I’ve just come in from enjoying the sun to enjoy a cup of tea and a couple of custard creams so thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you some of the purchases I’ve made over the last couple of days. I know when I’ve been watching haul vlogs on YouTube that the vlogger always says ‘this is in no way bragging about what I’ve bought’ and I just want to re-iterate that I am in now way bragging, just sharing with you what I’ve bought and the talking about the fashion on the high-street at the moment.
On Saturday I went to Whiteley and the first shop I went to was Next. I find that the quality of Next can change from store to store (this is the case with any shop actually!) and I love the one in Whiteley so I knew I would want to buy everything I saw. I only ended up purchasing one item (I was tempted to purchase some shoes!) which was a soft purple printed burnout tshirt which has a faded picture of the Rio De Janeiro skyline. The picture’s below because I just realised I was wearing it when I took the picture on the banner! I was on the quest to find some casual tees as I have a lack of them so thought this was perfect and will go with jeans, shorts and leggings.
The next place I went to was H&M. H&M can be extremely hit and miss, but there was quite a lot of really nice stuff in there. I bought three things, one of which was a bright pink lip gloss which I have yet to try. The other two were a salmon pink chiffon shirt and a silver chain necklace.
The chiffon shirt jumped out at me and looked so springy and colourful, so I instantly took a shining to it. I also didn’t notice until earlier that it’s slightly fitted so it will be a better shape than other chiffon shirts I’ve worn which can look a bit sack-like. I’m looking forward to wearing this casually or dressed up with dark wash jeans and heels.
As well as needing to purchase more casual tees, I was also on a mission to purchase some more necklaces. This silver chain will go with most of the clothes in my wardrobe and will probably become quite a staple as it’s a little more understated than some of the larger statement jewellery I’ve bought lately.
So, I then went on to Topshop which I was really disappointed by. In terms of clothes, there wasn’t anything that I wanted buy, so I headed for the jewellery rack where I picked up a gorgeous gold stretch metal choker. Again, this will probably become another wardrobe staple that I can wear everyday. The style of the necklace allows it to sit flat on the skin instead of moving around ans twisting.
So accept for buying my lunch, that’s all I bought in Whiteley, so I went over to Matalan this morning. I wasn’t expecting to purchase much, but I actually bought quite a few items.
The first thing I picked up was a spring green shift dress. I am in love with shift dresses at the moment. You can wear them with jellies, converse, cute pumps or heels – so versatile. When I saw this I knew I had to have it. Unlike other shift dresses that I have, this one has a slight dipped hem which gives it a bit of edge. It also has a statement zip at the back to add a bit of detail. I can’t wait to wear it.
I then picked up a silky pale pink top which can be worn dresses down with jeans or dressed up with a pair of black cigarette trousers and heels. The colour is adorable and is typical of the spring colours on the high street at the moment.
I also bought a two-piece; sports luxe printed shorts and a matching strap top. Two pieces are everywhere and I’ve never been brave enough to wear them. So when I saw this set, I thought it’s an easy way to try and keep up with the trend. The pattern is black and white chevron (chevron is also really on trend at the moment) which I feel can be really flattering as well. Fingers crossed the sun will stay out long enough for me to wear this combo!
The last thing I bought was a plain pale lilac burnout tee, for casual wear with jeans or sweats at home. They do it in quite a few colours so I may go back and get some more.