Marks & Spencer Per Una Military Blazer/Marks & Spencer Per Una Mid Rise Skinny Jeans/Marks & Spencer Pure Cotton Striped Long Sleeve Sweatshirt/Marks & Spencer Wide Fit Leather Block Heel Sandals/M&S Collection Floral Stud Earrings (worn throughout)
Ah the global economy. I love the choice and connection it offers. It’s been really cool in the past few years to be able to access some great high street brands from overseas. I’ve featured a few pieces already on my blog and Instagram from UK brand Marks & Spencer. Marks & Spencer provide some very chic affordable pieces . In addition they often feature cool collaborations with the likes of Alexa Chung – so good.
Being a mama my main outfits are based around comfort dressing whilst still trying to look good. Denim is definitely a wardrobe staple for me and Marks & Spencer offer a huge selection at a really good price point. They cover an extensive range of styles to suit everyone, including a plus size and maternity range. If you’d like to dip into a trend – embroidered mom jeans or blush pink skinnies for example – they offer quality pieces with the advantage they aren’t going to cost you hundreds. In this post I chose to feature three denim styles I will have on high rotation – pale denim skinnies, mid wash boyfriends (with a slim leg so relaxed but not too baggy) and pale khaki cropped skinnies. I love pale khaki and whilst I’ve paired it with a white striped knit in this shot it also looks fabulous with blush pink. Marks & Spencer also have a lovely range of tops. With high street brands I tend to choose natural fabrics. Marks & Spencer have lots of pure cotton, wool blend and linen/ linen blend pieces to choose from.
In terms of sizing I am a standard Australian size 10 which is the same as UK 10. The jeans all fit me perfectly and all have that lovely soft denim feeling – so no digging in during the day. Marks & Spencer also offer different length options with their sizing – short, regular or long. I’m 166cm (5 ft 6 inch) and chose short for the skinnies as I’m into a cropped look at the moment. I chose regular for the boyfriend jeans.
Delivery was also super quick – and cheap. It’s $5 AUD for regular and $7.50 AUD for express plus free express delivery if you spend over $200. I chose express, ordered on a Wednesday night and it was delivered by that Sunday! If you need to return anything it’s also really easy, you have 35 days to return and a courier can collect. This is always a deciding factor for me as sometimes sizing can be different online to reality, or the item might not suit.
Finally what I particularly like about this brand, as I’m trying to think environmentally as much as I can, is that they are embracing a sustainable ethos. For example Marks & Spencer have committed to source 100 per cent of its cotton from sustainable sources by 2019. The more companies adopting this attitude the better for our planet and our children’s future. I’d far prefer to spend my money with a brand that is committed to change.
Until next time