You are my Sunshine

12 June 2012

SAM_0374 Ah isn't Somerset house beautiful? It feels a bit odd to be here when it isn't fashion week, most noticeably was the lack of the big courtyard show space in the centre where willowy model types can usually be seen having a quick cigarette break during the show season. This time, the frantic fashion vibes were replaced by a much more relaxed and sunny one on this visit, as it was the location of the Next Autumn Winter Press day. Probably my favourite location yet. There are definitely a few things that caught my eye and as ever, there are lots of great shoes to look out for!
SAM_0368 I still don't own any leopard ballet flats, despite the style and print being absolutely everywhere for years now. These bright red ones are really cute, a little quirky/retro but the brightness means that they are a bit of a statement piece.
SAM_0366 Another thing I don't own yet are printed jeans. Next always do great jeans and this heart print is a nice addition to their range. Plus the dark colour is super flattering too.
SAM_0370 More shoes! I am always drawn to the flats even though my own mother tells me to wear heels more often. Unlike some bloggers, I'd much rather live in my converse and flats rather than opt for heels. Sorry Mum.
SAM_0357 SAM_0354 SAM_0363 Despite not being a kid anymore, the kids section is definitely one of my favourites. Maybe I can buy the Zebra hat or Wooly hat for my little cousins! To be fair, if the yellow one was adult sized, I'd be all over it.
SAM_0376 SAM_0361 I've also reached an age where browsing home-ware with friends is actually enjoyable and I particularly love the home section in Next. I actually loved this Canvas with all the little messages on it, it's so positive and happy! It would make a perfect housewarming gift too and is super DIY-able. Probably not the main intention of the press day but I can't have been the only one to think this. Time to buy some paint, stencils and a big canvas!

36 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I'm totally in love with all of the shoes!

    I'm moving to London for a semester and I was wondering if you've got any tips on the big move for me? I'm super excited, but I have no idea what's in store!!

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  2. It was great catching up with you at the Press Day. I loved the collection too!

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  3. I adore this post, so many pretty things
    www.theorangewalls.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. wow, everything looks amazing!

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

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  5. So many cute (and walkable) flats in this post! My mom tells me to wear heels, too, but I'm stubborn. I love my walking shoes! :)

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  6. Ah, these are such beautiful photos, the location is gorgeous. Love the clothes and shoes I am seeing! X

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  7. those red leopard prints flats are super cute!!! Can't believe they are from Next..?! Seems their style has improved dramatically over the years!

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  8. WINNIE!!!!

    I can't believe you actually, finally got your own domain ^^

    YAY!!

    When I galavant back off to China this time, I can happily keep up with my Winnieboo. Site looks lovely, well done!
    C xxxxx

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  9. They have so many lovely shoes! Looks like the perfect setting for their press day :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  10. hahahah I'm sure Next won't like the DIY idea, but it is a very nice idea indeed :))
    I super prefer flats too, I don't even own heels XD it's so uncomfortable, I don't get why women like them!
    I love printed jeans, you should get some! But I love printed anything, really XD

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  11. Wow, super impressed with Next, I have to admit I have never ever shopped there... maybe I will now though! xx

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  12. Such awesome leopard shoes. I love the kids' stuff too.

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  13. What a cool place to be. Very unique items. Fun jeans too.

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  14. printed jeans look cool

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  15. I love your picks, I'm glad you can get nice flat shoes as I cannot walk in heels AT ALL!

    Maria xxx

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  16. Those red leopard pumps are fab. Glad to see lots of red stuff creeping AW12. Love your curly hair from the previous post - it looks super glam and REALLY suits you, great decision! xx

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  17. I love those red leopard print flats - definitely going on my autumn/winter shopping list!

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  18. It is beautiful! You've reminded me I need to post some photos of SH I took recently at night. I'm a flattie/converse lover too!

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  19. How great!! Love the shoes!!

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  20. Ooo I love all those shoes too, Winnie! Cath just bought a pair of leopard flats, but before that neither one of us had a pair -- and you are right, leopard and flats -- been around forever.
    Thanks for sharing you Next sightings with us!
    xoxox,
    Lar

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  21. such a lovely look:)
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  22. Oh my, I want both those sparkly flats and the heart print jeans, so much cuteness!

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  23. It's such a beautiful building it's so weird seeing the fountains and the whole premises so quiet when fashion week isn't going on!

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  24. Oh I do love those shoes, and yes Somerset is beautiful. Also, congrats on you own domain! xxoo Happy weekend dear!

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  25. What a great location! Those red brogues are so lovely, I never buy from Next but I'm loving the look of their A/W stuff xxx

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  27. great post!

    XXX,

    WMBG
    wiebkembg.blogspot.com

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  28. It seems like Next is getting better and better, especially the shoes and the prints. Nice pics too:)

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  29. I like the whole post especially the flat shoes because its quite unique and looking very beautiful and very inspired me. Thanks for the post..:)

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  30. Those glittery flats are GORGEOUS :D

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  31. I love those printed jeans, definitely a really wearable alternative to blue or coloured ones.

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  32. i love those red leopard flats! i cant believe you haven't bought anything in this print yet!!! i am big leopard print fan:)

    i've never been to somerset house but it looks sooo grand and pretty!!!

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  33. It was a really stunning venue this time wasn't it. The heat of that day is such a distant memory now!

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