Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Primark shopping haul

I bought this lovely lot during one of my London weekends to spend time with Rob, meet up with old school friends and of course shop! I'd heard lovely things about Primark recently so I decided to head to the Oxford Street store early Saturday morning. Now, Oxford Street Primark on a Saturday is usually a place to avoid at all costs if you would like to keep your sanity, however I was just early enough to miss the real mayhem and surprisingly actually enjoyed the process (instead of feeling as if I'd slipped into hell... no kidding). Anyway, I'm soo happy with the items that I got and feel that they're all going to be well and truly loved as Autumn comes round.

So, first off I bought these two lovely pairs of loafers. I'd had my eye on some Office ones very similar to the brown pair for ages but they're so expensive for what they are that I had been seriously put off. Therefore, when I saw these ones I did a li'l dance of joy! Admittedly at £12 they are at the top end of the Primark shoe price range, however they look really good quality and I know that I'm going to be wearing these constantly through the Autumn. There was such a great selection of black flats that I had to spend some time deciding which ones to go for and I'm so happy with these little faux suede ones, especially as they were only £8! I also couldn't help these maroon frilly socks from falling into my basket. Anyone who knows me will know that I'm a bit of a frilly sock enthusiast - I wear them with everything. Oh I can't wait for Autumn to come so I can start getting frilly again!

Red Floral Patterned Shirt: £12
Black Ditsy Floral Shirt: £12
Slouchy Aztec Patterned Cardigan: £12
As soon as I saw this red shirt, I was drawn to it like a magnet! It's such a gorgeous colour and the pattern is so pretty. I know that Primark also does a dress made of the same material which has been flitting around the blogging world but sadly I couldn't find it. Anyhow, I was so happy with this shirt that I wore it the same day that I bought it. Always a good sign! As I have a serious weakness for shirts I also picked up this black floral print one. It did have a very tacky plastic chain attached to the collar, but once I'd whipped that off I had a big smile on my face. I like that Primark are paying more attention to the little details now, such as giving items nice buttons (these little white ones are really cute), as that makes their clothes look, well, less Primark-y I suppose! Finally we come to my favourite item of all; my slouchy Aztec cardie!  This cardigan was a total impulse buy as it's quite different from my usual knitwear, but I luuuurv it. I honestly have hardly taken it off. It's so comfy and just looks great with so many different outfits. Yay for impulse buys!

So there you are. I hope that you like my li'l Primark shop. If you follow my Instagram then you'll know that I've spent the last couple of weeks catching up with friends which has been so lovely, as well as working at the Eastbourne airshow for a bit of cash. I've now only got a couple of days until I start my work experience, eek! I'm not really sure what to expect but I'm buzzing with excitement!

Essie x

33 comments:

  1. This is a great hall!! Doesn't look like primark from the pictures :)

    gisforgingers.blogspot.com

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    1. I love that there are so many items in Primark that don't look like Primark at the moment :) Silly as that sounds! xx

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    1. Thanks! It's such a bold colour, I love it :) xx

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  3. I love that cardigan, and the shoes are so adorable !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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    1. Thanks Madeline. Been wearing them so much already xx

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  4. Ooh my I'm in love with that red patterned shirt ! I think I may have to copy and purchase next time I'm in primark :) Followed you x


    www.loochiee.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooh definitely go have a shop there soon! There are so many lovely things :) xx

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  5. I love a good primark haul! I'll have to keep an eye out for the red shirt, looks loooovely! (ps. i have never used anything from NARS either! Such a NARS n00b!) xxx

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    1. Oh I'm so glad I'm not the only one! I definitely need to get on it! xx

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  6. Such pretty shirts and I love the shoes! I'm normally put off primark by the chaos and queues, but these are really great finds! :D x

    janesjumbles.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I totally agree but if you go early it's fine because everything's nice and organised and the chaos hasn't begun yet. It makes it so much easier to find the things you like! xx

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  7. Aww I love that slouchy cardigan, it will be so perfect for autumn/winter!! And the floral shirt is lovely too! x

    Kathryn
    effievanity.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Kathryn :) I have been living in that cardigan, it's just so comfy xx

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  8. In love with your brown loafers!!!!

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    1. I was so excited when I found them. Such a bargain! xx

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  9. amazing haul :) I love the Aztec patterned Cardigan. Just followed your lovely blog on Bloglovin':) xo

    Ana www.anacelinelabod.blogspot.de

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    1. Thanks Ana! Your blog's lovely too :) xx

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  10. ahh you have such a cute blog!! thanks so much for commenting on mine so i could discover yours (: those floral shirts are both adorable - i'm on the hunt for some nice button ups at the moment but can't seem to come up on the perfect one... patience is a virtue, i suppose!

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    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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    1. Thank you Natalie! You should definitely check out Primark (especially if you don't want to spend too much) as they have loads at the moment, and lots of short sleeved ones too. I also like the fact that they're not see-through too as, whilst I love a sheer shirt, sometimes it's nice not to have to worry about having your bra on show :) xx

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  11. Oooh I love that shirt and cardigan!
    You can often find such bargains at Primark :)
    Now following on bloglovin. xxx

    www.allthingsbeautiful-x.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh thank you :) Primark can be so hit and miss sometimes but it's great at the moment! xx

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  12. Essie! Some lovely pieces for our between seasons period at the moment! Just added you to my blog lovin by the way, love the set up of your pics! Xxx
    fashionscholar.com
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    1. I think the in between season might actually be my favourite. I always find it a bit exciting :) Thanks so much for the follow, I love your blog! xx

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  13. Ahh! I'm so jealous - I picked up this black floral top a while back and ended up not buying it, it's so lovely & i really regret not buying it. And those brown loafers are lovely! Its amazing what you can find you head into a big Primark.

    http://right-up-my-street.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow,sooo beautiful items...I like your pretty blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  15. Soooo jealous! Those loafers are gorgeous! And that chunky cardigan! I definitely need to take a trip to Primark. Just found your blog and I love it! I followed :)

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  16. Love a good Primark shop! I did one recently, but a friend has just told me there are lots of lovely autumn jumpers that have just come in. I am already planning my second haul right now :)

    Melissa | MELISSA LOVES THIS

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  17. I love all the items you bought! The shirts are so nice and I love the Aztec patterned cardigan so much :)

    Charlotte xx

    charolivia.blogspot.com

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  18. Just having a nosey through your blog, I love this red shirt! I looked at that when I was last in Primark but they didn't have my size, gutted. I love the black & white on the red :)
    cosmeticchaosx.blogspot.co.uk xx

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