The #nextTake12 Challenge

So  this week, I was lucky enough to attend Next Bloggers Network Event, the 2nd since their launch.  I will be posting about my day out, but what I learnt was that they are an extremely proactive group, and also very involved with their community as I saw at the blogger awards.

Having discovered all of the above, I’ve committed myself to be more involved in the community and take part in the mini challenges – plus it makes fun content which I always love creating.  So whilst on my journey home from the event I decided to see what I could participate in and discovered they had already launched their #nextTake12 challenge, which was a great reminder of how Next completely understand the need for late night shopping and decisions made in the small hours!

After trying to finalise an outfit for the blogger event on Tuesday, I decided at 10pm Sunday evening that I just had to have a new pair of shoes which as it turned out was from the kids section and bonus if I opened my account that day I got £10 off my order – it was a win-win situation!

So there’s proof that Next completely understand the nocturnal shopper like myself (I’ve always said that my best ideas come at night) I ordered late night and picked them up Monday evening!

To celebrate Next’s fabulous ordering process, which in case you hadn’t heard if you order by Midnight, you order will be delivered in store the next day.  They send you an email AND a text to let you know when it’s in store.  If you’re anything like me and worry about what to wear at the 11th hour, then this fantastic service is for you and most definitely rivals many other high street brands!

So with only 12 to choose from the New In line, I decided to go with gift ideas for my family!

Many of you know that I’ve become an aunt for the first time this year so jumped at the chance at picking out a pretty dress for my gorgeous niece and something cool for my little man.

So here goes….


What have been you’re favourite’s from Next?  Are you a night shopper like me?  let me know.
PS can you spot a cheeky 13th Gift idea?? xoxo



Winter Warming Gift Ideas From Next

With Hurricane Abigail upon our shores to remind us Winter is coming, I decided to turn my attention keeping warm.  Next has a wonderful range of great gift ideas (or treat yourself!) so I’ve focused on all they warm and cosy collection.

I don’t know if it’s my age but, I’ve found myself drawn to PJ and slippers(don’t judge me!) there’s nothing better than coming home throwing on your favourite PJ’s or onsie and curling up on the sofa.  I know what you’re thinking – “Damn she leads such a glamorous life!”

Whether you need to wrap up for lunch with friends, or keep warm and toasty on the couch with a hot chocolate and Netflix, I’ve picked out a few choice items that caught my eye!

Winter Warming Gift Ideas
All of the items featured can be found in store or online from Next.  I’ve got my eye on the grey slippers and awesome star leggings!  What about you?  How do you like to wrap up  when you’re out and about or chilling at home?


Tis The Season To Sparkle – Pt.II

So you’ve all had a chance to catch up with my previous post on the new winter collection, which highlighted what’s new and noted a few of my favourites.
This week I wanted to share with you some pieces that I believe will be hot on the Christmas Wishlist. (note these are in no particular order)

Gorgeous Matte Black finish.  This season’s must-have accessory! 

Each bangle with it’s own meaning and special words engraved.  The perfect gift for someone special.
Create your own arm party with the new inspiration bangles.
The perfect stocking filler.  Comes in 3 styles, horseshoe, elephant and arrow in cute little packaging with a sweet note.  
These little gems are simply genius, a pair of studs you can wear either way.  One side is covered in beautiful stones to give you the extra sparkle you need.  Whilst the other has a polished metal shine to add a touch of class.  Either way they are one of my favourites (available in Silver and Gold)
We all love to make a statement and what better time than during the party season! Stella & Dot are so creative (Thanks to Blythe Harris & her fabulous team) and with each collection they come up with new amazing designs which always have a great twist on how to make a statement.  For example the Sutton necklace, famous for it’s style and versatility (wear it 5 ways!!) had a new addition this season – Gold. Unlike its stoned and mixed metal brothers and sisters the Gold Sutton has a matte finish and the detachable part of the necklace was encrusted in the prettiest blue set stones.  
If that wasn’t enough the winter collection saw the launch of the Eye Candy necklaces (available in pink and green).  Whilst they look lovely enough on their own.  The Eye Candy looks HOT when teamed up with the likes of the Sutton (below centre) or layered. 
The Pegasus (right) by far is the queen of statements.  Whether in burnt gold or the gorgeous silver it’s a show stopper.  Many have tried to imitate but they can never duplicate.  The craftsmanship is second to none and compliments any outfit.
L-R Casablanca necklace, Gold Sutton with Eye Candy necklace and Pegasus in silver.
The ideal gift for anyone!  Stylish, gorgeous designs with a luxe feel.  
Union Square Scarves have been a firm favourite for 2014
What good is an accessories line if you’ve got nothing to put them in?  Stella & Dot have it covered! From cute little poufs which make great little make up bags to Ipad pouches and covers and of course let’s not forget the all important jewellery rolls for those days away.
So there you have it, these are just a few of my top picks.  I’d love to say more but then I may as well send you a look book(which I’m absolutely happy to of course!).  For more great gift ideas from Stella & Dot check out my  Pinterest board