Sunday, July 21, 2013

My July Haul (Feat. a HAMSTER)

   It's been forever since I've done a haul post! My last post was in May and it was a haul from forever 21. I originally did want to do a haul type post every month, but I struggle with that since I don't typically go on extravagant shopping hauls every month. If I did that, I don't think I would have any cash for anything else!! My beauty/fashion related buys are quite sporadic. Sometimes I'll get a lot of items in a month and other times, I could go weeks without picking anything up. Recently, my sister and I ordered off of Forever 21. It was sort of part of our back to school shopping... (only 1 month of vacation left *cries*)
  Most of the items I got here were from Forever 21, but there is also an item from sugarlips and a few makeup products. A great majority of these items were originally for my sister, but she gave them to me since she wasn't satisfied with the pieces when they came. Typically Forever 21 is either a great hit or miss for me and this time, it was half and half for me while my sister hated it completely.
   Off to the haul now! -

Ombré Floral Dolman Tee
From Forever 21
This top was actually my sister's choice. This item was a semi hit for her. The floral pattern is very pretty online, but while it looked good in real life, it was not as amazing. It is a pretty casual top in my opinion and can be worn with a pair of jeans and flats for a cute look. 

Floral Lace Top
From Forever 21
  This top is absolutely gorgeous! It is a off white color and I love the lace on top! It is so delicate and adds a feminine touch to the shirt. My sister did not really like the boxy fit of this shirt, but I embraced it. I could not let this lace go hehe

Graduated Sequins Top
From Forever 21
Graduated Sequins Top

This top was a miss from me and my sister. It is absolutely terrible! (Do not buy it please) The top is a beautiful color, but the sequins are incredibly tacky and cheap looking. It looked nice on the model, but when we received the shirt, it was obvious how cheaply attached the sequins were. Not only that, but the abundant amount of the sequins were kinda annoying.  Whenever the light caught the shirt, the entire top would light up. (and not in a good way lol)

Striped Short Sleeve Top
From Forever 21
I really liked this top that I got! It is such a pretty color. It looks a lot like the sequins top but without the tacky sequins. In place of the sequins are metallic like stripes which I really love. It captures the light perfectly. I think this top would look really cute with a pair of shorts and flip flops! It is made from light material making it perfect for a hot summer day. 

Quilted Nylon Tote
From Forever 21
Quilted Nylon Tote

  This bag is amazing!! It doesn't look like something that is from forever 21 because of the high quality. Well, it was kinda expected since it didn't hold the "cheaper" forever 21 price. The bag was around 24 dollars which is still a good deal. The bag had some nice reviews so my sister and I decided to take the chance and we are happy we did. The bag looks like something from a designer brand on the outside and on the inside, there is a strip of neon pink. It is quite spacious inside and even contains a few extra pockets to help keep us organized. 
 
 Expandable Polka Dot Cosmetic Bag
From Forever 21
 Expandable Polka Dot Cosmetic Bag

This was another great buy from forever 21! I'm starting to think that f21 bags are all really nice. While it didn't carry that designer feel as the other bag, it is still super cute and perfect to hold makeup. It has a lot of room and many pockets to keep your items organized. It is the size of a clutch making it easy to carry around. The pattern is adorable and reminds me a lot of the pattern on my coin purse.

Sugarlips something else top
From Sugarlips
I got this top from sugarlips and the selling point for me was the neckline. I adored the lace pattern and how elegant it looked. In real life, the top was still quite cute, but I did not realize how stretchy the bottom was. Stretchy is usually good, but I could not justify how oddly/easily this top stretched especially around me. Whenever I moved or the wind blew, the top would get a little "bounce" hehe. I am thinking maybe someone else could pull it off? 

Neon Bouquet Dress
From Sugarlips
This dress is also from sugarlips and I have a much better liking of this dress in comparison to their top. The dress fits perfectly and I again love the lace up top. The dress is called the Neon Bouquet Dress and I can see why. I love the splash of pink in the dress! 
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And now onto the super cute part of today's post- My new hamster Carrie!
I got her a little over a week ago on Wednesday! She is absolutely adorable and I chose to name her Carrie. She's super active and loves to run on her wheel.. at night hehe.  She's the first pet I have had in ~10 years.. my last pet were two fishes. I am a huge animal lover but the rest of my family is quite the polar opposite making it hard for me to be able to own any. 
Here are some pictures of her- (sorry for the bad pics... it is so hard to get good pictures through the cage while she is running around)

Fancy Hamster
She also loves climbing on her cage!! 
Fancy Hamster

Have you ever had a hamster or any other pet? 
What do you think of my haul? =) Any items you like/dislike? 

