Saturday, 9 November 2013

Gok Wan for TU Latest Collection - TRY ON TIME!

I had 20 minutes yesterday between sorting out passports for my son and I (torture) and the school run, to dash into Sainsburys and see what Gok stuff was available to try on. Not all items were available but I grabbed all the 10's I could find (apart from skirts and trousers) and here's how I got on...
First up, the two main dresses from the collection. 
The first one is a gorgeous purple/black brocade material with a detachable crystal detail on the neck. It's a lovely fit, has a double slit in the rear hem (which I love in a dress or skirt) and would work equally well on Christmas day, at a party or in the office (with the bling removed). It's got the shaping slip lining that all Gok's dresses have and only looks a bit bumpy on me here because I was too lazy to take off my thermals! #fashionfail 
This next one doesn't look like much on the hanger but it's actually lovely on. It's a good length for the tall girls out there and the sleeves are a bonus. It's available in purple and also in black:
Next up, this cream blouse is really pretty. It's got a quilted detail on the shoulders and really lovely silver rectangular buttons on the neckline and the cuffs. The material is quite heavy and not overly see-through. It's a bit too dressy for me day-to-day but it would be great as a work top or dressed up with some statement trousers & heels for a night out.
I was interested to try on this purple wrap top as I've seen quite a few tops like this in the shops over recent months. It wasn't my cup of tea and came up quite small on the waist. For a flat chester like me, the next size up would have gaped too much on the neckline. Perhaps one for more of an apple figure.
Finally, I tried on the grey coatigan. It's got PU trim on the pockets and is lined in a jersey material, which makes it really cosy. I didn't like it on the hanger or in the look book but I did like it on. Though I was freezing and it was so soft....
Looks a bit mumsy till you add a scarf..
So only a small selection of his collection but I hope you've enjoyed seeing it for 'real'. 
Before I sign off, I did bring one non-Gok item into the changing room too...how cute is this TU jumper? Would look gorgeous with a denim shirt underneath too. Tempted to go back for it... 
 Hope you're having a good weekend,

Ax
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13 comments

  1. You're right! Looks way better on you than it did on the Look Book. I love the cream top (for work) but as there ain't any Sainsburys in Dublin, I can only admire from afar!!!

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  2. The second dress is stunning on you Avril, you need to get back for that and the heart jumper!! x

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  3. Do you think the second dress in purple would be suitable for an interview? Love the jumper! X

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    1. I think it would Claire - it's got lovely detail but no bling and very decent neckline. Perfect length, works with a jacket and only needs minimal jewellery. I'd wear with a cropped square fitting, collarless jacket x

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    2. I shall take a look! Thank you! X

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  4. I love that heart jumper - how much was it? Passing a Sainsburys today so may have to divert and drop by. Really impressed with the first dress, it looks great on you. Also like the coatigan, want to shop now!!!x

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  5. First dress looks amazing on you. I love the cream blouse and coatigan xx

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  6. Great selection Avril, did you go back for the heart jumper?!! xx

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  7. Love the jumper Avril and the coatigan (I saw it yesterday in our Sainsburys) - I need long warm soft things and this looks perfect! xx

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  8. All of those pieces look really smart. I especially like the cream blouse (although I have no immediate need for a cream blouse!) and the dresses. I have been looking forward to wearing dresses again since the twins (finally) weaned. Thanks for mentioning all the little details, like the linings, I wouldn't have thought of lining a boucle cardi with jersey, thats a great idea!

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  9. Love, love, love the cardigan!! Gosh I miss UK supermarkets!

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  10. LOVE LOVE you in purple - wow, that's your colour!
    I may have purchased a silly Sainsbury's jumper too - I'll just say FOXY to you!

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  11. It all looks so much better on you! I love the cream blouse & the cardy looks so much better with a scarf doesn't it?! Ax

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