Halloween Fashion From New Look

In the car this morning, as I once again tried to avoid sleep walking through the school run, a song came on the radio that immediately made me smile. It was ‘The Monster Mash’ by Bobby-Boris Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers, a classic Halloween song that was a hit in both the 1960s and 1970s and has been played at a million Halloween parties every year since. It reminded me that Halloween is less than two weeks away, and that I had yet to have looked at the Halloween fashion which has sort of been a tradition since I started this blog. So here it is.

This year I decided to have a look at the Halloween range from High Street fave New Look. who I genuinely think have played a blinder this year, with a range that covers everything from casual t-shirts to beautiful dresses and skirts that could be worn for Halloween, and will then be dressy enough to be worn through the festive season that follows.

New Look has created a collection that allows you to add a little bit of Halloween to your wardrobe without a huge expense. There are cute pumpkin earrings that cost just £1.99, a fabulously creepy spider choker for less than a fiver, and a great range of spooky t-shirts that cost less than £10, which I think is a great bargain.

I have highlighted some of my fave pieces below.

Will you be dressing up this Halloween?

New Look Halloween – Key Pieces

Black Halloween Spider Choker £4.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Premium Galaxy Embellished Mesh Dress £39.99 Click to visit New Look

Halloween Black Sequined Bat Mask £5.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Scary Movie and Chill? Metallic Slogan T-Shirt £9.99 Click to visit New Look

Curves Black Skeleton Print T-Shirt £9.99 Click to visit New Look

Halloween Floral Net Head Band £7.99 Click to visit New Look

Cameo Rose Black Frill Hem Trousers
£19.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Spot Mesh Hanky Hem Wrap Front Dress £24.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Trick or Treat Colour Block Purse £4.99 Click to visit New Look

Bright Orange Glitter Pumpkin Earrings £1.99 Click to visit New Look

Red Suedette Stiletto Over The Knee Boots £44.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Leather-Look High Waist Skinny Hallie Jeans £25.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Witch Please Slogan T-Shirt £7.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Skeleton Print T-Shirt Dress £12.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Sheer Midi Skater Skirt £22.99 Click to visit New Look

 

New Look – Suki Waterhouse is the new face of the brand.

Suki Waterhouse is one of the most iconic models working today. She has the sort of looks – doe eyed, long blonde hair and beestung lips, that bring to mind Jean Shrimpton at the height of the 1960s. She is also famous for her relationship with Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper, and now she has been chosen as the face of New Look’s Autumn/Winter fashion campaign for 2016/7.

Suki looks amazing in the ad campaign, and has also chosen an edit of her favourites from the current collection. The collection cleverly combines pieces that will work throughout Autumn/Winter as every day pieces, the boyfriend coat in this season’s very popular khaki shade, a range of trousers and skinny jeans, plaid shirts that bring to mind the very best of early 90s grunge fashion, and feminine tops and blouses with frills that will team well with both jeans, or fitted skirts for a casual, or more dressy look.

There are also dressier pieces that will work in the run up to Christmas (yes it is that time of year again, although we are promised a bit of an Indian Summer and a heatwave this week.) The dark green leather look mini skirt and the rust sateen cami top are really great wardrobe pieces that will be so hard working in your wardrobe – imagine that cami under a tuxedo style jacket and cigarette pants for a YSL Le Smoking inspired look. Or team the leather look skirt with a sleeveless black polo neck for a 60s inspired look – all smokey eyes and bouffant hair.

The great thing is that the pieces are so affordable – the sateen top, which is on my hit list, is just £9.99, and the fabulous khaki coat is another steal at less than £40. I think New Look have come up trumps once again with this collection. No wonder it has Suki’s approval.

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Suki’s looks and key picks

White Ruffle Trim Long Sleeve Top £12.99 Click to visit New Look

White Ruffle Trim Long Sleeve Top
£12.99 Click to visit New Look

Dark Green Leather-Look Seam Trim Mini Skirt £17.99 Click to visit New Look

Dark Green Leather-Look Seam Trim Mini Skirt
£17.99 Click to visit New Look

Khaki Boyfriend Coat £34.99 Click to visit New Look

Khaki Boyfriend Coat £34.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Tartan Check Double Pocket Long Sleeve Shirt £14.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Tartan Check Double Pocket Long Sleeve Shirt £14.99 Click to visit New Look

Rust Sateen V Neck Cami £9.99 Click to visit New Look

Rust Sateen V Neck Cami £9.99 Click to visit New Look

Red Crepe Zip Front A-Line Skirt £14.99 Click to visit New Look

Red Crepe Zip Front A-Line Skirt £14.99
Click to visit New Look

Dark Grey Belted Trousers £24.99 Click to visit New Look

Dark Grey Belted Trousers £24.99 Click to visit New Look

Cream Ruffle Trim T-Shirt £17.99 Click to visit New Look

Cream Ruffle Trim T-Shirt £17.99 Click to visit New Look

To view the complete Suki Edit, click here.

