Is there seriously only 10 days left in my study abroad experience in England? The past 80 days have been like a dream. I’ve decided to celebrate my last ten days in Leicester (and finishing almost all my course work) by posting about one thing I have really enjoyed while living here every day for the next ten days.
First up, Primark.
If I could describe Primark to another American in one sentence, I would say: it’s the Forever 21 of the UK, but cheaper. It’s a very diverse collection of clothes and accessories, all of which are super cheap. I wrote about Primark when I first got here, but this morning I woke up super early and decided to stop in for a quick shopping trip.
Honestly, if you are not in and out of Primark by 10 a.m., there is a good chance you will queue up for 10+ minutes for the dressing room. It’s a popular place. I got there at 9:30 a.m., and I was blessed with silence and actual space to walk through the aisles.
The first thing I picked out was the “style your own” necklace. It was £2.50, and you get every letter of the alphabet to make your own message on the two chains. I thought it was really neat. Now, I just have to think up messages that don’t reuse any of the same letter twice. Hmm.
I also picked out another gold necklace, but this one is longer. Again, it was £2.50, but I thought it would be nice to layer under a shorter scarf or just as an accent. I used to be obsessed with necklaces like this a few years back, and I think I am getting back into the habit.
I really enjoy the fact that Primark’s scarves are so cheap. This purple scarf is my second scarf from Primark. It was £4. I thought it was really cool because it has the purple ombre thing going on with the top being lavender and fading to the deep purple at the bottom.
I also got this Union Jack t-shirt for £3. It’s a men’s shirt so I got an extra small because the small was too baggy. I don’t think it’s normal to live in England for three months without coming home with something Union Jack.
I can safely say, I will definitely miss Primark when I go home. Luckily, I still have Forever 21 to fill the void in my heart.
What message can you think up for my “style your own” necklace (remember no repeating letters)?