Practical Purchasing For A Change

19 March 2012

White Handbag - Benetton. Heart Necklace - Swarovski. Long necklace and ring - Accessorize. Cardigan - The one and only Primarni (aka Primark).  Scarf - Ella Georgia.

It seems I'm developing a habit of posting about my rather casual Sundays lately. Forgive me please, I  am going to wear something other than leggings soon I swear!! Although the outfit isn't anything fancy, just simple and comfortable, this Sunday could not go unmentioned. You see....

..this Sunday something terrible happened! My dear laptop met his maker! Yes, I'm sad to say, after several long years of friendship, he's gone. I was heartbroken, angry and sad...how could he just go and leave me like that?! 

That lasted about a minute because then I realised the time had finally come to get a Mac!

I've been dreaming of a beautiful, sleek and most importantly efficient Mac for a long time. Plenty of evenings have been spent cursing at my old laptop when it decided to freeze up right in the middle of a blog post. Do you know the feeling? Despite that, I couldn't justify the outlay of cash though when teeeechnically my laptop was still useable even if it was very temperamental. Now though, like it or not, I had to get a new laptop...

So off I went to the Apple store to pick up the most practical purchase I've made in a long time!

That's me doing a little 'yes' to myself after making my selection in the shop. Doesn't my fiancé capture the best moments?! 
Securing the goods.
We can thank my fiancé for this gorgeous early morning shot too!
I'm pretty excited and I'm hoping this signifies the end of my recent computer frustrations. Now I've just got to work out how to use the thing, one small problem....the manual is all in Korean!

Anyone a Mac user? Please let me know if you have any essential tips or pointers! :)

What do you think is the most practical purchase you have made?

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

xxx

53 comments:

  1. Your look is so great!
    Love the colours :D
    Un besito linda!
    http://janakitchen.blogspot.com

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  2. I am dreaming about a MacBook. I am sick of changing laptops every 2-3 years. My next one will be a MacBook for sure.

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    1. Yeah, I was sick of i too. I'm glad I've invested in this, hopefully it'll be problem free for a while! :)

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  3. Can't believe that cardigan is from Primark, it's so pretty!! x

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    1. I know, me too! I don't usually bother going in primark but this was in the doorway and it lured me in, haha!! Couldn't not for a tenner! :)

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  4. that good that jacket!
    I even liked me, but the mechanism for the cost I decided to wait! there has my boyfriend and I have to say that it is easy to use at least initially
    also very nice bag! a kiss

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  5. http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/macbook_pro_users_guide.pdf

    We have been Apple users in our house since the beginning of time, well, not that long, but almost. Apple has all of their user manuals online. Check it out at the above link and happy massing! Love my iMac desktop, my Macbook pro, and the iPad. Yes, you could say we are Mac geeks.... enjoy! Oh, and love leggings all the time!!

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    1. Wow, you are Mac experts I'm guessing! Now I'll know who to ask if I can't work anything out in the future! ;)

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  6. Happy Maccing... looks like auto correct hit again. LOL

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  7. I want a MAC so badly, but I can't justify the money. How do you like it so far? x

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    1. I was the same. Its only because my laptop died that I figured I might as well spend the extra bit to get a mac. I'm so glad I did. I'm already getting used to it and it's great! :D

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  8. Really want to switch to the MAC but worried I won't be able to use it!

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    1. I'm actually getting the hang of it surprisingly quick so I'm sure you would too! :)

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  9. amazing and nice purchase! i dont know if buy a mac too, always i use window and with a mac i dont know how to use it :)

    http://sticktofashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yeah, I thought the same thing but actually its quite easy to get used to, I'm finding it much better already :)

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  10. I would like have MAC also, however my notebook work good, so maybe next time:). I am looking forward with you (with your buy). Spent a nice time with your ne friend:)

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    1. Thanks sweetie. I'm hoping my new friend and I are going to get along very well ;)

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  11. Ive wanted a mac book air for forever. I just cant justify the price and Im so used to the pc interface. Outfit is cute too.

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    1. Yeh, I was wanting a mac air but I got convinced into getting the macbook pro, mainly because of blogging and needed more storage for photos etc. I'm hoping itll last long enough to balance the higher price too! :) x

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  12. really nice post, i'm loving your turquoise ring!! newest follower :)x

    pretty-quirky.blogspot.com

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  13. Congrats on your new baby :) Mac book is going to be my next laptop (since I talked my hubby out of getting it for me the first time, not sure why lol).
    You look great!

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  14. I LOVE my Macbook Pro. It took a little getting used to. I still kind new things out every time I'm on it!

