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Thursday, 28 July 2011

it goes to show you never can tell..

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dress : primark


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shoes : birthday present




do you ever have one of those "shopping fate" occurences? where you see something on a rail where it clearly doesn't belong, you can't see any others, and it's in your size..? this was one of those times for me..

i spotted the print and shape of this dress on a rail of otherwise boring hooded tops in primark in birmingham..after going over to check the tag, i grabbed it and then had a look around to see if there were any others (i like to be able to check things like size tags, whether zips function ok etc before i buy anything in primark)..i couldn't see any more, but it looked in good condition, the zip worked fine and the belt was still attached..

it was one of the more pricey dresses i have seen in primark for a while - the tag said £25, which i wouldn't usually expect from there, although prices have been steadily creeping up over recent months so you can't always tell..but looking at the finsih of it, it's lined, with a layer of dress netting underneath in bright orange to match the piping detail around the bodice and sleeve edgings..i was rather smitten with it, and when i showed it to the other blogger girls they all seemed suitably impressed..

i had a bit of an internal consideration on the price, and figured that i would pay that much in new look without thinking (whose quality i must point out have been shocking over the past season or so), and other places much more, and the length of this particular dress is actually decent, unlike what i've been finding with a lot of others recently also (i've no idea how tall people have coped, i'm only 5ft 6, and i have found a lot of this season's dresses uncomfortably short!)..

so after weighing up the pros and cons, i queued up for what seemed like hours, and when i got to the till was told it was actually only £10 - yay!! i wore it with my gold sequin birthday shoes as i thought they would kind of pick out the colours in the floral print..

16 comments:

  1. It's a gorgeous dress & because it was there on its own it was destined to go home with you! I agree on the general shortness of items this season, I'm 5'9 and it's been a complete pain finding things that aren't an indecent length!

    xoxo

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  2. I LOVE it when items ring up cheaper! It has happened to me in the Gap sale a couple of times, and in Primark :D

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  3. That dress is absolutely gorgeous! I NEVER find anything in Primark, so I am very jealous!

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  4. Oh I love it when things are cheaper at the til!!! It looks fab with the shoes, I saw today they had huge 50% banners in Manc Primark window, I shudder to think of the chaos they were hiding!!

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  5. Amazing luck! It looks fabuloso!!!

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  6. Lovely dress, it was meant to be!! :)

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  7. You definitely got a bargain! Looks fab :) x

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  8. Yes, I love that moment! And it's such a lovely dress, you really got lucky

    http://ninety2wo.blogspot.com

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  9. Ah it looks better on than on the hanger! Gah the cheaperatthetill thing never happens to me, usually its "errr this was put in the sale by accident..."

    xx

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  10. Clearly shopping fate! If there had been more than one then I might well have put in a request - such a pretty frock and a gorgeous shape.

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  11. definately fate! Its such a pretty dress and for a good quality one £10 was a snip

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  12. Isn't that just the best thing ever when an item is cheaper than you originally thought?
    Looks fabulous too!
    Hope the Drs appointment is successful...figers Xd!
    Z xx

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  13. That dress was meant to be yours Char! Love the print and the piping detail :)

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  14. such a pretty dress !!! Looks gorgeous !!! xoxo

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