Why a Plain Black Tee is Your Best Friend!

What a boring post you might be thinking… It’s just a plain black t-shirt. There’s not much to be done with that…
Well you’re forgiven for thinking WRONG people!

The lovely people at Tesco Home Panels sent me their black Ladies Scoop Neck Tee a few weeks ago and at first, yeah, I did think oh, what a boring thing to review… But I got thinking, they couldn’t have possibly sent me a better item of clothing for the coming Autumn/Winter days!

I love Supermarket fashion, I’m not going to lie. I love how affordable it is, how accessible it is and y’know what, they have really nice fashionable pieces! Tesco’s F&F is my favourite, closely followed by Tu by Sainsburys but to be honest, I’ll buy from any supermarket as long as I like the item!

Cotton Sustainability

This t-shirt that Tesco have sent me is made from 100% sustainable cotton, which if you’ve recently watched the Stacey Dooley documentary on BBC1, is such an important thing.
In the documentary we discovered that 15,000 litres of water is needed to grow the cotton needed to make ONE pair of jeans! That’s a HELL of a lot of water just for one pair of jeans, just think of how many litres were needed to make all the cotton garments in your wardrobe… Scary eh?

We saw Stacey drive across a desert in her documentary but it wasn’t a desert at all. It used to be the Amal Sea in Khazakstan which is now 3/4 dried up! It was shocking to see that local cotton producers had done this over a course of 50 years by tapping into the sea to keep their cotton fields supplied with water.

Tesco have fantastically recently pledged to using 100% sustainable cotton in ALL their clothing that they sell. Another reason to love my favourite store!
You can read about this on their own blog here.

How to wear the Tee…

Here’s a few outfits I put together using my black top

Denim shirt – Wish | Ripped jeans – Tesco F&F

Dress – New Look (SO long ago)

Skirt – New Look (3 years ago)

God I need to buy some new clothes it seems, haha! But you get the gist of what kind of outfits you could wear the top with so all’s good!

I definitely think I’ll be wearing this top loads over the autumn/winter, it’s just so versatile!

If you would like one yourself you can find them in Tesco’s stores, click HERE to find your nearest one!

 

Anyone else love supermarket fashion like me?

 

Liv x

A Winter’s Day Explore

After spending the past few days mostly indoors and doing boring chores, I decided it was time to get out and get some fresh air into my lungs.
Lately I’ve been trying to explore local places around me that I’ve never taken any notice to or just never bothered to go and see. Be a sort of tourist in my own city kinda thing.

 

St Michael and All Angels

This beautiful, timber framed church is located in Great Altcar, a village in West Lancashire.
I pass this church quite often when on my way into Liverpool for hospital appointments and always admire the beautiful grounds it’s situated in.
There has been a church on this site since 1429 but sadly there are no remains of the small brick building there once was.
The building that stands here now was first built in 1878 and only houses one stained glass window.
It is such a beautifully simple church compared to the grandiose churches of Liverpool and most towns and cities.

 

churchchurch 1800s window

 

How gorgeous does that church entrance look? I could just see myself in the doorway in my wedding dress… Oh I can dream, right?

Livvy x

 

 

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