#BritishBloggerSelection Week 3! Favourite Clothes Shop

November 21, 2013

Hi all,

I am so excited to be part of the British Blogger Selection... but a bit out of my comfort zone on this particular topic.

I love fashion, I love shopping... but... I don't really have the time or money to really act out my wishes! Not only do I not have the time to shop but I also don't really have the time (or energy) to put together well accessorized and on trend outfits. I am a busy mum, constantly on the go, sat on the floor playing, out in the cold... or somewhere that just doesn't warrant a great outfit!

Generally I go for comfort, ease, price and (I hope) how well it fits and flatters. So, when I was asked to write a post on my favourite clothes shop I must admit I floundered a bit!

I was trying to think where I got some of my favourite pieces from over the past few months... and then I realised the answer was obvious! Asda!

Wait, wait, wait! Don't go!

I have some great stuff to tell you about Asda: they really do some great clothes, accessories and shoes these days. As I am a busy mum and have three hungry mouths to feed I seem to live in my local Asda! A little stroll round the clothes sections really does brighten up my trips to the supermarket... and... don't judge (or tell anyone) but the hubby never complains about 'Asda' showing up on the credit card but he would have a thing or two to say if he saw 'Top Shop' or 'Primark' on there! Hee hee!

So here are some of my favourite Asda purchases:

This is today's outfit:

Rain coat, burgundy skinny jeans, sparkly grey high tops and even my belt... all from Asda! Most of them were half price in their sale a week or two ago.
I'm trying to remember the exact prices I think the raincoat was about £6 (half price) the jeans £7 (half price) the trainers £10 (half price) and the belt was £3 (full price).

I think that although this outfit may not be 'bang on trend' it is still a respectable outfit with a nod to autumn in the burgundy, black and grey colour palette. Also, it was soooo inexpensive and it is really easy to wear.

Some other things I've bought in the past few months:

This beautiful dress is so girlie and flattering, it cost me £16 (full price) and can be worn summer through to winter (just chuck on some thick tights and boots rather than sandals.)

Click here to see me wearing it.

This is another firm favourite in my wardrobe. I adore the dog print and the flattering shape. Smart enough to wear to work, pretty enough to wear on a date night with the hubby, or casual enough to wear in the day while running errands.

I also purchased all of this year's bikini's from Asda and I felt great wearing them: (£14 each full price)

The blue one in particular was so flattering. I have a small chest and large hips but the wide halter straps and the sweetheart shape of the cups made by boobies look bigger and the 'bottoms' of the bikini helped to balance me out as well. it's always nice to feel confident(ish) in your swimwear! You can forget about what you look like and just enjoy your holiday.

Now, I cannot talk about Asda's clothes without mentioning their children's section. Along with the inexpensive staple t-shirts, jeans, etc they also have some beautiful party clothes pieces. Here are some of my favourites I've bought for my daughter over the last year or so:

Click here to see my daughter wearing her Rapuzel dress. (£12 full price)

This dress nods at the nautical theme that crops up again and again every summer. Both Maddie and I love this dress and it has been worn a number of times to many a party but just as bright as when I bought it at least a year and a half ago.

Click here to see her wearing it.

I absolutely LOVE these gold party shoes:

...and this pretty rose gold cardigan. Maddie wore this to a wedding last month and looked nearly as pretty as the bride.

So, now you know a bit more about why I love Asda. Inexpensive, easy to wear but still fashionable: or at least a nod to the current trends.

What do you think? Do you ever buy any clothes from Asda? Or any other supermarket? I think the design and quality has greatly improved over the past few years and if anyone asks me where I got my 'X' from I'm always happy to reply, 'Asda'.

Rach xx 


  1. Great post! Totally agree with you on supermarkets - lots of choice, great prices and frequent new stock arrivals. Would particularly like to big up Asda and Tesco for a great online service that delivers to store for free & can coincide with a food shop ;) Think Sainsburys need to jump on this bandwagon and get with the times.

    1. So true! Nothing better than a bit of online retail therapy then picking up your exciting purchases alongside your bread and milk!! :-) Thanks for stopping by and for commenting xx

  2. Love your outfit! Also loved reading :)
    Elise - www.elisedopson.com

    1. Thank you very much Elise! That is a big compliment coming from someone whose blog looks so great - love the aesthetic of your blog :-) thanks for comenting, so glad you liked it xx

  3. Lovely outfit, you'd actually be surprised how many great gems you can find in the likes of Asda, Tesco and Sainsburys there ranges have definitely improved in a short space of time, I always save my tesco points and double up on clothing to treat myself :D x


    1. What a great tip! I have never thought of that! Cheers for that, I think I will do that next time :-) thanks for reading and commenting xx


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