Accessories Haul- Primark, Accessorize and New Look

If there’s one holiday in my lifetime that I really want to look my best on, its my honeymoon.  Mine is coming up and I absolutely cannot wait.  It is going to be an epic trip in the sunshine and I really want to dress my best while I’m away.  I’ve been shopping lots in the run up to the holiday and in today’s post, I wanted to show you some of the accessories I have bought to take with me.

Accessorize Cosmo Zig Zag Cross Body Bag

My first stop was Accessorize where I bought the gorgeous Cosmo Zig Zag Cross Body Bag.  This is an absolutely stunning bag with colourful stitching, beads and stones on the front and a sort of cream waffle material on the back with a fine gold thread through it.

The lining is a bright pink colour and it has a little pocket inside that could fit a lipstick and some chewing gum in.  The bag has a very sturdy silver zip across the top of the bag and the zipper has a sort of leather like tag on it that makes it very easy to open and close the bag.

What I like the most about this bag is that there are a few of different ways to wear it; either as a clutch bag or you can clip on the really sturdy silver chain and wear it either across the body or just over one shoulder.

I can’t wait to wear this on holiday and well into the summer as it will look perfect with little dresses and playsuits.  I just hope the beads don’t come off very easily as it was quite pricey for what it is at £35 but if the beads last on it then I would say that it is definitely worth it.

Accessorize Smart Phone Pouch

To go with the bag, I actually bought the matching Smart Phone Purse for £14. What I liked about this is that I can use it as a purse inside the bag, or on its own as a mini clutch.  This will be perfect for our holiday as some nights we’ll be staying in the hotel grounds to eat so the Smart Phone Purse will be perfect because I’ll not be carrying a lot with me but then some nights we’ll be going out of the hotel for dinner and trips and then the Cosmo Zig Zag Cross Body Bag will be better suited to me.

The Smart Phone Purse has the same zig zag bead and stitching design on the front with a white zip across the top to reveal the same pink lining inside the purse.

On the back of the purse there is a pouch for a mobile phone with a popper closure which fits my iPhone in perfectly.

The purse has a wrist strap too which is actually quite small and its a bit of a tight squeeze to get it over my hand (which is surprising as I don’t have the biggest hands!) but once it is on my wrist it is fine and has plenty of room on there.

Accessorize Cut Out Daisy Anklet

I also picked up this really pretty Cut Out Daisy Anklet from Accessorize for £5.00, although I can’t seem to find it online.  I rarely wear jewellery around the pool but on my recent trip to Kenya I wore some gold diamond studs each day so for my honeymoon trip, I am going to wear a little more jewellery but just simple, dainty pieces so as to not spoil my tan.  I’m sure this anklet will probably tarnish with going in and out of the water each day but if I get the full holiday out of it I’ll be happy and I think it’ll look really pretty with my holiday outfits too.

New Look 50’s Flower Necklace

Next I went to New Look where I bought this 50’s Flower Necklace for £9.99.  I have been absolutely loving the look of statement necklaces over the last few months but I don’t have many of my own so when I saw this one (and a couple of others in this haul!) I had to pick it up.  There is a cornflower blue flower in the middle with a pink flower either side of it and a mint green one either side of them.  They each have diamantes on them and gold detailing and the necklace is on quite a thick gold chain.  It has a one of those extenders on it so that you can adjust how low down the necklace hangs too.  I’ve had a look on the New Look website and I just can’t seem to find this necklace.  It is definitely current stock in their stores though.

New Look Mint Green Diamante Flower Stud Earrings

I was really spoilt for choice in New Look as they had so many gorgeous pieces in, I could have spent a fortune, so I really had to reign myself in!  I did buy the Mint Green Diamante Flower Stud Earrings though as I thought they would go with the necklace very well and I have bought quite a few mint things to wear this spring that they will coordinate very well with.  These were £3.99.

