Spring Bank Holiday Haul

Hello, my lovely readers! Hope that you are all well.

Last weekend I went back up North for the Spring Bank Holiday and had such a great time! It was a busy one catching up with both family and friends, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself.

I drove back to Wakefield on the Thursday night, then spent the day with my Mum on Friday! I finally got the chance to check out the new (well, not-so-new any more) Trinity Leeds shopping centre after it first opened in March.

Needless to say, I was genuinely impressed! It has a wide range of shops, bars and restaurants with a modern, contemporary design and pleasant environment.

I don’t quite understand the significance of the glitzy silver horse statue in the middle, but oh well – it’s pretty!

Here’s what I bought:

Denim Pinafore – H&M – £9.99

Polkadot Plimsoles – H&M – £9.99

Frilly Socks – Primark £1.50 each

Pink Gem Gold Ring – Primark – £2.50

Oblong Gold Ring – Primark – £1.50

Pearl Gold Ring – New Look – £3.00

Vanilla and Strawberry Candles – Primark – £1.00 each

Diamonds Perfume – NEXT – £6.50

Short Sleeved White Shirt – NEXT – £26.00

Cream Jewelled Neck Top – NEXT – £28.00

Coral Frilly Socks – Topshop – £3.50

Set of Stud Earrings – Topshop – £3.50

This dress was my favourite purchase – a perfect holiday buy! It will look fabulous with a tan:

Zig-zag High Neck Dress – Topshop – £26.00

I had a brilliant time browsing the high street, but it’s a good job that the shopping centre had a roof because the wind and rain that day was atrocious! However, it completely changed on Saturday. Sunshine, blue sky and warmth called for a day out around Wakefield with my family.

This also gave me the opportunity to (finally) visit the Hepworth Gallery. It’s been open to the public since May 2011 and I’ve been meaning to check it out for ages – I’ve heard good things from the media.

I’ve always had a keen interest in art from studying it at AS Level, therefore I decided it was worth a look around. I’m quite like the large majority in the sense that I don’t understand how some things that are exhibited in galleries can be classed as ‘art’. I remember visiting one of the Tate galleries in London on a school trip and there was a basketball in a glass case – seriously, what’s that about?

But I do love a good painting or sculpture. Barbara Hepworth’s work wowed me slightly, especially the ceiling high sculptures:

I’d honestly recommend a trip there if you’re local. After all, it’s attracting art lovers from around the country, and it’s free to get in, which must surely mean it’s worth a look around?!

After the Hepworth, we went to my parent’s local pub – The Ruddy Duck. This is also a new establishment so I’d never been – it was a weekend of new experiences really!

The Ruddy Duck has a beer garden where you can sit out overlooking the canal – it was amazing! I didn’t even feel like I was in Wakefield.

I’m glad to see that they’re finally improving the city with places like this because, let’s face it, Wakefield has never been the nicest place in Yorkshire.

Then on Sunday night, my ladies and I went out on the town for Bank Holiday drinks and fun times! As always, we had a blast.

Our attempt at getting a photo of all of us before we went out:

As you can see, we had a bit of an issue with the self-timer! 

I wore my new Topshop dress as I couldn’t wait for my holiday, after all!

Typical, impatient Katie when it comes to fashion.

(Do you like my Bank Holiday purchases? What did you get up to?

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