June 09, 2015

A Tale Of Other Stories

And Other Stories Shirt Dress

During my annual London shopping trip at the weekend, I visited one of my favourite stores, & Other Stories. I find it impossible to walk down Regent Street without a stop in here and pretty much always come away with a new season purchase or two.

I love how everything is laid out over two spacious floors, the incredible range of accessories, shoes and bags and the fact that it’s the perfect hybrid of the clean lines of COS and the print and variety you find in H&M. Which should come as no surprise seeing as its the middle style child of the H&M group of stores.

In amongst great basics (Tees, tanks, knits and shirts), you can find such gems as the oft mentioned in fashion circles of late Pom Pom dress, shirt dresses and jumpsuits.

I came away with these amazing mesh culottes that for me, make the perfect alternative to a summer skirt and this white cotton shirt dress that I’ll be wearing over denim cut-offs, skinny jeans and using as a poolside and beach cover up come the summer holidays.

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1 Patch pocket shirt dress // 2 Wide tailored trousers // 3 Cross-body leather bag // 4 White leather slides // 5 Mesh culottes // 6 White cotton shirt dress // 7 Flowy trench coat // 8 Fold denim jeans // 9 Fleur de Mimosa hand soap

I was sorely tempted by the Pom Pom dress in off-white but was held back by the midi length issue. I find it a tricky one to pull off mid-forties and initially, I thought it was a “with heels dress” and with me spending most of my time in flats, I wasn’t sure I could justify it as an everyday summer dress staple.

Then I saw Laura Fantacci’s post where she paired it with Mango lace up gladiator sandals and a boho clutch – scroll down for the photo. Now that I like! What say you?

Have you shopped & Other Stories online or in store yet?

6 comments on “A Tale Of Other Stories”

  1. I’ve only just discovered &Other Stories…although I had seen & heard of them. When I was in London last week I bought the black Pom Pom dress. It’s a perfect feminine fit – for my pear shape. I agree with you that a midi length can be tricky to pair with shoes & I had intended to wear it only with heels. But I too spotted Laura Fantacci in hers with flats – I intend to wear my dress with ghillie pointed toe flats (Topshop snakeskin – final,y found comfy ghillies!) as well as tan mid block heel sandals, and black ankle strap flats. Hope I can pull it off!

    1. Yes Yes Yes to the ghillies with the pom pom dress – the more I think about it the more I regret not trying it on! I’m sure you’ll pull it off beautifully Carol – let me know how you get on! x

      1. Amanda order it online! Btw re ghillies – was wondering if should change them for black???? Already have flat black pointed flats although with straps across (Hobbs Delphines from last year). Cannot decide as I love the black lace ups too and had to size up so a wee bit concerned my feet look a bit big (although I can get over that!) Forgive me if I’ve asked you this already – have asked a couple of others too get an opinion as I am such a ditherer.

        1. You see now you made me order it in black and white to see which one I like the best – bad influence! If you already have the Hobbs in black I would stick with the snakeskin ones – I saw them in Topshop whilst in London – they’re gorgeous!

          1. Oh well done you! I think you might end up keeping both. The only thing that is keeping me away from the white is we are going to South Africa to see my family for the whole of the school summer hoiday so I wouldn’t get much wear out of it. Thanks for the advice on the snakeskin flats, it seems to be the opinion all round!

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