Recent Purchases Spring 2019

I’ve been shopping recently (let’s be honest, when am I not?) and wanted to share what I picked up. I’m really loving all of them and would definitely recommend having a look for yourself!

First up is TopShop. They’ve just boosted their student discount to 20% off and you know I had to take advantage. I picked up a khaki green pair of trousers which I’ve literally worn everyday since I bought them. They’re super comfy and have a paperbag waist to really draw you in and balance out the looser fitting legs. I also found this pink top, I thought it looked kind of boho with the buckles on the straps and have found it goes really well with those khaki trousers. The trousers were £39 and the top was £12, but with that 20% they both came in at under £41.

I popped into New Look a few days ago and saw a cute little black dotted mesh top. I wore it on a night out a couple of weeks ago with my lounge mesh bra underneath and loved how it looked. I think it would look great with a little skirt on a night out or dressed down with jeans or some casual trousers.

I picked up one of my favourite things I’ve ever got in Primark the other week (big statement I know). I found this black and white horizontal striped bodycon dress and I’ve completely fallen in love. I’ve worn this whenever its warm enough to get away with a dress (and even when it’s not) and it still looks new. On top of that it was only £6, I’m definitely keeping my eye out for anything similar.

I mentioned in a previous post that I recently picked Essence’s Lash Princess mascara, you can read my review here. I’m still loving it and it has become my go too mascara both for everyday use and when I want something a bit more dramatic.

Finally, in a recent trip to Superdrug I got myself a bottle of Rimmel’s Lasting Finish foundation. I’ve seen this foundation around for years and have alway been curious about it so I thought I’d give it a go. I’m liking it a lot, it has a medium coverage with quite a natural ‘skin-like’ finish, I’m definitely going to keep testing it out.

I hope you enjoyed my little list of what I’ve bought recently and maybe given you a bit of inspiration next time you’re out shopping! Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and follow me on instagram to see when I post first.

Hollie x

Five Spring outfits

Now that the weather is finally warming up (thank god) its got me so excited about spring fashion and I thought about 5 outfits I can’t wait to wear this Spring.

The first thing that sprung (get it? like spring? …. I’ll see myself out) to mind when I think about Spring/Summer was white jeans, they just scream warm weather to me! I’ve just got an oversized button up shirt from Primark (I mentioned this in my Primark Haul Spring 2019!) which I think would look perfect with white jeans, brown sandles and maybe a brown bag to match. Slightly understated but nice and put together.

I love a simple bodycon dress and I picked up a black and white striped one the other day in Primark for just £6! I’ve already worn it with a sweatshirt over the top to keep me warm but I would wear it with a denim jacket if I wanted to look a little less casual. Whack on a pair of white trainers and you’ve got a perfect comfy spring outfit.

Chain print is still everywhere this season so I picked up a chain print shirt from Boohoo a few weeks ago which I’m loving. I love half buttoning it and tucking half into blue mom jeans. Shoe choices here are super versatile, it can be worn with heels, ankle boots or even trainers for something more dressed down.

Shirt dresses are a great in between for transitioning from winter into spring, I picked this one up from ASOS a while ago (I’ve also mentioned this before in My recent purchases, go check it out!). I much prefer this with a belt round the middle to really sinch me in at the waist, and worn with black over the knee boots to keep you that bit warmer in the unpredictable weather. I also think that a black camera bag would really tie this all together.

Finally, I think a black PU/leather look skirt can be a statement piece without having to be bright and colourful. It can be kept casual and toned down with a white t-shirt, a leather jacket and some ankle boots for a relaxed, put together vibe.

I hope that gave you a few ideas if you’re stuck with what to wear this spring, I think they’re also all adjustable for the warmer/colder weather by wearing tights or adding/removing coats! Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and follow me on instagram to see when I post first. Also, drop me a comment to let me know what you’re wearing this Spring!

Hollie x

 

Primark Haul Spring 2019

Can you really go wrong with Primark?

Last week I popped into Primark as I often do when I’m happy/sad/bored.. okay so basically anytime I hear it call my name.. and I found a few really nice pieces that have got me so excited for summer. I think subconsiously if I buy enough summery clothes summer should just appear for me, worth a try?

mini primark haul 27.03.2019

I’m so so pleased with this first buy, this blue stripe shirt went straight into my basket as soon as I saw it. It’s a nice, light cotton without being itchy, perfect for summer. It fits just how I want it to which I’m so happy with considering a took a bit of a risk and sized up to a 10 (I’m generally an 8 across the board). I love it worn with mom jeans, half undone with a white vest or bandeau underneath for some layering. I can also imagine it looking amazing with white jeans and maybe some cute heels for dinner or lunch out, and for £7? Yes please!

Slightly boring, but I picked up a 3 pack of wireless bras in medium whilst I was looking around. Honesty time: I hate wearing bras. They’re so uncomfortable and I hate wearing one all day. These on the other hand are really soft and feel great throughout the day, these also look great underneath that blue shirt! These were £10 for 3, a great price and definitely a staple.

Another kind of dull one but totally worth getting are Primark’s black men’s straight leg joggers. Granted I meant to picked up ones with cuffed bottoms but I only noticed when I go home… Having said that these still fit really nice and are so soft, I prefer the men’s fit because they’re slightly looser so are much more comfortable. I’ll definitely be going back to get some more. Plus, the best part? Only £5. Can’t. Go. Wrong.

Next I saw these gorgeous tan block heels that were totally calling my name and for £12, well I couldn’t just leave them there, who do you think I am? I already have a pair of white block heels from Primark that are nice and comfy so I thought I’d give these a go too. They feel so lovely on, like I’ll be able to walk around and still feel my feet, revolutionary! These will go with so much in the spring/summer, especially white jeans and some nice little dresses.

Finally in my desperate plea for summer are these cute little brown slip on sandles. I plan to wear these everywhere over summer because they’ll be so convenient to just slip on as I run out the door and they’ll go with so much. I was definitely lacking a versatile pair of sandles last summer and these seem to fill that gap perfectly. These again were super affordable coming in at £6, I mean I really couldn’t say no to that.

That about rounds up my mini Primark haul. I always love having a nose round Primark so definitely expect more of these, especially as we get into summer! Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe and follow me on instagram to know when I post first.

Hollie x