I was working with a client last week on a shopping trip and as always, I get there a little earlier to have some time to browse around. In 3 hours, we did 3 shops. Yep, 3 shops only. I like to do them well! She did however spend her budget and came away very happy and eager to spend more. We spent time in House of Fraser, New Look and H&M. We fitted her in the most amazing pair of skinny jeans from New Look for £22.99. Well done New Look, great cut, finish and the right amount of stretch. They have a great selection so do take the time to have a look.
I then had to go back into town the next day to have a little trying on session for myself! The main items that caught my eye to try were in H&M. Sadly (but happily for my bank balance) they weren't right for me but might just be for you!
|£24.99 bought, returned! Wanted to replace a holed, much loved cream top I have. I wanted to feel as fabulous in it as my other top (not a H&M one) but it didn't hit the mark for me.|
|Loved this on the hanger, so wanted to love it on. Just not the right shape on me, but the print was great.|
|Had my eye on this denim number for a while. Great, on trend shape but the fabric was so fine that you could see the pockets through it as below. (yes, I was being lazy, jeans are still half on!)|
|Too many lumps & bumps going on, such a shame.|
|A great dress, just too long on me. Nice light fabric for the warmer weather.|
|I have a thing about quilted bomber style jackets at the moment. Had they had my size, it probably would have been purchased (and quite possibly returned!)|
|I bought this dress in cream whilst I was working in London last year and they have now brought it out £10 cheaper (£29.99) in floral and a thinner material. I liked the thick fabric before but with this print they've done a good job.|
|Bikini shopping is right up there with my hated bra shopping. However I fell in love with this print. It's still sat in the bag upstairs awaiting a decision though!|
|Ending H&M on their most positive of collections.......|
For more panelling Mint Velvet had this gorgeous top. Probably one of my favourite pieces of their current collection. The fabric felt weighty enough to show quality but still great for warmer weather.
How gorgeous is this jacket, also from Mint Velvet (seen in House of Fraser). Seriously in love with this. I can see it working so well with any wardrobe staples such as jeans, skirts, over dresses.
Over to what I wore that day. I am at my most comfiest in jeans so my black wet look Gap's were worn, teamed with some colourful cashmere from M&S and jewels from New Look. Boots by Sam Edelman.
Trusted Zara fur gilet thrown on for good measure!
Where have you been shopping on the High Street recently that's given you inspiration?