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This post was written in collaboration with Marks & Spencer.

marks and Spencer pure linen waisted midi dress

Morning ladies for this month's post in collaboration with Marks & Spencer, I thought we'd take a look at their summer sale, which despite having been running for a couple weeks still contains some real gems.  If you have the time to scour favourite brands websites this is the time you can secure some real bargains & if you shop clever & strike lucky some investment pieces that you'll find yourself wearing year after year & in some cases all year through.

So without further ado let's take a peek at my top 10 picks that are still available in a whole host of sizes.

Starting with the above pretty white summer dress.  Now we all know that come summer time & summer holidays you can't beat white be it a pretty top, flowing skirt or floaty dress.  So this dress is perfect for packing to wear on holiday.  Personally I'd swap the self tie waist with this belt, pair with these wedge heel espadrillesthis Panama hat & finish the look with this jute tote.

marks and Spencer striped relaxed maxi dress

Likewise this stripe tiered maxi dress would make another summer wardrobe faithful.  Add a pop of colour with these sandals & this cross body bag & if cooler this denim jacket with these trainers.

marks and Spencer lace waisted midi dress

Another item to lookout for in the sales is a statement dress that can be dressed down for holidays but equally with a swap of accessories would be perfect for a special occasion & dare I say Christmas!  This lace dress fits the bill perfectly, style with a metallic sandal, such as these & this metallic cross body for a more casual feel or pair with a heel, such as these for a more dressy event.

marks and Spencer lace fit & flare midi dress

Lace Fit & Flare Midi Dress also available in navy

Now I'm not one to generally wear bright colours but I do have a bright red/orange dress similar in colour to the above lace dress that I wear every summer, that makes a great injection of colour & looks fab when paired with a tan.  For holidays I'd style this dress with this statement clutch & these embellished flat sandals.

marks and Spencer leather cross body bag

Of course the sales are also a great time for investing in some statement accessories & if you don't already own a red cross body bag then the above leather number really would earn it's keep within a matter of weeks & is an easy way to bring all your neutral outfits to life.

marks and Spencer regular fit long sleeve sweatshirt

Similarly a simple navy sweatshirt is one of those wardrobe staples & the above one would be perfect worn with these relaxed mid rise slim cropped jeans & these statement stripe flats & I would personally consider perhaps sizing up a size for a more laid back feel.

marks and Spencer animal print scarf

Another way of bring your wardrobe to neutrals to life is adding a statement scarf & the above animal print beauty would be a great accessory that could be worn all year round.  I'd style with a silk shirt like this onethis biker jacketthese slim fit ankle grazer trousers (that I have in off white & love ) & finish with these trainers.

marks and Spencer authentic stretch skinny leg jeans

Of course we all wear jeans all year round so if you're on the lookout for a faded black skinny pair then these look perfect.  Style with this statement broderie blouse & these buckle detail block heel ankle sandals for an easy, stylish summer outfit.

marks and Spencer beach sun hat

A holiday essential has to be a sun hat, & if you favour a wide brimmed style then the above sale piece would be ideal.

marks and Spencer suede belted a line mini skirt

Finally for the buy of the day, take a look at the above A-line suede skirt.  Perfect for summer wear with a simple sleeveless top like this one with these statement flat sandals.  Then come the cooler weather pair with this oversized cashmere knit & these leopard print ballet flats.

And talking of sales buys then on a similar thread to the above suede skirt today's outfit is all about a great sales find (that's still available but in limited sizes).  I just couldn't resist this skirt which is perfect for wearing with bare legs this time of year but equally can be teamed with opaques come the arrival of winter.  I'm wearing an 8 & would say this comes up true to size.

my midlife fashion, tibi v neck loose fit blouse, marks and Spencer leather textured mini skirt, Louis Vuitton bag, carvel Koncert sandals

my midlife fashion, tibi v neck loose fit blouse, marks and Spencer leather textured mini skirt, Louis Vuitton bag, carvel Koncert sandals

my midlife fashion, tibi v neck loose fit blouse, marks and Spencer leather textured mini skirt, Louis Vuitton bag, carvel Koncert sandals

Top - Tibi
Skirt - Marks & Spencer *
Bag - Louis Vuitton
Sandals - Carvela *

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Skirt - Marks & Spencer or longer version available here
Sandals - Carvela or more purse friendly option here

So ladies any great sales finds you want to share?  I've just picked out my top 10 from the Marks & Spencer sale but check out their full sale here, where you'll find some great buys for yourself & the whole family & dare I say it some great contenders for Christmas presents!

Have a great day ladies & as always I'll be back tomorrow morning.

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  1. Love your styling with this outfit Jane! Am looking forward to the cool weather version you mentioned as well!

    1. Thanks so much Deb, I'm looking forward to styling this skirt many ways :-)
      Jane xx

  2. Never would think of leather in summer, but you look so cute!


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