Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Outfit: Charmed Ivy's Autumn Look Challenge

So it's no secret I'm a massive fan of Charmed Ivy, I love their products & everything they stand for, not to mention they are the most loveliest ladies you'll ever speak to! I recently received an email notifying me of their latest newsletter as well as a challenge... And never one to miss out I jumped at the chance - probably a little later than everybody else but still! 
The challenge set by Charmed Ivy was to create an Autumn Look using their fabulous jewellery in either a fashion or beauty based environment. And because I'm a complete beauty novice I of course opted for fashion.




What I love about Autumn, apart from the crunching leaves, is being able to wear dresses with cosy thick tights & knee high boots. I understand this isn't to everyone's taste & there's a very fine line between looking good & looking like Julia Roberts at the beginning of pretty woman, but I think the key to this look is layering & lots of it!
The deep purple colour of my dress works brilliantly with the Autumn theme & contrasts the emerald colour from my Radley bag perfectly - I love wearing jewel colours around this time of year because it really notifies the change from a S/S wardrobe into an A/W one. I picked this dress up a little while ago from French Connection at the York Designer Outlet at the bargain price of £20.00 - I'm good right! And the cut of this dress is just to die for - as a pretty 'straight up straight down' woman this dress gives me the most flattering hourglass figure... Looks can be very deceiving! Ha. I've layered my outfit today with a khaki knitted cardigan & my H&M trench coat which never seems to leave my back!



Now onto the jewellery - Yay! I've decided to accessorise with more muted colours because I think the colour from my dress is already pretty bold & I didn't want my outfit to look to 'in your face'. I like to double up (& sometimes tripple up) my Charmed Ivy necklaces & today I'm wearing the ever popular 'Solar' and 'Horne of Selene' - I absolutely love these two together! The newest of my jewellery items is this fantastic 'Pop Ring' but my fave fave fave (which I've mentioned before) is my 'April Violets' bracelet. There's just something about it that's so different & so pretty and dainty that I just  love!

So here it is, this is my Autumn Look. I hope you like it & I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for taking a look. Lots of love.
Claireabella.x

Dress - French Connection (£20.00)
Cardigain - Topshop (£28.00)
Trench - H&M (£25.00)
Hat - Matalan (£8.00)
Bag - Radley (£80.00)
Solar Necklace - Charmed Ivy (£5.00)
Horne Necklace - Charmed Ivy (£4.50)
Pop Ring - Charmed Ivy (£2.00)
Bracelet - Charmed Ivy (£4.50)
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4 comments

  1. You did a good job of it. I love the deep purple dress and the hat is amazing. Have a great rest of the day. http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aw thank you - It's the coziest thing ever! :-) You too! X

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  2. That is such a gorgeous dress! Love the colour. Lovely jewellery pieces too and a great make-up look. xxx
    Just Emma

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    1. Thanks Em :-) You should check out Charmed Ivy they've got some stunning pieces! X

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