primark purchases

Yesterday I took deep breath, gritted my teeth and ploughed into Primark in Cambridge with one mission in mind. I rarely shop in Primark; and not in a snobby way, but simply because I don’t have one particularly near me and always find the experience a little bit too stressful. I like nice, organised shopping with room to peruse and the ability to try items on without waiting half an hour…but when needs must, Primark is sometimes the only option. The need being flip flops and the must being my imminent holiday in three weeks time. With a very patient boyfriend in tow, I managed to emerge into the fresh air triumphant, even if some girl did try and snaffle my sparkly flip flops from Rob whilst I was trying on some very disappointing dresses!

Flip flops – £1 per pair.

How many pairs does one need for a two week holiday?! Three pairs apparently (2 x functional, 1 x fancy!)

Well for £1 each, I figured even if they don’t return to England with me, it is hardly any great financial loss.  

Espadrilles – £1.

I have been after a pair for ages, but was reluctant to shell out for a pair of Toms. When I saw these ones, I thought they were really sweet – especially the pastel green colour. I find the shoe area in Primark the most terrifying terrain of the whole shop. I like to execute a grab and go policy, literally seizing all the pairs of shoes in my size and then seeking some solitude in a corner somewhere to try them on. 

Belt – £1.

I forgot how much fun Primark accessories are. Such a pleasant surprise, and a section I also missed as I was on a direct path to pay and go. I could have spent another half an hour stocking up on unnecessary hair bands and flower bandos, but sensing I had pretty much exhausted Rob’s Primark threshold, I grabbed this belt and the below earrings and scarpered.

Chevron earrings – £2

Turquoise stone earrings – £3

I know, I know… I was breaking the bank a bit here with these two bejewelled buys! I particularly love the chevron earrings, very dangly and a little bit Aztec-like. And as for the turquoise ones, I have this romanticised image of me in a flowing maxi dress, cocktail in hand, barefoot on the Egyptian sands as the sun sets wearing these earrings. 🙂

I hope you are all well and enjoying the weekend. Thank you to all who have entered my giveaway so far – I am overwhelmed with the response already.

Have you found any good buys in the shops recently?

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38 Comments

  1. 14th August 2011 / 3:53 pm

    You got some good bargains! Love the belt and the aztec earrings 🙂
    x

  2. 14th August 2011 / 3:53 pm

    love these, i nearlu bought the first pair of earrings but i hate dangleys so decided against them in the end. Enjoy your holiday <3

  3. 14th August 2011 / 3:54 pm

    I desperately want to find some Aztec earrings, but my primark never has any 🙁

  4. 14th August 2011 / 3:55 pm

    i really like the aztec earrings!

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    lifeofrosalie.blogspot.com

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    x

  5. 14th August 2011 / 4:08 pm

    You got some great stuff, I've been after the triangle earrings for ages but when I went in they only had one left, with one of them missing!!

  6. 14th August 2011 / 4:11 pm

    Oooh I've got the horse belt in black – I wear it all the time! And I absolutely love the triangle earrings! Good choice

  7. 14th August 2011 / 4:16 pm

    love the espadrilles! I may have to brave going to my local primark to pick up a pair! my toms are looking very shabby 🙁
    have a lovely holiday! x

  8. 14th August 2011 / 4:20 pm

    I love the earings, they are soo pretty! Your shoes were bargins!
    I wasnt sure about espadrilles either so i might pop down and get some for £1 to try out too 🙂 xx

  9. 14th August 2011 / 4:21 pm

    I love those horse belts that they have. They had one with elephants and owls on the last time I went in and it was cuteness overload! 🙂 xxx

  10. 14th August 2011 / 4:26 pm

    The flipflops with the flowers are so adorable! And lately i'm loving anything with sort of running horses on it! I almost bought a shirt with a galloping horse on it the other day 🙂

