I love fashion and I love bargains. So, naturally, I was delighted when TK Maxx gave me a challenge. The brief was simple: visit their Cambridge store and choose a show-stopping dress for £50 or less.
If you haven’t been to TK Maxx before, let me explain how it works. It’s a discount store – everything you find will be up to 60% less than the RRP. There are rails and rails of clothes and accessories. There’s everything from Stella McCartney and Jaeger to high street favourites like Dune and French Connection – plus great brands you won’t have heard of before. You never know what you’ll find.
When bargain hunting, the thrill is in the chase. The Cambridge store is spacious and uncluttered so it’s easy to start your search. Everything is divided into simple sections: coats, dresses, handbags and so on. I headed straight to the dress section and quickly found a huge armful of dresses to try on.
I quickly found ‘the one’. A floaty autumnal number with a sparkly elasticated waist and cuffs. Perfect for early autumn, and great for later with polo necks underneath. Like all my favourite dresses, it’s easy to dress up and down. It’s by Love Is, a brand I’ve not come across before and it was only £29.99. No brainer.
What to spend with my remaining £20? The ideal choice would’ve been this gorgeous clutch from Jaeger for £19.99 which I stood stroking for ages. HOWEVER, at the last minute I was tempted by a glimpse of a bottle green winter coat. At £39.99, it meant spending an extra £20, but I think it was worth it and it’s lovely.
You can shop online at TK Maxx too and there are lots of gorgeous dresses to be found. My exact dress isn’t online, but I did find it in a different colour. You can find my coat here. I’d always recommend visiting in person though so you have a good rummage and try lots of things on.
I wear: Green Coat, £39.99, TK Maxx
Dress, £29.99, TK Maxx (available online in a different colour)
I was sent a £50 gift card for the purposes of this post. Thanks, TK Maxx for giving me such a fun challenge!