Wednesday, 19 June 2013

TK Maxx Finds

I've always been honest about having good and bad days in TK Maxx.  But when it's good, I love it.  I have been on a roll of late, although these items were last month.  I am now avoiding TK's as I'm trying to be considerate to my bank balance (and a anxious husband...).  Having only properly discovered the benefits of a chino style trouser in the last few years (pre kids, full time work, never felt I had the need) I only had two Next pairs in my wardrobe; grey and pale blue. When I saw these khaki Ralph Lauren ones for £29.99 I grabbed them. The Fenn Wright Manson cardigan was in clearance at £18.  Ok, I admit, I really did not 'need' another cardigan, but the joy at finding trousers that fitted so well got me a little carried away. Especially as it went so well with them.  

Linen FWN caridgan £18

Ralph Lauren £29.99 - bargain!
Love the lurex through this knit, moves it from plain to interesting
Probably a little longer than I would chose for the cardigan, but as I said, got a little carried away!

The fit of the trousers is amazing,, so comfortable (just not on the hottest day of the year so far...
Tee - Lulu Guinness for Uniqlo

On the same trip I managed to find these nude shoes.  I love nude, especially as they help to elongate a short legged person such as myself!  Another very comfortable find, they are all padded under the sole. Leather, £49.99, not bad at all.

Guess £49.99
And finally, probably the biggest bargain of them all, this Gianfranco Ferre cardigan (oh ok, yes, another cardigan but they are versatile pieces in a wardrobe, honestly).  Originally £250.00, and no, I would not pay this for it, instead, I paid £20.  It is exquisitely made, every stitch, button, detail deserves credit. The  quality of the fabric, well the photo's don't do it justice.  Already worn very simply with a white vest and jeans, it has a sheen to it, silver not grey.  TK Maxx really is worth devoting some time to when you find gem's like this.



Hanging like this doesn't do it any justice

Just so you know I wasn't fibbing!

14 comments:

  1. The Uniqlo tee is so cute! And you have had quite a lot of success in TK Maxx. I've started venturing in again this year after a long hiatus but it's been fun - you just don't know what you're going to find! But I think you will be luckier than most being an XS.

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  2. I know, found that in a charity shop, was brand new with tags on! It's very on off there for me. The last cardi was at a TK up North, no wear near my local one. It's very dependent on area and store size. That's what they sell themselves on - the thrill of the hunt! I've found plenty in other sizes that aren't for me, trust me, it's a little luck also I think! Keep trying, it will pay off!x

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  3. I still remain amazed at what you guys find at TK Maxx. I have given up going in there and trawling the rails as I never have any joy. I will try again soon because those trousers are wonderful.

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  4. The trousers are amazing & such a great find! Andrea x

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  5. Lavender Sweet - they must have just had a massive drop of R Lauren as they had loads of the trousers in different sizes in stock when I visited. Don't give up, will be worth it one day!
    Thank you Andrea, I thought so to!
    x

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  6. Are they Denim & Supply ones? Stunning! And love the tee but think the shoes are my fave. Bargain!!!! Well done you! Xx

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  7. Great bargains. Adore the shoes and the Uniqlo tee shirt is incredibly cute!

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  8. Correction from first comment above from me 'where' not 'wear', my mate who sat next to me in English and watched me get an A had great satisfaction in pointing that one out.....!
    Yes Kat, them's the ones! Thank you, love love love the shoes also, just want more occasions to wear them!
    Thanks Helen
    x

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  9. I love the Lulu Guinness tee is so cute - I have the charity shopping bag in the same design and love it! I need you to come shopping with me in TK Maxx - I never find anything like this!

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  10. What height ate you? I really think I need to try some chinos they look fab and I never would of thought of wearing khaki with pale blue but wow :) maybe I'm a little on the short side for them @ 5'2

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  11. 5'3! No, your defo not on the short side for them, just roll them up like me! That's the beauty with chino's as they are at their best when rolled up! If there is too much fabric cut some off then roll them up x

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  12. Great thank you for your reply I'm on the hunt now for some khaki chinos x

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  13. If you can't get to a TK, try Next or Gap for some x

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