Tuesday, 29 May 2012


Last Thursday i went down to London with Kavita to attend the Next A/W press day in one of the rooms at Somerset House. It was the most perfect location with balconies over looking the courtyard and we we're spoilt with drinks, sandwiches and sweet treats. It was a wonderful way to spend the afternoon to the hottest day of the year.

I'm a real A/W fan, i always find it so hard to know what to wear in the summer and feel comfortable (I'm all for chunky knits, layers). In true A/W form Next will have a lot of dark colours so there's your typical burgundy, greys, browns and blacks but there's a lot of lighter neutral shades too which i really like. They have the transition between Autumn/Winter spot on with light weight jumpers and cardigans in lighter shades such as oranges, reds and cream. Of course it wouldn't be A/W without your tailored jackets, tweed and tartan cardigans/coats so it's great to see a good selection of items featuring those themes. Next have catered for the party season too as sequins were everywhere! Lots of sequin details on tops, dresses, shoes and bags. Studs will also continue to take this year by storm with studded detail on blouses and accessories.

The selection of home wear is beautiful, a lot of it takes a vintage feel with the white wash units, tarnished wire frames and clocks. There's a nice range of floral accessories which is a trend we've seen for a while now. My ultimate favourite item though is the thread candle holders! How amazing are they?! I want one in every colour!

I fell in love with so any items from this collection and I'm really looking forward to seeing them hit the shops later on in the year. I really did have a lovely day so big thanks to Next & Ellie for inviting me!

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  1. Wow, theres some really lovely items! I wish I had Next out here, especially their home wear stuff, that was always cute!

    Love the Miu Miu inspired shoes and also there was some really nice bracelets in amongst them. Might have to have a browse online get some stuff shipped internationally sometime.

    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

  2. Looks like you had a lovely time!
    I tend to forget about Next but this is a good reminder.
    JS xx


  3. I love them all! Your VERY inspirational!

  4. Love the mohair jumper and boots! Great pictures x


  5. It's beautifully laid out, and I'm in love with those glitter boots. I'm thinking a little DIY inspiration right there?


  6. I love the box clutch, the studded shirt and the glittery boots! :)


  7. I love the white studded shirt and all the shoes and accessories look gorgeous!.. especially the sparkly boots!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

  8. To be honest, I've never really been a great fan of Next but some of these pieces are amazing! I love the tweed jacket, all the sequins, the glitter boots and the vintage-style homeware :) Next are always spot on with home stuff. x

  9. I'm a huge fan of Next! Some of the items look gorgeous. I particularly like the homeware, I'm always adding to my kitchen collection! xo

  10. So many pretty things.

  11. ohhhh everything looks just lovely!
    those sparkly boots are particularly lush, i will be keeping my eyes peeled for those bad boys come A/W.
    glad you had a lovely day sweet
    love livvy xo

  12. great photos! everything just looks so lovely but you have such an eye for capturing items with your camera!

    great shots, great post!

    alissa b

  13. all of these are so beautiful! Everything is amazing!

  14. yeah I'm the same, winter is so much easier I love to just layer up. This collection looks really cool, I love the half glitter boots. Kavita is such a sweetheart, glad you had fun xx


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