Haul | Primark, Matalan & River Island

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Hi Ladies! So I did the unthinkable - I went shopping! As it was pay day recently I decided it was OKAY to treat myself so I popped into some of my favourite budget highstreet shops - Primark and Matalan to pick up some fashion bargains. I also ordered a couple of treats online from River Island so I thought I'd share them with you lovely lot. I must admit I love reading and writing haul posts but they do always make me want to go shopping so I apologise in advance if this sparks the urge for a shopping spree 8).  Heres a look at the goodies I've been buying lately ...

Primark Studded Purse

I've been after a new purse for as long as I can remember now as my current one is a bit tatty and old. I spotted this one whilst browsing around Primark for the bargain price of £5.00 so quickly popped it in my basket. I love the studs on the front (I'm a tad stud obsessed) and its very roomy inside with various compartments for cards, change and notes (not that I ever have any of those babys!). It feels lovely quality too considering its from Primark so I'm chuffed to bits with this purchase.

River Island & Matalan Necklaces
I'm obsessing over statement necklaces at the moment so these were must-haves as soon as I saw them. The one on the left is from River Island and I particularly liked the Rose Gold colour as I thought it would match my rose gold Michael Kors watch perfectly. I've been wearing it all the time since I got it and love it for sprucing up a plain t-shirt or blouse. The other necklace is from Matalan and this has to be one of my favourite purchases in a long time. As soon as I saw it, I had to have it, no hesitations. I've seen these chunky necklaces all over at the moment on other bloggers and celebs so I just knew I had to have one too (I'm easily influenced!). I've also seen almost identical ones in Topshop for £20+ so for £10 it was quite the bargain. I wore it for the first time at the Benefit 'Fake Up' event on Wednesday night and all of the Benefit girls told me how much they loved it and said it was very 'Kardashian'. I have to say - I agree!

Primark Ring Bracelet

I also got this cute ring bracelet from Primark for a bargain £1.50. I love these type of bracelets as they're a little bit different and look great on a night out. Its made from cute little crosses and its Rose Gold too - what more could I ask for?

Primark Tan Studded Ankle Boots

Okay so as soon as I saw these beautiful tan ankle boots in Primark, I HAD to have them. I mean just look at them, they are amazing (if I do say so myself!). These will be just perfect for Spring/Summer and I can already see myself wearing them with cute little skater dresses. I'm a bit obsessed with all thing tan when it comes to S/S so these boots are the perfect addition to match my other tan handbags and acessories. I've already been wearing these (also to the Benefit Fake Up event) and I just adore them. They're so comfy, easy to wear and I love the studded detailing on the back. They cost £20.00 which is on the pricey side for Primark but I'd of probably paid double for them elsewhere so I think they're quite the bargain. I will definitely be wearing these none stop over the next few months.

Matalan Jeggings

As soon as I walked into Matalan there was a table of these 'jeggings' in tonnes of different colours. I'd been after some new jeans for a while so I decided to try the khaki pair on. I thought khaki would make a great S/S colour and I also loved how soft the material material felt. I'd definitely say these are a dupe for the Topshop 'Leigh' jeans, a very soft, comfy material that isn't quite as stiff as your standard jean. When I tried the Khaki pair on I loved them so much that I just had to pick up a black pair too. They only cost £14 which is an absolute steal and I can see myself collecting these in every colour!

Primark Blouse

This blouse immediately jumped out at me when I stepped into Primark thanks to the beautiful green shade. I instantly thought of Spring when I looked at this shirt and I thought it would be a great S/S wardrobe addition. I've already worn it with a statement necklace (theres photos over on my instagram - kayleighjcouture) and I've also worn it to work tucked into a pencil skirt. Its definitely a 'stand out' shirt but if you're looking to add some colour to your wardrobe, grab yourself one of these beauties. I can also imagine this looking perfect with Essie 'Mint Candy Apple' nail polish, ooohh!

Primark Mint Green Blazer

Following on with the green theme, I also picked up this mint green blazer. I already own one of these in a burgandy shade but now Spring/Summer is approaching I wanted a lighter alternative to wear with all the pretty pastel clothes I'll soon by buying (any excuse!) 8). If you haven't tried one of these blazers before, I'd really recommend them. They're great quality, comfortable, don't crease and best of all - cheap! Well, I think it was £19.00 actually which isn't cheap for Primark but still cheaper than most.