The last stop on my accessories shopping trip was Primark where I found two beautiful statement necklaces.

Primark Statement Necklace

The first is quite different to anything I have in my collection with it being black and I think it will look very glamorous with an evening outfit- I plan to wear this with a black maxi dress and gold accessories on holiday.  It is called the Mesh Multi Ring Necklace and it was a bargain at £3.  It has a twisted black rope style chain with different gold, silver and diamante rings on it.  This necklace reminds me of the ones from Top Shop that were really  popular last summer but from a much more purse friendly price point.

Primark Facet Diamante Statement Necklace

Also on the statement necklace front, I bought the Facet Diamante Necklace for £6.  This is a super heavy weight gold chain statement necklace with mint green and pink thread woven through it.  It has iridescent, pink and mint jewel diamantes on it and large pink jewels too.  I think this will go really well with the bag above too.

Primark Canvas Deck Shoes

The last item I picked up were these Canvas Deck Shoes which were only £6.  I absolutely LOVE Primark shoes as they’re always on trend but affordable.  These are in a nautical blue stripe with a little bow at the front and then a faux leather detailing around them which does look pretty cheap when you look at it up close but when you see them from a normal-looking-at-feet distance, they look perfectly fine.  These are so comfortable and I can’t wait to wear them this summer.  I have bought some in a similar style from UGG to wear on the plane on my honeymoon so I am going to wait until I pack my case before I decide whether I’ll need to pack these too.

So that’s it for my honeymoon haul.  Do let me know if you have seen any other pieces you think I’ll like for my honeymoon.

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  1. New Girl in Toon
    April 27, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    SO SO jealous .. I can't wait till the day I get married and can go on a gorgeous honeymoon (and spend the rest of my life with my lovely man of course .. hee!) Nothing beats holiday shopping and I should imagine shopping for a honeymoon is even more exciting!LOVE the anklet, I've never thought about buying one before but I can imagine it'd look so pretty on holiday round the pool, such a great idea!The New Look necklace is gorgeous, I need it! Really hoping you got it from Eldon Square, I'm going to see if I can find it next week :DI've never bought shoes from Primark, I've always been worried that they'll fall apart? I guess for holiday they're a good purchase though, no chance of rain ruining cheap shoes when you're somewhere hot and sunny!Lovely haul!Chloe

    • WhatLauraLoves
      April 27, 2014 / 2:03 pm

      Hi ChloeThanks for your lovely comment. I actually got all of these things from the Metro Centre and they had lots left when I bought them.I always buy my ballet flats and flip flops from Primark. They're not the best quality out there, quite hit and miss depending on which pair you buy but I love them because I don't wear socks or liners with my flats and they always end up stinking and dropping to bits, especially if it has rained, so I don't feel bad just chucking them out if they're from Primark. I also get my flats from New Look which are good quality and quite cheap

    • WhatLauraLoves
      April 28, 2014 / 3:06 pm

      Thanks Jenny. I love the bag too. Just packed it in my suitcase (early I know!) and I cant wait to wear it! xxx

  2. kelly lawton
    April 27, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    Great items! I love the anklet -I'm going to look for one. The primark necklaces were a great bargain! Loved checking out your haul 🙂

    • WhatLauraLoves
      April 28, 2014 / 3:09 pm

      Thanks Kelly, definitely have a look out for an anklet. Theyre pretty cheap and you can leave them on all holiday. I've always looked at girls wearing jewellery around the pool and thought I never do! So an anklet is a good way to incorporate jewellery into your summer wardrobe! xxx

  3. taislany
    April 28, 2014 / 3:02 pm

    Loved the haul!XOXO,

    • WhatLauraLoves
      April 28, 2014 / 3:07 pm

      Thanks honey 🙂 xxx

  4. Patty_difusa
    April 28, 2014 / 4:04 pm

    When is the wedding!! I want pictures please! love the necklaces, I must have a shopping haul soon x

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