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PRIMARK: PREMIUM PJS AT A PETITE PRICE

I just can’t get enough of Primark at the moment! I went through a phase of massively turning my nose up at it and everything it stands for. While I still disagree with many of their ethics and would rather not think about where their products come from, I have to admit that there have been so many amazing fashions in there recently.

My recent favourites include their sexy new bralettes and lingerie ranges with all the lace you could ever want. And yesterday when I was shopping I spotted even more beautiful lace and silky lovelies for the ever pleasing price Primark offers. This time it’s all premium looking PJs – and I have to admit that the quality isn’t totally awful either! Take a look at some of the beauties that could be yours – and all less than £12!!

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  1. Black Satin Playsuit – £10
  2. Floral Chemise – £8
  3. Black Lace Insert PJ Playsuit – £7
  4. Pink Camisole & shorts set – £8
  5. Floral set – £10
  6. Navy Satin Cami Top – £5
  7. Purple Shirt dress – £8, Chemise – £6
  8. Black Camisole – £5, Shorts – £5, Robe – £10
  9. Floral Satin Cami Short Pyjama Set – £10

Happy Snuggles!
Love,
love EJ xo

BE SEXY FOR LESS WITH PRIMARK

You know I love Primark. I wish I didn’t and I know it’s corrupt and all the rest, but a broke girl still wants to look nice!! And there are even more reasons to look nice with some of Primark’s new lacy and satin offerings…

I popped into Primark at Marble Arch yesterday after a lovely bike ride around Hyde Park in the sunshine – it was rude not to as I was just a few feet away! And while I was purchasing a few new knitwear staples, I spotted so many beautiful bralets and PJs which are sure to make any girl feel feminine and lovely whether it’s to impress their man or themselves! Take a look at some of my favourites, available in most stores…

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  1. Navy Lace Triangle Bralette – £8
  2. Red Lace Bralet and Thong Set – £5
  3. Navy Satin Cami Top – £5
  4. Black And Pink Guipure Lace Bralette – £8
  5. Ivory Blush Bralet Set – £5
  6. Navy Satin Short – £4
  7. Navy and Pink Lace Bralet and Brief Set – £4
  8. Pink Guipure Lace Triangle Bralette – £8

Love these? For more lace bralets, take a look at my recent post here.

See, being sexy needn’t cost heaps!
Love,
love EJ xo

GUESS WHO WENT TO PRIMARK AGAIN…?

So as you may already know from my post last week – Primark Last Night – I did a spot of shopping last week. WELL… On Sunday I returned to Primark on Oxford Street to return the dungarees I’d bought as sadly they are not made for tall people and not particularly comfortable in the downstairs region.

So there I am, innocently popping into Primark to return said dungarees, when I walked out with even more items – why does this always happen!?

So I bought a cute unicone Tshirt for £3, a maxi skirt for £5, some over-the-door heart hooks (below) for £2.50 and a Cactus print (below also) for £5. HAPPY DAYS – I had totaled LESS than the amount I spent on the dungarees anyway! WOOP!

BUT while I was there I also spotted LOTS of other lovely bits that were super tempting… As the kind, thoughtful soul I am I thought I would share them with you to fuel your browsing addictions…

My favourite (as always) was the Home Department. There are some seriously beautiful (and totally affordable) finds there and they’re all so on trend!pri home

 

  1. Cactus Print – £5 –  botanicals are so in this season too! This is now hanging in our lounge…
  2. 2 Pack Floral Round Storage Boxes – £4 – Love these colours and floral patterns, well done Primark!
  3. Pink Fiesta Paisley Cushion – £5 – cute cute cute!
  4. Over-door Heart hooks – £2.50 – these are actually super sturdy.
  5. Black Embroidered Pom Cushion – £7 – I looooove this one *insert heart eyes emoji here*.

I also spotted some beautiful lace items in the Lingerie and Nightwear sections… Perfect for a cheaper option if you’re going for the lace bralette and over sized shirt look!

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Left – Black Guipure Lace Bralette – £8
Right – Black Longline Lace Bralette Set – £4
Soooooo pretty!!

They have also started to bring out their autumn and winter clothing, so there are lots of lush jumpers and wonderful coats appearing. I’m feeling too summery to get all excited about those at the moment, but go take a look in-store and let me know if you find any gems!

Love,
love EJ xo

PRIMARK LAST NIGHT…

Last night I went to Primark on Oxford Street to return some bits I’d bought before holiday that didn’t fit. It was meant to be a quick get in, return, get out situation. Howeverrrrrrr…

There were SO many goodies in there! I left with a heavy bag and a lighter purse! While you can’t shop online at Primark, you can have a little online browse before you go in, so here are a few of the lovely bits I bought…

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  1. Lightweight Cherry Blossom Bomber Jacket – £9
  2. Metallic Shell Top – £8
  3. Black Stretch Denim Dungarees – £15
  4. Grey Backpack – £14
  5. Widefit Block Heel Lace Up Sandals – £14
  6. Grey Co-ord Underwear Set – £5 (also available in black, white and baby pink)
  7. Denim A-line Skirt – £10 (I actually got this in a stonewashed denim, but they don’t have that online).

