Recent Haul: ASOS & Annandale

Hello and Howdy!
It’s been quite the week here…I managed to somehow catch the flu or virus that my parents and Anthony had about a week ago and it hit me like a wrecking ball. (Pun Intended) So, I’m still recovering from it. I still have a cough and tight chest congestion, but my fever is down! Anyways, today my brother and I decided to hang out since he is moving down to Richmond this weekend! We went all the way to Annandale for delicious vegan phở at The Loving Hut and I managed to pick up a few goodies while out as well! I also had an order arrive so I thought I would share with you all as well!
imageSo, I managed to stop by about 4 stores today: Lil’Thingamajigs, Shilla’s Bakery, Breeze Bakery, and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades! I also had an order arrive from ASOS so it’s been quite a productive week haul wise! So let’s begin with my ASOS order!

image_1So, I managed to get this jumper (or sweater) in clearance with an extra %15 off I believe. It was a cute steal and the fit is super comfortable! I must admit, I thought there were going to be two different materials used in this jumper, but everything is one material and it is super warm and full. I had ordered it in large thinking it wouldn’t be oversized, but lucky me it was! I would totally suggest buying this but be careful! Make sure you order from the US site, because I accidentally ordered from the UK site and I got charged a $.44 international transaction charge! (It’s not that big of an amount but it depends on your bank.)
image_2So, if you all remember this lovely Tunic…it was featured in my Valentine’s Day Gift Guide! I did end up ordering it because Anthony found a pair of shoes that matches it completely. Therefore, this is my birthday shirt! Yep, I’m wearing it on my 21st Birthday!!! I did pay about $30 or so for it so I did splurge a wee bit. It’s made from jersey fabric, but it is so lightweight and comfortable and it is oversized which I do enjoy most. I typically don’t enjoy wearing close fitting pieces…can’t you tell? But the colors are so vibrant and I can’t wait for you all to see how I pair this tunic!
image_3If you know me well, you’d know how I have this sick addiction to stationary. Well, I recently cleaned up my desk space/room and made room for more stationary and other helpful items. SO, I bought two super cute notebooks; one is pink with a lovely floral pattern and the other is a Shinzi Katoh polka dot and Red Riding Hood pattern! I almost bought a third, but I stopped myself. I also picked up two pencils that caught my fancy…too bad the pink one literally JUST BROKE. Lame. But the yellow one is working fine! I also bought a pair of scissors because I never have any when I need them…
image_4This was probably one of my favorite purchases today…I absolutely love Rilakkuma incase you couldn’t tell. I saw this and loved the French theme and brought it home! Now I can have a separate collection of pens and pencils aside from work and school! It’s cardboard and has a polka dotted pattern on the inside with a removable organizer. It’s small enough that it doesn’t take up too much room on my small desk, which is always nice.
image_5So, I always have to hit Lil’Thingamajigs when I’m in Annandale (I actually got everything above there too…whoops) and I always notice when they have new products in! They had a new stand from Face Story up and a whole entire display of face masks! I have never tried a honey mask before, so I went ahead a bought one just to try! I’m hoping that because honey is a natural antiseptic, it will help my skin heal and stay moisturized a bit longer. Maybe I will do a review? Hmmm…
image_6Yes, I cheated on my healthy diet and ended up buying some delicious baked goods at Shilla’s and Breeze! I could not pass up on any of these though…ugh! In the top pictures we have my all time favorite Green Tea Bread! I always buy it when I stop by Breeze and they make it so freakin’ delicious, it’s not fair. I also began this habit of buying the Whip Cream Roll which is basically bread, whip cream, strawberries, kiwi, and powdered sugar…and if you’ve been to Japan, it’s basically like a fruit sandwich. These are so delectable, lord have mercy. Now below we have my favorite croissant and of course, MOCHI! I wasn’t too impressed with it though today…the mochi, that is. I also decided to try something new with the cheese rolls! I tried a sample at Shilla’s and it tasted really good, luckily I prepared my lactose intolerant self for all these dairy goodies.
image_7Last, but not least is my purchase from Horseshoes and Hand Grenades. If you don’t remember who they are, they actually allowed Anthony and I to shoot some of our engagement photos in their store! They are a wonderful store located in Downtown Fredericksburg, the staff is always so courteous and kind and helpful, holy crap they are amazing! Well, my brother was looking for a game store that still sold PS2 games, so I took him by H & HG and I ended up making a little purchase of my own! I saw this super cool Legend of Zelda necklace! For only $10, I could not pass it up. I bought it immediately and my gosh, am I so happy.

Well, that is it for today’s post! I hope you enjoyed it and I am thinking about posting a more educational…post tomorrow or Sunday! I also plan on doing another beauty product review within the next week. AND my next post for The DC Ladies will be LIVE next Thursday, so please look out for that! I will be sure to post the link once it is up to view! I think I am going to call it night here…

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and a happy last day of February! COME ON SPRING. I have been looking forward to March…can you tell? Anyways, remember to be safe and to forget the day’s troubles and remember the day’s blessings!
Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae


2 thoughts on “Recent Haul: ASOS & Annandale

  1. Hey Taylor… I also love All of the above stores you listed. I go to Lil’Thingamajigs every month or every other month (i’m actually going there today 😀 ) to brows and always end up buying something. I love their tea/coffee mugs that they sell. However, every time i get one, my family members end up using it lol so i always go back for more. I also love Korean culture (Kpop/drama) etc… so it’s like a candy store for me lol Thanks for your blog… 😉


    1. Uwahhh! I’m glad I’m not the only one with an Annandale addiction! I typically buy a boat load of stationary from there, but now they have TheFaceShop which controls my wallet now…oh, the money. I’m glad you enjoyed this post!!! Maybe one day we will run into each other! XD Take care Romi!
      – Taylor Rae

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