Friday, 11 May 2018

Next Blue Midi Dress | Fashion

Just a quick post today to share my new blue dress from Next which has been getting all the Instagram love. I've worn it twice over the past week - once on a hot day and once on a cold day so I thought it would be useful to share both looks on a blog post...

White Vest - Primark
I first saw the dress over on Katherine's instagram account when she tried it on a few weeks ago. The next day, I saw a girl wearing it in House of Fraser and went over to chat to her. That's what really sold it to me - she was raving about it and had styled it beautifully for work. I had been concerned about the fabric and it being too heavy as the weather gets warmer but I could see it was a lovely light material that would make it perfect for summer.

So for this first look I styled it with a white vest under, sleeves rolled up and my Dune London slides which pick up the orange/tan colour in the print nicely.
Then on a cooler day, I wore navy ankle boots, a denim jacket and the grey handbag I got in House of Fraser a couple of weeks ago, which I know so many of you have been trying to find online since. Check the link below! 
I started the day with a navy scarf as it was so chilly:
Ankle Boots - Ash (past season - amazing bargain here or here for something higher)
use OUTFIT30 for 30% more off the price though!
Navy Scarf - Zara
I should say I also had a vest and slip underneath for extra warmth. 
Oh and did I mention that it's a proper shirt style dress that opens right down the front so I'm going to try it open over skinny jeans and a vest next. When I do, I'll update this post. All in all, a lot of dress for £40!

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  1. I bought this dress on the strength of this! Arrived yesterday and it's absolutely fab. I don't live anywhere near any shops so have to buy everything online and seeing you 'modelling' clothes helps me so much in choosing! It's as lovely as you said.Thank you

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    1. Aw that's great to hear...sometimes wonder why I do this and I often struggle to explain it to some people so it's lovely to read your comment. Thanks so much xx

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  2. I have also now bought this dress Avril! I would never have tried it on, if I hadn't seen how lovely it looks on you, so thank you �� I love your blog, because it includes affordable looks, not just 'high end'. However... I hsve also bought the M&S tan sandals so your blog is bad for my bank balance! ���� Xx

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