Yet Another Shopping Trip...

Friday, 15 January 2016

Shopping is one of my main hobbies, so if I didn't produce a haul or two every so often, what kind of shopaholic would I be?

Last weekend, I again went on a bit of spending spree and bought a few fashion bits and bobs that I'm going to just talk about today-I actually bought no makeup for once (I know, big shock!) but I really just wanted to dedicate some shopping time to only clothes for a change...

Normally when I go to Birmingham, Victoria's Secret is my first port of call, and this visit was no different. As you can see, I bought some new underwear (sorry if that's a bit tmi to actually show the underwear, but I love buying pretty pants and in all honesty just love all the underwear from Victoria's Secret)! These were 5 for £20, so each pair of pants averages out at £4, which I don't think is that bad actually considering that from my personal experience these are amazing quality, and seem to last for ages.

In the new Grand Central shopping centre/station in Birmingham (which is amazing by the way) they now have a Cath Kidston store (as well as a Mac store that I'm sure to spend a lot of time in in the future). Cath Kidston isn't somewhere that I would normally prioritise visiting, but I actually bought the beautiful skirt above for £22 (it was reduced from £45) on this visit.

I knew immediately that I loved this skirt, and have really been wanting to wear more feminine clothes lately as I feel I have tired of simply wearing jeans and a t-shirt all the time (even though I'm going to go on to say that I bought some jeans and a shirt later in the post), so this skirt is sort of my starting point for a bit of a change up of some bits in my wardrobe.

To go with it, I just got a plain black, long sleeved t-shirt to go underneath from Forever 21 (I think this cost about £9), so I can start to wear the skirt even now, in the winter, with some thick black tights and cute loafers.

From the Primark section in Selfridges I then got a couple of bargains; as the above shirt and jeans only cost £10 each! And although, I said only moments ago that I sort of want to branch away from wearing jeans all the time, I still will wear them some times and with some things, as sometimes they are the most practical option.

Although these Primark aren't the most fantastic quality jeans in the entire world, for £10 you really can't go wrong-they fit well, are nice and stretchy and wear quite well too. The shirt is also quite different, and rather over-sized but for £10 again I'm sure to make it work whether it just be by wearing it on its own or over a different top maybe in the spring.

And that's all I bought really. Over the next few weeks I want to try and focus my spending a bit more on clothing instead of just makeup all the time (even though I immensely love makeup, and actually just ordered some from the Boots website), so I can try and create more fashion-inspired posts, and perhaps even a look book at some point, detailing some of the ways in changing my look at the moment!

Thank you for reading anyway, 

Olivia xo

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  1. I love a good shopping trip. Seems like you are a designer chick, that Kath Kidston skirt is really chic and unusual. I love your style! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

    1. Aww thank you! I can't wait to wear it!

  2. Lovely fashion buys!

  3. Some lovely purchases! x


  4. Cute stuff! Looks like a great shopping trip!

  5. That skirt is stunning and such a bargain too! I would love to see it in an outfit photo x

    1. I can't wait to wear it, and will hopefully add to to some outfit posts!

  6. Lovely purchases, the skirt is so pretty and I also love the shirt from Primark! x

    Erin // Everything Erin

  7. That little Primark shirt looks gorgeous!! xx

    Ciara Rose |

    1. Thank you Ciara, I just knew I had to get it as soon as I saw it!

  8. Hi Olivia I like your blog would you like to follow each other


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