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.

Primark


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.

Topshop



 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

14 comments:

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

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  2. got some cute stuff!

    xo Camilla

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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!

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  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 :) :)

    www.raindropsofsapphire.com

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

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  7. Great picks! Love your taste ;)

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

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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

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

    xoxo Sootjeelina

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  11. Amazing!!!!!

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    xoxo

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  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

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  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

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  14. So pretty!

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    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

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