New Things

January 3 2013
I’m slowly building my fragrance collection and it seems like I’ve formed a pattern when it comes to buying them. I buy one at the beginning of the year and wear it all year round, love it then move on to a new one the following year. Last year was Miss Cherie (Dior), the year before was Coco Mademoiselle (Chanel), and this year it’s Chance (Chanel), a sensual scent with subtle flowery notes. I’m in love with it.
I thought I’d also share my most recent purchases. I haven’t really gone all crazy in the sales this time around, but I did find a few cute things, like this white v-neck jumper from H&M. 
The necklaces are from Topshop. I especially love the “Earth” piece. It’s part of a collection designed for the different star signs, “Earth” being for Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo.
I’m a Capricorn by the way. 🙂

Chance (Chanel) 50ml, £64.50
Jumper (H&M), £12.99
Cross Necklace (Topshop), £8.50
Earth Necklace (Topshop), £6.50

Have you been shopping lately?


  • Reply NRC♥ January 3 2013 at 6:54 pm

    That jumper is just gorgeous!
    NRC ♥

  • Reply Beeba January 3 2013 at 6:57 pm

    love that sweater !!! chance smells absolutley amazing !!

  • Reply Anca Condrache January 3 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Aww lovely stuff, the white jumper caught my eye in particular. Will have a gander in H&M for it 🙂
    I got Chance as a gift for Christmas this year, delighted with it

  • Reply GlamorousGirl January 3 2013 at 7:09 pm

    great post!!!

  • Reply rachnoir January 3 2013 at 7:11 pm

    Usually I’m not a fan of v-neck tops/jumpers however this particular one is definitely an exception. The jumper would be great for the coming Spring and the necklaces are very versatile! Great finds.

  • Reply Klaudia... January 3 2013 at 7:12 pm

    So many nice things! Want to try them all! <3 xo

  • Reply Angela January 3 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Love Chanel Chance it’s gorgeous xx

  • Reply Lea Dee January 3 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Ah I’ve seen those necklaces in Topshop and really wanted to get a fire one but they didnt have it 🙁

  • Reply missmeliaa January 3 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Such beautiful purchases! Chanel Chance is one of my favorite perfumes!

  • Reply María José January 3 2013 at 7:55 pm

    me encanta el colgante de la cruz, tengo ganas de conseguir uno!!

  • Reply Eleanor January 3 2013 at 8:02 pm

    This jumper is going to look so nice in spring/summer!

  • Reply RoseLibertine January 3 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Chance is an amazing scent, got it for Christmas last year!


  • Reply ZxM Style-Squared January 3 2013 at 8:40 pm


  • Reply ABeautyRomance January 3 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Gorgeous post! Everything is so chic which I absolutely love! 🙂 ♥

  • Reply Tabitha January 3 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I’d look awful in white and it wouldn’t be long before I spilled something down it, but this jumper is so you and I can imagine it looking so serene and stylish! x

  • Reply Emily January 3 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Chance Chanel perfume is gorgeous!!!

  • Reply Whitney C January 3 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Absolutely love how understated these photos are. The jumper is so so so so so gorgeous, yet simple! Love your blog and now following 🙂

  • Reply Sophierosehearts January 3 2013 at 11:17 pm

    Mm i love that perfume, and gorgeous jumper and necklaces 🙂

    Sophierosehearts x

  • Reply Vienna H. January 4 2013 at 12:31 am

    Would love the earth piece. As I’m a Virgo. Going to look for it online.

  • Reply Olivia Law January 4 2013 at 12:37 am

    We have very similar perfume tastes – and I got that earth necklace for my friend for Christmas! xo

  • Reply HeartsAndCrosses January 4 2013 at 12:58 am

    That jumpers so cute and I love the chanel perfume!


  • Reply Diva Dee January 4 2013 at 1:28 am

    I love the brightness and the knit pattern of the sweater. going to have to start looking at H&M online and see how shipping to Nassau is.

  • Reply mintyessence January 4 2013 at 2:34 am

    That perfume smells lovely!


  • Reply Cassy Workette January 4 2013 at 2:36 am

    love that fragrance and just picked up a sweater like that from Zara sale

    xo Cassy

  • Reply Mo.Ray.O January 4 2013 at 2:38 am

    Love the jumper! I’m a 4th year chem eng student who is still not mature enough to wear white haha! I adore that perfume. Hope it lasts ;)x

  • Reply Diana S. January 4 2013 at 2:42 am

    you know what, i’ve been eyeing that Chanel Perfume for a while and it keeps following me everywhere I got, this might be the tipping point, I think i’m going to have to go out and buy it 🙂

  • Reply In the Blue January 4 2013 at 3:06 am

    Classic clean jumpers..I need one of them 🙂
    I’m really into experimenting with perfumes, two mixed creates your own unique scent.

  • Reply Logan Michele January 4 2013 at 4:13 am

    I love the necklace! So pretty!

