As promised, here’s a look at my Primark haul as well as a couple of other purchases from New Look and H&M.
I’m properly thinking ahead now to my honeymoon and what I’ll be needing on the trip. After all, by the time it comes around in September, all the summery stuff would have disappeared from the high street.
While I was taking these photos in my office, Luna acted as my “assistant” so please excuse her need to sniff everything in a few of the shots! How can I say no to this face? Such a curious one!
So beginning with my stripes addiction head on, I had to laugh at myself when I picked up not one, not two but five stopped tops. I think I might have a problem! I definitely won’t be wearing all of these on the honeymoon but I was also thinking about my capsule wardrobe for when I get to my target weight. These will go with quite a few things already in my wardrobe and also with the pinafore I bought below.
Looks like I found my new uniform! Plus they were only £3 each so it was an easy decision. They’re all short sleeve apart from the red one which is long sleeves so that one is more for autumn/winter.
Now moving on to something a little less stripy, I immediately fell in love with this lightweight watermelon print shirt. The fabric is really soft and they also had it in an anchor print which I would have bought if they had had it in my size (boo!). This would be perfect for San Francisco which I have heard can get a bit on the chilly side.
Yes I do realise I picked up yet another stripy top (the checkout girl must have thought I was mad!) but isn’t it pretty? It was refreshing to see a top like this that wasn’t elasticated at the bottom. Thank you Primark! And I love the detail on the sleeves – I like that I can choose to either wear as is or push them down my shoulders to wear in a bardot style.
I finally settled on a day bag for the honeymoon. After going on and on about getting a small rucksack, I completely changed my mind and went for a small cross body style instead. Mainly for the reason that I feel I’ll be less likely to be pick pocketed this way. Such a worrier! Better safe than sorry though.
I love compartments so this does the job nicely! And it’s big enough to fit my purse but not big enough to be feeling like I’m lugging the world around with me. We will be doing a lot of walking after all.
So next on the agenda that I was missing out of my current summer wardrobe was footwear. I prefer sandals as I can walk miles and miles in them. This black pair below I actually got after I bought some tan ones in New Look further down but I had to get these as they were practically the same but for almost half the cost. So now I have a pair of black sandals and also a pair of tan. Covering all bases!
As I mentioned above, I got these tan sandals first. They fit in perfectly with the rest of my summer wardrobe and go with practically everything. Plus, they seem super comfy so far.
I have sunglasses again! These were as close as I could find to my old pair that broke last summer and it’s great to have them back.
You may or may not remember this dungaree dress* from a certain top picks post I did a while back. I just haven’t been able to get it out of my head since then. It’s the perfect piece for my capsule wardrobe. It’s plain so it can be paired with anything and I could wear it all year round. Short sleeve tops and leggings in the summer, tights and long sleeve shirts in the winter. Cost per wear would be amazing!
At the time of putting it on my wish list, I didn’t realise it was part of H&M’s Conscious range. It’s great to know that a piece I plan on wearing a lot is environmentally friendly.
Just a word of warning though, sizing in this dress runs small! After dithering for awhile on whether to get a 10 (my final dress size when I finish) or a 12 (what I am now), I’m so glad I went with a 12. When it arrived in the post, I tried it on and was surprised to find that I could only just get it on! It fits but I wouldn’t dare eat in it. No food babies allowed here. So it’s a relief to know that by the time I lose another stone it will fit better.
So that’s my haul. All sorted now I think!
Have you bought anything nice recently?