Primark Pastels

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Bag: ASOS, Tshirt: Topshop, Jeans: Primark, Blazer: Primark.

Before I get going I must apologise for my big, fat smiling face! This is the first post I’ve created using a photo timer app to take my photos. As you can see, I was pretty chuffed with it! Anyway, at the age of 13 I vowed never to buy Primark jeans ever again, but here I am sporting their SS12 line of pastel coloured jeans! I’ve been on a buying ban the last few weeks but unexpectedly caved when I went to Primark. I always pop in there thinking I’d leave empty handed but then end up picking up a few pieces up!

Both the blazer and jeans are Primark pieces, and I love them! The blazer has been in every magazine and in almost every fashion bloggers spring/summer posts that I’ve read. It’s fantastic for £19! I think it comes in a variety of shades but I could only find the yellow in my size.

Once I’d picked this up I had to find something to team it with, with River Island in mind I headed to the till to pay up and that’s when I spotted these jeans. I remember being 13-14 and shopping on a paper round budget, my one stop shop was Primark; I swore buy it and loved it. But as I got older and my wages grew I branched out into other shops, realising that I could stop wearing poorly fitting, sagging and usually not on trend jeans from Primark. Today I eat my words, I don’t know what Primark is usually like for jeans but I can vouch for these pastel ones and say that, surprisingly that after a day of wearing them they are still tight, hugging all the right places and most importantly, bang on trend! I love that they come with a cute pink belt,too. I’ll definitely be teaming that with my white summer dresses for a splash of pastel colour.

I’ll definitely be heading to Primark for more than just summer tee’s, tights and dresses now that I’ve rediscovered their jeans.

Have you bought Primark jeans before? What do you think?

Style me

As posted here, I went on a shopping trip the other day where I picked up lots of garments and trinkets from second hand shops in my home town. It was good fun, Ive got a lot to show from it and my bank balance is still in shape! However, I bought one item that Im struggling to wear at the minute. I previously said I bought it for summer/spring, but with the weather being quite nice I want to get it out of my wardrobe now!

So, Im taking inspiration from @StyleOnTheCouch fantastic post: http://bit.ly/ukeAGy  where she asked for ideas on how to style her red jeans, it hasnt gone unnoticed how many followers, commenters and blog fans she has, and rightly so! its quickly becoming one of my favourite blogs to read, too. Because of the blogs large fan base, the post recieved a lot of ideas and styling tips from her readers. The advice she went for left her looking casual and chic http://bit.ly/zbdlZR

My blog is still a baby so Im not expecting a lot, but if you have any ideas on how to style this 90’s pastel pink jacket – hit me with them! Much like StyleOnTheCoach; Im interested in accessories, hair styling, anything and everything that will get this £3 baby out of my wardrobe NOW! So let your inner stylist (we all have one!) go wild! Like I said to my friend the other day, Im willing to stand out like a sore thumb and make several fashion faux pas than blend in with the walls and go unnoticed!

 

Happy Saturday x

charity shop haul

I popped home for two nights last week, just because I hadnt had the chance to see some family and friends over my birthday, so had to make up for lack of celebrations and it was fantastic! my friends threw me a birthday party with cake, paper chains and pass the parcel! while my Mum gave me money(yey!) and little keep sake presents that I’ll treasure forever!

While Im at home I have to go charity shopping as they are SO much better than Sheffield, in my opinion anyway! (I dont tend to venture out of the city centre, so that may have something to do with it!) I was eagerly tweeting my finds and couldnt wait to blog about them, but at the same time I wanted to show my birthday bits, too. So Ive kind of merged the two and created this post, however it doesnt include many of my birthday gifts because Im too lazy to take anymore photos! plus, Im rubbish at taking photos of objects. I can never capture how pretty or delicate things are.

Im super happy with these buys, not sure Ive put together the best outfits here, but Im working with a limited wardrobe as I seem to have stuff all over the place at the moment.

Cream bobble jumper was £2.50!/ Teal pendant and ring were birthday gifts/Oversized camel coat with anchor detailed buttons was £1!/ Owl necklace was a birthday gift/ Light Lime oversized jumper £3/ Pink button up bomber style jacket £3

The cream and lime jumper are items I bought specifically for spring! I especially love the lime, stores like H&M have neons, pastels, limes and yellows everywhere so Im hoping to team this second hand buy with something highstreet.

As for the ‘del boy’ coat, I have no plans for this, I imagine Ill be throwing it on over anything until the weather warms. I love how casual it is, it reminds me of Topshop AW10, which is fantastic to say this was a pound!

The pastel pink jacket is for summer / spring, also. Its not very ‘me’. But as Ive been saying for ages, I want to see myself in loads of ripped denim and tie dye this summer, so fingers crossed this will slot in perfectly.

 

Have a lovely weekend x