My New Purchases From London

So as promised, here are my purchases from London from the weekend. For those of you who missed the post (you can see it here). I said I would reveal what was hiding in the shopping bags as soon as I could and here everything is! Since everything was insanely hectic in London, I never tried anything on, I usually just analyze the item and I can tell from looking at it if it will fit me, so I just take what I think will fit and hope for the best. Luckily everything worked out perfectly!

Above (left) is a LOVE burgundy maxi skirt which I picked up at Topshop on Oxford Street and (right) an elephant necklace from Urban Outfitters. As you know burgundy is a weakness of mine and I couldn’t resist the colour and the elephant is just adorable! I have had my eye on it for some time.

Above is a Pull and Bear khaki jacket with faux leather sleeves. Again, I got this on Oxford Street as I passed by the store. It’s much better suited to me than the Topshop version that I wanted in my wish list because this one has a drawstring waist and the other one doesn’t, so it looked too boxy. I much prefer it when brands take masculine items and make them feminine. If you want a masculine item you can just buy a men’s version, so that’s why I favoured this one instead. I did give you a preview of this worn on Instagram (@LornaRaindrops) and I love how it fits!

Above are two swallow print shirts/blouses from Forever 21 which I picked up. I had never been in Forever 21 before, in fact I didn’t even know we had the store over here, but it was more amazing than I thought. Everything is so cheap in there and they have really cute items, so as you can see I picked the same shirt in both colour combinations as I fell in love with it. I will have an outfit post soon with the cream version, so stay tuned for that tomorrow or Friday!

Above are three necklaces from Forever 21. They also have amazing jewellery for a cheap price. When I picked them up, I was expecting Topshop prices and thinking around £10-15, however they were under £5! So I picked up the two owls which were so cute and a beaded crystal long necklace. The left owl necklace will also be making an appearance soon in my next outfit post.

And last but not least, on the left is another Forever 21 item, a polka dot dress and on the right is my new iPhone case from Urban Outfitters. I love the fact that it’s ombre and of course, you know I love cats, so I’m completely loving it right now. The polka dot dress, I never tried on like I mentioned, so I thought that the button way around (as pictured) was the front, so when I tried it on at home, I was wondering why it was so tight in the chest and uncomfortable, that’s when I realised that I had it on the wrong way around *shakes head* and the buttons are actually the back detail… But anyway, the dress is really cute and I like it ha ha.

So these are all of my purchases. Which do you like the most? I can actually say the iPhone case and the elephant necklace were ordered online. I wouldn’t have had time to do loads of shopping in London so I had a 15% code and snapped them up on their website and they arrived yesterday, so I wanted to include them.



  1. Jen
    September 5, 2012 / 4:18 pm

    I love the dress! The polkadots are very retro, and depending on the fabric you could totally layer it with a cardigan and tights for winter! But the bird shirts are probably my favourite!

    • Lorna
      September 5, 2012 / 4:22 pm

      I plan on layering it with a cardigan actually, I was going to colourblock with a mustard one and see how that looks. Although it is quite shiny, so I will have to see how that looks together, it could be a disaster, ha ha!

  2. September 5, 2012 / 4:29 pm

    I just adore the skirt, it’s a great color!

    • Lorna
      September 5, 2012 / 4:32 pm

      Thanks Sarah!

  3. September 5, 2012 / 4:41 pm

    Great pieces you purchased there!
    I really want a khaki jacket and burgundy skirt too. And that elephant necklace is so cute!


    • Lorna
      September 5, 2012 / 4:45 pm

      You should get them! I think the jacket will be perfect for Autumn!

  4. September 5, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    Love the skirt!!! I want it so badly now!! I’m been looking for the perfect maxi skirt and couldn’t find one!! That one is adorable!

