Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Birthday Haul: H&M and Primark

As I've already mentioned I spent my birthday doing two of my favourite activities - eating and shopping. 

Simon was fantastic and literally spent hours walking around after me carrying all my hangers of clothes, waiting outside changing rooms and then carrying all of my shopping bags.  What a star!

I spent a lot of my time in H&M hunting out things from my wish list and looking for bargains in Primark.  I had a bit of birthday cash to spend as well as the Primark vouchers that my sister kindly gave me.
 
Firstly H&M  where I had a good amount of success hunting down my most wanted.

I found the lovely pink skirt although I'm not sure at the moment what I'm going to wear it with, I need to work that out.


I also found the light blue bag that's been more or less impossible to find.  It's not only sold out online but I've been into various branches of H&M round the country and have never seen it.  Luckily someone must have known it was my birthday because I stumbled across it hiding in the Grey Street store in Newcastle.  I literally gasped with joy and ran to get it before someone else swiped it.  What a find, I'm so happy.


I also found this gorgeous blazer.  I keep promising Simon that I'm not going to buy any more blazers as I have so many, but  I really couldn't resist this one, it was the shiny gold buttons that did it.   The photo doesn't really do the colour justice, it's actually a really lovely caramel colour and a bargain at £29.99.   One thing I will say though, it's a bit of a snug fit so I ended up picking up a size larger to make it comfortable. 





































Embracing my new found love of cropped jumpers I also picked up this jumper for £14.99.



Luckily I had a 25% off discount voucher thanks to Glamour magazine so saved myself £26 which I'm really chuffed about.

You can find some of the links in my previous H&M Wish List post, but I'm afraid the rest I can't seem to find on the website.

My second big splurge was in Primark where poor Simon spent so long waiting for me outside the changing room he watched the shop assistants re-do an entire clothing display.  I owe him!

First up is my super bargain dress.  I was a little unsure of it on the hanger as it looked a funny shape and seemed a little too big, to the point where I almost took in a size 8!   Glad I didn't though because the dress fits perfectly in my regular size.    It looks black in the photo but it's actually a gorgeous dark blue colour.   This was reduced from £8 to £3. 


Next up is a swing dress which I'm so happy with.  I really love swing dresses at the moment, probably because they are so lose they give you loads of room to eat cake (one track mind!). I love the colours of this, unfortunately I can't really wear yellow because of my colouring but I can just about get mustard to work.


Moving away from dresses just for a second I found this gorgeous top covered in lots of different coloured butterflies which I can't wait to wear.  I actually tried it on with an amazing skirt which I really loved but was such an unflattering fit on me.  It was a mint green coloured "leather" skirt.  I knew as soon as I picked it up to try on that it wouldn't suit my shape at all.  I'm now desperately trying to find an alternative because I loved the colour so much.




Then lastly another dress that I'm sure you've all seen in Primark lots recently.  They seem to make them in so many different colours and patterns. I bought two last year and really loved them so had to make this my third.   Again it's a really lose fit and is just so comfortable and flattering. 

Sorry I can't remember the price for most of these, I was a little silly and threw my receipt out.

I am really loving both H&M and Primark this Spring, I don't think it'll be my last visit!

20 comments:

  1. Some lovely things there and I love the bag, such a gorgeous colour! I'm coming to Newcastle on Sunday, will have to do my best to keep my purse closed ha!!

    K xxx

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    1. Just don't go in Primark then .. there so many lovely things in store at the moment x

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    2. Ha I'm still saving for Paris so I'll do my best! :) xxx

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    3. Shopping in Paris will definitely be better than shopping in Primark :D

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  2. You are finding such lovely stuff!! xxx

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    1. I tend to go months and months finding nothing then I have these crazy times where I find so many things I love. I hope it stops soon, I don't have the money to be buying too much!

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  3. Ah that blue bag from H&M is gorgeous, I never have that luck shopping in Newcastle, I think you need to give me some tips!
    I'm glad you had such a great birthday.

    Gems x
    Fashion, Well Done

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    1. Thank you :) I love the shopping in Newcastle :) I always have far better luck here than the Metro Centre x

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  4. That bag is amazing! V jealous! x

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    1. Thank you! I love it so much I actually haven't taken it out yet in case it gets dirty .. silly eh?!

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  5. Happy belated birthday! That H&M bag is gorgeous, I've seen it in photos online and love it every time, it's perfect for Spring. It looks like you had a fab birthday.

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  6. Aw, the butterfly print top is so cute! Love it. There are some really pretty things out this season. I'm loving all the pastels. Well done on finding the H&M bag, it's gorge! Rachel x

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    1. Thank you :) Was hoping to wear it on Saturday but I think it's going to be too cold for it :(

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  7. I have been lusting after the pink H&M skirt too! I daren't go in because if they have my size, I know I'll buy it. I bought loads of stuff in Primark the other day as well, but could so easily have bought twice as much - it is full of cute things at the mo! Good haul! xx

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    1. Thank you :) I think I'd best try stay out of the shops now!

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  8. Great selection of clothes love the blue handbag. Looks like you had a brilliant birthday Lucy

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    1. I still haven't taken it out .. I'm scared it'll get dirty! What an idiot!

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  9. The bag is beeeaautiful, I'm a huge fan of handbags and I keep buying them! Don't think I need anymore but maybe I'll pop in to town and buy this one later on ;-) Thank you for your comment, I think you'd look fab in a playsuit, you should give it a go! I like to think of it as a dress that won't blow upwards in the wind (bloomin' british weather!) x

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    1. Me too, and it's so big I don't really have anywhere sensible to put it, so at the moment it's just sitting on the bedroom floor looking beautiful :)

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