  • Reply Melanie Harry January 4 2013 at 7:17 am

    I absolutely love your style. I’ll be looking for the Earth necklace today!

  • Reply Danielle Athena January 4 2013 at 9:02 am

    I LOVE Chance Chanel, my mom has it and I always use it when I go back home to visit. I love your blog and your style Shirley! I even added you to my blog roll! Please stop by and see mine if you ever have time, I know you’re a busy lady 🙂
    Xxo, Danielle.

  • Reply Sarah Herring January 4 2013 at 9:26 am

    Gosh that jumper looks so much more expensive!! Beautiful, wish i had H&M in Aus!
    I bought myself the Chanel Coco Mademoiselle few weeks ago ~ love it!!!
    Happy New Year lovely!
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  • Reply Gavina Dhillon January 4 2013 at 10:42 am

    I love the look of that jumper!

  • Reply Nina Sarin January 4 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Great! I have been wearing Chanel Chance for years.

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  • Reply Jesslyn Robert January 4 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Love the necklaces! Need some new perfumes actually! xx

  • Reply ErinNAA January 4 2013 at 7:24 pm

    I think I might buy the channel chance aswel. Nice chain they don’t have them in the Netherlands

  • Reply Kerienne Mae January 4 2013 at 10:15 pm

    It’s all just so fabulous. Want!!

  • Reply Svenja January 5 2013 at 4:00 pm

    the sweater looks so cozy! Love it 🙂

    ps.: You are in a german fashion magazine 🙂

  • Reply Tomasilienne January 5 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I love the H&M sweater and the necklace too!

  • Reply The Picture of Mary ♥ January 5 2013 at 9:04 pm

    I so want to try out the Chance by Chanel!Got the shower gel on the other hand!

    Huge hugs

  • Reply ladyj168 January 6 2013 at 12:03 am

    Chance is my absolute favourite perfume by Channel, it is delicious!!!!

  • Reply Rachael Naidu January 6 2013 at 8:19 am

    I can’t get my eye off the cross necklace. Gorgeous!

  • Reply sharon p January 6 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Great purchases, can never go wrong with Chanel Mademoiselle is a staple of mine and Chance is lovely too 😀

  • Reply Bisi Emeruwa January 6 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Wanted to buy that necklace! I would have had the same one as you. When’s your birthday?

  • Reply mousewings January 7 2013 at 1:26 am

    Such a cute sweater and great choice of the perfume. Chanel is classic.

    Happy New Year!

  • Reply Jadore-Fashion January 8 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Cute sweater…love the smell of Chanel Chance 🙂


  • Reply Laura und Ann Kathrin January 8 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Love the acccessoires! <3

  • Reply Lynsay January 8 2013 at 8:35 pm

    The jumper is gorgeous!

  • Reply annie. January 9 2013 at 12:24 am

    I love your blog! I just came across it 🙂

  • Reply michelle January 9 2013 at 4:03 am

    Wow! I’m a Capricorn too!

  • Reply Gemma Talbot January 9 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Chanel Chance is such a beautiful perfume. It is a bit pricey but definitely worth it. I love your jumper too xx

  • Reply Violet Fonte January 11 2013 at 2:54 am

    I like ♥ Great collection.

    I wish you a great year ahead !!

    Much love,
    Pebble$ ♥

  • Reply Abbie January 11 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Nice selection of things, love the cross necklace! xx

  • Reply Yolanda B January 11 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I love this perfume!! XOXO

  • Reply Nadialine Von Bach January 12 2013 at 1:06 am

    chanel is my favorite fragrance.. really nice blog u have.. just saw a video of yours and then i found ur blog…

    well.. I’m sure its not my last visit on your blog.. i have a blog too. feel free to visit me..

  • Reply Sharonda Willis January 12 2013 at 1:35 am

    I would love to see that white sweate paired with some white jeans. Cant wait to see what you do with it.

  • Reply *Shug* January 12 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Gorgeous! They’re all calling to me! x

  • Reply Shopaholic718 January 13 2013 at 4:55 am

    I am going to go and get that perfume now that you have recommended it! I am in need of a new fragrance.

    Please check out my blog

  • Reply Danielle M January 13 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Your minimal style really suits you x

  • Reply chanelly January 13 2013 at 9:18 pm

    omg the chanel fragrance smells so nice need to invest in one asap:)
    ppl check out my blog just started one.

  • Reply glamBlouse January 14 2013 at 2:54 am

    I think you would LOVE “Dahlia Noir” perfume by Givenchy. I received it in as a sample over the holiday and fell in love. Its such a uniquely feminine scent.

  • Reply Polly January 14 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Gorgeous jumper!

  • Reply Louisa Moje January 17 2013 at 12:17 am

    Hello Shirley, enjoyed and enjoy browsing through your blog…. so many interesting posts 🙂 I love Chanel fragrances and the Chance is calling my name.

