Wednesday, 13 March 2013

What I Wore Wednesday: Debenhams SS13

Last week I was invited to the Debenhams SS13 Press Show in Glasgow; for those of you outside the UK Debenhams is like the UK's Bloomingdales, in other words it's a fab department store! The SS13 Press show showed off the latest offerings from their Designers at Debenhams ranges, concessions and beauty range. Sure we've all seen what was on the runway for SS13 but if you are like me (and 99% of the population) we don't shop from the runway, we shop from stores so I was super excited to see what they had to show us.

My hands down favourite look of the night though was this amazing Principles by Ben de Lisi striped black and white a-line skirt. I've fallen madly in love with it although I will admit I did first think it was a dress when I saw it on the mannequin on the night! Regardless once I shift a few pounds I'm so adding this to my wardrobe. I tend to be anti-skirt for some reason but I'll make and exception here!

Debenhams Striped Ben de Lisi Skirt

I also loved these Red Herring Black Studded Wedges; I'm a sucker for anything studded lately and I have this theory that wedges don't make your feet hurt as much and are easier to walk in.  I'm pretty sure my theory is absolute bologna but I still find myself drawn to wedges over heels!
Debenahms Red Herring Studded Wedges

There were so many amazing beauty products from the beauty hall as well and there were lovely ladies from Nail Girls giving manicures (more on that later), Benefit doing brows and Bare Minerals doing mini-make unders--- I'm in desperate need of a new foundation and was actually quite surprised to find how much coverage powder can give you. I was also shocked to find out I'm not the palest shade available :)

There were so many beauty brands out out display from CK One, Illamasqua, Clarins...I could go on and on! I'm a huge fan of my Urban Decay Naked Palette so I was really excited to get a look at their limited edition Great and Powerful Oz Palettes. I personally loved the Urban Decay Glinda Palette but then I'm a sucker for purple and shimmer

Glinda Powerful Oz Palette

So what did I wear? I saw this outfit on Pinterest and thought I could finally wear the glitter sweatshirt I got at HM over a year ago! Unfortunately the neckline meant I couldn't really recreate the outfit as it was in the pin but I decided to stick to my guns and finally wear it.

Sequins and Blazer

Black Cropped Blazer-HM
Gold Sequin Sweatshirt-HM
Nude Studded Heels-New Look

The sweatshirt is quite baggy around my middle as I've got a disproportionally small waist compared to my bust and butt so I needed the blazer to cinch it in a bit and give me some shape. I wasn't 100% sold on the look but I was glad I finally wore the freaking thing.

While at the Debenhams SS13 show I got my nails done. I was originally going to get navy nails with an accent nail but the ladies for Nail Girls sold me on the not-yet-available-to-the-public coral shade for spring. It was out of my dark nail comfort zone but I like the result. Plus it gave me a reason to break out my coral Cynthia Rowley dress the next day!

Coral Gold Manicure

So what am I excited for this SS13? Well mostly the weather because I'm totally an open toed shoe kind of girl but I'm loving monochromatic outfits with bright nails and a fresh face. What spring/summer trends are you looking forward to this year?


I almost forgot! THANK YOU to everyone who nominated me for The Mad Blog Awards as I'm now a finalist for The Best Fashion and Beauty Blog! If you fancy voting for me voting is open now until March 26th! I really do appreciate everyone nominating me and am just stunned to be a finalist again!

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47 comments:

Melaina25 said...

I love that black and white striped skirt - amazing! I'm sure you could pull it off :)

Melaina25 said...

Love the glitter sweatshirt. I am really loving all the new french terry styles coming out - graphic and glittery tops and the super cute dresses.


How fun you got to go to the Debenhams show. Sounds like a lot of fun!

Melaina25 said...

you always rock the glitter tops thanks for the party

Melaina25 said...

LOVE the sparkles. So fun!

Melaina25 said...

I love your nails! So fun. I'm totally scared of sparkles (perhaps it's an allergy) but you do them so well!

Melaina25 said...

Love those wedges and your cute sequin top! Thanks for hosting the link-up!

Melaina25 said...

Pretty nail colour! Love that skirt as well. I love bold skits.. I can just imagine wearing it to summer parties and weddings (ha, as if I'm going to any!!). Like what you wore as well - simple but with a little sparkle! x

Melaina25 said...

