And just time for a quick scout in M&S and Zara.
This green lace skirt caught my eye, which in theory (mine at least) shouldn't work, but I liked it. (Excuse me trying over jeans, short of time, hot and bothered and I figured if it looked good that way it should look ok normally.)
Also spotted in Zara - a fine knit (linen) slouchy top layer (hesitate to call it a pullover) - more of a cobwebby outer layer. I often feel under dressed in vest tops and the like - so it would be useful for me, but the boring practical side of me won on this occasion and as the item on the rail was already snagged, I fear it would look trashed within a few hours of wearing. Cute though.
The M&S Autograph collection looked interesting as well - some nice straight leg jeans, a denim pencil shaped skirt, a printed dress and linen shirt would all slot well into my wardrobe and will hopefully be investigated in more detail on the coming days!