Let me start by saying that I have no affiliation to Marks & Spencer, nor is this a sponsored post. However, being a creature of habit, I always park in the same place whenever I visit the Mothership (aka Dundrum Town Centre) and so I regularly run through M&S to gain access to the main shopping mall. Recently, I’ve been stopped in my tracks by quite a few numbers, so given that there is a 20% discount (code MAY15EM) across the store from today until May 25th, I thought I’d share some with you.
Peering outside at the threatening dark clouds, I feel perfectly justified in starting with boots. I mentioned these before on the blog as I bought a navy pair last March. The suede elasticated panel ankle boots with Insolia (which apparently is M&S code for especially comfortable in some magical way) Anyhow, they have proved to be such a wardrobe staple and such a comfortable little boot to wear, that I bought the grey ones last weekend. These will look equally good with either black, blue or white jeans and unless the weather improves dramatically, I reckon I’ll get a lot of wear out of these over the summer. Full foot coverage, and for the more vertically challenged amongst us, a nice little heel to avoid that really flat look. €82 before discount.
Now this Limited Edition peasant blouse genuinely did cause me to pause only yesterday. It’s really pretty in reality, with a lovely fabric that isn’t see through. Well, be still my beating heart! The joy of wearing a cream/white top that doesn’t require a vest top underneath. €44 before discount.
Whilst having a browse on the website this morning, I was also rather taken by this snakeskin print drape blouse – a shape that I tend to favour. This would be very cute with white jeans or palazzos, strappy heels and a clutch. €40 before discount.
With all things floral being the rage right now, it seemed only right to include this Ditsy floral shirt as well. Very cute and casual. €35 before discount.
I love this little zipped pockets bomber jacket and think it would look really good over a vest top or tee. A stylish way to cover up and I think it’s versatile enough to wear as either a top or a jacket. €70 before discount.
I even took a look at the range of dresses available. I frequently recommend maxi dresses as an option during summer months, but it’s often difficult to find one that doesn’t have a slit up to the thigh – which pretty much defeats the purpose! However, this scoop neck maxi dress seems to fit the bill and is an absolute steal. At €27 before discount, this would be great dressed up with heels and a blazer, bomber jacket or small cardigan for a night out, but would be just as perfect as a beach cover. Also available in black.
Thinking ahead to Autumn, I really love this Ditsy Spotted shift dress and reckon it would be perfect with some black opaques and shoe boots. And look! This fabric is made for people with a tendency to flake! However, don’t forget that dance tights in a nude shade can also give amazing coverage if you need a dress like this to work for you in the summer. €77 before discount.
And finally back to shoes! Always such a tricky one at this time of year, especially if psoriasis on feet is an issue. However, I’ve picked a few pairs that may work, and with a 20% discount right now, it might be worth giving them a try.
First up, the ever popular espadrille. Currently on sale so really a bargain price at the moment. €9.50 - €27 Also has the infamous Insolia - I'm all about the comfort!
With the love of all things ‘70s so rife right now, the mule sandal is having a return to its heyday. Navy is a notoriously difficult colour to find in shoes, so grab these will you can. Great coverage! Suede block heel mule sandal with Insolia. €70 before discount
And a real nod to the ‘70s with these crossover slingback platoform tan sandals (with Insolia!). The straps are pretty wide so I do think that these would cover a lot of the foot and although the heel is high, the platform at the front makes it so much more comfortable. €49 before discount.
And that’s my lot for today! Hopefully there’s something there to inspire you - are you impressed by how much colour I managed to include as opposed to my usual palette of neutrals? Enjoy the weekend, and to my UK and US readers, enjoy your Memorial Day/Bank Holiday Monday!