69 comments:

  1. Forever 21 is the best place to shop (: love the clothes there and your hamster look so cute. xx I'm following you back now! x

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    1. thanks and I agree! f21 is amazing!

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  2. OHhh I love all your pretty new blouses and that hamster is a cutie! xx Kat

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  3. i love the sugarlips dress and your hamster is cuute C: i used to have a hamster that climbed a lot and he escaped a lot too :C i hope carrie behaves ^^

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    1. thank you and she is so cute!! Carrie is pretty smart, but I am watching her hehe!

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  4. that dress is so pretty!! I have had a hamster before too! Carrie is adorable!

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  5. Gorgeous pieces!
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  6. Love your haul. I'm thinking of getting a f21 clutch too. Love your vintage flowery style, I love that its girly and classy. I have had lots of hamsters and one used to be my bestie! But it died :(



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    1. aww! RIP to your hamster. I dread the day that happens with mine since they only live 2-3 years =(
      F21 has some really nice/ higher quality bags!!

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  7. look like a good shopping was going on! your hamster is sooo adorable! x

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  8. Woow I seriously love everything you got! I think we have similar tastes:) AND CARRIE IS ADOOORABLE!! so cute!!

    -Mei
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    1. yay! Great minds think alike? lol
      Thank you!! She is the cutest thing ever hehe!

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  9. Such great buys! I'm also a big fan of foever 21 its a great store :)
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  10. Oh my goosshh! Your hamster is so adorable!!!!~ I've had a lot of pets...like fishes, cats, dogs, lizards, turtles, bunnies, birds and hamsters xD lol I had my very own special hamster called Sora and I had him for 5 years, he sadly died in his sleep. I was very sad but happy that he died peacefully. (btw I really like the first top! I love floral patterns)

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    1. Rip Sora! You must have been a really great owner to have had him for that long! He was really lucky!
      You are also very lucky to have had so many pets!! I def. want pets when I am older!

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  11. i like the dress and the last 2 tops from forever 21!

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  12. i love specially the first top :)

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  13. Great items love the organize pink polka dot bag. I did had hamster when I was 10 years old had two Peter Pan the male name and Tinkle bell female name. They pretty smart.
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    1. aww those are such cute names!! haha I think most hamsters are quite intelligent bc mine knows a lot!

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  14. The second top look really gorgeous! I have actually never bought anything from F21 but now that I'm in the US, I may have a look... The hamster is so cute; I have done hamster-sitting a couple of times. It's amazing how much energy these little ones have.

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    1. Yes you must go to the store!
      aww hamster sitting sound really fun! They are full of energy! It is crazy. Carrie will push my hand with her hand if she is annoyed and then run around like crazy!

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  15. Oh my gosh.. I LOVE ALL the tops you got from Forever 21, they're all so pretty. And I love love love that you included your adorable hamster in the haul, soooo cute :D I want one xx

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    1. aww thanks! I just had to include her! haha she is part of my life now!
      You should get one! they are on the cheaper/easier to care for side as far as pets go!

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  16. Nice tops! And aw, your hamsterrrr

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  17. hahah i wish i can do haul posts every month, too ;) oh why aren't we trust fund babies? and i LOVE the tops you got- they look like they'd be lovely layered over some dresses!

    xo marlen
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    1. ohh what I would do to be a trust fund baby hehe!
      Thank you! They would be actually!! =)

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  18. oh cute tops! esp the forever 21 stripes shimmery tops :D i just shopped at F21 this week and didnt find those hopefully it will arrive in my country soon :)

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  19. love the first 2 tops and the one from sugar lips!! so lovely with the florals!

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    1. Thanks! Ilove the sugarlips dress so much!

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  20. Hi Mindy, this is such an awesome haul! Love all the pretty tops, and that dress is so pretty, can't wait to see it in an outfit post. You have great taste.
    Awww Carrie is sooo cute! Thanks for letting me know about the summer assignments, I can imagine how hard it must be to get it done when everyone else is on vacation!

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    1. thanks!! I really do love that dress!
      Carrie is like the love of my life right now hehe!

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  21. lovely new purchases!
    your hamster is so cute
    xx
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    1. thanks!I think I am in love with her hehe

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  22. Ahhh the hamster is my favorite! She's soooo cute!

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  23. Love your haul <3
    Everything looks so pretty :)
    Your hamster looks so cute!
    I've never had a pet before, but I would love to get one :)

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    1. thank you! and my hamster is a lot of fun. but also a bit more work than I assumed hehe

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  24. Hey Mindy I nominated you for the Versatile Award come and read.
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  26. Amazing finds! So many fabulous items. I love the polka dots bag, the dresses and the first top the most.

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    1. thanks and I really like the dress too!

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