Fashion On A Budget: A Haul From Tu Clothing, Sainsbury’s

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Fashion On A Budget?

Who knew I’d be able to get a pair of stylish ankle boots and a trendy burgundy fedora for Tu Clothing at Sainsbury’s? In the recent years, supermarket clothing brands have really stepped up their game and giving the high street a run for their money. 
I wish their sizing wasn’t on the big side otherwise I would totally buy more clothes from brands like Tu Clothing… but maybe that’s a blessing in disguised, I can totally see myself picking something up every time I do the food shop! I was able to pick out some really lovely pieces from the Autumn/Winter range at Tu Clothing*. And since I haven’t done a fashion haul in sooo long, I thought I’d show you what I have bought recently.
burgundy fedora


It is described as ‘purple’ on the website but it is totally burgundy, right?! I am picky with fedoras – I don’t like the brim to be to big and it can’t be too embellished. I really like that the chain component on the hat is quite a nice touch, it looks a lot more stylish than the classic grosgrain ribbon.

The hat, unfortunately, arrived a bit bent out of shape whilst in transit, so I’m going to have to exchange it for another one. But it’s not bad for £18! A great accessory for all year round! They’ve also got it in black too.

black boots
I love these so much! They need to be worn in as the top of the boots feel a bit rough and sharp against my ankles but I’m hoping the faux leather will soften up with a bit a wear! They’re are otherwise comfortable, and the height of the heel is perfect for daytime. I can’t wait to wear these more!

smart black shoes
I think these are really cute and would look great with some thick black tights and a skater skirt. They’re the closest things to brogues that actually suit me so I’m happy about that! I love the look of brogues on others but I totally can’t pull them off! The black lace-ups are a nice alternative!

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I picked this for work but it’s too big for me so I’m hoping to pop in to the store and exchange it for something else. With the weather getting so cold, I should probably exchange it for a jumper or a cardigan! But it is a very pretty top, could work for as an evening outfit as well as office wear! 

burgundy hand bag, fashion on a budget
Handbag, £16
I love it when a bag looks more expensive than it is! This is a structured bag that holds it shape well. There’s a lot of space inside and no risk of anything getting squashed in there since the bag is quite boxy. The strap is detachable.

affordable ankle boots
Stripy top, £16
I am going to do an outfit post with this stripy tunic top soon (you can just about see in the bottom left hand corner) – but that’s if I can drag myself to go outside – I can’t bear how cold it is right now! I thought I could get away with wearing this as a mini dress but it’s way too short. It looks nice with a pair of jeans and some winter boots though. And maybe I’ll accessorise it with a knitted bobbly hat! 


  1. 22nd November 2015 / 4:10 pm

    I love everything you bought, that bag is so pretty, I love the colour and the shape is really interesting. And you're totally right, it looks really expensive. And those boots are gorgeous, lovely post <3

    Valentina from

  2. 22nd November 2015 / 4:45 pm

    Some really stylish pics! The bag is gorgeous x

  3. 22nd November 2015 / 5:03 pm

    I love everything you've picked, I totally overlook Supermarkets for clothing but you've proved I really need to try them too. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

  4. 22nd November 2015 / 6:09 pm

    I love Tu. I worked on the PR team for a year until July- still wear at least one piece of Tu every day!

    Claudia Harriet

  5. 22nd November 2015 / 6:22 pm

    Love those boots, they're the perfect height!

  6. 22nd November 2015 / 6:41 pm

    Working in Sainsburys means I walk past the TU clothing range pretty much everyday, their pyjamas are the cosiest thing ever! I'm in love with the shoes you bought here!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  7. 22nd November 2015 / 6:48 pm

    I am totally crushing over the bag and lace ups so might have to pick those up now (probably will), but I daren't risk the clothing as I shop for petite usually xxx


  8. Anonymous
    22nd November 2015 / 6:55 pm

    The bag is gorgeous. I am a huge fan of TU and always wait until their 25% off sale to purchase anything. Got some great bargains over the years!

  9. 22nd November 2015 / 9:41 pm

    What a lovely haul! That bag and those shoes really drool worthy! I can't believe they're so affordable. It's really too bad I can't access them in Canada.

  10. 23rd November 2015 / 7:20 am

    Genuinely feel like I need those shoes! they look incredible. It is amazing the nice clothes you can pick up at supermarkets. The same can be said for Tesco! Hope you're well lovely

  11. 23rd November 2015 / 10:06 am

    I completely agree! Supermarket clothing brands have improved dramatically in the past few years. For instance, I never used to like the clothing sold in M&S but I've been lusting after so much of their clothing recently 🙂 X


  12. 23rd November 2015 / 7:02 pm

    Oooh gorgeous pieces i LOVE burgundy bag! x

  13. 23rd November 2015 / 9:38 pm

    I love the bag and I definitely agree that it looks more expensive than it is!
    The brogues have different textures which I love. I think they would suit you!

  14. 24th November 2015 / 12:40 am

    My mum has just recently retired from working at Sainsburys and as she'd worked there for 25 years she's counted as a veteran and so gets to keep her 10% employee discount for life! She can use it with other discounts too so when they had 25% off TU clothing recently she got her 10% off on top. Even better anything in the sale at the time also had 25% off and then her discount too! x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  15. 24th November 2015 / 9:45 am

    Those black ankle boots are gorgeous! When I saw the picture I automatically jumped to the conclusion that they were from somewhere like Zara! I can't believe they're just from Sainsburys!

  16. 28th November 2015 / 7:56 am

    The supermarket clothing brands were a huge flop in Australia, so I was really impressed when I visited the UK. Those black ankle boots are so cute, would've never guessed you got them from Sainsburys 🙂

    Mel // izzipenelope

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