8 July 2016

my m and s sale bargains!

It's been awhile since I've bought any clothing in M&S. I swerved the Alexa Chung range as nothing really tickled my fancy. If I look in any of their sections Limited Edition is the one I am most likely to purchase from. Having worked in M&S years ago I do tend to shy away from buying anything there, when you've once enjoyed staff discounts it's hard to pay full price for anything, though these days they are getting better and better with the 20% days. Anyway when I popped in their Bath store yesterday I thought I'd just seek out the Limited Edition ruffled gingham check blouse I blogged about last time. I started flicking through the rails there were some great bargains to be had! I ended up with this shirt and a denim skirt....and it hasn't stopped there.

M&S Collection a-line denim skirt

I tried on the size 10 shirt in this picture but I sized down and went for the size 8 as I wanted it to be fitted. The denim skirt is gorgeous, such a lovely flattering shape. It's got a bit of give in it and it's a great length too. I bought the size 10, sizing is spot on I would say. I love it so much that I'm trying to track it down in the paler colour......and that's the ace thing about the M&S website, if it's sold out online (yup, that biggest horror story ever!!) you can check to see if it's available in a store near you!

I used the online store checker this morning to pick up another little steal that my lovely Insta friend @nataliejayne_semmens was sporting yesterday. I also purchased this one in a size 8.

Sign of a good purchase.....I am wearing this this evening. The DH and I are off on a little overnight jolly to Brighton, we are taking advantage whilst our DD is at Brownie camp.

DKNY leather jacket, past season similar here
M&S Limited Edition ditsy ruffle blouse, here
Topshop Jamie jeans, here
Office Dapper loafers, here
Chanel bag, ancient

Whilst I was perusing the rails in my local retail park store I also came across another fab shirt. Perfect if a larger floral pattern is more to your liking and you prefer a proper collar.

Another thing I'm kicking myself for not trying is these shorts.....I'm putting that down to the amount of times I may or may not get the wear out of them. I bet I will be chiding myself that I didn't pick up a pair once the promised heatwave is in full force. A right old bargain as they are only £9.50! 

As the reductions are so good I thought I'd have a quick look at what you can pick up online. I've found a couple of things with a good range of sizes left. How gorgeous is this slip dress for £18! A great little number to take you from day through to evening with a quick change of accessories! I definitely intend to check this one out!

Smitten by this gorgeous gingham cami as well....another item that also needs investigating!

Right....time to conclude my internet browsing before I do any more damage! Are you tempted by any of the M&S sale offerings? Have you picked up any bargains instore that I have missed....please do share!

The usual outfit round-up from these past couple of days

H&M top, ancient similar here
Gap real straight jeans, customised by myself similar kick crop jeans here
Topshop sandals, sold out online, similar here
Mulberry Araline bag, ancient

Warehouse denim dress, past season similar here
Office Dapper loafers, here
Mango bag, ancient similar here

Topshop trench, past season similar here
Pull & Bear dress, past season similar here
Office Dapper loafers, here
Louis Vuitton Speedy bag, ancient

Right! Must dash as I have a train to catch!

Be back soon.



  1. I actually tried that gingham blouse on a little while back but just because I'm so rubbish at wearing things up to the neck, I had to put it back but it's a pretty little number. And I love how all your bags are ancient. I think a lot of mine are too.

    1. I've avoided ruffles and bows for exactly the same reasons Sue, but this little blouse has really won me over! I'm just running out of options for things to wear in this iffy weather!
      Oh goodness...the bags are all ancient aren't they....a sign of the times as most of mine were purchased when my disposable income was all my own! xx

  2. Love your styling. Great pics.

    1. Mwah! Thank you very much Marianne for the lovely comment! xx

  3. I use m&s website all the time, with free click and collect to our local store. But I've never spotted the check stock button! That's fab! Thanks Michelle.

    1. Claire, I've been on the old M&S store checker this very morning....now I'm shooting off into town to pick up the black slip dress! ;0) You are so welcome! xx

  4. I love M&S and I love it even more when the sale is on - they do great bargains. Your black and white shirt looks great - I saw it when I was having a recent spree but couldn't be faffed to try it on, kicking myself now. I brought a load of stuff; dungarees, midi denim skirt, off the shoulder top and the Alexa Chung pussy bow blouse which I'm undecided about, husband despises

    1. I can't believe I've been overlooking M&S....their sale is amazing! There are so many lovely pieces that have escaped my attention just because I've written them off! I can't remember the last time I bought something there but they are well and truly back on my radar! I adore the gingham blouse....I felt so good in it, you *need* to try it! xx