After our week away last week was filled with wind and rain with just a couple of days sunshine, one would be forgiven in to thinking autumn has arrived (Sssh, I am a little pleased by this- but not by the rain, just the slightly dropping temperature!) but today the sun shone in Bristol again to welcome us home, thank you sun. None the less my mind is no longer focusing on pastel hues and my eye is being drawn to more autumnal shades and black is definitely a factor again. I popped to town last week with my best friend and fellow bridemaids to go bridesmaid dress shopping/browsing, and we accidentally fell in to Primark and H&M (Haul video coming to my You Tube Channel very soon). I was actually very controlled with my spending (I am trying to be more sensible since my spending got a little obsessive) and only purchased a few things to create just the one complete outfit.
I found this skirt featured here in the sale rack in Primark and it was the only one left as far as I could see and luckily for me in was in my size. I love a good full circle midi skirt, and this floral print scream Ted Baker at me (I am a little Ted obsessed). It looks like a very luxurious watercolour print skirt and I fell in love, it even has red tones running through the flowers and I never wear red but the turquoise and pinks were a winner. Whilst I was in there, I was actually looking for a particular pastel fake fur coat that I saw recently in Company magazine but I think I was too ahead of the game as usual as they hadn’t had it in yet, so instead I stumbled across this leather jacket with gold zip detail. I have wanted a “leather” jacket for ages but I am pretty fussy about the style and wanted one with the right style of collar (and price tag of course) and I adore this one. It is the most expensive thing I have ever bought in Primark at £25, but the “leather” is so soft and the fit around my waist is perfect.
I didn’t plan on buying anything in H&M, as I rarely go in there because I have never been a massive fan.. But who knew the Bristol H&M was on three floors and offered such a selection of ranges. They literally had a section for all stereo types including sports luxe, hipster prints, pretty pastels and girly grunge. I did spy quite a few things that took my fancy but when I saw this “leather” Trés Cool slogan bag which is perfect size for laptop, iPad and other important things, I knew it would complete my outfit I was creating. Topped off nicely with this black and gold studded/spiked statement necklace (was in the sale, here’s a similar, less studded version) to add to my growing collection.
Also featured here is the felt floppy hat from Peacocks ♥ No.1 Selfie Muscle Tee from Primark ♥ River Island cleated heel boots that I picked up in the sale a while ago ♥ Turquoise frilly socks from Primark ♥