So, last night I went out for a few drinkys for one of my friends birthday! And as we were arriving we were all saying things like "Ooh hi, you look lovely, like your top..." the usual girly chatter! And then conversation quickly turned into where our outfits were from. And you'll be surprised to hear that 2 of the main stores mentioned were Next and Marks and Spencer! Now, this group of girls may all be over the age of 25, but I'll have you know that they are all super stylish ladies!
We were all commenting on how trendy and affordable M&S has got recently (especially me, as I had luckily been to check out their Spring Collection Fashion Show!) But, it's so true. It seems like whilst some stores like Topshop / H&M and even Primark!! seem to be inching up their prices slowly, M&S are going the other way. I LOVE Topshop, but sometimes when the basic starting price for a sweater is £42, you know you're only going to be able to afford 1 or 2 things at a time. I have always associated Marks and Spencer with high quality, classic pieces. But now they seem to be responding to their audiences and introducing some more fashion led, affordable items.
Which brings me nicely to my top here!
This black and white top from Marks and Spencer is made from a lovely scuba material and was £29.50. Unfortunately, it looks like this has now sold out as Marks and Spencer currently have a sale on! (definitely time to browse for bargains) I also recently picked up an amazing floral bomber jacket which I'll have to style up soon!
Top: Marks and Spencer via Fashionchick*
High Rise Skinny Flares: Liquor and Poker at ASOS
Hat: Zara (Similar floppy hat from Catarzi at ASOS)
Frith Black Leather Bangle: Reiss via Fashionchick*
Moon and Star Earrings - Diva at Miss Selfridge*
Ring: Rings and Tings*
After swearing that I would NEVER buy a pair of flares again... I am pleasantly surprised to see these beauties on the Blog! *Never Say Never*
The bootcut is actually quite flattering (who knew) and I love that these jeans from Liquor and Poker seem to have given me a bit of a booty that Kim K could be proud of! ;-) Bonus.
Also, suede is gonna be HUGE this Summer! I've already seen some gorge pieces on Missguided that are really festival-worthy. My heels are actually from ASOS last year I think, but they fit this years 70s and Suede trend perfectly. YES!!
How cute are these Moon and Star earrings from Diva at Miss Selfridge? I'm actually wearing these like a standard earring here, but they're actually called Front and Back earrings, you can wear them with the star as a stud earring and the moon at the back - which gives quite a cool effect (I'll post a pic on my Rock On Holly Instagram so that you can see these better!)
FYI: there's 25% off all Diva jewellery at the moment!
Hope you like my slightly retro look! Would you wear flares?!
Have you shopped at Marks and Spencers recently?