Sunday, February 26, 2012

Primark car print blouse

This week, I finally got my hands on Primark's car-print blouse, "inspired by"* Prada's spring-summer 2012 collection.

I rushed down to Marble Arch on Tuesday night, expecting huge queues outside and crowds of marauding fashionistas inside, fighting over the last size 10. Instead I found several racks full of the blouse, largely ignored by the hordes of Primark bargain-hunters.

In my state of frenzied excitement, I grabbed the top in both pale blue and lemon and headed to the till.

I can confirm that the blouse, with its 50s Americana print, is nearly identical to the real thing. What it lacks in quality, it makes up for in its sheer bargainousness (is that a word?).

*shamelessy ripped-off from

Blouse - Primark
Cardigan - Primark
Skirt - ASOS
Belt - ASOS
Necklace - Monki
Shoes - ASOS
Leather pouch - American Apparel
Nail polish - Barry M "Peach Melba"
Lipstick - Topshop "Confession"


Izzy said...

the car print on the blouse is so adorable! I love it when blouses have unusual and unexpected prints on them :D the pastel shades on the rest of your outfit are lovely too!

Magnet said...

The print of that blouse is really nice and definitely looks vintage inspired. I loove your tights. I'm in love with white and light pink/purple tights these days.

Julia said...

Thanks Izzy! I love pastel colours at the moment. x

Julia said...

Thank you! Yes, I wear white tights a lot. ASOS ones are really good! x

Second Hand Rose said...

I love your take in this top and how you're wearing it! Gorgeous colour combo and great shoes! XxxX

Julia said...

Thank you very much! x

Virginie Da Silva said...

I love the color of your American Apparel Pouch. What's the name of the colour??