Nothing quite like a bit of retail therapy on your day off! I didn't manage to get the wardrobe basics I was after...nor the skirt of dreams/knitwear from River Island (hello disappointing store at Cribbs) but I'm still pleased with my haul.
1. Jumper from Next, £18. You can't really see but this has nude tone flecks through it. It's just the right size of baggy; achieved by going a size up and will be perfect for work and with jeans.
2. Surprise of the day, velvet trimmed peter pan collar dress, £24 from Jane Norman. That shop really does contain some hidden gems. You do have to hunt though, there were about four things I would have worn hidden among a hell of a lot I wouldn't.
3. Lavender cardigan, £12.99 H&M kids. The H&M at Cribbs is a mess, to put it nicely. I couldn't find anything I had previously seen there/had seen in other Bristol stores and gave up hope in the adults range. Attracted to a Bambi jumper in the kids range and wandering over for a closer look, I found this cardi and slipped it on. All the cardigans in the regular range were either too thick or too thin, but this is the perfect mid-way knit and fits like a dream. Nice price, too!
4. Dress, £18 from Dorothy Perkins. I originally wanted a single colour one, namely the hot pink but the colour washed me out. I found this one in a promotional section reduced to £20 down from £38 (I believe) and tried it on. Love. Love love love. A flash of my NHS card secured another 10% off (I failed to print off a 25% off everything voucher)
I'm on a mission for some skinny cords, but this is turning in to a nightmare...skinny trousers in general are a nightmare for me. To fit my thighs means getting a size too big on my waist..which results in falling down trousers that even a belt won't help...but I'm not giving up...they must exist somewhere! I'm also wanting more block coloured dresses (New Look have some great ones) and some knitwear from River Island...but that's going to require another shopping trip, and another pay day!
What have you bought this week?