Friday, 20 July 2012

Someone call Shopaholic's Anonymous.

Last weekend I went shopping - a dangerous, foolish activity for me I know, but it was necessary. My summer holiday is coming up and I needed to supplement my hot weather wardrobe with mix-and-match-able pieces that will mean I can keep creating new outfits while I am away, while remaining appropriate for both tropical heat and more conservative cultures. For the shopping trip I eschewed sensibility and ignored the wind/threatening clouds to wear this..

Shirt - New Look; Shorts & Tights - Primark; Creepers - Amazon; Clutch - Cos (secondhand in Paris); Cuff - H&M; Earrings, Ring & Bracelets - Topshop.

I love a good pair of high waisted shorts because they are just so flattering, and this pastel stripe pair is really cute. I paired them wiith a sheer white shirt tucked in to emphasize the waistline, and buttoned all the way up in that girl-meets-boy way that looks very cute. I then threw my creepers into the mix because they are gorgeous and a little bit edgy, as is the new clutch. Lashings of jewellery and a bright lip completed the ensemble.


It's fair to say I got over-excited in Primark - what a haul. The cross tee and ballet pumps aren't even for my trip! 

New Look

The sales in New Look were bursting with gorgeous prints and colours - I just couldn't resist! And that parka is the perfect lightweight cover up, an alternative to my beloved blazers.

River Island

I have had my eye on these pieces for a while, but never quite had the cash to buy them. When they appeared in the sale however, I snapped them right up. I adore the paisley print on the dress and the mermaid-esque shell pattern on the skirt.


 This neon dress is completely stunning, bright and beautiful, and will look gorgeous with a holiday tan.

Hair Bow - River Island; Black Rose Headband - Topshop; Ring & Gold Headband - Primark.

On holiday my hair will have to be up most of the time, so I invested in some cute accessories to keep it fresh!

Love and kisses, Tara xox


  1. I love that black top!! going to find it tomorrow :)

  2. got some cute stuff!

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

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  3. Love the top you're wearing and your new finds are great. That tomato dress is so so fun!
    Ava Tallulah
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  4. I love that skirt Tara! These are some great pieces you purchased and I can't wait to see you style that skirt!

  5. You got some cute things! I love the floral New Look dress! I really like your blog! It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits and more :) :)

  6. So many lovely pieces. I absolutely love the coral dress from TOPSHOP :)

    - Victoria

  7. Great picks! Love your taste ;)

  8. such awesome finds! and the way you described your justification to shopping was incredible! you should be a lawyer hahah


  9. wow that top with the studded crosses is so cute! I totally wish we had a Primark down under haha.

  10. I love the top you're wearing! And I love that pink Topshop dress

    xoxo Sootjeelina

  11. Amazing!!!!!


  12. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations

  13. I have those black and white primark pumps, I took them to prague with me, they're super comfy! You'll feel like you're walking on air in Indonesia! xxx

  14. So pretty!

    PS. We’ve a $100 Giveaway to Skinny Bitch Apparel on our blog! Check it out, if you’d like :)

    ox from NYC!