Sorry I've been sooo elusive recently; I've been working pretty much non-stop at the new Next in Shoreham, has anyone been there? It's pretty swanky, and includes the company's first garden & DIY centre! I'm enjoying working there but as you can imagine am pretty tempted by the gorgeous clothes, shoes & accessories. Some of their A/W stuff is fab! However I like to think I have been pretty frugal with my money and only bought stuff I can wear both to work and outside of work!
I've picked up some of this stuff on my uniform allowance but the rest is on 25% discount, still pretty decent prices though, esp the jeans! Here's what I've been spending my money on...
Check skater skirt - £35
I originally thought that this skirt would be too long on me, it looked almost knee length on the model and I'm only 5"1 but it's actually a ideal length. It's perfect for those days when you want to dress up a bit more than just jeans and a blazer, and looks fab with black opaques and loafers.
Here's me sporting the look below...
Pretty autumnal, dontcha think?
Black and polka dot peter pan collar tops - £10 each
These tops are just great to team with a pair of skinnies/leggings as it instantly updates an outfit into something a little smarter. The plain tee (the top one) also looks really cute tucked into a skirt like the one above. Really good price as well, I might get the teal one as well!
Mini check dress - £30
This is something I bought for work and/or work interviews as I don't really have anything to wear for situations like that. The petite length was slightly too short but the regular length was a little long, so I added a black patent waist belt which raises the hem slightly. The sleeves are quite tight though which makes it impossible to raise my arms or drive really...!
Black crew neck cardigan (petite) - £18
Just an essential black cardi, ideal for this chilly weather. I had to get the Petite version in this as the arms on the Regular length were too long, hmph :( I'm thinking of getting it in the beige colour as well as it's so versatile!
Faux leather look shorts - £22
These fit really well and were so cheap, they also look like real leather which is a bonus! I figure I can team them down with black opaques and loafers, or glam it up with a lacy crop top and heels. Woo woo!
Black skinny jeans (petite) - £22
Well you can't go wrong with a pair of black skinnies at this time of year, aye?! These come up HUGE, I had to buy them in an 8 when I'm usually a 10-12. Oh well, I'm not complaining...
Black patent loafers - £35
Probably THE MOST worn item of all, I've literally worn these every day since I bought them! It took a couple of days to wear them in but now they're super comfy. I literally think I'll be wearing them all winter, I might have to buy another back-up pair!
Black and neutral knitted snoods - £14 each
I am wearing the neutral version of this snood RIGHT NOW, it is soo comfy! Seriously it is literally the length of my body and I can wrap it right up to my ears and over my shoulders and it shields me from the cold :) mmm...
Cream cable knit slipper boots - £16
I am wearing these too :) Every year I invest in a new pair of slipper boots (who doesn't?) and these are super comfy and look rather posh! Happy days!
I've also bought a pair of purple (well, more like aubergine if you know what I mean?) skinny jeans and a waxed leather pair which I freakin' LOVE which aren't pictured on the website. I have so much stuff left on my wishlist though - I really have to restrain myself from spending all my wages. Next on my list is a cream pussy bow blouse and a chic blazer. More on that to come!
What do you think of Next's A/W range? Have you splurged on a load of new autumn clothes? Do tell!