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Mango Time & WIWT

Okay ladies so the moment we've been patiently waiting for hasn't yet arrived - yup Mango have yet to have a weekend bonanza :-(  It's been so long that I'm wondering if it was a cunning ploy last season to get us falling head over heels in love with them!

If you're anything like me you'll have been patiently waiting for an email to ping into your inbox so you could go wild in the aisles.  Unbeknown to me they'd taken longer than normal to refund an order I placed just before Christmas so they recently kindly sent me an email apologising & offering 30% off my next order!  So not being one to look a gift horse in the mouth & seeing as Spring is now firmly here I thought it rude not to take a peek!

So today I thought I'd share with you my wish list from Mango's latest collection & include everything I think would make great wardrobe additions.  So grab yourself a mug of coffee/tea & maybe a sugary treat to keep your energy levels up as we're going in!!!

First off we're starting with dresses & what better wardrobe staple than this crepe striped dress - a great wardrobe classic that looks a great length & fit.  Perfect for teaming with a blazer or dressing down with a denim jacket let alone teaming with a spot of leopard print or a red cross body bag.

Mango Printed Crepe Dress

I also love this red embroidered dress, which would be perfect for hot summer days both here & when on holiday.  It's a similar style to a lovely cream one I bought last year & found incredibly useful so I've very tempted by this baby!!

Mango Embroidered Panel Dress

Another wardrobe staple is a denim dress & this one looks highly versatile with the roll up sleeves meaning it could be worn all year round.  Team with some nude/tan ankle boots & a fringe bag & you'd be good to go.

Mango Tencel Denim Dress

I don't know about you but I find maxi dresses really come into their own in the summer & I just love the colour & style of this floral one.  Simply layer with some bangles & a few delicate chains & team with a cross body bag for sunny hot days or wear under a denim jacket on days where temperatures are a little cooler.  I've so got to give this a go for our summer holidays!

Mango Floral Long Dress

Now I was tempted by a denim maxi dress last year but didn't take the plunge but the one below has seriously caught my eye.  Perfect for embracing the 70s trend when worn with wedges & how cool does it look with the biker?!

Mango Tencel Long Dress

Another great staple next which also embraces one of this season's main colours - khaki, is this military styled jacket.  A great casual number for teaming with boyfriend jeans, a simple tee & trainers - perfect for the school run or weekend entire me thinks.

Mango Military Style Jacket

Now Mango had a real moment with their quilted jackets last year & if I didn't already own several then I'd be clicking the button in an instant with this beauty.  I just love the colours not to mention the fact that it's reversible.

Mango Floral Reversible Jacket

And this next baby has got me seriously drooling......I just love it!

Mango Embroidered Beads Jacket

Or if your prefer something a little longer what about this coatigan - navy with metallic thread what's not to love & oh so very useful too!

Mango Metallic Striped Cardigan

Love the classic style of this next frayed jacket - luckily for hubby & our bank balance I already own a similar style from Massimo Dutti that I managed to snag in the sale a few years ago but seriously if you don't own anything like this then give it a go.  A great jacket for an evening out teamed with skinny jeans/wax effect trousers & heels but also perfect for dressing down in the day & bringing a pair of distressed boyfriends to life.

Mango Frayed Hem Jacket

Mango Frayed Hem Jacket

Onto tops next & starting with this stunning wide sleeved blouse.  Simple, elegant & stylish - perfect for dressing up or down, with jewellery or without.

Mango Wide Sleeves Blouse

I'm also loving this ethnic embroidered blouse - since unleashing my inner hippie last summer these tops really are incredibly useful.  Perfect for teaming with any style of jeans, denim skirts/shorts or even flares & with the 70s being big news at the moment there's going to be plenty of opportunity to go boho.

Mango Ethnic Embroidery Blouse

Or if you're after something a little plainer then I just love the detailing on this shirt.

Mango Ethnic Embroidery Shirt

If you're on the hunt for another striped top, then what about this one.  A great classic that's just that little bit different - in fact to be honest the whole outfit looks pretty darn fab to me & could so easily be finished off with a loose fit blazer.

Mango Printed Striped T-Shirt

Moving onto the bottom half now & these wide leg trousers look stunning don't they & a great item of clothing for summer.

Mango Textured Straight Cut Trousers

Or if you're in need of a new pair of boyfriend jeans then I love the look of the pair below - a great fit & colour with not too much distressing.

