Sunday, 26 May 2013

Leicester Bank Holiday Haul

Hi guys! Happy bank holiday Sunday, I hope you're enjoying the weekend. You may have read my Tuesday Tales post a couple of weeks ago (HERE), where I told you all about my recent trip to Leicester. It involved a little bit of shopping, so I thought today I would share my purchases with you!

This black jersey flippy dress from Topshop was something I umm-ed and ahh-ed about for ages, but when I saw it in the Leicester store I just bought it without thinking. I'm glad I did because it's a very flattering fit, and for only £20 it's something I'm sure I'll get plenty of wear out of. My favourite way to style it so far is with some black polka dot tights. Link HERE.

Whilst in Leicester we also stopped off at Wardrobe - an amazing bargain-filled boutique store which had plenty for me to get excited about! I managed to restrain myself to only a few bargain buys, including this Vero Moda blouse with cute collar detail for only £20!

I also picked up this sheer nautical style Cutie blouse, with its beautiful pearl buttons, for £22. I love this shirt, it's so simple and unique and I always receive compliments when I wear it. I like to wear this for work with tapered trousers and brogues.

I picked up another white Vero Moda blouse from Wardrobe - I love this one! It has the sweetest collar and sheer flower pattern, I have been wearing this for work and for casual too. A firm favourite for Spring already, and only £20!

We also stopped off at Internacionale where I nabbed this basic black jersey skater skirt for £8.

The House of Fraser in Leicester is an outlet store, and whilst I couldn't justify buying big heavy Yankee Candles that I'd have to lug back down to London on the train, I did pick up a few bargain smaller candles which are just as beautifully scented. I think these were £1.04 each!

Last but not least I picked up the June issue of Marie Claire, as it has a couple of Avon freebies in it! If you're a follower of Bee's Knee's you'll know I really rate Avon, and I had to pick up a red lipstick for only £2.50 with Marie Claire!

This is the lipstick, it's a gorgeous summery shade and will receive its own blog post sometime soon!

So that's everything - phew! I didn't intend to pick anything up but I couldn't resist, especially when Wardrobe is such a wonderful place to shop. I definitely recommend Leicester for a day of shopping, it has everything you could possibly want!

How are you spending your bank holiday weekend?


  1. Love the Topshop dress and Vero Moda blouse, so cute! X

  2. You got some really lovely things, I especially love both the Vero Moda blouses! xo

    1. Thanks Catherine, I'm already wearing them so much. Bargains!


  3. Floral shirts and yankee candles - This makes me want to dash out to the shops!

  4. Where abouts is Wardrobe? I shop in Leicester a lot but have never come across it? X

  5. Some good purchases here! I love Vero Moda :) x