Given my trip back to Blighty is now just over a month away I thought I’d have a quick peak at the Marks & Spencer’s website. M&S and Boots are the two stores that I miss most over here in the States – they are so quintessentially British. No matter that M&S takes an occasional bashing, I am still a die hard fan. I inherited a love for all things M&S from my Mum, and whether I’ve bought knickers and bras, oversize men’s cardigans or my first career suits, I have loved everything from M&S that I have ever owned. I remember walking into the Marble Arch store and being flabbergasted at the choices available versus our little store in Bury (which isn’t so little these days). M&S have dressed me for every occasion from my church confirmation to my interview for my first City job to friends’ weddings. I can’t wait to get back in there! MM still laughs at my story of a business trip to Paris when I was the junior member of the team and I had to collect lunch for everyone – M&S butties for goodness sakes – in Paris!!
In the 12 years I’ve lived here M&S has had it’s ups and downs and has diversified it’s offering significantly. The Limited collection is still pretty new to me but here are some items I have my beady eye on, again some are very ‘British’ and I like to wear things that you can’t necessarily buy here in Lenox Square Mall.
I love this crown print jersey tee – very patriotic and a great on trend color:
Anything with animals on always grabs my attention and this very English Bull Dog print tank will look great with a fun pair of shorts.
This bird print shell top is again very on trend and similar to a lot of prints I’ve seen on ASOS online. I have to get my hands on this:
Finally I adore this bird cage print tee and it’s in the sale at 12 GBP (no idea where my pound sign is on my keyboard)! I might have to get Mum to pop in this week and see if she can pick it up for me. My only quibble with it is that I wish the print ran along the back of the tee too.
Finally I’m lusting after this Per Una necklace:
It’s very similar in style to the chunky heart necklace I’ve just been looking at in this month’s issue of Lucky magazine on Gia Coppola:
Hmmm maybe I better start thinking about keeping some space free in my bags? The kids won’t need to take much with them will they?