Monday, 6 February 2012


a quick catch up and 
a primark haul


Last week I had a few extra pennies to play with on payday *Yipeee!* Although I had vowed to myself that I do not need any more clothing garments or makeup products or the usual purse burner…. handbags however, all of that went of the window when I had a pretty little outfit pictured in my head, and as a lot of girlies know - once you have an outfit in your head, you have to go out and buy it!
Although, last week I had a perfectly good reason to buy a new outfit so I think I only deserve half a slap on the back of the hand.

I was meeting somebody I have wanted to meet up with for absolutley ages.
 - Rachael is honestly the funniest, nicest person ever and although we had never met in person before, it felt like she was a lifelong friend through chatting on Facebook
and Twitter Rachael is a freelance beauty, fashion and lifetyle journalist so OBVIOUSLY she is the perfect person to help me figuire things out, she also studied her journalism degree at Leeds Trinity so again a great person for me to talk to in regards to the 
"do I stay at home or do I live in halls?" 
"should I stay in Leeds or go further away?" dilemmas!

We had a lovely night in Leeds having a good old gossip and a hefty glass of white wine at Toast followed by a scrumptious dinner at Piccolino. I had such a fabulous night and I hope Rachael and I meet up again soon! 


Leopard print ladies [Rachael has a twitter page too if you would like to follow her @RachaelDivers]

- Soooo as you can see my pretty little outfit that I had in my head consisted of a leopard print shift dress I had seen in Primark.

…The first thing to fall into my Primarni basket.

[Leopard print shift dress with skinny patent black belt £10]

[The look I wore to meet Rachael in Leeds]

- I always find that shift dresses the most complimentary to my body shape. As I am not very top heavy and larger on the hips this style of dress singes me in at the waist to make me look as though I have a smaller waist and flows away from my large hips, making them look less prominant. I went for my usual red lip and bronze smokey eye combo. :-)

I knew that it was going to be a chilly night so I also picked up this little blazer.

[Soft fabric blazer £19]

- Rather than a below the waist, more tailored blazer I wanted one that appeared a little more cropped and smaller in size. I picked up the last of these blazers in a size 6. At first I thought there was no way it was going to fit me as I am usually a dress size 10. Alas, the fit of the blazer was really nice and gave me the cropped look that I wanted. I wore this over my shift dress and I think it looked lovely. I don't agree with the £19 price tag though, absolutley ridiculous for what it is. Hey ho, it is a staple piece that I know I will wear time and time again.


[Orange silk top with gold embellishment also comes in royal purple £5]

-I think that this top will look beautiful in the summer time with lovely sunkissed skin. I was tempted to buy the purple one also I may go back and purchase it if it is still in store on Saturday :). Both tops were reduced from £12 to £5

[Navy blue 'college apparel' zipper hoody £10]

- I really wanted an Abercrombie and Fitch hoody in this style but you know me, Miss budget queen I couldn't really justifying so much on a brand name. This little hoody is just as good for a fraction of the price and it has kept me nice and snug in this chilly weather.


[Red Gilet (yes ladies we all know it's a body warmer! ;) £10]

-Yes, I fell victim of the 'Jack Wills' gilet and hoody thing that everyone seems to be sporting. After putting it off for around two years I finally decided to try out the look - it is not really my personal style at all but due to the snow I decided to go 'rah' for a weekend. The gilet is really snug too and obviously a winner being bright red. ;) 

I finally picked up a pair of grey joggers for simple lounging around in I was quite impressed that I managed to get my fat bum into a pair of size 8's although I must admit there isn't much room to breath out haha!

I hope you are all well and enjoying having a little breather post exams, I know I am!
Lots of love
Holl
xo

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3 comments

  1. Love the dress, it really suits you Hol! Might go and pick it up if its in my local primark.
    chloe xx

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    1. awwwh definitly do it's really comfy and pretty x

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  2. love all your hauls! it's so much nicer to see things i can go out and buy :D that orange top is gorgeous, so tempted to hunt one down!X love the fringe btw!

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