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Topshop Spring Haul and Personal Shopping Experience
Cream Lace Collar Top – £16
Ponte Notch Neck Jacket – £40
Knitted Breton Stripe Jumper – £36
Scratch Graffiti Midi Dress – £32
Casual Seam Detail Tee – £32
MOTO Light Vintage Jamie Jeans – £40
Chevron Inlay Flat Top Sunglasses – £16
I had to write about this haul as it was one of the best shopping experiences I’ve ever had. Me and my mum went to the Trafford Centre, Manchester for a girly pampering and shopping trip. After splurging on gorgeous cosmetics in Selfridges and devouring a beautiful lunch in Pesto, we then decided to head to Topshop, or perhaps I should say that I decided. I went around the shop and gathered a rather large number of products into my arms before proceeding to the changing rooms. It was at this point that we were asked if we would like to come into the personal shopping rooms and of course we agreed. If you have ever thought about using the Topshop personal shopping service, I cannot recommend it enough. There were three large changing rooms, each with large sliding doors rather than curtains, products hanging from the walls for inspiration and couches with cushions outside for friends. My mum happily took a pew on the couch and opened up one of the magazines whilst I tried on, helping herself to a bottle of Evian supplied on the table next to her. Now this was completely free and always is if you would like an appointment.
Anyway, so after trying on each garment and practically loving every single one, I decided to buy an awful lot. In fact, six of the items that I had tried on. The help and advice from the lovely ladies in the rooms was also useful and of course persuades you slightly more to purchase, but still I really appreciated their opinions. After choosing what you want, you can then use the small till inside the shopping rooms to pay, rather than heading to the generic queue. I literally left the store with the biggest smile on my face and I cannot thank Topshop enough for such a wonderful experience. I will definitely be booking appointments in the business rooms in future.
So this is what I purchased, in a nutshell. The ponte jacket was the perfect blue for spring and I knew I wanted to rock this colour somehow. A bold blazer was the perfect way to add that ‘pop’ of colour. The little lace top is perfect for spring and summer and will go with absolutely everything. The knit jumper is currently a fave and so comfortable. Again it is lovely for everyday and could be dressed up with some heels. The jeans are a staple and I just wanted some lighter coloured, comfortable jeans, so Jamie are always perfect for my fit. The casual tee is amazing and perfect to wear with my leggings collection. The material almost feels like linen; it’s gorgeous. Finally, the sunglasses are RayBan dupes and I figured I’d spend £16 rather than over £100 for something that I will most probably break easily.
I tried to take pictures of all of my finds whilst inside the store, similarly to my Ark finds post. So I am sorry if they’re not the best lit photos ever, but you get the idea. Each of the items will probably end up in outfits posts soon also. Each of these items are new into store, so you’ll be able to find them on the Topshop website. Really hope you like what I picked up :)
What do you think of Topshop’s new spring range? Anything you have your eye on?