Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Styling Polka Dots : Head To Toe in Tesco F&F Clothing

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Blouse, Watch, Bag and Shoes from F&F Clothing* / Sunglasses RayBan via Pretavoir / Jeans Miss Selfridge

Ok, so I'm not exactly wearing head-to-toe as stated in my blog post title, but I thought it sounded better than "The majority of the clothes I'm wearing here are from F&F Clothing, apart from my jeans and my sunglasses!". When I told my friends where I got my outfit from, they were surprised because in our minds, F&F clothing can be a bit "mumsy", and actually, this is the first time I've bought any clothing from this brand because my local store doesn't stock a huge range of women's clothing, there isn't that much choice. Anyway, I love a good style challenge so when I was given a voucher to buy an outfit, this polka dot blouse was the first thing I put in the shopping cart, it's only £14.00! I have a love-hate relationship with polka dots, but in this particular instance, I love it. If you've clicked the link to the polka dot blouse product listing, you'll have noticed that it doesn't come with the black ribbon tie, this is something I got off an old shirt I already had. I like to add it to most of my shirts! 

I already knew which pair of jeans I wanted to wear with it, so with that in mind, all I needed now was some accessories! It is usually the small details of accessorising that make the outfit look more expensive than it really is. I got these shoes for £10.00 and they're the sweetest black shoes with a small wedge but they nip my feet a lot. It's probably fine when you're going somewhere that doesn't involve much walking, like if you're going for a meal or if you work in an office, for example. But I trekked all around town in these shoes and I had to stop at Superdrug to buy a pack of plasters and cover my feet in them on my way home, hence why there are no close ups of the shoes. I have read the customer reviews for these shoes and most people have given them the thumbs up! The small wedge heel makes the world of difference to your posture and the way you feet and legs look. It's just a shame that they're not comfy on me, but in all my life, I have yet to find a pair of shoes that fit comfortably! I don't think it's anything to do with the shoes, it's my feet, they're just stupid stupid feet! The white handbag goes nicely with my new monochrome outfit, I love bags and a girl can never have enough of them! I almost went for for this pink one as I had the desire of having a focal piece. I'm glad I didn't because the shirt itself is what makes this outfit, anything else would've been too much. The watch is not most stylish but I love love LOVE it. I'm not one for flashy expensive watches so this black strap watch, which was a bargain at £8.00, suits me just fine! 

For the past seven days, F&F have been hosting a Summer campaign by asking people to dress in a different trend each day for a full week. So far, they've had floral, stripes, sixties, accessories, embellishment and today is all about prints! As you can see, I've gone for a classic polka dot print which also fits in nicely with the monochrome trend. There are lots of way to get involved and a winner is selected from three social media channels for each of the seven trends. If you'd like to take part in the F&F 7 Days of Summer challenge and be in with a chance of winning a £75 voucher each day, head to their blog to find our more about how you can enter. Today is the last day so if you are wearing anything with a print on it, click here to find out more! Hope you like how I've styled my F&F  outfit!

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57 comments

  1. I have some really nice leggings from F&F. They are actually quite good, you just have to keep your eyes peeled for those little gems! xoxo

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  2. Oh I adore your shirt and your trademark ribbon bow, Sarah! The bag is beautiful too, although I've vowed against lighter hued bags this season - my white Alexa is more than enough hard work for me. (: Such a shame the shoes are painful, maybe they need a little wearing in? xx

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  3. This is such a nice outfit! I am definitely going to have a look at F&F now :)

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  4. This looks amazing! I actually really like the watch, and for £8 it's a complete steal! Great post lovely xxx

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  5. Loving the blouse & bag! and bargains galore! just what we love at R31HQ
    Ruth - Room31 x

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  6. Cute outfit, the blouse is really pretty and love the watch! xo

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  7. Such a cute outfit, you can find some good stuff in F&F but my store is so hit and miss x

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  8. That top is just so adorable! Very cute!

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  9. I ADORE you shirt and I love the fact that you added the black ribbon, it gives me ideas for some of my outfits as well! Great pick, you look fab!

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  10. I never think of looking In tesco clothing section even though I see people wearing some of there clothes, dresses inparticular looking great! I love that blouse! Think I may have to check it out!

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  11. cute and simple! love it!

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  12. wow this looks so pretty, might have to check out my nearest big tesco. I love the shirt, its a great look.

