Friday, 4 January 2013

I went shopping and...

So I lost my way the other day and accidentally came back with a couple of naughty purchases... Who I am kidding I planned to go into town this week with my mum and I bought some lovely things that I want to show you!!
My plan was that I needed some new work clothes as come the Winter months I've been really struggling with what to wear. I like never wear trousers as my shape just doesn't suit them - I have quite small/thin legs but big hips so trousers are normally baggy in some areas and it looks horrendous so I go for dresses and skirts mostly! I didn't buy loads but I'm pleased with what I did get.

Next, £16.00 RRP £36
H&M, £15.00
Primark, £7.00
Primark, £25.00

Primark, £12.00

Primark, £7.00

I also got some of those cosy tights from Primark which are £3.50, I've heard good things about them but when I initially saw them I thought they would be a bit weird as they seemed quite thick - they are sooo comfy! They feel super soft and are nice and warm.
So yes, I went into Next firstly as my mum loves Next but I've never been a convert. I browsed through the rails and saw a few things to try on but there sizes are so different to the sizes I'm used to that the dress I bought is slightly too big. Boo. I just cinch it in with a black belt though and it looks fine! For £16 I thought it was a pretty good bargain for a nice dress to wear to work. I got a dress from Primark before which was probably only slightly cheaper and it has shrunk so badly I can't wear it anymore! Next should be much better quality.
Onto H&M we went, where I usually buy a lot of work wear as it's reasonably priced and consists of pretty basic items but a few nicer things too. I also was being naughty and had a look for everyday wear but didn't see much that took my fancy. I find it so hard shopping with other people! I'm such a loner. I prefer to just go on my own so I can spend as much time as I like without someone thinking, god hurry up woman!! So I just picked up the black blazer which was reduced to £15 - sorry I can't remember the initial price! You can never go wrong with a blazer and I haven't got a black one which I can wear formally or to interviews. It fits perfectly and they had loads in the sale!
Now onto Primark. This place especially I think needs to be handled either on your own or if you're with a friend you need to separate as I wanted to look at everything but felt like my mum was ready to leave! I managed to get  a few items for work, and out of work! The first item is just a black top with cute lace and stud detail around the collar. It also has chiffon sleeves which I think makes it really girly and a bit more, nice! It's not fitted so I'll wear it with a high-waisted skirt. I'm pretty sure they had them in another one or two colours too. I then picked up this grey coat, I have needed a coat all year but I just can't justify spending a small fortune on one! My nan gave us all some money for Christmas instead of presents so I thought this was ideal for buying something like this. I looked in a few shops before Primark but didn't see anything that took my fancy. I thought this grey was pretty classic and a nice length. It goes well with my new dark hair too! So then I got a top that is not for work, yay! I didn't get chance to try it on so I just took a chance and I'm glad I did as it fits really nice. It's quite long so can be worn with leggings or maybe thick tights and is just baggy enough that it still can look smart. The little stud detailing on the shoulders is also very on trend and makes it a much more dressy top than if it were plain. The studs are a bit funny though as they're not very secure so they keep turning around!!
The last thing I bought, which I'm not 100% sure on to be honest, was this high-waisted, long tube style skirt. I was on the look out for one but all of the ones I picked up before this one were way too long for me. I wear flat shoes to work too so it would have looked terrible. I tried this one on with the black, studded/lace/chiffon top and I thought it looked okay but I could see all the lumps and bumps from the top. I just thought this was because I was rushing them on and it would be fine once I got home and got dressed properly. I went to put this on yesterday and it didn't go well. You could see the outline of my tights and my top and no matter what I did it just wouldn't work. I'm really disappointed as I really wanted a skirt like this. I will try it again with a few other tops but I hope I don't have to take it back!

Other than this little shopping trip I've not been up to much. It was Dave's birthday Wednesday so I had the day off work and we went to the cinema and out on the evening with his family. We're going snowboarding on Sunday which is also part of his birthday present so that'll be fun, and I think we are viewing a house tomorrow! Woo. Hope you all had a good week and a lovely weekend.

18 comments:

  1. Aw wow I love that primary coat such a good piece as well! Be sure to check out my blog fashion4teens.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks - it's really nice for the price! x

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  2. Looks like you did good in the sales, Love that first dress. I wasn't as lucky in the sales I found them to be better online :(

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    xx

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    1. Ah thank you, yeah only a few bits from the sale, I don't really rate them! x

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  3. Wow what a great selection you got! You have really good taste in clothing.

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  4. loove your primarni finds! Especially the skirts what a bargain! xxx

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    1. Thanks! I wish I had longer to look x

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  5. i like the stuff from primark:) and you have great pictures!!

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  6. lovely purchases! i particularly like the coat!! lovely blog and happy new year!

    Jessica
    www.jumpintopuddles.com

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    1. Thanks, yep the coat is a good one!! Happy new year to you too x

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  7. You got some lovely bargains in the sales, :)

    Now following you hunni, cant wait to meet you at the Birmingham Blogger Meet Up!

    Gem

    xx

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  8. really love the primark coat! <3

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  11. ah you got some lovely things especially the coat its gorgeous - looks so much more expensive and doesnt look like its from primark at all! xxx

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  12. loveeee what you brought missy :)

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