Matalan Jumper

Oh so you know how I was just saying I'll soon be buying pastel clothes? Well it looks like I've already started, whoops! This was another 'I need it' items when I walked into Matalan and I'm so glad I bought it as I've been wearing it none stop since. Now although I've described this as a jumper, it isn't your typical 'to keep me warm' kind of jumper. This one is perfect for the warmer months as its sheer, floaty and ideal for throwing on over a vest top. I've been wearing it with the Khaki jeans, tan boots and 'Kardashian' style necklace mentioned earlier and it makes for a super cute Spring outfit. I also think this will look great tucked into a pair of high waisted short when Summer rolls around.

River Island Monochrome Dress

I bought this cute monochrome bodycon dress for a recent night out with friends and I absolutely adore it. It fits me perfectly and I love the cut-out detailing around the neckline and the open back. It was only £25.00 which isn't too bad for River Island and I can see it being a perfect holiday dress too. I'm excited to wear it again when Summer comes around.

Matalan Sripey Peplum Dress

Last but not least is this black and white stripy peplum dress that I bought to wear for work. I spotted this in Matalan for the bargain price of £15,00 and just had to have it to add to my work wear wardrobe. I love wearing smart dresses like this with tights for work and the peplum design is really flattering. I've already worn this a few times to work and had some lovely compliments on it so it was definitely a good choice.

So there's all of my recent purchases (well apart from all the makeup, a Topshop dress and a Missguided jacket but we'll leave those for another time haha!). Shopaholics anonymous anyone?

What have you been buying recently?

Lots of Love,


  1. Lovely haul! Love the bits you picked up especially the jumper and the blouse looks so nice! Xx

  2. I need that mint blazer in my life! I knew reading this post would be a bad idea! xxx

  3. Loving the riverisland necklace and the boots xx

  4. the primark shirt and matalan dress - they are amazing!!


  5. great haul, really want that green shirt from Primark! xo


  6. You picked up some gorgeous bits Kayleigh! I'm exactly like you, I'm a bit obsessed with rose gold and that Kardashian-esque necklace is AMAZING! I'm loving that green shirt too and it would definitely look gorgeous with Essie Mint Candy Apple. Need those boots aswell! Fab post lovely xxx

  7. You bought such lovely tuff, I especially love the necklaces! xxx

  8. Fab haul I want it all, esp the tan boots, wow, they're gorgeous!
    Would love for you to check out my #globalstyler outfit post on lazy2lovely.blogspot.co.uk

  9. Love that green shirt! Will look amazing with your blonde hair!


  10. Loving those necklaces and the pink jumper/top ! Very kardash ;) xoxo

  11. Love that green shirt and I just commented on someones blog who bought that Topshop necklace which you got a matalan dupe of!

    Also, how do you make your title pictures? I love them

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  12. I went in Matalan this afternoon and very nearly picked those jeggings/jeans up but I wasn't sure on the sizing! Do they come up quite small?

    Love everything you bought :) xxxx

    Lindsay Frances | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog

  13. Love love love the mint blazer, I really need to hope foot it to Primark before they are no longer on sale :-)


  14. Oh i LOVE the monochrome dress from RI - so gorgeous! And i know what you mean about primark becoming a little pricier than normal, its a shame but as long as the quality of the clothes is going up aswell as the price, its not too bad!


  15. Loving the mint green blazer! Cannot wait for my next spree in primark! Callofbeautyxo.blogspot.com love India xx

  16. I really love the colour of the blouse from Primark and that necklace from Matalan is gorgeous!


  17. Love the tan boots and the mint green blazer!!!

  18. Lovely post! I haven't been in Matalan in such a long time! xx

  19. Loving everything you have bought :)
    I hope my local primark has the mint blazer! :)


  20. I love reading haul posts, I don't know why but it makes up for me not being able to spend money! haha!
    The matalan necklace is gorgeous, it would look amazing styled with a grey marl tee and jeans :) xxx

  21. absolutely love everything you bought! specially the shirt and the statement pieces!!!xxx

  22. Some great pieces! Primaries been great recently!! Xx


  23. Yay! I love a good haul! I think my favourite thing you picked up has to be the Primark blazer...I'm loving everything mint green at the moment! Those River Island dresses are also lovely :)

  24. Great haul, I actually love everything you have bought, but my top favourite has to be those necklaces! I'm so into statement necklaces right now!

