All of a sudden, nights have transformed from being slightly mild to F-R-E-E-Z-I-N-G. With party season fast approaching, I'm wondering how to keep warm and still look fashion forward. Because wearing multiple jumpers one-on-the-top-of-the-other is hardly flattering. I'm on a mission this year: to prove that as the weather turns, you don't have to compromise on style. Nor do you have to freeze to death in order to look good. When I heard that Glamorous are currently offering bloggers the chance to win £200 to spend on their site, I just had to give it a go. Glamorous always stocks the most amazing statement pieces and I thought; what better brand to help me with my above mission?
If you want to be in with a chance too, all you need to do is blog about your favourite items from the Glamorous website - but it must come to a total of £200 or under - and email your entry to email@example.com before the 12th November.
The theme I've gone for is "Winter Wonderland" where I selected wintery pieces with such beautiful patterns and intricate detailing, they literally left my mouth agape in wonder:
Studded boots - Not all of us can afford Litas, so for a mere £34.99, this pair is ideal! Boots like these will add class to any outfit - whether it be a skirt, shorts or trousers - and the platform makes them a safer, more sturdy choice for party season when you may indulge on one too many cocktails!
Baroque shorts - When I saw the baroque pattern on this pair of shorts from Glamorous, it was love at first sight. You could get so much wear out of these. They are smart enough for a day at the office, but when 5pm hits, you could team them with a pair of skyscraper heels ready for a night out with the girls.
Blue jumper - I am often guilty of choosing out black knitwear simply because it's "safe" and goes with everything. This multi-tone blue jumper found on the Glamorous site is perfection in knitted form. The different types of blue used are so interesting and unlike other knitwear I've seen.
Cosy lined coat - Struggling for a better word, this coat just looks so... cosy. Plus being reduced from £70.00 to a mere £26.99 in the sale makes it an absolute winner. UPDATE: since first writing this, the coat is sadly no longer in stock. I still wanted to share it with you guys though as it's too beautiful not to!
Gold skirt - Everyone and their cat seems to be in possession of some sort of black skater skirt. Whether it be pleated, leather, leather effect or "other". I love that this gold skirt is a little bit different and it'd be amazing for party season. With my vast collection of black jumpers, it would certainly spice them up!
Black floral top - How amazing is the detailing on this top?! It's simple, it's classy, and it's so beautiful, it wouldn't just be reserved for my winter wardrobe. I would want to wear it all year round.
Shirt with jewel collar - I love a white shirt but a white shirt with an embellished collar? This really caters to my magpie tendencies of loving all that is shiny. Again, ideal for the office AND for parties. And when the big freeze hits, I'd wear this under a jumper with that amazing collar peeping out.
And the best thing? Their mix-and-match potential
For £190.95, I haven't just created a single outfit - on the contrary, I can envisage several different looks:
1 / The white shirt + the shorts + the platforms with thick wintery tights
2 / Black floral top with the tassels tucked into the shorts + the platforms
3 / Black floral top with the tassels tucked into the gold skirt + the platforms
4 / The white shirt worn underneath the black top so the collar peeps out
5 / The white shirt worn underneath the blue knit so the collar peeps out
6 / And for an amazing contrast of colours... the gold skirt with the blue knit
... and the coat worn on top of any of these.
So there you have it.
"Winter Wonderland" looks.
Courtesy of Glamorous.