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Saturday, 2 November 2013

Hussein Chalayan: Three Ways

I was recently contacted about Hussein Chalayan at Avenue 32, and fell head-over-heels for this gorgeous Oxblood Cup Sleeve Jumper Dress, a bargain at a mere £570... Oh wait. That's a month's wages for me at the moment! Needless to say, as beautiful as it is, I won't be splashing out on this dress just now, but that hasn't stopped me coming up with three ways I'd love to wear it if I did happen to have a month's rent just floating around for spending on a dress... After all, we can all lust after impractically expensive pieces every now and then, right!?
Red Herring Faux Leather Studded Belt, Debenhams, £10
Look Beauty Nail Pop in 'Berry Fizz', £2.50
Rimmel London Kate Moss Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick in 111, £5.49
Topshop Alpy Lace-Up Velvet Boots, £78
For my first look, I chose to pair the dress with simple ankle boots and a studded waist belt. A sparkly Look Beauty nail polish and a deep, berry red lip finish the look off, complementing the colour of the dress and planting this outfit firmly in the A/W camp as far as make-up is concerned!
Envy Gold Sequin Trim Platform Court Shoes, now £16
New Look Limited Edition Sleek Geo Bib Necklace, ASOS, £17.99
Barry M Glitter Dust in 'Yellow Gold', £4.59
Oasis Glitter Frame Hardcase Clutch Bag, £28
Secondly, I've put together a Christmas party type of look, perfect for a Christmas meal out or similar type of event; a bit glitzy, but the jumper dress means you won't get chilly! I think oxblood looks stunning with gold so I've gone for gold accessories - sequinned heels, jewellery and make-up.
Chalayan #3
Converse All Star Collar Studs Hi-Tops, £60
Jenson Fur Collar Biker Jacket, Topshop, £58
Leopard Print Long Shoulder Strap Bag, eBay, £7.99
Barry M Matte Nail Paint in 'Burgundy Crush', £3.99
Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Eyeliner in 'Black', £2.99
Finally, I've gone for a more casual outfit, perfect for a shopping trip or maybe an evening at the cinema. Converse are a classic but the studs on this pair brings them nicely up-to-date. Oxblood and leopard print look amazing together (I love leopard with everything so I would say that...), and this bag has plenty of room! A faux leather jacket would keep you nice and warm, and finally a nice cat-eye flick of eyeliner and nail polish coordinated with the dress finishes look #3 off perfectly for me!
Which is your favourite of the three looks I've put together here? Do you agree with me that a dress like this would be an investment piece as it's so versatile? Would you ever spend so much money on a single piece of clothing?
[*Please note this is a sponsored post, but as always all 
thoughts and opinions are entirely my own!]


  1. Love the lace up ankle boots - stunning! Xx


  2. The golden heels are beautiful~ Thanks for sharing Jess ^_^

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  3. I think the first outfit is perfecto! its a lovely key piece but for that price nooo way! I bet if you shop around you can find something pretty similar:) x


  4. I adore big baggy jumpers, especially at this time of year :) I still need to try those Kate Moss lipsticks.
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

  5. Those gold heels are so gorgeous! (:

  6. they would all look so amazing! the kate moss lipstick looks really similar to the 107, would you say its a lot darker than the 107? i've never tried the 111 before
    saida xx


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