Budget Fashion: Jump for Joy Look #1


As we have been talking about both bargain fashion and shopping ethically, a call from TK Maxx came at exactly the right time. As you know by now I am a huge fan of the company and they tick all the boxes for ethic, bargain and quality fashion. In fact you should check out their website which has a clear, easy to read section on their environmental considerations. TK Maxx offer the latest trends and new season stock at lower than recommended retail price, they do this as they work directly with the brands and designers so they can offer such reasonable prices. They also offer past season stock but only on designer classic, key pieces which will not date – I can vouch for that, I have a wardrobe full of pieces from the store. This is called their Gold Label collection. You can see why I love the them, I can get beautiful designer pieces and my high street must haves all at lower prices whilst still being ethical, what’s not to love!

The guys over at TK Maxx wondered if I might be interested in styling up some of their new season stock to hit the rails. Of course I jumped at the chance to be able to show you exactly the kind of things they have on offer. We decided to style up three outfits with a budget of ┬ú50 each. So for the next 3 days you will be seeing TK Maxx’s hottest fashions! The theme being cool girl LA style, think Kate Bosworth, Sienna Miller, Agyness Deyn, Kate Moss, Nicole Ritchie all soaking up the sun at Coachella – only with me in the little less sunny UK.



I am wearing:
Jumpsuit by Ultra pink £19.99
Wide brim hat by Failsworth RRP £20 TK Max price £9.99
Clutch bag by Modapelle £10.00 reduced from £12.99
(All other accessories my own)
Total cost: £39.98

I also feel the need to comment on the quality of the pieces. Every single thing you wouldn’t blink at if you saw it priced higher in a different shop. The jumpsuit was fully lined and the material heavy enough to drape correctly. The straw hat was beautifully made in the UK by a long established UK company called Failsworth, who happen to manufacture in Failsworth too. The clutch bag with its pretty embroidery would be one to pull out year after year.

I chose the jumpsuit for its dainty floral print and wide leg trouser, perfect for day or evening wear. Summer is all about the hat, there are so many styles around but the wide brimmed 70s vibe is really strong this season. I choose the tie-dye clutch for its vibrant colours against the neutral tones of the rest of the outfit and the hippy chic festival feel.
I hope you like my choice, the next outfit will be posted tomorrow. In the mean time if you want to check out TK Maxx’s Superbrands Summer collection it is now online as well as in stores.
Pearl

(Disclaimer: This was not a sponsored post, I did not receive payment, TK Maxx kindly lent me the clothing samples. I choose to work with the company as I genuinely support them and also thought it would be a fun post)

I also posted an album of LA Summer Style Inspiration on my facebook page featuring celebs and street style!

18 thoughts on “Budget Fashion: Jump for Joy Look #1

  1. Loving that hat.

    I do like TK Maxx, my main weakness is their handbags- I don't go to 'tot up a saving' but I have in the past saved over £200 of the RRP (during the sales)! I have some lovely DKNY classics (a deep charcoal denim mini and an olive cardigan) which like you say were past years stock only because they were wardrobe staples.

    I sometimes find at my local branch, the rails can be messy if you don't go first thing, but then again a bit if rummaging never hurt anyone.

    Their homewares are also fantastic- linens, cotton towels etc' at bargain prices.

  2. Great post, I must say I am very fond of TK Maxx although some are distinctly better than others. Your outfit here is lovely – I really really like the jumpsuit and have always been a fan of a floppy hat.

    I visited last week and bought a gorgeous Calvin Klein dress turquoise spot summer dress (which is actually this season) and fits like a dream for £37, and a fruit patterned 50s style shift from Clements Ribiero Portobello for £29.99. So less than Topshop prices for far better quality. Oh, and I got some gold leather ballet pumps as well.

    Always worth looking there for kitchen stuff too before trekking off to a department store or Habitat.

  3. I try to stop by a TK Maxx if I ever get a chance, though unfortunately I don't have one near me. TJ Maxx in the States is pretty good too. Love this ensemble, especially the print of your jumpsuit and the floral clutch which is a good compliment but not too matchy matchy.

    And I definitely stay away from the non-ethical brands out there. Way too many of those unfortunately.

  4. Hi my dear-you look amazing and chose fabulous pieces to show, the jumpsuit looks gorgeous and the hat is so stylish indeed! Lovely pieces indeed from TK Maxx!!

  5. Agree about TKMaxx having decent labels at great prices, though sometimes it can be a bit of a rummage to find what you want. I also like their shoe selection (and they always have really cheap, real converse!) Featured you in today's post – it was a round-up of my favourite recent posts! As to the comments, I preferred it the old way with the comment box under the post, but that's just me.

  6. What a wonderful hat! Now, you've got me wondering what the connection might be between TKMaxx and the American TJMaxx…I need to investigate.

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