I was lucky enough to attend the M&S Spring / Summer preview recently, and there were so many gorgeous things that caught my eye. Some of these gems are already available to buy, and a few are coming soon, so I thought I would share the bits that I picked out.
Starting with these amazing sandals, which I think will sell like hot cakes when they arrive. I am keeping my eyes peeled, and will let you know as soon as they’re available, but if you beat me to it, please let me know!
I loved this blouse. It looks a much brighter blue on the website, but my photo above is a more accurate reflection of the colour.
I loved the sleeve detail on this top. Classic with a nod to the embellished sleeve trend…
I didn’t get a snap of this dress, but I loved it. It’s the perfect summer throw on.
The vertical stripes on this dress are really flattering. I also love it’s simple design. The thicker shoulder strap means that you can wear a bra without peeping straps and it’s a great length for anyone that prefers to hide their knees.
The sleeve detail on this gorgeous gingham blouse make it rather special and it has a lovely frill at the bottom for those who prefer to keep the tummy area covered.
I loved this, but it doesn’t seem to be online yet. However the black one I loved is…It looks far more expensive than it’s £35 price tag and immediately makes me think of wafting around the pool on a hot summer holiday.
A beautiful statement top with a designer feel to it for under £40!
If you work in an office, this is a really lovely dress which I would pair with a block heel sandal in the summer.
If you live in trainers, but haven’t got the budget for the more expensive, designer brands, then these would be a fantastic buy. Such a great price for leather and you cannot go wrong with leopard print.
If you are from the Isabel Marant school of dressing, then these studded sandals on the right are such a bargain.
A little peruse of the M&S Home section had me lusting after these gorgeous pieces…
They also have some really gorgeous outdoor furniture, if you are in the mood for sprucing up the neglected, winter garden. *on my to do list*
These are a few of the bits that I have my eye on for the girls.
This bomber has a pink sequin flamingo on the back. Just gorgeous. My choices are of course influenced by my own girls, who are 9 and 11, so I haven’t included options for younger children. (I daren’t look at baby clothes, it’ll make me broody!) To see the full range of baby clothes click here.
Well, that concludes my little edit. It’s the start of the Easter holidays for us in the UK, so I am hopeful that the weekend will bring us some good weather. We are staying in London for the holiday, apart from a couple of nights in the country over the Easter weekend. As much as I love travelling, there’s a lot to be said for just hanging out at home in the holidays. There’s something very relaxing about switching off the alarm clock and waking up in your own bed every morning. Not having to pack loads of bags or spend hours in the car or at the airport means that you start to unwind the minute the children finish school.
My plan is to take life at a slightly slower pace over the next two weeks and to try and focus my attention fully on whatever it is that I am doing. Recently I have started to feel that everything I do only has half of me. Whether that’s blogging, being a mum, a wife, a friend or a daughter, everything and everyone seems to have snippets of my time. I know this is completely normal, and I am sure I am not alone in my thoughts, but when it plays on your mind and you start to feel disappointed in yourself, it’s time to focus, reassess and put the brakes on. I have also had a ‘below par’ few weeks health-wise, which is often the body’s way of saying ‘Whoa there, slow down!’ I have five blog posts that I started but never finished sitting in my drafts, a room with only half of the skirting boards painted, children that complain that I don’t listen to them or that I *still* haven’t ordered that pair of ballet tights they need, friends who are waiting for a phone call or a coffee and a to-do list that has become a bit of a joke. You know how they always tell you to unplug an electrical device for a few minutes to get it working again? I feel like that’s what I need to do. Unplug myself for a bit, and hopefully I will be firing on all cylinders when I plug myself back in again.
Well, my M&S edit seems to have turned into an emotional offload! Sorry about that. But perhaps if anyone reading has been feeling the same, it’ll be nice to know you’re not alone, and I feel so much better for getting it off my chest. So thank you for listening!