Payday to me means one thing. Shopping.
I didn’t have a lot of money spare for a big spree, so I opted for Primark in the hope I would find some hidden treasures. Primark is one of those things that is hit or miss for me. I can go in week after week and not see anything that takes my fancy, or I can go in and fill a basket with goodies. It annoys me how they seem to have gone very ‘high street’ copying all the trends very badly. Primark used to be a place where I could pick up things nowhere else had, but now the clothes are on anybody and everybody.
Today I had mixed feelings. I went in after a dress I’ve seen a few people wear. A gorgeous maroon jersey long sleeved skater dress. Could I find it? No, I could not. I did however spy it in taupe and navy, and I toyed with the idea of buying these, but decided against them as they weren’t the ones I wanted.
I did purchase a few things, and was pleasantly surprised at how lovely they were.
First of all I picked this chiffon smock style dress for £10. (Another annoyance – the prices are now near enough the same as any other shop…) This is lovely on, and a gorgeous mix of prints. It is very sheer, so ideally would be worn over a cami and tights or leggings for an Autumnal look teamed with lace up boots and a big cardigan. I’ll be holding onto this for a while, as it would be a great bikini cover up for holidays next summer! The only thing I don’t like about it, is it has a tie fastening at the back to cinch the waist in. I don’t think this kind of dress looks right cinched in. I see it as an Alexa Chung – esque smock, all baggy and slouchy. I’ll snip the ties off it and wear it loose i think!
Next up is this lovely horse print playsuit. As soon as I saw this on the rail I knew it would be lovely on, and I was right. The print is beautiful, with pinky taupe horses on a black background, with quirky chess piece buttons. I plan to wear this with some black opaque tights (also picked some of those up, 3 pairs for £2.50) and brogues. This was £13, so again quite steep for Primark, but this is another item that will see me through all of the seasons.
Finally I got this cute little swallow print jersey dress. I saw it all on its own and fell for it. It was supposed to be £9 (come on Primark, two years ago this would have been a mere few pounds!), however the thread was all unravelled around the neckline. Since it was the last one, the lady at the till gave it to me for a more reasonable £5. The stitching is easily mendable, so I can’t really grumble I guess. I plan on teaming this again with some opaque tights and boots and maybe a denim jacket or blazer with a chunky knit scarf.
What have you been buying lately?
PS. Some more photos of my work will be up tomorrow. If you like Alice In Wonderland, keep your eyes peeled!