PRIMARK HAUL, SPRING EDITION 2019

Going to Primark is like going to war… shopping war.
Or that’s how I think about it. There’s always long waiting lines and some of the racks; especially the racks with the discounted items on, are messy.

I asked myself the question: “Why do I even go there?”
but the discounted prices speaks for itself.

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I don’t go to Primark for luxury, but if I look hard enough, I do tend to find some decent clothing pieces.

Here’s what I’ve found.

(Ps: I’m 5 months and 2 weeks pregnant 😀 )

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The coat:

I love the color of the coat. I love the cuffs and the belt around the waist. The coat looks pretty decent when you wear it, but I don’t love the fabric. It gets wrinkly quite easily, and the buckles on the coat are made out of plastic. But for the price of €20, I think it’s a decent item.

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What do you think?

Grey flower bag:

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I liked the grey version

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I saw a similar bag from Michael Kors a couple of years ago and didn’t end up getting it. when I went into Primark and saw this lovely bag, I was delighted. At €10 this bag is a steal. It is structed and sturdy. The bag’s quality is better then some of the bags I saw at Zara.

Nude heels:

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Given that I’m pregnant, I avoid heels as much as possible. I circled around these heels for quite some time before trying them on. I’m so happy I did because it’s so comfortable (something I thought impossible given there’s only one transparent strap in front) but the block heel makes it so comfortable and easy to walk in.

Grey crop top and leggings:

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One of the only reasons I go to Primark mainly is because of their leggings. My husband bought me a pair of leggings at Primark and I couldn’t believe the quality and the price! Both were incredible. So ever since then, I’ve made it a point to go to Primark to get some decent leggings. Of course, you’ll have to look through the entire sports section to find good leggings, but I promise it’s worth it.

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The orange bag:

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Since I basically only wear white, pinky nudes and greys, I thought this bright colourfull bag would be the perfect way to incorporate some color into my wardrobe. The bag is good quality, the embroidery is well done and it is a beautiful structured bag.

Palette:

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Read about the nail polish down below

I got this palette for €10. In my mind, there is no beating that. The colors are so beautiful, the shades are Roze quartz colors. The quality? It gets the job done. I will be using this palette until there’s no color left; before I move on to the next palette in a year or two.

 

Nude nail polish:

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I’ve been very nude for this haul, but I love the pink nude trend that’s been going around for a while now. I’ve loved pink since a child, hopping from shade to shade when I grew older, but never really stopped loving pink. And now I’m loving nude pink. This nail polish gets the job done. I love that it’s so minimal. I don’t have to think about what I’m wearing because it will never clash with the clothes I have on.

YOUTUBE:

For those of you who would like to see the clothes in detail, please check out the video here. And let me know that you are from the blog 😀


What do you think of this Primark haul? How is your Primark?

I hope you liked this post!

See you around, Chantal

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WE ARE PREGNANT! (and what I’m wearing)

Some of you have guessed, others had no clue, September 2019 our baby is due!

It’s not a food baby this time! We are very excited about this news! We’ve known it for a while, but the first three months was spent hugging the toilet. With the second trimester came my energy, thus, voila the announcement  & collaboration with Paperlesspost.com! (More about that at the end of the post)

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With the second trimester comes body changes, and I have the whole swollen boobs and baby bump yumminess going on. So with that, I ventured to find my first pregnancy dress.

I was quite picky, because of the shape of my body;

My body type: Inverted triangle
I have an inverted triangle body shape. Which means my upper body is proportionally bigger than my lower body. I have big boobs, broad shoulders, and slim legs.

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Source: TThe two pictures on the left I found on google.com

Now that I’m pregnant everything becomes bigger, and thus the type of dress I’m wearing above, the bodycon dress, won’t do anymore.

  • My list:
    I wanted a dress that ticked all these boxes:
    * Fit fitted around my bust but loose around my waist
    * Had sleeves
    * Had a v-neck
    * Is comfortable and breathable fabric for Spring/ Summer

My search began about two months ago. Yesterday I found the perfect dress at Zara!

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I absolutely love this dress! I went for neutral colours since Spring/ Summer is here.

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I paired the white dress with over-the-knee boots because it’s still quite cold.

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It took a journey to find a dress that ticked all the boxes.

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It ties in the front, with plenty of space for our baby

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Pockets are always handy

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The sleeves are what sold me on this dress

The fabric is a blend of linen and cotton.

A big thank you to my lovingly, patient husband for taking these pictures 😀
I love you so much ❤

What do you think?

COLLABORATION WITH PAPERLESS POST

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Paperless Post is an online invitation service. It makes inviting people online beautiful and easy.

Here is some of my favourite designs:

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You might think “Well, I can do that on Microsoft Word.” However, you can tell the difference when something was done thoughtfully and professionally. Paperless Post offers professional invitations that you can:

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If you want to give it a try for FREE , click here

If you want to see the paid options, click here

The end.

If you’ve come to the end of this post, let me know your thoughts! Like the dress?

See you around.

Chantal xx

Dropshipped dresses- Is it Aliexpress quality?

When dropship-clothes.com reached out to me to do a collaboration for their dropship dresses, I honestly expected it to be cheap clothes. Like the clothes that I buy on Aliexpress most of the time.

They’ve asked me to pick any three items on their website for free in exchange for an honest review.

