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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

New Look Summer Outfit!

It's not too shabby when you can kit yourself from head to toe for £50 - and that includes a pair of leather sandals! All from New Look who kindly offered me a voucher to spend on the current summer range.
I have to feature the sandals first...adore them:
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Asymmetric Strap Sandal - New Look
I worried that white sandals would look a bit 'medical'. Or a bit bright on the eyes but these are just perfect. I actually have exactly the same sandals in black that I wore almost every day in New York so I knew already that they were comfortable and practical. These are serious bargains - real leather for less than £15 and also available in the black as well as tan, on the link above. I bought a size 7/40.
Next up, New Look have great denim and I'd heard good reports about their high waisted super skinny jeans. They' re also in the sale and I have to say, the quality is really nice - well worth the £17.99 price tag. They are soft, stretchy and finish above my belly button. Three ticks! I'm wearing size 12/32.
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To top it all off, I'm having a real kimono moment. Loving them and trying to not buy more as I'm thinking they're not really practical once the weather cools but this one is only £12.99 and with the black in it, it's a good option for evening wear too. I'd say the quality isn't as good as the New Look £19.99 kimono I bought recently but I adore the print and it goes well with the pink charm necklace from my shop (currently closed while I recover but email me if you need anything urgently). I'm wearing size 10 - can't tell if it's petite or not?
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Oh and finished it off with a basic wardrobe essential - a white scoop neck vest
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Kimono - £12.99
High Waisted Jeans - £17.99
White Leather Asymmetric Strap Sandal - £14.50
White Scoop Neck Vest - £3.99
(all c/o New Look)

Check out the stripes on the lawn....hubby has done an amazing job this year. He's a pretty awesome guy - has been looking after the kids and I so well since I've been off my feet. I just don't know what I'd have done without him #love.

I was back in my bed fairly soon after these photos were taken - only so much standing up I can do at the moment but it felt amazing to be dressed in something other than tracksuit bottoms or leggings for an hour or so. And I'm very grateful for all the messages and tweets and texts. Thank you - I'll be back to full strength soon if I keep with the programme of physio, pain relief, rest and gentle walking. Meanwhile, I've a couple of new books to read while I rest - sent by my Godmother today. She knows me so well! She also sent me the Coco Chanel movie - looking forward to watching it later.
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32 comments

  1. Hi Avril

    Great to see you back on your feet even if only for an hour.

    Your outfit is fabulous - what a bargain! The necklace looks lovely with it too.

    Take care

    Emma x

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  2. Jacqui Heasley22 July 2014 at 19:34

    I think I am going to have to copy the kimono and sandals! Get mended soon x

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  3. Glad you feeling bit better Avril. Your outfit is lovely . Take care and rest up !

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  4. I'm loving the sandals! And I've lawn envy!

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  5. Glad to see you up and about - albeit if it is just for the name of Fashion! Bless you I have it very mildly and its sore so can not believe how much pain you must be in. You look lovely plus tell you husband his lawn is amazing!! x

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  6. Lovely outfit Avril....hope you get full relief from that back pain soon!
    Take Care:)
    Anne xx

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  7. This outfit is great! I especially love the kimono. Hope you feel better soon x

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  8. I love that Kimono I featured on my blog last week. It is amazing to think you can get a whole outfit for less than £50! Well done!

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  9. You look lovely in that outfit. Glad you are on the mend. Take it slowly & don't do too much too soon. Your lawn is amazing! Really puts mine to shame. L x

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  10. So great to see you up again - albeit for just a short while. That kimono looks lovely and I'm well impressed at the price of the leather sandals. I think it's time I took a look at their selection. Hope you continue on the road to recovery x

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  11. Ah so lovely to see you on your feet again and hope you weren't too wrecked afterwards. I've been looking for a bargainous kimono & am very tempted by that one - love the colours xx

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  12. Thanks Nic - I was a bit sore today but nothing as bad as the past few weeks have been thankfully. I'm really loving kimonos so much at the moment too - this is my third....and I *might* have another one coming in the post... ;) Hope you're enjoying the weather this week - catch up soon xx

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  13. They are great quality - I really fancy the tan ones but I have to stop buying sandals!!
    Thanks for your well wishes Helen - hoping to keep improving. Another couple of weeks of physio and rest should do the trick. Ax

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  14. Thank you Louise - you're very kind and I really am resting right now. I can't risk this kicking off again. Thankfully it's summer holidays so no school runs and after school stuff to worry about. And thank you for the lawn compliment - hubby is delighted. He does spend a lot of time working on it...while I blog! Ax

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  15. Thank you Sharron - I shouldn't really be tempting you to spend any more though.... ;) and I nearly chose the one you had on the blog last week. It's still in my virtual basket! Ax

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  16. Thank you - I think a kimono is like a great scarf - it just lifts the whole outfit! Off to read about your dungarees now - intrigued :) Ax

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  17. Thanks so much Anne - we're getting there slowly but surely. Hope all is good with you, Ax

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  18. Thanks AnnMarie - it's been a long haul this time but I had it mildly initially and it got worse over a 4-6 months period and I didn't really do anything about it so do keep an eye on yours and take it easy if it worsens. Loved today's post - I'm looking a pair of khaki trews so thanks for the inspiration! Ax (Oh and the hubby says thank you - he's well chuffed with the compliments!)

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  19. Thanks Karen - on both counts! Hope to see you soon, Ax

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  20. Thank you Lynne for your well wishes....nothing like new shoes and a fab kimono to make you feel a little bit better! Ax

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  21. Thank you Jacqui! Think you'll love both, Ax

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  22. Thank you so much Emma - it's good to be upright and dressed in a co-ordinated way again! Ax

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  23. Fab post Avril, can't believe you got the whole outfit for £50! Glad to hear your back is improving & hope your recovery continues at a steady pace.
    Jane xx

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  24. Glad to see you're up albeit it briefly. The things we do for blogging eh? But I know what you mean when even the comfiest pyjamas and jogging bottoms start to lose their appeal and we need to look more ourselves.

    And the sandals are fabulous. I actually bought the black version earlier in the season but had a change of heart at the last moment for a different pair - also from New Look. Their sandals range is seriously awesome this year.

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  25. Hi Avril, sorry to hear you are not well. Hope you are back to full strength soon. You look amazing in that outfit, must pay a visit to New Look asap, love the whole outfit, amazing prices too. Take care. Gina x

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  26. Thank you so much Gina for your get well wishes - it's been a long boring haul...but back pain is like that. Hoping to be able to make a bit more of the great weather during August - it better last till then!! Hope you and Stephen are keeping well too, Avril x

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  27. Haha....but where will you store them?! LOVED that last post Fiona...so honest and it got me thinking too x

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  28. Thanks Sue - oh it was great to have jeans on for a while! But I'm paying the price a little today...quite sore again but at least the sun is shining and the kids can play outside! And I agree with the NL sandal range comment - their leather ones have been really great this summer. Looking forward to seeing the AW selection! Ax

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  29. Thanks Jane - it was a bargain....and thanks for your well wishes also! Ax

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  30. Wow! All of that for £50?! You look fantastic in this outfit, Avril. Just gorgeous. Love those sandals - what a bargain and real leather too! Hope your back starts to improve soon. Lynne x

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  31. Love this outfit on you! You look gorgeous & chose so well! The sandals are gorgeous & I have to go & check them out in tan! Ax

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