New Look Black Box Zip Front Metal Trim Backpack
This was the Backpack I mentioned in My Story: Handbags post (dis).
I got this Box Backpack I wanna’ say about 4 years ago from New Look (top floor at The Avenues, but they either closed down that branch, or moved it to another location, since then), back when Backpacks were trending or starting to trend.
I figure what with the release of the movie, The Little Mermaid, there’s bound to be a resurgence in popularity of mermaid-inspired anything and everything (has it actually ever gone out of style?), including Mermaid Blankets. Here’s a few things you should know before purchasing a Mermaid Blanket for your child, or for your partner, or even for yourself.
Hair Accessory: Boots Black Velvet Scrunchie (hauled here)
Sunglasses: Louis Vuitton Aviators
Top: H&M I♥H81 Dark Blue London Top
Jeans: H&M Dark Blue Denim Skinny Jeans (hauled here)
Bag: New Look Black Leather-Look Buckle Saddle Bag
Shoes: Karmaloop Studded Black Wedge Sneakers
So, I’m somewhat of an Anglophile. I love British Telly! In fact, one of my favorite movies of all time is Green Street Hooligans (based on football hooliganism). I also enjoy watching everything from Sherlock and Black Mirror to Outlander and The Inbetweeners. Honestly, everything just sounds better with an accent. I simply adore the London accent (Cockney Rhyming Slang) and literally everything the main lead said in the movie The Kingsman sounded ridiculously cool to me, but I’m quite partial to a Geordie accent as well. There was this one show (discontinued, I believe) called Aliens… My God, it had me in hysterics from the on-set and throughout! British humor just slays me! It’s so dry and witty and I love it!
With that being said, I’m completely, hopelessly and wholeheartedly obsessed with British Reality TV Shows! I recently became a huge fan of Big Brother (UK), but I’ve watched Geordie Shore and The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent and so on, from the very start. You name it, I’ve watched it. My current drug of choice is a reality show called Love Island. It’s like a train-wreck that I just can’t look away from, so… pretty much crack! I’ve got a handful of Brit friends (in Kuwait) who actually can’t stand that stuff. Another thing I find fascinating about the Brits is their attitude! I’ve come across several large groups of Brits while abroad, and they always seem to be in a jovial mood (granted they were three sheets to the wind), and they’d literally break out into song, out of nowhere! I come across a lot of Brits online (Xbox One) as well, and their sense of humor is the best! I’ve been to the UK about 4-5 times and I’ve enjoyed every single trip, so far! For all those reasons above and more (but I won’t go too much into it now) I classify myself as somewhat of an Anglophile.
I was at the Avenues heading towards my favorite clothing store Express but couldn’t find it in its usual spot. I figured they might have moved it to somewhere else, just like they did with the clothing store New Look (I believe New Look used to be where Forever 21 is now… or was it Next?) ages ago. I searched high and low for it before I realized that Express was gone for good. Obviously, I was devastated because I had truly, truly loved Express. With that being said, during my search for Express, I stumbled upon the newer location of New Look (top floor)… again. I’ve been to the newer location of New Look before (I wanna’ say two years ago) but somehow keep forgetting its exact location. Now I’ll remember for sure because I noted that New Look was facing VaVaVoom (second floor), wedged between Accessorize on one side and Mammas & Papas on the other. In any case, this was back in November when New Look were having a Buy Two Get One Free deal going on so obviously I decided to take advantage of that deal.