Monday, October 04, 2010


im a cuckoo




jumper: primark
shorts: primark
rosary: ebay
necklace: zara taylor
rings: tatty devine + topshop
nails: barry m mint green

I'm constantly wearing these Primark leather shorts at the moment, Unfortunately I bought them in last years sale (for £3, just to rub salt in your wounds!), and I've yet to see them this year! This jumper was one of my Sunday purchases, at £11, You cant deny a bargin like that, and it "doesnt look like Primark" either! Primarks doing pretty well at not looking like themselves if you get what I mean! To proove this, I thought I'd have a look and see what the Topshop equvilant of this would cost, This striped jumper would set you back £40, and some leather shorts would be £38. So compared to Topshop my outfit cost exactly 6 times less. Its an incredible price difference!

I have no qualms with buying things from Topshop, but Id happily pay £40+ for a dress or something that I would not be able to find elsewhere. But when it comes to things like jumpers, basics or generic looking clothing, are you the kinda person that would go with the more expensive thing, or wait for an inevitable Primark/New Look copy? I know I wear alot of Primark, but I think what they are doing right now is amazing, most of their things are very on trend and affordable, Yeah they have alot of tat, but once you look past the hideous stuff (velour tracksuit... um no!), and have a good rummage, you find the gems! 

Seeing as I wasn't actually supposed to be in university today, Instead of tackling the ever growing pile of clothes in the corner of my bedroom, I decided to do something "productive" and finally film a "Whats in my bag" video! I'm still not 100% confident infront of the camera, I'm such a noob, and I'm totally contradicting myself like 10000 times in the video, but whatever! Ive got no idea if I will actually do youtube stuff or not, I'm unsure if want to really be doing reviews/tutorials/ or anything, So it will more than likley just be getting to know me and more personal stuff at the mo!

67 comments:

  1. Love that you used the word noob Lily haha, awesome, I'm loving Primark atm, the Birmingham branch has just been done out. I totally agree with what you have said in this post, and you are great in front of the camera :) xoxo

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  2. The shorts are amazing! And what a bargain! You look beautiful!

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  3. Primark's knitware stuff this year is amazing! Love your outfit :)

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  4. Think I probably need that jumper in my life, it's so sweet, and really does look like the Topshop version! Just watched your video, love that you carry your life in your bag as do I haha! (: xxx

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  5. I spent £28 on 4 jumpers from Primark! Totally loving it right now.
    I've never been a fan of Topshop but i can see what you mean. xo

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  6. I went to Primark this saturday and spent 60 but got sooo much knitwear that looks just sooo lovely :)

    I always wait for primark, I do love topshop and would buy from there but im the same, only if i cant find it somewhere else!

    This jumper looks amazing on you!

    Char x

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  7. wow I well thought that jumper was from Topshop.
    Love this outfit.
    xx

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  8. Love the jumper!
    Is the title based on the Belle and Sebastian song?
    Are you a fan?
    Levisandlipstick@gmail.com
    xxx
    Please answer!!!

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  9. You are just stunning, like a 60's model!

    Ignore all the haters- I just found your Blog and I think it's FAB!

    I love Topshop but I always see if Primark etc have an alternative for somethings

    The jumper is great x

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  10. This is definitely one of my favourites of your looks. Kind of 60's Bardot vibe. Effortlessly stylish and sexy... may have to channel your look myself. How do you find SUCH amazing things in Primarni!??? Whenever I venture into the hammersmith branch I just end up getting highly stressed and leaving empty handed. As for Topshop, they are waaaay overpriced. Yes they have some lovely pieces but they are not good quality and are so recognisable. To be honest if it's quality or uniqueness your after, I'm all for paying a bit extra and getting a couple of lovely, well-made items rather than a bunch of tat.

