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need a few bits, can only buy from Next *groan*

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OnlyWantsOne Thu 28-Aug-14 10:37:31

So since last christmas ive lost 4 stone.

I have a few key bits, I live in nice fitted shirts and skinny jeans - with a cardy or scarf.

Im 10 stone 5ft 8, about size 12 - pear shape (27" waist, 35" hip)

I was thinking a couple of dresses
some boots
some new jeans

other than that im good, I have lots of shirts and good underwaer

but my cash flow is a night mare and I can only buy from Next dont ask

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Thu 28-Aug-14 11:19:54

are you looking for casual clothing or workwear?

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Thu 28-Aug-14 11:22:34

depending on what your waist is like, these seem o be popular, saw someone wearing it the other day and looked great with sandals, think would look equally as good with opaque tights and closed in shoes.

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Thu 28-Aug-14 11:23:46

t-shirt dress

OnlyWantsOne Thu 28-Aug-14 11:25:08

I work from home, also volunteer job which means I see people on a professional basis in education settings (so dresses and boots would be fine or skinny trousers and shirt etc)

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Thu 28-Aug-14 11:28:44

I like their jersey wrap dresses, I wear them for work, but you could pull them off as day wear.

I don't wear jeans but ive read good things about the lift and shape jeans al little bit pricey reviews say to size own so that's always good wink

boots wise I have these and these and really like them both

OnlyWantsOne Thu 28-Aug-14 11:33:39

HelpMe I like the sludge boots, have ordered some brown ones to wear with jeans / leggings and dresses.

OnlyWantsOne Thu 28-Aug-14 11:34:57

I need some tall flat boots too though dont I?

The only ones I have are purple sweude (jesus) and black heel ones

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Thu 28-Aug-14 11:43:00

I have the lace tunic here and its great, looks good over tailored trousers and imagine would look as good over skinny jeans too.

these dresses are good for a more formal meeting, I have ones similar from lk bennet and a few colleagues have thought that these were the same, I have the plum and the red

these are on my to buy list, on payday, they look like could be dressed up for work or down or casual

I have this wrap dress from this season

and these cardigans look good, will look lovely over jeans and a plain top

depending on the fir on you, could be flattering with smart trousers or slim fit jeans

shirt dress? have seen these worn casually and then for more office wear on blogs. might be good as youre pear shaped as flow over the hips.

saw this on someone the other day and was gorgeous, loving the grey/black one

how do you feel about animal print

I like their plain tops and vests too, they have multi buys on them, good range of colours and some patterns, basic stripes etc, great for layering up with jeans or a knee length denim/cord skirt and say that belted cardigan above.

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Thu 28-Aug-14 11:45:02

I have some long black boots similar to these, but they were a lot more, think im going to order the brown in these

im not a next snob, I think some of the stuff is ok, some is lovely and some is dire. same with clothing for the dc, I avoid a lot of it as too slogan heavy and too much embellishment but some of it is really good.

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Thu 28-Aug-14 11:47:00

I like these boots too, but I have big feet (eu42) so couldn't wear them without looking silly

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Thu 28-Aug-14 11:48:30

oh and congratulations on the weight loss, two years ago I lost almost 9 stone, and have kept it off for two years, with a plus/minus 7lbs, im a 10/12 now from a 24/26. I'd like to lose another stone maybe 2 stone but I quite like the way I look now, if only I could get rid of the wobbly tummy.

Walnut8 Thu 28-Aug-14 11:58:34

That column dress that helpme linked to is lovely.

OnlyWantsOne Thu 28-Aug-14 13:09:53

I currently have £450 worth of stuff in my shopping basket, including 2 pairs of boots (brown ankle sludge ones, and the black riding ones)

3 dresses
skinny jeans
cable knit jumper

and boring uniform for DD1

thats a LOT of money, but 4 entire outfits...

OnlyWantsOne Thu 28-Aug-14 13:12:25

actaully its £380, 4 dresses, skinny jeans, jumper, 2 pairs of boots.

I have designer leather jacket, denim jacket, this would complete a capsule wardrobe for me...

should I?

I have a 0 balance on my account and £2k credit available. I could pay it all off in 3 months, should I, should i?

Currently the only day to day footwear I have are a dieing pair of converse and im cold

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Thu 28-Aug-14 13:12:40

that's not too bad, as long s the repayments won't cripple you or make you short elsewhere. can they all mix and match? try and stick to similar colour palettes so that they are more versatile.

I'm trying to stick to berry/plums and charcoal and then navy with cream rather than white.

MrsDavidBowie Thu 28-Aug-14 13:18:59

I am currently in the Next cafe at Kew having returns £700 worth of directory stuff.
Sizing is massive. I normally wear size 12 trousers but all too big. And I have not lost weight.
Kept about 3 Tall items.

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Thu 28-Aug-14 13:26:10

MRSDB that's why I like next, my size 12 arse fits into a 10 easily wink

46direct Thu 28-Aug-14 13:27:24

Marking place to look at this later.
The petite range - if I am 5.5 tall but think a dress is a bit long. Will it be smaller all over or just length and sleeves?

OnlyWantsOne Thu 28-Aug-14 13:37:47

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thinking of deleting the colomn dresses and getting the navy flute dress instead

OnlyWantsOne Thu 28-Aug-14 13:40:51

my linking ability sucks

£150 of that is two pairs of boots, so I dont think its too bad

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Thu 28-Aug-14 14:35:21

order both dresses and return which ever one you like least?

TiaDalma Thu 28-Aug-14 15:06:00

I would definitely order a 10 in the jeans, I have a 30 waist and 38 hips and I have a few pairs of next jeans in a 10

vanillagorilla Thu 28-Aug-14 15:58:31

Marking place as I like those slouchy boots too!

Hebburnisaplaceonearth Thu 28-Aug-14 17:03:06

Just a thought, with those measurements you will be smaller than a 12 in next...

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