Today I decided to take myself into the town centre as Dan had given me a little money to treat myself, and I’ve also been paid (yay!). I headed straight to Primark to see what I could find. Primark is a funny one for me lately. I don’t enjoy shopping in there and refuse to spend a lot on the things I buy, but some of the clothes do catch my eye. I remember when Primark first opened in Preston back when I was in high school, and there was very little priced over £5.00. No when I look at the price tags I’m seeing basic dresses for £15.00, which yes, is still cheap, but for the quality that you get I really don’t think its worth it. I’d rather spend an extra fiver and get it elsewhere, knowing it will fit and last longer. However, I thought I’d give it a chance today and see what I could dig out.
Firstly, I got these camel kitten heel shoes for £5.00. I have these in Navy Blue ( I wore them a few posts ago for the Christening last weekend!) so I know they are decent enough, and the colour will take me through to spring/summer too.
I then spied this speckled playsuit in navy blue and took it to the fitting room to try out. It fits really nicely and looked nice a chunky knit cardigan that I took with me over the top. I think I’ll get some good wear out of this as I can wear it with tights and boots, socks and brogues or bare legs and sandals depending on the weather! This was again, £5.00, and also came in a coral colour which really wasn’t me but would look lovely on tanned skin.
I was about to go and pay when I spotted this bird print leotard tucked away under some awful jeans. I’ve been after something that I could wear with all the trousers and maxi skirts I own, and thought this would be ideal. Again, it will see me through most of the year and for another £5.00 I can’t complain. They also has this in a slightly different print, but I think this is the nicer of the two.
I also spotted a beautiful pleated (I am obsessed.) knee length navy skirt in the sale at £3.00, but sadly they didn’t have any left in my size. I was about to give up hope when I spotted the same one on another sale rail in black. I snapped it up fast for, yes, you guessed it, £5.00! So I think I did quite well in Primark as I managed to get some pretty nice, versatile things and nothing was over the £5.oo I used to remember spending 4 or 5 years ago! Result.
Whilst I was out, I also popped over to H&M where I got these two rings. Rings are another obsession of mine. I swear you could deck me out in pleats and rings and I’d be happy. H&M is great for jewellery at the minute, and these rings were great value at £3.99 each. I’ve seen similar in other high street stores starting at around £10.00, so I couldn’t pass these by.
Also in H&M I got a navy blue striped tshirt for £3.99, again to wear tucked in to my skirts and trousers, and a new bird print umbrella for £4.99.
Finally I stopped in Boots and took advantage of their 2 for £5 offer on Barry M nail paints. I got Pink Flamingo and Instant Nail Effects, along with a 17 Fast Finish nail polish in Catwalk Couture. I’ll be trying these out in the next couple of days and will let you know how I get on.
Oh, and our holiday has finally been booked! Dan and I will be jetting off to Rhodes in Greece at the end of August. Holiday shopping trips please!