may haul

doing haul blog posts are so fun. it’s a really great way to get excited about the new things you’ve bought, and take pictures. i really enjoyed doing my kate spade hauls, and so i decided that i’ll just do a regular one of all the things i’ve gotten for the month. since i just ended my employment this past month, i do have a few more items from kate but there’s also a little bit of everything here, so i hope you enjoy the pictures i took!

fashion

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kate spade shore thing pave crab earrings

these were another love at first sight item. pinching onto my ears, i couldn’t help but be completely obsessed when they came into the store. with lots of little red gems, and fine detailing, these earring are a great conversation piece. people mention them every time i wear them!

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kate spade daisy garden oblong scarf

i really loved the floral pattern kate spade came out with in may. i was a little disappointed because the clothes didn’t look all that great with such a bold pattern, so i settled with an accessory to make any outfit pop. i’m a huge fan of tassles, and since the scarf is so light, it’s fine to wear in the spring on those cooler, windy days.

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kate spade spice things up pom sweater

this sweater has a bit of a history for me. i fell in love with this number a year ago, but it was on sale when i started working for kate. i wasn’t able to buy it then, and i never stopped thinking about it since. then in the beginning of may, kate spade has a surprise sale and this beauty showed up for seventy-five percent off! i couldn’t possibly pass up this deal, and ordered it. i was so happy to wear it the next day and got several compliments on it. i also noticed recently that the navy version of this is featured in an upcoming movie called a simple favor. anna kendrick is wearing it, so obviously, i’m feeling a little starstruck.

hobbies

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dazai osamu nendoroid 657

getting to the geekier side of things, when bae got me that tsukishima nendoroid last month, i realized the charm of the tiny little figures. i came to the decision that i would collect the nendoroids for all my husbandos, and thus the search for dazai begun. since bungou stray dogs came out over a year ago, and figures are always run in limited production, it was really quite a struggle to find him! amiami and goodsmile were already sold out and i was very discouraged. there were plenty of cheap counterfeit figures on ebay available, but there was no way that i would do that. finally, i came across this awesome website that is basically a forum for figure collectors, and it directed me to ninoma, which had him in stock! i did a lot of research on the site before purchasing, and of course he was twice the cost of his original retail because of his limited production, but, he arrived in a little box from japan two weeks later, in excellent condition. my heart was absolutely full! i set him up on my dresser next to tsukishima, and i get to look at them every morning.

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mikasa volleyball and mizuno kneepads

as i’ve mentioned, i started playing volleyball this month! i was worried at first that it wasn’t going to be as much fun as i imagined and i didn’t want to spend any money on it until i felt sure that it was a hobby that i was going to really pursue. after just two games, i became hooked – and i hope that with practice and training, i can play on competitive leagues in the future. because of this, i decided to get a volleyball so i could practice on my own time. i also noticed i really enjoy diving for the ball, and because of this knee pads were a must. it’s surprising to me how expensive sports equipment is (i’ve never played a sport before) but i know that it will be totally worth it.

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i felt lucky that i was able to get a nice variety of things this month. though fashion items will be a lot less, i think even everyday things and collectibles can be exciting. here’s to new purchases and experiences.

 

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