Monday, 11 March 2013

The Best Buys From & Other Stories

I have a new love. A big new love.

And, although it's early days, I think it's safe to say that it's going to be a lifelong, all-consuming affair.

Of course, my new love also happens to be bankrupting me. But when things are this beautiful, I can handle that.

Ladies, fall with me, and prepare to oust Zara from your fashion hearts. I introduce the brand-new and utterly brilliant high street label, & Other Stories.

Brought to you by the same geniuses who gave you H+M and Cos, & Other Stories ignores fast fashion trends and focuses on four different styles (or 'stories'!). Whatever your style, there's a story to suit you, whether it be floaty and feminine, the ultimate in sports luxe, bold and graphic, or tough and androgynous.

I dare you to visit & Other Stories without buying something. On Thursday's exclusive pre-sale, I found myself browsing the website and adding pretty much everything to my basket - by the time I came to checkout, I had 33 pieces in my bag! Whoops.

It's utterly impossible to resist & Other Stories' beautiful pieces, and there is a fantastic range of beauty products to buy. The lingerie is also quite exquisite - and don't even get me started on the bags!

Here's our pick of the best buys from & Other Stories. Go on, treat yourselves...

Sam x

Chic Tops

Which style tribe to be? Do I love the marvellous monochrome, the graphic prints, or the sexy, tough leather and red look? Honestly, I want it all...

Pretty Dresses

Ahhh, I love a good dress! & Other Stories also happens to be stocked full of gorgeous dresses, with one for every possible occasion. I snapped up this apricot wrap dress (sold out in hours, so glad I did!) to rock at summer weddings, but I also adore the preppy shirt dress and the sexy, cut-out back black number.

Glamorous Skirts and Trousers

I love the prints on these skirts and trousers! The teal maxi skirt is absolutely beautiful, while the skinny cropped jeans would look good in any woman's wardrobe. The silver leather mini is also perfect for nailing this season's metallic trend. If you've got the legs, work it ladies!

Bags of Love

I have a serious new bag obsession! Top of my must-haves list is the black leather shopper and the oversized white clutch. Honestly though, I'll take one of everything...

Gorgeous Accessories

Until I started browsing & Other Stories, I wasn't even aware that I wanted a Torc necklace. Now? I need one. The metal heel red shoes and neon point flats are also instant must-haves. Gorgeous!