TK Maxx Summer Suitcase Challenge! #Summer4Keeps

Wednesday 19 June 2013

A few weeks ago, TK Maxx invited us to take part in their blogger summer suitcase challenge! We were each sent a gift card (squee!) and challenged to find a summer holiday outfit for less than £100.

I will always stand by my little store in Runcorn as one of my fave local's. It may not be as glamorous as Chester or Liverpool but it often holds the greatest treasures because it doesn't get ransacked by the savvy bargain hunting big city gals! I headed to the store with a casual day trip kinda outfit in mind. I'm not going away this summer but we will be planning a lot of days out so I will want something cool and comfortable but still epic in the style stakes.

Checking out the goodies looking for the perfect combination!
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Once an obligatory appreciation lap of the store was completed, I spied a new in display full of premium denim designer dresses, all sorts of styles and all under £20, so I grabbed about 5 of them and headed off to try them on! I picked this one (£16.99 with an RRP of £90) because it has sleeves so it will be really versatile, plus I loved the denim shirt style of it. I could even wear it open to the waist with a cute vest underneath because the drawstring acts like a belt.

Outfit - c/o TK Maxx

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I felt like I was robbing the joint when I found these amazing pair of designer shoes, gorgeous white leather cut out trainers for just £39.99 (RRP £120)! I knew they would be the perfect summer shoes for me because I very rarely do sandals. They're so comfortable and I can tell I'm going to wear them to death!

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I chose this fringed bag (£22.99) because the tan colour sets the dress off and it would be big enough to keep all my day trip bits and bobs in. Plus, it will look pretty amazing with the same dress and a pair of western boots from my wardrobe. Always thinking ;)

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You gotta have a hat right?! And TK Maxx has LOADS of amazing summer hats right now! This designer woven trilby was just £12.99, but has an RRP of £24.99 - bonus.

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And the total cost of this summer holiday outfit? £92.96! I totally came in under the £100, there was probably even room for a bottle of sun lotion from the beauty dept! When I consider that there are people out there who paid full RRP for these items, especially the dress and shoes where I saved a small fortune, I can't help but feel a tad smug! 

TK Maxx is our mothership. We can always find something to buy in there and we have so many text/tweet convos in our stores when we excitedly spy our fave designer labels at ridiculously low prices! I urge you to check your local store out, don't be afraid, delve in and share your finds!

J - #Summer4Keeps? Challenge accepted!


  1. Aaw, you look so cute in your little hat! I also love the denim dress you picked out - really adorable. xxx

  2. Love those shoes, such a bargain and that dress is gorgeous! Great picks x

  3. I love your shoes and I'm glad you had fun! <3

  4. Great post and concept I am loving the tassle bag very festive and perfect for summer you got some really good deals which is always amazing! :D xx | Macadamia Oil Control Spray Giveaway ♥

  5. those trainers are so so fit ! x

  6. Amazing, love it all but those shoes are absolutely gorge

    Kylie x

  7. the trousers are freaking awesome! i always love TKMaxx for homeware xx


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