Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Primark Haul

Hi Everyone!

Ever since I stopped filming videos of hauls I seem to completely forget to show you all what I've been buying recently. Hauls are one of my favourite kinds of posts on other people's blogs so I need to start remembering to photograph my purchases to share with you rather than putting them straight away.

Like most people, I have quite a love hate relationship with Primark. Sometimes I'll go in and see nothing and walk out disappointed and others I'll want to buy everything in sight. I have been in twice recently (once in Glasgow and once in Blackpool) and picked up quite a few bits and bobs. I'm actually bought quite practical things and manged to resist picking up even more summer dresses because I won't get any use out of them until at least next year.



I have been looking for a statement necklace for absolutely ages and finally found this one which is exactly what I was looking for: weighty, not the cheap looking yellow-gold colour and really compliments a variety of tops. And the best part? It was only £4! I've already worn this twice and really like it for making an outfit smarter. I wouldn't recommend wearing it if you're going to be moving around a lot though as it does clink a bit. 

I also got this royal blue blouse for £8. This is available in a lot of different colours but I liked this one in particular as it goes so well with the necklace. I also like that the sleeves are sewn up and that it isn't sheer like many other Primark blouses. 

Next, I picked up these burgundy suede pumps/loafers/ flats for £6 as I wear a lot of burgundy in the autumn/ winter and they'd go well with the royal blue top. They also have some sort of cushioned sole which I thought was good. I've worn them twice and they have been digging into my heels a bit and the back is creasing and probably won't last long. Ga why do I never learn my lesson about buying Primark shoes? I think I must walk funny as I ruin 99% of the pairs I buy within a few weeks.

I also bought some essentials: white shoe liners (7 for £2), white invisible socks (2 for £1.50) and a pair of navy socks with black frills for £1.50. I like the shoe liners for around the house and with converse so thought I'd just chuck out my old ones and replace them since they're so reasonably priced. I wear my grey Primark invisible socks most of the time (they're so much better than the H&M ones- and a lot cheaper) so I thought I'd get another set in white. These seem to be a bit smaller than the grey though and keep slipping off my feet. Maybe they'll stretch out though after a few washes. I really love little frilly socks especially in winter with booties and I already have these in black so I thought I'd pick up another pair. They're a great alternative to the Topshop ones (which I have in grey) for a smaller price. I also got some underwear which I thought was a bit weird to include so I just included these navy trimmed pants. I thought that was acceptable as I actually saw them on another girls blog and was inspired to get them. 

Then, on my next trip (in Blackpool last weekend), I got this polka dot shirt which I love! I originally wanted the pale blue one but everywhere I went they only had size 14 and up which was so annoying. I ended up picking up this though and its actually very similar to one from Topshop which I featured in a wishlist (here) a few months back. It was £10 which is now standard for a Primark blouse (I personally think its too much but admittedly I am a bit tight.) Again, I love the sewn up sleeves and how its very 90s. I think this will be lovely all year round tucked into jeans or shorts or even skirts. 

Finally, I got these brogues in the sale for £6. "Whatt?!" I may hear you ask, as I have just said myself that I do not get along with Primark shoes. However, these are the exception. I bought a pair this time last year (here) and have worn them consistently all year and they have not fallen apart or given me any injury. YAY! So I thought I'd get another pair so I'm sorted for another year. 

Geez I don't think I've went on like that in a post for a longgg time! Well done (and thank you) if you read all of that! 

Which of these is your favourite? What have you bought in Primark recently?

16 comments:

  1. I love the suede shoes but they don't sound too great. I'm between sizes in Primark shoes so I can't buy shoes there anyway. I love the polka dot shirt :)
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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    1. I know they look so great but the quality isn't up to scratch :( Ah that's a bummer Thank you- I still haven't actually worn it but I can't wait to xx

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  2. Love what you got! I just did a Primark haul too, it's so great at the moment isn't it? xx

    Essie | The Li'l Sparrow

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  3. I actuallyget on really well with primark shoes, all my current pumps and booties are from there, some even from last year! Great haul!! xo

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    1. Really?! You are so lucky!! Thank you xx

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  4. i have a love/hate relationship with primark as well, i do love the spotted blouse though xxxxxx
    mollyox.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! I love it at the mo- no doubt I'll go off it soon though xx

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  5. I love the burgundy pumps and the polkadot shirt, shame I'm on a spending ban! Grr!

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    1. Thanks! Oh man- I really should be on one of those xx

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  6. I love the shirt! in need of a Primark trip myself.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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