MONEY WELL SPENT

Monday 16th February

As I grow older, I have learnt that quality trumps quantity all day, everyday. It is WAY better to buy fewer, more expensive items as opposed to lots of cheaper ones because – to put it simply – they’ll last longer.

However, I am a sucker for a bargain and there is no other place in the world that I would buy my socks and vests from, than Primark. So I set out yesterday with the intention of taking lots of items I’d splurged on recently to various shops, and then pick up a few necessities from the big P, but when I got there, they had some bits that were just too alluring.

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It doesn’t seem like the smartest choice to buy two pairs of sandals on probably the coldest day of the year so far. However, these ones are something else.

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£14

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£12

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A lot less pricey than similar Topshop versions, these really are a must have. I can’t wait to wear these with black skinnies, denim boyfriend jeans or floaty dresses as the weather warms up.

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Another thing that I’ve learnt as I grow older, is that I don’t like wearing colour. Black, grey, white and the occasional dash of navy are as far as my wardrobe goes- this is no exaggeration and I’m cool with it. So when it comes to vests and socks, the same rules apply. Now, because I wear fake tan all year round, white jerseys don’t last very long before they turn an unsavoury yellow colour, hence why I buy all of my basics in the land of the £2 vests.

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Amidst the jersey tops, I found this t shirt which is really easy to wear. It is grey and plain and lovely; nothing to really write home about though. It’s just quite nice and a lot less expensive than other high street stores.

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I did, however, find something that I most definitely would write home about, and it came in the form of a high neck, knitted top. I find that high necks are really flattering on me, so when I saw this for FIVE POUNDS PEOPLE, I had to have it. Such a bargain. Really wish I had bought more than one.

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Almost forgot about these, until they rattled on my wrist as I typed this out. I bought these bangles for around £1 and I’m glad I did. Although they’ll tarnish in two minutes, they’ll do for the next couple of weeks as they sit nicely with my watch. Who else’s clock face has their name on it I wonder?

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And last, but definitely not least, I bought a dressing gown. It’s probably the least fashionable thing in my wardrobe (aside from the secret pair of Uggs I bought years ago that I keep under my bed and wear on the coldest of days) but it’s also the comfiest. I put it on as soon as I got home from a rainy shopping day and made myself a cup of tea. I’m pretty sure it won’t leave my back as I sit on the sofa, chill in bed or even head out on Friday night.

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£10 – slippers not included!

Although you might argue that Primark is poor quality, there are some undeniable hidden gems and it’s great for basics. And all of this for fifty quid? Bargain, I say, even if I won’t be able to use the shoes until at least May.

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