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Alexander McQueen Autumn Winter Wishlist

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McQueen AW WishlistFolded Drape Mini Skirt / Ladder High Neck Dress / Rouched Knit Crew Neck Jumper / Long Handkerchief Skirt / Silk Chiffon Creased Roses Scarf / Studded Heeled Bootie / Legend Bag / Draped Sleeve Flare Dress / Petal Sleeve Double Breasted Coat / Studded Continental Wallet / Folded Drape Mini Dress / Studded Heroine Bag

I’ve always been more of an Autumn/Winter fan than a Spring/Summer one (which is probably just as well considering I live in chilly little England!), so although I’m enjoying the longer days, blue skies and lush landscapes of the current months, I can’t help but get a little bit excited about the up and coming Autumn/Winter collections from my favourite shops and designers.  Walking around the Highcross last week, I’ve already started to notice a slow trickle of thicker fabrics and darker colours coming in and, much to my delight, Alexander McQueen have also just launched their Pre Autumn Winter 2015, and Autumn Winter 2015 collections.  There are some absolutely stunning pieces in both collections, but unfortunately I’m far too poor to afford any of it!  So I thought I’d share with you my McQueen Autumn/Winter wishlist, so that you can see how beautiful it all is, but also so I can come back to it during the end of year sale to remind myself of what I want, in the hope that I will then be able to afford it!

Which is your favourite piece?

Naomi x

Little Black Dresses by George

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The festive season is just around the corner, and I’ve already been invited to a few Christmas parties and meals out.  As such, I’ve started to do some online window shopping for the perfect party outfits for this season, and I’ve found that George at Asda have some really gorgeous women’s dresses in their Autumn/Winter collection.  I’m a sucker for a classic LBD, and George have two in particular that I’ve been eyeing up.  It’s been a while since I put together a wishlist type post, so I thought I’d do one to show you how I’d style these two dresses.

LBD 2014

Outfit One

George Sequin V-Back Dress / New Look Pony Hair Structured Clutch / Jeffrey Campbell Lita Ankle Boots / Zara Interwoven Chain Necklace

Outfit Two

George Peplum Bodycon Dress / Irregular Choice Stitch In Time Clutch / ASOS POETIC Platforms / George Bobble Bead Necklace

Outfit One features George’s Sequin V-Back Dress, which retails for an incredibly affordable £28.  Sequins and a V-Back would both make a huge statement at a glitzy Christmas party, so this dress doesn’t need a huge amount of accessories.  A simple structured clutch would be ideal to offset the sparkle, and a chunky chain necklace would add a bit more texture and depth.  It’s not always easy to find a pair of shoes to go with sequins, but I quite like the look of a chunky heel with this kind of dress, hence why I chose a classic pair of Litas to go with it.

Outfit Two features George’s Peplum Bodycon Dress, which costs just £30.  I absolutely adore this dress as it’s classic and feminine, but has a bit of an edge with its faux leather waist detail.  To enhance the waist, I chose a pretty floral clutch by Irregular Choice which has a similar black on black look.  An elegant pair of stilettos and a beaded necklace finish off this look, but I think it’d look just as stunning without the necklace.

Which of these two looks do you like best?

Naomi x

*This post is a collaboration.*

Student Fashion Essentials: Ball Dresses for a Night Out

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Today’s post is the first in a series of features about Student Fashion Essentials, the rest of which will run throughout September.  Whether you’re starting life as a student this year or are a university veteran, every student should have a few specific wardrobe essentials that will make your time at university that little bit easier, and a lot more fashionable!  As I can vouch for, most students live on a tight budget, so you’ll be pleased to know that a lot of these fashion essentials are very kind on the bank account, but in my opinion it’s worth investing a fraction more of your student loan on some items, as if you buy quality you’ll save in the long run as you can avoid buying replacement after replacement.

So, without further ado, in no particular order, fashion essential number one is aimed at the ladies with beautiful ball dresses for a night out!  For a lot of people a big part of university life is going out and having fun, and looking good whilst you do it.  In my experience, the best place to go for these glam night out outfits is New Look, as their dresses are affordable, but also versatile and very good quality, so you can wear them time and time again with different accessories, in different situations, and you’ll always get complimented on how good you look.

Here are my picks from New Look’s current range of dresses, some of which are even in the sale!

New Look Dress 1Black Embellished Neck Keyhole Sleeveless Skater Dress – £34.99

New Look Dress 2Madame Rage Pink Floral Prom Dress – £30.00

New Look Dress 7Dark Green Sparkle Drape Sweetheart Strapless Dress – Was £34.99, Now £18.00

New Look Dress 3Purple Embellished Cut Out One Shoulder Prom Dress – £44.99

New Look Dress 4Vila Yellow Mirror Print Dress – Was £34.99, Now £18.00

New Look Dress 6Yumi Dotty Tunic Dress – Was £39.99, Now £27.99

You can view the rest of New Look’s range of dresses here.

Keep an eye out for the rest of my Student Fashion Essentials posts, coming soon!

Naomi x

*This post is a collaboration.*

I’m having a BLOG SALE!!

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Hi everyone!

Some of you may have noticed that Bewitchery now has a Blog Sale page!  If you haven’t seen it, the link/tab is at the top of the page.  I have already listed quite a few things for sale, including dresses, tops, ANEW face creams, jewellery, watches and books, and there will be a lot more to come.  I will post items to the UK, USA, Canada and Europe.  Postage will be calculated once items have sold.  Payment by PayPal only please!  If you want anything, please leave a message on the sale page, or email bewitcheryblog@gmail.com.

Thanks for looking and happy shopping!  You can view my blog sale here.

Naomi x

Summer Dress Bargains!

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This past week I’ve treated myself to a few pretty dresses ready for late Spring/Summer, and all of them have been fantastic bargains!

The first dress I bought was a mustard and black belted skater style dress from Chiara Fashion.  It cost £4.95 (plus p+p) in the sale.

I don’t usually wear yellow but this is a really lovely shade and, as an added bonus, I even have a nail varnish which is a perfect match!

This second dress was from Primark and cost just £3 in the sale!  I swear Primark put some of their stock straight into the sale without trying to sell it full price first as I’d never seen this before, but hey, I’m not complaining!  I think the button detail is really cute and the colours really stand out.  The dress is even shaped at the breast and slightly fitted at the waist for a flattering fit.

My last purchase is my absolute favourite and the most expensive at £10 from Asda.  I adore purple and bright colours and this dress was just made for me – it’s just so pretty!  It is a similar cut to the Primark dress above and is made of light cotton, which is perfect for warm days.  I may dress this with leggings and a shrug tomorrow though as I can’t wait to wear it.

And of course, here’s an obligatory changing room shot…

Which dress do you like best?  Have you started your summer dress shopping yet?

Naomi x


 

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