Ever buy something because it’s cheap without really thinking about why it’s been reduced?! That’s kind of what happened with this Primark dress; I was attracted to the bright colours but didn’t really consider that I hate bodycon/tight anything and that it may only be a fiver, but that was a fiver better spent on other things!

Maybe though, it’s the push I needed to get out of my comfort zone, because after I wore it for a little while, I started to feel not so bad. My lunchtime I had relented and put jeans and a jumper on, but that was because it was bloody freezing and not because the dress made me feel all wrong.

Teamed, simply with black Tesco tights and Shelly’s shoes c/o Sarenza.

Waking up early on weekends tends to lead to impulsive actions, such as DIY dip dying my hair without really paying much heed to the fact I am hair hopeless. After 20 minutes I kind of came to my senses and decided to wash the bleach off, just in case. The result…subtle, not very even lighter ends…and I like it. It tones in with the red, and because my hair is wavy it hides how some parts are higher up than others and just kind My ends are a bit fried now though, they were bad to start with! I am well over-due a haircut so I might get them chopped off and then try the bleach again, with some help this time!

Enjoy a lazy Sunday folks, and spoil your Dad for father’s day! My Dad is still away, he’ll be back tomorrow though and I sent his card away with him. I’ll bake him a cake or something today and pop round to see my Grandad instead.

Hope the weekend has been great!

27 comments for “striped

  1. I love the colourful stripes of this dress. I am often tempted by styles I wouldn’t usually buy because of the pattern and colour. Although I do find that adding a belt or a cropped or a long jacket can really change the look (not that I think the look needs changing on this one, it looks lovely)

  2. The dress looks great on you, and I think it was brave of you to try something you normally would say no to. Like you said, the colours and stripes are fantastic! xo

  3. £5? What a bargain! No wonder you picked it up!

  4. Gorgeous dress – I think that’s one of the nicest Primark bargains I’ve ever seen x

  5. Lovely dress 🙂 The colours are fab!
    I learnt that you had to keep the bleach on for a good amount of time with my hair colour, I did it about 2ish years ago and it was similar to yours. I’m much happier with it this time around though, it’s just the bressyness that’s annoying xx

  6. Honestly, that dress looks great on you! I love the colours. Your hair looks good too 🙂


  7. The dress looks fab and I adore the shoes. Your hair looks great, nice and genteel contour change.

    X x

  8. I think it’s a fiver well spent, it’s so pretty and fits you amazingly well! xxx

  9. Kat

    I think the dress suits you very well; you’re super pretty and I’m so proud of you for stepping out of your comfort zone! Have a wonderful Sunday,dear,and enjoy the time with your Grandad. <3

  10. I totally see why you were attracted to the bright colours- they’re so cheerful! And I love them paired with those shoes.

    I think your hair turned out really prettily 🙂

    Florrie x

  11. Definitely a good buy! Its so colourful and lovely, suits you really well too. x

  12. Sometimes it’s great to wear a style or set of colours that wouldn’t usually be a first choice, simply because it’s cheering. And this dress certainly brightens the grey, wet dull days of this June very nicely indeed.

  13. great post!



  14. The colours of the stripes on your Primark dress are pretty. Your lipstick and hair are pretty too.

  15. I love love LOVE that stripy dress on you, I think it looks stunning. Been thinking about dip dying my ends too but am too scared!

  16. I really love the subtle ombre on your hair! I think you left the bleach on for just the right amount of time!

    Also love the dress – it goes so well with your shoes!

  17. You always look fab! Hope you are having a great weekend:)

  18. I think this dress looks gorgeous on you, so I say it was a fiver well spent 🙂 xx

  19. Ooh love this dress, doesn’t look tight at all! Shame it turned cold enough for tights, outside of work I’m mostly resisting them, just feel like I should be entitled to bare legs in June despite the wind! 🙂

  20. This looks amazing on you!!!


  21. It doesn’t look bodycon on you- it looks very very nice by the way!!!!! The hair looks great too!!!

  22. I love how the dipped end look has worked on your hair – stuble but really nice!

  23. Mat

    i think it was a strong purchase, nice to try new things

  24. I think you have done a great job on the dip dye, I love it!
    Plus girl, you are wearing that dress, it looks great on you. I totally want it!

    Gems x

    Fashion, Well Done

  25. Law

    I do this all the time Laura, but I have to say I love this dress on you! You know I am a rainbow (any bright colour) addict. <3 xx

  26. Love this dress! Looks great on you. Would never have thought it was primark.

  27. I really didn’t think this would be a Primark dress, total bargain and the stripes suit you xxx