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  15. I love my macbook pro! I got mine a few months ago, a few tips:
    - you can't right click, so hold two fingers on the trackpad over a link until the menu comes up.
    - You can do all your passwords, backgrounds and other settings in system preferences!
    Email me if you get stuck with anything at all along the way xxxx hannah@blushworks.com
    and enjoy your baby!

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    1. Thanks, theyre useful tips :) and thanks for offering to help me out if I get stuck, hoping I don't but it's always great to know I've got someone to turn to if I do! :D

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  16. Looking lovely as usual! I love the colour scheme of your outfit! I have a Mac and they are fab, good luck with it! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/mothers-day-mummy-second-hand-rose-both.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, I'm glad you like it! I'll stop by yours to say hey soon :)

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  18. I hope you love it :) I got one for christmas this year! I'm still earning all the tricks!!

    xoxo
    Stacey

    http://fiveminutestyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  19. welcome to the dark side...
    hahaha jk.

    it's such a user friendly laptop to use. you'll get the hang of it really quick. too bad we weren't living closer to one another otherwise i'd show you all the things you can do with it.

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    1. Aw man, I wish you could!! I need some photoshop lessons too whilst you're at it, I can't even open a photo on PS yet!! :/

      x

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  20. Lovin' your colour combos in the first pic..esp with that background! Looks sooo Spring like and gorgeous! I just got a Mac too!!! Lovin' it!!! AWESOME blog babe!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

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    1. Thanks ladies! The background was an accidental match, although maybe I should say that....

      x

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  21. O I can't wait to get another MAC!!!!

    grace
    http://herumbrella.com

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  22. Ur ring and bag are sooo gorgeous!
    Wow what a MAC- ky, love it:))

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  23. What a pretty casual look, I love your sorbet-coloured cardigan. And congratulations on your new laptop, it's always sad to lose an old friend but I'm sure you'll have many wonderful years with your beautiful new Mac :)
    xox,
    Cee
    http://cocoandvera.blogspot.com

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  24. love the color blocking on this sweater!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

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  25. Im terrified of the day my Mac decides to die! I've had it for three years now and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! :)

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  26. I love that bag! I have an iMac and I love it, still finding new things to do with it every day!

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  27. Gorgeous pict in love with your sweater Dear
    Dear, I am hosting GoodGoodschina giveaway currently, where you can win $80 worth of dresses and accessories ...Would mean a lot to me if you enter preppyfashionist.blogspot.com/2012/03/goodgoodschina-white-day-giveaway-on-my.html#comment-form
    following you hope you follow me back kisses great blog

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  28. Oh my god, I think it's very demanding to live somewhere you don't know the language
    but nevertheless you're lucky to have Mac even with Korean manual ;)

    Nastya-said.blogspot.com

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  29. best of luck in figuring it out and congrats on the purchase! i love your pale pastel outfit. (and why would you ever stop wearing leggings???)

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  30. haha nice

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  31. hi dear...
    you are very beautiful!!
    I'm discovering your blog now and it's fantastic..
    i'd like to know what do you think about my new post on my blog..
    http://www.2befab.com/2012/03/my-fashion-winter.html
    tell me know.. :) thanks
    xoxo2befab

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  32. You look so pretty in that soft pink color :)
    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

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  33. You made your best buying that laptop... I have the same one and I'm so in love! jeje
    Love your outfit too :D I hope that you can see my blog! xoxo

    http://photodannyfoto.blogspot.mx/

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  34. Completely jealous! :) I use to have a little white macbook, but I lost it in my "divorce". Which was just a bad breakup, where my ex held all the things I loved most hostage.. And I didn't fight him, because I was incredibly dumb tbh! lol But that's a long story..

    I love the one you chose! :)

    I've been thinking about getting another, but my now fiance keeps saying he wants my laptop that I have now, if I get a Mac.. And I'm saying no, I want both! :p

    Enjoy! xo

    Heather

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  35. Congratulations on getting a Mac!!! I am a HUGE fan of the MacBook Pro. It's seriously the best decision I've ever made, and I'm sure you will think the same. It all started when I was doing a really big project for school, and my PC completely crapped out on me... I haven't looked back since. Lol, I'm literally so excited for you, I'm such a fan of Apple.

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  36. I just got mine a month ago, and I'm so in love with it. I could never go back to a PC!
    It takes no time to learn how to use it, it's all pretty simple and AMAZING.
    What I love the most must be the 'gestures' on the trackpad. it's magical!
    Have fun!! xxx

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