Primark, Topshop & New Look Haul

Sorry it’s been so long since my last post! But i’m back with a pretty big haul for you. I had a pretty nice payslip this month, thanks to the tax man finally giving me back the money he owed me so as I’ve gone a good few months without making any major purchases I thought I definitely deserved to treat myself. So all of this stuff is an accumilation over the last few weeks and I’m pretty chuft with everything, and even bagged a few bargains along the way 🙂 I’ve bought a collection of cosmetics, clothes and accessories over the last few weeks so I thought I’d do three separate posts…starting off with the clothes and a few bits I picked up in Primark.

So the first thing I got was this cute striped canvas shopping bag which is just a great size and a good investment seeing as we now have to pay for carrier bags in Wales. At only £1.50 it was a bargain and I just love the colour and I’m a sucker for stripes. And here’s all the goodies I filled it up with…

'City of Love' Motif T-Shirt - £3

Primark currently have loads of these cute motif t-shirts in store and this one just caught my eye. It’s lightweight and a really nice fit and I think it will look great with a pair of denim shorts in the summer.

Nautical Stripe Sundress - £5

They had a big range of these style dresses out last year as well, but this one is right up my street. I love navy and white stripes together as I think it’s just so smart and the fit of the dress is really flattering and girly. It’s not the best material but at only £5 you can’t really expect miracles. I absolutely love this and know I’ll wear it a lot over the coming months.

Turquoise sheer shirt - £10

I’d seen this style shirt a lot around You Tube and blogs recently but never in this colour and it’s not something I would usually pick out but the colour just grabbed me, and when I tried it on I was sold. It’s such a nice fit and I think would look great with black skinny jeans or even shorts. It’s very sheer so unless you’re very brave (which I am not!) you definitely need a cami underneath it, but luckily I bought the perfect match in Primark last year so I’m all set 🙂

This next top I got from Topshop, which is somewhere I never ever usually shop because I just can’t justify the prices but I recently spotted this is one of Amelia’s Haul’s on YouTube and it was just my sort of thing. Like I’ve already said I love navy and white stripes and I also thought the price was pretty good for something from Topshop…

Nautical Stripe Sweater - £20

The only thing I’m finding with this is the shape is a little bit strange. It fits me everywhere apart from around the tops of my shoulders where it seems really baggy, and this is even from the Petite range so I’m slightly confused as my shoulders are usually where things are usually tighter as I have quite broad shoulders for someone of my size. Other than that it’s really smart looking and the white is just so fresh looking for this season.

I also went on a bit of a splurge in New Look recently and if I do say so myself, managed to get a good few bargains. I really do advise anyone who is petite to definitely check out the Generation section in New Look because seriously the sizes are not just suited for kids… I’m 24 years old, and found myself being able to fit in Age 13 clothes… yes, some stuff is young looking but you can find some real gems too and for half the price of the adult section!

Aztec Heart Motif T-Shirt - £7.99

This was actually in the adult section (so I didn’t just buy kids stuff!lol) and as soon as I saw it I just knew I had to buy it. I’m really loving the aztec prints this season and the pop of neon colour is really cool against the black on this t-shirt. The quality is really nice too for the price.

Flower Print Side Tie Top - £12.99

This was from the Generation section and I think it’s really pretty and perfect for the spring. They had something very similar in the adult section for around £20 so it just shows you can shop around. It’s Age 13 but it’s very generous and given I have quite big boobs I was suprised that this fitted me, but it’s perfect.

Heart Print Jersey Skirt - £2

Admittedly I have no idea when I’m going to wear this, but I thought it was really cute and would look nice with just a plain vest top and some leggings. Probably if I go on holiday at all this year I’d wear this for the beach, but it’s really comfy and for £2 you can’t go wrong!

Green Cord Shorts - £6

These are soooo comfy and they were also a bargain, reduced from £13.99. They look a bit Robin Hood and his merry men from the picture but they look really nice on and are great quality. It’s still pretty chilly here (even though it’s Spring) so I’d definitely pair these with maybe some brown tights and I think they would also look cute with the floral top I’ve already shown you.

So that’s all my fashion bits… not bad really for a grand total of £68.50! Marvelous! 🙂

Thanks for reading! x



Northern Exposure OOTD – Thursday

Sorry for the lack of post yesterday, but hopefully today’s outfit post will make up for it. 🙂 I went out to town today just to run some errands and it take a few things back to Primark that I decided against keeping and as it’s still pretty cold I thought best to layer up.

My jumper is a recent purchase from New Look and I must admit isn’t something I would normally have picked up, but it caught my eye in the shop and when I tried it on in the fitting room I just fell in love with it. It’s really and easy to wear a vest top underneath for the current colder weather, but it’ll be great for spring too because it’s not too thick. You can find it online here.I’ve paired it with a pair of light wash ‘boyfriend’ cut denim shorts from H&M. I seem to be living in shorts with tights at the moment!

For jewellery I’ve just combined some random bracelets from my collection, the two at the front of my wrist I picked up on holiday in Majorca (love the jewellery out there!) and I think the other two were from H&M a long time ago. I just love a mis-match of bracelets for a casual look.

My ring is another recent purchase, and if I do say so myself, a bargain at £1.50 from Topshop. I rummaged about a bit for my size but so glad I managed to find one. I don’t usually wear gold or gold effect jewellery but this really stood out to me.

For shoes I’ve just gone for the Navy pair of slip-on’s I got from Primark last week, again another bargain at £3 and they are soooo comfortable!

And to finish off and to keep cosy, I popped on my Navy quilted jacket again from New Look which is such a flattering fit, and currently using to death my Tan satchel bag I bought from Next about 2 years ago.

Thanks for reading! x