Monday, 14 July 2014
On Saturday, after a meeting about camp in the morning which I'd hoped would be a little more useful, I popped into Primark for the first time in months. I didn't have many expectations from the trip, if I'm honest, and was mainly looking for clothes for the 5yr old we were accompanying.
I think that making a lot more of my own clothes recently has done something to make me that bit more picky about quality of fabrics and the general build quality of cheap clothing. I will be less likely to buy something if it's not lined, or made from a cheap quality fabric, as I'd be more inclined to think that I could make something similar myself.
That said, I did pick up a few things. These two dresses were on the sale rails at £5 each. They're made from a similar thick barkcloth fabric as my mushroom, bird and bus print dresses from Cath Kidston, and the shape of them is really cute. At £5 each I can't think that many people would refuse.
I do love a good playsuit, and this pink one caught my eye partly due to it's attached necklace detail, but also because the fabric is more of a thick satin than the regular cotton you tend to see. I think it would therefore be great to dress up for nights out - although whether I'd be brave enough for a playsuit / heels combination, I'm not sure.
I've been fairly ruthless with things like old socks, underwear and PJs lately and having taken a bag to the clothes recycling bank last week I figured I could certainly do to build my sock collection back up a little bit. I was wondering about wearing these lace ones with sandals, as that always seems to be one of those things which looks so good on other people..
As for the jumper: a good basic in a lovely bright colour and a lovely soft wool. And I couldn't resist the boat print vest, which will no doubt be teamed with shorts for camping / allotment times.
Have you been to Primark lately? Found any bargains?