29 August 2012

3 Hot Picks From Primark...

Hot picks from Primark...

- I will always be very willing to shout from the rooftops that 99.9% of my clothes, jackets, shoes and accessories are bought from good old Primark
 Primarni to most of us these days.
I absolutley love Primark.
I wince away from buying clothes from the likes of River Island and Topshop when I know for a fact that I can pick up something similar for a much more attractive price in Primark.

This week I have three hot pics.
Although I am always making a mad dash to Primark to pick up a new budget outfit I recently 
limited my habits to only choosing three items that I needed rather than wanted.

My favourites this week….

Faux leather Studded Jacket
(Between £10 and £20 pounds?)

- I have seen this faux leather jacket doing the rounds in the Youtube and Blogging community for some time now and in all honesty I was rather excited when I saw the jackets sat on their hangers in the doorway of my local Primark.
I have always gotten it wrong with faux leather jackets.
I always get them too small or too large.
I can't say I have ever owned one I actually liked.
I picked this jacket up in a size 10 and found that it was quite laggy around the chest area and only looked reasonable with the zip pulled upwards so that the two side pannels crossed.
I always tend to wear my jackets open to display whatever top or jumper it is I am wearing so I opted to try the size 8.
 I am in no way a size 8 in any other clothing garment so I was quite shocked to discover that the size 8 looked much more fitted on my body and generally looked much nicer.

The Bag,
'Structured shopper'
- Yes, that old chestnut!
I really, really,really need to STOP buying bags.
 I just get a kick from doing so.
For some girls it is shoes, for myself it is handbags.
There is something about sporting a new piece of arm candy that just makes me feel fizzy inside!
Anyway, it is the start of a new 'school' season so ofcourse I need a new bag!
This is quite possibly the largest bag ever.
Please welcome to my shoulder the Zara 'bucket bag' dupe.
Ofcourse it isn't exactly the same as the one we all lust for but it is rather lovely.
For starters it very spacious and comes complete with both long and short shoulder straps.
I am a little dissapointed in the lack of a zip and having merely a press stud hold the sides together, but disputes aside I like the sturdy structure of this bag and for the price you can't go wrong!
As my red Zara 'messenger' was my summer bag, this is my autumnal side kick!
I chose to purchase the tan version from that and the black shade as I felt it looked a little more Zara-esc and a little more happening than the standard black - again, very autumnal and also matches with my new tan winter boots!

Leopard print owl Pjarmas
Top: £3 Bottoms: £5

- As you are all probably really tired of me saying.
Anyway, I wanted to some new 'wintery' p-jays.
Now, you are well aware that I am a leopard print fiend so when I spotted this pair of jarmas
I figuired they were the ones.
I can't get over how cute the little owl is with the leopard print ear muffs.
I also love that you can mix and match the tops and bottoms as they are sold seperatley.
I have to be honest it was indeed the bottoms that attracted me mostly!
I reckon they will be nice and cosy for lolling around the flat in and warm for the wintery months ahead!

What have you picked up from Primark recently?
Oh, and as a little extra I picked up this amazing leopard print and rose gold wrapping paper for my boyfriends birthday presents hehe ;) 

He will definatley know they are from me!

Love, Holl

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  1. i was going to purchase that bag the other day for school, but i wasn't sure if you handles were very strong, what do you think? because i will be caring round alot of heavy books and i don't want the handle to break on me?



  2. i LOVE THE BAG and the Leather jacket! x


  3. Oh God, I have to go find that leather jacket! It's identical to the Zara one!


  4. you picked up some lovely items!
    & that bag looks really goood, very similar to soemthing you'd find in zara! :) xx

  5. Love the bag!!


  6. That jacket and bag are both so fab!!! I love the wrapping paper too, I recently bought some from primark that was a pink and black zebra pattern :P love it x x

  7. I love Primark too, I got really good quality dupes for the Topshop studded loafers in there last week for only a tenner! I saw that bag in there too but I'd just saved up to get the Zara shopper basket so didn't actually need to get it! great post, you're fast becoming one of my very favourite bloggers :) xxx


  8. I LOVE that bag!! other people always seem to find such nice stuff in primark but my local one is just a jumble sale :(!

  9. Primarks version of the Zara shopper aint too bad if you ask me!!

    Love the leather jacket too I recently bought one for €50 and then seen it in Primark, as you can imagine I stormed away from it and refused to acknowledge how much nicer it was to mine!!

    Love your blog btw so glad I've found it :)


  10. Hi Hollie I finally managed to get my hands on that bag after searching in three Primarks for it (all had the black one) and am thrilled I got the tan one!! I wanted it to go with tan boots I bought also from Primark (wedge lace up)and I thought it looks much more stylish than the black one. I love Primark and have seen many River Island dupes in there as well as other shops so its well worth looking in there regularly. Ooo yeh wanted to say love your tops from the charity shop, I just got a lovely River Island slouchy jumper from a car boot sale and it only cost me £1, sorry for rambling but just watched all your video's and loved them xx

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