A Tragic Yet Constructive Shopping Trip

OK. Let's start with the really really sad news from this weekend. My beloved boots which I was gifted months ago from Barratts have been STOLEN. In broad daylight. And granted, it was a little bit my fault. But seriously, if you can't leave a carrier bag with your stinking old boots in a shop for literally 5 minutes before you realise you left them on the floor when trying something on, what is the world coming to? It was in H&M in the Arndale Centre on Saturday. I wore them to town as it was a bit rainy, but by the time I got there I was so warm and I spotted the really nice 'Kustom' pumps down there in TK Maxx for £12.99, I thought it'd be a good decision to buy them and change my shoes over there and then.... So the boots were popped into the TK Maxx and the new pumps were places on my feet, and within half an hour the entire saga had unfolded and some arsehole had picked them up and they were gone. I asked the H&M staff if they'd been handed in and the Arndale customer services, but nothing. Thing is as well, I think I spotted the little bastards that took them and it was a bunch of teenage lads, I hope they put their hands in and they stunk of my old smelly boots for the rest of their LIVES. I'm properly going to miss them as I literally hadn't had them off my feet since I'd had them. So if anyone wants to donate some more... I won't be saying no. To cheer myself up though, I went on a little shopping spree.



I'm going through some awkward stage where I keep wearing the same dresses over and over again because I'm just having a quarter life crisis or something right now. The other week when I went to the Brum Bloggers Meet I was dressed like a child and I felt just so conscious all day! I realised at that point 97% of my wardrobe is brightly patterned dresses. I really need to mature my style a little because let's face it, I'm not doing this looking young thing any favours by dressing young! I've gone for dark and plain in this trip to see how I go on. One of my friends once told me that I have the ability to pick out the most disgusting clothes and accessories and make them look good, and I think that goes for the first dress pictured. I will have to do an outfit of the day post on it because it really is a strange cut and style and not one that I've seen before, but I love how it looks on, head over to instagram (helloterrilowe) for a sneaky peak though. I also bought a plain black sleeveless skater dress for £10 from an unbranded shop as Sophie instagrammed a picture of hers with a shirt underneath and it looked amazing so I had to jump on that look! Alongside that I also got a nice plain jersey t shirt dress for if we ever get a summer and my first pair of 'skinny jeans'!! They were half price so around £5 and they're amazing. I can actually squeeze my ass in! They're more jeggings than jeans I suppose but they're stretchy enough to squeeze in to and there's a zip on the side so I can breath in, fasten, then breath out so they fit really nicely and suck everything in! The first dress (£14.99), jersey  dress (£7.99), jeans and white top (£4) were all from H&M.


To go with my new jeans and the skater dress I bought two new shirts from Primark. I've been after a denim shirt for ages but didn't want to spend more than £10 on one! Luckily this one was in the sale for £5 and has a nice embroidery and stud detail around the collar. Then I got this adorable sheer shirt from Primark too for £10 which has these really cute cut out hearts along the shoulder! It was a bit more than I wanted to pay for Primark, but I'm sure sometimes they just get rejected Topshop designs in or something?! It's really nice quality too and sits just past my hips.


As I mentioned I got these floral 'Kustom' pumps from TK Maxx, a snip at £12.99 although they did cost me in the end my beautiful boots. I am so upset about it!! But they're nice all the same.The right foot does rub a little on the back of the heel though which made this weekend even more painful wahhhh. If you follow me on Twitter you'll have seen my painfully naive tweetings about gym shoes, and I finally picked up some that are fitness worthy. These addidas running shoes were from Sports Direct. The box said £30 but when I got them to the till they scanned at £27 and they're not too ugly either! I was a bit hesitant to splurge that much on them, but I know it's important to have the right footwear for the gym and also they will last forever. 


And finally I had a little splurge on stationary and a cute shower poof in Primark and Paperchase! I LOVE this new design in Paperchase with the cats on!! They had SO MUCH! I was sensible and just stuck to post it notes and stickers though. And also got some cute cupcake post its from Primark and the cat shower poof was a £1!

I'm not often so frivolous when out shopping but I was really upset about the boots and I haven't actually gone too over board or spent on anything I won't wear/use (this time!) Have you picked up any bargains this weekend? The rain is so horrid right now, what happened to spring, I need my boots, wahhhh.

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27 Comments:

  1. Love both shirts, particularly the heart one! Absolutely gutted for you about your boots, hope the lads at least find a nice skirt to team them with xx

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    1. The heart one is so cute! I love it!!

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  2. I know you too well man - picked up those paperchase stickers with kittens thinkin I'll save it up for your bday or something but eventually left them cuz I had to rush for train. Phew! x

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    1. Hahaha! Great minds think alike, I literally picked up the entire collection but then decided to be sensible and stuck to just the sticky things!

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  3. Don't feel bad Terri. I've had money stolen right under my nose.

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    1. It sucks that there are such mean people around :(

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  4. Oh no! My friend got his boots stolen from under his desk at work?! Pesky boot thieves. Love your h&m purchases. Going there to check out that batwing top today!

    http://hipslikecinders.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's crazy! Damn boot stealers!! Ah I will do some posts of them on as the first dress doesn't look anywhere near as special as it is in that picture!

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  5. People are right skanky, eh!? Your poor boots, Terri! Love the pieces you bought x

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    1. They are, I hope they get athletes foot!

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    2. That's probably the best response I've ever read.

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  6. Oooh so much nice stuff!! I think I will have to buy plain Skater dresses to wear shirts underneath unstead of these stupid pinafores ive invested too much money in! x

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    1. They are like a matured pinafore!!

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  7. Hey, you can wear what you want! Sorry to hear about the theft, there are some really nasty people out there.

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    1. Hahaha, I do generally wear what I want but I don't wanna look like a child any more wahhh!

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  8. Sorry to hear about your boots but I did cling onto my shopping bags at the weekend because I had heard you mention via twitter. I love the pumps and post it notes :)

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    1. I'm still mourning their loss! Ah the pumps are nice but I've discovered they rub my heal a little now, poop.

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  9. I'm so sorry to hear about your poor boots! I hope your pretty new things make you feel a bit better about them!

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    1. They do a bit! Not gonna lie!

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  10. Ruuuubbish about the boots!! The Paperchase haul however I love!! I always get laughed at for my paperchase addiction...

    http://nataliewrites.co.uk x

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    1. Paperchase is possibly my favourite shop in the world EVER.

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  11. So happy I've inspired an outfit ;) thanks for the linkage! Xx

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  12. To be honest I'm surprised the entire Arndale centre wasn't evacuated due to a "suspicious" package on the floor in H&M, us at HOF have been evacuated for much less. Sad times though, the end of an era! I say just rebuy them or you'll regret it if they sell out, and get another pair of boots another time.

    I'm liking the first dress, it seems to look like the Club Tropicana one you have. And CAT PUFFY STICKERS AAAHH
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  13. That shirt with the little hearts is lovely. How annoying about your boots, there really are some scruffs around!

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  14. I LOVE THOSE SHIRTS, AND YOUR FLORAL BOOTS, AND THE CUTE STATIONARY..... AHH!!!! <333

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  15. Cannot believe someone robbed those Boots, bleeding hell I felt your pain as I really liked them! Love that denim shirt from Primark though, the Preston store never has anything in!
    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing

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