Tuesday, 21 August 2012

House of Fraser Blogger Style Challenge

House of Fraser have launched a competition to win £200 voucher for the blogger who can create the best outfit for the new season and I am a complete sucker for a good styling competition. I love it, I love it, I love it. 

I had great fun with this, House of Fraser have got some amazing lines in for the new season so it was incredibly difficult to choose but here's what I came up with:


EXPLANATION TIME!

I've called my outfit 'turning, leaves' a title that I'm incredibly proud of due to brilliant double meaning. Little Miss English degree, over here. Yeah, so, basically the rich, burgundy in the outfit represents the 'turning leaves' of the upcoming Autumn season and the other meaning is how everyone watches as you 'turn' and 'leave' because of how damn stylish you look. Clever, right? Yeahhhhhh it is. 

Here are the links to the pieces I chose for this outfit:

Contrast Blouse - I love the colour of this but if it were fully burgundy the colour would be a bit overpowering, the contrast with the nude lining makes it just perfect. It also has some lovely studded detailing on the collar.
Metallic Skirt - A-line is simply my favourite cut at the moment. This is so perfect for the new season, what with 60s being a major trend.
Clarins Burgundy Lipstick - A deep red lipstick is a classic, this matches the blouse and bag perfect and brings the whole outfit together.
Cream Mary Janes - These classic shoes give the 'chic' look to the outfit and match both the coat and the lining of the blouse.
Burgundy Satchel - Everyone loves a good satchel. Fact. That pretty much encompasses why I included that. They're also a classic... a term I seem to be using a lot to justify my choices.
Contrast Sleeve Coat - Oh, I need this in my life - It's so chic! The pigmented centre goes nicely with the skirt whilst the sleeves go well with the cream heels. It also has that 60s cut which I mentioned earlier with the skirt.

I think the keyword to sum up this outfit then is 'Classic'. 
I think the beauty of this outfit is just how perfect it is for any occasion. The formality of the blouse and the satchel mean that it can be worn to the office on a normal day but the glitzy, metallic skirt and heeled shoes shoes are perfect for a date or a girly night out.


What do you think of my outfit? Will you enter the competition? Leave me your link if you do!

22 comments:

  1. Ooh such a lovely outfit, I especially love the satchel! xoxo

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    1. Thank you Jennie. I know, right? Neeeeeeeeeeeed it in my life! xx

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  2. Outfits are always perfected with a satchel! I love this look xx

    www.satinandsouffles.com
    www.satinandsouffles.com

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    1. Life in infinitely better with a good satchel. Ha ha! xx

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  3. I love red so much :)
    awesome post!!

    http://bubblemylicorice.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much! I agree it's a brilliant colour xx

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  4. Hey, I've nominated your blog for The Liebster Award.
    Check out http://blondiesstylefix.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/hey-everyone-so-ive-been-nominated-by.html to find out more!

    Lots of Love,
    Blondie X

    (blondiestylefix.blogspot.co.uk)

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    1. Awwww you are awesome! Definitely going to get to this right away. Thanks so much! xxxx

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  5. Your blog is too cute! I love your header background EVERYTHING! :O Those oreo cupcakes look AMAZING!! i found you because of Victoria vintage 3 lovely bloggers post! :D
    Followed! I love that satchel and red shirt!
    Sofia x
    http://somethingaboutsophia.blogspot.ie/

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    1. Awwwwww thank you for your lovely comment! Your blog looks awesome too! xxx

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  6. I was thinking about entering this, I may just have to! Love the rich shades you've used, That satchel is gorgeous!

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    1. Go for it! It's a great competition, especially has House of Fraser have SO MUCH amazing stuff at the moment... made it hard to choose though! xx

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  7. this is a really pretty look!
    you have a lovely blog and you seem lovely.
    hope we can speak soon!
    laura xx
    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks, Laura! Your blog looks great too, just started following. Can't wait to see some new posts! xxx

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  8. Love this ensemble, the colours are perfect!

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    1. Thank you Selinah. Burgundy and cream is such a colour combo to die for! xx

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  9. great colors and I loved your blog =)
    I'll be ahppy if you check out my blog too=)

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    1. Sure will definitely check out your blog, thanks for commenting :) xx

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  10. Congrats on coming runner up! :D your look is lovely xoxo

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  11. Dawww thank you! P was pretty shocked about it, to be honest as the entries were all SO brilliant! xxx

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