I wanted to do something a little different for this blog post today. I am currently researching and exploring the versatile options which come under travel bloggers, which I am super grateful of how versatile it actually is. So I wanted to combine this post with a very fashion-esk kind of vibe and a life update.

If that is not your cup of tea, I completely understand and you can click off! I wont be advertising its existence on social media either so this is just a little Easter Egg addition I like to think! 🙂

A lot of people think that when you are saving to travel, you cannot do anything in your personal life. All you do is save save save and I want to tell you that is not correct! (thankfully, I don’t think I could cope with saving all the time) I really love to shop, specifically seasonal clothes. So today I am going to combine travel x budget fashion. Did I really go to Primark and buy a whole outfit for under £30? Why yes I did. This post is not sponsored, gifted or encouraged by them in any way. It’s genuinely how/where I get my outfits. I hate that people call this throw away fashion because… well..I really don’t throw it away after 1 wash!

I remember when I was in secondary school and it was the ‘cool’ thing to hate Primark. I actually refused to go in to the shop, fearing someone would see me. Now I am so happy they have updated and it is socially acceptable to wear them again! because truth be told, I always loved them.

So my outfit:
Red Button Down Corduroy Skirt – £8
Basic High Neck Sweater – £4
Round side body bag – £6
Some basic tights £3
Trainers (Bought at a different time) – £6

Notes about the outfit:
I couldn’t choose between the red or green skirt for this outfit that I had pictured so I ended up buying both! (update: I have since bought the black version too) If you buy a similar, the green one is just as nice. I have a pear shape body and I found the skirts to be so flattering! The sweater is from the basic section which is why it is so cheap and I’d personally wear it more as a t-shirt and layer it. It’s located where they keep the plain vest tops but I had to go back several times because it was a popular item and often completely sold out in this colour (they have other colours). The sweater is kind of see through so I wore a Primark vest top (bought at a different time – £1.50 regardless) underneath just in case but if you have the confidence to go out with that and a bra on? You go girl. I also got so cold I stole a hoodie from my partner, which is coincidentally also from Primark.

So a brief update on my situation:
When I first started this blog I was working full time at the Stock Exchange as a Receptionist. I worked there for two years and had my blog as a hobby. I am not going to lie to you all, it was really difficult to do both. My commute was 2 hours each way and not enough space to breathe on the train there, let alone pop my laptop out and start blogging! Not to mention that almost daily we had queues of people out of the door for events. It was non stop and I found myself coming home, starting to edit one photo and being like “nah I can’t do this.” So unfortunately my blog fell off the grid.

Since August I have quit that job and I had a month or so sort of temping part time. This really did wonders for this blog truth be told. I haven’t done major on the surface improvements but more posts are happening!! I have also been a lot more active on my Instagram. I hope you’ve noticed! 😉 If not, not to worry! haha

However, as of Monday 8th of August I now work full time (as a temp, but I think I will be made perm) at British Airways Head Office and I am so happy to say it is a 30 minute commute and really near my house. I have also sought permission to browse the internet freely in my down time. Every one is really nice and before you ask, I don’t know if I get free flights/discounts or not, I have only just started so I can’t ask!

…and that is it for this post! I did have something written which was a really heavy subject and something I am not fully educated on so I thought it was best left unsaid for now. One day I will publish it. I hope you enjoyed this one off post and let me know if you enjoyed it and want more!!



  1. Ella Jones says:

    I love finding budget fashion in charity shops or vintage, they are usually pretty good quality for the price!

    • kirstindalton says:

      I agree Ella! The only downside being that they’re usually one off items. Once you love something so much and then it gets worn out, you can’t find it again!

  2. Sheila says:

    I just booked a vacation to a warm destination and am already thinking of some affordable options for clothes! I wish we had Primark in Canada, I used to go in NYC & Penney’s in Ireland and it’s such a nice option for affordable trendy clothes you don’t intend to keep forever.

    x Sheila

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