Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Amazing F&F Clothing at Tesco

Yesterday I pretended I needed milk (I did not!) so I went to our local massive Tesco store which has a great clothing department. The reason I pretended I needed milk was so that I could buy what I wanted on the card and if the husband asked or looked at the CC bill he'd just see 'TESCO' and not question it (I do this with Sainsbury's too!).

I haven't been to Tesco for a long time (we moved and it's now a 15 min drive away (hardly the other side of world!) and I was in my element looking at their sale stuff and non-sale stuff.

What did I buy?

AMAZING lightweight parka in stone but it has shimmer to it - £15 (was £30)
Still available to buy today
This is so similar to the £139 Mint Velvet one that I fell in love with last month but a fraction of the price.




 Gorgeous sandals - I love love love them - £10 (not in the sale)
Available to buy online today



I need some new shorts. The only ones I have are hot pants and at 39 it's just not a good look. I didn't want any that would make me look like I was working on a cruise liner as part of the crew (you know the tailored chino ones) so I squealed with delight at these - they fit like a glove (will be going back to get them in grey and black too - at £8 you can't go wrong really)






My best buy of the day is this amazingly gorgeous yellow tshirt. I can't find it online for you to buy and I'm secretly pleased - it means it's all mine mine mine! It was £12 (expensive for Tesco!) but it's so pretty with the lace capped sleeves and detail to the front.





I love my new £7 (in the sale) 70s look straight leg jeans (pictured with yellow top above). Made from the softest denim ever. GUTTED the magnetic tag is still on them (didn't bleep when I left the store).


I didn't see these in my local store but they are online to buy now and I am going to do JUST that!




A favourite new love of mine (so behind the times with this trend I know) but these are in the sale at just £8 - I didn't see them locally but they are online to buy today (off I rush again!)





So, have you ever shopped in Tesco? I urge you to take a look, the parka and the sandals are amazing and the prices are even better.

If you have tips on how to remove the magnetic tag please let me know!

Fiona
xoxo








35 comments :

  1. Hi Fiona-wow, what a gorgeous sales haul, where to start?? Really love the parka, the lemon tee and the jeans-you scored well with everything! I love those floral jeans, how do F&F sizing seem, I am a 10-12 but the Matalan ones in a 10 were too small. You look lovely in the jeans and lemon tee, such a casual chic look! xxx

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    1. I *think* by memory Tesco are true to size with jeans. You could order the 10 and the 12 as they have free deliver to store/return to store for free too.

      I can't wait for the weather to heat up so I can wear it!

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  2. WOW - love the parka and the yellow top!!! Getting very excited about my Primark and Tesco trips in June! xx

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    1. Tesco is fab! Make sure you look hard and well (as with all budget clothing stores) and there is a bargain to be had!
      I have to travel 40 mins to our Primark and I've not been in well over a year .. I feel a trip coming on!!

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  3. AMAZING bargains Fiona- I used to tove F&F but my local store is a bit crap for clothes. I have a few pairs of shoes that are amazing quality. Love everything you bought here. Those pink and zebra sandals are v like a pair ive been eyeing up in Zara and next have similar too but those are 1/3 of the price, will have to check them out!

    ps. loving the credit card trick! lol

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    1. Oh yes I know the ones you mean in Next, I saw them last week!
      £10 - they'll only last the summer I'm sure but at that price who cares?!!

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  4. Lovely haul! I also b/s about supermarket purchases ;-))

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    1. I'm trying to think how I'll work the 'New Look' shopping haul I just did into the mix!!

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  5. Oooh jacket is just like my Topshop one. Bargain!
    Love the sandals, we just need to get the sun back now!

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    1. Still waiting for the sun - day 365 of cold wet weather
      ENOUGH NOW!

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  6. Love the yellow top and those jeans are gorgeous on you. Love a bargain x

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  7. I'm even less keen on supermarkets than I am on the high street, but I can't deny your haul is pretty damn good, I like all of it, I really like it, not because it is cheap, because it looks great!

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    1. I think the trick with bargains is to pick well and wear them with other more expensive stuff - so I love wearing my Cartier watch with my £5 top!

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  8. Hi Fiona
    I really love your blog, we all love designer labels but who can deny the thrill of a bargain! It looks great on you and as the previous comment not because its cheap. Very well picked items, good taste, good fashion sense and a very enjoyable read. Yours is one of the blogs I always read first, thanks for th great honest fashion tips and advise.

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    1. oh what a lovely thing to say - that's made my day :-)!

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  9. Oooh - how excited and happy are you? And did you manage to sneak it all in as part of the shop? I think my hubs has wised up, he asked for the shopping receipts recently so I've had to put a stop on the sneaky stuff. Pah. Best thing is when I pretend I'm shopping for him and manage to sneak something for me too as if it's okay because he's getting something so I should as well. The yellow top looks lovely on you - good buy!

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    1. I wish the yellow top was online for others to buy - it really is so very Zara/Mango but at Tesco prices - love that!
      Oh no, what if the husband does that to me 'can I see the receipt please' - will have to hide them from now!

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    2. Don't want to be a party pooper but I have been following your blog and that of your fellow fashionistas ( the ones that often comment on your blog), on a regular base lately, and as much as I enjoy them, I have been wondering also, if you ever pause and wonder, where and how all the bargain clothes you so gush about have been produced.
      I realize that also higher end chains have their garments produced in sweatshops but since you all seem to be having a regular audience, why don't you and your friends use your voice and influence every once in a while to make people pause and think about this, putting some question marks at how ethical a company is, or if there is at least an effort made to improve working conditions in these low cost labour countries. If we would all do this, instead of only gushing about what a bargain can be had, maybe, very slowly, we would go towards a slightly better world.

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    3. Thank you for your comment. I am so pleased to see that some good has come about of late with the Bangladesh safety accord
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22520415

      We can all make a difference

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  10. I'm rushing off too to buy both of those sandals, beautiful, good tips!!

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  11. Lovely haul. Just take the jeans back to Tesco with the receipt and they will remove the tag. H&M are dreadful at leaving tags on but never a problem when I go back.

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    1. I was too impatient - managed to get it off but left a rip - stupid me!

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  12. Those sandals are in my basket! !! They are amazing instore x

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    1. Amazing aren't they? I want the neon ones now

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  13. Rushing to my Tesco so see if any of those yellow tops in - thanks for the tip off!x

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    1. Amazing isn't it? Good luck! If not let me know and I can swing by mine and pick you one up and post it

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  14. Wow we lucky enough to have 2 big Tescos and Tesco home at mall. might have to venture there as love both pairs of sandals. Been on lookout for summer sandals. I love the yellow top as love brights in summer usually go for greens but starting to slowly build up yellow.Looks like fab shopping trip even better hidden never thourght of doing it but often stick in magazines and hair dye into the supermarket shop.

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    1. Ooh lucky you to have a big tesco nearby. Let me know if you fimd the yellow top!

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  15. I bought the sandals today. Love them but too uncomfortable. They are 25% off at the moment. Bought a nice blue shirt in the sale though.

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    1. the neon sandals or the pink ones - I have the pink but have yet to wear them!

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  16. Loved this post too - wow...that parka is FAB! BTW, you can cut those security tags off...or bend them till they break. We get them sometimes in the charity shop - promise it's not a skill I learned from years of shoplifting!! Probably too late - you've been back and had it taken off..but just for future reference :)

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  17. LOVE the jeans - what a bargain!! I'm actually running a styling competition with F&F at the moment, would love to see how you're styling them up if you'd like to enter :)

    Sam xx

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