Shopping Frenzy - Eureka

Hi Peeps

Unquestionable he is the Lord, he created us but himself was not created.

Seeing that I don't plan to repent on blogging faithfully anytime soon, I may compromise and start talking photography here. That will prolly give me the impetus to come by here more often.
Imagine my 2nd year blogging anniversary passed without so much as mention. Whereas last year I put up this longified post celebrate. Time changes things.

Sales and sweltering sun what a summer combo.

I am not a typical girl when it comes shopping. Don't really like shopping that much, I usually start off with a high but within an hour I am like can I go home already. Another issue for me is I have a one track mind when it comes to shop. For many years I was a card carrying member of NEXT just 'cos I went in one summer sales period and got good bargains and clothes that fit. Ever since then, anytime I am going shopping like a robot it's NEXT. Often times I see other people wear clothes and wonder why I did not see them in the shop i.e. NEXT.
My sister gets lovely tops from H & M, you will think I should do the maths and go in there to ge myself some, till date 30+ has never stepped into H & M by herself to buy anything yet I envy the tops when she wears them.

Then my favourite store became Dorothy Perkins and I had a brief sting with Wallis.

Ok why all these stories.

Currently I have no shop in the UK. Got tired of NEXT after one particular sales period that left me looking like iyalode of Balogun market as I practically struggled a pair of shoe with one woman. Took one look around the store saw the craziness of it all, dropped my picks and headed for the door. No store is what that hassle 70% sales or not and anyway all the good stuff had gone. Dorothy Perkins after going in twice and not finding anything I dropped them like hot potato.

In the past two years or so I have been doing my shopping whenever I travelled. But as I am not travelling this summer and my weight is doing a yoyo on the scales, I realised I needed interim solution until my body weight made up it's mind or I decide to stop taking a Kit Kat every break (whichever came first).

Last week, I sat scratching my head on where to shop.

For above reasons, I don't shop there plus back in time, I made the mistake of going there at Christmas time with a friend who came in Nigeria. Unfortunately it was the one located on Peckham High Street, we are talking 5 years ago before the re branding attempt of Peckham. So my bus stopped in front of Primark last week and as I saw folks coming out with brown bags and looking rather satisfied, I decided to venture in. I keep forgetting how ridiculously cheap that place can be. I got not one, not two but three tops for under 30 quid.
What's more, the shop here is not nearly half as crowded as the ones in the Queen's City.


Ok their clothes may not be all that of a good quality but who cares, all I want is an interim UK shop until I set off on another voyage.

My shopaholic friend tells me there is an outlet in Swindon sumfink like that so failing my travelling I may go check the place out.

In the meantime I need to make peace with my body and some information about Child labour being used to sew Primark's clothes.

Till Later


Gee said...


Gee said...

hahah i am!

Gee said...

lol at looking like the woman frm balogun markt...
yh im like u to...usually hyped wen i go shopping and after a while...i just wanna go home..
I actually prefer shopping online...oh how i miss thse days wen i did alot of that!

LusciousRon said...

LOl! Try Peacocks and TopShop.

Sassy Trends said...

Iyalode of Balogun you are true true...hahahahahaahahahaha!
Was the shoe that hooooooooooot!


Funms-the rebirth said...

ha1 U dont like shopping? im intervening! now go to topshop, new look, h&m- for gorgeous dresses, river island, matalan, to start with

NoLimit said...

Your friend is right!!!
Tbere are shopping outlets in :Swindon,Ashford(Kent),Braintree Freeport(Essex) and Cheshire Oaks near Manchester.There's one in Bicester Village too near Milton Keynes...All at very affordable prices...70% off the high street price.

darkelcee said...

happy shopping

Iyalode Balogun

temmy tayo said...

Please don't make me miss shoppin plus miss the UK

Enkay said...

Then Primark it is!


Tigeress said...

Dis Primarni- i shall enter it one day! I've heard only good news about it. :)

aloted said...

oh so u are aseda photography...hmmmm..u took a picture of one of my friends..saw on fb :)

i also dont like shopping..and i can be one track minded as well.. i'll rather shop online...

how u doing?

Good Naija Girl said...

I wouldn't mind reading posts about photography...I want to learn too!

I like helping others shop more than I like shopping for myself so if you ever land in Canada, call me!

Anonymous said...

Definately give the outlets a try, you get very lovely things, some items might never have been stocked in your local branch. I always go to Swindon in Ashford Kent and Bicester village especially during their sales periods, that's additional discount on already reduced items - bargain galore

Try going during the week if you can rather than weekend.

Sherri said...

my lovely sis!
shopping can become choring jare!
how have u been?

Vera Ezimora said...

LOL @ the kit kat breaks. I do Twix and Almond Joy breaks. But I do love the white chocolate kit kat. Ah, Oyinbo people! They wan overload pesin with sugar & fat. One life to live sha... so the eating must go on. LOL.

Per shopping, we're alike. I really love having new stuff, but going out to the store and buying them is such a huge hassle. And oh, I soooo hate racks! It takes forever to find one thing,


If I were rich, I'd just --- oh what the heck? What would I do?

ejatutu said...

I on the contrary love shopping, I have to be extra careful when I go shopping because I will always overspend. You can hire me as ur personal shopper for real oo

Favoured Girl said...

I know what you mean about the weight yoyo-ing! LOL, just when I think I'm one size, my clothes don't fit anymore :)

I also don't like shopping that much anymore, I now do 99% of my shopping online. It's so convenient and you can usually get stuff they don't display in stores. Check out ASOS, they don't have high street shops but they have nice stuff.

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