reiss can definitely be good, i have a couple of dresses/skirts from there but i do think the quality has gone down over the last year
nothing in hobbs or KM has ever fitted me
I think MV is mint velvet. they have a JL concession so i've tried a few things on, again i'm not convinced about the quality and the material choice is def on the dodgy ground. their leather bikers are nice though.
i want to try topshop jeans, they seem to have a great range of waist/leg options. i used to like gap but they bag SO quickly, was a bit of a joke and a false economy for me.
jeans that fit me best are paige, J brand, goldsign and diesel. i always by in sales so generally don't pay more than £100 a pair and for the amount i wear them (5/7 days if not more) they are a great investment. hitching up jeans constantly is not a good look.
I'm 5'9 and while I don't have a capsule wardrobe (i don't think? wtf is that anyway?) i do try to buy less stuff of better quality.
my go to shops/brands atm are
the outnet - GREAT for jeans and jackets and knitwear me and em - boyfriend tees very long, and the long sleeved tops are good too asos - trainers, sweaters, tshirts, anything really cos - have full virtual basket here just deliberating on pressing purchase whistles - tees and tops excellent all saints - mostly cut for tall and skinny so perfect for me j crew - tees lovely, want to try their shirts next
i always shop in sales or with good discount codes. I invest in jeans, trainers, coats and jackets as they all get a beating. then look for good deals on scarves, tees, knitwear.
Have you looked at Long Tall Sally. I haven't shopped there myself but my mum who is 5'10 always shops there. I find buying premium brands for jeans/trousers better in terms of leg length. Also try Jaeger.
I've been pregnant or BF for 3.5 years, I just had my second and last baby 6 months ago. So I have two very young children and will begin weaning onto solids the second this week. I also recently turned 40. As soon as I drop one more dress size (get back to a size 10) and back to normal, I want to rethink my wardrobe and kind of start over. It suddenly looks so old or...actually too young for me.
I'd like to buy fewer good quality classic bits that will last me. A friend has suggested looking at Hobbs, Reiss, LK Bennett, Whistles etc. I will need to order online and dont know if these have the length in the arm/leg for me. I really like knee length or longer in a skirt also.
Any suggestions are welcome to get me started (Except for skirts which are too short Zara was always my go to but I just dont get their stuff right now, I must be too old)