Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Something must break

I have to admit that updating more frequently isn't going very well yet, despite blogging more often is one of the things on my 'things to do/resolutions after my finals' list. Talking about finals, this Thursday I'll hear whether I've passed or failed on my exams. To be honoust, I'm a bit nervous for the outcome. I even dreamed about it, a few nights ago. Better hope I don't have any prophetic skills, because I dreamed my testresults were horrible, haha.

Anyway, on to a different subject. Here's what I bought over the last six weeks:
Haruki Murakami - Dance Dance Dance, Saint James Minquiers shirt, Calvin Klein envy bras, Cheap Monday jeans, The Kooples ankle boots(old collection), J.D. Salinger - Nine Stories

I finally bought the Saint James shirt I talked about back in February. Although the fit is slightly different than I imagined it would be, I still like it a lot, and have already worn it a couple of times. The Cheap Monday jeans were much needed, as I only had one pair, because I absolutely dread buying jeans. They're usually either too tight, loose, the wash is off, and when I finally find a pair I like, my size is out of stock. So, I was quite happy when my size was available again on Asos. I hardly wear anything else, but this pair since I got them, due  to the stretchy fabric, they're really comfortable.
If you have hardly any cleavage (like me), I totally recommend the bras from Calvin Klein! The fit is really nice and they're super comfortable. At first, I was a bit hestitant about spending that amount of money on a bra, but they've proven to be worth their price tag.
As for the boots, I was quite lucky when I came across them on ebay! I remember wanting them very badly a few years ago, but at the time I didn't have the money to buy them. Two years later I still loved them, and I don't think I'll ever get bored with them, even after the countless polyvore sets I already made with them over the years.
I don't think I have to say much about the books. I actually enjoy buying books more than clothes. The ones I got this time are by two of my favourite authors, I really adore their writing. I'm currently reading Nine Stories and I love it so far!
Anyone who has read it? If so, what did you think of it?


  1. Love cheap Monday jeans. Theyre my face. Good luck with your finals!

  2. That book's next on my list - so excited to read it! I just finished Norwiegen Wood and loved it too, but if you're a Murakami fan I'm sure you've already read it. What did you think of his latest, Hard-Boiled Wonderland at the End of the World?

  3. Good luck with your finals results!! I am feeling the same way about my exam results that are going to come out in the next few weeks.. two subjects I am pretty confident with, but I am very very worried about the third = ( anyway, your recent buys are so great, saint james shirts have the nicest fabric, and the bras look like what I need.

  4. Super mooie aankopen. De jeans en zwarte bra heb ik ook! Zijn de Saint James shirts echt zo fijn? Waar heb je ze gekocht en welke maat heb je ervan genomen? Kun je mij misschien iets vertellen over de pasvorm?

    Alvast bedankt!

  5. Lovely purchases - I'm very tempted by a St James breton. Good luck in your exams too, though I'm sure you've done brilliantly.

  6. I love CK Underwear - great quality and okay prices. Oh, and enjoy the Salinger! One of my favorites.

  7. the world is indeed quite small - dance dance dance was recommended to me by a mate the other day! love your shopping picks, such goodies. makes me want to go out and window shop (as I'm going away in 11 days and need to scrimp and save a lot a lot a lot!!).

    good luck and good thoughts for your finals! Im sure you've done brilliantly!!!


  8. All the best for your results. I wouldn't worry too much at this point since it's too late to do anything about their outcome anyway - the time is better spent on other things!

    I love the look of your CK bras - but I've never found a bra like that fit my (flat) chest well. I'm on an underwear overhaul now, actually, haha.

  9. Mooie bh's - misschien ook wel iets voor mij! Eigenlijk vind ik alles wel mooi, ook fijn dat je graag boeken koopt. Ik koop dat ook liever dan kledij!

    Veel succes donderdag, komt goed!

  10. I've just commented your previous entry, 'cause dear I love La Belle Personne! Have you seen the trailer from the new Christophe Honore's film? It seems like it's gonna be great too, and Louis looks so cute on it. In case you haven't, here it is:

    I'd love to read those books, I haven't read anything by Murakami and I'm really interested in reading something from him... and I loved The Catcher in the Rye so I'd love to read something else from Salinger.
    Oh and I have the same bra! The black one ;) All my underwear is from Calvin Klein, I just love how classy and comfortable are the designs from that line. I know it's a bit expensive, but like you've said it's worth the prize :)

    Oh and love the shirt and the boots (L) you have an amazing wardrobe!

