You know you made a good purchase when you’re in danger of getting into a style rut because you’re wearing the same pieces on repeat. That’s the case with a couple of things I bought recently and here’s why.
There has been much written (and tweeted/instagrammed/snapchatted) about the new Alexa for M&S range and I for one couldn’t resist making a purchase. I’d earmarked the pink Harry blouse for some time as the piece I knew I’d love and needed to have. So much so, that on the morning the range hit stores, despite being stuck on a train London-bound I decided to bag one online in case they ran out in my size. This was perhaps overly-cautious on reflection (however it has now sold out online in pink, a few left in white) but I’m glad I did as this top has brought me nothing but joy. Yes, even with the fiddly buttons, which I have now mastered – I just see it as good training for my fine motor skills. I wore it here loose over my cropped jeans (bought on holiday last year) for a relaxed look but it looks nice worn tucked into high-wasted jeans and skirts too.
Would I like to snap up any other Alexa pieces? Yes, I quite like the Effie grey pleated skirt plus the olive trench and the blazer are amazing but I really don’t need any more coats. Which brings me onto this jacket from H&M, which I’ve mentioned before but as you can see I seem to be wearing to death at the moment. I love how it feels vaguely smart when I need it to be but works for weekends and school runs too. It’s warm but not overly wintry (despite the recent arctic blast). It’s pretty much sold out online but I like this alternative, which is slightly cheaper too. However it’s these pinstripe trousers from Uniqlo I really want to mention. They’re described as joggers online but don’t let that put you off. They are however very comfortable being loose fitting around the thighs and then tapering down to a peg-leg style with a gently elasticated hem (maybe that’s why they call them joggers?). Anyway I love them; very easy to dress up or down and a nice alternative to jeans. They also come in white and black stripe plus lots more fab trouser shapes and styles like this at Uniqlo. It’s a shop I really should check out more. In fact I wish there was a store nearer to me (I found these in the Regent Street London store while down on a work trip) but now I’ve got an idea of the sizing I imagine a few more online purchases might be in the offing! And finally these New Look patent loafers are so comfy I’m wearing them constantly too. They’re sadly sold out online in black but there are still plenty left in pink and cream if you fancy a summery feel.
Thanks to the lovely Alison for some of these snaps.
Bye for now,