Saturday, 26 February 2011

ASOS & Primark Loot and an Outfit of the Day of sorts.

Yep, ASOS got me again. What can I say? I love ASOS. It’s just so convenient ordering pretty things online sometimes. You can sit there in your pyjamas with a facemask on, buy lovely things and they’re delivered to your house. It’s brilliant and it’s even better when delivery is free!

When I saw this beautiful ring was on sale for just £4.50 it instantly went into my shopping bag. The coral and rose gold colours look so pretty together and I thought it would be perfect for spring and summer this year. I bought it in the medium size to fit my ring finger as I do in all other rings but this runs a tiny bit smaller than usual. I really couldn’t be bothered to exchange it for a larger size, which may have been too large anyway, so I did a little bit of DIY and made it a tad smaller so it fits nicely on my little finger instead. I really love it.

As soon as I saw this necklace I had to make it mine. Whenever I see things I really love I’ve learned to just buy them asap. A few weeks ago there was a stunning large blue stone on a long chain on ASOS that I wanted but for some reason I never bought it and now it has disappeared from the website. I was gutted. Err actually, ignore that because I totally just found said necklace after one last search attempt and this time I wasted no time in purchasing it! Anyway, back to this beautiful necklace. There’s something about turquoise that I just adore, the colour reminds me of a perfect blue sky in the height of summer when you just feel so happy with life. Please hurry up summertime!

Lastly when I saw this in the beauty sale section I couldn’t believe my luck because I had been eyeing this up for a long time ever since I saw Bubblegarm’s post. At full price these New Cid i-glow compact shimmer powders are round £23 which is a bit pricey for me, but when I saw this on sale for £14 I couldn’t resist. I got the shade Coral Crush because I’m on a major peach/coral make up kick at the moment and I absolutely adore this blush. I think it’ll quickly be up there with some of my all time favourites. Not only does it look gorgeous in the pan, it gives a beautiful glow to the cheek, which I’m sure you’ll see in a make up of the day post very soon! I love it!

My mum and I popped into Primark yesterday and I must admit, I was a little disappointed in the clothes there at the moment. None of the dresses really caught my eye but surprisingly I didn’t come out empty handed!

To be honest, I am not a flip-flop person at all. I really envy those few people who can walk silently in flip-flops because I am definitely not one of those people. When I walk in flip-flops it sounds like there are a million horses walking behind me and I find the noise so incredibly annoying. However when I saw these I just had to have them because they have tiny little anchor and boat charms on them. They were only £2.50 and I think they’re worth that just for the cuteness factor alone.

After that flip flop find I didn’t think I’d find anything else quite as cute until I saw these beauties and honestly, how could leave the store without purchasing these? They are so far beyond adorable it’s ridiculous and if I were a pair of shoes, I’d quite like to be this pair please! For only £6 they quickly found their way into my basket and I was a very happy Jennie indeed. I am very easily amused!
Lastly here is my final Primark purchase incorporated into an outfit of the day…well, kind of! Today is Saturday and I am currently supposed to be writing an essay instead of taking pictures and writing up a blog post, but the latter is FAR more fun and interesting than a boring essay. The only way to really photograph this dressing gown was to wear it & I thought it best to spare you from seeing my makeup-less face. Trust me, it’s for your own good! I found this on a sale table and thought it was so adorable. The little penguins have Santa hats on so this must be left over from Christmas time but I don’t remember seeing them then because I totally would have bought one. But I have one now & I got this for only £3! Hello bargain!

Have you bought any gems from ASOS or Primark lately?
xoxo

41 comments:

  1. Love the necklace and flip flops! :)

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  2. Cute buys! Love the jewellery and the flip flops. There seem to be loads of lovely things in Primark at the moment.
    xx

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  3. Oh dear, I was gonna order that ring then I decided I couldn't afford it now I've gone and ordered it! It's so nice though.

    Love the shoes too

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  4. I popped into Primark the other week and wasnt that impressed with the clothes that were on offer. I did pick up a pretty scarf and going out bag though!

    I've been really good and managed to not buy from Asos for a while.. You dont understand how hard it is to not go on there right now! :-)

    xx

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  5. I bet you look just as gorgeous sans makeup! you swiiiine :(
    love this post, i need that ring and the shimmer powder, I'm in love with anything peach/coral at the moment toooo x

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  6. the shoes are too cute! love the penguin dressing gown too x

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  7. I have the same flip flips! I though they were so cute, but I'm a complete flip flop addict I have SO many pairs! I have sort of banned myself was ASOS atm, need to stop buying things. Brought a cute playsuit in Primark the other day though :)

    L x

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  8. Those shoes are so cute! Primark dressing gowns are my favourite- my current one is a mint green monkey one!xxx

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  9. Great buys! I'm jealous, I'm super skint so can't do any shopping. Though it's my birthday soon, I'm contemplating whether to spend bday money on a shopping spree or the sensible thing and use it to live off..hmmm.

    I LOVE the ring so much, that's such a gorgeous colour. The necklace is great too, very on trend, I'm working on a Navajo range myself at the mo.

