Sunday, 13 July 2008
On Saturday mum and I went for a trip to T.K.Maxx. No matter how many people hate that shop, I will never get sick of it. They stock very nice (even if expensive) clothes and some are exlusives that you could only normally buy in America. I am always a little bewildered by people who say that they dislike T.K.Maxx because it looks like a jumble sale. Fashion is not about coming into a shop, immediately seeing something that you like and buying it. It gives far better satisfaction if you search for ages for that perfect something, and finally find it. It all adds to the interest of shopping. I have absolutely no problem in digging in piles of clothes to find things that I like!
There wasn't much at T.K.Maxx but next door at Next Clearance, I spotted a really nice purple coat! It was originally £70 but was reduced to £30, which I think is a really good price for a decent coat! It really is perfect. I love the little skirt at the bottom, it adds an air of la Fille Anglaise to it. Plus, purple coats will be big this Autumn (check out the H&M A/W lookbook, for instance), so it scores double points! It looks so classy teamed with white tights and black Mary Janes.
(sorry again about the photos being bad quality + yellow. the coat is actually a rich purple but the lighting was baad.)
Underneath I wore my Mina-esque tunic from the Clothes Show Live, and my wool strapless dress as a high-waisted skirt with my new braces. It looks so different from when I am wearing the coat, it's like two outfits in one!