First of all, we went to Zara. Trinny Woodall is never out of there and I saw some really fab pieces in one of her recent YouTube vids, so having liked what I saw I wanted to hit Zara first and have fun picking out pieces and putting outfits together in there.
There were lots of great pieces, but most of the time I saw they were playing it safe by having so much black and not enough colour - yeah I know you don't want to see a red wine stain on your dress but do we have to have so much black? Is black still the epitome of sophistication?
Sophie who modelled for me tried on the brilliant top with the very GOT sleeves which had a white lining. I'd have loved to have put that top with white trousers or a white skirt but there wasn't a single self coloured white bottom in the store. The pink peplum top had to be teamed with a kidswear skirt (so, size 8s, you can wear Zara kids 13-14 :) ) There were some lovely bright things like the blue sequin dress, and there was a similar purple version.