And it wasn’t just the clothing department that got me all excited. The home department is my FAVOURITE place in the whole shop! I got some reed diffusers for the bathrooms in sea salt and lavender (£1 each), I also got a soft soft blanket for the sofa (£5) and the below delights…

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  1. Set of 4 Plastic Embossed Coloured Tumblers – £4
  2. Fruit Shaped Reusable Ice Cubes – £1.50 (perfect if you don’t have an ice tray, want to jazz up a drink with some colour – or if you don’t want to dilute your wine!!)
  3. Unicorn Chalk Board – £2
  4. Set of 4 Clear Plastic Tumblers – £4

There was so much more in there that I wanted, but I was trying to maintain some control over myself AND my bank account! Take a look at the Primark website for some great products – they can’t promise that all items will be in your nearest store, but it’s fun to take a look and see what you’re on the look out for before going in!

Let me know if you get any goodies!
Love,
love EJ xo

My first InDesign venture…

As part of my course at University we were required to write a feature article about something relating to Bournemouth.  I chose to write about the new Primark store which at the time had just opened.  After this we were asked to create  a layout mock-up using InDesign.  This was made just after christmas but it’s taken me ages to put it up here.

You can click on the image to view in a larger size.  This part of the assignment was more about the layout  and appearance of the piece than the content of the writing itself.  I feel that I have effectively displayed the article to make it look interesting and eye catching while also keeping the copy easy to read and access.

Play it by ear

This season’s hottest jewelry trend is all about the rings, big chunky finger rings and long sparkly earrings. The celebs are all wearing their hair swept back and up with long dangly earrings grazing their sexy bare shoulders. The glitzier the better!

Rachel McAdams :: Carey Mulligan :: Mila Kunis :: Blake Lively

Jessica Szohr :: Taylor Swift :: Leighton Meester :: Nicole Scherzinger

1. Pearl Chandelier Earrings – £14.00 – Topshop

These stunning chandelier earrings are reasonably priced and are glitzy without being tacky. They’re 12cm long, so will rest gently on shoulders and really make a statement.

2. Filigree Earrings – £7.99 – New Look

With the hanging chains adding length to these filigree earrings they will have a nice swing to them. They have tiny diamantes embedded in them to add some sparkle and at such a low price they’re a bargain!

3. Oasis Chandelier Faux Pearl Earrings – £16.00 – ASOS.com

These are probably my favourite design out of them all. They are long and delicate, and the faux pearls add a vintage feel. They’re also studded with diamante so they will shimmer when they catch the light.

4. Erikson Beamon Purple Multi-Leaf Drop Earrings – £12.00 – Debenhams

These earrings apear black at first, but when they catch the light they are really a deep mottled purple. The leaf shapes are similar to those of the earrings worn by Taylor Swift in the image above and create a beautiful shape when put together. They’re also reduced from £15.00, so bargain! Debenhams have so many beautiful earrings on offer, and many of them very reasonably priced, so go and check out their website for more.

5. Coast Venner Earrings – £18.00 – House of Fraser

These stunning earrings really make a statement, with glitz-galore they will add instant Hollywood-glam to any outfit. Too much glitter can look tacky, but these avoid that and add a touch of class, plus with mini dangling diamante disco balls, you’ll be the life and soul of the party!

Also… Go check out places like Primark and Peacocks for earrings on a smaller budget, they always have a wide range of jewelry and you can be sure that prices will be kept low.

Just a Note… If you are going for the long drop look, then make sure they do not conflict with your outfit, you don’t want embellished shoulders getting tangled up with your earrings. The best way to wear the long drop and make a statement is to let them speak for themselves, with a strapless/one shoulder dress, hair swept back and simple make-up.

Faux Fur Fest

With so many celebrities donning faux fur vests, it seems only right to find out where the best ones are hiding (and of course where the cheap one’s are!!)

Mary-Kate Olsen :: Nicole Richie :: Rachel Zoe
Kim Kardashian :: Kristen Cavallari :: Mischa Barton

1. £35.00 – Dorothy Perkins

White faux fur gilet

This cropped gilet comes in two colours, caramel and white. It’s the cheapest I’ve found so far online and the two different colours cater to different tastes. I prefer the caramel one, it will still go with everything, plus it won’t show the dirt!

2. £49.00 – Love Label Faux Fur Gilet from Littlewoods.com.

 

I love the green tones in this vest, with the specks of white incorporated in the fur as well. It stands out from other fur vests and helps add more personality to the trend. This one fastens at the front and is also tapered to a point at the front, to create a more waistcoaty feel.

 


3. £50.00 – Belted Waistcoat by Lipsy

Lipsy Faux Fur Belted Gilet

With £15 off this vest at the moment, it’s a steal! Plus the faux leather wrap belt cinches the vest in at the waist, so you don’t loose your shape. It also helps to create a more evening look, with a little black dress and killer heels this is a perfect addition to a winter-meal-out-with- friends ensemble.


4. £79.90 Mango Waistcoat – available from ASOS.com

Image 1 of Mango Faux Fur Waistcoat

 

I love the pattern and colours of this one, the stripes and animal print add extra texture to the vest. It would look great with a cream jumper underneath, skinny tan waist belt and dark blue skinnies.

 

 

 

5. £85.00 Ecote Fur Waistcoat from Urban Outfitters

 

Although the most expensive, I think this one’s my favourite, and not just due to the huge amount of love I have for Urban Outfitter at the moment, also because it has the most natural colour and a lovely shape. Again, it can be pulled in with a waist belt, or left open for a more casual look.

 


And Finally… They don’t have a website yet, but I’ve seen loads of these in Primark. Perhaps of a lower quality than the above options, but if you’re on a budget, a cheaper way to enjoy the latest trend.