    Lola xx

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  13. I was just on their website last night having a snoop around, I know what you mean, sometime they do feel a bit 'mumsy' but when you really look, you cab find hidden gems. The polka dot shirt is wowzers.

    xoxo
    Ivy
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  14. you look amazing I never thought Tesco would have such nice things lol x

    VisualCandyInc

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  15. You look utterly amazing (of course!) x

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  16. That top is absolutely adorable on you!

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  17. You look amazing. I love Tesco for clothing! It's a little treasure trove!
    x

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  18. The way you've styled the blouse is awesome, looks super cute xx

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  19. That's really a great outfit!
    I love the blouse!
    Btw nice blog! Following you now via bloglovin!

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  20. Gorgeous outfit! Sometimes F&F have some lovely pieces but I agree some can be a bit mumsy! Love the bow that you added, I always feel like blouses don't really suit me so I might try adding a loose ribbon around the collar :)
    Rachelle x
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  21. Lovely outfit! I really like the monochrome look :) xx

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  22. Love the blouse its so cute! xx

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  23. Oh my Gosh, I absolutely love this blouse!! It looks terrible on the website, haha, just goes to show how important styling is!

    Sophie | onetenzeroseven

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  24. Love the watch! <3

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  25. You look so so tiny and pretty - I love it, and that watch looks mega expensive! You've done so well with what you've picked! X

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  26. This outfit is perfect! Everything works so well together and the bag is super cute!

    xo, Jenna
    http://www.circusofcakes.blogspot.com

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  27. Your blouse is super cute!

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  28. I can't beleive that bag's tesco, it looks so expensive! You look beautiful as ever :-) x

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  29. I love this look and the addition of the bow to the blouse works so well!

    Smaz Says

    Sarah x

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  30. The blouse is so cute! I noticed during my last food shop that tesco had some amazing and on-trend clothing! Your photography is gorgeous too x

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  31. You look so lovely, the blouse is gorgeous xx
    Tor @ That's Peachy Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  32. Can't believe it's all tesco! The bag and blouse are just perfection as usual you look gorgeous

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    xx

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  33. Love this outfit, the white bag is a perfect touch :) xx

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  34. I LOVE this outfit!! I have a similar blouse from Next (also in my head a bit mumsy) which is fab for work- now I just need some black jeans and I'm good to go!! xx

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  35. This such a cute outfit! Love how your makeup and nails add the slightest hint of colour :)

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  36. You look so pretty here Sarah, such a chic outfit!


    Tara
    www.thestylerawr.com
    xoxo

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  37. I have a similar shirt, you give me a wonderful idea : the ribbon around the neck ! I love it :)

    Melanie ♥

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  38. I can't believe you are head to toe in Tesco clothing. You look so elegant! That bag is gorgeous too. :)

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    Mags x

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  39. You look gorgeous, that's such a pretty blouse! I love the bow xx


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  40. you look awesome! cant believe its all from tesco! love the blouse xx
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  41. I love a good style challenge too, I have noticed f&f being a little bit appealing on my Tesco trips recently actually. The monochrome is so chic and your sunglasses are great!
    xox

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  42. wow who knew it could look so good :)

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  43. Nice blog. Follow you!

    Please follow me :))

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  44. I love that you got everything from F&F at tesco! People are so snobbish about clothes and F&F is on trend, good quality and most importantly reasonably priced! With fashion trends come and go so quickly you end up wasting so much money! Love this post!!
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  45. I adore your bag! You look stunning <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  46. Oh goshhh, you are absolutely beautiful! I just ran across your blog now, and will definitely follow! Loving your blog already!

    Have a wonderful day, <3

    Boonya - theartywardrobe.blogspot.com
    xxx

    ps. sending love from the UK as well! :)

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  47. I love this outfit!!!:D it's so cute<3

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  48. love the polka dot bow blouse. absolutely gorgeous!!

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  49. That white bag is such a good find from Tescos, ordering now xx

    LongHairDontCare

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  50. You look lovely here, that top is beautiful!

    Maria xxx

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  51. This outfit is so cute while being nice and casual. I love your polka dot top so much! The black tie looks great with it.

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  52. Hey thanks for dropping a nice comment on my blog. You have great style--i love the polkadot top.

    Keep in touch!
    Cheers from Jakarta,
    Putri Soe
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  53. Argh I know this is an older post now but how I wish I'd seen it before, absolutely in love with the entire outfit!!

    Dayner x // mozzypop.blogspot.co.uk

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  54. This is actually cute! I love it!

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