New Look Haul – Part 2

Back by popular demand… Here is Part 2 of my purchases from New Look.

I got 30% off this entire order, including sale items (Happy Days!) and free international shipping.

Overall I’m really happy with the order – there are a couple of things that are a bit of a miss… But only if I’m being really picky, I’m still going to wear it all.

Because I am a size 18, I can order from both the plus size range (inspire) and straight size range.

Again, there’s no styling here – I grabbed an old Jay-jays black tee, Torrid Black Heels and my Dorothy Perkins jeggings to try things on with…

Read Part 1 here

Inspire Black Nerd Vest

Size: 18
Fits like: 18-20
Pros: love the fit – slightly narrower through the waist which gives a nice shape. Not too thick, not too thin. Good length
Cons: if I’m really picky, the arm holes are a little too big
Paid: £7.99
Find it here

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Black Ditsy Floral Skater Skirt

Size: 18
Fits like: 18-20
Pros: elastic back to skirt – would fit up to a 20/22 easily. Great length
Cons: material is quite light/thin – which is only a con in windy weather!
Paid: £14.99
Find it here

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Blue Aztec Print Midi Skirt

Size: 18
Fits like: 18
Pros: great length, good stretch
Cons: waist is loose. Waist band is flimsy. Not sure why blue is more expensive than monochrome (below) as the are identical!
Paid: £14.99
Find it here

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Monochrome Aztec Print Midi Skirt

Size: 18
Fits like: 18
Pros: see above – same skirt in a different colour
Cons: as above – waist issues are pretty minor
Paid: £12.99
Find it here

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Black Colour Block 2 in 1 Stripe Peplum Dress

Size: 18
Fits like: 18
Pros: Stretchy, good length, good fit. Nice easy work dress.
Cons: Peplum is a little shorter than I would like. Arm holes dip a little low for me. I didn’t realize until the pictures – but a little thin/see through in the skirt
Paid: £12.99
Find it here

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Coral and Mint Empire Peplum Vests

Size: 18
Fits like: 18
Pros: nice length front and back, great colours, perfect for easy weekend tops
Cons: needs an iron. A little too thin to wear to work – but purchased for weekend so I’m still happy…
Paid: £6.99
Find it here

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Stone Belted Skater Skirt

Size: 18
Fits like: 18
Pros: I’m really surprised by the colour, I was expecting a real stone/grey colour, but it’s a pinky nude. Belt is plenty long enough. Nice thick material – will stand up to a bit of wind, and I’m happy with the length too!
Cons: Maybe it’s because I was really unsure on this one and bought it because it was on sale.. But I’m really really happy with it!
Paid: ON SALE £8.00
Find it here

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Inspire Black Shapewear Leggings

Size: 18
Fits like: 18/20
Pros: nice and long, high waisted. Thickness is ok.
Cons: if I’m wearing shapewear, I really want the to be sucking me in . They are nice leggings, too thin to wear on their own (but I’m not into that look) but I wouldn’t go as far as calling them shapewear…
Paid: £14.99
Find it here

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Inspire Coral Sheer Pussybow Blouse

Size: 18
Fits like: 20/22
Pros: nice colour
Cons: bit big but wearable. Would’ve so much nicer if it had a tapered shape – even the hint of a waist would do wonders.
Paid: ON SALE £10.00
Find it here

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Blue and Red Aztec Vest Dress

Size: 18
Fits like: 18
Pros: Nice and stretchy, good length, great colours and pattern
Cons: arm holes are again a little low (bra shows)
Paid: £9.99
Find it here

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Black Peplum Dress

Size: 18
Fits like: 18
Pros: Easy work Dress, Great length, happy with the length of the peplum too.
Cons: would be better for summer as its a little thin, but no issues really. I want it in the other colours!!
Paid: £9.99
Find it here

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These things are no longer on their website – but I thought I would post them anyway 🙂

Grey Vintage Button Front Floral Dress

Size: 18
Fits like: 18
Pros: hmmm. I like the print?
Cons: This one is a real miss. Super thin material, boob area is very very small, weird length between dress and tunic.
Paid: £12.99

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White Wifey Print Tank Top

Size: 18
Fits like: 18
Pros: LOVE it! Love the arm holes, good length
Cons: thin
Paid: £7.99

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Ok, so that’s everything! I have Part 2 for my Dorothy Perkins order coming later this week, and I have an Autograph package coming on Monday too!

Have you bought anything from New Look? What’s your experience been like?

I can’t wait to actually style some outfits! Nothing more satisfying that a wardrobe of new clothes 🙂

Xx

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4 thoughts on “New Look Haul – Part 2

  1. I love that stone skater skirt it looks fantastic! I want the wifey tank too! I returned from London 7 months ago after 4 years so have shopped at New Look a lot their quality is no way near as good as DP but it’s still on trend and cheapish. I am so glad I can still get my DP and New Look fix here, just wish it wasn’t so costly to buy from M&S though. All your purchases look great 🙂

  2. The New Look peplum dresses look great. Its a style I want to try and these ones are really inexpensive. Can you please tell me how tall you are, so I can get an idea of how it would appear on me… thanks

    • Hi Nicole!

      I am 169cms and generally wear a size 18.

      Peplums from plus size ranges like inspire or CityChic tend to be slightly longer and therefore a bit more flattering. The New Look ones are great, but would be even better with a slightly longer peplum.

      If you are looking to try a cheap one, and are similar to my size, my local Kmart actually had some great cheap options a little while ago

      Xx

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