Saturday, 24 March 2012

Bargain Of The Week #1

Skirt: £8 Primark 

I've been thinking a lot recently about what kinds of features I want to include on The Katt's Pyjamas. I can sit for hours reading other peoples blogs and I love how everyone puts their own twists on their own regular features like nails of the week, outfit posts, click lists, weekly portraits etc etc.. 

So today my first weekly post is born! 

Maybe a year or so ago, I could go into a shop and spend a ridiculous amount of money on one item of clothing and not even really think about it. Most of these items getting worn once or twice and then being designated to the back of my wardrobe, never again to see the light of day. More and more recently I've found I've become so picky when it comes to clothes shopping, I'm forever questioning my potential purchases as I'm so conscious the item has to be worth every penny, actually go together with other items I already own and not be destined to remain unworn with all my other 'on a whim' items from past shopping trips. 
Due to this constant scrutinising I have discovered something that I had never before really experienced... The thrill of finding a complete bargain. It sounds so cheesy but I truly love it, coming across something great for next to nothing. It makes shopping so much more fun and even better - guilt free. Every Saturday I plan to share my little bargain or bargains ;) of the week with you guys. Guilt free purchases that are actually worth it!

Long Sleeved Top: Topshop (old)
Black Vest Top (not seen): £2.50 Tesco
Rings: Topshop
Tights: £3.50 Asda
Shoes: £32 Barrats

So my first bargain of the week is this skirt from Primark, it's a jersey material with a fairly thin elastic waistband and it has a wonderful drop hem at the back, which I think is really cute and quirky and looks different from all different angles, which I love! The skirt is only £8 which I think is amazing as it's so versatile! I wore this outfit to a friends baby-shower and dressed it up slightly with black wedges, but it could also be worn more casual with flip-flops and a vest. They also do a version in black that I was so tempted to buy as well, but in the end I went for grey to mix up with pastel shades in the summer :)

Candles: £1 Each Primark

I can't get enough of scented candles at the moment, but they can be SO expensive. I'm currently trying to ration the usage of my favourite Yankee Candle, and eagerly waiting for the Glade candles to drop back down to £2 in Asda and Tesco ;) So as you can imagine I was delighted to find these adorable mini scented candles in Primark, for only £1 each! My favourite of the two is the Strawberry Milkshake scent, which smells delicious, but the Jury's still out on the Vanilla Frosting scent. It smells nice, yet, it doesn't. Strange. Still for a squid each who am I to complain?

Imperial Leather, Raspberry and Lime Blossom body wash: £1 Asda

I didn't originally plan on sharing this purchase, as the body washes I typically buy are usually whatever's on offer that week ;) But I bought this for a pound yesterday whilst food shopping and I love it! It's from Imperial Leathers skinkind range and says it is both moisturising and hypoallergenic. I use my exfoliating gloves every other day and with this bodywash a little goes a long way, using the smallest squirt and the gloves, it foams up quickly and smells soft, sweet and summery. 

So there we have it, first 'of the week' post :) Any feedback would be much appreciated! Has anyone bought the Primark skirt? How would you wear it! Hope everyones having a lovely weekend so far!

Katt xo


  1. Kat! This skirt is gorgeous! They have matching ones like this in Topshop, and the midi dresses too.. But for the price of Primark they look just as good!
    Love how you've styled it too.. Those wedges are amazing!x

  2. I love your skirt so much!!! :) xxx Carrie

  3. your skirt is amazing and really cute!!
    you are adorable! :)

  4. Great idea for a weekly post :)
    That skirt is super lovely and I hope my local primark has some! Those candles look like they smell lovely too. xo

  5. I'm definitely going to Primark when I get paid to buy that skirt (if I can find it!) and those candles. Such good buys! Do you know if the skirt is in other colours too? Such a lovely blog you have here!


  6. I can't believe I didn't spot this skirt in Primark this weekend! It's gorgeous, definitely will be looking for this to add to my work wardrobe xxx

  7. You wear the skirt well. Those shoes are super cute aswell, a nice height. xx

  8. Love this skirt and i like how you've styled it. Great idea for a weekly post, i'm now following so i look forward to reading them weekly :)

    Georgie <3

  9. Thanks for your comment! Seen this skirt on your blog and somebody else's today and I am now utterly convinced that I need it and will be going in Primark to get it tommorrow. Spending ban fail!

  10. I love that skirt! I now need it :)
    Following maybe you could have a look at my blog


  11. I also have an asymmetric hem skirt...don't you just love them!
    Would love you to stop by my blog...check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fantastic weekend xoxo

  12. love the skirt just followed you xxx
    please can you come and look at my blog:)