I hope you are all well and enjoying the start of 2017! How many times have you written 2016?
I’m sure a lot of you will be in the same boat as I am where you are trying to be more sensible with money in January – for me it is a long gap between pay days after being paid early in December.
However, I love shopping and I will not let January stop me so I have made a couple of trips into Primark this month and I just wanted to share with you the bargains that I have managed to pick up!
As I said before I am plate sized (I’m trying to make this a real thing) where my clothing size sits somewhere between plus sized and straight sized (16-20UK).
The first thing I picked up was a pair of flat, loafer pumps with a pony hair panel and tassel detailing. The main reason I bought these was because I wanted some nice shoes that I could wear on nights out but that would not kill my feet. Both my office Christmas do and our New Year shenanigans both almost crippled me and I decided that I didn’t want to do it any more. These are part of Primark’s extra comfy shoe range and only cost £8. I figured that these would also be practical for work as well.
If there’s two things in this world I love it’s glitter and converse and these shoes have both these things. They are gold glitter with rainbow sparkle and in a hi top converse style. I don’t think you can go wrong with converse type shoes, I think you can dress them up or down and they are always comfortable. And if there is a 3rd thing I love in this world it’s a bargain and these glittery wonders were only £10.
The next thing I picked up is a mini tube skirt that has these really cute geometric hearts all over it. It is sort of a ribber material and the hearts cover the entire skirt. It’s super stretchy so I think it’s going to be really comfortable to wear. Again I think it is a piece that can easily be dressed up for work with smart shoes and a shirt or dressed down for the weekend with a cute T-Shirt and converse. This was originally £4 which is a complete steal but it was reduced when I found it to £2!
The next item in my mini haul is this lovely shirt dress with short sleeves. I’ve been after a shirt dress for a while but as I am quite short (I’m 5’4″) I’ve found it quite difficult to find one that doesn’t just look like I am wearing an oversized man’s shirt. I really love this one because it is a mini length (just above my knees with slight splits up the sides) and it also has short sleeves. It has these adorable hearts all over it which would make this perfect for a Valentine’s Day date and a waist tie to cinch you in at the middle. This was also only £10.
This amazing biker jacket was just inside the door and immediately I knew it was the perfect item for me. I have a bit of a soft spot for a biker jacket and my current black one I adore but it squeaks so badly – it’s a bit embarrassing on public transport! Even my husband said it was “just so you!” so I hunted it down in my size and I just had to get it. It’s a really soft faux leather with these beautiful embroidered cherry blossoms. This was £25 and the most expensive item I bought but still a really good price for a biker jacket!
I love shirts. When I was a teenager, I remember watching Buffy and she wore a shirt over a white vest and I think this was the moment my love for shirts began. I find them very flattering on my body shape and I really enjoy wearing them under pinafore dresses (which are another obsession of mine). As with most things I’ve mentioned here, this shirt can be easily dressed up or down. This shirt is a creamy colour with a really cute Swallow print all over it. The Swallows are black and white with some blue detailing on them. It’s a really soft shirt and it cost a whopping £7!
The final item I picked up is probably the biggest bargain of them all and possibly the coolest item I picked up. It is a khaki green Jurassic Park T shirt. I love Jurassic Park (and World) and I have a real soft spot for film related T shirts. I saw this T shirt on a sale rail and didn’t think they would have it in my size but I managed to find a size 18 and it was only £1 down from £8!
I hope you all enjoyed this blog and has inspired you to find your own Primark bargains!
Big Thanks to My Dearest Husband for helping me take some of the photos for this blog and fighting with some troublesome fairy lights!
Stay Safe and Wonderful