Those of you who follow me on ye ol' twitter will know that I spent tuesday in London with my best gal pals for some mooching, munching and most importantly pre-holiday purchasing!
Overall I was slightly disappointed with the offerings of southern exclusives such as Forever 21, Bershka and Monki, but came away with trusty Primark and Topshop items nevertheless. I also treated myself to a few rather dashing pastel pieces but I'll save them for future outfit posts (ooh, the anticipation!)
I love mix and match bikini separates as you can combine from different stores to create the perfect (and exclusive) set... I also couldn't resist jumping on the Birkenstock bandwagon, with this chic black pair that cost about a fifth of their original counterparts. As I've just started running I found the 'shopping is my cardio' socks particularly amusing, and seeing as my faux ray bans are finally coming to the end of their life after ten months of trusty service, I reckoned it was about time to buy a replacement. The Celine-esque bag, although in truth from eBay, had me at hello and the 'nano' size means that it snugly fits my camera, purse and other necessities for travelling without being too bulky. Plus it's in my favourite colour, so who's the real winner here dupe-haters? I jest, I jest.
What shops should I peruse next time I visit the capital?
What's in my haul: Celine dupe handbag / Primark cushion / Company and Elle double pack / Poundland coasters / Dotty About Vintage cup and saucer sets / Primark socks, sunglasses, necklace, makeup bag, hand gel, candle and bikini bottoms / Topshop bracelet and bikini top / H&M shoes