Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Relaxed Lace by Next

If you follow me on instagram you will have seen how in love I am with my new lace tee from Next.  For the past four years I haven't bought a lot of clothes for myself, mainly because most of our money goes on buying clothes for the kids but also partly because I haven't felt very confident in my mum body.



Years ago (pre kids) I'd have worn this tee with a pair of shorts no questions asked but since having kids, I've had to adapt my style. I am definitely not as body confident as I used to be. There's no denying that I have hang ups about my body and how I look. 



However, I am learning to embrace my motherhood figure to feel confident in what I wear. Just because I don't feel confident in a pair of shorts or a short skirt anymore doesn't mean I have to sacrifice style in the fashion stakes. I've learnt to try new things on and become a bit more inventive with what i'm wearing. 


The tee instantly caught my eye. I've always been a fan of lace but it's usually something I would wear to go out rather than for a casual outfit in the day. This is why I was instantly drawn to it. The lace detailed gives the relaxed, loose fit t-shirt a feminine, pretty touch.
It's perfect for summer as it's quite thin so you won't swelter in the heat. The fit is just right as even though it is loose, it hugs the right places. 
They also have it in pink and navy so they are next on my wishlist.
Ordinally I would have teamed it with a pair of trousers but it was a sunny day and I knew I had the perfect skirt to match.


The skirt is also from Next and again is the ideal summer holiday addition to your wardrobe. It's cotton so it's great to be paired with strappy vests, tees or even with swimwear at the beach. It could then be transferred to an evening outfit.



It actually looks like a maxi on me but it's not supposed to be that long. I'm only 5 foot which is why it appears that way. I adore it. It hides my mum tum and is a very flattering shape. It's also available in quite a few other colours so again I will be getting more. 


My shoe choice even surprised me. I'm usually in flips flops or sandals but I was aiming for a more sporty, casual look so I opted for my good old faithful Converse. I didn't actually get them from Next but you can purchase the exact pair from there.


This outfit is definitely not the style I would normally wear but I loved it. It looked cool, relaxed and above all was very comfy. I wore it on the school run and then for an afternoon at the park.


The whole outfit can be purchased from Next and all the links are below.
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37 comments

  1. I really love that t-shirt the lace makes it more special and it matches perfectly with the skirt x

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  2. Loving the relaxed look here it's really nice to be able to rock the lace in a more casual way.

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  3. Loving your outfit - I'm a big fan of midi skirts and the lace detailing adds something a bit extra to the outfit :)

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  4. Oh I love this outfit! The touches of lace on the tee make it super pretty and so versatile as you could dress it up or down! xo

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  5. Love your outfit especially the touches of lace to the top. I do love the midi skirt too unfortunately for me I find midi skirts don't suit me.

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  6. That's pretty much how I dress in summer. The outfit looks great on you. We are massive fans of Next in this house. I bought a lovely new top there just today

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  7. I love that top! I would definitely wear that just wish jeans and converse in the day. I'm not big on skirts just because I'm always cold but that looks lovely!

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  8. You look fab! I LOVE Next clothing, I buy a lot of the boys clothes from there too :) x

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  9. love this look! Especially the top - perfect for the sunny weather as I hate my arms, and the lace is really pretty x

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  10. I am sorry to hear that you don't have confidence in your body which is a shame because I think that you look great. I love the lace tee xx

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  11. Lovely outfit! I am so the same - not much body confidence since having Sophie :( The skirt sounds really good though (I'm only 5ft so it gives me a good idea of how it would look lol) xx

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  12. I love your outfit. The trainers are so cute.

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  13. Love that t shirt! That lace is just a lovely detail to add a bit of fun and extra oomph :)

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  14. I absolutely love your outfit. Next clothes are fab! They have such a great variety and I always really like how they fit. I must admit I'm a little bit addicted to Next jumpers - whatever the season. I adore your top. I'm obsessing over lace detailing on clothes at the moment and would love this top in a strap top version. Your skirt is so flattering too and I love that you've paired it with converse. They're so comfy! xx

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    1. I'm addicted to next full stop lol x

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  15. Its a gorgeous top, I can see why you love it, and it pairs really well with that skirt.

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  16. I love Next, I have not been in there for a while. The t-shirt is gorgeous :)

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  17. Love this outfit, I really need to go on a shopping trip to update my wardrobe! xxx

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  18. You should be confident! You are so pretty and you look so great... Be who you want to be !

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  19. I am a huge fan of next clothes. Most of the kids wardrobe is from there and so is mine

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  20. I love how this has lace added but it isn't too dressy like some lace things. I'd wear this with a long skirt or jeans x

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  21. I love the t-shirt! My sister has struggled with low body confidence and joined a gym a few months ago. I am so happy as her confidence has grown so much. She goes when the kids are at school or after work if the kids are with their grandparents :)

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  22. Definitely agree with Mariana above. You look great and should wear whatever you want. The outfit is great on you but I am sure you can still carry off shorts if you want to!

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  23. It looks good on you, great Mum style and super easy and relaxed to wear

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  24. Love the relaxed look. I wear my Converse with skirts and dresses too :)

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  25. That's a really great outfit Kerry, you look fab in it. I'm back in the UK next weekend and I can see a trip to Next coming up. 90% of my wardrobe is Next, particularly the Petite range, and I'd love to add a few more bits to my summer wardrobe.

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  26. Such an adorable outfit. I love how you have styled this skirt lady with this great lace tee.

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  27. I really like the skirt and I think you could definitely wear shorts! You have a fab body!

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  28. You look great! I love the tee and I'm all about navy right now so will have to check it out. I am also just about 5ft so the length of the skiers would work great on me too. I'm struggling to find my style after having kids. Thanks for the inspiration xx

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  29. That's a really interesting top. I think a white one with brightly colour lace would be cool.

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