Thursday, 12 June 2014

Supermarket Sweep


I have to confess I rarely buy clothes from a Supermarket. I don't go to our local Tesco very often but when I do, I find the layout and displays of clothing even worse than at Marks and Spencer and that's saying something.  Then I get all annoyed when I see a fellow blogger in some simply brilliant item they threw in their shopping trolley, so apart from a sleeveless dress bought in the heat of the moment (or should I say in desperation during a rather hot and sticky spell last summer) last year, my wardrobe is sadly lacking in bargain buys from the grocery store, until now.



On Wednesday my sister in law suggested we take my mum out to get a wedding outfit at a rather dismal shopping centre called the Savacentre in Gillingham.  The only saving grace of this destination is a decent sized M&S and a massive Sainsburys which actually stocks clothes and a Wallis, other than that the only place worth going is Costa for a little light refreshment mid shop but I happened to stumble across a Breton dress for just £12 in Sainsburys and although I wasn't originally on the hunt for a red and white one, I knew it would fill the stripe dress gap in my wardrobe so promptly snapped it up.



I tried it on when I got back home and honestly felt that I would be far more comfortable in it if only it were an inch or two longer.  Having said that, my hubby assured me that for lazy days indoors and as a possible holiday dress it was fine. I just don't think I will be popping into town wearing it any time soon but other than that I am completely happy with it.


If you are contemplating this purchase remember I am only 5ft 2 1/2 so if you are any taller it will be even shorter.

Have you bought anything from the Supermarket lately?

19 comments:

  1. Ooh lovely dress Sharron that's a real beaut, can't believe it was only £12 plus it's definitely not too short on you. Your new sunnies are looking fab too!
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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  2. I agree re: layout. Certainly our local Tesco is a dreadful mumbo jumbo crammed in mess but when I last waded through I did find a nice scarf for a fiver!

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  3. Sharron, the quality looks really spot on, reminds me of a Chinti and Parker one? Your Hubbs is right you look fab in it, and I really like your hair put up, it has a certain Parisian style with the stripes and sunnies!! xx

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  4. I'm so with you Darl & never find cool supermarket finds in store & everyone else is blogging amazing stuff! Not fair! Its lovely on you & a nice shade of red too! Ax

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  5. Hi Sharron, great looking dress, have never checked out sainsburys may have to check it out.
    Sorry about the pun.
    Sue x
    Bestfriendstyle

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  6. What a great find..love the colour and the button detail on the shoulder. Looks great on you and perfect for those warm summer days...hopefully we'll get lots of them :-) x

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  7. I love this but fear it'd be far too short so it'd probably be worn as a top!

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  8. Great find, looks ab fab on you xx

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  9. What a perfect little addition to your wardrobe Sharron!! Love the button detail! You can't go wrong with a Breton style....and all for only 12 quid! Brilliant! xx

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  10. Love it! I picked up a cute parrot design dress in Sainsbury's the other day too for only £18! There are some good bargains to be had!

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  11. I adore a good supermarket rummage! But rummage you have to find the gems!
    Ace dress but at 5ft 9 I shall leave it (bum skimmer)?!!

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  12. Oh I saw this dress when I popped in to Sainsbury on Tuesday. I didn't buy it as I could not try on & couldn't be bothered to take home & maybe have to return. I may have to go & get it though as I am even shorter than you & I think it looks a nice length on you! x

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  13. That really is such a bargain of a dress for the lovely weather we are having - I love the red stripes on you, looks great!
    Abbi x

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  14. Thats a lovely dress at such a great price. I think for me I might be showing a little bit too much bottom as I'm 5ft 8.

    X x

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  15. Love this dress Sharron - how have I missed it in Sainsburys? I have a voucher - spend £20 on TU clothing etc and receive a petrol discount so I fear a 'spend' is on the cards shortly! xx

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  16. Is that your daughter's wedding dress I can see in the background - I spy something in a white cover hanging on the door?!

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  17. Well yes I may have made a nifty purchase or three. I love this dress and it doesn't look too short at all plus it is a bargain! H xx

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  18. The red stripes are lovely on you and being shorter could hit at the *right* length on me - a tempting bargain!

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  19. Great little bargain and perfect for the hols! We don't have Sainsburys over here, but I have picked up the odd bargain in Tesco - in fact, I think nearly every fashion blogger must have a Tesco shell top at this stage!!!

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