I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny. -- Coco Chanel

Monday, 13 September 2010

Shopping trip to Southampton...

Don't you just love it when you find something you LOVE and it's an absolute bargain!

Well on my shopping trip to Southampton with my dad (which was supposed to be for finding essentials for my new room at uni) I found a few gorgeous staple garments for my winter wardrobe that I simply loved and had to get, even though I shouldn't be spending any more money!

So, I told myself (for the 100th time) these are the last clothes I'm going to buy now this winter.

This is what I bought on my Primark visit, I've been looking for a bright red cardi for a while now, but I thought this one was different with the ruche shoulders that are raised slightly balancing out my pear shape. I mean Primark's only cheap so I shouldn't feel too guilty, should I? ...

Navy lace dress, Primark, £3
Bright red cardi, Primark, £9

The rest of the outfit I had already:
Ballet pumps, New Look, £8
Navy flower belt, Accessorize
Pearls & Flower, both H&M

I also took a little detour to New Look because I figured I won't be getting my 50% for much longer now so I thought it would be rude not to...

Lacey Bed Jacket, New Look, £24.99
I thought this pretty embroidered top would be a perfect alternative to a cardi, which would work well with many outfits. I wore it out with this dress because I thought the floral pattern showed up really well against the vivid blue colour.

The rest of the outfit I had already:
Bright blue frill dress, New Look

and lastly a few essentials for the winter...

Polka dot tights, £3.99
Navy tights, £2.99
Bow fingerless gloves, £5.99
All New Look

Hope you're all getting stocked up with lots of pretty things for winter! :)



  1. Those fingerless gloves are so seriously sweet! I'm on a total shopping ban now as well, so we can motivate each other to save for New York (: xxx

  2. i love the look of that cardi.
    mm, i'm also skint! it's not fun.