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xxx

  25. That was a lot of nice stuff - I especially like both of the necklaces. I really like statement necklaces at the moment! :-)

  26. I've got the burgundy version of that blazer too, they're a lovely fit aren't they! I love how you're saying things are pricey for Primark but you'd pay double elsewhere - I'm exactly the same! haha. Love everything you got, some lovely summery pieces xx


  27. I love the necklaces, especially the rose gold spiky one. I really like the monochrome dress too, would love to see it in an OOTD :) x

  28. Gorgeous buys, I love those boots! The peplum dress is really pretty too. xo

  29. Some gorgeous purchases! I have a £50 Matalan voucher that I won and it's burning a hole in my pocket as I can't choose what I want! Tempted to get some of those jeggings now! :) x

  30. Nice haul! I really like the dresses!

    Kimberley x

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  31. The necklace and boots! Ahhhh so gorgeous. Great haul.

    The Introverted Brunette

  32. Nice picks! :D I really like the mint blazer, the necklace and the boots :D

    Great post!


  33. Great haul! I love the green shirt and blazer, so cute and I love green. Those boots look amazing and it's nice to hear that they're comfy too!

    Amy x cocktailsinteacups.blogspot.co.uk

  34. The rose gold necklace is to die for!!


  35. Love everything you picked up, especially the necklaces - gorgeous! x

  36. I thought I'd recognised the boots! They looked great on and it looks you picked up some other great stuff too xx

  37. Loving the Boots & green blouse - great buys :) xx

  38. Love the studded purse and mint blazer! Great pieces.


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  41. Great haul! I love the necklaces you got!


  42. Really nice haul! I bet the Primark blouse will look on, it's so lovely and bright! I love the statement necklaces.

    Sharon x


  43. I'm loving all the colours, mint is gorgeous and so perfect for spring! I'm really loving Monochrome at the moment too x

  44. in love with that balck and white dress from River Island!


    Kamila xx

  45. You got a lot of lovely items but i especially like the boots and the purse. I hope my Primark has the purse as i too am in need of a new one x

  46. I love the necklaces & ankle boots! I'm obsessed with tan ankle boots:) Xx

  47. eek you always buy so many nice things missy!
    I loveee the little ring/bracelet from Primark! definitely need to hunt that one down :)
    & the mint blazer is lush - had my eye on that the other week and debated whether to buy one or not..i think i will have to invest ;)

  48. Amazing haul! You are going to be looking great in all your new pieces :)

  49. You bought such lovely things! I love the monochrome dress you got from River Island as I think it's one of them pieces that look even better on! :)

    - Stefanía

  50. Love the pink Primark clutch bag :) I have it in black but I didn't realise they did it in pink, might have to get that one too! x


  51. great stuff! xxx


  52. You always find the nicest things in matalan! I love the green blouse, such a nice colour! x


  53. Gorgeous items you've got, love the studded clutch bag


  54. Some lovely pieces here! I love the mint blazer and zig zag bodycon dress :)

    Kerri xx


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  56. Oh I am loving the boots.. they're so gorgeous! They're a bit Taylor Swift if you know what I mean haha :D I also love love love the statement necklaces :) xx

    Gem ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  57. beautiful pieces! love the rose gold spike necklace and the mint green blazer! so pretty!

    -ariel* xoxo

  58. I love everything! The peplum dress is beautiful! I so wish I didn't work in uniform sometimes haha! xo


  59. Wow I love the River Island monochrome dress!!


  60. Finally have time to catch up on your blog so be prepared for a couple of comments hehe :) That purse is gorgeous just like the peplum dress! I actually love everything you've bought. Haven't really been shopping lately (shocking, I know!) but can't wait to add a couple of s/s items to my wardrobe! xxx

  61. Loving the boots!!
    They look like they are from River Island!


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