Thursday, 11 August 2016

Penney's/Primark Must Haves...

I mentioned on my last post how I'd been in Penney's in Limerick last week and was well impressed. My sister said on the drive in that it isn't the best store really...but it was way better than any I've been in up north. Having said that, the time of the day may have had a part to play - it was about 7pm on a Friday evening in the centre of Limerick so the store was very quiet and being tidied for Saturday by a large team of staff. So it was easy to see everything and there was room to try on.

I'll start with some pictures I took going around the store and then show you what I bought. First up, these embellished clutches were stunning for only 12 euro.
Penney's have been killing it with their shoes lately - so many bloggers have been sharing amazing finds, including these beauties - just 28 euro:
I also thought these were lovely - there were only a couple of pairs left and both were marked so I didn't try them on.
Next up, some patent brogues .... every wardrobe should have a pair:
And these are a great dupe of the Ash and Isabel Marant boots. Not leather sadly but perfect if you just want to try out the trend and don't want to buy expensive ones up front:
These sandals are on sale and caught my eye as I've seen Sinead from Sinead's Curvy Style wearing them on Snapchat (in the green colour):
Next up and workwear was on my mind so these were a possibility - thought they would work well with a white shirt and a camel knit...though I didn't get them in the end as I hadn't the energy to try them on #shoppingfail 
These pleated metallic skirts and wide trousers are almost identical to the Topshop ones!
But it was the interiors stuff that was most impressive...check out these cushions:
Loved the whole colour scheme in this rage - I'm a sucker for a bit of geo:
This next range was more ethnic - fab colours and the quality was amazing, especially the cushion on the bottom shelf:
Lovely little jewellery box - the girls were begging for me to buy them one:
But I was on a strict budget so in the end, apart from the Cocoa Brown stuff I shared on my last post (and a ton of underwear & socks for the kids), I just bought a couple of white vests (standard Primark purchase) and two jackets:
The first jacket is a blush colour and is a more casual oversized shape. I've a few scarves in this colour and a pair of loafers too so I'm thinking it will work well with them. This is a size 10 and it comes in navy also. I'm wearing it this morning to the launch of the NI Hospice's Big Coffee Break on the 22nd September. It was held in the Baillies Coffee Roasthouse...absolute cracker of an event. I've got some video on Snapchat and Instagram!
Jacket - Primark
Jeans - Gap (outlet purchase)
Top and Shoes - Topshop (past season)
And I've mentioned before that I've been looking for a collarless navy jacket. This is probably a bit dressier than I had been looking for but I can dress it up or down and I love the sleeves - perfect for my short arms. This is the size 12. Not as nice a pic but you get the gist hopefully-I've not worn this one out & about yet.
Finishing with yesterday's outfit which was a bit thrown together but seemed to work. It features the sarong that I featured on my Hush sale post the other week, which I ordered and which is even better than I was expecting.
It's so beautifully made and the colours and weight make it perfect for autumn. It's unfortunately sold out but it might be worth checking out for returns? Plus there's an additional 10% off sale stock in Hush until the sale ends at the weekend - use SUMMER10 at checkout!
I'm also wearing a cream casual top I got in the Gap outlet at the weekend, which was 40% off - it's so lovely and soft though does need a vest underneath. Jeans are Guess from Spoilt Belle Boutique in Coleraine and my sandals are my trusty H&M ones which are also sold out now.

Hope you're having a good week,

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