Boyfriend Lucky Jeans

Or for those of you on the hunt for a flared pair then these ones look pretty good.

Mango Flared Flare Jean

And of course we're never going to leave our skinnies behind are we & this next pair are in the most stunning shade of grey.

Mango Skinny Olivia Jeans

This black pleated skirt also looks lovely doesn't it, in fact I love the whole look & would just add a couple of delicate gold chains to finish it off.

Mango Pleated Skirt

And if you've been toying with the idea of a jumpsuit then I love the look of this strapless one below.  I've got a very similar one from Zara & love mine, perfect for taking on holiday for an evening not to mention worn for parties back at home.

Mango Long Strapless Jumpsuit

Having been delighted with both my trainers & ankle boots that I bought from Mango last season I'd highly recommend their footwear.  And top of my wish list are these ankle boots, which are also available in black.  Perfect for teaming with trousers not to mention dresses in the summer when the weather allows.

Mango Suede Ankle Boots

I'm also loving these babies too - a real statement boot that would be great as an alternative to leopard print but be warned there's limited sizes left!

Mango Snake Leather Ankle Boots

Or what about these lovely buckled boots?!

Mango Buckle Leather Ankle Boots

Now I've featured this next pair of trainers many times on my 'shop my style' features & if I didn't already own a white pair I'd be snapping these up in an instant - in fact I just wish they'd had these when I ordered mine as I really like the blue detailing, which breaks the whiteness up don't you?!

Mango Lace-Up Leather Sneakers

Having fallen in love with trainers you'll know that this next pair may have already been purchased.  Super comfy & having already been worn lots of times I can totally vouch for them, so much so I'm tempted to order the red version too :-0

Mango Panel Suede Sneakers

Moving onto accessories now & having found my ASOS pom pom bag from last summer so incredibly useful for holiday & nights out I'm on the look out for a playmate this year & Mango have some great contenders.  This first one has something I wish my ASOS one had & that's a strap as it makes it that bit more versatile & useful for daytime use too.  This would really transform a simple denim dress.

Mango Ethnic Bead Bag

But then I'm loving the tassel & pom poms on this clutch & being monochrome would mean it could easily be used all year round.

Mango Ethnic Tassel Clutch

Or how about this one?

Mango Tassel Ethnic Clutch

Now we all know I love a bit of leopard print & if anyone's on the look out for a leopard print clutch then this looks fab & not a bad price.

Mango Leather Clutch

More of a day bag next with this suede buckle bag - perfect for the 70s vibe & reminds me of my Clarks cross body bag I had last year which is so useful - more so than I ever thought it would be.

Mango Buckle Suede Bag

Moving onto jewellery now & I love these double pearl earrings, I just can't believe the price!

Mango Double Pearl Earrings

One of my favourite pieces of jewellery to wear especially in the summer are my leather cuffs as they go with most things & I find they add a bit of rock chick-ability to an outfit, I just love this double wrap one.

Mango Faux Leather Bracelet

Now if you haven't got a horn pendant necklace then I would definitely consider the one below as they really are incredibly useful for both layering on their own or with other necklaces, you'll wonder how on earth you even managed without one!!

Mango Horn Bead Necklace

Back to pom poms with this next necklace - a great ethnic vibe that would look fantastic teamed with flares or a boho dress.

Mango Waterfall Tassel Necklace

You could even get these bracelets to continue the theme or layer with others.

Mango Tassel Bracelet

Finally Mango also have some great scarves - after all, we can never have too many can we.  I just love the colours not to mention pom poms on this first one.

Mango Tassel Ethnic Scarf

Beautiful colours in this next one that just instantly bring summer holidays to mind - I can just picture blue skies & sea.

Mango Ethnic Print Scarf

And finishing with this very pretty embroidered scarf that would be perfect for wrapping round you on cooler days.

Mango Floral Embroidery Scarf

Finishing with my outfit for today - a day of errands, a trip for our son to the hairdressers & finishing with taxiing him to & from a party meaning hubby & I get a date night :-)

My Midlife Fashion, Biker Jacket, Leather Jacket, Boyfriend Jeans, Distressed Denim, Zara, Boden, Leopard Print, Animal Print, Slip Ons, Skater Shoes

Biker Jacket - Zara
T-Shirt - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Slip Ons - Boden

Biker Jacket, Leather Jacket, White t-shirt, Boyfriend Jeans, Skater shoes, slip ons, leopard print, animal print, boden, hush, mango, my midlife fashion

Biker Jacket - Mango £119.99
T-Shirt - Hush £27
Jeans - Hush £75

Phew so there you have my Mango wish list - as you can see they've got some stunning pieces in their SS15 collection, so much so that hubby is quite relieved the discount vouchers aren't pinging at the rate they were last season!!

