I am such a bad blogger – I told you about my M&S haul on Facebook & Twitter and then didn’t take the photos to show you what I got. And as I’m a very discipline ‘returner’ of products, the haul has reduced already as I’ve brought some of it back. Whoops!
But here goes on what I did keep…
Firstly, I stocked up on brilliant basic tops. Every woman should have a M&S’s heatgen top in their wardrobe. Endlessly wearable and very cosy…I’m currently wearing mine to bed! This black cowl-neck top has a cute lace insert over the shoulders at the back. Just makes it a little more interesting…
|Heatgen Cowl Neck Rear Lace Thermal Top – £10|
Click on the link above to see the lace detail – I can’t seem to download the picture of it. These tops come up quite snug as most thermal wear does so I bought a 12 but a 14 would have fitted me also. Definitely getting one more of these.
I bought loads of cotton vests in different colours. These are great for under cardigans and v-neck tops. It’s a good way of introducing another colour to an outfit and I’ll show you how I’ve done that with one of these tops tomorrow. Cheap as chips – 2 for £5!
|M&S Cotton Twin Pack Vests|
Next up, in my bid to buy for spring, I shunned two pairs of ankle boots in M&S and instead bought these Footglove patent pumps…
|Footglove Wide Fit Patent Pumps|
Can’t find these on sale online – just full price ones. The only difference between mine and the one on the link is the colour. It’s impossible to capture on camera but the pair I’ve bought are a murky grey/green. A very versatile neutral colour that will work all year round. Reduced from £29 to £19 and I promise not granny-looking in real life. Thanks to my lovely broad feet, I can only buy my pumps from the M&S or Clarks wide-fit range …admitting that is making me feel very old!
Next item is teetering on the edge of being returned. I was looking for a cardigan or wrap style layer that was a bit different shape-wise and wearable indoors and out. I spotted this two tone cocoon shaped…can’t find a word to describe it….here’s the M&S pic:
|Open Front Cocoon Reversible Wool Mix Wrap|
Now for some reason, this is only available to buy from M&S in Ireland – you’ll not find it on the M&S UK site but yay for my Irish fans! It’s grey on the inside and oat coloured on the outside. Reduced from £50 to £25. I’m mulling over – it does look lovely in the photo but in real life, it needs a bit of tugging and pulling to get it to sit right and I think that will annoy me! Leave it with me for now…
Finally, I have googled till it hurts and cannot find the other wrap I returned. It was blue/black/grey knitted patchwork style - like a wide scarf but could be worn like a shawl. It was expensive at £35 in the sale and not as nice on me when I got it home. I brought back a few other bits but I’m really struggling to find them online. You see, with the M&S sale, this is the time you need to be IN a store to pick up the bargains. Online has been fairly much cleared out. But I have trawled on your behalf and here is an edit of what I think is worth buying online (limited sizes but others may be available in-store)…
|Petite Pleather Trim Jacket
classic black jacket with a nod to the leather look trend
|Lambswool Tunic with zip detail
also available in cobalt blue – a great basic
|Love this rock chick leather (real!) front cardigan|
|The Owl Dress is reduced too!
(only tiny sizes online)
|Limited Printed Trousers
I almost bought these but put back at the last minute…
And it goes without saying, stock up on the undies while you’re in. I couldn’t find a matching set to fit the day I was there, despite having my 8 year old helping me. His loud gasps of amazement at the 40GG bras did shorten the time we spent in the lingerie section though! See you all tomorrow….