Monday, 25 September 2017

FM40 STYLE | M&S CASHMERE



C A S H M E R E 

There’s only one way to celebrate the arrival of autumn in my book and that’s with copious amounts of cashmere

As soon as the summer evenings draw in, my thoughts already begin to turn to sweater weather and more specifically, cashmere sweaters. There’s nothing quite like pulling on a soft cosy jumper when the temperature starts to drop and when Marks & Spencer recently asked if I would like to pick something from their A/W collection .... cashmere it was. 

Yes, the pretty dotted tulle dress, the fashion editors favourite the star and moon dress and the cute velvet Mary Janes did totally appeal, but I put my sensible head on and decided to pick something I would wear endlessly..... and that is cashmere sweaters.

The high street now offer good quality cashmere and Marks & Spencer has to be one of the leaders in this field, seductively soft and affordable at £75

My first pick was this grey V-neck, a grey V-neck is such versatile piece of knitwear to own. Flattering to most skin tones, expensive looking, wear it on its own or layered over shirt or a pretty lace camisole. 

M Y  S T Y L E  E D I T 

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My top tip with high street cashmere is too size up and I sized up to a 14 in this jumper, perfect for a slightly more relaxed look. 

My second pick was a red crew neck cashmere jumper. The colour red is a huge trend this A/W and a red jumper was top on my wish list. Red is the perfect colour to add to a monochrome wardrobe. I decided to choose a crew neck in the red colour way as my plan is to wear it layered under little jackets or just on its on own as a show stopper. 

R E D  I S  T H E  C O L O U R 


Sometimes when you require something special to wear in autumn/winter it is so chic to wear a cashmere jumper and a statement skirt, rather than a full on evening dress. Being a plain Jane my statement skirt would be something like my ancient lace pencil, this jumper would look fabulous for Christmas drinks with the very Givenchy like peplum skirt from M&S (available here) ..... 👌Also, if you are not a fan of cashmere or wanted a red jumper under £40 then this one is fabulous!


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Find a formula that works and stick with it is my motto and luxurious cashmere is one of those formulas for me!

Annmarie 
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This post was brought to you in collaboration with Marks & Spencer 


Friday, 22 September 2017

FM40 STYLE | CREDIT V's DEBIT


Pretty blouse in a gorgeous colour from one of my favourite designers ..... 

Same colour, with a similar vibe, but only £35 


A short and sweet post ..... because it just had to be shared. 

Have a lovely weekend

Annmarie 
xx



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Thursday, 21 September 2017

FM40 STYLE | YOUR AUTUMN/WINTER CAPSULE WARDROBE - PART 5


C O A T S 

I love a good coat, come winter they can hide a multitude of sins ..... especially a good wool coat. Which, for the purpose of this post we will just discuss and we will leave the warm practical parka, versatile leather jacket and mum raincoat for another day .... I promise. 

My favourite coat colours are you guessed it grey, navy and classic camel. 

I love the Isabel Marant grey tweed coats which she seems to recreate each year and of course she is the best at them. Don't despair if Izzy isn't in your budget because as tweed is a huge trend this season there are many great ones on the high street, including this one with burgundy tie cuffs from River Island and Mango always does a great Isabel Marant (ish) coat, as do &Other Stories .

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N A V Y   P E A   C O A T S


Simply a coat that never dates, perfect layered over navy knits, bretons with jeans and ankle boots or with cropped jeans and heels. That Acne Studio one is just truly fabulous! 

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S I M P L Y  N A V Y 


On the subject of navy coats, I find them far more flattering than black coats and they often look far more expensive than black coats, especially if you are looking on the high street. The type of navy coats I favour have large lapels, a slightly boxy oversized shape, knee length or just below and has a tie belt, which is always helpful if you want a more fitted look. Again, my advice would be to buy the best you can afford and it will repay you back ..... I did that 7 years ago and mine is still going strong. In fact, the one from Jigsaw is very similar to my faithful Nicole Farhi navy coat. 


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G R E Y  A N D  M O R E  G R E Y 

Earlier we discussed my love of the grey tweed coat, but you cannot beat just a plain grey coat. Grey is flattering to most skin tones, it looks expensive and fresh .... oh and I nearly forgot, grey goes with everything!


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The Joseph wrap coat is a true classic, love it! I do really love The White Company one too .... 

T H E  C L A S S I C  C A M E L 


Never dates and always looks expensive, classy and sophisticated. If you got the money, invest in a classic Marmara the Ferrari of camel coats, for a cheaper option the Marmara Weekend one is beautiful and slightly a more modern shape ....you find that one available here and here

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As I have mentioned before buy the best you can afford and it will repay you back. 

Annmarie 
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