Sunday, 27 July 2014

Rob the Bank Wishlist: Laser Lust

Raid the Piggy Bank Wishlist: London's Calling!

Purchase of the Week: Cat Comfort

Primark Cool Cat PJ Tee, £4 & Primark Charcoal Cat PJ Legging, £6

Admittedly, I am not a huge pyjama wearer. Grab a boyfriend's tee and any comfy bottoms and I'm happy. However, when browsing within Primark, I came across these oversize tee and leggings sets and just thought perfect. I would not normally go for matching pyjamas, I find that I look and feel like a giant kid and even though I am just going to bed, I just can't rock the look. However, because of the legging style of these and oversize tee they look more grown up - even if they are plastered in cats! 

Whilst there I picked up a dinosaur pair - as a dino lover it just couldn't be left behind! 

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Shopping: Supermarket Superbuys

The demand for cheaper fashion buys has increased greatly within recent years, with stores such as Primark and H&M reporting higher-than-ever sales. As a result, our clothing purchases are no longer limited to fashion retailers, as supermarkets identify the sales to be made and begin to launch and improve their clothing ranges. 

Currently, three of the UK's top supermarkets offer their own clothing brand ranges. For Tesco it is F&F, whilst ASDA produces clothing under the George brand and Sainsbury's under TU. Furthermore, Morrison's produce a children's clothing range known as Nutmeg and Lidl are set to launch everyday wear on the 31st July. 

The idea of purchasing the latest fashion trends whilst doing the weekly shop is convenient at its best. However, as many of the earlier ranges indicated, supermarkets struggled to execute this, with designs cheap looking and styles not exactly the height of fashion. 

With the increasing profit to be made, supermarkets have upped their game and have improved their fashion ranges, whilst maintaining the lower price point. Limiting myself to two items, I have picked the best of the three supermarket clothing ranges, to give you an idea of the items these unlikely fashion ranges are producing. 

While searching through the ranges, I was pleasantly surprised at some of the items that were on offer. However, there is still a large number of cheaper items and styles which have attempted to combine some of the key trends of the season but have failed to create an effective piece. It is definitely a needle in a haystack situation when attempting to purchase the latest fashion trends within supermarket ranges. 

Check out what I picked out from the season's offerings and drop me a comment on what you think of supermarket clothing! 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Brand Focus: Topshop Premium's Handbag Collection

Topshop's premium range has provided a luxury injection into high-street wardrobes for a number of seasons and this fall it's about to expand to include handbags. A collection of 7 premium handbags have been designed for Topshop's Autumn/Winter collection, providing high-street shoppers with good-quality material for a reasonable price. 

The collection designs are quite simplistic, with small details to add that Topshop statement. The colour palette is safe, with only monochromes and a small hint of blue on one style. 

The simplicity of the statement designs allow for easy styling, however it would have been nice to see some bolder designs from Topshop, as they are not known for shying away from loud prints and colours. As the trial collection, I feel that if these bags do as well as Topshop hopes, I might just get what I wish for...

The bags will be launching later this year as part of Topshop's fall collection. Prices range from £30 for the clutches and £100 for the structured, perforated handbags. 

What do you think of the collection? Drop me a comment and let me know if you have your eye on any of the collection.