Marks And Spencer Preview – Purses At The Ready!


I will be moving house as this post goes out. My head is in a spin of excitement, exhaustion and a million things swimming around in my head. Where to put this and where will that fit etc! I managed to escape all the hard work midweek to preview the new Marks And Spencer Autumn Winter collection and I can’t tell you how lovely it was to take a couple of hours out from all the moving plans.


A preview of Marks And Spencer's Autumn Winter collection. I think they've got it in the bag this year. My purse is at the ready! Read on for the preview


I generally hate winter. I’m surprised how many blogs I have read saying that Autumn/Winter is a favourite season. I prefer Spring/Summer so much more, but a preview of this collection has changed my mind slightly and my juices were soon flowing at the thought of wearing so many items that I saw.


This preview certainly got my Autumn Winter Juices flowing



A very 70’s inspired collection. I’m leaving links to any items that I know are available now. Just click on the numbers



A preview of Marks And Spencer's Autumn Winter collection. I think they've got it in the bag this year. My purse is at the ready! Read on for the preview


The dress and jacket on the left were just stunning. A lot of leather was featured in the preview. I had to touch it to feel how soft it was. It was so soft! The caramel coloured leather skirt could fit very nicely into my wardrobe. This will work with wonderfully with a cosy knit and I love the nipped-in waistline.



I just fell in love with this leather trenchcoat. If I had to choose one item from the preview it would be this. I’m adding it onto my Christmas wish list. Marks And Spencer often have sellout items ( remember the suede A-line skirt?) and I think this could be one of those items, so my fingers will be at the ready to hit purchase!

I think although the suede and leather items are expensive, they’re such good quality and not overly on-trend, more classic that you will get years of wear out of those items. I can’t wait for this to land in-store.



When I go shopping in-store or on-line at Marks And Spencer it’s always the Autograph label that I aim to look at first. I’m still wearing the Autograph dress that I featured a while back and I plan to style it for autumn with a jumper or cardigan over the top.

I love the clean classic lines of Autograph but each season there’s always a twist, something bang on-trend to add to those classic tailored looks and this year bright yellow featured quite heavily. There are some beautiful silk items already available to buy that are just gorgeous. Silk and knitwear is a match made in heaven for the colder months I think. There’s nothing that feels more luxurious.



I’m looking daily online waiting for this seasons shirt dress to become available. I fell in love with it at the preview, my colours and such an easy no brainer one-piece item.


Leather or pleather in abundance



Leather or pleather is featuring heavily not just at Marks And Spencer this year but at every store I’m browsing seems to be full of it. I’m tempted to invest in some good quality leather trousers and I have my black pleather A-line skirt from years back at the ready for the new season.  A-line skirts and the cropped length trousers seem to be key. I’m on the search for a petite length for me.

I like the idea of the luxury of leather but there are some great pleather items that are such good leather impersonators you find it hard to tell the difference. I’m keen to hear your views. Would you prefer leather over pleather and will you be embracing the trend?



The velvet jacket caught my eye immediately. The delicate floral print just giving that dark colour a little lift. Great for daytime with jeans but will work well for evening wear too.



I’m predicting this dress in the centre to be a sell-out. There, I’ve said it. The photo really doesn’t do it justice. The romantic look and the frilled collar & puff sleeves. this dress was stunning. It will be interesting to see how well it sells.

Pleated skirts are still strong in the style stakes and they look great with a cosy knit. I dare say I will purchase another this season!



All the warm toasty hues of red and berries mixed with rust and grey. The rust wide-leg trousers I thought were very smart. I aim to add the rust colour into my wardrobe this year. This spring-summer was all about pink for me this year and for winter I’m liking all the rust colour that’s out there.


Accessories maketh the outfit




Coloured tights were featured heavily on the runways for the autumn-winter season and I think Marks And Spencer have all the colours covered! Adding the link here, a lot of the brights are already sold out!


