May Haul: Primark, Topshop, Boohoo & Boots

As the old Chinese proverb goes: ‘when in May, go out and spend your money’.  Ah okay then, if you insist…

May Haul 1White distressed jeans: Boohoo – £25
We know it’s all about white denim this summer, and with the light wash, boyfriend fit and distressed rips, these tick so many trend boxes that there ain’t even any ink left in the pen (see what I did there?) I was lusting after these badboys for weeks before they finally made their way from my online basket into my grubby mitts (no seriously, I’m grubby – that’s a chocolate mark on the knee from some rocky road I was eating the first day I decided to wear them) and now I have them I absolutely love them. I featured them in an OOTD post last week so check that out if you want to see what they look like on – I won’t give away any spoilers, but they look pretty much the same except my body is poking out.

May Haul 3Tulle midi skirt: Topshop – £18
Another piece that I was perving after for a few weeks was this midi tulle skirt from Toppers. Now it’s mine I don’t REALLY know what to wear it with, or for what occasion (anyone having an Adams Family style wedding in the coming month? No?) but what I do know is that I bloody love it and I will make it work if it kills me. They also do the skirt in a mini version, but they only had the midi when I sent my sister on a tulle-finding mission for me. Can we also just take a moment to appreciate the price? £18 for a Topshop skirt is really good in my opinion – could the gods of the UK highstreet finally be listening to prayers and making Topshop a bit less batshit crazy in its pricing?! Let’s keep our fingers and eyes crossed, my bargain hunting friends.

May Haul 4Strappy crop top: Topshop – £8
Every time I wear something with thin straps I catch sight of myself and think “Good god, who’s that hulking man with the massive shoulders?” and vow never to let anything spaghetti strapped into my life again. And then I go out and buy this sort of thing. Why? I don’t know.

May Haul 2Floral blazer: Primark – £13
I ventured into Primark earlier today solely for a belt and of course ended up looking around the entire shop. It was one of those really infuriating Primark visits where everyone was getting in my way and I nearly ended up shouting “Excuse me! Do you know your kid is being a dickhead?!” at at least 15 various parents, but then I saw THIS beauty and it was like the heavens opened and angels started singing and all the dickhead kids didn’t exist for a moment. How bloody nice is this for £13? It’s quite lightweight and thankfully for me doesn’t have any shoulder pads (see aforementioned hulking man comments), making it the perfect Spring blazer.

May Haul 5Crop top: Primark – £4 / Shorts: Primark – £3
I made an error here and thought the crop top was in fact a sports bra, but let’s just overlook my stupidity and pretend I actually have the sort of stomach that means I could go to the gym in just a crop top. Oy vey. These shorts are just for mooching about the house in complaining how cold I am while refusing to wear anything that keeps me warm.

May Haul 6Sunglasses: Primark – £2 each
As it’s now May, I can definitely start buying things with the ‘it’s for my holiday’ excuse. Yes I’m not going away for another three months. Yes I’m only going to Tenerife for 4 days. But yes I will still continue to throw things in my basket with gay abandon because ‘it’s for my holiday’.  Not that these need justifying because they’re only £2 and they’re FIT.

May Haul 7Makeup and beauty bits: Primark and Boots
ALL of my base products took it upon themselves to run out at once which was simply superb, so a trip to Boots was also needed today. Luckily the 3 for 2 offer was on which meant I got to pick up a Revlon Lip Butter and new nail polish with only small traces of buyers’ guilt.

What do you all think of this mini haul? What have you been buying lately?


10 Responses

    • Claire May 4, 2014 / 4:41 pm

      Thanks, I’m so impressed with them! Will take a look at your post, loving Boohoo at the minute 🙂 xx

  1. Annie May 3, 2014 / 8:11 pm

    I loooooove the Primark blazer, it looks like it could be from Topshop or something. I bought it the other day and can’t stop wearing it. I always love your posts, love Annie xxx

    • Claire May 4, 2014 / 4:45 pm

      I agree, it’s AMAZING – I’m definitely going to get a lot of wear out of it. And thank you, that’s so nice to hear! xx

    • Claire May 4, 2014 / 4:45 pm

      Hahaha I may have to get it translated 😉 xx

  2. vickie May 4, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    Oh my that blazer is incredible! Also thanks for the jeans recommendation I’ve been lusting after a pair for myself (may have the same chocolate issue though). x

    • Claire May 4, 2014 / 4:46 pm

      I like to think a smudge or two is the sign of an interesting woman…xx

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