I’ve never really ‘got’ supermarket chic. Buying clothes alongside frozen chickens and pints of milk kinda takes the magic out of it. The harsh overhead lights, whirring refrigerators and trolleys with wobbly wheels are constant reminders that you’re not cosseted with fellow fashionistas in a Topshop haven. Whereas shopping for clothes is a joyous treat, being inside a supermarket just reminds me of the daily grind – I find it hard to escape to the dressing room in my head and imagine what I could do with that skirt, or those shoes.
A trip to my local Sainsbury’s on Saurday was no different – wobbly trolley, check. Harrassed mother with screaming child, check. Bag of parsnips, check. I must’ve took a wrong turn, (that or my wayward trolley decided to cut its own path) as I found myself wandering through the TU section – Saunsbury’s very own foray into fashion.
Most of it was as you’d expect – functional, simple, cheap. But a few things caught my eye… Firstly, the nightwear was excellent. What girl doesn’t love leopard print slipper boots and floral dressing gowns? Then I found a whole rack of beautiful leather riding boots. At £50, they weren’t cheap but neither were they expensive, and I would’ve snapped them up if they’d had my size.
Finally, I landed at the knitwear. This is where I was most impressed. Gorgeously soft, cosy knits in loads of colours and cuts, with cute and kooky embellishments to boot. I could’ve bought about 5 jumpers and more than a couple of cardigans, but restricted myself to the cable knit cutie you see in the pictures. With its gold buttons and regal shade, it’s just the nautical nicety I’m fond of and at £12 I really couldn’t resist. I’ll definitely be taking a trip down that aisle when I next need a loaf of bread!
PS – As as engagement present, my mum, stepdad and grandma bought Mr and I some beautiful Le Creuset cookware. Aaahh! I L.O.V.E Le Creuset and already have the big version of these adorable heart-shaped pots. We also got a cast iron dish for casserole creations.