Recently, Nikki and I were gifted with R500 shopping vouchers from JAM clothing! We were so excited and wondered how much one could get for 500 bucks, nowadays. We were SUPER surprised when we stepped into the JAM clothing store – tees start from R35, leggings from R65, denims from R165, swimming cozies from R75, dresses from R80 (wow!). It’s budget babe heaven! We could get our fill of retail therapy and still have cash to spare! They really live up to their motto of “the real deal”, and there are deals aplenty. You’ll find branded items at a fraction of what they’d cost elsewhere and when it comes to basics, this should be your first budget stop.
We’re actually giving you the chance to win your very own shopping spree, so keep reading!
I am one of those people who can’t shut up and let people know just how little I paid for an item I love, so I’m sharing the good news. Here’s what I got for R500.
OLIVE CROP TOP AND SHIMMER SKIRT
If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you’ll know that I have avoided cropped tops much like you avoid those guys who ask you to join a gym in the mall. But at just R80, how could I resist? I am also CRUSHING HARD on this skirt, when it flutters in the wind you see all of these beautiful reflections and layers. It’s simply stunning! It retails for R80, so the price is a stunner, too. I’ve paired it with strappy sandals with a bit of a heel, so this look is perfect for the office or year-end party.
THE PLAYFUL PLEATED SKIRT
At this time of the year when family life, work life, side hustles have left me emotionally drained, yellow just lifts my mood. And I don’t need to explain how in love I am with skirts!! I think I may have a problem. But it was all worth it when a colleague commented on this yellow beaut: “Kim, you skirt game is on point!” Happiness all ‘round. I love how lightweight and playful this skirt is – I can do a vintage or modern look, seamlessly by simply switching from sandals to sneakers. And it was a steal at R139.99! It has this beautiful turquoise and black leaf-print so I can pair it with a few tee options.
NEON SWIMSUIT AND KAFTAN
As much as I talk about body positivity and self-love, it was incredibly hard to lay myself bare (excuse the pun!) and grab a swimsuit. I haven’t shimmied into one since I was 15. But we recently put in a new pool and have been planning our December beach getaways so a super cute swimsuit for lazy beach days was essential. I decided that if I was going to do this that I would go all in and go bright and bold, and I found this gorgeous neon cozzie for R75! Seriously, I haven’t spotted any swimsuits for under R300, let alone under R100 in years. I love how it tucks in the tummy area and the built-in pads and bra give the gurls a bit of added support. I’ve also wanted a beautiful kaftan for years that I could pair with both a bathing costume or with an everyday ensemble and this one is simply sensational at R55! Seriously how cute are these cozzie options from R75?!
Metallic skirt: R80
Yellow pleated skirt: R139.99
Olive crop top: R80
Swimming cozzie: R75
I still have R65 to spare to get my hands on these gold strappy sandals. How adorable are these?
WHAT’S THE SHOPPING VERDICT? GIVE US THE DEETS
Overall, the shopping experience was really pleasant. The shoppers’ assistants were super helpful and friendly, there was enough choice but not too much where you find yourself overwhelmed. I would describe it as an ice-cream buffet – there will be delicious flavours you can’t wait to tuck into, and one or two risky options like kale and kiwi that might not be your liking. But the flavours change every day so one thing’s for sure, you’ll definitely find a few DELICIOUS options that tickle your fancy. As JAM says, “Every time you visit JAM, you’ll be amazed at what you’ll find”.
I was also blown away by the kiddies selection too – character tees, summer basics, flip flops, baby grows from R20, and summer gear, galore.
WIN! WIN! WIN!
We’re giving away your very own JAM shopping spree to the value of R500! So enter here by answering 3 simple questions and tagging a friend. Good luck!
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