Cabot Circus


I had an absolutely amazing week off and did so much more than I thought i would. All those little things I planned on doing like sorting out my shoes, books etc have not happened at all!
Never mind eh…….I did go shopping with my mum to Cabot Circus one day and I had a bit of a haul at Primark!


I’ve been craving a holiday for years….the last time I went was a good 4/5 years ago so I’m really looking forward to some genuine sun. I’m planning on a trip to Thailand in November so need some new summer clothes and also have Glastonbury coming up. I don’t expect to be keeping the clothes after they’ve served me at a festival and backpacking so I went straight for Primark, cheap and cheerful!

I picked up some shorts to start with, they go with everything and are easy to wear. The ones above were about £3.50 i think, so a really good price.
I have a pair of denim shorts already but another pair are always handy. These are a boyfriend cut with a bit of fraying detail and are a bit longer than normal so should deal with every situation.



No festival goer worth their tent will be there without some accessories….I’ve picked up this hat and the flower headbands/crown which I’ll be featuring in an upcoming post as they’re just too good for the money!



I know for certain that aside from shorts; dresses will be my go to whilst travelling, and so I’ve picked up a few cotton ones to be worn as cover ups.


The one above will be perfect for the beach and the dresses below are exactly the same just orange and white in colour (and a bargain £5 each!)

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I love this kind of detail on summer clothes (broderie anglaise isn’t it??!) its so lightweight and breathable.

That was it for my trip to Primark and I ended up buying a bikini in Next. The weather was AWFUL at the time and cold and rainy, so it felt really weird to be buying such a summery item but it was too good to miss and they had my size in stock….it was a sign!




I do love stripy things and the pink gives it an updated twist. Hopefully it will look good when I’m super pasty and when I’ve got a bit of a tan going!

Lastly I went to New Look and was obviously having a shorts oriented day…I couldn’t resist picking up these two. The black and white patterned pair could be worn during the day with a floaty top, on the beach or out in the evenings for casual meet ups. The grey ones match the bikini perfectly! They were made for each other with the pink accents.


The bikini retails at £10 for the top and £6 for the bottoms.
The shorts were £10-12 each.

I had a lush day browsing with my mum and could have spent so much more! We both spent a good while in Aldo checking out the bags and shoes; there was so much we wanted we had to go and do a lap of the centre before returning! Why don’t we have one of those in Cardiff?? They’d make a fortune!

What do you think of my purchases? Are you buying similar items for your holidays?

What’s your number one item you’ll be stocking up on this summer?

Do you have any travel tips for Thailand?

I cannot wait to go and experience a totally different country, especially those idyllic beaches from paradise!

L xxx

1 Comment

  1. Essjay23x
    March 29, 2014 / 3:43 pm

    Ooh, I was at Cabot Circus last week. I need to go back and stock up on some of the beach dresses and vests. Not long until Glastonbury now, you must be excited! : )

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