Monday, 29 September 2014

My Top 5 Autumn Buys: John Lewis

With the nights drawing in and winter looming, the shops are filled with new season clothes-my favourite time of the year! I'm not sure why, but A/W fashion always gets me much more excited than S/S. John Lewis have launched their fashion magazine online, brimming with new pieces and trends (it's also available free via the app store if you have a fancy phone/tablet/whatever new thing has just launched-'fraid I'm not that tech minded) and they've asked me to pick out my favourites. Hard job, but someone has to do it, wink, wink! I'm happy to see what I'd consider staples and classics rather than entirely 'new' trends and this little lot has me wishing I was instore trying and buying right now!Jigsaw blue depths dress

Jigsaw blue depths dress £129: If this dress were in my wardrobe it would be one of the hardest working items there. You can't go wrong with a shift shape like this, no matter which season you're in. On warmer days, it would look great with bare legs or sheer tights and come winter, boots or thick tights will work just as well. I could probably style this a hundred different ways, dressing it up with a statement necklace, playing around with belts, adding bright accessories, colour clashing, you name it! The print has a mystical, magical galaxy feel that I could get lost in, I just love it. Lancome Grandiose mascara Lancome Grandiose Mascara £22:  I'm a big fan of Lancome mascaras and have mentioned this one to you in passing.  The 'swan neck' wand is absolutely genius and has you wondering why nobody has thought of it before.  It must be so much easier, especially on your 'other' opposite eye, to apply.  This mascara promises to grab all your lashes, even those little corner ones for full, even and open eyes.  Sounds perfect.  Ted Baker opulent bloom skirt
Ted Baker opulent bloom skirt £129:  Absolutely ticking that 'winter flora' trend, this bold bloom print is stunning and utterly bewitching!  One thing I love about Ted Baker products is if you love a print, you can most likely find it on anything from shoe linings to makeup bags and obviously their clothes too.  I think I would let the print and the strong A-line shape do the talking and team with plain black for maximum impact.     Somerset by Alice Temperley lace dress
Somerset by Alice Temperley lace dress £160:  For me, black lace is a winter staple and classic.  I will never tire of it.  There's so many lovely and well thought out details on this; the delicate scalloped hem and finish to the sleeves make it super pretty.  There's small buttons down the centre front bodice and the sleeves are sheer along with a shorter lining to make the most of the lace pattern against your skin.  I'm just dying to add a fur tippet with brooch for a vintage feel.  Miss KG Elise shoe boot
Miss KG 'Elise' £85:  Another must-have for me are shoe-boots.  A reasonably plain black style like this one, will most definitely see you through that transitional period and beyond.  I like that this pair are elegant and non-chunky and the peep toe, contrast metallic trim and thin ankle strap just add interest.  Don't be afraid to wear with more feminine and formal pieces, it'll give them an edge.  They would totally work with that lace dress above and the Ted Baker skirt.  Again they'd look great with bare legs or fancy tights, your options are endless!

Is there anything that takes your fancy here? What are your must-haves for Autumn?

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  1. I love everything you picked out, that first dress in particular.


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