It’s no secret that I’m a pretty big fan of Marks and Sparks. From 9:15am pit-stops to pick up the best chicken, tomato and basil sandwich (pick it up tomorrow, I promise you won’t regret it), to their chocolate chunk shortbread (again, if you can, get this) and their perfectly tasteful (in more ways then one) fruit salads- they’re my go to for all good food things (and Joe, if you’re reading, I love Waitrose too, you know I do).
One part of the store I often cease to browse as much as the bakery, is the women’s clothing section. Not because I’m not aware of how much they’ve progressed in the last few years (and trust me, when I do I’m never disappointed)- it’s more that I simply forget. In short- I go to Topshop for clothes, and Marks for food and it’s really just a force of habit. I think the fact that their gorgeous pink/baby blue coat that I spotted online has long sold out (read: it sold out in about a day) and since then I’ve acquired quite the wish list, from their gorgeous check coats to a couple of jumpers I’m sure I’ll freeze without. So, when the brand got in touch asking me to check out the new collection, and work a couple of pieces into my wardrobe, it was the most anti-challenge challenge (i.e super easy as everything was pretty gorgeous). With work-to-gig dresses (I wore this dress to see Haim, and felt like I could have almost been a sister, almost) and fedoras and buckle boots galore- I’m certainly going to think twice upon my next sandwich stop.