A preview of Marks And Spencer's Autumn Winter collection. I think they've got it in the bag this year. My purse is at the ready! Read on for the preview


I fell in love with the bag! I think this is perfect for adding a glamorous finishing touch to a suit or dress.




Tan heaven! And just look at the seventies vibe platforms at the back. There’s nothing here I don’t like. The yellow snakeskin slingbacks will add a nice pop of colour and I love the smart brown croc-effect bag.



Buckled ankle boots featured heavily at the preview and there’s that bag again in a vibrant hot pink.



Spot the Channel inspired slingbacks? These will look great with cream trousers and a cosy cream/toffee jumper. Another item that I’m waiting to drop. I’m going to buy them as soon as they are available and these are just the right heel height too.

As I said, there was so much that I’m waiting for. The preview has really got me excited for the last months of the year. I was really impressed with so much of the collection. I’m keen to hear what your favourites are that are featured here. A lot of it has yet to land, so do keep an eye out on the Marks And Spencer new in!


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  1. October 12, 2019 / 2:26 pm

    Ok, I need every single one of those midi dresses in my wardrobe RIGHT NOW! I adore a midi dress, and love that grey, potential to sell our dress! I want it! Marks are always so reliable with their dresses, and I seem to buy a couple in there every Autumn. I am going to be on the look out! Loved this post

  2. September 26, 2019 / 10:49 pm

    Love those stacked ankle strapped shoes. Hope the move went well! Thanks for joining us at #PoCoLo

    • laurie
      October 2, 2019 / 9:41 pm

      So 70’s aren’t they Stephanie! xx

  3. September 25, 2019 / 4:15 pm

    Love the styles chosen. I am a big fan of the large tote purse. TFS

    • laurie
      October 2, 2019 / 9:41 pm

      I love both the wool one’s Clearissa. They would up-date any outfit xx

  4. September 24, 2019 / 6:58 pm

    I could happily wear most of the items in your pics. I have a major weakness for cashmere sweaters and beautiful coats in the colder weather. I agree with you, regarding the leather trench. It looks so soft. Would be a great addition to your wardrobe.
    Alison xx

    • laurie
      October 2, 2019 / 9:40 pm

      Oh, I would wear on a daily basis for sure! (I hope the other half is reading these comments Hehe)

  5. September 24, 2019 / 5:14 am

    I love the colors you are sharing, I was a little worried, these are lovely and I like that fringe purse too, what a fun photoshoot, love your dress looks so comfortable! Thank you for sharing on #omhgww this week.
    Have a fabulous week!

    • laurie
      October 2, 2019 / 9:39 pm

      Thanks Karen. It was a fab day xx

  6. September 23, 2019 / 7:28 pm

    Thanks for the preview, Laurie. And thanks for reminding me, I saw a pair of shoes I loved in Marks just before I went on hols, must go back in store and check them out properly.
    So. Leather. Well my story says it all for me. I bought an M&S black leather skirt about 20 years ago – and it still looks like new. No fabric skirt could do that!
    Hugs, Mary x.

    • laurie
      September 23, 2019 / 11:04 pm

      Glad I jogged your memory Mary! I’m so tempted by all the leather gorgeousness this year too

  7. September 23, 2019 / 1:52 pm

    Oh wow, Laurie! I pretty much love every single thing you have shared here! I can see how this collection would change your feelings about fall and winter!


    • laurie
      September 23, 2019 / 11:12 pm

      It most certainly did just that Shelbee xx

  8. September 23, 2019 / 3:02 am

    What a great collection, Laurie. It is so versatile in colours, prints, fabrics and styles that everybody can find something they like. Thank you for sharing. Moving house is extremely stressful, hope you will be as smooth as a sailing. Enjoy your new home šŸ™‚

    • laurie
      October 2, 2019 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks so much Anna. It’s been super busy. I used to sail through moving, but it’s certainly worn me out this time! xx

  9. September 20, 2019 / 4:18 pm

    Ahhh I LOVE Marks and Spencers. There’s literally something for everyone, as the new collection shows in your photos. Loving those berry colours. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us for the #DreamTeam. Hope the house move has gone well.