 

Outfit post – January looks.

I generally hate January, it is a dull, miserable, cold and dark month that is such a disappointment after the bright lights and fun of Christmas. And, for me, this January has been no exception to this rule, made even more depressing due to a worrying health scare I have been living with, one now made a little easier due to some pretty drastic tests last week. Thankfully it seems that my worst fear won’t be realised, although I will still need some more tests and appointments in the coming months.

But January hasn’t been all doom and gloom. I have hit the sales with some avengence, picking out some great bargain buys for my wardrobe that I have been super pleased with. I’ve had the chance to review some great shows, including Strictly Live, and have had fun taking part in a cocktail masterclass that will be on the blog this week. I have also become a proverbial footie mom, with a woolly hat and scarf fully in place (not quite got an anorak yet, but the Uggs have made an appearance.

Here are the best of the looks that I have been wearing out and about in January. Where possible, I have added a link to the same, or a very similar piece, but as many have been picked up in the sales, or when shopping my wardrobe, this is not always possible.

Happy February folks.

Joe’s football training

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Shirt C/O Next (Shown below)

Mid Blue Denim Shirt £26 Click to visit Next

Mid Blue Denim Shirt £26 Click to visit Next

Trousers Primark

Boots New Look (Featured here)

 

Nando’s Date

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Jacket Primark

Top BHS (via Charity Shop)

Jeans Primark

Boots New Look

Scarf Marisota (See here)

Bag Cath Kidston

 

Football at the Hawthorns

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Hat and Scarf – Official WBA merchandise

Jeans C/O Marisota

Boots C/O Marisota (pictured below)

Coat Primark

Sole Diva High Leg Boots Standard Calf Extra Wide EEE Fit now £42 Click to visit Marisota

Sole Diva High Leg Boots Standard Calf Extra Wide EEE Fit now £42 Click to visit Marisota

Sunday Lunch at my parents house

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Cardigan New Look

Top underneath DKNY

Skirt Hobbs (charity shop find)

Necklace Asda George

Boots Clarks

At the theatre for The Snowman

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Top Billie and Blossom at Dorothy Perkins (the same in blue below)

Skirt Tu at Sainsburys

Shoes Bally vintage (Charity Shop find)

**Billie & Blossom Cobalt Embellished Blouse Was £26.00 Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

**Billie & Blossom Cobalt Embellished Blouse
Was £26.00
Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

 

Strictly Come Dancing Live

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Top c/o ASOS

Skirt Dorothy Perkins

Necklace Primark

Beefeater Review

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Dress Select ( Twitter competition win – See below)

Boots New Look

 DOUBLE CHECK SHIRT DRESS Code: #S042/0406/012_RED now £11.99 Click to visit Select

DOUBLE CHECK SHIRT DRESS
                          
                             now £11.99 Click to visit Select

More Football training

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Top Dorothy Perkins sale

Boots Ugg (see below)

Jeans New Look

Necklace Primark

Women's Michelle £170 Click to visit Ugg Australia

Women’s Michelle £170 Click to visit Ugg Australia

Birthday Party

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Top Clements Ribeiro

Skirt M&S

Necklace  C/O Zara Taylor London (shown below in detail)

Shoes c/o Shoezone

Fairy Cameo Long Chain Pendant £22 Click to visit Zara Taylor London

Fairy Cameo Long Chain Pendant £22 Click to visit Zara Taylor London

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Jumper Michael Kors

Coated Jeans Dorothy Perkins (pictured below)

Boots and necklace Primark

Bag Scotsburn Croft (reviewed here)

Black Coated Bailey jeans Was £25.00 Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Coated Bailey jeans Was £25.00
Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Cocktail masterclass at Bar Opus

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Blouse and Jeans Dorothy Perkins (Similar blouse below in black and white)

Shoes Debenhams

Necklace Topshop

Black Spot Bell Sleeve Top Was £25.00 Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Spot Bell Sleeve Top
Was £25.00
Now £15.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

What have you been up to in January?