The Elle next door - Next take 12 collaboration

Life as a full time blogger is a bit of a strange contradiction. One day, you can be in London from 9am – 6pm having back to back meetings, only seeing the inside of beautiful restaurants (I know, it’s OK for some right?) or in the back of a taxi/on a tube train (tube train for me because I am a perpetual tight arse thrifty being). And the next, you’ll be stuck indoors all day battling through emails, blog admin, photographing content, writing content, filming content… basically creating all the content, in pyjama bottoms, makeup free, hair scraped back forgetting what fresh air actually feels like.

Well, this is my full time blogger life anyway.

And whilst I absolutely love my job, one thing that I never really get time for is shopping, which is great for my purse strings but absolutely awful for when those last minute events pop up, you have a packed schedule so can’t get out in the day to pick something up, and it’s also too late to order online as it won’t turn up by the next day (serious FML/first world problem times). But ladies, I have a solution to this. Well, actuallyNext does, but I’m telling you about it so same, same huh?

Next have now introduced an incredible “order before midnight for next day delivery” service and simultaneously saved our sartorial woes and bankrupted us at the same time. So thank you (and darn you) Next for being so bloody brilliant!

The Elle next door - Next take 12 collaboration
The Elle next door - Next take 12 collaboration
The Elle next door - Next take 12 collaboration
The Elle next door - Next take 12 collaboration
The Elle next door - Next take 12 collaboration
The Elle next door - Next take 12 collaboration
The Elle next door - Next take 12 collaboration
The Elle next door - Next take 12 collaboration
The Elle next door - Next take 12 collaboration

On the subject of all things Next, let’s talk about this shirt shall we? For me, shirts are my number 1 go to all year round but especially in the cooler months. They have the ability to completely nail the smart/casual trend, dress up a relaxed look, or complete a dressy combo. They basically make dressing easy and effortless and for that, I love them. Added to my “love ya hun” shirt list is this cream tie neck blouse. I absolutely love that the shirt isn’t fitted (oversized ehhrthing for me, please!) but also manages to be feminine. The cream tone over white makes it slightly more versatile for me and perfect for every season, whilst the neck tie just adds that bit of preppy cool making it unique from anything I own.

The Elle next door - Next take 12 collaboration
The Elle next door - Next take 12 collaboration

Shirt: Next
Skirt: Fashion Union
Shoes that I wear to death and will continue to do so until my own death: Topshop (burgundy out of stock, nude shoes here)

The Elle next door - Next take 12 collaboration
The Elle next door - Next take 12 collaboration
Because all good bloggers love a FWIS, right? 

So that brings my post to an end. I think 3 things are clear from this post. 1) I enjoy playing in the leaves far too much. 2) I am stupidly indecisive hence 20bajillion pictures and 3) Next’s next day delivery up until midnight is pretty darn great!
As always, thanks so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!

75 responses to “THE TIE NECK BLOUSE #NEXTTAKE12”

  1. Lovely photos, I always love the shirts with the tie they're so pretty <3

  2. May Cho says:

    Bless Next's delivery; it sound like the perfect last minute solution to busy bumblebees like yourself! I'm a huge fan of dresses year round too just because they're so easy to style and look chic and put together either way!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

  3. That shirt is just so adorable!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  4. Jodie Vernon says:

    Next is now a lifesaver! That blouse is just gorgeous and paired with that denim skirt it looks beautiful!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  5. Not gonna lie, I'm not usually a huge fan of Next. I just always assume it's for other people and not me but I am clearly wrong! This shirt is lovely, and you've styled it really well with the skirt (which I love by the way..). You look beautiful xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  6. I must admit, I've never been a fan of next but you styled this outfit so well! Looking gorgeous as always Elle!

  7. Meg Siobhan says:

    That's such a great idea for busy bees! And so in love with that blouse.

    Meg | A Little Twist Ofโ€ฆ

  8. ella grace says:

    I love Next. You can get lovely pieces from the brand either clothing or homeware. On another note, I don't mind you posting plenty of photos as your photos are always on-point Elle! Xx

    every LiTTLE thing07

  9. Such a pretty top
    I feel yah about blogger life.
    Oh yeah those shopping that you forgotten– thank God there's online shop ๐Ÿ™‚
    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  10. Anonymous says:

    Such a beautiful blouse, so perfect for the cooler months!! (:
    Nati xx

  11. Rachel-Beth says:

    Next day delivery-insane! And useful ๐Ÿ™‚ This shirt is so pretty, I'm a huge fan of pussbow blouses and the Topshop shoes are so pretty- no wonder you're wearing them so much!

