As a plus size girl in my not-so-early twenties, I’d never really considered Marks & Spencer to be a shop for me. It was the reserve of my Grandmas (although both are pretty damn stylish) and the place I was taken for frumpy, ugly bras; please note, their bras are by no means ugly now – but when I was 14 and being crammed into a lacy, frilly soft cup cause they were all that came in my size, they were definitely conceived of as being ugly!
Last year, I stumbled into M&S whilst looking for pants and fell in love with their autumn/winter collection, this years spring/summer collection is no different. I’ve already shared my lust-haves from it (read all about them here) and you may, if a regular reader, recognise this beautiful skirt!
Sadly, this Diamond Print A-Line Skirt is now sadly sold out. However, I wanted to share it to highlight just how great Marks & Spencer is right now – I mean, seriously, that print! The tie belt! The high waist & midi length! The bold geometric fan print that is a little bit reminiscent of 1920’s art deco.
If you’re in love with the print, then it something that M&S have laced throughout many of their season’s designs. This print is available as a shell top and an orange hued shirt dress. This jacket, also featured on my wish list, swaps fan print for concentric squares – although sadly the fit was off when I tried it on!
I’ve style this skirt in a style that I have realised has become one of my go-to looks: a bold statement print paired with minimal basics – a skinny ribbed polo neck in black and a pair of ankle boots (I do love my ankle boots). My burgundy bucket bag (I call it that cause I can fill it with all sorts of junk) goes almost everywhere with me – although a bad back means I’ve recently invested in a back pack.
I realise that it can be frustrating when bloggers share unavailable items – but we are human and do have minimal bank balances and limited time.
Now, just enjoy the pictures!