Recent-ish Purchases (Part 1)

I knew haul posts were popular in the fashion blogging/Youtube world, but it was only until a bunch of readers personally asked me to post about my recent purchases that I began to realize how important it was to share pics/reviews/opinions about stores and items. I love seeing what others buy and especially appreciate it when they spend time to review items. : ) I shop on impulse a lot, so a lot of things get returned, but I'll try to remember what my purchases were so I can share them here.

Here are some of my "recent" (as in...past couple of months) purchases, in no particular order. (Both the Tobi & StyleMint links are referrals.) If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or contact me in some other way!

Tobi releases 30% to 40% coupon codes frequently, so I don't recommend buying their items at full price (unless it's one of the brands they exclude from sales). If you're a first-time customer, you can get a one-time 50% off coupon code by connecting your Facebook account. International shipping is free for orders over $150 and US shipping is free for orders over $75.

It's hard to comment on quality since Tobi offers a wide range of brands, but the items I bought are comparable to H&M quality. Shipping to Canada was $9.95 (reasonable) and I think I received my order in under two weeks.
I bought both tees in Size S and they fit like a nicely draped XS. I suggest sizing up at least once if you don't want them to be super fitted. I don't think I'd recommend the sequin-sleeved top to anyone who likes to layer knits over their tees. The sequins catch onto things very easily and there are loose threads. You can tell that the craftsmanship is poor because none of my other sequin apparel (shorts, more shorts, skirt, and top) catch onto fabric as easily.

I ordered the thin spike rings in sizes 2 and 3 to wear over my knuckles (here). I only ordered two sizes because I didn't know which one would fit, but the size 2 fits nice & snug on top of my fingers. The size 3 is a bit loose so I wear it on my pinky finger instead. (For reference, my typical ring sizes are 5 and 6.) These rings generate a lot of compliments, so I do recommend it for y'all. : )

I've been into dainty necklaces lately and have been looking for a reasonably priced sideways cross necklace for the past year or so. There were a lot on eBay, but the one from ASOS was the perfect length and size. No complaints here!

I purchased the dress in UK 4 (fits like an H&M size 2). I'm a fan of metallic front of the dress, but I'll probably be cutting off the awkward flaps on either side of the dress. This dress is a cool take on your typical LBD and I can see it being worn with tights and a blazer. The options are pretty much endless for me.

By now, you should all know I'm a huge StyleMint fan. Not only do I love the design duo (Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen) behind the brand, but I love their basic-but-not-so-basic clothing too. I'm a size 1 (their smallest size) at StyleMint and that gives me a relaxed fit.

I've been looking for a black button-up blouse for a while, but needed to find one that's reasonably priced and not sheer. When the Armstrong blouse came out at StyleMint, I had to have it. There were so many colours to choose from that I almost forgot I "needed" a black one!

I only purchased the black one, but am strongly considering the red and lilac rose versions. The shirts are 100% polyester and are a little static-y if you wear something over it. I bought the black at half price during their Cyber Monday sale, but if you're a first time customer, you can get 40% off with the coupon code NEWSM40.

Stay tuned for part 2 of my haul post! It includes a new Balenciaga purchase. ; )
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  1. I made my first Tobi purchase a few weeks ago and am happy with it. Like you said, the item I bought is comparable to H&M quality. I am looking forward to see the Armstrong blouse on you. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  2. Can't wait for the Balenciaga reveal post, Jessy!