Changing Room Tales / Primark

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Last week I had some time alone in the worlds largest Primark (Manchester, so I’m told) and I was excited to have a proper look round and EVEN, MAYBE try something on! I think we’re between seasons right now so the selection was disappointing, the Summer stuff was picked over and the Autumn stuff was minimal so I only had an armful of items when I got to the changing rooms but I decided to do another ‘Changing Room Tales’ and show you my selection.

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This shirt is very much the one that got away right now, it was a bit itchy and the next one I tried was SO soft by comparison I decided not to buy it but since then I’ve been told it would have transformed after just one wash. I went back to my local store yesterday looking for it with no success so I’m a bit gutted cause I loved the pink stripe.. if you see it, buy it! I think it was only £7!! I didn’t love the exterior buttons on the shorts, I’ve since ordered a second pair of my favourite high waisters from H&M as I just don’t think I’ll find another pair I like as much, fit-wise.

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I’m wearing this shirt as I type, SO super comfy and can be dressed up (I think it can look formal worn as above) or tucked in to shorts like the other one and looks awesome, so casual and light for summer while being totally ageless. A teenager would look just as good in this as someone much older, total classic.. I think it was closer to £10 but don’t quote me.

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This was my ‘try it, you might like it’ item.. I actually really did, very 90s but it was horrifyingly itchy!! really uncomfortable otherwise it would have been coming home with me for sure. It’s not obvious in the picture but it’s a metallic bronze colour and I believe this one was also around £10. If anyone has this please don’t tell me a wash would have fixed it.. I’m not ready.

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I was on the fence about this dress, really like it but it gapes at the bust. I decided to keep it because it was otherwise flattering and THEN the cashier told me it was a cross back.. I don’t want to admit how long I’ve spent trying to figure out how to cross the two straps so I’ve come to the conclusion she was wrong but if anyone knows PLEASE share your wisdom! – £13

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I’m ending on a couple more super softies. This baseball tee was something I thought wouldn’t look that nice on and truth be told it will probably end up as pyjamas but OMG it is the softest fabric EVER. I really like the fit and colours on me too so I’m taking it along to NYC in a couple of weeks and then we’ll see.. maybe a bed shirt after that – £6

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I need another sweatshirt like I need a hole in the head (aside from my existing necessary holes) but it’s nice to have something new to travel in, isn’t it? I bought this sweater (£5) and a pair of ‘cosy leggings’ for the flight (also £5) and am trying not to wear them before we go. The Sweater I bought in a 10 (I usually buy a 12) and it was a nice fit.. the leggings I bought in a 14 hoping they’d stretch over my tummy and be comfier mid-flight however being a bit big they bunch up in the crotch and I now wish the jumper was a bit longer 😉

If you want to see a walking, talking version of this post you can watch the video above. Let me know if you’d like to see these in future.. I think they’re a bit more interesting than just showing what I ended up buying, especially in Primark where the queues to try stuff on are SO long you may end up buying and regretting!

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6 Comments

  1. 8 August, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    Love this kind of post! Love the red dress, so pretty and really flattering! Sophie x

    sophiehmstewart.com

  2. 8 August, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Oh my gosh that red dress. I must have it. I cannot wait for pay day already! I also love the shirts (my style) I think I’d go back and get the pink number if I were you 🙂

  3. 8 August, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    This is a really fun idea for a post! I always love seeing what people buy, but this puts a nice spin on it as it gives more insight into what’s available. I too was disappointed with Primark’s current offering, but I’m hoping that, in a few weeks, they will have more Autumn stuff in and I’ll find some gems next time I’m in there.

    Jenny xx

    http://www.jaffacat.co.uk

  4. 8 October, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    That red dress is so pretty and I love the sweater!

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