Boux Avenue Haul

A haul from boux avenue featuring some very cute pyjamas and an exciting life update!

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Before I get into what is the mains of the post (the very unexciting haul I’ve order online from my fave shop for pyjamas/underwear ever) I just wanted to give you a small life update.  I haven’t posted in a while and I wanted to say that I’m sorry, posts will be a touch more regular now but I’ve been pretty busy and going back to school is never fun; you know, the general excuses!  However, back on the 1st March I sat my Food Technology GCSE exam – it’s actually a VCert, which still counts as a GCSE qualification but the course isn’t the usual GCSE one.  Anyway, they way they mark it is graded by question, and they add up the grades at the end: say if all of my questions were graded merit (roughly a B) but one was a pass (C), then my grade would drop to pass – same happens if all your questions are at distinction (A-A* level) but one is a merit, pass or even a not yet achieved (a D), your grade drops to the lowest.  It is the most unfair grading system ever, but it is what it is; when I came out of the exam hall in March, like everyone else, I was sure I’d failed.  There was a question about allergens and we’d never seen anything like it before.  Anyway, we got our results back yesterday at break and I GOT A DISTINCTION!!!  I was shaking so much, I had mentally prepared myself for a pass at best because of that one bloody question, but apparently my efforts were good enough because I got the best grade you can get!  I am so over the moon and honestly it made me so happy yesterday: if I can get distinction level on all units of coursework now (ones already down as a distinction because the moderators have been in to mark them) then i can get a distinction* as my overall grade!!  So, as you can see things are going pretty well at the moment – I also got an 8 (A*) in my recent geography assesment so fingers crossed I’ve done okay in history and biology too.

Anyway, onto the main part of this post and what you’re all here for – the haul.  Recently I spied that Boux Avenue had a sale and I went to snap up some bargains, along with some non sale items too.  All of which are pyjamas because I literally live in mine so I see no harm in having an extensive wardrobe filled with them.

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I got three things overall: a pair of pyjama shorts, some longer pyjama bottoms and a set with an adorable giraffe on the front!

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Starting with the shorts.  I got them for eight pounds in the sale, though I think that usually they’re ten or twelve pounds.  They have this gorgeous pink floral design on them and the fabric has a silk look to it, though I’m sure it’s not actually silk!  They’re very glam looking and so comfortable – I love a good pair of pyjama shorts, they’re so comfy to sleep in when the weather gets warmer and Boux Avenue have some amazing ones in stock at the moment (Primark also do really cheap shorts to sleep in which are so cute, but these from Boux are pretty gorgeous!).  The quality is great, they don’t feel cheap or flimsy and the ribbon is really nicely sewn together – I know that sounds like a weird thing to say but sometimes the ribbons made out of this sort of material that is kind of silk like can look really weirdly or sloppily sewn but these arent.  I love the pattern too, it’s really girly and feminine but the dark black background makes it look more sophisticated and less HI-I-AM-A-PINK-FLOWERY-SCENE!  The ribbon is also adjustable and you can pull it tighter to make it fit nicer around the waist, which is always helpful if you’ve got a smaller waist or build in general.

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The next pair I got are these long, white polka dot pyjama bottoms.  I’m wearing them now and I can 100% honestly say they’re comfy as heck. These usually retail for £20, however I caught them in the sale at £10 – they have loads of styles so I’d really recommend checking them out!  Anyway, as some of you may know I’m pretty lanky and twig like, and with such height comes a need for long pyjama bottoms.  I’ve had some from Boux Avenue before which are more of a flannel material and they shrunk pretty easily and became three-quarter-length, not ideal for when you’re wanting long cosy pyjamas.  These are made from cotton so they’re not going to shrink in the wash, plus, they’re really long! I love long pyjama pants, and these are so cute with the polka dots.  They’re very spring themed and I love them!

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Finally, I got this set of pyjamas for £22.  They’re so comfy and that giraffe is so cute!  They’re a really soft material and have a brushed cotton type feel to them, especially the shorts; they’re so comfy.  I totally love these and they’re really cute for the spring summer time.  Now I can wear seasonal pyjamas *small bouts of excitement*!