So ladies do you see anything to tempt you?!  Me I've seen far too much & of course I 'had' to place an order as I'd hate for that 30% off discount to be wasted ;-)  Naturally I reassured the hubby it wouldn't *coughs* all be staying & I had added bits just out of curiosity to try but we all know that could be/was an entirely different story don't we!!  Any guesses on what was ordered & kept?!! 

Right I'm off to start my 'to do' list, have a fab day, enjoy the sunshine & if you do make a purchase let me know as I'd love to hear what you've picked.

See you tomorrow.

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  1. I have had the little black frayed edge jacket in my possession for the past week after seeing a couple of similar jackets on you Jane! I also bought the ethnic tassel clutch a while back to stash away for my holidays to perk up my mainly monochrome holiday outfits! Some fab picks Jane, with 30% off I could easily go wild in Mango at the mo, so happy spending to you! :0) xx

    1. Ooh fab choices Michelle, I can't wait to use my new clutch on our summer hols, although I've got a girls night out coming in a couple of weeks so I may have to take it on it's first outing then!
      Jane xx

  2. Oh fabulous picks Jane, I am jacket heaven. X

    1. Their jackets are stunning aren't they Annmarie & are seriously giving me twitching fingers!!
      Jane xx

  3. Most definitely that little red dress, the denim maxi and all the clutches, please and thank you. Alright, maybe not the beaded clutch since I just purchased a version from Zara yesterday but yes, everything else would be lovely.

    1. Lol Sheela you've picked some of the items I've ordered.....great minds :-) I just love the red dress & think it will be so perfect for our summer holidays.
      Jane xx

  4. I'm waiting for that 30% off moment too Jane.....You have picked so many gorgeous items I am spoilt for choice! I do love the way they do a dead ringer for Isabel Marant's top's, and that denim maxi is just a dream. So come on Mango, give us all a treat very soon! Helen xx

    1. There are far too many temptations Helen I could have included many more too! Have you received the email today about their up to 30% sale?! It would be rude not to take a look surely?! ;-)
      Jane xx

  5. Oh my, too much!! I adore the tencel maxi dress & the first stripe shift dress, all the bags, the fringed jacket.......I could go on!! ;)

    I never think of looking at Mango as I don't have one anywhere near me I have no idea what the sizing is like - I guess I should just order something & see! X

    1. Sarah sizing is about the same as Zara & the good news is that it's now free returns which makes shopping when you don't have a local store so much easier. You should definitely take a peek!
      Jane xx

  6. The temptation is almost unbearable! Great picks, and I loooove the jackets! Now I want that little navy fringed hem number instead of a regular navy blazer! And the striped dress, and the outfit with the striped top and.....should I go on? :) I got an e-mail yesterday informing me of the 30% discount online as well as in stores, so I guess there is going to be a little bit of shopping!

    1. Can't wait to hear how you got on Karianne they have far too many temptations right now don't they & a 30% discount makes them even more tempting too ;-0
      Jane xx

  7. Fab picks, Jane. I'm looking forward to seeing what you bought. I've fallen a bit out of love with Mango recently and I don't know why. Just not been tempted by any of their offerings. Hope you fb joyed your date night. Lynne xx

    1. Thanks Lynne we had a great night & I suppose the lack of 30% discount codes isn't helping you fall back in love either ;-)
      Jane xx

  8. Anyone got a 30% discount code to share? Got my eye onthe reversible jacket! Thanks

    1. Hi I don't think there's one available at the moment but if I see one I promise to share it.
      Jane xx

    2. Thank you!

  9. Lucky you! I've got fed up of waiting for a code and ordered a couple of bits that I just couldn't resist. The beaded boho jacket is on my wishlist, but I just can't justify it right now, or I'd be snapping that one up too! xx

    1. That jacket is a stunner isn't it Becky.....fingers crossed for a 30% discount soon!
      Jane xx

  10. Great round-up I think my mummy will be heading down to Mango! #MBPW


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