I love the manicure you got. I am actually excited to start switching over to bright nail colors. I also love that Glinda palette. I've been drooling over it but reluctant to shell out the money...haha.
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Melaina25 said...

i was in cardiff last week and hubs spotted this principles outfit in the window of Debenhams, im absolutely in love with it! I checked it out on line too as didnt stop to buy it on the day, but its all sold out on line :( ps congrats on being a finalist .. hope you win this year!!!xxx

Melaina25 said...

LOVE your coral nails & the gold accent nail. Absolute perfection!!

Melaina25 said...

i'm so glad you left your comfort zone and went with the coral and that gold accent nail. gorgeous! i just saw a client of mine this last week had a color close to that shade but a lil darker. it looks so pretty, ahhhh spring is almost here, happenin' any minute now!

Melaina25 said...

That gold nail! Amazing :) :) I'm a huge fan!

Melaina25 said...

I love that striped skirt and your sequined top, thank you for the fun party!

Melaina25 said...

Love your nails!


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Melaina25 said...

Love that striped A-line skirt too! Your mani is really nice. I don't think it's too pastel, even though I'm sure it's a big departure if you're used to dark polish. Sounds like a fun event! And congrats on the nomination! I'm going to go vote now!

Melaina25 said...

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Melaina25 said...

Happy Hump Day Wednesday! Sounds like you had a good time and I love the mani.. I too love wedges better than heels, but those were a bit too high for me. Enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for hosting again. Congrats on being chosen a finalist - a great honor!

Melaina25 said...

Literally drooling over the skirt, the way she is styled from head to toe, holding flowers is beautiful! I love your sparkly top too! Thanks for the link up!

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Melaina25 said...

I love the manicure and the gold sequin sweater! I must go find one!!!

Melaina25 said...

You didn't really mean to just say "comment" did you?

Melaina25 said...

I bought it at H&M a year ago! I literally haven't worn it for a year :-/

Melaina25 said...

Isn't it a great outfit? I thought it was a dress at first!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Antionette! I've often fallen into the trap where I think wedges can't be too high and then I try to walk in them and I'm SOL!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Jean!

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Megan :)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Biti! The skirt is just so fab right?

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Bri Marie! I'd not tried an accent nail before.

Melaina25 said...

I think since it is still so freaking freezing here I'm just not in a spring state of mind yet.

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Danielle!

Melaina25 said...

The skirt is back in stock Rachel! If you click the link it should go right to it :) Thank you; maybe I'm 3rd year lucky :)

Melaina25 said...

I just got the Naked Palette at Christmas and a Kat von D palette before that so I'm reluctant to get another myself :)

Melaina25 said...

Hey you never know--you could be the designated driver ;)

Melaina25 said...

Thank you! I'm just glad I finally wore it.

Melaina25 said...

Oh I'm a MAJOR sucker for sequins and sparkle---I think it has to be simple and not over one though :) I think I'm allergic to peter pan collars ;)

Melaina25 said...

Thanks Ana! Just so glad I finally wore it!

Melaina25 said...

I do love a bit of sparkle :)

Melaina25 said...

I'm a fan of the Briton stripes, too!

Melaina25 said...

I get weird about skirts b/c of my c-section middle but I just might have to get it!

Melaina25 said...

I don't blame you for falling in love with that skirt, it's gorgeous!

Melaina25 said...

Thank you so much for hosting! I'm kind of obsessed with that gold sequin shirt...


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Melaina25 said...

Love the sweatshirt- great way to be cute and comfy at the same time!

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Melaina25 said...

More reason to shift a few pounds so I can buy it!

Melaina25 said...

Oooh, I love your gold accent nail! And that sparkly shirt is gorgeous!


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Melaina25 said...

Love love love those spring nails!

Melaina25 said...

LOVE that sequin shirt! I have a silver one thats been sitting in my closet for a while now too. But I think you just inspired me to pull it out! The peach and gold nails look fabulous with that top too! That black and white skirt is adorable! I'm your newest follower… Thanks for the link up!
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Melaina25 said...

I need to check out what you wear more often, I too have the thinner waist but bigger bust and butt/hip area. I have the HARDEST time finding great clothes that look good on me. Either something is too snug or too baggy, GERR!

Melaina25 said...

It's a W girl thing :) Skater dresses or anything with a full skirt work best or I will layer a puffa vest or belt to cinch in the waist if I need to. It is tough finding clothes that fit but once you find a style that works stick with it! I have probably 4 skater dresses :)