We’re not in Kansas anymore, darlings. Summer is finally over and the world has got its jumper on, well, perhaps not, but there’s certainly a wee nip in the air.
Right. I took the summer off this blog, and I’ll tell you why: I stayed in three different places, each with shockingly bad wifi. Like, 1994-style bad wifi. And although I was still able to earn a crust from writing, I could barely download anything never mind upload anything. I mean crikey, is this what people living in the countryside have to put up with? I’d riot. I digress. First blog of the autumn season is brought to you via the M&S MUST HAVES campaign. Hur-rah!
Hello, date night…
Well, what “must I have?” A pink jumper for a BEST-DRESSED DATE NIGHT, for starters. I’m wearing it as we speak, on a super hot date at an amazing new restaurant in New York. That last bit was a total lie; I’m wearing it whilst sat at the kitchen table with my five-year old, who says it’s ‘soft’ and ‘light pink’ and ‘her ‘favourite colour’. That’s a pretty good start…
When M&S asked me to choose my ‘must have piece’, I decided, rather than search online, I’d go old skool and go in-store to try things on instead. I KNOW! GET ME! Retro. And here’s the thing – I AM SO GLAD I DID, because this pink jumper in my opinion, looks way cooler worn two sizes up. Layer over a silky camisole – the one in the pic is also by M&S, but I couldn’t find the link – and pair with the new love of my life, the “responsibly sourced cotton” mid rise, skinny black jean that retails for a whopping £15. Now, I am a woman with an expensive denim addiction I know I need to get over, so could these jeans help me on my road to recovery? Hmmm.
Oh hello, biker boots of my dreams
Right, shoes. In-store I made a couple of discoveries. Numero uno: I may just have found your perfect biker boot. Oh YES. After I’d seconded a changing room, I spent an hour or so flitting around the shop floor, during which time, I accidentally ended up wearing the biker boots below for over an hour prior to purchase. Now, that’s what I call ‘road testing”. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve worn a pair of shoes or boots for a mere 5 seconds, only to discover they ache like hell. With a bit of a heel, these guys are mega comfy, plus, they fit a little wider on the ankle, meaning if you go up half a size you can wear them with thick socks and leggings / skinny jeans. YESSSS.
You slinky wee devil
And, hello you slinky wee sling-back. I made a beeline for the shoes below, and for what it’s worth, plan to wear them with mid-length dresses to fashion week. I LOVE them. Another great thing about venturing into store? The realisation you CAN wear a point-toe shoe, if only you go up a size.
Happy shopping. It’s so good to be back.
Sponsored post written for the Marks and Spencer MY MUST HAVES campaign.