M&S Spring Summer 2014 collection

M&S SS14 pretty thingsWhilst Megan was here I had an invite to visit the M&S SS14 collection in London, I wanted to see Megan’s reaction to the new collections because being a generation apart it would prove valuable insight as to whether M&S are getting it right for families across the board.

I haven’t bought her clothes or boots that she hasn’t chosen for herself for years now. You’ll soon discover that as your darling tween hits Teendom your expert opinion on all things fashion that has been accepted 100% until Teendom arrived suddenly becomes more extinct than a dinosaur.

You will be the recipient of lines along the likes of…

‘You don’t expect me to actually wear that do you?’ accompanied with an incredulous face. (No darling I thought it would be an excellent rag to clean the floor with!)

‘Christ mum, you’re trying to make me look like you!’ accompanied by a smile but you hear the message attached. (Do I look that bad?)

or worse still… ‘Um yeah, thanks mum, that’s really nice.’ and the beautiful garment you lovingly chose is promptly forgotten and discarded. You realise your daughter was being nice and didn’t want to hurt your feelings. And it doesn’t fit you.

This is where vouchers and good old cash become your friend but much more to the point hers.

I am madly in love with M&S and give me an endless stream of money I could buy up a ton of their products; being invited along to their new collections is like being in an Aladdin’s cave – thank goodness you can’t buy as I’d be completely broke.

The new M&S women’s collection is based around the following themes

White Out – daughter shifting through the rails found quite a few pieces and even agreed on a couple of my chosen articles too.

 M&S SS14 white out

She also found some shoes she fell in love with.

M&S SS14 shoes

We wandered through the Pretty Things and the Worldwide sections agreeing and disagreeing on various articles. I loved a loud and gregarious bomber jacket – she didn’t. (See collage at the bottom of post)

pretty things M&S SS14

There was Paint Box which is an explosion of bright colours to look forward to

paint box M&S ss14

lots of leather included too

paint box M&S ss14

Then it was off to have a peek at the SS14 underwear and I could have bought it all

M&S underwear SS14

And this body included in the collage below? How gorgeous is it? Want, want, want!M&S SS14 collage

We took a quick look at the children’s wear, Gracey shows her favourite dress off the shelves 

M&S Kidswear SS14

And check out this really cool t shirt

M&S kidswear SS14

One last stop at the Home section which you are going to LOVE, here’s a couple of pieces that I already have my eye on

M&S SS14 home

So yes I can safely say we both loved the collections and although we may go for different pieces we’d both quite happily be let loose in M&S with a bottomless purse.

10 Comments

  1. November 26, 2013 / 4:33 PM

    So much lovely stuff there, I particularly like their home stuff too! Do miss having an M&S on my doorstep… Closest one is Prague! :D

    • November 29, 2013 / 7:18 PM

      What a brilliant excuse to go over to Prague! DArling I need to do some shopping – be a couple of days :)

  2. November 26, 2013 / 6:06 PM

    ooooh that looks great. I do love M and S.

    • November 29, 2013 / 7:18 PM

      Me too Emma, I can never resist a ‘quick look’ just to see what’s in store

  3. November 26, 2013 / 8:16 PM

    I bet your daughter actually thinks you’re quite the fashionista getting press show invites!

    Loving the look of the new homeware.

    • November 29, 2013 / 7:17 PM

      Ha ha! She knows me much better than that Liz – she won’t be fooled that mum’s a fashionista until I get a Stella McCartney press invite ;)

  4. November 26, 2013 / 9:38 PM

    M and S have come up with some really innovative clothes ideas recently and the underwear just goes from strength to strength, how pretty, love your choice! Love that I am writing my novel frame, need that in my life. Really special to have some mum daughter time too, the girls look happy.

    • November 29, 2013 / 7:16 PM

      I can’t wait until that ‘I am writing my novel print comes out. I’m buying it! It was so lovely having the girls here, I thoroughly enjoyed them all to myself <3

  5. November 29, 2013 / 4:37 AM

    I never think to look for clothing for myself in M&S (though actually – when was the last time I bought anything for myself???). I LOVE M&S baby clothes. But my absolute favourite part of M&S… the food department!!! :)

    • November 29, 2013 / 7:14 PM

      Ha ha! The food department is fabulous and the choice of clothes is overwhelming, there’s so much lovely stuff. I need a bigger wallet :)

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