Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Spring/Summer Clothing Haul - Primark & River Island

Spring/Summer Primark River Island Haul 2014
Summer is my favourite time of year. I love the extended hours of daylight, long walks along the beach with a Mr Whippy in hand, natural glowing suntans, pool parties, festivals, barbecue parties in lush green gardens with fully bloomed flowers - everyone just seems so much more happier when the sun is out and I for one am one of these super cheery, if not slightly annoying, people! My favourite part about summer is buying my new wardrobe, I get far more excited buying pretty dresses with sandals than I do jumpers and scarfs. 

On bank holiday Monday I dragged Matt clothes shopping (poor guy) We went to a covered shopping mall which contains all the big shops any girl would love. I went with the mindset of 'Whatever I see I like I'll get' is it me or do you also find that whenever you have lots of money to spend you only see a few things which really take your fancy? Then when you are on a budget you see so many wonderful pieces! Sadly this happened to me, although I did pick up a few really gorgeous garments! 
Spring/Summer Primark River Island Haul 2014
 First up is my favourite piece of all my purchases, this gorgeous mini skirt from River Island £25.00. It's not something I would normally pick up as it doesn't look anything special on the hanger but I saw this on the mannequin as soon as I walked into the shop and thought it looked absolutely beautiful. I can dress this up or down and I know it's going to be a well loved garment of summer 2014 ;)
Spring/Summer Primark River Island Haul 2014
Also from River Island £16.00 is this white racer back vest top with ribbed detailing. Again this looks nothing special on the hanger but it's really flattering on and it also complimented the skirt above really well too! I personally feel this is more than just your everyday essential, of course I love anything white so I'll be combining this top with a few other pieces too.

Onto the Primark goodies...
Spring/Summer Primark River Island Haul 2014
Spring/Summer Primark River Island Haul 2014
When I first saw this  oversized dress I'm certain I've seen it elsewhere but in a much higher end shop compared to Primark but I really can't remember where, have any of you lovelies seen this too? I love the pretty, pastel floral design on the front of this dress to me this just screams Spring/Summer! I also like the ever so slight asymmetric design at the back with the contrasting black. One thing I will say about this dress is to definitely get it in a size or 2 smaller, I brought this in an 8 as that was the smallest they had available but ideally I still could have done with the next size down at least, but for £13.00 how can you complain?!
Spring/Summer Primark River Island Haul 2014
Spring/Summer Primark River Island Haul 2014
Another white top - what a surprise. This gorgeous shell top and necklace was only £10.00!! Sometimes you pay that and more for a statement necklace, so it would have been rude to not pick this up wouldn't it? The one thing I struggle with most white shirts/tops is that they can be extremely see through, thankfully this isn't the case with this top at all as the textured material is quite opaque, it's not too thick nor too thin so is perfect for the, hopefully, sunny months ahead. The attached necklace is really pretty and girly with the captivating pastels in the stone detail, as you can see in my photo above that you really need to thoroughly check all your items from Primark as mine is missing a stone right in the centre which you can't tell from afar so it's all good baby baby...
Spring/Summer Primark River Island Haul 2014
When I arrived home from my shopping trip and rummaged through all my purchases I wasn't really too keen on this skirt and as to why I picked it up. However when I popped it on, it looks far better on than it does off. My camera hasn't picked up the lovely colours of the pattern on this floaty, midi skirt they truly are summery and I know I'll be wearing this at any family/friends barbecues. With the lovely price tag of £12.00 both my purse and I are content. I know when I wear this I'm going to feel like I should be an extra in Grease haha!
Spring/Summer Primark River Island Haul 2014
Another pastel blue floaty midi skirt, for £10.00 how could I resist?
Spring/Summer Primark River Island Haul 2014
I had a pair of shoes extremely similar to these from Topshop last year which fell to pieces so of course when I saw these they just had to be added to my shopping bag, the only difference being a £40.00 price drop as these were only £8.00! I love the classic, elegant design of these beauties.
Spring/Summer Primark River Island Haul 2014
Spring/Summer Primark River Island Haul 2014
My mum always said to me if you can't decide buy both and that I did! Last year Primark released some sandals identical to these apart from the fact that the material was quite plastic with gold beading I much prefer these as I love the fabric and pearl detailing. These were £6.00 a pop but easily look much more expensive. I also picked up 2 more pairs of sandals which are ideal for work. Oh Primark I love your beautiful range of sandals!
Spring/Summer Primark River Island Haul 2014
With it being the Easter bank holiday how could you ignore this adorable, Easter related pack of 3 socks?!
Spring/Summer Primark River Island Haul 2014
I've seen a fair few bloggers of late pick up hair clips like these but in a different pattern. I was originally on the hunt for a floral and pink design, of all the 3 floors I searched alas they only had these in stock but I love the girly touch with the cute bows.
Spring/Summer Primark River Island Haul 2014

Have you done a Spring/Summer clothing haul?
What's your favourite time of year to shop for attire?

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3 comments

  1. I love all of your purchases! The mini skirt from RI is fab!! I love your blog - so glad I found it! x

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    1. Aw thank you lovely, comments that like really make my day! xxx

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  2. Very cool clothes! Such a nice post and pictures shown in blog, love it! Thanks for sharing.
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