Sunday 16 June 2013

Slip inside our winter skin.

One of my biggest moans about blogging is missing events. I know, it’s a bit of a ‘poor little rich girl’ complaint, isn’t it? So, to clarify – being invited to anything at all because of my blog is awesome and very complimentary, but living and working outside London means that I just can’t make it in for every event, especially press days. A Travelcard from St Albans is nearly £17 now, you know! Yeah... definitely NOT a poor little rich girl.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I was invited to several events in one day and I decided to attempt to cram three events into two hours to truly get the most out of my Travelcard. And I totally did it! Woohoo!

First up was the M&S press day, which... oh my gosh, I could go on about for pages and pages and pages. I’ve been to press days before where I walk in and am completely ignored in favour of more important people (and to be fair, I am not very important in the grand scheme of things). But the team at M&S treated me like a VIP, talking me through the new range and going into loads of detail. I was really impressed by that alone, but then the clothes themselves were to die for. Take a look!

I’m in love with that grey coat (which Amy totally predicted) and all the dreamy vintage inspired coats. I need like five thousand new coats, stat. Plus, look at all the sexy lingerie!

This is a great idea - it's designed for ladies who don't like having their arms out, but is structured so you can wear it under pretty much anything, adding minimal bulk. Genius.

I know, right? M&S have really stepped it up lately, and what’s more they’re placing a big focus on British-sourced materials and designers, which for a brand that really does embody Englishness, is very apt. And admirable! I'm smitten.

Next up (I am so glad I wore my pedometer!) was the QVC press day. Although I don't watch a lot of shopping TV (I really don't need another excuse to shop), I'm a big fan of a lot of their products and you can get some great deals on makeup and skincare like OPI and Liz Earle, to name a couple of my faves.

There were some really lovely pieces – I was mostly drawn to all the Lulu Guinness things although I was a bit besotted by the kitchen section. Plus, I got to finally meet the lovely Leanne – definitely a bonus!

Oh, also? There were snacks. MINI DONUTS.

Finally, with sore feet, I made it to the House of Fraser press day and blogger event. So many ‘Sarah’ dresses – isn’t this spotty one a dream? I adore the suit, too - I wish I had the hips to pull off these trousers! It'd look awesome with these red court shoes from Blink Shoes.

The accessories were to die for - I love a good handbag. Again, I was drawn to the Lulu Guinness range - can someone buy me that gold lip clutch please?

There were also some great details, such as leather collars and embellished cuffs.

After so many amazing press days, my wishlist for Autumn/Winter is five miles long. I know we're meant to be in summer mode, but now I'm craving Christmas parties and SPARKLE. 

Oh, and coats. Don't forget the coats.

Thanks for the invites, M&S, QVC & HoF!


  1. That long grey M&S coat will be mine, all mine!

  2. Ah M&S have some cracking coats for the autumn!

  3. Phhwooarr M&S are on POINT with those coats!
    Cheers for the linkage, sexpot :-D x

  4. the m&s coats look amazing - I reallylove the vintage inspired looks they've gone for.

  5. I WANT EVERYTHING, A/W stuff is so much mroe excitng than summer collections because you get fur, glitter, lace and my personal fave leopard print x

  6. So jealous of all you lovelies who went to M&S, the pictures of everything looked stunning. I'll definitely be hunting down my new coat and starting there!

  7. Oh my goodness, M&S have really got it right, I would quite happily wear ALL of these things!

    Maria xxx

  8. I can't believe the first dress is M&S its simply stunning! I might have to pop along to my local store now. xx

  9. M&S will be getting a lot of my money. That tartan coat is bloody lush!
    Good effort on the press days, I find one hard work at times. And agreed travel costs are whack (live near Bedford)

  10. I know exactly what you mean about missing events, I live at the other end of the country and it's really hard to get to London for events.
    I spotted a couple of things in the M&S part that my wardrobe needs, not wants...NEEDS!


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