Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Clothing Shopping Haul

Don't you just love it when you come in to some unexpected money, and are able to treat yourself to a bit of whatever you fancy? I sure do!

It was only recently I confided how between September and the New Year I can't afford to spend much on myself, with Christmas and four family birthdays to think about, and how as a result, I don't really have much of a winter wardrobe. I was trying to decide which item on my wish list or need list to treat myself to... And then suddenly I found myself with a little (and gratefully received) extra cash and decided I would splurge a little, and fill a few gaps in my wardrobe.

I bought most of the clothes in this post in Sainsbury's last week, when they had 25% off all of their TU clothing and accessories. So not only were the clothes inexpensive to begin with and fantastic quality, but they were a complete bargain on sale, and my bank account thanked me for it.


I bought this adorable fox motif jumper, which is so thick and warm, and will be perfect on days when it snows or there's a heavy frost on the ground. Until this shopping trip, I didn't have any thick knitwear in my wardrobe at all (shocking, right?!), and although I over heat really easily, there are days when something thick like this is needed. This jumper was £18.75 on promo, usually £25.00. It comes up quite large.


I couldn't resist this cute Scottie dog jumper, either. I've always loved Scottie dogs, and motifs of them are far too irresistible. This jumper is a little thinner than the fox one, but still thick, warm and cosy, and will look perfect over jeans with a pair of boots. It was £15.00, originally £20.00, and you'll probably need your usual size.

I also picked up a bunch of basic cardigans in a variety of colours that were missing from my wardrobe.

I've been searching for a red cardigan for a couple of years, and I finally found one I liked in Next with a covered panel over the buttons, which I can't wait to wear. I also bought the same cardigan in a gorgeous forest green colour. They were £18 each, and they come up small, so size up from your usual cardigan size.

The black, purple, and light teal (which is much darker in colour than in these photos) cardigans were all from TU at Sainsbury's and they are just about the softest cardigans I've ever found in my life. Seriously, they're lovely. The sizing is very generous, so sizing down is advised. They cost £11.50 on promotion, £14.00 normally.


I originally went to look for a long line boyfriend cardigan, and I found one which ticks all the right boxes for a basic black cardigan. It's super soft, has pockets, and is a decent length, too. It retails for a reasonable £14, and it comes up large so size down if you can; I should have. 

Sorry I couldn't get a decent photo of it; my camera didn't want to capture it wherever I tried.


I fell in love with this lovely plum coloured waterfall cardigan, and the photo really doesn't do it justice. It was another garment that was proving a nightmare to photograph. It's a beautiful plum colour, and is flecked with pink, purple, and teal thread, which is a little different, and it may be a contender for the cosiest cardigan ever to grace the earth. Seriously, it's like a giant hug. I was surprised to see how large the sizing was; I tried on the XL and then the L, and they swamped me. In the end I bought the M but it's still really over sized on me; I could have bought the S! It will be ideal for wearing over dresses, and was a steal at £18.75 down from £25.00.


I had to treat myself to some new PJs as everything I own is on its last legs. These Scottie dog print ones just leaped in to the trolley; I don't know how that happened! They're pretty true to size, and as I'm wearing them as I type, I can tell you they're very comfortable. They retailed for £16.00 and I bought them for £12.00.


This polar bear and snowflake print onesie also came home with me because I fell in love with the print.  I love me a cute print. This is my first onesie, and the XL fits me really well, but ladies with larger chests may struggle with it as it's buttoned up from the waist band up. Still, it's lovely and not too thick, so should be great for chilly winter nights. I really wanted the daschund print version, as well. I paid £12.00 for it, and it originally retailed for £16.00

And finally, I just had to treat myself to the Pink Clove tartan skater dress that every plus size blogger and their dog have gone absolutely crazy for. I'm sure you've already seen it on many blogs. It didn't wow me as much as I hoped, but it's lovely and the quality is amazing. I sized up, but it's stretchy and your regular size should be fine. The dress has recently lowered from £30.00 to £22.00, so get in there fast, guys!

So, that's my recent clothing haul. I've managed to buy the staple pieces I've needed, and a few lovely treats for my A/W along the way. They'll all be coming to outfit posts really soon, I'm sure. I just need the weather to get colder so I can wear them!

I've also bought a few little accessories this week and some stationery, too, but I shall share those with you in a couple of separate posts really soon.

What have you been buying lately?


17 comments:

  1. I actually LOVE everything that you got! I especially love the jumpers with the animals on them!
    I also really like the tartan dress! Everything is just so pretty! :)

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    1. Aw, thanks Melissa! Those are my favourites, too :)

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  2. Lovely purchases! I am on the hunt for cardigans and jumpers, I need to get myself to Sainsbury's!

    x

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    1. Thank you! You should definitely head for Sainsbury's. They have some really lovely knitwear right now, and great quality, too. xx

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  3. Great purchases - i think the cardigans were a great buy - they will go with everything and you can spice up outfits with different colours.

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    1. Thank you. That's exactly why I bought lots of them because they've got endless possibilities :)

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  4. I love the Scottie dog jumper and pj's they may just have to make thier way towards my wardrobe pretty sharpish :) x

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    1. It's lovely, isn't it?! You should definitely treat yourself to it. There's also a similar one in Evans if you miss out x

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  5. Good haul there! can't wait to see them on you! I'm very fond of the foxy and scotty jumpers x x

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    1. Thanks, Sandra. The two jumpers are my faves, too xx

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  6. Love everything the jumpers are adorable ! I could do with the money fairy sprinkling some ££ my way lol xx

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    1. Thanks Rachel. I love the jumpers, too. I'll be sure to send the money fairy your way, but no promises! He's a tight-arse! Haha xx

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  7. Loving all the cardis and the Scotty dog jumper! x x

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    1. They're so lovely, aren't they! So impressed with Sainsbury's right now xx

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  8. Absolutely love tthe scotty dog jumper! I am planning on doing a blog post on the tartan dress this week, for £22 it is an absolute bargain!

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    1. You need it in your life, Vicky! The tartan dress is lovely and definitely a complete bargain- especially since the quality is amazing, too xx

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  9. Great collection of colors there. I like your blue colors sweater . :)


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