04 May 2013

Collective Haul | Primark and eBay

My word, has it really been 3 weeks since my last post?! *slaps wrists*
Boy have I missed you guys!
Life has been pretty darn hectic lately, leaving me with little energy for anything else other than work. I have my last day in placement coming up this Wednesday which I am genuinely going to be so sad about; the radiographers I have been lucky enough to work with over the past 3 years are amazing people and I'll miss them so much!
But the end of placement also brings essay and dissertation deadlines, plus a cheeky VIVA exam so my luck is in this month, I tell thee!
Anyway, during the Easter break (gosh, doesn't that just seem like yesterday?) I managed to fit in a spot of shopping...standard. My friend Laura and I popped down to Newcastle to visit our friend there at uni for a couple of days, and we spent our time having lots of giggles, food, cocktails and doing lots shopping of course! It was a lovely (and seriously needed) break. So here are the few bits I picked up from Primark whilst I was there.
Grey cardigan | £8
Grey and cream contrast dipped hem top | £8
I love the colour of this cardigan and admittedly, I only bought the shirt because I liked the contrast of colours and materials. My original plan was to remove the chain as I couldn't decide whether or not it looks a bit cheap. However now I'm unsure whether or not to take it off!
What are your thoughts, do you think the chains look cheap?
 Bronze spike statement necklace | £4
Stack of 6 rings | £2
I've been lusting after a statement necklace for a while now and this spiked one fits the bill perfectly. At that price I couldn't really leave it behind. I only bought this stack of rings as I instantly fell in love with the gold triangle one...I'm not even a size small in rings, but they didn't have a medium stack left and I loved it so much I bought it planning to wear it on my pinky instead.
Finally, I have also recently bought a couple of bargains off eBay.
Bright blue H&M dress/top (definitely a better top length, trust me on that one!) | £5.51 incl p&p
Red bodycon Aztec midi dress | £9.99 including p&p | this eBay store
I loved the colour of the H&M dress (it was sold as a dress but unless I want to spend my time with my bum fully on show, I think I'd better stick to wearing it as a top), and the lace detail down the side is really lovely. Great bargain if I say so myself!
I found the Aztec midi dress and it reminded me of one I'd seen either in Topshop or Miss Selfridge, I can't remember which one! I will probably be doing an OOTD to give you a better look at it, let me know if this is something you'd like to see?
So there we have it, my recent purchases. Hope you are all well, I'll try my best not to be absent for so long next time!
What do you think of my purchases?
Should I remove the chains from the Primark shirt?
Jo xx


  1. I love your bargain buys! The cardigan from Primark is absolutely lovely and i might just end up picking one up for myself.. the statement necklace is also gorgeous, i've been looking for a statement necklace too and am very into spikes! :)
    Thanks for alerting me to this ebay store too! :) x

    1. Thank you! :) I've been a huge spike-oholic recently so this necklace was spot on for me! So cheap too :) xx

  2. Oh my goodness that Aztec midi dress looks gorgeous! :) I've got a little obsession with these dresses, I've recently bought some for my holiday!
    The rings from Primark are fab too!

    Natasha Akpan

    1. I have 2 and I'm trying my absolute best not to buy any more, they're just so easy to wear!! xx

  3. I recently shopped at Primark as well, it's an amazing shop!
    Love, Anna


  4. Hi Jo, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    1. Hi Chris, aww thank you so much for following! :)
      I will pop over and take a peek! xx

  5. Great haul, you should do more clothing haul's.
    Any tips for a starter blog?


    1. Thank you! My best advice is using social media platforms, particularly Twitter to get your blog known :) Good luck! xx


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