haul: h&m, primark and new look

27 August 2012

Cardigan, New Look, £22.99
Burgundy Trousers, H&M, £14.99
Cream Jumper, H&M, £12.99
Levi Shorts, Vintage, £20
Denim Shirt, H&M, £14.99
Key Necklace, New Look
Hat and Gloves, Primark
Bag, H&M, £29.99

I'm so pleased with this little shopping trip. You know when you have those days where you try hundreds of things on and ALL of it makes you feel fat/frumpy/just plain wrong. Well I certainly didn't have one of those days. Infact, I had to put quite a few things back that I just couldn't justify. I like to think most of the things I bought will be key pieces in my Autumn/Winter wardrobe. I basically gave in and purchased 4/5 of the items I put on my lust list the other week. H&M is so good at the moment! I'm totally in love with this bag too - it reminds me a little of the Alexander Wang Rocco, except obviously the studs are on the sides rather than the bottom. It might not sound like a lot of money to some of you but I haven't bought a handbag from anywhere other than Primark for a good while so parting with 30 of my hard earned pounds was a little painful but you get what you pay for and the quality and weight feels a lot nicer than Primark. How sad is that - can't wait for the day that designer handbags are the norm. <3

How cute is this hat and gloves? I often look abit daft in hats but I actually think this one suits me. I probably shouldn't say this but I'm quite looking forward to a bit of colder weather. A/W fashion is my favourite - layering, boots and snuggly hats - what's not to love?

And finally, I got some new (old) shorts. I did have about 5 pairs of denim shorts but I've lost some more weight and they're all hanging off me now so a new pair was desperately needed. I've been seeing vintage Levi shorts all over the place at the moment but was searching for the perfect pair. After trying a few pairs on in Ark to no avail, I bought these from a vintage shop in Sheffield but get this - in the changing rooms there were no mirrors! I didn't fancy parading around the shop in my tiny shorts so I just went off how they fitted. I felt like they fitted fine so I bought them and tried them on again at home. It was definitely a risk because the shop didn't do receipts so I couldn't have even returned them but it paid off and I love them. Reckon I'll be wearing them with opaque black tights now until next summer.

Sorry for the rambling - I do love talking about shopping :) Alex and I are off to York for three nights tomorrow so I'll be putting together a few outfits and I might do some OOTD posts.
Hope you're all enjoying the bank holiday weekend.


  1. Adore that bag & those shorts! x

  2. love your bag and that cream jumper (such a good price too!)

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. don't forget to enter my giveaway to win one of two big prizes, inc. lots of jewellery and an H&M clutch! it ends soon so be quick :)

  3. Super jealous of this haul. I WANT IT ALL! haha it actually makes me super excited for the fall season! xx

  4. Oh my gosh I ADORE that H&M bag, feeling like I pretty much need it in my life! Hurry up payday! That cream jumper from there is gorgeous too, good old H&M! X

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

  5. Love the bag! I really need something studded at the moment, I've got my eye on one of those sweatshirts with the studded shoulders but this may have to take it's place!

    Have fun in York : )


  6. The panda hat/glove combo is adorable!!!

  7. That bag is just gorgeous!


  8. love the bag, it's beautiful!
    actually i pretty much love all of your haul items ^_^
    time to make an a/w shopping list for myself i think!
    Rosie xo
    A Pocketful of Rosie

  9. been looking for some levi shorts for ages and really not sure obout buying them online,what was the shop called in sheffield that you bought the shorts from there really nice?(:

    1. I'm not even sure the shop has a name - it's a vintage shop on division street - on the same side as the Spar if you know where that is!

    2. well, i dont live in sheffield but im going there on sunday 28th for there fright night thingy,does the shop have a website or phone number if not do you know when it will be open?