...Me+Em. So the other day I did my favourite picks from the new season at Uniqlo and I thought it might be an idea to, every now and again, focus on a certain retailer and pick my favourite pieces from their New In. Ok so essentially this is an excuse for me to legitimately virtual shop for an hour or so - which is pretty much one of my favourite past times so it's hardly what we'd called at taxing blog to write.
If you're like me and sign up to every retailer known, your email box will be ping ping pinging with new season tempation. And it's sometimes hard to see the wood for the trees. It also would take way too long to trawl through all of them in detail so I have made myself the sacrificial fashion lamb and will do it for you. I'm all heart like that...
Especially interesting though when the email contains a discount and with 10% off at Me+Em being the first voucher of the season, that seems like an excellent place to start. Code is SAVE10 and is live until midnight on Monday 8th August.
I also happened to have gone into their London store a couple of weeks ago and was able to try on some of their A/W collection which is now in stock. So I even have pics to show you!
Starting therefore with probably my favourite piece from their new season - the leather wide leg cropped trousers. These are on pre order for delivery in a week or so but I can't see any reason (I've checked the small print) why you couldn't use the 10% off buying them now.
Leather Wide Leg Pant £399
Sporty Sleeve Crepe Top £139
To be fair, I probably needed a bigger size. This was the 10... I could easily have done with the 12.
However I did strike gold with the pleated collar layering shirts. I have never made a secret of how much of a fan I am of the Me+Em jersey layering staples and these are a step above.
I would definitely wear the black one as a top in its own right but it would look amazing under dungarees or shirt dresses. Not to mention just a plain jumper.
Pleated Collar Layering Shirt £99
This is a 10 on me. Perfect size - wouldn't want any bigger.
They also do it in an Ivory which is lovely but I think for wearing as a top as opposed to a layer, the black gets my vote.
If you're looking for a cream blouse, then look no further than the Lace Trim Silk Blouse £185.
Super versatile and it does say dry clean only but it's 100% silk so I would happily handwash this.
And this is the 10.
And the jeans - oh how I LOVE these jeans - in fact they're the ones I tried on above. These I've already got and already worn and will be definitely wearing into the Autumn as well. The perfect combination of a trouser and a jean - if that makes sense... Basically culottes. These come up large so take a size down. I'm usually a 27 (28 in Topshop) and I took a 26.
Tailored Wide Leg Jean in Mid Blue £119
I am though, really looking forward to trying these on (and yes of course I now have a hankering yet again for white boots). Apparently it says to size down again.
Weekend Jeans £118 in vintage blue
I also tried on the most gorgeous swing polo necks. I am a huge polo neck fan which I appreciate don't work for everyone but with these not being so close fitting to the body, they may work better than the usual roll neck.
Perfect Swing Polo Neck £99
Also available in a pebble (off white/beige shade) and a navy. It's the extra long sleeves which really makes this jumper special.
This is the navy and I tried on the 12 in both this and the pebble below.
And in the pebble.
And speaking of swing - oh the most amazing dress. With ankle boots. Victoriana style ankle boots. Oh hello.
Swing Lace Bib Dress in Ponte £135
And then a couple of things I didn't see but love love love.
This as an outfit..
The Milano Knit Wide Leg Pant in navy £119
Although I have to say I do prefer the pale grey...
And the matching top... would work just as well over jeans for a casual weekend look. Or team with other neutral trousers. Over joggers would be a hit in my book. I also love this shape over a pencil skirt. Really great for layering over a shirt as well.
The Milano Crop Knit £135.
And speaking of tops that work for a multitude of purposes, this I hadn't seen but am desperate to try. The perfect top for over skinny jeans and leather leggings. That you could wear on the school run, to work or out for dinner. And the best bit - well of course it goes in the machine. Perfection in a blouse. And did I mention the ruched cuffs? Black or navy, black or navy... ??
Pussybow Ruched Sleeve Shirt in French Navy £119
Or the black....
So lots and lots of new season loveliness to drool over. I'm looking forward to getting wear out of my jeans when I head to Ireland next week (maybe I ought to be ordering some of those swing jumpers too).
But yesterday and today we have had glorious weather.
Last night - headed out to a lovely BBQ with friends and a much later than anticipated finish.
Tee - Zoe Karssen
Sequin jacket - Zara
Phoebe jeans - MiH
Pompom sandals - Zara
Silver bag - Anya Hindmarch
So today it was a quiet day out for lunch and then swimming with the family (which is code for us watching the children swim....)
Print dress - & Other Stories
Hat - Zara Men
Whiskey Medium Marcie Satchel - Chloe
Tan gladiator sandals - Aldo
We've ordered a takeaway and are hunkering down on the sofa with the kids this evening watching the Olympics. And I need to start thinking about what I'm going to pack for holidays... I keep checking the weather to see how many short dresses and tees I need to pack. Suffice to say, the quota of jumpers I'm earmarking for taking, is growing by the minute.