    That said, when your paying £11 for a jumper this cute who the hell cares if it only lasts the one season!? X

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  11. God the only Primark striped sweaters we have at the moment are pink and black...it looks ghastly. This guy however is adorable. A touch jealous of your leather shorts mrs....I'm still trying to find the perfect pair.

    Claire
    xo

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  12. love your today outfit a lot! <3

    www.espreedream.com

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  13. This outfit is gorgeous, the jumper is lovely. I do love Primark for sale bargains, I bought a lined blazer in there for £4 a few weeks ago which is perfect for the office. Love your nails too.
    xxx

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  14. I love that jumper, i agree, but Primark isn't constantly brilliant, sometimes you just can't get the same 'look' of quality. X

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  15. i totally agrre with you. I have been working for primark for over 4 years now and I do not get sick of the stuff. I keep buying things there every week, its kinda addictive since new lines are hitting the store every single day. I love shopping at topshop etc, but i keep that as an idulgence once a month.love or look...as always! :)

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  16. Totally jealous of the shorts bargain!
    Have you seen those 'onsie' long full body suit pyjama things in primark? you look like a HUGE baby, it creeps me out!
    I recently bought a leopard print playsuit thing from Primark its a treasure! xx

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  17. I really wish we had primark here now, it sounds nice! Cant wait to see your 'what's in my bag' :)

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  18. insanely jealous of those shorts.
    xoxo

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  19. anybody who looks down their nose at primark has too much money for their own good! i love topshop just as much as any other girl but my issue is mainly- topshop rings, they'll turn my fingers just as green as primark ones will! so why pay £10+ more?!! its logic ;) love the outfit xx

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  20. i understand what you mean about things being alot cheaper by primark. it's beyond me why anybody would even consider buying something £30+ on something that looks just like the clothes you can buy from primark! unbelievable.

    i know you probably didn't think "i wonder if people want to know where i got my tights from" but i actually do! ive gone through so many pairs of marks and spencers just plain black tights it's unreal! i can't find any good quality tights that don't rip anywhere. so, where to you get yours from? (if you read this, that is)

    xo

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  21. please let your title be a belle and sebastian reference! i love them so much x

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  22. Love your jumper.
    Your videos really good too xx

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  23. Aaaah so jealous of your leather shorts bargain. I tried on a vintage pair today that were a dead ringer for the current 38 pound topshop pair but only 15. Left without them though as the cut kind of made me look like an overfull bin liner. Oooh i also have to tell you there's a dress i got today in primark i think you'll love. Fitted black with loose skirt lace cuffs and lace peter pan collar and only £11. The fit is a bit iffy but definitely workable. Loving the blog as always and your new youtubing! Just sent you a video response of my what's in my bag- just starting out in this whole blogging/youtubing world so would love your opinion. x
    racheyem.blogspot.com
    www.youtube.com/user/racheyem

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  24. AAAAH I have to buy this jumper! ASHJDHJKA Primark has really upped its game! I did a post on their winter collection and I'm in LOVE.

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  25. Gorgeous! I have neglected my Barry M Mint green, and now i think i shall dust it off.
    You make every outfit look fabulous :) xx

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  26. Call me cheap but I much prefer to shop in new look or primark instead of topshop. I dont even find the quality that good there! Bought a pair of leggings for £20, second day of wearing them they get a giant hole!

    I love all your jewellery, you have so many gorgeous rings and beautiful pendant necklaces. :) xx

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  27. As soon as i saw that jumper i thought it was the Topshop one! I have to have it at that price. You always find the best things in primark.

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  28. I'm a new follower! Love your outfits and pictures...so pretty!

    www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

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  29. Your right. That jumper doesn't look like Primark at all. x

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  30. Your hair looks wonderful in the pictures! And I love the shorts and jewelry!

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  31. Looking fwd to the video. And you're right, I too don't mind spending a lot on something that will last for years, and that I will wear again and again in possibly more ways than one. For fads and simple pieces like tank tops, I go cheap.

