Tigerlilly Quinn: our weekend in pictures.. Clarks Village!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

our weekend in pictures.. Clarks Village!


As I mentioned a week or so ago I was lucky enough to have won the Clarks Village competition to become their official blogger. I was totally surprised to find out I won and as well as being totally over the moon they picked me it also gave me a real confidence boost to be considered fashionable, especially as life as mum can sometimes seem anything but fashionable at times ;)

The prize was a super dooper fancy new camera and £200 to spend at the village, what a treat! I headed on down on Saturday to check out the Style Spectacular event they were running and get stuck into some shopping!

As part of the weekend events Clarks Village had put on a marque with various pampering treats and booths set up. There were hand massages, make overs, manicures and neck and shoulder massages. I jumped at the chance to spend ten minutes at the neck massage stall and oh my gosh, I could have fallen asleep! I've never had a professional massage and I'm convinced more than ever I need to get a full massage ASAP, maybe for my birthday (hint hint Tom ;)). They also had two wonderful stylists ( Niki and Lucy) running free hourly style advice where they will take you off to shop for an hour, helping you choose items that will suit your body type and style.

I was handed some 'blogger hot pick' cards to pop on the items I loved and told to get shopping and snapping! It's a hard life being a blogger sometimes.


This post is quite image heavy so click to see more!



I ended up buying A LOT of dresses from the Yumi outlet store which was by far my favourite, some really amazing pieces in there and all priced between £10 - £25! I'll be sure to show you in my 'What Mama Wore' style posts in the near future.

I took a break from shopping to meet lovely blogger Karen and her cute daughter for coffee (and one babyccino), Karen blogs over here, her blog is a new one to me but I love it, especially this post on giving back, what a wonderful idea! As I'm going to be back many time over the next year we have already agreed to use it as the perfect meet up spot. My lovely blogging friend Jess lives locally too so I can't imagine a better place to catch up and let our toddlers run around. On that note it really is a very child friendly place to hang out, with no fear of cars and a wonderful playground (with a fort!).

Being that it is a great place for families I decided to return the next day with Tom and Wilf, they both needed new shoes so it was a good opportunity to get Wilf measured again (this boy grows so fast!) and have a lazy sunday checking out the shops.


so totally not the kind of parents who let their toddler play games on the Iphone whilst they wait for lunch..certainly not..honest


One of the amazing dresses I got from the Yumi store (£25!)


Sometimes shopping with a toddler looks like this..


We had such a fun day/weekend! And I still managed to have money left on my card so will be back really soon. Thanks again so much Clarks Village! 

Tom and Wilf on the other hand quite tiring..




21 comments:

daisychaindream said...

Loving the last picture! Congrats on your win too xx

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

Love these pictures, especially the last one. And I so need to pop into White Stuff, those coloured trousers look fab! Looking forward to meeting up next time you are down, wish I had made it up now, I could have done with a neck massage! xx

Anna said...

awww @ the last pic. love the idea of going and putting the tags on all your favourite items, must be fun! :D

chantelle hazelden said...

love the wellies x

Ruth Johnston said...

What a great post, I've been looking for new places to expand my shopping horizons :)

Karen Morland said...

Frith a it was such a pleasure to meet you at the weekend, it's always a treat to connect with someone who is totally on the same page and I look forward to more coffe and play dates! Thanks for the mention here too, very sweet of you and I absolutely adore your Fox dress, so gorgoues!

Katherine said...

What fun! I remember going there years ago when I was a teenager, we used to house swap with my auntie in Taunton for holidays, I thought the Clarks Village was amazing, looks even nicer now. Wilf's green shoes are cool!

Hannah said...

Aww that last pic! So cute. Congrats on becoming clarks blogger! Where can we read your clarks posts? Xx

http://hipslikecinders.blogspot.co.uk

Daniella said...

How fabulous is your dress! What a great prize to win.

fritha strickland said...

amazing isn't it! x

fritha strickland said...

Thanks Hannah you can read them here http://clarksvillage.blogspot.co.uk xx

fritha strickland said...

haha they are aren't they! Toddler vans :) It was the first time I had been but can't believe it has been so close and we'd not gone down, it's really child friendly so an ace place to stay the day! xx

fritha strickland said...

Thanks Karen! You too, lets catch up again soon :) x

fritha strickland said...

you should defo go, the discounts are amazing! x

fritha strickland said...

thank you! x

fritha strickland said...

haha I know, some people don't have the stamina for shopping! thank you xx

fritha strickland said...

they were lush, I did try some on I'm just so out of my comfort zone with trousers, maybe I'll try again. Were defo coming back, would be ace to catch up, maybe January sales (or is that mental??) x

fritha strickland said...

haha thanks Laura so funny isn't it! xx

fritha strickland said...

thanks Danielle! x

Niki Whittle said...

Aw, I didn't get to see you! Such a shame, it would have been lovely to meet you!! Great pics...the last one is my fave :) x

fritha strickland said...

yes I know! was running around after Wilf so much the second day! hopefully one day! x

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