    Rachel xx

  12. This is seriously the cutest! In love with the bow paired with the blouse and skirt! So schoolgirl chic!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  13. Love this shirt – I just ordered a similar one from asos, cant wait for it to arrive now!

  14. As always I enjoyed this article. I really like the top a lot, very classy & feminine!

    N- Naomi in Wonderland

  15. Nina Kobi says:

    This shirt looks so cute on you, love it.


  16. Nancy says:

    Lovely outfit, love the combo with denim skirt…

  17. Looking fab, girl! Next is amazing and how perfect does it sound to work on your blog in your PJs ๐Ÿ™‚
    xox Nadia

  18. Lauren S says:

    Girl this shirt and skirt combo suits you so well! I totally sympathise with the 'what is fresh air?'/oh look at my at an event feelings – we live high lives ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  19. Call Me Amy says:

    Love that shirt and skirt combo! I never really shop at Next but whenever I do I always find so many nice things!
    Amy x

  20. Holly says:

    That shirt suits you so much and I love how you've paired it with the skirt, such a lovely autumnal look ๐Ÿ™‚ I also really love your shoes, was admiring them in your latest vlog too!
    Love Holly x

  21. CB says:

    I can see this next day service saving my bacon! (Wouldn't it be great if they sent you bacon in the morning when they delivered it too??).. Gorgeous Blouse as well! great outfit.

    CB x

  22. I love this outfit! You look so pretty ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  23. This is my idea of a perfect outfit – because you could wear it to work, on a lunch date & even out to dinner! I love it โค๏ธ
    Bee |

  24. Alina Bostan says:

    That's amazing next day delivery even if you lace our order late at night, will definitely keep this in mind in the future. Love your photos, every single one of them ๐Ÿ™‚ and this blouse is gorgeous, need to check it out x

    Beauty with charm

  25. OMG Next is a life-saver, something like this is so perfect for me, because I am always so last minute with ordering clothes! I mean I loved them before, but now I love them even more! Loving the shirt and skirt combo aswell lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Heather Xx

  26. I had that dilemma a few days ago as the weather changed so suddenly and I needed boots fast but had no time to get to the shops so this is a very handy service

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  27. LBG says:

    This look is so cute! Next day delivery is awesome! Enjoyed your post

  28. Rubi Ani says:

    Who doesn't love playing with leaves?! I turn into a 5 year old during autumn, and love crunching leaves under my feet.
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den |

  29. bryony grace says:

    I never usually shop in Next but I recently went there the other day and found that they actually sell some really lovely things. Also love their home products too! This is a really lovely outfit, in love with those shoes too! x

  30. Robyn Taylor says:

    I love Next! I hate it when their catalogues come through my door because I'm like 'aaah my bank account really can't hack this right now' – but the next day delivery thing is so good, they could improve it further and create a 'door-to-door 1 hour turnaround delivery'… that'd make me happy!

    Robyn / www,


  31. crafty-zone says:

    Totally in love with your new shirt, dear, it's so pretty, feminine and as you said – versatile! Hope that Next will be available in my country soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. I love the classic white shirt and black neck tie combo! So pretty, Elle x

    Martha Jane |

  33. I adore Next clothes they are beautiful and their delivery service sounds amazing, I think it used to be ten so that's awesome! I adore your blouse and those shoes are so pretty xxx


  34. Kelsey Bang says:

    that blouse is too cute! darling outfit!

  35. This is such a cute outfit! Love your makeup too ๐Ÿ™‚ x
    Freyas Fashion Chapter MAC GIVEAWAY

  36. Jordan says:

    Ahhh I'm obsessed with this blouse! I used to wear shirts like this all the time when I was younger and I really loved them. It's nice to see bows coming back ๐Ÿ˜€ xx

  37. Yasmine M says:

    Wow I wish I get to be a full-time blogger someday ๐Ÿ™‚ Although your schedule sounds very hectic, I can't help but feel a tinge (okay maybe more than that) of jealousy.

    Love the photographs! Your outfit is perfect and I really love your blouse.


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