And I haven't been left disappointed!
Last week, I popped into M&S for a bag of carrots, yes carrots. I promised myself not to dilly-dally and go straight to the food hall. So a bag of carrots, 2 tubs of fruit, 4 ready meals (laziness personified) and 3 bottles of champagne (they were half price) later, I was faced with a dilemma. Do I go straight back to my car, do not pass go, do not collect £200 or do I take the long route around the shop? Turning right would have meant passing through the mens suits and kids section, turning left meant walking past shoes and underwear and lots and lots of other nice things. I turned left as I have the willpower of a gnat.
Probably not the brightest thing to do as I have been lusting after the black Autograph cage sandals for weeks. As you probably know from the previous post, they went into the trolly before you could say Jimmy Choo.
Autograph Leather Cage Sandal £55
Of course I couldn't resist looking at some of the other beauties in stock.
I adore these patterned sandals and now realise I need these as well! Well, not actually need but want very, very much. How fab would they look with distressed boyfriend jeans and a plain t-shirt. I really like the idea of keeping everything else simple and letting the feet do the talking.
Limited Edition High Block Heel Platform Shoe £35
Should I be stocking up on Autumn footwear now because the colour of these peep toes is utterly delicious. M&S call it grey. I'd say that's pretty spot on! Black 7/8th skinnies and a black silk shirt (yo me doing double black).
Limited Edition Peeptoe Buckle Shoe £35
Determined not to be swayed by anything else, I rejoined the main walkway with blinkers at the ready. But oh dear, look what caught my eye.
Indigo Embroidered Cover-Up Cardigan £55
I'm not normally an Indigo fan but I love this although I think £55 is a little on the steep side for what really is an accessory - I mean, it's not going to keep me warm is it! Hate the knee length jeans but the nude vest looks great. Here it is online....
Am I missing a new trend here? In my mind nothing goes together and I would not have looked twice at this online. It's great in real life though.
And of course the sleeveless jacket that M&S have done so well this season
M&S Collection Longline jacket £49.50
Which was teamed with the cuffed hem jogger. Genius! A pair of statement heels and you've got
easy wear sports luxe.
M&S Collection Cuffed Hem Jogger £29.50
Limited Collection Long Line Waistcoat £59
I didn't dare to wander into the Limited section, just viewed from the sidelines as I could have bought so much.
Limited Edition Floral Shell Top £35
Limited Edition Tribal Print Shell Top £25
Limited Edition Organza Geometric Shell Top £35
Limited Edition No-Peep Floral Cropped Blouse £35
Enough! I can't take anymore. I feel quite faint.
Well Marks & Spencer has come in for more than it's fair share of criticism over the last few years but looking at the last couple of seasons, I think it's back where it belongs. Bravo M&S. Long may your reign continue.
What's your view of this High Street institution. Do you love or hate?