Friday, 14 September 2012

Monochrome polka dots...

A little while ago I was offered the opportunity to review something from Next after being sent a voucher to use in store. I am always in two minds about Next if I'm honest, I love seeing the pictures from their press days and inevitably end up craving absolutely everything but so little seems to filter down to the store near me, one of the perils of being a country bumpkin I guess! Thank God for out of town retail parks though, as the one near me has a huge Next store which had so many nice home-ware pieces and more than enough clothes. I managed to get a top and a skirt for just over £40 which I think is pretty reasonable especially when places like Topshop charge that for just a skirt... I love the slightly longer sleeves on this top and polka dots will always be a winner in my book! It was a bit of a culture shock coming back from blazing sunshine but the new clothes are helping to cushion the blow as I ease myself back into my work routine... (first world problems, I know!)

Top: c/o Next, blazer: New Look, skirt: ASOS, belt: Primark, shoes: New Look, watch: Guess which I won off the lovely Sherin! 
  I paired this top with my denim ASOS skirt which I bought in my first year of uni (it seems so long since I was a fresher, *sob*), a skirt which went on the eBay pile a while back but never quite got sold- sounding familiar yet?! I tried it on again and I have fallen back in love with it, I think it will be getting a lot of use with my new boots, thick tights and jumpers this winter...


I love the length of the sleeves on this and of course polka dots will always be a favourite and I know that this will also get a lot of wear...


My new favourite accessory! I won this beautiful Guess watch off the lovely Sherin and although I was a bit unsure about the blue colour, I actually love it and it has proven a real talking point. I think when you wear something every day, you have to love it and my heart has definitely been stolen by this little guy. All of my favourite watches have been Guess ones so definitely check them out if you are on the hunt for a new watch!

Which brands are you always a bit unsure about? What clothes can you not bear to part with?
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6 comments

daisychain said...

I do have a soft spot for Next, I must admit.

LilyLipstick said...

I do tend to overlook Next but have to admit that they are great for work wear. Love this top, anything with polka dots is good with me! x

Sherin said...

SO glad you like that watch. I have the same one that I wear all the time.
I'm also in love with that skirt. It's so pretty. Is it denim? I have so many mini denim skirts that I can't wear, but I'm loving the look of this more flared one.

FAIIINT said...

I feel pretty much the same about Next, now & then I'll find a nice piece but we never get the garments that feature in the press releases & events, so I tend to overlook it when I go shopping knowing it's unlikely I'll find anything there. The polka dot top is super cute though & the skirt is really lovely too, I love the stiffness the denim gives it, it hangs so beautifully. I have an Ebay box too, so I totally know what you mean about that! Haha!

Winnie said...

Actually I agree, Next in the past have always been a bit mumsy but you can really find some lovely pieces in there now. Especially their shoes - they're so nice! I love your skirt Maria, you make me want to go on an ASOS shopping spree!

claire (jazzpad.) said...

I totally agreed with you about Next before I went and worked there. Personally, I HATE their website, it's really difficult to navigate I find, but in store, if you go to a big one like near you, you can find some cracking pieces! Love the polkadots on you darling, and so pleased you're back blogging regularly again :) love you <3

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