|dress : primark|
|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..