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WARDROBE PICK ME UPS

This month's M&S pieces are the perfect items to give your wardrobe an easy update. None are 'maternity' but can all accommodate a swelling belly (if you need them too). 

First up is this stripped top, I have seen many takes on the breton top but this one has some good ingredients. I love the longer length and the frill on the 3/4 length arms, perfect for wearing over skinny trousers or jeans.  

Cotton Rich Striped Ruffle Cuff Tunic £25 / Multi Colour Cup Drop Earrings £12.50

I love this pale pink cotton dress, it is simple and flattering - I love the gathering around the waist and wrists. I'd wear this to a wedding but i'd also dress it down for everyday.

Pure Cotton Ruched Waist Tunic Midi Dress  /£65 / Cross Body Bag £12.50

This is a top of two halves - simple from the front but super fun and bright from the back. This is a great top for anyone who likes to avoid anything to tight around their waist as it hangs and fits really nicely.

These lilac shoes have got to be some of the most comfortable shoes i've ever worn (and I have tried on a lot of shoes). They are so soft plus are available in 6 different colours - there is a chance I might get them all...

Pleat Back Short Sleeve Shell Top £45 / Leather High Cut Ballerina Pumps £35

This post was kindly sponsored by Marks & Spencers and is part of my monthly collaboration with them.

BRAND TAYLOR WREN

Taylor Wren focus on beautiful, well made, socially concious clothes for women who prefer to buy classic, long lasting pieces.

Taylor Wren is a new brand founded by a husband and wife team who create timeless clothes and acessories for modern women. Taylor Wren's premier collection is beautifully refined, perfectly curated and focuses on quality not quantity.

I love this Liberty print skirt and top - it fits so perfectly and can be worn together or separately, for example the top with jeans or the skirt with a t-shirt. Because this is a skirt and top it would be a perfect breastfeeding outfit too (you would wear a vest under the top, the top top would lift up and the vest would pull down). I plan to wear this to a friend of mine's wedding in a couple of weeks, but would also wear it to work or a party.

Taylor Wren is the type of brand that you would never regret buying from, the pieces are so well made, classic and versatile that they would last a lifetime and surpass trends. Plus because most of the pieces are limited editions you are unlikely to meet anyone else wearing the same thing.

Here is some more information about this modern, classic brand:

NAME OF BRAND/COMPANY: Taylor Wren

DATE IT WAS FOUNDED: March 2016

BY WHOM IT WAS FOUNDED: Fran Taylor Wren and Simon Wren- newly wed husband and wife duo!

WHY WAS IT CREATED: To provide beautiful, thoughtful, well made and socially conscious clothing for the modern woman. Something that could be worn and loved season after season.

We were growing increasingly disillusioned with the 'fast fashion' concept of buying and wearing clothes, not to mention the increasing environmental impact of this type of buying. For the woman who is not dictated to by trend and can afford to spend a little more, it makes sense to invest in key pieces to create an individual and lasting look.

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR BRAND: We are London brand with a passion for creating socially conscious clothing that not only looks great but feels great to wear season after season. Made for the modern woman, Taylor Wren provides the ultimate balance between perfectly polished and stylishly undone to create a capsule wardrobe that works anytime, anywhere.

WHAT WE SHOULD BUY FROM YOU: You should be buying everything from us of course- our debut collection is a capsule collection of 12 key distinctive and refined pieces that can be mixed and matched with each other but also with everything else in your wardrobe allowing you to both create and emphasis your own personal style.

In particular we think you should be buying the gorgeous Liberty printed pieces, inspired by the vibrant flora of an English meadow, resplendent in the spring sunshine, this bold painterly floral gives classic shapes a modern twist. Each piece made here in London and with only 30 of each available you're safe in the knowledge that you own a truly unique piece.

taylorwren.com / @taylorwrenltd

BLACK SEE THROUGH TOP

Black see through shirts and tops are really useful - which is I think why i have a few of them.  They are great worn smartly, to work or dressed down.  

I've been wearing this H&M a fair bit lately, basically because it goes with everything.  I usually wear a thick strapped black vest top under them, but white or brighter ones would also work.  

Here are a few others i've got my eye on:

Zara £29.99 / Topshop £38 / & Other Stories £25 / Zara £25.99

OFF THE SHOULDER

Off the shoulder tops and dresses are in at the moment.  You can wear the tops with pretty much anything, there are a lot of cool looser styles around as well as tighter ones that could work under dungarees.   To breast feed the neck can be easily pulled down (dress) or a top can be pulled up (worn with lycra boob tube underneath).  

I recently posted a photo of me wearing The Honey dress from the AG Jeans Alexa Chung collection.  Its a really cool dress, loose fitting and flattering.  I wore it with trainers but i expect i will wear it with sandals and wooden heels to.

Showing your shoulders off can be a nice and flattering way of exposing a bit of skin and feeling summery without feeling to naked/ exposed. 

ASOS £20 / Zara £25.99 / ASOS £30 / H&M £29.99 / Glamorous £22 / Glamorous £22