2 May 2019

Every woman's three favourite words.....

This post is in collaboration with Swindon Outlet - a voucher was gifted to purchase product.

........THAT'S ON SALE. Ain't that the truth! I love a bargain. Especially an outlet shopping bargain. Outlet shopping means I get to purchase in places that are normally out of my price range. It's win-win situation.

Earlier in the week I got to spend the day at Swindon Designer Outlet. I was given a brief to check out some of this seasons new trends so I was on the hunt for pastel colours and floral prints.....both trends are perfect as we head into the summer events season. Spot on if you have a wedding coming up or are off to Ascot. Aside from occasion wear there are plenty of separates for adding these spring tones to your wardrobe. 

I am going to share my top picks here. I looked at lots......there was so much temptation but I was up for the challenge to nail those trends.

First up......I'm starting with a wardrobe basics. I found this gorgeous linen blazer in Jigsaw.

Jigsaw blazer - original price was £190, outlet price £133

Mint Velvet had a great selection of colour and some gorgeous stock, lots of their signature pieces at great prices. Typical of me to end up in a dark colour.....but I do love a shirt dress so I couldn't resist trying this one.

Mint Velvet dress reduced to £89

I loved these separates in Ted Baker. The top is a magnolia print and the silky harems could be worn for day or evening. The reductions on these were fantastic.

Ted Baker top was £119 down to £69 with an additional 30% off (selected items only)
Ted Baker trousers were £119, reduced to £47

Ralph Lauren had some great crisp shirts in pastel colours. Their merchandising is so perfect isn't it!

Original price £85 - outlet price £39.99

Time for a wild card - these were not on the remit but I always pop into the Van's store to see if there is anything for my daughter.....I got sidetracked though and I was very tempted to buy these for myself!

Vans Trainers £48 reduced to £33

Moving onto occasion wear. Spoilt for choice! One shop in particular had it all covered. I have never shopped in Reiss before but oh boy did I love what they had to offer!

Interestingly I put some of these gems on my Instagram Stories (you can still view in my highlights) and it was so interesting to see what everyone felt I should get.

This was hands down the winner. 

Reiss jumpsuit - sorry I didn't get the price of this but what I will say is that the staff in Reiss were amazing and I'm sure they'd happily find it for you.

This suit from Reiss also gotta a lot of Instagram love.

Reiss jacket - original price 235 outlet price £156
Trousers original price £125 outlet price £83

Then there was this dress.......

Reiss dress original price £185 outlet price £123

It was so hard to choose! I had a really dilemma on my hands. Should I be practical and go for some wardrobe basics that I would wear over and over again?Or should I go for a showstopper outfit fit for an occasion? My brain was addled I tell you. So this outfit was the runner up.

Mint Velvet denim jacket reduced to £49
Mint velvet Leopard print maxi shirt dress reduced to £59

In the end I went with my heart and plumped for the showstopper. It's hard to put into words just how great this dress makes me feel when it's on......it totally won me over. I have a couple of events to go to and as I hit the big 5-0 later in the year I know I will have plenty of excuses to wear it. I'm excited to bring it out to play!

Reiss dress original price £285 outlet price £190

If you are looking for value for money Swindon Outlet is definitely the way to go. Not only can you find some brilliant savings but the whole experience is lovely. Admittedly I went mid-week when it's quieter and the ambience was very relaxed which is the best way to shop. I have to give a shout out to the service I received too.....in Ted Baker, Mint Velvet and Reiss the staff were super helpful getting sizes and lending me shoes, nothing was too much trouble. All in all the ideal way to shop.

I'd love to hear about your experiences of outlet shopping.


1 comment

  1. Wow great picks! I love the dress you went for very glam! x