Sometimes it's nice to get out of my usual shopping comfort zone and venture further afield. This Saturday gone I was invited along to intu Merry Hill's A/W Fashion Weekend to experience the live fashion pods and 20% discount at selected stores. I'd never been shopping here before and was blown away with the amount of stores ready to deck me out for my Californian getaway. Armed with a Polyvore collage and checklist of items I needed to pick up, I got stuck into the culture at Merry Hill.
Scattered around the shopping mall were stages poised for models to strut their collective stuff with the latest trends of the season. The best thing about this was that everything was available to pick up in store, so there was ample opportunity to grab a bargain!
I went a little mad in H&M, opting for a few key dresses I could pair with jumpers and multiple textures to combat the famous San Francisco weather. A basic palette of black, white, grey and burgundy meant that I had so many options to choose from. Picking up key accessories like a fur stole in New Look and a floppy Fedora in Topshop meant I could mix and match my outfits to full effect. I've become an outfit planning goddess recently, and highly recommend this sort of layering for the colder months.