  11. Goede aankopen zeg!

    Ik had een vraagje in verband met je Isabel Marant laarsjes, die met de hoge hak. Verkopen ze die nog steeds of zijn ze van een oude collectie?

    Alvast bedankt! En veel succes! En leesplezier!

  12. Perfect & beautiful buys!
    Couldn't agree more about Calvin Klein bras! They're absolutely perfect for small chested girls. :)

  13. I want to read 9 stories badly! But I still own a lot of books I haven't read so I prefer to wait.

  14. Great buys! I love the shirt, and I need to try those bras! I'm also a Murakami fan, I haven't read that one yet.

  15. Good luck for the exams results! Crossing fingers for you!
    I love the CK bras very sexy and pretty which is a rare combination to find.

  16. Super good luck for your results. Will have my fingers crossed for you! Great shopping as well, I particularly like the striped shirt.x

  17. Nine stories by Salinger is a brilliant book! I couldn't help loving every story, but the first one (A perfect day for bananafish) is a masterpiece.

  18. Sorry for the late response to all of your kind comments! Well, I graduated! My finals didn't go half as bad as I thought. :D

    Bang and Buck: Thanks!

    leilani.e: Yes, I've read Norwegian Wood! I love it so much! I haven't read his latest book yet though. The only books I've read so far by Murakami are Sputnik Sweetheart, Norwegian Wood and Kafka on the Shore. These three have all become favourites of mine. What books have you read so far by him? :)

    Alex: Thanks! I'm sure your exams went fine!! And yes, the fabric of the shirts is really nice!

    Kate: Thank you! If you don't mind very high necklines, I can recommend the SJ bretons!

    Robine: Ik heb het via deze site gekocht: ik nam de kindermaat 14 jaar, en die zit prima. Ik zal gauw eens foto maken! Zoals Alex al zei, de stof is fijn, ik moest echter wel wennen aan de hoge hals. ;)

    Madelene: The prices of CK undwear aren't even that bad indeed, if you compare it to underwear from La Perla or Stella. Now that the sale has started I think I'm going to stock up on underwear (from CK) haha. ;)
    I haven't finished the book yet but I have feeling that this one will be added to my favourites list as well!

    hannah-rose: Thank you!Oh well, a trip to Paris is surely worth saving up for! How I wish I could go to Paris right now!

    lin: You were absolutely right! I decided not to think about it too much, and everything turned out fine anyway. :)
    I know what you mean, I usually loathe buying underwear and jeans, haha!

    Dankjewel, Marguerite!

    Mara: I agree with everything you said in that comment, haha! And no, I haven't seen the trailer yet! I'm at work right now, so I'll check it out tonight. And thank you by the way! <3

    Sofia: Dankje! Helaas zijn ze van een oudere collectie, en volgens mij niet meer te koop in de winkels. Maar ze staan regelmatig op ebay, dus als ik jou was zou ik dat soort sites wat in de gaten houden!

    Ginta: Merci!

    Maria: It's the same with me! I keep on buying books without reading the ones that are already in my bookcase first. :p

    Garderoben: Thank you! What are your favourite Murakami books so far?

    Aissa: Indeed a rare combination! It seems as if you can only get two sorts of bras in most stores, boring or too sexy/cheap looking. :s

    Milly: Thank you!

    Cami: I'm reading the single last story right now, and so far I love every story! You're right about A Perfect Day For Bananafish! I loved that one in particular, same goes for Esmé - With Love and Squalor. :)

  19. love your blog too! I just read 3 Murakami novels on my last trip: 'South of the Border, West of the Sun', 'After Dark', and (my favorite) 'Sputnik Sweetheart'- I've heard Dance Dance Dance is great, let me know what you think when you're finished!

  20. Good luck on your exams. I too love shopping for books.

  21. Fantastic buys!

  22. Love all your buys, especially the shirt and the bras x

  23. The boots and bras look lovely! I've actually had my eye on those bras for a while but settled for a cheaper UO version. But maybe it is worth it...

  24. Nice, these are such summer staples.

  25. i'll definitely keep nine stories in mind! i really love j.d. salinger, catcher in the rye is one of my favorite novels! and that saint james shirt is beautiful, i've been wanting one for a very very long time!

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  27. Love your shopping picks! The boots and bras look lovely!

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  28. I like your selection !!