So Yes Please Mademoiselle is all about things that make you go 'YES PLEASE!' (in other words: oooh, I want that!) but I do know I post a lot of things on here that the average person (including me) can't afford. Still, there's more than just designer things that can make my heart beat faster.
So what do I actually buy in real life? Easy: Zara, H&M, ASOS, Urban Outfitters and a little Topshop as well. But, I do believe sometimes you have to invest in some great basic pieces that cost a little more, but you know will last.
My go to brands for those things are COS (best price/quality brand EVER), Maje & Sandro. Maje & Sandro are Parisian brands designed by sisters (they also do another brand together: Claudie Pierlot, which is very cute as well).
Maje is actually what I want my wardrobe to be like. Cute dresses, great jackets, tough/sweet pieces,... Their new Fall 2011 collection is seriously awesome and I'm not lying when I say to you I want EVERYTHING. I am so getting one of those jackets (remember, investment pieces!) and I'm buying the rest on sale. Or my mom is, she just doesn't know it yet.
All pictures via Fashionologie