Saturday, 22 September 2012

A/W Clothing Haul, Part One

Work clothing ideas for Winter wardrobe from Primark
I have to say, Primark are doing really well with their A/W clothing range -- the prices have gone up slightly but the quality of their clothing also seems to have gone up with this.  I fell in love with this jumper last week and just HAD to buy it.  I love anything 'Houndstooth' and thought this looked a bit like it.  In my last outfit post, I featured a knitted jumper from Topshop, and I actually think that this Primark knit is a much more flattering fit -- it's still quite oversized but it compliments your body shape much better.  It's very warm, and for £12 (less than HALF the cost of the Topshop jumper!) it's a really great buy for the winter!

I also picked up this patterned top for my work wardrobe -- I start my new job on Monday so I have been frantically trying to find suitable officewear.  I did see this top a few weeks ago in Primark and really ending up regretting not picking it up -- especially after I saw it on Lily's blog!  This will be a top that I'll wear outside of the work place too.  I think this was either £7 or £8...  I stupidly forgot to keep the labels for this post (sorry!)

Peplum tops from H&M and Primark for Winter
Oops, more Houndstooth with this peplum top!

I was really happy to find this in Primark -- I personally normally like my work tops and blouses to be long-sleeved (it also means you don't have to fret too much about what cardi or blazer to throw on with your outfit) so I was pleased that this had slight sleeves to it.  I'm going to be wear this with my trusty black H&M bodycon skirt, with the peplum edge giving me a bit of shape.

Similarly, I will be wearing this floral/paisley printed peplum top to give me some shape -- this one will need a little bit of extra thought with the jacket though!  Again,  I think that both of these tops were £7 or £8 and they are both from Primark.

Peplum style neutral coloured tops for work wardrobe
I'm really sorry if you're not a peplum fan!  It's virtually impossible to get tops in the highstreet stores at the moment that aren't peplum.  I ended up opting for so much of this style, because the only other alternative was sheer blouses -- I cannot stand the sheer trend.  The thought of wearing a sheer blouse just makes me feel uncomfortable and I don't want to have my bra or strappy top on show.  Sadly, the sheer blouses all have such gorgeous prints on them, but I can't wait for thicker blouses to come back into fashion.

These final two peplum tops are from Lavish Alice (left) and H&M (right).  I was really impressed with the Lavish Alice one!  It was actually only £10 in their sale.. and it's gorgeous!  It's made from a pretty thick, stretchy fabric so it can be worn on it's own with a skirt/leggings/trousers for work.  The H&M top cost me £12.99 and it is a lot thinner, but I will team this up with a coloured blazer, leggings and my black Office flatforms most likely!

Primark oversized Tan coloured bag and Essie nail varnish
These are my two favourite buys from the past two weeks -- the Zara-dupe bag from Primark (only £12!) and my carboot sale Essie buy (£1).  The Primark bag came in both black and tan but I always, always opt for a brown bag, so here we go!  And the Essie nail varnish, 'Mink Muffs', was actually the only thing I came away with from the carboot sale but I adore it.  The colour looks like chocolate on your nails and it's very on-trend for this winter!

Have you been prepping for Winter?
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  1. these pieces are extremely gorgeous. I could see myself wearing any of those. The handbag, and the essie polish are stunning too! XOXO

    -MayT

    MayT Essentials

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    1. Thank you lovely! I was honestly so surprised by how many nice things Primark has in for this season! I was actually spoilt for choice trying to pick a jumper! Glad you like the pieces :):) xx

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  2. Love the little shirt, great buys everyone needs some peplum in their wardrobe haha!!

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    xx

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    1. I feel like now I've started buying peplum, I can't stop... haha! xx

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  3. Omg, I love everything! Not even kidding - the peplum is amazing, the sweater is too.. That nail color is also a good one, I wear it almost 24/7. Enjoy! xx

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    1. Ahh thank you! :) I think I'll be going back to get a few more knits, and I had my eye on their wine coloured peplum top but it wasn't in my size! Ooh, I can see I will too, it goes with everythinggg :) xx

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  4. awh such a lovely bag, I always opt for brown too :-) xxx

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    1. Thank you! I don't know what it is that always draws me to them haha :)xx

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  5. Love everything, you got some great prints on these clothes, I need that bag!! I can't find the tan one in any Primark I've been in :(
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    1. Ahh thank you! :) Oh no, I'm sorry to hear that! :( I reckon people will be selling them on eBay when Primark sells out so it's worth a try there too! xx

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