Tigerlilly Quinn: Bargain hunting

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Bargain hunting


A week or so ago Wilf got a sickness bug which lasted 24 hours then came back again two days later for another 24hours. I had a similar virus which didn't make me sick but made me feel SO tired and subsequently we couldn't leave the house for a couple of days. It wasn't the most fun.

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We had been given a voucher by TKMaxx and challenged me to find an outfit for both Wilf and I from our local branch. Knowing it would be another week or so until we managed to make the trip I entrusted the voucher with Tom and waited to see what he would come up with.

TKMaxx used to be my first port of call after my student loan would come through when I was at uni and their Carmarthen branch was where pretty much where all my clothes were bought during those 3 years. I still remember the time I found those black 24 inch waist designer jeans reduced by about £200. Luckily being 18 and I lot thinner than I am now they fit me perfectly, I doubt they would reach over my knees now. It was that heart flutter when you realise you have found that hidden gem, that bargain that no one else will have. Much the same as vintage shopping in a way.

Tom is really pretty good at buying clothes for us so I wasn't too worried about what he would return with although I know it's often pot luck with what you find at the shop that particular day.


For me this beautiful french style jumper £24.99. I teamed it with a white shirt from Yumi, a red skirt from Zara and a bag from Nica. Tom and Wilf are both wearing check shirts from TKMaxx, £14.99 for Tom and £6 for Wilf.

Tom also picked up this amazing cowboy style rain coat for Wilf which came in at £15.99. He didn't have a chance to wear it until the weekend just gone, you can really feel Autumn in the air now can't you? He's been telling everyone about his new 'horsey coat' so it's definitely a winner.


We also picked up another shirt for Wilf which is a little too big for him to wear now but was too lovely to pass up, it's another flannel checked shirt in case your wondering. We seem to have becoming a bit country inspired recently! We actually still have a little left on our voucher as the grand total of our outfits were under £65. Pretty good haul hur?

Are you a bargain hunter? Found any good gems recently?


38 comments:

Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

I love bargain hunting, I so wouldn't trust Matt to go out and buy me clothes though!! He would 100% come back with something I would never wear!! And I've had a weird virus that made me feel tired and crappy, weird though as no other symptoms really x

Fiona Peacock said...

Very lovely, I love the horsey coat :) I would never dare trust Laurie to shop for me. He would either come back with something offensively huge or heartbreakingly tiny. And the less said about the times he has dressed Ebony, the better. x

Michael Cross said...

Aspire XC-105

amelia avossa said...

Acer Liquid E3 Duo PLUS looks & sounds ACE!

jillwebb said...

C720P looks fab

JaynesDen said...

Chromebook C720

Justine Hughes said...

Iconia W700 http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/model/NT.L0QEK.002

rhoda_strupag said...

Love the look of the AspireS7-391 with its touchscreen & backlit keyboard.

fluffypinkmarshmallow said...

I love the Iconia A3

Jen Everdecreasingcircles Engl said...

http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/series/aspireswitch10

Sarah Gilbert-Jones said...

love the acer aspire v5

Rebecca U said...

I like the Aspire 10

Neil H said...

The Aspire P3 looks like a good piece of kit

Marta GarcĂ­a said...

Hi! The Liquid Z looks fabulous! Thanks!

Claire said...

Lovely post. I have a TK Maxx voucher I need to spend. I found something online then realised I had to use it instore. The downsides of small town living! Your clothes look great. I remember when I volunteered at a charity shop I would buy loads of boys age 9/10 Levis etc. Wouldn't get them on my leg now! I love Wilf's Raincoat. Izzy has so many coats passed onto her but she does still need a rain coat...

Louise Comb said...

The Iconia W5. Can be used as a laptop and/or tablet, with a very clever design, perfect for meetings. http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/series/iconiaw5

Samantha Ripley said...

the Iconia B tablet

lindsay chadburn said...

the icona b tablet

chrriss88 said...

http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/series/aspirep

David Vessey said...

Aspire Switch 10

geezerbird44 said...

Aspire Switch 10

william rutherford said...

Aspire Switch 10

kat pope said...

http://www.acer.co.uk/ac/en/GB/content/series/iconiaw3

myspare thoughts said...

Aspire Switch 10

C Kennedy said...

I like the Icona B

Michaela Palmer said...

I like the Iconia W7

melanie gregory said...

Iconia A3 looks really sharp

Kate Loader said...

Iconia B tablet

Lynne OConnor said...

Iconia A3-A10

Maz Watson said...

Iconia A3

fritha strickland said...

oh no! what a sad story! I like to think that some little girl picked her up from that charity shop and is loving him just as much as you did x

fritha strickland said...

thats amazing! I wish I had a toy from birth, I actually had two dolls from around 2 but they are the sort with eyes that move and their eyelashes fell out and frankly..as much as I love them they are just plain creepy looking now! x

fritha strickland said...

oh Rupert! I forgot about him! I hope you find your mums teddy x

fritha strickland said...

oh Pink Panther is such a cool one! My flat mate had one too, in a similar state actually but much loved x

Polly Davies said...

Tom picked well! Love Wilf's coat. I have a TKMaxx voucher to go use... might have to have a look in the week

fritha strickland said...

oh Rainbow Bright! Love your vintage collection! xx

fritha strickland said...

I never watched them when I was young but Wilf is in love with them! x

fritha strickland said...

he sounds amazing, I used to have two pet rats so he doesn't sound hideous to me! x

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