It’s been a good while since we first featured purveyors of fancy shirts, GANT, (you can read our other post here) but now that we are all about ease of access it seemed like to good time to revisit them! As luck would have it, GANT have gone shirt crazy this season with many a jazzy number to choose from and we were kindly invited to pick a couple to style.
Victoria chose the Grid Dip Silk Blouse* from the Diamond G collection, which is made up from tailor-made pieces featuring graphic prints inspired by abstract impressionism – just like us. Victoria really liked the silky fabric (100% no less) and envisions wearing it on lovely hot days in the Summer to help hide those pasty arms. We think that teamed with her pink British Tweed Boden skirt* this outfit is very secretary chic (who said smart shirts are just for the office?) The two contrasting prints really compliment each other – just like us. She finished the look with some metallic shoes from Next (similar here)
I (Jo) plumped for the Voile Island Flower Shirt* in yellow (it also comes in pink or blue). It’s such a bright fun print and the relaxed fit is really flattering. I’m probably going to be wearing this a lot with jeans, as that’s my Mum go-to at the moment, but I like that it can also be tucked into skirts for when I’m posing with old cameras in front of brick walls. I also went for a pink Boden skirt (similar here) and my Pink Floral Occasion Slip-on Skater Shoes from Next*.
What do you think of our looks? You can check out the full range of GANT shirts here!
We’d really like to thank the fabulous Jess (aka porthjess) for taking these photos for us! If you don’t already follow her on Instagram, you should! She’s kind of a big deal.
*GANT very kindly sent us these shirts but all opinions are Mummy’s own.
Hopefully you’ve read all about our first foray into dressing for pregnancy? Well, we enjoyed it so much we thought we’d give it another go and style these super flattering frocks in…wait for it…our Next maternity post. Get it? Good. These Next dresses are both so great at camouflaging bumps that it’s very easy to forget you are pregnant whilst strolling around in them! Whilst browsing their selection of pregnancy pieces, I (Victoria) was a drawn the Green Floral Print Maternity Dress*, as it looked super cosy and smart enough to throw on easily for any occasion, which I hear is really handy when you’ve suddenly got a little person to look after 24/7. I was chuffed when it arrived and really love the long sleeves and cute leaf print.
Jo’s Grey Stripe Rib Skater Maternity Dress* is another super casual number, but it also looks excellent jazzed up with some spotty tights and a trusty black hat. I can see her teaming it with a cute jacket and thick tights over the next few months and it’s bound to become a staple piece. It would have been a crime not to wear it with those dazzling Gold/Black Block Heel Brocade Boots* (can we talk about how amazing Next’s shoes are at the moment?) and I can confirm that they have been complimented so many times already! They are sure to be firm Autumn favourites – as long as the pesky swollen ankles stay away! While we are on the subject of shoes, if you are not a fan of the metallic trend don’t give these shoes the boot, as my Fringed Loafers* also come in trusty black, pretty print and sizzling snake print. We (plus bumps!) are now both ready to hit the cooler climate in style, thank you Next!
Have you tried the Next maternity range yet?
A couple of weeks ago, an exciting email from Next popped into our inbox inviting us to the #shoeboxjukebox party in London’s Trendy Shoreditch™. Not only that, but we were asked to choose any pair of shoes from their website to wear to the event! After several hours browsing and whatsapping potential choices to one another, we went mad for monochrome and I (Victoria) chose the white Forever Comfort Leather Sandals and Jo chose the black Suede Wide Heels. I was particularly pleased to see that Next stock half sizes to cater for irregular tootsies like mine. I do love a good half size, so bravo Next! We’ve both agreed our choices are going to be staples in our Spring/Summer wardrobes. A perfect fit!
We’re so glad we made the trip to London, as the event was one of the best we’ve been to in a while, and not just because of the endless supply of food! After being laced (ho!) with a few free cocktails, we were in a suitably merry mood, and in addition to watching the fab flash mob of dancers performing to songs straight outta the jukebox, it was a great chance to catch up with blogger pals over some salted caramel balls! There was no need for any sole searching on the night either, as the venue was decked out in the shiny new collection for us all to have a peep (toe) at. We tried (and failed) to win one of the pairs in a genuinely tense game of ‘Higher or Lower?’, grabbed a marvellous mini manicure and tried (and failed) to customise some trainers. You could say we really shoehorned in a lot of activities!
Thanks to Next and Company Magazine for holding such a fabulous event!