* I wasn’t sure if the sizing would be accurate so I ordered one size up for all my clothes. Normally I’m a large but I’ve ordered XL in all the items.

Here’s what I’ve picked:

A Pink dawn dress $10.12 :

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A pink party glitter dress: $15.53 :

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A fur trim parka $37.94:

P1260851.jpgI was most excited to receive the parka because a few weeks ago my husband was going to get a very similar jacket at HNM on sale for $50. So, when I saw this jacket for $37.94 I was suspicious. However, the quality blew my mind. The jacket is heavy, the fur can be removed, it is WARM and comfortable. It was too big for me but Marcel posed for a picture. If I have to recommend any of the three items I would recommend this jacket. I give the jacket 4 out of 4 stars.

I will make a video sometime where I show the quality of the clothes if you are interested. Let me know.

I can only speak on the three items that I chose, and I liked it. I haven’t tried out any other clothes on the website. If you’d like me to do another collaboration with this website let me know. Is there anything you are interested in?

Here’s a link to their sales page:

See you around,
Chantal ❤

How $7 clothes look (review)

Hey Lovers!

When you think about 7$ clothes, companies such as Aliexpress and Romwe comes to mind. SOmething cheap that won’t last long.

But I’ve found a store that sells QUALITY clothes for 7$.

How is that possible?

Well, Everything 5 pounds is a UK online store that sells old stock from brands. You’ll be suprised to see what brands they have in stock. I’ve heard of H&m, Asos and Primark, but there are many more others.

I’ll do a side by side of how the clothes look on the website and what I’ve received.

Let’s go!

Dusty Pink high waisted skirt:

I’m really satisfied with this skirt. The fabric is good quality. I’m a size 10-12 and this is a size 10 skirt.

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Black hight waisted skirt:

I liked it so much I got it in black too. Great quality.

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Black jacket: 

The jacket fits perfectly. It’s true to size. I love this jacket because I can just throw it over an outfit and look like I’ve put some effort into it. Decent quality.

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Denim jacket:

This is my favourite piece from the haul. it is EXCELLENT quality. 70% cotton!

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Dusty pink shoes:

I was expecting the fabric to be more sturdy then the picture. However, it’s a soft faux leather. It still walks nice.

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I am very satisfied with this haul. I cannot believe for 7$ you get such great quality. I got 6 items for 26euro. Wow!

If you want to hear my thoughts in detail about the clothes or see me fit on the clothes, here’s a video 🙂

See you around the socials!

Chantal xx

Try on haul

Hey lovers!

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This is a quick post to let you know that I’ve posted a video. I will make a longer post later, but I’m on the train now. Please go check it out, I look foward to coming back to your replies tonight.

Here’s the video:

See you soon,

Chantal! xx

Casual spring #ootd

Just casually deciding to go for a walk at 22:00 at night because the sun is still out here in The Netherlands.

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I’ve been here almost 3 years and I’m still not use to the light late nights. I’m so grateful 😍

The husband said ‘Lets go for a walk’

I was a bit tired but happy we went. Along the way there was a house, that’s hosting a party and the music played loud.

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It gave the oppertunity for the hubby and myself to dance like no one is watching (no one was) in the middle of a pathway surrounded by wild flowers🍀

Clothing details:

A light fabric blazer is a staple in my wardrobe for spring because it elevates any outfit by just putting it on. It also serves as warmth for the late night breeze. I bought this 2 years ago and can’t link it because it’s sold out.

The dress I made myself. I find a shift dress to fit my body the best. I’m a UK size 12.

The shoes are from e5p.

🍀

I hope you had a lovely day!

 

 

Instagram model pants #ootd #haul

Do fashion gods exist? Cause someone is helping me out.

I saw these pants on Instagram.

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How lovely is it? I thought to myself ‘this must be really expensive/ hard to get’.

I took a screenshot (like I do with so many outfits) and looked at it many times a day. I knew in my heart I was not going to get it since I’m in South Africa. But still, it was nice to look at.

Three days later, I walk past a store, I turned my head and there it was- the exact same dusty pink pants.

I was in complete shock. I went into the store, straight to the pants.
Was it my size? Yes.
Was it my prize? …YES
It was $16,75

And that’s how you come to see me wear these ‘Instagram model pants’

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It’s supposed to be winter in South Africa. I’m still here for a month and a few days. A coat would be nice, but what color? As usual, I saw a Burgundy coat on Pinterest, that I fell in love with.
I took a screenshot, kept staring at it on my phone.

And sure enough, at the same store, I saw the exact coat. They had my size and it was $23,92

Here is how it looks:

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MY REVIEW: Since the clothes are cheaper, of course, it is not made out of the same quality fabric that I saw some models on Instagram are wearing.

However, the quality of the pants and the coat are very good.

The pants are made out of 65% cotton and 35%polyester.
The brand is: Mirasol style

The coat is made out of faux suede.
The brand name: New feeling

I bought these clothes a store called ‘Gaap’. They do not have an online store.

However, I went online to search for it.

-If you are South African, click here for the pants. R280 I’ve bought at Poshclothing before and it’s quality stuff.

-UK, click here From Missguided 45pounds

-US, ( I couldn’t find any for the US, perhaps if you find a pair, let me know so I can update the post)

Happy living!