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Hello and welcome back dear Reader to this well overdue New to Ben post. It has been a long time due to the fact that being back at uni has meant I have to budget which is always so much fun, but I think it is always important to treat yourself from time to time. Lets get into this…
Its well and truly cardigan season, and I am a huge fan of a cardigan. I reach for my black cardigan quite often but I saw that it was beginning to look a little sad and tired so I sought to replace it. Well no amount of searching could find a like for like replacement so I decided to go for something different. I chose this one from Asos and I have to say I am thrilled with it, I love the length, the softness and the lightness of it. Some cardigans can be too thin or too thick, but this one has really struck the balance nicely.
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I admit my flaws regularly, and one of those flaws is that I cant handle silence! I always have music on whether I working or just checking my Instagram, recently I noticed that I just couldn’t get the volume that I wanted from my Mac. So little old me went perusing on Amazon (after Asos this is where I shop the most) and had a look at speakers, and I stumbled across this one. It looked reasonably good in terms of quality and it was quite inexpensive (£19.99 at time of writing this). When it arrived I started using it straight away, and I can tell you dear reader I am obsessed, I haven’t stoped using it since !! The best £20 I’ve ever spent !
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Loafers have been all over the place recently thanks in no small part to Gucci. I wanted in on the action but without the Gucci price tag. Casually shopping in M&S for a plain white shirt I stumbled upon these beauties in the SALE. Thats right people they were £35 instead of £69, add that to the fact that they were the only size 10, I grabbed them and we have been happily together ever since. My natural instinct is always to go for blacks, but I have really enjoyed this dark Tan colour as a nice way to shake up my looks.
Self Service Magazine
As you have seen in one of my recent top fives, I love a good fashion Magazine. I spend way too much on magazines but I view then as an essential as they are so informative and inspirational. Self Service is on another level, bound like a Book with a price tag to match (£18). It has such beautiful editorials and such thought provoking articles it is really a must for me. However I will say it is a little harder to find than some of the other magazines I mentioned before, but if you can find it it is well worth a read. I got this copy at Harrods, I know that & Other Stories stocks it, also try Charlotte Street News (near Russell Street Tube station) if you are in London.
I love Esteé Lalonde, and Have watched her youtube channel for over 3 years, and got so excited for her book. Pre-ordered it and forgot all about it. Well recently I went home and it was there, I was so happy to see it. I must admit I haven’t read it yet, but I will read it and then report back !!
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Eric the Elephants
Now dear reader I am ashamed to admit that I do have a sweet tooth, and I like a good snack. Now I am fond of a M&S Percy Pig, but they are quite pricy. I was in the confectionary isle in my local Sainsburys and saw they did their own version and purchased a packet. Well dear reader I am hooked, so much love and a nice treat when I do want a snack (everything in moderation).
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So thats it, rather brief I know but I am tightening the purse strings in preparation for Christmas, what have you been loving recently ? I will see you on friday my loves…