April 05, 2013

This weeks High-Street Haul #1: Topshop, Zara and Primark

It's absolutely ages since I've done any kind of high-street haul or fashion post on my blog as I've been trying to restrain myself, since living in London is so super expensive! Although I have been TRYING to be good, I have bought quite a few bits and pieces over the last month or so. It's quite surprising actually, because when you have less money you actually think about your purchases more, and invest in more versatile and wearable items. So, here's my huge high-street haul which include my latest must haves from Topshop, Primark and Zara.

Statement Floral Printed Top from Primark, £10- (Paired with Gold Topshop necklace which is an older buy!)

I've had my eye on this Primark top for a while now and when I saw it again yesterday I just had to have it. I love the eye-catching colourful print, loose fitting and the fact that it could be worn with almost anything. I also think that it's really good value for £10! I'm hoping to wear it this weekend so I will make sure I do an outfit post.

Here's a close up of the print:

Primark black heels,£12 - They are also available in a black and white monochrome too!

Although I am yet to venture out in these bargain shoes (it's too cold!), I cannot wait to wear them this summer. The straps across the toes and ankles make them really flattering as they give the illusion of longer legs. I'm thinking of pairing them with some boyfriend jeans and a blouse, or dress for the evening. Let the outfit planning commence!

Primark Slouchy New York Top, £7

Now this top was quite an unusual buy for me as it isn't really my kind of style but I actually really love it. The fabric is really soft and comfy and I will be pairing it with my high-waisted Topshop Joni jeans and my converse. Perfect for a lazy Sunday!

Primark Grey Tee, £3.50, Necklace- see close up below!

A grey baggy tee is one of my absolute staple wardrobe items. This high-neck number from Primark can be worn with lots of different statement necklaces and worn with either jeans, or tucked into separates such as skirts and shorts. They have similar styles in Topshop too but why pay £10 when you can pay £3.50? They had these tees in numerous colours too.

Primark Cluster Necklace, £4, Matching Primark Cluster Bracelet, £2.50

It's impossible for me to go anywhere without picking up some kind of statement piece for my ever expanding jewellery collection. Necklaces like this one can really add that special something to a blouse, tee or shirt and I think this set really complimented a number of the tops I bought yesterday. See I am trying to be versatile... I also picked up the bracelet as it really would be rude not to, no?

Primark Mint Green Peplum Tee, £4

Another bargain I picked up yesterday was this mint green peplum tee for only £4. The fabric is really soft and has a linen effect although I know it's not real linen for that price. At the moment I'm wearing it with jeans at the moment but I'm thinking I'll get more use out of it when it's warmer. We can only hope the sun will come out...

Primark Grey and Neon Pink Printed Jumper and Primark Neon Spike necklace, £4

This jumper is another one of my absolute favourite buys from Primark! It's been so cold recently that I've wanted to wrap up warm so the splash of neon on this jumper has really helped to brighten up my outfits. The print is only on the front of the jumper but it really does look like a good-quality, expensive item- when it was only around £10-£12. I bought it a few weeks ago now so I'm not entirely sure. The necklace was only £4 though and I've been teaming that under the collar of numerous shirts.

Zara Black  Mini Shopper Bag, £22.99- BUY 

My new Zara mini shopper bag has been an absolute saviour as it's the perfect size for chucking everything in, it's made from a sturdy leather-look material and it has a longer strap if I'm tired of carrying it on my arm. I've just spotted that Zara are making it in white and bright orange too so I'm thinking I may need another back up before they all go!

Zara Crossover Printed Top, £29.99-BUY

It was the colour and print of this top that really attracted me to it. It's a bold, bright blue with hints of red Aztec print and I've been wearing mine with a bold necklace, jeans and boots as you can see above. It has a deep crossover at the front so you may need to invest in some kind of cami too!

Zara Double Breasted Raincoat, £69.99-BUY

I think everyone really needs to invest in a raincoat at the moment with the awful weather we are experiencing in the UK at the moment. But maybe I'll just have to escape for a holiday instead? I purchased this coat as a transitional spring piece but I've had to wear multiple layers underneath as it's been too far too chilly. However, when the sunshine finally does arrive I think it will be the perfect coat. I was just a little eager on the spring summer wardrobe front!

Topshop Ponte High-waisted Treggings, £25-BUY (Available in Tall and Petite too)

My pictures of these 'treggings' (I hate that word) aren't very clear and don't really show you how wonderful these high-waisted leggings are. What I love about them is that they are quite thick yet very stretchy and let me tell you, they are super tight!

 I went for this size 8 pair in tall as I have quite long legs and they really remind me of the American Apparel disco pants but without the high-shine fabric. I can see my buying numerous pairs of these as they fit like a glove and can be worn with crop tops, blouses and baggy tees for day and night. At £25 they aren't a bad price too. One word; LOVE.

I hope you have enjoyed my high-street haul and I'm sorry I've been neglecting everyone on the fashion front! I found out I got a job the other day (all will be revealed) so hopefully I will have a little more disposable income for some new high-street buys!

Let me know what you've been buying recently?

Have a great weekend too!


P.s my Giveaway to win the Orly Nail Polish in Oh Cabana Boy ends on Monday so why not enter this weekend


  1. Lovely purchases! I have the 'treggings' from topshop too and absolutely love them!:) great post:) xx


  2. Love the post.The print of the first primark is to die for!
    Would love if you check out my post for primark haul too :)
    Thank you


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