When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping - or so they say. It seems to me that if "tough" is anything to do with money, then the worst thing to do is to go out on a spending spree and work up a big debt on the credit card! Having said that, a little bout of retail therapy at PRIMARK won't break the bank. I'm finding it to be a good place for attractive and fashionable little accessories at very low prices.
Undoubtedly, the season's "must-have" is leopard print (or any other animal print). Personally, I like to do this trend in small touches, i.e. accessories. I found this lovely pack of 2 belts in leopard print and black croc print:
I would mention that these belts are designed to wear as waist or hip belts (it says so on the label) and come up rather long. If you only intend to wear them round the waist, I would suggest buying a much smaller size than usual.
A new umbrella was on my shopping list and I fell for this one as soon as I saw it. Again, it's in a leopard print, finished with a black satin, bow-trimmed strap:
As I already have a black/leopard bag, a leopard print bow ponytail band, and two pairs of little animal-printed earrings (leopard and zebra) from past seasons, I think that's enough for me!
Other items on my shopping list were a new beanie and a pair of gloves ready for the Autumn chill. I bought a black beanie with a faux fur pompom and some pretty black gloves trimmed with a black velvet bow:
I went home delighted with my new accessories and the amazing thing was that the total cost of these lovely little pieces was only £11!