  11. 14th August 2011 / 4:29 pm

    I really like the Cambridge Primark store (: It's so big and much less busy than the Oxford Circus one. The Topshop in Cambridge is really good too! Such fabby finds as ever, I love the horse clasp belt! xx

  12. 14th August 2011 / 4:33 pm

    I feel the exact same about primark – its a place I only go when I really have to 🙂
    You got some great things though, I really ant the triangle slightly aztec looking earrings & the belt was a complete bargain!! x

  13. 14th August 2011 / 4:56 pm

    Primark is madness but theres usually some good buys, I have lately found the clothes a bit disapointing, but the accessories are pe4rfect! I always come out with a load of new jewellery! I bought the Aztec style earrings not so long ago, and love them! they look amazing 😀 also I picked up the horse belt the other day in there along with a tassley belt. But i put them back because I really needed new socks 🙁 I know I know, socks or belts? but damn my feet get cold at work!!

    Charlie
    xx

  14. 14th August 2011 / 5:01 pm

    Fabulous finds! I haven't been to Primark for years but their accessories are always amazing x

  15. 14th August 2011 / 6:12 pm

    brilliant purchases – i find the shoe area the scariest too. the belt is lovely xx

  16. 14th August 2011 / 6:54 pm

    Love the belt it soo cute 🙂 and i want me a pair of those espradills 🙂

  17. 14th August 2011 / 7:31 pm

    ahh, i hate the cambridge primark! its always soo messy and busy in there!

    but i love the belt and turqouise earings, theres gorgeous!!
    xx

  18. 14th August 2011 / 8:37 pm

    I love the Aztec earrings and the horse belt! I have it in black but i'm tempted to get in white now i've seen yours as I wear mine so much! xx

  19. 14th August 2011 / 9:08 pm

    Primark is a stressful experience but I love it too much to not go! These flip flops are a great buy – I really love the ones with the flower – flowers always win me over! Glad you've managed to find some lovely purchases!
    xx

  20. 14th August 2011 / 10:20 pm

    Wow i absolutely love the aztec looking earings 🙂

  21. 14th August 2011 / 10:53 pm

    I'm so glad someone feels the same way about Primark! People think I'm really snobby but I like clothes to be all neat and nicely presented, Primark just stresses me out so much with the mess and all the people! Haha, I feel better now I know someone who feels the same! You've got some really good items, I'm definitely going to brave it to get some pieces for travelling! x

  22. 15th August 2011 / 1:52 am

    Primark has got some really awesome things lately. The belt is cool, i would definately wear that. And those earrings i bought a pair of the black and white ones the other day. Aztec, is the new in thing and im lovin' it. 😀
    xooxx

    http://imperfecbeauty.blogspot.com/

  23. 15th August 2011 / 9:08 am

    i have a love/hate relationship with primark, sometimes i think its great and other times it drives me mental, i think you have to be in the right mood…

    http://www.missmathful.blogspot.com

  24. 15th August 2011 / 9:53 am

    Great purchases! Primark can be very stressful!

  25. 15th August 2011 / 2:17 pm

    Some great items. I love the belt 🙂

  26. 15th August 2011 / 8:31 pm

    really fond of the chevron earrings.

  27. 16th August 2011 / 10:00 am

    Great purchases! I never used to like Primark at all but I kinda love it now. Its fun being able you just walk round and pick things up willy nilly without worrying how much things are costing. I have the Aztec earrings too (who doesnt?!) and I love your sparkly flip flops!

    x

  28. 24th August 2011 / 2:43 am

    i so wish there was a primark in the states. i love the horse belt!

  29. 10th September 2012 / 9:11 am

    I LOVE that belt!!! Totally gorgeous!!! 🙂 🙂 I know wht you mean about Primark being shopping hell!!!! I used to love the one in Lincoln but after a while I have grown annoyed by it!! LOL!! How are you coping with the one which has opened near you now!?!? No more Rob being patient holding flip flops outside the changing rooms?? Bless, he's very good at going shopping with you. 🙂
    Enjoy your holiday 🙂 xoxo