Anyway, thats my haul over, it was pretty small but I really love everything I got.  I have a couple of questions for you guys, have you been watching the new PLL series and if so, what do you think of it?  I’m watching the latest episode and I’m loving it so far – also, Riverdale is amazing!  Any other shows I should be watching on Netflix? Also, please leave some post suggestions because I’m lacking inspiration a bit at the moment.

Soph xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back To School With ZF: What’s In My School bag (And OOTD & Recent Purchases)

So, this is my final post fr my series ‘Back To School With ZF’, which, lets be honest, sucked. And the reason it’s ending is because I actually have to face reality, and you know when? Wednesday. Yes, on the sad, depressing day of Wednesday I am being imprisoned in the hellish place where I have to go for six hours a day.  It’s horrendous, and I really don’t want to.  Most people don’t want to go back to school because they hate the learning side of it, can’t be arsed to do homework etc.  Others because they have a really rough time of it and are bullied etc.

Me, oh no, I’m very unique.   I’m actually excited to go back to school, to put my uniform on, get my timetable, new books & planners and I’m even excited for my first piece of, *gasp* homework! Except I don’t want to get up, leave my comfortable bed with it’s luxury comfort & super-fast fibre-optic WiFi.  Leave my sims games, leave everything behind in my comfortable little hobbit hole.

But today I decided to finish the series with a what’s in my school bag, and at the end you’ll be getting a haul which has been from the last few weeks & and OOTD (which heavily includes me embracing winter).

So, here is my bag.  It was £20.00 from H&M (get it here) the image on the website in the Light Mole colour that I have is quite misleading however as the colour isn’t as light, but it isn’t really that dark, it’s not bad.

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In fact, before we go any further, I would like to apologise for the shocking quality of my photos & the bad lighting!  Blame the sun…

So, that is my bag, looks darker than the website picture & is a touch darker but not by much, certainly not enough to put me off buying it.  It’s spacious, comfortable to carry and had lots of pouches to store lots of things in.

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First, I’ve got a folder that is an A5 size but slightly larger than that.  It’s really well made and I got it from WH Smiths for £1.25.

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I have my ’emergency/makeup kit’ which you can see in further detail in my last post here!

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I have my Casio scientific calculator in pink, because you know, pink.  And who likes my slightly artistic photograph there?

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This is my main pencil case which holds everything I need.  The pencil case is from Paperchase (I bought it in the boxing day sales) and came in a two pack with my second pencil case.  This pencil case is not my every-lesson use, it’s in case I need a second pencil, or coloured pen.  My school requires us to correct our work in green pen so I have one of them and I have a thing about highlighting.

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This is my pencil case which is my go to pencil case for every lesson with my essentials in it.

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Here is a ruler which resides in the bottom of my bag.  It has got a calculator built in.

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I have 100 tictacs (98 actually, I’ve had two) because you never know.

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I have headphones for listening to music and if we have to watch a video on the computers, I prefer using headphones of my own rather than schools shitty broken ones.

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I have this notebook from Ikea for £3.00, and oh my god can we just take a few moments to appreciate Ikea’s stationary line.  It’s amazing, cheap and so pretty, it’s like everything I’ve ever been looking for.  This is the notebook that I jot down notes, blog ideas & other stuff in.

That’s the extent of my bag, without my books & planner in and stuff.  Anyway, here is my ‘collective haul’

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From Ebay, for £9.00 (including postage) I got this Hollister shirt in XS!!!  How rare is extra small guys? I will answer that for you, VERY FREAKING RARE! And there wasn’t any bids so I won it like without any sort of a fight, it was amazing.  And it came the very next day.  I love it so much!

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Next are these Amelie Jeans from River Island and they’re a dark wash.  I love them to pieces, they’re size six short which again is such a rare size for me.  They were £35.00 which is great for the quality of them.

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Then I have these leggings from primark which were £6.00, but, they’re very special.  They’re lined with fleecy fur.  It’s gorgeous, and is literally my life.  I’ve worn them three days straight now and they’re the comfiest things on the planet.

And here is my quick OOTD:

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Red, blue & white checked shirt from New Look underneath a cropped green long-sleeved jumper from New Look.

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Here are those Amelie jeans from above ;D

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Then I have black combat boots from newlook.

So that is all for today!

See you later

Zalfie Fanatic Out ♥