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Tuesday, 2 March 2010

sorry i'm not home right now i'm walking into spiderwebs, so leave a message and i'll call you back..

for the first time in a very long while (if ever) i went shopping with an actual list, written out with all things i have decided over the past month that i actually needed..i never do this (despite the fact that everytime i go shopping with my mum she asks what i plan to wear each thing with - my standard response is "everything"..) the main thing my list consisted of was basics..tops really, in plain colours in order that i could layer/match them with all the patterned pieces in my wardrobe..i also needed a plain grey, and a plain black cardi..more grey and black tights as there seems to be some kind of washing machine vortex in my house, and black leggings..

here's what i ended up with following an afternoon's shopping in Liverpool on Saturday..

the first photo: floral print skirt with gold waistband (primark) leopard print ear-muffs (urban outfitters sale), striped / floral print sundress (new look), black leggings and blue bag (primark)..

photo 2: long mint green plain tshirt, oversized lace vest, which i'm not entirely sure how to wear, and pastel blue heels (all primark), and pastel floral orint dress (topshop) which i have had on my mental wish list for a long time..

photo 3: floral shopper bag and lilac sandals - bargain at £3 for the shoes! (both primark), and a couple of long vests which i figured would be good for layering (h&m)..somehow i managed to forget
the tights section in primark - grrrr! so these are the only pairs i ended up with from the day..but i managed to remember grey, as well as a grey lace pair and a plain black pair, which ought to keep me going for a while at least..

photo 4: the cardigans! the black one is just a plaion long one, as i had put on the list (h&m), and the rest are primark..i'm not totally convinced about the nude coloured one, but i think that over a floral dress perhaps it will look good..
my initial girlish excitement as i entered trusty old primark, was heightened if anything when i came to the dresses section..so many floral prints, that i had to get some of them in both colours..the bag in the 5th pic was a sale purchase from dotty p's, and the grey tshirt is a plain one, but with lace detail on the shoulders (h&m)..

pic 6: the green /grey shift dress has been on my wish list for a while too as i think it would be a nice shape to be able to team with grey tights and some green or black heels - with the clutch bag above maybe as a work outfit, so i jumped for joy when i discovered it was being placed in the sale at half price as of sat (dotty p's)..the grey floral dress was a wish-list item too (new look) which i think may work okay with the nude cardigan and on the right is another vintage-look floral number from primark..


pic 7: the current fairytale trend is captured in the only jumper i purchased on saturday (new look)- i am not usually a fan of jumpers, and this one is cropped as well (eek)..i think a hard and fast rule of my wardrobe is that if something is wider than it is long, it shouldn't be worn, so i'm going to have a play around with this jumper and see if i actually like it on..more florals, this time in vest form for layering, or sunnier weather (primark), and plain blue, black, grey and striped tshirts (h&m)..the floral skirt (primark) i like due to it's vintage style button detail on the front, but i'll have to try it as i think it's supposed to be high-waisted and i'm not sure i do that very well..

the less said about picture 8 the better..thinking the jersey dress would be nice for work, i picked it up but having tried it on it's going back, perhaps with the middle floral one too, which is a shaped tshirt dress..i like the top half on, but not the clingy nature around my hips, so unless i can team it with a forgiving pinafore dress, it's going back too..the black floral one i like (all primark)..
finally, i saw these bags, and treated myself to the white one as a day to day handbag, and the turquoise one as i new gym bag (both primark)
and as if i needed to add to my jewellery collection lol..the floral bangle, enamel-look necklace floral gem ring and turquoise ring (which is almost an exact replica of one i almost bought in river island), all filled me with the joys of spring..the pirate ships were a rather cute quirky take on the nautical trend at the moment, and i love this pair of vintage-look kitten earrings..they remind me of the illustrations in ladybird storybooks i used to have when i was little lol..
finally, my outfit post today..the only thing i am wearing from shopping trip is the floral ring, which doesn't really go but never mind..forgive my hair, it just won't behave today..the leopard print dress is from h&m, teamed with a teal new look shrug and plain black tights and heels, and the floral print handbag is from topshop last year..
i sitll have lots of trying on to do, and wanted to make sure i was happy with the new clothes before i started wearing them, as in the past i have ended up with so many items in the wardrobe which still have the tags on and have never been worn..so that's why, in case anyone thought it was odd that i hadn't worn any of the new clothes yet..