    Your newest follower.

  • Reply GirlsAreDolls January 18 2013 at 2:44 am

    Lovely things 🙂

  • Reply MishSmash January 18 2013 at 1:10 pm

    doing more sensible shopping definitely! love your buys x

  • Reply Alice fashionland January 18 2013 at 9:10 pm

    beautiful cross necklace ! i love your style 🙂

  • Reply ELITEby LK January 19 2013 at 7:38 am

    Chanel chance is one of my favorite perfumes! This is truly an amazing blog!

  • Reply Mlle Vick January 19 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Very good choice!I love this new fragrance too, but I prefer Chance eau fraiche.

  • Reply guneez January 20 2013 at 6:19 am

    Chance Chanel smells like angels!

  • Reply aynur A January 20 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Chance Chanel smells gorgeous!


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  • Reply Itoro Usoro January 21 2013 at 9:35 am

    I love Chanel Chance. Fantastic fragrance.

  • Reply Itoro Usoro January 21 2013 at 9:36 am

    I love Chanel Chance. Fantastic fragrance.

  • Reply Candyliquor January 21 2013 at 10:23 am

    I love your jumper! so cute
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  • Reply Amy W. Hemmingway January 25 2013 at 2:26 am

    The jumper looks so snuggly, especially for all this snow the UK has been getting 🙂

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  • Reply MJ Fan Girl January 25 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Im on a no shop challenge now until March 20th! I have been looking for a new fragrance though… gotta stop myself from going to Sephora!

  • Reply Gabi K. January 25 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Great looks! You are welcom to enter my MAC lipstick giveaway!

  • Reply Italian Blogger January 25 2013 at 10:51 pm

    I love your blog, new follower! 🙂

  • Reply Italian Blogger January 25 2013 at 10:55 pm

    I love your blog, new follower! 🙂

  • Reply Miss V. Louise January 26 2013 at 12:41 am

    I don’t quite understand how I’ve only just found your blog, but I’m glad I did. It’s just beautiful x

    Vicki xx

  • Reply Moyo Rhymes January 26 2013 at 11:20 am

    OMD, you also have the chanel perfume my mum has and i’ve been trying to get my hands on . the smell is heavenly.
    BTW i love your blog so much , can you check mine out, and is there any advice you can give ?


  • Reply Blondielocks January 26 2013 at 10:23 pm

    Been an avid fan of Chance for years, it’s gorgeous.

    Love the jumper too!

  • Reply Amaris January 28 2013 at 8:44 am

    I love the silver cross necklace with the sweater 🙂

  • Reply Lacey January 28 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Chance is my favouriter scent ever! I love your blog. I found it on #bbloggers chat 🙂 X

  • Reply Ker-Leen Joseph January 29 2013 at 11:37 pm

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  • Reply Cory Scott January 30 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Chance is my perfiume too! Love your blog, Love your hair, love your style! Cutest geek around 😉


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  • Reply Ruth February 2 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I really love the jumper! x

  • Reply evelvas February 3 2013 at 9:32 am

    I love Chanel Chance! I’ve been using since two years :))

  • Reply Ruth February 3 2013 at 8:16 pm

    All these items have such a simple elegancce to them, and your photography is beautiful.

  • Reply terr davidson February 5 2013 at 9:18 pm

    love the earth necklace x

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  • Reply Koi February 5 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Yay, Chanel, I am hoping to purchase some myself. Love your blog!.

  • Reply Fatima and Luvania February 8 2013 at 2:24 am

    Chanel Chance is one of my all-time favourite perfumes!



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  • Reply micah gianneli February 10 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Gorgeous – love the jumper! Chanel and Dior are my favourites for fragrances too.

    Micah x

  • Reply Carter A February 13 2013 at 6:25 pm

    I adore your blog and YouTube videos so much Shirley.
    It would mean the world to me if you checked out my blog and told me what you thought.

    – Carter

  • Reply Rachel Ladipo February 14 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Chanel Chance is one of my fave fragrances, although Eau Fraiche is my fave out of the collection


  • Reply Kae-Toya Lee-Bramble February 26 2013 at 9:11 pm

    If you like Chance you should try Romance by Ralph Lauren. It has that light, fresh scent and it lasts a long time. I got the CoCo Madamoiselle EDP as a birthday gift. it is lovely but I think it may be a bit much for everyday. So I am thinking about getting the EDT to carry around in my handbag. I saw you the other day in NANDO’s in Nottingham, I didn’t come over though since you were eating.

  • Reply Michelle Madex March 27 2013 at 7:26 am

    I watched your video on you tube about this perfume, I know the feeling of perfumes and strong memories attached to that scent!!love from

  • Reply Kelechi November 22 2014 at 1:28 pm

    My mum loves that Chanel perfume! Her birthday is coming up, I might have to get it for he. I absolutely love you and your blog.

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