Yesterday I shared a post on my Instagram about an “accident” – one where I went into Sainsbury’s to buy stamps (and chocolate and crisps – I needed snacks!) and came out with more than my fair share of homeware goods. I’ve actually filmed a haul video all about the different bits and pieces that “fell” into our basket as we wandered round so I’ll leave those for now. One thing I didn’t mention in the Instagram post was that I actually bought a couple of pieces of clothing too while we were there.
I’d actually seen earlier that evening that Charlotte at A Fashion Oddity had shared a post with a Tu at Sainsbury’s playsuit that looked amazing. She’d also mentioned how awesome their collection was right now, so I popped onto the site to have a look. Next thing I knew, my Fashion board on Pinterest was full of stuff from their site. So while I said we were popping to Sainsbury’s for stamps to Ben, I may have had ulterior motives!
I spotted the gingham embroidered top I was in love with and added that to my basket, plus a few more things I’d pinned, then found this jersey floral playsuit. I’d been a little unsure of it at first as I’m never quite sure how well playsuits and jumpsuits suit me. But the fabric was super soft with a nice amount of stretch, not too much cling, but enough to flatter my shape, and it was lovely, bright colours.
I’ve recently rearranged my wardrobe (and also filmed a video on this, still to edit!). It’s made me realise the areas that my wardrobe is lacking, and appropriate summer wear was a major one of these areas. I have plenty of warm autumn/winter clothes, and I have a good range of holiday wear, but I was sorely lacking in clothes I could wear for a British summer. And we’re actually experiencing a proper British summer for once! I needed lightweight clothing that I could wear to work – for me, this means they can be slightly casual as our office isn’t smart or formal, but I do like to make sure I’m not wearing anything inappropriate for a work environment. Our office can get very stuffy and warm, but as we all know, the British weather is subject to very quick changes, so I don’t like to wear anything that will make me freezing if the temperature changes suddenly.
So this playsuit seemed ideal. It’s lightweight, ever-so-slightly floaty and figure-skimming, and has short sleeves that aren’t fitted. I tried it on when I got home and fell in love. I wore it to work today and fell even deeper in love – it was like wearing pyjamas! Can I please marry this playsuit? I did worry that it was a little too short and/or low cut for work, but being a playsuit rather than a dress, it seemed okay to be a little on the shorter side. And it turns out the neckline doesn’t drop too low too.
So the moral of my story? Check out Tu at Sainsbury’s – their clothes seem pretty awesome at the moment.
Oh, and the shoes? Rose gold T bar flats from Primark – I couldn’t say no! I bought them a few weeks ago, so I’m not sure if they’re still in stock, but if they are, go buy them. I passed them by in the shop about 10 times as Ben kept warning me, “Siiiaaannn…” every time my hand strayed to drop them in the basket. He knows my obsession with all things rose gold, bronze or gold right now. But it turns out they also just…fell…into the basket too when he wasn’t looking. Terrible accident, I know! But they’re getting their fair share of wear (wow, I’m a poet!) now, so don’t worry!
Playsuit: Tu at Sainsbury’s | Rose Gold T Bar Flats: Primark