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  32. I can't find that Jumper in my primark, can I have yours? Lol. ♥

    www.madeupbyhannah.blogspot.com

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  33. I love this whole outfit! I actually bought that striped jumper from Topshop (I never go in primark since it just seems so primark if that makes sense?) but when I put it on it looked so hideous on me, so I returned it but I actually prefer the look of the primark version to the topshop one, so I think a trip to primark is in order haha! :)

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  34. love the necklace and those shorts,
    great blog, one of my Daily, emphasis on the daily,

    caetc.blogspot.com :}

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  35. i dont remember how i got to your blog, but it turned to one of my favorite blogs! I really like your outfits and the video is really cute as well. :)

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  36. i love barrym mint green but my mum always uses it haha! you look hot<3,xxx

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  37. I liked the video,good job you did in front of the camera :)

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  38. good combination!! you have inspirate me with the hm guepard jumpsuit I have it but I didn´t use it outside my house.....:D

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  39. Heh heh, love that youtube, you are such a cutie.

    Also, I know right?! Primark knitwear is so good this season; and not Primark-y at all! x

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  40. Girly, have you ever done a makeup tutorial in your blog? I need to know how you do it!!

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  41. wow that jumper really does look like the topshop one, you cant even tell cos I thought it was :)
    also the video was great, you have so much in your bag. i think you should do more videos definitely.

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  42. That jumper is great. I scrolled down hoping that it was from Primark and it is. I need it!!

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  43. Cute video :) I'm definately loving Primark's knitwear collection at the moment too! I've seen some sort of snowflake cardigan/jacket that I'm hoping will come out in stores soon.

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  44. I'm not always a huge, huge fan of stripes, but I really like that sweater!

    xoxo

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  45. Gurrl u r gorgeous!! I absolutley had 2follow ur blog and please consider following mine its:
    http://ebbiieebabiiee.blogspot.com
    yhanx
    xx <3

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  47. I love those shorts! I wish I could find a pair, especially for so cheap! Well done on nabbing that bargain! x

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  48. stunning as per usual. love the stripes.

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  49. gotta love primark!! LOVE that jumper and ur right once you look past the rubbish they ave some great stuff! looking forward to your video :) x

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  50. you looks cute and sweet!

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  51. you looks cute and sweet!

    eugeniaprincilla.blogspot.com

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  52. I really enjoyed that video! Maybe you;re not 100% confident in front of the camera yet, but you're really quirky and adorable. Wouldn't change that for anything.

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  53. Wow, you've got such a nice face!

    Check out my shoe design blog? x


    Louboutininthemaking.blogspot.com

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  54. Those leather shorts have to be your best buy ever! Love them with the cosy jumper. xx

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  55. You've just inspired me to go on a primark spree next pay day! I don't even shop there! :-P

    http://noirnouvelle.blogspot.com

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  56. You look adorable. I tried to get a pair of Henry Holland at Debenhams leather shorts in the sale at the beginning of the summer but they only had 6 and 16s left, sigh!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  57. they have faux leather shorts in zara on their website for £22.99 xxx

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  58. Hey,
    In your last couple of posts your have had some really nice pieces from Primark and I can never find them when I go in :(
    I will have to search harder but it alwys like a jumble sale in there on a Saturday. Great blog, please take a moment to look at mine if you get chance.
    Stacey from Hats and Heels: http://hatsnheels.blogspot.com/
    x

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  59. absolutely love your blog!
    your absolutely gorge!!!!

    so jealous :)

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  60. Those shorts are such a great bargain! When you can get really similar items at Primark I can't understand why peopleb would pay loads more for the same thing from Topshop!

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  61. Bought this jumper at the weekend - love it! It is glamour grunge and so warm. See my post featured said jumper inspired by llymlrs @ www.hatsandheels.blogspot.com

    Stacey x

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  62. Your blog is great !
    You are a perfect girl, with beautiful, pretty face. You have always good look, I like so much !

    Xoxo. Manon

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