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