Primark & H&M Clothing Haul

primark h&m clothing haul thegirlinspired beach holiday dress bikini crochet top

After 4 years of no holidays for Ben and I due to my fear of flying, we finally booked a beach holiday to Ibiza this year! We’re going at the end of September and, with relaxing on the beach and taking a dip in the pool in my near future, I realised I seriously needed to expand my summer wardrobe!

I went into Primark first to see if I could snag a few bargains and here’s what I picked up:

primark h&m clothing haul thegirlinspired beach holiday dress bikini crochet top

I love these dresses! I bought one a month ago in black and it’s so comfortable, not too short, lightweight and only £5, so I wanted to pick up another in a brighter colour for my trip. They have a selection of colours and I am so tempted to get one in every shade!

primark h&m clothing haul thegirlinspired beach holiday dress bikini crochet top

I also picked up this dress which has a silky texture, cinches in at the waist and has a ruffly fold-over piece of fabric on the top half which is different from anything else I own. Primark had a lot of these dresses in different prints and colours. I thought this might be nice to wear out in the evenings.

primark h&m clothing haul thegirlinspired beach holiday dress bikini crochet top

A couple of basic pieces that I grabbed whilst I was there as they are so inexpensive and great staple pieces to have on hand. The darker tank I got with the Autumn season in mind, but the white I thought would be good to wear under an open knit/crochet top for more casual evenings.

primark h&m clothing haul thegirlinspired beach holiday dress bikini crochet top

Is it just me/just in my city, or does Primark not stock matching tops and bottoms for their bikinis?! There were a few I found in sets but most of the ones I liked only had either the top or the bottom half. I ended up heading to H&M to pick up the above pieces. I think the navy and red bikini is so cute, fits really nicely, and the ruffles are very flattering. The lighter blue was in the sale and I couldn’t find the matching bottoms in my size, but I have other bikini bottoms I can mix and match this with so I don’t mind that so much, especially when I only paid £3 for the top!

primark h&m clothing haul thegirlinspired beach holiday dress bikini crochet top

I picked up another couple of dresses in H&M. The first is a summery orange one with cut outs around the middle and is very lightweight – perfect for exploring the town and maybe doing a little shopping. The second is this gorgeous mix of blues and purples and has a little triangle cut out at the back. I thought this would be good for going out to eat as well.

primark h&m clothing haul thegirlinspired beach holiday dress bikini crochet top

I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this top or not but once I tried it on I fell in love. It’s a lot sheerer than I originally thought it was going to be, but I thought this would look cute over the top of a bikini paired with shorts and flip flops.

primark h&m clothing haul thegirlinspired beach holiday dress bikini crochet top

And finally my favourite purchase of the lot – this gorgeous crocheted crop top with flared sleeves. It looks a bit odd in the picture above so I’ve included a pic below of what it looks like on, but this is perfect to wear over a bikini or over that white tank top I showed earlier if it gets a little chilly. It’s not super cropped, and I think the flared sleeves are really fun.

primark h&m clothing haul thegirlinspired beach holiday dress bikini crochet top

I’m so pleased with everything I got but I still have a few more bits I want to pick up for my trip. Once I’ve got those I plan on doing a collective haul of everything so make sure you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel if you’re interested in seeing that.

Winter Work Wardrobe Wishlist

Try saying that title 5 times fast!!

My winter work wardrobe is seriously lacking now I’m in a less relaxed office (no more jeans and baggy jumpers for me!) So I took to the web to search out some office appropriate threads to keep me warm whilst still looking professional. Here’s what I found from my favourite store – H&M:

Work 1:
Top: Fine-knit Glittery Jumper £14.99
Bottom: Wraparound Skirt £19.99

 

Work 2:
Top: Patterned Knit Jumper £14.99
Bottom: Suit Trousers £24.99

 

*I love the look of jumpers with skirts so here is a selection. Some jumpers can be a little scratchy or too open knit sometimes so I like to layer a long sleeved top underneath to stay extra toasty*

Jumper Mix (clockwise from top left):
Jumper 1: Cable-knit Jumper £14.99
Jumper 2: Short Chenille Jumper £19.99
Jumper 3: Mohair Blend Jumper £24.99
Long Sleeve Top: Long-sleeve Jersey Top £7.99

 

Office Meeting:
Top: Beaded Blouse £19.99
Bottom: Wraparound Skirt £19.99
Jacket: Figure Fit Jacket £29.99
Accessory: Short Necklace £1.99

 

Mix & Match:
Top: Pima Cotton Top £7.99
Top: Jersey Top £6.99
Skirt: Pencil Skirt £14.99
Bag: Leather Shoulder Bag £59.99

 

*All skirts to be worn with cosy fleecy tights obviously 😉 *

Mix & Match Skirts (left to right, top to bottom):
Dog-toothed Patterned Skirt £19.99
Knee-length Skirt £14.99
Twill Skirt £7.99
Patterned Skirt £19.99
Pencil Skirt £7.99

 

Shoes! (left to right, top to bottom):
Ballet Pumps £7.99
Court Shoes £29.99
Leather Court Shoes £29.99
Ballet Pumps £7.99
Boots £29.99
Leather Court Shoes £29.99

With most of these items being quite neutral you can mix and match to your hearts desire and get multiple looks from a minimum of pieces. I favourite picks would be the wraparound and twill skirts, the basic jersey tee and the court shoes! Let me know which items you like in the comments =)