January Favourites

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This month I’ve been loving a few things – a couple are from the January sales and there’s a Christmas present too!

First of all is this People Tree dress – £25.50 in the sale! I think that’s a bargain as it’s a well made staple that you can wear so many different ways. I’ve already work it a lot to work and I’ve always felt very polished and it’s just because it looks lovely on. I wear it with a waist belt to break up the black a bit.

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These Toms are also a January Sale purchase! They’re £36 and they’re great for mild winter/early spring because of the fluffy lining that keep your feet nice and toasty 🙂 All I can really say is they’re cosy, comfy, and look a bit different to plain black shoes!

Then there’s the book Why Women Will Save the Planet‘ – it’s a collection of essays compiled by Friends of the Earth. I’ve not quite finished it yet, but it shows some unique viewpoints on gender and climate change – well worth a read.

Finally, a beauty favourite! I bought Gosh’s Sweetheart when there was an offer on in Superdrug – it wasn’t planned so I was pleasantly surprised with how much I like this. On my lips it looks like a cool toned mauve, with brown undertones – it’s a hint at the 90s thing going on without being too in your face about it! It’s also really flattering, and of course cruelty free.

This month’s favourites has been short and sweet – I’m testing out a few new bits of skin care so that might make it into February’s post! I’m also looking forward to a bit more sun as it gets closer to spring 🙂

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Ethical/Sustainable January Favourites

I love reading/watching what people loved in monthly favourites so I thought I’d also do one every month. Obviously it was the month of sales, so there are a few more items than there will be normally!

Firstly there’s this entire outfit I bought from ebay – I’m a sucker for high waisted jeans and crop tops and this faux leather jacket actually works quite well with it! The items were originally from Oasis, Topshop and Urban Outfitters so I think I got a fairly good deal (prices in the caption).

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Crop Top – £13, Jacket – £16, Jeans – £21

Another ebay find was this yoga mat – these are around £20 online and I got this for 99p (plus delivery)!! I think it was lightly used but it smells fine and there are no signs of wear. I’ve always liked yoga but never had a mat to use – this is much better than slipping around on carpet and such a bargain.

The A-Z book ends are so different and I think they’ll give an almost ‘industrial chic’ look to any room. They’re still available at sale price on Ethical Superstore – and of course they’re Fair Trade certified!

Then there are the TOMs – I am lucky enough to be a size 3 (UK), so I can fit into shoes from both the women’s and children’s sections! These ‘glitter youth’ shoes were a bargain in the sale – they still have similar ones for full price here that go up to size 5 (UK). They look great with jeans and I can definitely see myself buying more in the future!

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Yoga Mat – 99p(!), Book Ends – £18, TOMS – £16

I hope you enjoyed my round up of January purchases/favourites! Next time I’ll try and round it out with more non-fashion items (books/films/food etc.) 😀