Summer Style with JD Williams

English summers, like me can be very temperamental, one moment its torrential rain next minute it’s a heat wave and it between we have beautiful summer days, where the mornings start fresh filled with sunshine with the rest of the day just glorious.  It’s days like these that are perfect for a garden party, barbecue or Al fresco dining, perhaps a wedding to attend.  Then you realise you have nothing to wear or it’s time to refresh your wardrobe, but to wear and where to go?

My favourite method of shopping is online. There is an abundance of stores with next day delivery and simple returns processes – the choice is endless.

For this post I’m going to focus on JD Williams.  I hadn’t heard of them until the adverts with Lorraine Kelly started popping up on telly. In all honesty my perception of the brand was it was for the more mature lady – How wrong was I?

I soon discovered that there was more to the brand then I had perceived.  They offer clothing and so much more for all shapes and sizes. I was kindly sent a dress from JD Williams from their current collection.  I was sent a White Multi Print Dipped Hem Maxi Dress.  It’s a pretty white floaty dress, perfect all occasions. Normally I would have posted a photo of me wearing, I’m sorry to say the dress didn’t look as well had hoped, it was most definitely me than the dress.  I can’t lie I was pretty gutted as the dress is so pretty.  So instead, I decided to create a style board with the same dress

Garden Party

Garden Party by stylemebynaddyj featuring platform sandals Hi low dress / Platform sandals / Diamond jewelry / Crescent Ear Jacket

The dress is perfect for all sorts of occasions.  Discovering JD Williams, gave me an opportunity to look at other products on their site which I’ve used to accessorise the dress. What I love is the light layers of the dress which allow you to breathe in it especially in the more hotter days. I also love the flattering asymmetrical cut on the dress which cinches in the right spots to show off your curves.
The colours are well paired, however I found the yellow a little too acidic for my skin tone so didn’t really do the dress any justice.  I would recommend the dress for someone of a fairer skin tone. Accessory -wise, you could carry a pretty raffia tote or pair with a cute and bold clutch for the evening.
The dress retails at £25  and JD Williams are  currently offering 20% off and FREE delivery. Whilst I wasn’t able to showcase the dress on myself I will most definitely be making future purchases and will be sure to share them with you.
Have you purchased anything from JD Williams?  How would you have styled the dress?  I’d love to hear from you.
Miss Naddy
xoxo

 

 

*This post was in collaboration with JD WILLIAMS*
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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….

#nextTake12

What have been you’re favourite’s from Next?  Are you a night shopper like me?  let me know.
xoxo
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?

 

Florals – Not Just For Spring!

Winter Florals

There’s something so beautiful about Winter florals when the seasons change.  I love the bright bold prints against a sultry dark tones, plus it’s an easy trend to work into your wardrobe be it brave bold print on a pair of trousers or simply accessories with a gorgeous print bag!

Shoesday Tuesday

Pinch Punch lovelies!! Yep September is here, and with the weather we’ve had lately, I’d say Autumn has arrived with a rainy slap in the face.  So time to pack up your Havaianas and move on to new shoe trends.   With this in mind, here are a few of my favourites online and in-store.

Have a fabulous day!

xoxoShoesday Tuesday

 

Festival Style

So Festival season is in full swing, with Wireless this weekend and T in the Park next weekend, social media is a buzz with wonderful fashion and beauty inspiration and with the weather being a scorcher this week things can only get better.

Hats are big trend this summer, so make sure you have yours and don’t forget your festival essentials, last year I was at Lovebox on what was the hottest day of the year!  I could have sworn I lost a stone in just sweat.  The queue just to get in was just a sweatbox (gross I know) thankfully wipes were at the ready.  What essentials do you take?  I’d love to hear from you.

If you’re off to a festival this weekend – Have an amazing time!  If you’re off to one later this year, let me know where and when.  This year I’m going old school house and garage with 51st State – Cannot wait!!

Lots of Love

N

x

Festival Style

Weekend Shopping Style

It’s clear to see Spring has finally arrived.  We’ve had such beautiful weather over the last week too!  Wednesday had me rushing to get the maxi dresses out.  With our good old British weather being as unpredictable as it always is I’m under no illusion that the warm weather is here to stay so we should just appreciate and enjoy every day while it’s here.
I did do a mini shop last weekend, nothing major a few essential tops and jeans to ease myself through the start of the new season.  I imagine many of us will be hitting the shops tomorrow to update our wardrobe. Today’s Fashion Friday is part inspired by my own wardrobe and generally a typical style I love to wear!
So hide your uggs,  and tuck your jumpers away, it’s time to get smart with style add some light layers -you never know if it’s going to be a scorcher or showers!
What will you be shopping for this weekend? What new purchases have you made?  Let me know.  If you’re stuck for idea’s check out Pinterest boards for inspiration or follow me on Instagram to see what’s caught my eye!
Have a fabulous weekend lovelies!
xoxo
Weekend Shopping Style