AW16 at M&S

In the past week, under the guise of 'let's go get some school supplies', I've enjoyed checking out the new stock coming into the shops for autumn. The two shops I have spent the most time in are Dunnes Stores and M&S so they seem as good a place as any to start. First up, M&S....who are well overdue a good season.

Accessories first and these wraps have just arrived in two colour ways. This colour is very similar to a H&M blanket scarf that I have from a few seasons ago and it's a great way to introduce blush to your winter wardrobe. I love wearing these wraps like huge scarves rather than over the shoulders.
Open Front Triangle Wrap - £39.50  (a bit pricey for acrylic but it is big)
Some great jewellery in the Limited Edition range and the prices are amazing:
This top came home with me - though annoyingly, it went into the sale a week later so it's all sold out online now:
The jeans game is strong in the Limited range too - these black/grey skinnies are fab. Guess what? Not online. This is a frustrating theme that builds as this post goes on....
Took a shine to this cream sweatshirt. Not online.
But this jacket is! It's from the Indigo Collection and it looked great on the hanger:
It wasn't however great on me - perhaps would work better on a shorter body? I'd also say size down - this is the 10 with sleeves rolled up:
But this coat won my heart. I'm a huge fan of a cream coat but they're difficult to keep clean. This is a great option as the fleck will make it easier to hide any marks etc. It comes up huge though - I'm wearing the 10:
here's a close up:
Moving to Per Una...I know, I know...but bear with me! This bardot top is exactly the same as the River Island & Topshop one. I know this as I've tried them all. It's £5 less too #bonus:
but here's the surprise....can't find it online ::Head Desk::

But I've found both of these online and and believe it or not, they are Per Una too - just landed this week and I'm really quite impressed! I guess my head is in a work clothes space but I still think this first one would look great with jeans and black boots:
I'm feeling the pussy bow chambray shirt thing...but concerned about the ties. I bought a cream sleeveless one recently and couldn't work the tie at the neck.

The BOGOHP is still on on the basic tees on this link - get stocked up now!
Shoes-wise, these are a great nod to the Gucci ones all the super stylish bloggers have been sporting
and these boots are a fab dupe of the Topshop Master ones last year, which in turn were a nod to some Stella McCartney ones..
but guess what....they're not online!

So, despite the lack of online stock, I'm hopeful for a better AW16 at M&S. For the first time in a while, there are a few items I definitely want to buy and that's great for the brand after a few barren seasons where they've struggled to find their place in the market.

Finishing with outfits from the past couple of days...days where I've considered renaming the blog 'Black, White & Denim'
Asymmetric Knit - Zara (past season)
White Skinny Jeans - Pieszak via Sarah Jane Boutique, Magherafelt
Scarf (in hand) - New Look
Sandals - H&M

Denim Jacket - Vero Moda (via eBay)
Jeans - Gap Leggings via the Outlet
White Linen Top - Gap (via charity shop!)
Backpack - MiPac ℅ Menarys
Sandals - as before

Back soon with my Dunnes Stores edit!



  1. Love those boots from m&s. I think m&s is a bit hit and miss sometimes. I've just bought a khaki pleated skirt to find it was in the sale 2 days later and my size had sold out. I tend to order online and get delivered to the m&s food store which is handy.

    1. Well funny you should say Jan because I had taken a photo of that skirt as I LOVED it and when I went to post about it here, it was gone as it had been in the sale like the top. So so frustrating, hence I left it out of the blog post. Thanks for the tip re the online ordering. I keep forgetting I can get it to the nearest food store as I have one quite close to me at home and it saves driving to the shopping centre. Ax

  2. hi Avril please feel free to tell me not to be
    So nosy but I just wondered what the work is that you're talking about? Good luck with it I'm sure
    You'll do well whatever it is! All the best X

    1. Hi Pippa - you're not nosy at all...I shared it on my Facebook page but haven't blogged about it yet. I'm going to work with a local candle/home fragrance company called Bog Standard. I'll be part time doing some digital marketing and a bit of PR etc...perfect hours and a lovely company so I'm very excited! Thanks so much for your lovely comment x

  3. You sound like the perfect fit for them! All the best Avril px


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