Have I ever mentioned that I love the Tu clothing from Sainsbury’s. It was only a few years ago when people used to make fun of mums for buying clothes from the supermarket (me included). But these days, everyone knows that the cool kids buy their food and their fashion at the same time. Even the fashionistas are heading to the grocery store for their affordable but stylish clothes. Well, I’m no fashionista but I love pretty clothes and I love a bargain. So last week I went to Sainsbury’s as they were running a 25% off sale on clothes.
I was immediately drawn to their midi pleated skirts. I have tried so many on in the past eight months and have not had any luck in finding one that is flattering and comfortable. Sainsbury’s had a gorgeous khaki skirt but they didn’t have it in my size so I got his grey one instead. I am debating whether I should order the khaki online. The skirts are sized from size 8-22 and only costs £13.50 in the sale, which is amazing. I’ve added my black brogue boots from Dune to keep the skirt from looking too girly (here are this year’s version of the boot).
I had been searching for an embroidered jumper for about a month. I was pleased to snatch this one up last week for only £15. I don’t like sweaters that have wool, and this one is a cotton and acrylic blend so I don’t have to worry about getting itchy. Also, despite the fact that it has a crew neck, it isn’t cut too close to the neck. My curvaceous neck (code for double chin) prefers clothing with a rounder neck.
So, what do you think of my outfit? I have worn it once for dinner and drinks with a friend. I think it works really well for winter nights out, whether you’re going to a party or just meeting up with friends. I’m not one for a little black dress, but this makes me feel nice and festive. It would look fab with some sparkly shoes for a night out or with trainers for the school run. But wear tights. It is cold out there!