I'm a sucker for a bit of coral - this is my third top in this colour (there are also two jackets lurking in the wardrobe!). I think Donna would tell me it's one of my colours :)
This one I picked up in the Boden sale when there was a huge discount on summer 13 stock probably around Christmas time and I have been waiting patiently to wear it this summer. Natalie over at Glamrosie Blog has it also...oh and I should say it's a bit more orangy coloured in real life...
Top - Boden SS13 (similar here & here)
Jeans - Next Ankle Skimmers (ex charity shop - similar here & here)
Sandals - ℅ Clarks
Handbag - Cole Haan (NYC purchase - only red on link but similar here from Next
So Thursdays = gymnastics for one of the twins. It started out with both doing it and then one decided she'd had enough (only after I'd paid for a second term! But they took pity on me and I got a credit for next term) so now every Thursday, I spend an hour with just one of the girls. Which is actually quite nice...not just from a twin perspective. It's just lovely to spend one-on-one time with a single child when you have more than one competing for your time. And thankfully, she's a good shopping buddy...and she's the one who's always happy to take photos.
After she took my pics, we headed to Next on a sunhat hunt. I'm the bad mummy who leaves it until we've had a few weeks of proper sun before accepting that last year's hats are too small. I picked up the last two girl's sun hats left, which lucky for me were the same (no arguments) and featured Hello Kitty (guaranteed to be worn). Then it was time for a quick scoot around to see what caught mine and my little shopping buddy's eyes.
Next has really upped its game over the last two seasons and I can rarely go in now without seeing 2 or 3 things I'd like to buy. First up, I adore this print - really bright and perfect with denim, white or coloured jeans or shorts. It's got a zip fastening at the back, which I really like as I find buttons on the neck (as with the Boden top I'm wearing) really fiddly to close.
Woven Top in Neon Floral
The same top also comes in both of these spotty patterns - loving the grey especially!
Woven Top - Grey Spot & Navy Spot
These simple jersey dresses are so simple to throw on for holidays. The pattern is flattering and in one fell swoop, you're dressed! It also comes in a few plain colours too and would work with leggings if it feels a bit short.
Drop Waist Breton Jersey Dress - only showing in grey/blue online
Loved this breton oversized sweatshirt - which has a cute denim detail on the inside seams and the sleeves. See...coral colours again! Can't find it online but it was only £20 and was quite a nice weight.
This bag stopped me in my tracks. It's amazing and if I'd not already got my Dune one recently, I'd have bought it in a flash. It's the most fab shade of navy and is one of the best leather look materials I've seen in a long time. Perfect size, great strap length for easy wearing and a nod to Anya and Chloe...all for £34!
Chunky Zip Across Body Navy Handbag
The footwear also got me wishing I'd not spent all my birthday money. These white sliders are so comfy and soft...and only £25
White Sporty Mule Sandals
I loved these sparkly pumps too - again, super comfy. Not something I used to associate with Next footwear.
Sparkly slipper style pumps
And then - my undoing...the item I can't stop thinking about since I left the store. COMPLETELY impractical and unnecessary for every occasion in my life. But I just love them. The asymmetric cut, the metallic colour that will totally match everything, the comfort, the fit..and the price!
Asymmetric Point Shoes - Silver (also available in other colours)
But I do NOT need silver stilettos in my life...I have many many pairs of going out heels that I rarely wear and when I do, send me to physio or require me to take painkillers for a week afterwards - my back does not like super high heels. To take my mind off them, I decided to buy one of the items I photographed....I'll share it on the next post! It might be the outfit I wear when I go back to Next for a second look......shoes can be ornaments, no?