T's SS15 Accessories Style Diary With McArthurGlen Swindon!

Friday, 27 March 2015

Earlier this week, I headed to the McArthurGlen Swindon outlet with the aim to update my Spring 2015 wardrobe by purchasing two key accessories. There are six McArthurGlen designer outlet stores nationwide, with massive savings of up to 60%, they are crammed with some of the hottest designer brands at discount prices. Each McArthurGlen varies, but the Swindon outlet is home to Ted Baker, Hugo Boss, L.K. Bennett, Hobbs, Osprey London and many more!

I love a good sale bargain, so I was excited to visit the outlet and get my shop on. I tend to mostly buy clothes, so it was fun to visit with the sole intention of getting some statement accessories for Spring. I circled the outlet twice before committing to my purchases, allowing one pit-stop for hot chocolate and cake, and another for lunch. Standard.

I ended up scoring a beautiful blue ombre Marc by Marc Jacobs watch from Watch Station, which retails for £185 but I got it for £119.99! Watch Station was probably my favourite store, I have a penchant for watches (especially the M by MJ variety), and there were so many incredible timepieces on display with fantastic reductions! I found it hard to pick just one but I opted for this blue ombre version because it's a little more unusual and a great colour for Spring.

I knew I wanted a bag but I'm quite particular, so after searching every store with handbags in, opted for this lovely turquoise Fiorelli Cleo clutch. I could've spent all day in Fiorelli, the sales assistant was lovely and it was crammed with Rawrgirl faves, Nica handbags! I was drawn to this clutch because of the unusual shape - it reminds me of the Alexander McQueen De Manta bags! The colour is so striking, it's guaranteed to spice up any outfit. It was discounted from £45 to £31. A small price to pay for a McQueen-esque clutch, non? ;)

I was asked by McArthurGlen to create a style diary using my new accessories so I hope you like how I styled them.

McArthurGlen Spring Accessories

Monday night = party time!
Bright pops of colour work perfectly with LBD's so with a simple black L.A.M.B. dress, I let my accessories do all the talking. Whenever I see this outfit my eyes are naturally drawn to my epic clutch, it's hard to believe it was so affordable!

Sequin Gold Maxi Skirt

Tuesday - Shopping and lunch with friends.
I've started to obsess over crop tops and high-waisted everything this Spring and my sparkling sequin maxi skirt was another sale bargain from the Next in Swindon outlet, at only £5! Gold works beautifully with turquoise and this time I'm using the cross body chain to make my clutch a little more everyday. It still looks great with my blue/gold watch and I can tell these guys are going to be best friends.

Monochrome Styling McArthurGlen

Wednesday's work face!
Monochrome is one of the biggest trends for SS15 and is great for work. I threw on a simple blazer, tee and jeans combo with a pair of statement lace-up heels to create a classic, office appropriate look. Unless you love your job, you may need a little pick me up to make it through the day, for me, every time I look at my beautiful watch it makes me think of sunshine and Bellinis. Forever a daydreamer. My bag is then back to being a clutch again for some after work cocktails. Bellini, anyone?

Oasis Iris Maxi Print

Thursday - Spring shopping.
Shopping is my favourite activity and I like to be comfortable as I run around all the stores, twice. The weather has been surprisingly warm recently which calls for maxi dresses and floppy hats. Within 2 seconds the chain is back out of my bag and I'm ready for action. I like to travel light when shopping, so there's room for my phone, a lipstick, mirror and some blotting paper. Just in case I work up a sweat. My watch is permanently attached to my wrist so I won't forget to meet my boyfriend for dinner. Not that it's ever happened before...A-hem.

Spring 2015 Accessories
Marc by Marc Jacobs Ombre Watch

Friday - Birthday BBQ!
You can't have a BBQ in Spring, you say! Well of course you can, just ask my boyfriend (the soon to be birthday boy). There's no such thing as being overdressed, so this is my 'it's my boyfriend's birthday' ensemble! I think my white look is accessorised perfectly with the turquoise pop of colour, wouldn't you agree? My fancy bag is back to being a clutch and I'm ready to mingle with the future in-laws. This could be my favourite Spring look out of them all.

So what do you think? Which outfit is your favourite? Thank you to McArthurGlen Swindon for having me and for treating me to these two killer accessories. I was beyond impressed by your selection and how friendly all of the sales assistants were. I received no less than 4 compliments on the leopard shoes I wore that day, and someone even stopped Amie and I to tell us we looked fantastic and she loved out style... How cute!?

T - Already planning another visit.


  1. All such stunning looks! I love the first and last ones especially, but you look gorgeous in everything! The clutch and watch are beautiful - I can't believe the price tag on the bag!! xxx

  2. Wow! You look amazing in all of these! That bag is really versatile <3


  3. Barbara Bermond27 March 2015 at 10:38

    I love every one of these outfit it so much you the last white dress, so pretty!!

    Have a great week end


  4. I loved this post, the moment I saw the image on bloglovin! I was going to say the black dress is beautiful but actually, all of the outfits are so well put together and really lovely! You have such a great style! And the accessories definitely make all of the outfits xx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

  5. Okay so I need every single one of these outfits! You look amazing! That sequin maxi is to die for! I hope you have a great weekend!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  6. It's so great that you got such good offers. I am in love with your MJ watch! Especially the colour! The maxi skirt/dress will be perfect for the sunny weather - if it stays!

    Ayesha xxx

  7. Loved this post Tara! The colour of your bargain bag is sooo stunning. My favourite outfit has to be the sequin maxi skirt, amazed you got it for a fiver! x

    Josie’s Journal

  8. LOVE the turquoise bag!!! Massive fan of the sequin skirt too. It's never too early for sequins darling!

    think my fave look is the last one though. LWD for the win! :) xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  9. Total babe! x

  10. Ahh T! You look amazing in every look, I have to say that sequin number was the bargain of the day! So lovely to spend the day shopping with you! xxxx

  11. Zandra May Grimshaw27 March 2015 at 21:13

    Fab styling Tara! Tuesdays look is my absolute fave - sequins, statement necklace and those pops of blue! Would def wear that outfit <3

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion &
    Beauty Blog

  12. N'aaw - you look really pretty! That clutch is so cool too - I love the colour and shape! xxx

  13. You look amazing in every outfit, I especially love the striped blazer! xo

  14. Love love love the long gold skirt, but then you look stunning in them all!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  15. Love your MbyMJ watch <3 I think I like your second outfit the most. Love that skirt. X

  16. Love the bag and the sequinned skirt :)

    Faye x

    i wish i could wink

  17. So many lovely outfits! And that maxi dress!!

  18. Claire Cavanagh28 March 2015 at 22:05

    It's amazing how much such a small accessory adds so much to each outfit. Amazing styling!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk | xx

  19. Oh my these outfits are all absolute show stoppers! You rock them all like no other T! Especially crushing on your sparkling maxi skirt, it's absolutely gorgeous. Truly beautiful!

    And an ombre watch? An OMBRE WATCH?! Most deff the best invention ever, ever made ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  20. Love your choices Tara! That watch is a beaut! Your Tuesday outfit is my fave x

    The Quick Red Fox- Manchester, UK Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

  21. I wish I had your brain, you seem to know how to put things together. I still get upset trying to choose the colour of my tights. I have so many pieces of statement jewellery that I've never worn as I just can't figure out how to wear them. Does it come naturally or do you do a lot of reading and stuff? I need a course on how not to be a doofus.

  22. Gorgeous and elegant look! The accessories and the pieces look really great. My fav outfit is the 2nd one I think ;) x Maeva


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