|Excuse the grubby Ikea toilet shot, I didn't have a full
length mirror in bedroom until we left the store :)
The other day my mum came to town with a chum and he drove us to Ikea in Bristol. I absolutely love going to Ikea. Whilst their products aren't always of the best quality you can find some nice bits and pieces for the home, and it's fun to pretend that the amazingly well designed kitchens are part of my own home...a girl can dream, eh!
It was incredibly hot on this day, the car measured 25-27 degrees as we drove through the Somerset country lanes! I'll say not that I'm not good at dressing for summer, I mean I love pretty dresses and skirts but I always find that they're too short on me (or they're not really too short but I think they are). So I decided to try my hand at a summer outfit and wore a floaty black and white spot skirt from Topshop, with a simple plain white Primark cami top tucked in. I threw on my new turquoise/green cardigan from Gap to add a splash of summer colour and finished with some pretty white lace floral pumps from Primark, a necklace from Miss Selfridge, and my beloved Michael Kors Jet Set Tote. My hair's in a bun donut again, with a pretty floral bun hairband from Claire's Accessories.
I picked up some fab things in Ikea, more tea towels, a dish drainer, lots of candles etc and then the Sat Nav took us through Shepton Mallet...and we stopped at the Mulberry outlet shop...and then this happened:
My Mum very kindly gave me some pennies for doing well in my degree and I put them towards this gorgeous Mulberry Long Locked purse. As the shop in Shepton Mallet is a factory outlet the products are significantly reduced, and as far as I could see, in perfect condition. For example, there was a jewelled denim dress, RRP £600+, selling for £195! My particular purse is currently available on the Mulberry website, priced at £295 and we got it for £157!
I love it when spontaneous things happen...I'd recommend visiting the store in Shepton Mallet if you're a Mulberry fan, the factory's near there and it's a lovely little village.
Have you ever gone out for one particular necessary item and come home with a big purchase?