Wednesday, September 5, 2012

House of Fraser Blogger Style Challenge

Happy Wednesday!

There is another blogger style challenge going on right now! 
This time it's from House of Fraser and what's up for grabs is £200 worth of House of Fraser vouchers! :D

All you have to do is create a look for next season using items from, blog about it, tell them what you love about the pieces and where you would wear the outfit.

School has already started for a lot of us, and so I decided to create a look that can be easily worn for school 
(and for after school, haha!). ;)

According to, gold is one of the colors of Fall... it might not be the most appropriate color for school/daytime wear, but we can definitely put gold to use in our accessories.

The Mid-Rise Jeggings, Tuxedo Shirt, and Tailored Blazer are all from House of Fraser's Autumn/Winter 2012 Collection. Besides the tuxedo-style blazer, a lot of the other items from this look are also Fall-approved: Colored Bag, Not-So-Classic Loafer, and Menswear Watch. :D

When dressing up for school, two things are at the top of my list... my outfit has to be 1. comfortable and 2. stylish! :)

1. LABEL LAB Tuxedo Shirt (Was £50, Now £40) -

Classic. Versatile. Collegiate. 
Can be dressed up with the right accessories.

2. OUI Slim Mid-Rise Jeggings (£89.95) -

Comfortable. Perfect pop of color.

3. TED BAKER Jira Tailored Stretch Suit Jacket (£199) -

Classic. Wardrobe staple. Great investment.

4. HEAD OVER HEELS Linzi H (£20) -

Something I've been wanting for months now. ;)

5. TED BAKER Turtel Patent Quilted Bag (£99) -

Gorgeous color!

6. PHASE EIGHT Layer Pendant Necklace (£30) -

Statement necklace. Versatile.

7. GUESS Crystal Crush Gold Ball Earrings (£35) -

Dainty. Simple. Classic.

8. MARY PORTAS Flower Ring (£45) -

Fun. Pretty. Lovely.

9. MICHAEL KORS MK3719 Runway (£165) -

Will be used forever! ;)

10. RAY-BAN Unisex RB3025 Aviator Large Polar Sunglasses (£175) -

My outfits aren't complete without my trusty aviator sunglasses! ;)

A lot of the items from this look are classic and versatile -- two things that I've noticed are very important to me. :)

I love how these pieces can be paired with a lot of other pieces already in your closet to create other looks (another thing that's important to me, haha!). You can also change up the vibe of this outfit -- blazer on for a more serious and proper look, blazer off for a more casual and fun vibe. :D

What do you guys think? Do you like the outfit? Is this something you might want to wear?
Which Fall trends are you looking forward to wearing? 
Would you like to join this challenge?

To join House of Fraser's blogger style challenge, please click here.
The contest will end on Monday, September 10th.
Good luck! :)


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  1. i love the tuxedo shirt! its so classy! x

  2. I like the look for sure. For fall I am lusting for camouflage trend :)

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    1. oooh, yeah! i need something camouflage too! :)

  3. Ooh, the bag and the necklace are so fabulous!! :)

  4. Lovely blog!
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    1. thank you, helena! i'll check out your blog. :)

  5. Good luck, Mimi! I really hope you win. Your outfit is casual, chic, and perfect for school, so you totally deserve the prize. :)

    1. aww, thank you so much, jennifer! that means a lot to me. :D

  6. Great set, the sleeveless blouse, blazer and black flats are such classic pieces you'll never go wrong with!

  7. love your picks, they are all classics that can be worn for a long time!!

  8. That's really cute! I'd totally wear the outfit :)

  9. What a great look Mimi!! In all honesty it is not very often that I see looks fellow bloggers have put together that I would actually wear, but I would DEFINITELY wear this outfit!! SAC xxx

  10. Love the blue-white-gold combination! The flower ring's my fave!

  11. I'm a huge fan of gold accessories! And I love those smoking slippers. I've had my eye on a pair, too.

    1. yes, me too! :D and i also really love gold accessories! :)

  12. Classic! Love the handbag and the flats!

  13. I really love this look dear !! (:

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  14. i adore this outfit you created mimi.. especially since i'm totally obsessed with all things cobalt blue these days haha!! and i loveeee blazers.. makes an outfit so chic in a snap!!

    1. awww, thank you, lisa! i am obsessed with cobalt blue too! ;)

  15. Love the Kors watch. I've been eyeing that for over a year!

  16. omg, i just made my outfit for this challenge. i really like yours. it's simple but still really cute. and just look at that royal blue bag. so pretty.

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    1. thanks, carrie! i can't wait to see your outfit! :D

  17. I actually do prefer gold accessories to silver or platinum. I think it suits my skintone better

  18. loving this! Though i would have paired the shirt with a leather flared skirt, and a more cropped jacket :) the accessories are awesome!

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  19. i actually got a rose gold watch, similar to MK

  20. I love the blue Ted Baker purse! Great picks : )

  21. This is great. I love the MK watch and the statement pendant necklace.

  22. This is a nice outfit!! All the items are very versatile and can be paired in many other different looks too.


  23. Love the shoes and the watch! Kisses

  24. This is the perfect outfit, mimi! Good luck!!!

    --Olivia :)

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