FASHION: Outlet Designer Stores At Braintree Freeport, Essex
Last night, The lovely team at Braintree Freeport invited me along to come an find an outfit for an event I am going to on Saturday! Free port is a cute little shopping village with over 85 stores all offering up to 60% off plus there's loads of nice places to eat too - They even have a Cadburys outlet! I'll keep it a surprise on here but I'm sure there are a few clues on my twitter if you want to see what the outfit is for, Ill be posting about it next week if you can wait!
I was given £150 gift card and about 50 minutes to find myself a outfit. First things first, I need the actual clothing part. I knew I wanted a dress and I knew I wanted to get it in one of two places, Ted Baker or Karen Millen, I ended up finding the perfect one in Karen Millen with a crazy half price price tag, it was £80 down from £110 down from £160! Its super fitted but still comfortable which is what I was looking for, I hate having my day ruined because something I was wearing was uncomfortable! I was hoping to find something that I will be able to wear again and I think I will be able to do it with this dress since its black and white and very smart.
Next up I was desperate to find shoes, I had about 20 minutes left and no idea what I wanted. I'd left the accessorise wide open with buying a black and white dress, did I want to stick to the monochrome or add a pop of colour?! I ended up in Clarks as I knew that whatever I chose would be comfortable and as I said, that a big thing for me! I knew heels would make the outfit so much better but I decided that I was going to get flats as I have no idea what to expect for Saturday and again, I didn't want my shoes to ruin my day. These were actually the first pair that I picked up and I fell in love with them, they have the perfect little chunky heel which solves my problem and the colours fit well with my dress! They were £19 down from £24!
Now I literally had about 12 minutes left and £50 to find a bag, it was craziness - this is when I started running haha. I ended up in Zatchels - I've just taken my huge hologram Zatchel to Thailand and I know how sturdy and well made they are so I thought it was worth a look and amazingly I found what I needed. This super cute tiny little satchel with a subtle sparkle fitted right in plus I had enough money too! The micro Zatchels on the site cost £75, I paid £24.
Huge thanks to Team Freeport for the opportunity and I'm sure excited to wear my outfit on Saturday! More photos to come of course!