24 comments:

  1. My goodness me... what a great lot of stuff you got... i think i love all of it. And you always look so brilliant and quirky .. I love how you dress.. well done and hope you enjoy wearing all those lovely things :)

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  2. Absolutely love that leopard dress! Its a great shape.

    Am also liking the stripey dress and floral skirt in the top picture and the dress on the left hand side in the fourth picture.

    You've got a haul of very lovely things there! Will look forward to seeing them on you in future blog posts.

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  3. I love everything ! I can honestly say there's not one item in your shopping that I don't like. The striped/floral dress from New Look in pic 1 is lovely, I look at it every time I go in that shop :0)
    Looking forward to seeing lots of the outfits on you over the coming days/weeks.
    Love the bags and accessories too.
    J xx

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  4. I love your leopard print dress too! Too many gorgeous new dresses to mention them all, but I'm coveting the stripey one in the first pic and I love your new everyday handbag (I am a handbag fiend...) Looking forward to seeing how you style all this. x

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  5. Oh my goodness what a lot of pretty pretty things! Im so jealous! I love that stripey dress in the first pic and the leopard print one really suits you.

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  6. Oh Char, I love it all so much! We seem to be Primark floral dress twins now though! Will have to diarise when I'm wearing them so I don't clash with you, tee hee.

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  7. Oh I have to go to Primark again now! Last week they hardly had any florals and now look grrr.
    Love all you finds, I look forward to seeing them on,
    Vicki xx

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  8. I'm truly lost for words! I don't think I've ever seen such a haul.
    My favourite thing has to be the turquoise clutch bag (I've got a at least 3 pairs of shoes it would match) and those TS Galleon earrings.
    Vix
    xxx

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  9. OMG what a haul. Love all the floral prints, yay for spring! Will look forward to seeing you in them. x

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  10. Amazing buys, really feel the need to visit Primark now!

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  11. Wow Char, I don't even know where to start with the epic awesomeness of this post x

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  12. That is the most amazing shopping haul i have ever seen!

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  13. Wowzers! What a haul! I don't think I've ever bought that much, and I thought I had an obsession! ;) Love all the florals and nudes. I tried those pastel blue heels on today but very sensibly stepped away - way too high for me!

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  14. this is an impressive lot!! you did welll, i'm very impressed!!

    i love primark, wish there were one in the states!

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  15. I'm so envious of all the pretty dresses you have! those would be perfect for spring :)

    xx

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  16. oh my. i love floralllllllssss tooo :):)

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  17. I have the blue floral dress in picture 5 and the grey floral dress in picture 6 :) LOVE all your purchases! LOTS OF THEM!!

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  18. Great purchases!

    Just stumbled by & I love your blog! :)
    - Audrey Allure <3
    http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow you went on a shopping spree! I love all your purchases and am now craving a shopping trip myself!

    xoxo
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  20. Sounds like you had a good shop! And mainly primark or sale items, so you probably got a lot for your money. You have bought some lovely things- eyeing up some of these pieces myself for when I next go to Primark x

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  21. wow you had a huge shopping sesh and bought some beautiful things...can I be nosy and ask how much you spent? ;) Primark in liverpool is fab isn't it, it's massive and I can spend a couple of hours in there easy and still not be done :D xx

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  22. wow. that is a lot of shopping. Lovely dresses!

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  23. Ooh hello! This is my first time to visit your blog and I love it!

    EEEK I love all your items! You've got some fantastic finds.

    Have a fab week girlie, I've got a little givaway on my blog atm, if you have a moment.

    Otherwise, I'll be back!

    xoxo

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