    I’ve never been in a Forever 21, but I totally want to go, heard so many good things about it!! =D


    • Lorna
      September 5, 2012 / 5:06 pm

      Yeah I had heard great things too and I wasn’t disappointed, I would recommend it! I was so shocked at how cheap it all was. The only thing that bugs me about the skirt a bit is the elastic waistband, it makes it a bit puffy, but the colour is amazing =)

  5. September 5, 2012 / 6:21 pm

    I love your owl necklaces! I was in the Forever 21 store in Birmingham today actually and saw they had some really nice stuff in at the moment. Also those swallow print shirts are soo cute, don’t blame you for picking them up in both colours! 🙂
    Sam x

    • Lorna
      September 5, 2012 / 6:29 pm

      Thanks Sam 🙂 My boyfriend is from Birmingham, he said there is a Forever 21 there, so when I next go up I may need to go there!

  6. Adam
    September 5, 2012 / 7:16 pm

    Some nice jewellery there! Love the owls! And the iPhone case too, cute cat!
    I’m also a fan of that jacket too!

    • Lorna
      September 5, 2012 / 7:31 pm

      Thanks Adam! Glad you like it all!

    • Lorna
      September 5, 2012 / 8:58 pm

      Thanks Alma!

  7. September 5, 2012 / 9:49 pm

    I’ve a similiar skirt like those red ones, but inpink!!they’re crazy lovable!!
    nice to meet you, have a wonderful day dear <3


    • Lorna
      September 5, 2012 / 9:53 pm

      They are lovely, I love floaty skirts and dresses now!

  8. David
    September 5, 2012 / 9:50 pm

    No comment

    • Lorna
      September 5, 2012 / 9:53 pm

      But you still left one lol!

      • David
        September 5, 2012 / 10:12 pm

        Have to stay on top 😉 and make you smile for the evening 😛

        • Lorna
          September 5, 2012 / 10:16 pm

          Lol, thank you for commenting.

          • David
            September 5, 2012 / 10:25 pm


            • Lorna
              September 5, 2012 / 11:00 pm


    • Lorna
      September 5, 2012 / 11:00 pm

      Thank you! Glad you like it!

    • Lorna
      September 5, 2012 / 11:25 pm

      Thanks Alessandra!

  9. September 5, 2012 / 11:36 pm

    My favorite is the parka jacket with the leather sleeves, I have one similar and I love it!! The skirt is beautiful too, jealous!


    • Lorna
      September 5, 2012 / 11:47 pm

      Oh cool, where did you get yours from?

  10. September 6, 2012 / 12:27 am

    Omg! Everything looks adorable! You have a great style! You picked very cool things!! and now I want them all ))

    • Lorna
      September 6, 2012 / 12:33 am

      Thank you! Glad you like them too!

  11. September 6, 2012 / 6:38 am

    Great purchases! I love each item! You have a great taste!
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    • Lorna
      September 6, 2012 / 12:36 pm

      Thank you Diana 🙂

    • Lorna
      September 6, 2012 / 12:36 pm

      Thank you! Yeah, I am going to have to go again when I can, although I just ordered a couple more things online!

  12. Kim
    September 6, 2012 / 9:20 am

    Great purchases! The iphone case was sooo cute 🙂

    • Lorna
      September 6, 2012 / 12:37 pm

      Thanks Kim 🙂 Yeah, I’m completely in love with it!

    • Lorna
      September 6, 2012 / 12:37 pm

      Thank you 🙂

    • Lorna
      September 6, 2012 / 12:37 pm

      Thanks! Glad you like it!

  13. September 6, 2012 / 12:36 pm

    Verry nice post!
    Thank you for the nice comment on my blog!X

    • Lorna
      September 6, 2012 / 12:37 pm

      Thank you Chloe!

    • Lorna
      September 6, 2012 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you Tian!

  14. September 6, 2012 / 2:34 pm

    such great new buys! so perfectly on trend <3

    XO Sahra

    • Lorna
      September 6, 2012 / 2:54 pm

      Thank you!!

    • Lorna
      September 6, 2012 / 3:21 pm

      Thank you Rielle!

    • Lorna
      September 6, 2012 / 5:46 pm

      Thanks Anca 🙂

    • Lorna
      September 6, 2012 / 5:36 pm

      It seems like loads do!

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