    The makeup reminds me of the MAC ones, I have them ina few different shades and they're gorgeous :D That was a few years back now...I assume they still do them?

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  10. Those flip flops are so adorable xx

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  11. @Beccy - They are super cute!
    @MissDollyGal - There are :)
    @Chlo - Definitely a good buy I think!
    @Leanne Marie - Haha I wish I could resist the temptation!
    @Kay eh tea ei - hehe I totally don't!
    @Emma - I couldn't resist hehe.
    @Half Dressed - Yay!
    @Emily - Aww that sounds adorable!
    @Raffles Bizarre - You should buy yourself some pretty things, that's what birthday money is for! Ooh I can't wait to see some of your new pieces! Yeah, they do! I don't own any MAC ones, although I'd love to!
    @Alice :)

    xoxo

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  12. The ring is gorgeous, I love coral coloured jewelery for summer too! That blusher looks so pretty xx

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  13. That coral ring is gorgeous, very tempted to order one for myself now. Love those flip flops, so cute x

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  14. Ahh I absolutely love everything in this post!!! x

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  15. Gorgeous buys, especially the ring and those sweet little pale blue flats (: I bought a gorgey pair of loafers, and a pair of brogues from Primark on Monday! Going to pop back in soon for a new set of pyjamas! xx

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  16. I bought the ring in the greeny colour :D i love it!! x

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  17. ASOSO have really cute stuff, but they can be quite expensive sometimes for me |: But I'm LOVING New Look <3

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  18. @Tara - Coral is so lovely in the sunshine!
    @Fei - You should!
    @GoldenGlow - :)
    @Michelle - Primark have gorgeous pyjamas!
    @Charli - Ooh I loved that colour too!

    xoxo

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  19. you have lovely hair.
    I wonder if you can get asos things in Canada!

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  20. I'm so going to try and find those flip flops in my local primark. They're so cute! And i'm the same with flip flops. They make slapping noises against my feet quite loudly but nevermind! x

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  21. I don't know what's more adorable - the nautical flip flops or the cute penguins!

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  22. Great summer shows from primark there. And such a cute dressing gown xx

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  23. I've been eyeing up that ring in the green option for ages but have never ordered rings online so was unsure of the sizing! The coral one is lovely :)
    Love the dressing gown too, very cute!
    Claire
    xox
    http://www.sittingprettyatmydesk.com/

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  24. Those flip flops are so cute! I haven't visited Primark for a while but it's on my to-do list as I much prefer their summer clothes to their winter ones. x

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  25. You've got the most amazing hair! Amazing post! xx

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  26. GREAT post THANKS so much for sharing as I have been on the quest for such a long time to find a dupe for the very sought after Stereo Rose and I too saw this on Bubblegrams blog and thought £23 was a little pricey but now its for £14.25 free P&P thats asking for it!! ha ha! x

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  27. You have great taste, and I'm in love with your hair xx

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  28. Primark have some really cute things lately!

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  29. Agreed that Primark clothes aren't that great lately, but they're definitly making up for it with their accessories and shoes. Those pumps are wins I might have to buy a pair.

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  30. @Marisa - Aww they have great sale sections!
    @kimberlee - Maybe!
    @natalie - :)
    @Anna - Hehe they are adorable!
    @Kat - :)
    @Bows and Butterflies - definitely!
    @Claire - I'm usually a medium and I'm about a ring size M on my ring finger.
    @Lily - Definitely agree!
    @Courtney - Thank you!
    @Sherrie - You're welcome!
    @IcedGem - <3
    @Cherry Pullinger - They do.
    @Eloise - Very true!

    xoxo

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  31. I love the ring and the shoes are amazing! Asos have fab jewellery x

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  32. I love the jewellery you picked, I always forget to have a look at the ASOS jewellery I bet i've missed out on lots of lovely pieces!
    I love the anchors on the shoes you got from Primark too :) x

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  33. Omg you got some abso amazing things Jen, that ring is divine, and i am in love with those cute shoes! Very you!!! Haha I love your outfit of the day, I'd say it's the best yet ;) xxxx

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  34. Hii :) I just started following your blog. I love the ring! I love anything in that kind of salmon peachy coral shade.

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  35. story of my life. supposed to be doing homework, but an online.
    anyways. i love the shoes! and of course the jewelry and just everything!

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  36. lovely choice in jewellery and i love love love those shoes! little anchors, aww ♥ xx

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  37. love your blog. by the way I follow you, maybe you doing the same at Roseakvarts!

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  38. I love primark for pyjamas and dressing gowns, it's literally all I buy from there now haha. I love asos but have been restraining myself lately.

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  39. @Rachel - They definitely do!
    @Caz - The sale jewellery is especially great!
    @Gem - hahaa you make me smile!
    @littlelucy - it's a great colour!
    @Emily Anne - haha ditto!
    @tennille - <3
    @Kessy - :)
    @Helen - Gotta love super cheap pj's. :)

    xoxo

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  40. I LOVE those flip flops & flats! soooo cute!

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