I will be traveling for the next few days – wending my way from Bury to Kyrenia – so there’ll be no blog post for a few days. To make up for it I’ve done two today. I couldn’t wait to tell you about my exciting morning;)
Mum and Dad took the children out for the day so I got to have some ‘me’ time in Bury with the shops that I miss. M&S, River Island, Primark and Matalan were all on my hit list. However, I was completely side tracked by Next. What a revelation!
Well in all honesty I had seen some of my blogging friends wearing some great items from Next recently, so I knew I had to take a look while I was here. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery no? We are all inspired by what we see in other blogs – and I’ve already bought Avril’s shoes, now I have Hollie and Eve’s jacket, and I think Kat’s jacket too?
For the trip I decided to give two fingers to the weather and wore all white, with my Boden leather jacket.
T-shirt – Zara TRF linen t-shirt with pink flower (old – can’t see it online in the sale but it may appear again) // Jeans – H&M (old) // Scarf – Boden chincilla pinspot lightweight scarf (I love this and want the acid lime one too)
Here’s the gorgeous Next jersey biker jacket in grey. I tried a 12 to start with and it was huge so ended up with a 10. Both Hollie and Eve All Worn Out have this. It is the softest, snuggliest jacket ever – perfect for Bury – maybe not so much for Atlanta and Cyprus.
I then spotted these great harem trousers in white. Some of you may like these – they are not low slung at the crotch – but have quite a tapered leg, others of you may not – as, with most white jersey, you can see the pockets.
I’m not normally a blouse person at all. But I was immediately drawn to this. The leopard print obviously caught my eye, but the colors are also lovely – greys, white and blush tones. The shape is great too and very forgiving for the muffin top.
With the jacket it creates a good day to evening outfit.
The top with skinnies.
Next up I saw this blue jacket. I loved it immediately. It’s a really flattering cut, lightweight and washable too. I also love the neckline. Oh and I totally love the fact it was only 28 GBP! I think Kat has this. It didn’t photo well at all – I think Next in Bury has the darkest changing rooms ever.
Finally the shoes. I didn’t get them – I wanted to – but the toe problem reared it’s ugly head again. I loved these and realized that I don’t have any navy heels at all so I could completely have justified them – but the little toe just wouldn’t behave. They came in grey too. I’m afraid I can’t see them online but I think they were about 28 GBP.
So all in all a fun trip to Bury – I even managed to grab coffee with my sister. I didn’t make it to anywhere else but Next I’m afraid. A good job I think really:)
Next is brill, a lot of people thing it’s mumsy but I have loads of stuff from there, their shoes are great too! Love that biker jacket it was sold out in my size when I wanted it so must have a look and see is it back in stock now. Love the all white look, been meaning to try it but never get the opportunity/ocassion! Safe journey Joanna! X
I was so impressed with their prices too! I can buy online in the US but the stock is far more limited and much more expensive!
Hilarious that we both blogged about Next on the same day! I’ve been looking for those harem pants in our local store ever since seeing them in both black and grey on Beth’s Style Guile blog. Absolutely adore the blouse … will add that to my wish list for their sale. Great jacket .. in fact massive thumbs up in general ! (shame about the shoes though, boo!)
I just ordered the harems in navy I love them so much – a great stylish substitute for sweat pants! The blouse was quite a find and I nearly walked away with out it!
Such great finds! I absolutely love the blouse and the white harems. I have a pair that look like that from Lululemon, so they’re more for downtime, but I love wearing them.
I love harems – I really could live in them – they’re as comfy as sweatpants with something a bit extra about them:) xx
The navy harems are great also that navy jacket is available in a non peplum version which is also £28 I think bum40 has it. For some reason you look so much thinner in your uk photos wonder if it makes a big difference as to the angle the pics are taken. Anyway happy hols really enjoy your blog.
Yes I realized after posting that Kat’s jacket is more like a blazer – both styles are lovely and a bargain for 28 GBP! Maybe it is the English lighting that helps with the photos lol – must bear that in mind.
I’m with you – generally only go to the kids section but have been seeing others wearing what I now want!! Love the harem trousers!
I love those H&M jeans they look so expensive! Im always apprehensive about white but I really want a pair now! Also the Harem pants!
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I’ve recently fallen back in love with Next too. It’s fab. I have a huge wishlist for AW. I love the leopard blouse that you tried above xxx
Hi Liz – the leopard blouse is gorgeous – it is such a flattering cut – I love it – the colors are great neutrals too. I am trying to stay away from Next online now I have discovered they ship here! x
ps My daughter is called Poppy Isabella x
Beautiful – no better name:)