Thursday, 1 January 2015

The Supermarket Outfit Challenge!


Hey lovely people,

I thought I'd kick off the first of my 2015 posts with a bit of a fun idea, the supermarket outfit challenge! Unfortunately, you won't be seeing pictures of me running round a supermarket trying to fill my trolley up like a mad women, with Dale Winton shouting support in the background (did anyone else love supermarket sweep?!). Instead I decided that whilst on the weekly food shop, I was going to see if I could find myself a full outfit entirely from the clothes section of the shop. My chosen supermarket was Asda, and this is how it went..


The Shopping Experience

I usually do my clothes shopping on a week night after work, or maybe on a quiet sunday morning, and always try to avoid the hell that is busy saturday shopping! So I decided to head down to the local Asda on a late Sunday morning.

I wasn't expecting to find such a wide selection, but surprisingly there were plenty of isles dedicated to womens fashion that I could have a mooch around in. It wasn't too busy either which was good (although you do have to play 'dodge the pensioner' a bit to avoid getting stuck behind someone for a while!).

I found that overall, although the majority of the clothes seemed to be targeted to an older age group, there were still plenty of nice items I liked and picked to try on.


The Outfit

After lots of trying on and deliberation I finally decided on the finished outfit - a casual weekend wear look. The only thing in the outfit that isn't Asda is the fedora hat and the necklace - but I was pretty impressed that I managed to find everything else entirely from their range!









Pastel blue coat - £25 (now reduced to £15!) Asda / Floral Scuba Skort - £10 Asda / Grey Turtle Kneck Jumper - £8 Asda / Black Leather Ankle boots - £26 Asda / 15 Denier Matt Tights (5 Pack) - £3.50 Asda / Black bag - £10 Asda (not currently on website) / Fedora Hat - £7 Primark / Silver Bead Necklace - £4 Primark

I think the best part about supermarket outfit shopping is defintely the bargain prices combined with the fantastic quality of the clothes. When I pay £10 for a skirt in somewhere equally as cheap such as Primark, I expect the quality not to be great and know it's not an item that will last a long time. However I was so impressed with the material quality of all the items I got from George @ Asda - everything feels and looks like I will get plenty of wear out of it. So surprising for such low prices! 

The Final Verdict

Well, after my little experience I've decided I will now always have a look in the clothes section when on the food shop. Even if it's just for something simple like a basic top for layering - it's much better getting these types of items not only cheap, but of really decent quality so they'll actually last. 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog - let me know what you thought of this post and if you'd like to see any more like this! :)

Happy new year guys! Here's to a happy and healthy 2015 :)

Gabby xo

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17 comments

  1. This post was a great idea! I always have a little look in the clothes section when I'm in ASDA and have picked up a couple of lovely bags and shoes for so cheap :) it's amazing what great things you can find.
    That skirt really is gorgeous and you're definitely not the only one who loved Supermarket Sweep! I still enjoy an occasional watch even now if it's on, if I'm honest haha.

    Louise / www.asseenonlouise.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hey Louise!

      Thanks so much for the kind comment :) Glad I'm not the only one that loved/still loves a bit of supermarket sweep!

      Looking forward to catching up with your blog :) xoxo

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  2. Love that coat, it's lovely. Great idea for a blog post too, maybe you could do several, one for Tesco and another for Sainsbury's! X x

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    1. Hey Steph!

      That's an awesome idea - think I might do just that! Thank you :) xoxo

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  3. You definitely conquered the challenge!! This is such a chic outfit -- I never would have guessed that everything was purchased at a grocery store! I absolutely love the skort especially. Can't wait to see more of your outfits in 2015, Gabby!

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

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    1. Thanks Christina! Glad you liked and looking forward to all your 2015 posts too! :)

      xoxo

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  4. Would never have guessed this was a supermarket look! The fit is so flattering and the hat looks so chic. Love :D
    lily x
    www.jolihouse.com

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    1. Hey Lily!

      Thank you so much - glad you liked the look and looking forward to catching up with your blog :) xoxo

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  5. aaahh love the skort and coat!!! always so pretty and stylish!!

    happy new year, dear!
    Animated Confessions

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    1. Thanks lovely! Glad you liked and will deffo check out your blog :) xoxo

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  6. Adore the colour of the coat and the printed sort! You'd NEVER know this was a "supermarket" outfit! SO stylish.

    L.F

    www.luciaflorence.com

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    1. Thanks so much Lucia! I know I was really impressed with the items!

      Will check out your blog now! :) xoxo

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  7. Happy 2015, dear! May it be the best! I love these looks! Esp the blue coat! Check out my latest outfit post.

    xx Mary

    http://marypolka.com/

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    1. Same to your lovely! Looking forward to checking out your blog :) xoxo

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  8. What a fun and great idea haha the outfit came out cute!

    Love, Karina
    TheLovelyLook

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    1. Thanks Karina! It was fun and glad you liked it :) Will catch up with your blog now! xoxo

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