#PassionforFashion

Monday, 24 September 2012

Well hello there, 

Hi all, how's it going? Apologies for my absence this weekend I had planned to blog last night but ended up heading out for a wee drink with the work girls, needless to say one drink turned into 5 bottles of rose... So blogging was off the agenda last night. But I've stayed up late tonight finishing off this post and writing two pieces for the college magazine, which I will adapt for the ol' blog too :)

A few weeks back I received an email from the lovely people at MoneySupermarket asking if I'd be interested in entering their #PassionforFashion blogging challenge, (http://www.moneysupermarket.com/home-insurance/passion-for-fashion/) the task was to create 5 winter looks, which fitted into 5 specific categories; Party, Casual, Outdoor, First-Date and Office-wear. Of course for me this was an excuse to online 'window shop' :) So I jumped at the opportunity, so here's my entry I hope you all like the outfits I've put together?! What looks would you put together for these categories? Anyways here goes;



Party...
I decided to go classic with this look, opting for an 'lrd' (little red dress), faux fur jacket (as it's freezing in Britain during winter, especially on a night out!) and simple accessories. I love the simplicity of this Zara clutch and the lace tights make the look a little edgier.
Dress  ASOS £28
Jacket Jamella Jamil at Very £59
Shoes  Debenhams £42 
Clutch ZARA £19.99
Earrings Topshop £15
Rings ASOS £9
Tights Topshop £8.50
Lipstick Lush (Ambition) £14.50

Casual...

This is the kind of outfit I'd wear on a day off, heading to the shops, cinema or even in to college. A comfortable and practical look, that's still on trend, I love love love this Accessorize bag and the stud detailing on the blouse, pair with classic vans, perfect.

Trousers Monsoon £39
Blouse H&M £19.99
Jumper Topshop £35
Bag Accessorize £38
Necklace Warehouse £6
Ring Accessorize £6
Vans £45 Schuh
Total £188.99

Outdoor...

I've been lusting after this Primark version of the famous Zara khaki/leather jacket and think it makes the perfect base for an outdoorsy Autumn/Winter look. Combined with this amazing bag from ASOS with rabbit detailing and brown Dr Martens, it's a perfect look for a winter walk in the park.

Bag ASOS £25
Contrast Parka Primark £25 (photo credit Instyle.com)
Skirt Topshop £16
Jumper New Look £17.99
Snood Accessorize £16
Boots Dr Martens £60 (on sale from £100)
Tights Matalan £4
Gloves Accessorize £12
Total £175.99

First Date...

I think this look is perfect for a first date, this gorgeous dress from Fusion at Monsoon has such a pretty bird print, I also love the stud detailing on the bag and denim jacket. I've also used accessories with bow detailing for an overall pretty look.

Dress Monsoon Fusion £55
Tights M&S £3.50
Earrings Accessorize £4
Shoes New Look £34.99
Bag ASOS £15
Jacket Topshop £48
Scarf Accessorize £14
Total £174.49

Office-wear...

This look is perfect for the office especially if you're wanting to look stylish whilst professional, these burgundy trousers from M&S look so chic combined with the blouse and loafers. The lollipop brooch would look so cute pinned onto the mac, and the scarf tied onto the bag in a big bow.

Trousers M&S £35
Blouse ASOS £32
Coat ASOS £55
Bag ASOS £28
Shoes Accessorize £28
Scarf Matalan £6
Earrings Accessorize £5
Brooch HeidiSeeker £4


Hope you liked my wee outfits I put together, till next time,

Iona