I was absolutely ready to do a post about the & Other Stories sale yesterday because it’s one of my favourite stores and I buy regularly from there, but the sale hadn’t actually started so I couldn’t. Lo and behold, today the sale absolutely has begun so I’m doing a few picks that I like (or am ordering) but it’s very well worth a browse. & Other Stories is the more sophisticated sister of H&M and it’s exactly right for finding wearable trends that won’t break the bank. Originally, & Other Stories was destined to be a beauty brand only within the H&M stable but as the concept grew it was clear that there was so much more to the brand than beauty. Cos is also under the H&M umbrella, but is more stark and clean lined than Stories which is happy to throw a few floaty, flowery dresses our way. I never go in there without leaving with something, most recently some (black) summer trousers and a floaty shirt. If you’re in a browsing mood, head HERE, but otherwise, my recommends are below (oh, and it’s free shipping through June) :

Yellow Blouse

Just when you were convinced that you could never, ever, under any circumstances wear yellow…  team this floaty, pleat detail, lightweight blouse with denim or white jeans. It’s reduced from £59 to £33 HERE.

Embroidered T Shirt

I’ve seen this in stores – it’s really so pretty, covered in embroidered flowers and yet is somewhat anti-summer – perfect for anyone who isn’t embracing pastels any time soon. It’s was £35, it’s now £23 HERE.

Oversized Straight Sweater

When the British summer throws a curveball.. like today with zero sun and back in jumpers.. be ready with something warm and bright. This sweater has dropped shoulder seams so it looks slouchy and loose. It was £69, now £35 HERE.

Ruched Dress

This is such an any-time dress – office, wedding, party – you name it, it will do very nicely. It’s lightweight and floaty but nothing to stop you throwing a big cardi and ankle boots at it to make it as good in winter as it is in summer. It was £69, now £42 HERE.

Patent Shoes

See, you know that time about mid-spring where your boots look to wintery but it’s not quite warm enough to get your toes out? Also, see that same odd time about mid-September when it’s not quite autumn enough for a full shoe but those toes, now out, are a bit nippy? I think these are the answer. They’re reduced from £79 to £43 HERE.

 

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