18 July 2011

Fashion | Primark Accessories Haulage

I'm obsessed with Primark accessories at the mo...can you tell?

This lovely brooch and earring sets were only a couple of squids each...a complete bargain.

Did I mention I bought four sets of feather earrings in one week? It's a mania.

I am IN LOVE with the last pair of these I bought which had little red and green flowers, they're unbelievable comfy and perfect for a city break where you are tramping for 16 hours a day but don't want to be rocking Nike Airs.  My joints are what they used to be.  These £4.  FOUR POUNDS! So so cheap.

All this for under a tenner.  Can't beat it with a stick.

10 July 2011

Fashion | My Picks from Primark Autumn Winter 2011

I'm really not enamoured with the Primark A/W 2011 collection at all...I don't follow fashion trends that much but prefer to dress in whatever flatters me best - and if that happens to pop up in a season then it's all good.  

I don't like jumpsuits, granny length skirts and cardigans or colour blocking, 70s revival and especially despise mustard!  However if I had the model's body I would get the blue jumpsuit below.

Props to Primark for using a ginge :)

So of all the PR shots released, these are the only outfits I think are passable, but each to their own!  I only like the jacket from the bottom left and the skirt from the bottom right - not the whole get ups!


And here's a closer look...

I do really like the cut of this jacket, but wish it was navy with camel accents instead.

Again, I love the cut of this coat, but the orange piping...yeah...not so much.

On the model this jumpsuit is an azure blue, but I think it looks nicer as a deep navy.

This dress would be a lot better if the two little breast pockets were lost.  And if it was navy!

Again, I would prefer if the main part of the skirt was navy, with coral accents.
This is my favourite piece from the collection - bling and beige...lovely! Although I'm pretty sure it was in the press shots of one of their last collections...I hope not though as this is definitely something I'll be keeping an eye out for.

So there's my decidedly unfashionable take on the next Primark collection, but hey, I like what I like - navy and vintage/1950s/60s tailoring!

I don't have prices for the gear, but as can be expected it's all pretty affordable, although I do notice that Primark prices are creeping up.  I spotted a dress there the other day for £25...Eeeeep!

What do you think about the collection? Does it leave your cold or are you looking forward to it keeping you warm during A/W?!

8 July 2011

Fashion | Cath Kidston Mini Summer Blossom Saddle Bag

Sorry sorry sorry! It's been ten years, but I will start posting more on this blog once my life calms down a bit. Anyway, just wanted to share with you my new love from the Cath Kidston sale...

Yes! Another satchel! But I can't get enough of these...sling them over your body and you're hands free to rummage through more summer sale items while at the same time rockin' some style!

£30 (down from £45) for a bit of oil cloth did make me wince, but I'm putting this baby to work as much as I can.

I absolutely adore the print, it's one of my faves from her line.

Thankfully you don't have to fiddle with the buckle to undo it - it's just a magnetic clasp. It's not the biggest of bags given that I like to roll with hella stuff, but I'm training myself to downsize, plus it's better for my back.

I'm also a huge fan of the travel card holder which I've had for a while. I can always spot it in my bag which is so handy and avoids much frustration. Happy days for only £5!

Did you get anything nice in the Cath Kidston summer sale?