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A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the launch of the new M&S CURVE range from Marks & Spencer. I was especially excited about the fact that my fave Danie had designed two dresses for the collection, and her dresses certainly didn’t disappoint.

Danie in one of the dresses she designed for the M&S Curve range

The range in general has a lot of great quality basics, excellent work wear pieces and I think there is something for everyone within the range. Great to see good quality pieces in sizes 18-30, AND they are also available in stores, which is a lovely addition to what is available for plus sizes on high street! My own personal favourites along with Danie’s dresses 1 and 2 are the sleeveless khaki trench, this lovely white shirt and the timeless trench.

The item I got straight away was the sleeveless dress designed by Danie, and I decided to team it with wine patent boots and satin trench, along with a wine lippy of course. I love how the dress combines two fabrics, and is more form-fitting on one side and floaty on the other. What do you think?

Dress / Mekko*: 26, M&S Curve | Trench / Takki*: 26, Elvi via navabi (similar) | Boots / Nilkkurit: Simply Be | Lipstick / Huulipuna*: Maybelline Color Show Lipstick in 310, Berry Much

Parisen viikkoa sitten sain kutsun uuden Marks & Spencerin M&S CURVE -malliston esikatseluun. Olin erityisen kiinnostunut näkemään lemppari-bloggaajani Danien (kuvassa postauksen alussa) mallistoon suunnittelemat kaksi mekkoa, ja en todellakaan ollut pettynyt mekkoihin.

Mallisto kokonaisuudessaan sisältää paljon huippulaadukkaita perusvaatteita, erityisesti toimistotyötä tekeville on loistavia työvaatteita tarjolla. Mielestäni mallistosta löytyi jotakin jokaiseen makuun. On hienoa nähdä laadukkaita vaatteita UK-kokoskaalassa 18-30 (EU 46-58), JA niitä on täällä Britanniassa tarjolla myös M&S tavarataloissa, kuten esim. Lontoon Oxford Streetillä. (M&S toimittaa netistä muuten Suomeenkin, postikulujen hinta on 7.50 puntaa – eli n. 8 euroa.) Omat lempparini olivat Danien mekot 1 ja 2hihaton khakinvihreä trenssi, tämä ihana valkoinen paita ja aina klassinen beige trenssi.

Vaate jonka valitsin itselleni heti, oli Danien suunnittelema hihaton musta mekko, ja asukuviin yhdistin sen viininpunaisiin nilkkureihin ja satiinitrenssiin, sekä tietysti lisäsin viininpunaisen huulipunan. Tykkään, että mekossa yhdistyy kaksi eri kangasta, ja että se on toiselta puolelta enemmän vartalonmyötäinen, ja toiselta tuollainen roikkuvampi. Mitä olette te mieltä?


* denotes a gifted item / * tuote blogin kautta saatu

** written in association with M&S but opinions are my own as always **

OOTD: Happy Valentine’s Day

Hello lovelies,

Last week I was contacted by Marks & Spencer, asking if I would be interested in a Valentine’s Day blogger challenge where I would choose an M&S dress for someone, and of course someone else would choose one for me. Obviously I jumped at the chance to do this, it sounded very exciting! And here is my post revealing the ‘results’  of the challenge :).

The blogger I was allocated to choose a dress for was the lovely Sera of The Agoraphobic Fashionista, and I was told that she had described her style as ‘a total mash up of gothic, vintage and luxe‘. First thing I got in my mind from that was lace, and I rounded up my dress search to lace ones. Thankfully I did a ‘lace dress’ search in Sera’s blog, since she had quite a few similar ones to the ones that I had chosen from M&S. The posts showed me that I was on a right track though, since she looked gorgeous in the dresses. Then I spotted this post and saw how beautiful she looked in a blush colour, with her enviable, gorgeous hair (yes I want long hair so badly, haha). So, in the end I decided to go with this pretty blush lace skater dress – I hope Sera loves it :)!

And my dress then? I know you want to see it :)! I don’t actually know who chose it for me yet, can’t wait to see her post! (EDIT: now I know it was Helen from The IT Guide – see her post here.) I only know that they said this about me and my style: ‘I was delighted to come across Hanna’s site as a result of this challenge. She has so many wonderful outfit posts which certainly helped to make my life easier when choosing this dress. Of all her outfits, my favourites were the ones featuring skater dresses with fuller skirts, so that’s the style of dress I went for. I have no doubt she’ll totally rock it and I can’t wait to see how she styles it!’

Thank you for the lovely words Helen :). And thank you for this cute navy skater dress. I styled it with a black ribbon as a belt, patent heels and added some edge to it with this spiked pearl necklace from ASOS.

M&S Valentine's
M&S Valentine's
M&S Valentine's
M&S Valentine's

Dress*: 24, M&S | Shoes: Evans (similar by Barratts, similar at Evans) | Tights*: 22-26, Lycra Xceptionelle at Yours Clothing | Glasses*: Four Eyes | Necklace: ASOS (pearl necklace at New Look, spike necklace at New Look, spike necklace at ASOS) | Lippy: Natural Collection Moisture Shine in Rose Bud – available in Boots (similar by MAC)

I really loved being a part of this challenge, thanks so much to M&S for asking me to do it! And Happy Valentine’s Day for all of you, and if you’re single like me – just get some cute chocolates for yourself and enjoy life :)!

* denotes a gifted item

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