Nothing makes me happier than getting easy access to an iconic brand online – and with super fast (inexpensive) delivery, now is the perfect time to introduce you to Marks and Spencer.
M&S was part of my daily work routine when I worked in London (Ok, their delicious food halls had something to do with that) but they were always my go-to place for basics. Known got higher quality, affordable fashion, M&S have been stepping it up in the fashion stakes lately, partnering with fashion icons like Alexa Chung and Twiggy to bring hugely wearable fashion pieces to their collection.
Knit Dress – in sizes 6-24 (I’m wearing the 16, in the Khaki). Also in Grey.
And now they are available in Australia, with a dedicated AU website – which means no guess-work about sizing or exchange rates – it’s all done for you. They have an express post option which will get you your goodies in 4-6 business days for just $5. Returns? Made easy with post courier options and Australia post options – very reasonably priced.
Ok, so it’s time to share a secret of mine – Marks and Spencer Tights. These aren’t any regular tights – these are high-tech tights. I couldn’t survive through a winter wedding without their HeatGen tights, I even wore them under my jeans when I was on holiday in Japan for the ski season (-15•C) for going out at night. They are seriously seriously warm – there’s a whole base-layer range using this technology and if you hate the cold like me – trust me, check it out! I was super excited to see some fashion tights in the HeatGen range. I love grey tights paired with over-the-knee boots. It draws attention to the sexy boot without having to show a fleck of skin – and the cable knit design on these tights add texture and interest.
I’m navy-obsessed at the moment – so when I saw a navy leather jacket – it was an instant add to the cart. I haven’t seen anything similar in Australia – which is why I love having access to the British High Street!
I fell in love with Alexa Chung when she used to cameo on Gok Wan’s shows years and years ago – and her edgy brand of ‘tomboy pretty’ is easily seen through her collection at M&S. I’ll be keeping an eye out for her next collection drop as there’s precious few items left online – but I did manage to snap up this awesome Navy cable knit Lillie jumper – she describes it herself as “potentially the most boring item anyone could design, and yet it’s my most important possession”, and that’s the power of a signature basic.
This review was coordinated by Shopping Links. I received a voucher from Marks and Spencer to try some of their latest collection (although it’s worth noting that I couldn’t help myself and spent way over the voucher). All opinions and selections are my own. I’m wearing the size 16 in all items.