% discount off of their full price (although I'm pretty sure their prices were a little higher than other stores on the high street - although I cannot confirm that!). Either way, I got them for about £50 cheaper than the average price in the UK so I am a very happy girl! They straightened the frames and tightened the arms a little and I am very happy with the service I got.

Lastly, I picked up socks. I know - so exciting! However, it is highly likely I'll be doing lots of walking and I haven't worn by hiking boots before (which are the most beautiful pair from The North Face and whilst they aren't fashionable they are pretty gorgeous for a pair of hiking boots). Of course I need socks to go with the boots and so I headed to a store of which I have no clue the name. Honestly, it didn't have one! I picked up the coloured socks for just $3 for two pairs and the grey ones for $6 for three pairs. Yes, I will get myself from socks from Roots before I leave Van but do I want to ruin them by hiking in Hawaii? Not really at $20 for two pairs!

I have a few other bits and pieces on my list, including a waterproof disposable camera - I must have one - which I will hopefully be able to find at some point this week/once I get there. It's so crazy to think I'll be lazing on the beach, reading about monochromators, this time next week. Sure, I have two assessments, 5 days of lectures and a mid term to get through first but I can so do this.

Have you been spending a little bit too much recently? Have you already started your holiday shopping? Have you been to Hawaii before and have some brilliant tips you want to share? Let me know!

17 comments :

  1. I love American Eagle - I first came across them in Mexico and love their shorts! What a great bargain on your Ray-Bans too <3

    Have a great time in Hawaii!

    http://embrace-thedetours.com

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    1. There is so much lovely stuff in American Eagle. I spent a lot but totally could have spent more.
      Thanks lovely!

      :)

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  2. Those bralets are just to die for! Hope you enjoy Hawaii!

    Chantel | chanteldione.blogspot.co.uk

    xo

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  3. SO many cute things! I hope you have a wonderful time in Hawaii!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping to get lots of gorgeous photos (but we'll see!)

      :)

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  4. Those bralets look gorgeous yet very comfy! I wish we had these shops in the UK :(

    Natalie Ann xo // Petal Poppet Blogs ♥

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    1. They are my new favourite thing. I'm having to take advantage whilst I'm here but getting everything home is definitely going to be an issue...

      :)

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  5. I’ve just found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    I like your posts and photos! Really amazing!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! I'll definitely go have a look!

      :)

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  6. Your sunglasses are perfect! xx
    fashionismyfirstlanuage.blogspot.ie

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  7. I have nominated you for the Liebster Award :) You can see the Award post over on my blog! http://rebeccamariee.blogspot.com :) Rebecca xx

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  8. So jealous - Hawaii is definitely on my list of places to travel! Hope you have an amazing time, it looks like you're all set with those amazing Raybans and crop tops! Gorgeous xx

    Sophie Elizabeth
    www.popcornandglitter.co.uk

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  9. SOOOOOO JEALOUS!
    Gorgeous picks too.

    Jenn from jenniferjayne.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. The bralets are so cute! I hope you're having fun :) x

    gingerphoebe.blogspot.com

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