Over the last couple of years I’ve had a bit of a love affair with the Tu clothing range at Sainsburys. As well as having a great selection of lovely clothing, they have also had plenty of vintage inspired pieces, with lots of styles clearly influenced by the 50, 60s and 70s. I love being able to treat myself to a bargain, while picking up my groceries and every time I pop in there seems to be something new.

One person who understands my love of a good old wardrobe supermarket sweep, is my best friend Fay. We’ve been on several Sainsburys shopping sprees together, which involves lots of clothes shopping and way too much cheese! Last week she sent me a pic of this lovely dress, knowing I would love it, so at the first available opportunity I made it mine.The lovely midi length floral denim dress is so pretty and can be worn on its own or with a top underneath. For this outfit I wanted to go for a 70s vibe and popped a sheer blouse underneath, to keep my arms warm in the not so sunny early spring weather. I teamed it up with some thick black tights and of course my favourite Orla Kiely for Clarks shoes.

The sizing in Tu clothing is always spot on for me. I always go for a size 14 and find it very true to size. Most of their styles fit well on my fuller bust without stretching or gaping. I’ve always been hugely impressed with the quality. For a relatively budget friendly range, you get good quality fabrics and well finished garments which really stand the test of time. They also have lots of items which mix and match really well, I’ve already seen a few tops that would work well under this dress as well as some knitwear for colder days.

The dress is really reasonably priced at just £20 and I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of it over the next few months. It’s a really handy garment for throwing on for school runs and days out with the kids. Mostly I just love how cute and pretty it is!

The dress is available on the Tu at Sainsburys website.

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I’m a massive fan of Primark, as I’ve mentioned loads of time on here. Although I love and own lot’s of original vintage and handmade clothes I love to team them up with high street bargains. Primark has been full of clothes which really suit my style recently and I thought I’d compile a little wishlist of some of my current favourites. There are loads of pretty tops and full skirts as well as couple of lovely summer dresses….

Feeling Tropical: I love these bright novelty prints, I actually already own the pineapple skirt (£10) but had to include it anyway as it’s the perfect holiday skirt. I love the high waist on the bikini (£6,£5) and I’d love to own a pair of bright culottes (£10) for the summer. You can never go wrong with a floral headband (£3) to brighten up and outfit and the sunglasses (£3) are just adorable. 

Pretty Summer Staples: I’m loving pretty t-shirt style tops at the moment as they look great tucked into skirts so this pretty lacy one (£10) is perfect for me I’d also love to wear it with these pretty polka dot shorts (£10). I love a simple necklace (£3) like the one above to add a little extra sparkle to simple outfits, you can never go wrong with a pair of simple wedges (£12) which go with absolutely everything. I’m a little obsessed with gingham at the moment so this sundress (£17) would get loads of wear and the clutch bag (£8) is just so gorgeous.

Fabulous Florals: No wish list would be complete for me without some girly floral prints, I love this tie blouse (£6) and floral printed (£8) top which would look great with the white skirt (£10) or a pair of jeans. These would look great with the floral headband (£3) which I already have or the cute straw hat (£4) to keep the sun off your face.

Feminine Denim and Sunshine Yellow: I’ve been wanting a new denim dress (£12) for ages as they are a great wardrobe staple. I’m also falling in love with yellow at the moment and the pretty blouse (£8) and bag (£8) would add a little sunshine to any outfit. You can never have too many pairs of sunglasses (£2) and these pretty daisy ones are really cheerful and pretty. I can’t help but love the bright floral skirt (£14) for summer nights.

Are you a fan of Primark or do you prefer to avoid this massive high street chain? What do you think of my choices?