    • laurie
      October 2, 2019 / 8:49 pm

      The Berry and Caramels were my favourites Annette. It was all gorgeous

  10. September 20, 2019 / 12:48 pm

    Looks like a wonderful collection!

    Gemma x

    • laurie
      October 2, 2019 / 8:48 pm

      It certainly was Gemma! xx

  11. September 19, 2019 / 7:14 pm

    That leather trench coat is just FAB!!! Ohhh, moving can be so fun and exciting… yet, SO much work!


    • laurie
      October 2, 2019 / 8:13 pm

      Oh. It’s work alright! I haven’t stopped but I’m glad to take on the challenge. Thanks, Carrie xx

  12. September 19, 2019 / 1:20 am

    Marks and Spencer have some gorgeous pieces. Thanks so much for linking up with us.

    • laurie
      October 2, 2019 / 8:12 pm

      I loved so much of it, Lisa! I have a huge wish list xx

  13. September 18, 2019 / 5:28 pm

    I prefer spring and summer, so much to look forward to and lighter, less clothes to wear is much better. I do like to wear autumnal clothes, but am always so cold in these months, so end up with big jumpers and boots and jeans on! Loving these pieces from M & S, can’t wait to see them on bloggers too. Have fun moving, and hope all goes well. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • laurie
      September 23, 2019 / 11:10 pm

      Thanks Jacqui. I’ve literally just started to wear the Autumn wardrobe. The weather has turned!

    • laurie
      September 23, 2019 / 11:10 pm

      There’s lots that I want from there this year Karen!

  14. September 18, 2019 / 8:39 am

    Some really lovely pieces! Those browns and caramels are perfect for you Laurie. I like to see new colours arriving in the shops but will keep them for skirts or trousers because they’re sadly not the best colours for me. That bag is so cute! And very interested in the coloured tights – it’s been quite a challenge to find brights in the past. Thanks for linking up at #WowOnWednesday.

    • laurie
      October 2, 2019 / 8:02 pm

      Colour a plenty as far as tights go Gail. I’m wondering whether to try? Hmm, what colour?

  15. September 18, 2019 / 5:49 am

    Gosh!! What a feast for the eyes, Laurie!! The colours are all breathtaking and you know I am crazy about coloured tights, not to mention leather!! Although Iā€™m kind of glad we are heading into spring and summer here – it then a change is as good as a holiday!! Thank you for sharing the upcoming trends!!
    Donna šŸ§ššŸ»ā€ā™€ļøā¤ļø

    • laurie
      October 2, 2019 / 7:56 pm

      Leather is the way to go this AW19 I think Donna. The leather at the event was butter soft! I love those caramel tones! xx

  16. September 17, 2019 / 2:14 pm

    So many beautiful pieces! I loved the dress you wore! šŸ™‚

    • laurie
      October 2, 2019 / 7:55 pm

      Thanks, Grace. The dress is a couple of years old but still my favourite xx

  17. September 17, 2019 / 1:31 pm

    I never understand why bloggers love autumn/winter so much either. I think they live in warm climates and have no comprehension of what people in cold climates have to live through 6 months out of the year. I love your dress and all these fall looks!

    • laurie
      October 2, 2019 / 7:54 pm

      Me either Amy. Give me summer all year! Glad you enjoyed the looks xx

  18. September 17, 2019 / 1:00 pm

    What a beautiful dress you wore and it looks like a nice event – so many cute things in the collection!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start šŸ™‚ good luck with the move!

    • laurie
      October 2, 2019 / 7:52 pm

      Thanks Mica. It’s been super busy , but I’m loving the new home xx

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