Affordable Cashmere, Floral Skirts and the BEST shoes...


Style Theory: I have a new obsession, it is M&S cashmere jumpers..I have three (black, red and navy breton) and they are currently on rotation in my wardrobe, in fact I am wearing my black jumper (with my pj bottoms!) as I type. For me Autumn is all about cosy knitwear mixed with bright stand-out skirts or dresses and some ridiculously frivolous (not too expensive) heels.

M&S have come up trumps with all the above, I love this cashmere round neck sweater, it is so soft, a great shape and sits beautifully on. I bought a size 10 and it fits perfectly, just as good with a statement skirt as with jeans and trainers..the most versatile and most worn item I have bought so far this season..
Skirt - M&S £55
Cashmere Jumper - M&S £75
Velvet puffer Jacket - M&S £75
Shoes - M&S £35
The skirt is beautiful on, a real eyecatching piece that feels amazing on. It is thick fabric so sits well and covers a multitude of sins - I am wearing a size 10, I would say it is true to size. I love pinks, purples and golds, they have a real autumnal/Christmassy feel and the skirt with the jumper paired with the plum heels, for me, is my perfect dressed down dressed up look. Just add a velvet puffer, to keep the cold off and I am in my happy style comfort zone...

Here are some other Marks and Spencer pieces I have my eye on..
M&S £45
M&S £45
I spotted this top online and was desperate to try it on. It looks great on, it is a cotton poplin fabric so quite stiff but it suits it. I love the sequin detail at the top and it has a bow detail at the back, it is true to size (this is a 10) It would look fab with ankle length jeans a high heeled, black ankle boots, this came home with me..
M&S £29.50

M&S £29.50
Its all about red this season and this top will add a pop of colour to your wardrobe. It is beautifully light on and comes up true to size..the arms are a little long so I had to pull them up slightly, apart from that it is a great addition to an autumn/winter wardrobe. Wear with a navy blazer, jeans and trainers for a cool look.
M&S £27.50

M&S £27.50
A great top to wear with black jeans and black heeled boots for an evening out. Really comfortable, it comes with a black vest top underneath and would look great with gold, statement earrings.
M&S £69
M&S £69
I do love a velvet jacket in the Autumn and winter, they are such useful jackets for wearing out to dinner or drinks, they dress up a simple t-shirt, jeans and trainers look and look great with silk camisole, boyfriend jeans and heels for a Christmas do. This M&S one is great, it is a good length (sits just below my hips) is a flattering cut and the collar sits perfectly. I am wearing a size 8 which is a good size for me if I am not wearing a jumper, if you are intending on wearing the jacket with anything chunky underneath take your normal size, if not size down.

M&S £35
The dream shoes, very 'Manolo' very much cheaper! These look fab on and for £35 you can have your own 'Carrie Bradshaw' moment...

So many beautiful pieces, it is always worth having a good old search through M&S, there is so much stock in there it is sometimes difficult to see the gems they have but they are there!. If you try nothing else check out their cashmere, it is well worth the money and makes the most luxurious gift. To see all the items above 'in action' check out my instastories on @thefashion_lift - it will give you a good idea of how they look 'in real life'..

Thanks so much for reading, until next time Fran xxx

This post was written in collaboration with M&S all selections, styling, words and opinions are my own.


  1. I ordered the red cashmere jumper on your recommendation a few weeks ago and I absolutely love it! Definitely will be buying the black too. I sized up to a 14 though (usually 10/12) as I’m not used to wearing things tight. Love ❤️ this ❤️ jumper!