London has everything. Everything. Especially amazing shopping. And really, it should given the size of the city. London is also a true international city. They have brands (clothing, shoes, leather goods, beauty) from all over the world. Now I’m an online shopper at least half of the time, but I also like to see/touch something before I buy it if that’s possible. I knew I wanted to check out Mango and Other Stories while in London since we don’t have those stores where I live. I hadn’t planned to go into Jigsaw, but their simple designs and wonderful fabrics drew me in.
I tried on so much in the store off Oxford street and the King’s Road store. In the end I walked away with a dress, a t- shirt, and a pair of block heel sandals.
This cobalt dress is in a crepe washed silk material. It flows around the legs beautifully. There’s also a scalloped detail around the neckline and sleeves. I’m 5’3 and this dress drags a bit on the ground, but if you’re taller than that you should be fine. The dress is also machine washable! The only downside is the fabric is very sensitive to perfume/lotions/oils (as in they’ll show up on the fabric).
Ah, these shoes. So simple and sleek. They’re leather upper and interior with a stacked heel. The back strap is stretchy, and the platform makes them relatively comfortable. The color is mostly cream with the faintest pink.
This dark green shirt is made from a cupro material which is quite slinky. I’m not normally drawn to slinky fabric. I think it often looks, well, cheap. But this shirt being in a dark color that has a muted tone avoids that cheap look. It’s also so comfortable. This shirt runs pretty large though. I had to go down two sizes.
We don’t have a Mango store where I live. I’ve looked online and their sizing chart sizes me out (not to mention they’re often sold out of larges). I didn’t have high hopes, and some of the pieces I tried on didn’t fit, but I found this camisole.
Stretchy crepe with eyelash lace. This cami goes with everything. It’s such a nice minimalist piece, and comfortable!
I was aware of this brand, but was never really drawn to their designs. That is until I say this skirt in John Lewis.
First off, this fabric is so soft. Fluid, flowy, and so so soft. The color is a bit lighter than the picture; just a nice light pink with a hint of lavender. This skirt has quickly become a summer favorite. I feel so light and airy when I wear it.
I’m usually not into shapeless dresses like this one. I have pronounced curves, so I need clothes that highlight those, and downplay the parts of my body I’m not so hot about. But when I tried this dress on I was like “Hmm, this works!” The dress is all cotton, and very breathable. I also like the nautical vibe. Worn with a skinny brown belt this dress is very comfortable and flattering.
That’s it for this portion of my London shopping. Up next is my first Primark haul. And yes, it’s a big one! In the meantime did you read my last London travel post? You can here!
Other Stories dress: https://bit.ly/2mukLWm
Mango lace cami: https://bit.ly/2JGLI1Z
Jigsaw dress: https://bit.ly/2LpInJL
skirt (sold out) similar: https://bit.ly/2LnHTno