Sunday, 12 January 2014

Debenhams Winter Style Challenge

Image from the Debenhams website
Check me out, on a fashion roll! Don't worry, the beauty posts will resume as usual during the week. Today I'm making this post to enter the Debenhams Winter Style Challenge, which is an exciting opportunity where you have to make 2 style boards, one as a 'Winter Warmer' and the other as a more glam 'Party Look'. The winner gets a whopping £500 to spend at Debenhams and the two runners up get £50 each- I guess the season of giving isn't over yet!

My first look is the Winter Warmer which I made with the idea of being comfortable and cosy while still fashionable all the while. I love this teal jumper with a fun leopard print collar, which is stylish but warm, paired with a functional pair of thick cable leggings. 

need this funnel neck coat, it's just so beautiful without being too flashy or over the top, just a simple black coat. I paired the outfit with a tan cross body bag which is quite small, just to fit the winter necessities (lip balm, tissues and sanitizer are a must!) as well as some ankle boots for some warmth. 

To brighten up the complexion, I added this blush highlighter to add some glow to a dull winter face, as well as this white snow-link top coat to make any colour just that bit more wintery. 

Oasis Collar Jumper - £38 here

Quiz Black Fleece Cable Leggings - £11.99 here
Wallis Black Funnel Neck Coat - £65 here
Oasis Xin Big Lock X Body Bag - £28 here

Faith Chocolate Leather Triple Buckle Low Ankle Boots - £52.50 here
Lancôme Blush Highlighter - £35 here

Illasmaqua Blizzard Christmas Nail Varnish - £14.50 here
Total = £244.99

My second look is the 'Party Look', which was so much fun to make. Debenhams have so many brands put together that it made it difficult to choose but also a lot of fun to see all the different styles. This is just a classic little black dress with a twist, the gold collar makes it a bit more dressy. 

The coat I paired it with is gorgeous, elegant and classy but don't you worry, animal lovers, it's faux fur! I added some chunky black courts which I think don't draw too much attention to themselves, all the while making the outfit understated but glamorous. To match the gold/sparkly theme I added this gold sequinned clutch with some dangly gold earrings and a chunky gold bracelet. 

For makeup, I chose this shimmery eye palette for a lovely wash of colour over the lids, as well as a glittery gold nail polish to add some glamour to those finger tips!

Iska Beaded Collar Dress - £32 here

Quiz Stone Rose Faux Fur - £49.99 here
Faith Black Double Tassel Trimmed High Court Shoes - £25 here
No. 1 Jenny Packham Designer Gold Embellished Clutch Bag - £33.75 here

Red Herring Polish Gold Round Disc Drop Earrings - £8 here
Betty Jackson Textured Gold Panel Stretch Bracelet - £12 here

Bobbi Brown Glitter Nail Polish in 'Chrome' - £11 here
Bobbi Brown Bronze Eye Palette - £35 here
Total : £206.74

Who would have thought that the 'Party Look' would cost less than the 'Winter Warmers' look? I hope you enjoyed seeing my winter picks, for whether you're having a lazy day in front of the telly or if you're going out to a party- I'm definitely part of the former. 


  1. Great looks, I love the top with the leopard collar :o). Xx

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  2. The winter warmer nail polish and boots are gorgeous! From the party look the shoes, polish and clutch are stunning - WANT
    Ellie,xx - New follower!
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