02/01/2013

Primark & Topshop Mini Haul

It has been requested on my giveaway blog post for me to include more hauls on my blog. I am a big fan of haul posts and videos, and today I went shopping (mainly to get my hair cut, but I popped into the shops too!) so I thought I'd show you what I bought.

One shop I always end up in is Primark. I went through a stage of hating everything that Primark had to offer, but I believe it's getting better if you manage to slalom your way gracefully through the piles of clothing on the floor and the odd child hiding in a clothes rail. I picked up a long black cardigan first for £10 (top left in picture). Cardigans are a staple in any wardrobe and I have at least 2 black ones on the go at any time. I then meandered to the skirt section and found this soft grey floaty skirt with an attached black belt for £8. It looks great as a high wasted skirt and top combination, and I particularly like it paired with my new white top with a gold button-like pattern detail (£6). The final piece of clothing I picked up in Primark is this gorgeous blouse/shirt with swallow collar tips stitched to the collar in blue thread (£10). I also fought my way to the jewellery stands and picked up two necklaces, one is a chunky cross, key and other little charms on a thick gold chain (£2, reduced from £4) and a dainty bundle of charms on a long gold chain for £2.

The final two items in my mini haul are from Topshop. As a girl who never wears trousers (the only trousers I own are for work!), I forever live in my leggings and tights, I couldn't pass up these beautiful greige pattered leggings for £25. They're quite thick and feel more like trousers, but are extremely comfortable and allow me to move about freely (I hate feeling restricted in trousers!). The black top has really pretty opaque lace cross in the middle of it, as well as lace panels on the shoulders (I don't think my camera picked it up that well...). It's incredibly soft, fits like a dream, and was a nice price at £10 down from £22 in the sale.

I also purchased what I believe I will be wearing to my graduation in June, but I'm not going to show that yet, I want to wait until the day!

Have you bought anything lately?

42 comments:

  1. that swallow shirt is adorable xx

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  2. I love the skirt and the patterned trousers :) x

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    1. The patterned leggings were a hit with my family too :)
      xx

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  3. Oh it looks like you've had a good shop! I always struggle in the sale because I can never be bothered to look (lazy I know!) I love the white top with the black collar!xx

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    1. I struggle in sales too, that's why I want until they've been on for a while so hopefully not many people will still want to wrestle with me for the last remaining sizes in Topshop, haha!
      xx

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  4. I' don't like trousers either! They're so iuncomfortable too :) Love the clothes you have great taste!

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    1. Horrible aren't they! Hehe, thanks :)
      xx

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  5. Love those leggings! Love the Swallow collar blouse too.

    Lizzums x
    http://benebelle.com

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  6. Ah, that swallow shirt is divine. Bit gutted I walked past Primark today...I'm spending Christmas vouchers and unfortunately Primark didn't feature!

    Pixie
    http://pixiedustandfairytales.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, it's so cheap anyway that there's never any harm in looking!
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  7. that white top with the birds is gorgeous! *_*

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    1. Thank-you! I wore it out and a girl thought it was from Topshop - win!
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  8. I love this purely for the fact that you 'slalom' and 'meander' through the aisles of Primark! haha! Definitely true that if you have a good hunt through there's some treasures hidden away - that shirts with the swallows on the collar is so lovely :) xx

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    1. Haha, it's like a maze, there's no mapping out where you want to go 'cause you have to fend off every other lass in there hunting for a bargain!
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    1. Awesome, I like Juicy Couture too :)
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  10. i cant belive everything in the first photo is from primark ! i thought it would all be topshop x

    Busyxbees.blogspot.com

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    1. It's amazing what you can find in that shop isn't it!
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  11. I love that swallow shirt, I must try and find that when I pop into town next!

    http://pretty-in-pink-blog.com

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    1. Do! It's a lovely comfortable fit too :)
      xx

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  12. Love everything you brought from primark I'm going on friday will have to look out for them tops! thanks for the link on twitter love your blog.

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    Sophie
    xx

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    1. Ooo, I hope you found everything you wanted :)
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  13. I find leggings really comfy to wear most of the time, and if I'm not in those, I wear the super soft skinny pants from Primark :)

    www.mintyessence.com

    xx

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    1. i haven't found the soft skinny pants in there, I'll have a look next time I'm in. Sounds like something I'd love to wear :)
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  14. Totally love that white and black shirt, the black collar is lovely!!

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    1. I'm falling more in love with collared shirts lately :)
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  15. Oh my god im in love with that shirt i need that in my life! Gorgeous pieces! x

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    1. Hehe, hope you find it! Thank-you
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    1. It's definitely a hit with everyone!
      xx

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  17. As soon as I saw the picture I was hoping the gorgeous collared blouse was a primark find rather than topshop, so pleased it is! Such a bargain! Definitely going to have a look for this at the weekend xx

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    1. I love it when things look like they should be expensive but are actually bargains :)
      Hope you found what you were looking for!
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  18. I recently got the same black top as you in the Topshop sales, looks gorgeous! I adore the blouse you got from Primark with the birds on the collar! Xx

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    1. I love the Topshop shirt so much!
      Thanks <3
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  19. Oh wow, that blouse with the Swallow collar is absolutely incredible! I never find nice things in my local store :(

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    1. It's still in store, have a peek it might be there hidden away!
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  20. I absolutely love the swallow shirt :)

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