So as I'm moving pubs, I thought I'd treat myself to a few new treats to wear at work and buy some new Autumn/Winter clothing pieces ready for the next few months. I purely aimed to go just to Primark but I have to go through H&M in Shrewsbury to get to Primark and saw that all of their sale items were on 3 for 2... well, that was all I needed. I've never really shopped properly at H&M before - I've been in but never really paid attention so I was SO surprised at how many goodies I managed to find at such a good price as well as being on 3 for 2.
So from H&M I got some "basics" including a black and red simple dress for just over tights under a nice blazer as well as possibly my favourite item of them all - a really cute, grey, pinstripe pinafore for over a black jumper. I really loved this as I thought it could be mixed with so many outfits. Speaking of black jumpers... I brought a black jumper, simple with ruffles on the top but nothing fancy which is great for work - along with a black and white blouse. All 5 times came to less than £30 so I really can't complain. It's all quite simple but I don't want anything fancy and I prefer the simplictic looks with just a blazer on top! Plus all these items could be quite easily jazzed up for a night out with a pair of heels and lots of bling.
So I also found a few goodies in Primark that were a little more casual but can still be worked into outfits for work. I picked up a gorgeous khaki Green Dress that again, will go perfect with a black jumper and tights (which I've already been using!) as well as on it's on when we go on holiday in a couple of weeks time. I'm loving the black and white floral striped blouse that I got as well half price - £6, bargain! It's great as it's long enough that you can wear it just over tights or on it's own on a night out or with leggings or jeans for work.
I also picked up some "essentials" including 2 pair of basic jeans which are smarter for work as well as a plain black top which will go under the pinafore or the green dress or even tucked into the jeans which are high waisted.
The Valentino Stud style shoes were also a bargain at just £3 in the sale. They had them in Black which would've been better but they only had my size in the cream. Either way, for holiday and work they're lovely!
Altogeher I spent about £80 in both shops for what will end up being about 3874289 different outfit options so I'm really chuffed with my little work shopping spree! I have a right mix of outfits between smart items and more casual plus I tried to get items that I would be able to wear either at work or not or even be able to take them to Turkey! YAY!
If anyone else has to shop specifically for work items, let me know where you go and what bargains you've picked up... not that I need an excuse to carry on ;)