Living in the city centre means that anytime you want to go shopping, you have to face the crowds. In Newcastle, though, we're lucky enough to have amazing places like Silverlink Shopping Park where you can shop without the hustle and bustle. With shops such as New Look, Outfit, Wilko, Boots, JD, River Island, H&M. a huuuge M&S Food Hall and more, there's everything you need to have a perfectly indulgent shopping spree.

This month, I was lucky enough to be invited down to Silverlink to treat myself to a few new wardrobe pieces but Jamie and I actually decided to make a day of it, also enjoying a little date night as an early celebration of his birthday. I went home feeling very full of Frankie & Benny's food, entertained by a film at the Cinema, and definitely excited about my new purchases. Here's what I tried and bought...

Firstly, these are the two items that I tried in New Look but didn't quite make the cut. This square neck, peplum blue top was so pretty on me and I really didn't want to leave it behind but I wanted to keep things budget friendly. I can't guarantee that I won't be going back to New Look for this though, it's just so perfect for summer.
I also decided to feed my midi-skirt obsession by trying some on; unfortunately, this black one didn't seem too flattering on me and didn't fit me as I would have wished, I did love the black and white polka dot pattern, though, and thought it would be so easy to style.
Also quietly featured in these pictures is a white t-shirt with frilled hems. This was a cute item that, again didn't make the shopping bag but something that I would still consider going back for. It was plain and simple but the frills added that finer detail.

These are the two pieces that I did end up taking home with me. First is the amazing black denim utility dress which I have already worn to a festival and adored. It's totally something that I wouldn't usually add to my wardrobe but I'm pleased to say that I'm patting myself on the back for taking the plunge. I can really see this as a perfect day-to-night dress and could even look cute with tights and boots in the colder months.
Lastly, from New Look, I kept my midi-fangirl at bay by purchasing this beautiful leopard print wrap skirt. It's a gorgeous combination of this season's print and midi trends and the femininity of this mid-length really helps soften the boldness of the leopard print. Again, this skirt has already been worn out and I can confirm that it's super easy to style, super comfy, and definitely makes me feel on trend.

One thing that isn't pictured here is the snake print belt that I took home with me too. I've been looking for a statement belt for a while and I love that New Look has great quality and stylish belts on offer. The belt will be being paired with my more simple, chic outfits as a statement and maybe even with the denim dress to switch things up.

After grabbing those pieces in New Look, I hopped a few doors down to Outfit where I managed to get a brilliant bargain in the Topshop sale. After looking around all the different stands in the store, from Miss Selfridge to Dorothy Perkins, I only actually tried on one item because I'd already pretty much fallen in love with it. It's this mixed floral print blouse with a double tie-up front and puffed sleeves. It's so girly but also totally different, with all of the unique patterns and styles. I can probably see myself pairing this with jeans and nude heels for a day out with my girlfriends. 

Don't forget to check out my IGTV Video, vlogging of my day out!

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 After my shopping was done, with a quick trip into Boots for some nail varnish, and Wilko for my fave washing powder (gal needs her essentials), Jamie and I enjoyed a two-course meal in Frankie & Bennys courtesy of a fantastic Groupon deal. Topping it all off in the Odeon cinema, laughing away at The Hustle film which I'd definitely recommend you all go watch.
There's so much at Silverlink that you can actually make a bit of an afternoon of it, whether it's with family or on a little date. I'm really grateful for the opportunity to visit and grab some new summer pieces and I can't wait to spend my entire summer spinning around in my new midi-skirt.

Where's your go-to shopping park for an afternoon of indulgence?


  1. Love this post Alice and the vlog!! That leopard print skirt is gorgeous xx

    Amelia | rosetintedpics.co.uk

    1. Thank youuu! Still obsessed with this skirt x