13.5.12

A little Matalan shop

   Yesterday I took a little trip to Matalan with my boyfriend, I actually intended to pick up some plain tops for holiday. Instead I came back with a cute, duck egg blue bag and a cream, lace skirt.

   The bag was £8, as soon as I saw it I loved it. As pastels are in at the moment, I thought this would be the perfect accessory to brighten up my outfits. I have a boring tendency to stick to neutral colours and black most of the time. They also sold this in bright red and tan too. I can see them selling out quickly as the colours are lovely, they're perfectly sized, and, of course, they're a bargain!
  
   I found the skirt in the teen girls section (if you're on a budget and are a size UK 10 -possibly 12- or under, go have a rummage!). I picked up a small and an x-small (other sizes were 12-13 yrs, 8 yrs etc.- confusing!). The x-small fitted me with a little room to spare. Although it was labelled £12, I was actually only charged £8 at the till! I'm not such a fan of the belt attached to it -feels a bit feeble! But I have plenty of others to replace it.

   Oddly the skirt is by Hooch... me and my boyfriend were saying how we thought this was a chav(ish) brand from about 5 years ago or so! Very odd! I'm guessing Matalan bought the brand?!

   If you're more of an online shopper, then they have the bag in tan online. The skirt can also be bought online too - although they're out of some of the larger sizes (that may fit us thrifty non-teens) unfortunately! It also looks a different colour on the website - so I'm not sure if there are different colourways. Anyone else picked up some gems in Matalan recently?

 (Truest colour of the bag in 1st image!)



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19 comments

  1. That bag is gorgeous. I'm always wary of buying non-neutral colour's, I never think I'm going to have anything to wear with them! xx

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  2. Love both items and the colour of the bag is perfect!
    X

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  3. That skirt is so pretty! I need one <3

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  4. The bag is such a lovely colour & looks way more expensive than £8! I actually went into Matalan the other day for some homewear, I hadn't been in years & was really surprised at how nice some of the clothes were, not how I remember it being at all! They've definitely upped their game recently!

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    1. Yes! Looks liek it could be Topshop or something doesn't it?! I love the homewear in there too :) they have some brilliant stock! xx

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  5. I picked up a really nice sheer, ombre, dip-back blouse from Matalan the other month! They actually have some nice things in there if you take the time to sort through the bad! Cute bag :) x

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  6. Ha I remember hooch! Looks like they've got a lot nicer if matalan have bought them out! And I think I need that bag

    xx

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    1. Haha Hooch did need some help..! xx

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  7. I picked up that bag on my trip to matalan, they have such nice pastels in at the moment!

    Ria x
    miniinstilettos.blogspot.com

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    1. Ohh :)! It's so cute isn't it! xx

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  8. Oh what an adorable shopping trip! Love the skirt.. anything lace is a winner! And the bag is cute too,x

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    1. I'm a sucker for lace... I literally want anything lace / crochet at the moment! xx

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  9. That bag is so cute! I love the pale color :)

    www.rougefox.com

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  10. That bag is amazing! Cannot believe its Matalan :D

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  11. Love the bag, it's such a nice colour for spring outfits :) xx

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  12. pretty shorts! i'm in love with lace & crochet this year! :)

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  13. I really need to make a trip to Matalan!! You got some gorgeous pieces xx

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