Matalan
It's not usually the kind of thing that gets me excited, but a little mini-catalogue from Matalan dropped onto the doormat this morning. I usually find their basic fashion items a bit dull, but with their Summer collection they've come up trumps more than once. I'm loving the 50s style spotted dress for an unbelievable £12, and the sheer white blouse trimmed with black (also £12), which will make a great addition to any work wardrobe. There are also some nice city shorts, skinny jeans and a fabulous black pencil skirt with a high curved back and buckle fastening (£10, and hanging in my wardrobe as we speak). This is one shop that's definitely worth a visit for high fashion basics on a budget this season. The items pictured hit the rails on Wednesday.