My high street picks…

The children went back to school today (HURRAH!) so naturally I hit the shops once I had dropped them off. I thought I would share my picks from Topshop, Mango, M&S and Next with you.

Starting with Topshop. 


This is really pretty but it is well above the knee (and I am 5’4) so would be great for a summer holiday, or worn over jeans in the city. It has a belt, but I preferred it without. This is a size 8, I would advise sizing up one. I don’t think this is online yet.

I also really loved this pink top, but it’s very short in the body, so would need to be worn with high waisted trousers. Very designer looking and selling fast *they didn’t have my size.

Poplin top

Puff Sleeve Wrap Top – £34
Floral Choker Bouse – £34

This top is finally online. And for those who watch Loose Women, my lovely friend Christine Lampard is wearing it today!

Next, onto Mango.


This is a lovely dress for the summer. This was a size 8. Again, fairly short, so wear with jeans (as below) if you are not keen on your knees…

panel dress

Embroidered Panel Dress- £35.99


If you like prints, this is a really lovely dress for summer. But SIZE UP. I am usually an XS in Mango and I needed a medium.

Printed Bow Dress – £49.99


A lovely little jumpsuit, BUT, I would want to wear a little black vest underneath to avoid stomach peeping through.


Tropical Print Jumpsuit – £35.99

Onto M&S


I had spotted this on the gorgeous Kat (@doesmybumlook40) so I went to try it on. This was a size 10 and a snug fit. I felt the white slip underneath cheapened the dress, but thought it would look beautiful with a nude slip underneath instead. Or without a slip over a bikini on holiday. It’s called a ‘Midi’ Dress, but as you can see it is full length on me. Story of my life!

Floral Print Bardot Midi Dress – £49.50


If anyone is in need of a swimsuit – this is a really lovely shape and reminds me of an Eres swimsuit at a fraction of the cost.

Swimsculpt Bandeau Swimsuit – £35
Shopper – £29.50

Just one more thing I spotted this morning, this gorgeous duvet set which is incredibly soft and looks like something you’d find in a very expensive boutique selling beautiful Indian wares.


Elephant Print Bedset – currently 20% off 

Moving onto Next…

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Black Embroidered Dress – £50

Great quality, but I felt it was missing pockets!

I also have my eye on this, which is due to arrive early May.

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Embroidered Dress – £58

Happy Shopping!


Chloe x

*Please forgive the awful changing room lighting!*

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  1. Kate says:

    The marks and Spencer’s bag is online, I ordered it last week, but having arrived I found the handles to look and feel a bit cheap. This is a shame as the pattern and tassels are nice. Did you not find this?

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Chloe Samwell-Smith

Chloe Samwell-Smith

I am a fashion loving mum of three, blogging about my love for clothes, interiors, children's fashion, fitness, beauty and travel. I live in London with my husband, three children (Liv, Milla and Charlie) and our siamese cat called Sammy.


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