A little Matalan shop13.5.12
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!)