Saturday, 29 September 2012

A/W Haul, Part Two

This post is a little follow up to my last A/W haul (which mostly featured Primark!).  I decided to hit the shops again last Sunday to buy a few more pieces to add to my work wardrobe -- I wasn't really sure how smart I needed to dress but I decided to buy things I'd wear out of work too.

Houndstooth printed cardigan and jumper from Primark
These two knits are from Primark -- the cardigan is in the same style as a jumper I featured in my last haul, and the houndstooth jumper was just a 'couldn't say no' item to wear with a collared shirt underneath.  They're both ridiculously good quality -- I would really recommend checking out Primark's knitwear for this winter!

White blouses for work wardrobe
The blouse on the left is from H&M, which I will team with the houndstooth jumper!  The sequined/broderie collar stole my heart.  I did buy this in a small, but the width of the blouse is slightly too big for me.... I generally wear this with a high-waisted skirt but the top overhangs a little more than it should.  Still very happy with this purchase though!

On the right is the Zara dupe blouse that I have been waiting aaages for.  I found it going for less than half the price of the Zara one, over on the SheInside website, and I used a discount code too (AND it came with free delivery!).  I had a slight issue with this shirt upon arrival as it had a black mark on the front of it... I'm desperately going to try and scrub this off but the people over at 'SI' kindly offered me a coupon as a sorry gesture.

Winter work wardrobe outfit ideas
I don't think I have bought anything from BHS in the last six years.. but when I went into their shop last weekend, I found so many pretty clothes I wanted for work!  I ended up getting this shift dress (which has a very 'sixties' feel to it) to team with tights and flatforms.  I'm still yet to wear this for work!

The tee on the right is from Topshop and has become my 'cosy' tee..  I did buy this to wear out, but I seem to wear it with my River Island jeggings, Topshop hoodie & cosy socks for lazy days at home mostly.  I was really happy with this buy (!!).  In the past, I have ordered tops from Topshop, thinking they'll be far more over-sized than they are, and they're normally level with my waist.  This top is a really great fit due to the overhanging fabric at the back, making it perfect to wear with black leggings.  I bought this top in a size 8 and I'm around 5ft6 -- a lot of the reviews said they found it very over-sized but they didn't say what size they bought.. so I thought this might help you out a bit :)

Beaded pearl detailing on collar of H&M blouse for work
Lastly, this was my absolute faaavourite A/W buy from both hauls!  I sadly couldn't take a good photo of this.. all of the photos on my camera decided to completely fade out the pearls if I did a full shot of the item.  The top is actually the same style as the other H&M tee in this post, just with a pearl collar instead.  I've already worn this twice for work, the collar detail is so beautiful!


  1. So many gorgeous purchases, love everything! xx
    Dreams and Dresses

    1. Ahh thank you! Wintery weather is clearly a perfect excuse for a spend :) xx

  2. I love the zara dupe, such a good copy i'll have to check out that site! That primark jumper is gorgeous, they have some great knitwear in at the moment ! xx

    1. It worked out so much cheaper to get the dupe -- I think there's only a slight difference in the fabric! Thank you lovely :) I'm already wanting to go back and buy even more of their knitwear xx

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    1. Ahh lovely! It's my favourite buy as of late! :) xxx


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