What an amazing week it has been! Lots of shopping, lunches, and FAR too much prosecco! After recovering from jetlag and a trip to the soft play center with my nephews, my Mum, my sister and I headed to Manchester on Thursday. I love shopping in Manchester – it is great to be outside instead of a mall, and the sun shone for us all day. I am really impressed with how they have cleaned up the city center and even the Arndale is a pleasant experience these days. AllSaints was my first port of call and I cannot say enough great things about the staff there. They were brilliant and really helpful. I love the Emi Freesia top that continues to feed my black and navy obsession:
The Tiko t-shirt is a classic AllSaints draped cut – perfect for spring.
The Leyla t-shirt is beautiful – I have the dark grey with navy sleeves – really soft and drapey and it feels fabulous on.
We then headed to M&S, of course! I was not planning on buying anything…but then my sister spotted these lovelies. I love a biker boot and these are really ‘neat’ looking – the sole isn’t too heavy – plus 20% off – a bargain!
Then a lovely dress. Remember this VB dress? I loved it, most hated it.
The Limited range has this quilted dress, tailored for the high street. I tried a UK10 and a 14 in store – too small and too big, but the 12 is perfect – I will love it with some sun on my skin!
This photo is not the most flattering – it makes me look like I have no shape – but I assure you the drop waist is fab and it gives me shape around my backside from the back and sides. I’m really happy with it.
I came away from M&S really impressed – it’s a long time since so much has appealed to me.
Finally I stocked up on my Molton Brown body wash – this Bushukan scent is sold as a men’s fragrance here but it is wonderful and works for us ladies who prefer scents without too many floral notes. The scent lasts all day – I just love it.
Not a bad haul hey? The great news is after playing mule for some friends here I have plenty of space in my bags now I’ve handed their goods over!
The best bit of the whole day though was lunch in Harvey Nicks.
I’ll leave my weekend shenanigans to another blogpost – needless to say it was fun and prosecco fueled! Here’s an amazing photo that my very kind friend, Marlene from www.chocolatecookiesandcandies.com took – what a great souvenir to have!