Wednesday, 10 November 2010

New shoes! (and a dress)

I wanted this to be a better post than it's going to be but 1. I got fed up of trying to get good shots and 2. I realised half the stuff I wanted to photograph was in the wash.
So, here are 3 pairs of shoes I bought on a trip to Norwich recently, and one dress.
This isn't even all the shoes I got either, I got a replacement work pair and some 'military' boots.
I went to Primark and after reading Zoe's blog (here) about going early to Primark, I set off at about 7:45 and with the extra walking, got thereat about 9:15am.
For the Norwich branch, I didn't think it was that brilliant to be there early, but I think that was more to do with the stock in that particular store. Everything was there in all sizes for example, and it was definitely tidier (staff were still restocking while I walked round) but I just didn't find much to buy.
Here is some of what I did buy though:
First is a pair of flats I've looked at every time I visited Primark for a while, I finally bought them. Nothing too exciting but I don't have many flats so needed some. These were £8.

Next are some shoe boots that I'm still not 100% on really. I'd seen them in a khaki/brown colourway and I think the black will go with more stuff. They're a leather/suede style combination, with a heel too. And they're actually really comfy to walk in! The heel is higher than it looks here, my rug has made them sink a little. These were £13 I think, also Primark.

I saw these shoes online, I think on one of the InStyle 'in store this week' things. I really liked them straight away and so found them on the Marks & Spencer website - £35. I think this is the most I've ever spent on a pair of shoes actually! (Yeah, I'm pretty tight!) So rather than buying them online I wanted to try them on in person first, and when I found them they were in my exact size - 4.5 :)
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This dress is from H&M, it was £9.99. I bought it in another colour, a sort of rusty orange/nude-ish colour. Hard to describe but it's in the wash so I can't show you it. I'm planning to wear it soon so possible outfit post! It's also not quite as see-through but as I'm sure a lot of bloggers are noticing, it's getting hard to take photos without flash after work now.
dress
Here's a little close up - it's not just grey like it looks in the full shot.
pattern
I really meant it when I said little!

And here's just one of the shots I took when trying to position my camera (on top of 4 pillows and a book, if anyone cares!), but I thought I'd include it as it shows what I typically wear to work.
H&M £3 skirt - on my trip to Norwich I bought 3 of these, bringing my total to 6 (one being Tesco though, and one having a hole in - must throw that out!).
Primark horse jumper I think £11 - again with the animals.
Primark £7 cardigan - I have this in navy, brown and cream, and I wear the navy and brown ones to work, as well as other coloured thinner ones.
Primark tights £3, these have more of a pattern to them but it's not easy to tell in the photo.
I always wear one of the skirts, usually with black tights, and a t-shirt and cardigan, with black pumps.

In other news, the cat from my last post, turned out her leg was broken. She has to stay in a cage for 6-8 weeks without coming out at all. She went for a checkup yesterday and she'd developed some sort of cyst in her bladder, so they had to operate on that, and now she's got a shaved belly and a cone on her head. Poor girl :( Hopefully she'll keep getting better now though, the vet did say her leg was improving brilliantly.

I'm also off to the States on Tuesday, to Washington DC. It's my first time actually leaving England, let alone a big trip like this, so I'm excited and nervous at the same time. But I'm sure it will come around really quickly, and then be over before I know it! Eeeeep!

This post was pretty long, I didn't really mean it to be!
When I next post I'll be able to say I've visited the capital of the USA!

5 comments:

  1. I love the bow flats. I'll have to look out for them when I next go to Primark! I have the same dress from H&M! But mine is also some indescribable mink/dark nude colour. Poor cat :( hope she recovers quickly! Have a great time in America!

    http://jadefungblog.blogspot.com

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  2. jade - thanks for the comment! the colour's so hard to describe isn't it, but i think you described it better! thanks for the comments about my cat/holiday :)

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  3. Love all of your new shoes!!!

    And that tee you wore to work is so cute!!!

    xxx
    Vikki

    http://stylometre.blogspot.com

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  5. I LOVE those flats, I really need a pair of new flat pumps and you've inspired me! LOVE your blog, keep it up!

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