flops and frills

Blouse – TK Maxx

Hat – TK Maxx

Trousers – H&M

Rings – Vintage and Thomas Sabo

Bare nails – shameful!

A few weeks ago I popped to TK Maxx purely on the basis to check out their homeware section. I love TK Maxx for picking up interesting and one off pieces for the house; all for a pretty decent price. They always have a lot of Indian and African influenced items, which I really like, such as intricately carved Buddhas and wall-mounted African masks.

I ended up leaving (well almost leaving) empty-handed when I spied this hat; the perfect style I had been yearning for for ages. I had seen a similar one in H&M but they only had it in large which was far too big for my little bonce. I love floppy hats for AW and so was very pleased I found this one. I had always dismissed TK Maxx clothing before now, but after I picked up the hat I decided to have a little shop around. It was love at first sight when I saw this blouse; I adored the light sheer material and the gorgeous Victorian frilly laced collar. I felt rather smug with my unplanned purchases and shall definitely be visiting TK Maxx a little more often! 

I hope you are all well and enjoying a rather unsuspected sunny weekend here in England.

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  1. 2nd October 2011 / 11:27 am

    I love the blouse and the trousers. Looks fab on you x

  2. 2nd October 2011 / 11:28 am

    Love this whole outfit! I'm on the hunt for some trousers like that! I want something that's comfy as leggings, but I can wear a t shirt or whatever with them 🙂 xxx

  3. 2nd October 2011 / 11:28 am

    The blouse is amazing – I've not had a good TK Maxx rummage for a while and I thik you've inspired me. I also love their homeware – and all the smelly candles!! xx

  4. 2nd October 2011 / 11:30 am

    I love the hat! I've wanted one for ages but have no idea what i'd wear it with, love your outfit though 🙂 xxx

  5. 2nd October 2011 / 11:35 am

    your hairs looks beautiful this colour! love the hat and the whole outfit! xo

  6. 2nd October 2011 / 11:47 am

    I love the outfit.
    The hat looks great on you!

  7. 2nd October 2011 / 12:28 pm

    I love the blouse its gorgeous! 🙂 xx

  8. 2nd October 2011 / 12:37 pm

    Love that hat, you look lovely 🙂 x

  9. 2nd October 2011 / 1:59 pm

    Love the blouse! it's gorgeous, and the hat is lovely for autumn..! Didn't expect them to be from TKMaxx! x

  10. 2nd October 2011 / 2:45 pm

    You look lovely Milly! I finally found a floppy hat to suit me the other day, but felt it would be a bit OTT for back-to-Uni attire 😉 Gorgeous shirt as well! xx

  11. 2nd October 2011 / 2:59 pm

    your blouse is gorgeous, love the detailing – it looks so vintage!xxx

  12. 2nd October 2011 / 3:08 pm

    I think this may be my favourite outfit you've ever posted! Too gorgeous but in a laid back way – perfect for autumn! Totally inspired me to get my floppy hat out again now.
    Much Love
    Roisin Elizabeth

  13. 2nd October 2011 / 3:20 pm

    LOVE that hat, i want one! jealous! :).xx

  14. 2nd October 2011 / 5:13 pm

    Gorguz purchases Milly, I absolutely loooove browsing in TK Maxx, have occasionally stumbled across some really gorguz pieces! Love the hat! I've been after a mucho big floppy hat also, will def have a check next time I'm there…which will be quite soon…I'm a regular 😉 lol!

    Love Aysh xoxo

  15. 2nd October 2011 / 5:25 pm

    I adore the blouse, it looks gorgeous as dose the entire outfit! X

  16. 2nd October 2011 / 5:27 pm

    Love this blouse and the whole outfit together is perfect. Gonna go on a hunt for the blouse I think but usually TK Maxx tend to do one offs and stuff don't they? Been years since I've visited! x

  17. 2nd October 2011 / 6:24 pm

    The blouse is so pretty. Your outfit is lovely.. Adore the outfit <3

  18. 2nd October 2011 / 6:32 pm

    Such a cute hat! I have seen the one in H&M and love it Very 70's here hun. Pretty! xxx

  19. 2nd October 2011 / 6:43 pm

    The blouse is beautiful, and I love the hat! Gorgeous outfit 🙂

    The Deer Head


  20. 2nd October 2011 / 6:44 pm

    I ADORE the blouse, looks gorgeous hun 🙂
    The hat looks fab on you too. I am still to wear my floppy hat, this one is lovely though.
    I'm liking seeing your hair natural more.

    I need to go in TK Maxx more, I go in there, but when I don't find anything, I feel really disheartened and then forget about it the next time around

  21. 2nd October 2011 / 7:20 pm

    love the whole outfit! you're so stunning, love your blog! x x


  22. 2nd October 2011 / 7:51 pm

    Love the blouse, so pretty on you! Hat is cute! I bought an amazing calvin klein snood last week from there, so surprised! x

  23. 2nd October 2011 / 8:05 pm

    It's so weird that you popped this post up on TK Maxx as the last few weeks I have lived in their! I've found the most amazing one off items in there and actually tried on the black version of this blouse! It's definitely one of my favourite places to have a little rummage! x x

  24. 2nd October 2011 / 8:31 pm

    You look great… as usual! Question: Is TK Maxx anything like TJ Maxx in the states… the way you described what they sell sounds as though they're identical!

  25. 3rd October 2011 / 4:51 pm

    Hi milly, love the hat. Wish i had the confidence to wear one!x

  26. 3rd October 2011 / 5:55 pm

    Love the top! XOXO

  27. 4th October 2011 / 8:15 am

    Great outfit!

    I love the blouse and the shade of your lipstick xx

  28. 7th October 2011 / 8:03 pm

    Dont normally shop at Tk Maxx but after seeing your blouse and hat I must! Love your outfit! x x x