New Look Denim Competition – #denimcomp

Jeans… I love um! With so many hot new pairs hitting the market this AW12, I really can’t wait to get my hands on a few pairs.

If you need an excuse to go out and get yourself a new pair of skinny’s then what better time then now. Today is Jeans for Genes day. Wear your Jeans with pride, join in one of the many fundraising events taking taking place up and down your country.

It’s guilt free jean shopping for me today.

While checking out the latest AW12 jeans online, I came across this wonderful gem of a site called The Sparkle Fashion Blog. They are running an awesome bloggers only competition in conjunction with New Look as a celebration of their newly launched collection of jeans. The prize… One winner will receive Β£200 + pair of jeans! And an additional 9 runners will also win a pair of New Looks newest sexiest jeans!

The competition closes at mid-day so i’m rushing like made here but still trying to impress you with my fashion “know how” so please bear with me.

Basically all I had to do was express my inner fashion sense by going wild and creating an outfit centred around one of their newest denim arrivals… The jeans.

It actually wasn’t hard to find a pair I loved as I quite simply loved them all. Decisions… Decisions what is a girl meant to do?

Ok here it is… My chosen jeans and the over all look I’ve chosen.

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The Jeans.

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Seriously… You can’t go wrong with a pair of Skinny Jeans. This black pair is super chic with a rock chick edge.The studded side detail really sets them apart from the rest.The cut looks great and I could see myself dressing them up and down for both night and day.

I was also drawn in by the very reasonable price tag of just Β£24.99! Super stylish and sexy with a super price tag to match… You just can’t fail to get it right. These jeans will be a winner every time you put them on and I’m now looking for my credit card. πŸ™‚

Now, although the Jeans are the centre piece for my design inspiration I can’t go out and about sporting these and these alone.

The Jumper & Jacket

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I love red and with the evenings turning from warm to very nippy, what better then a cosy knit to warm your cockles!

This ‘Red Label Red & White Stripe Mesh Knit’ looks warm cosy and above all very comfortable. This would give my dark jeans the injection of colour it desires. At Β£17.99 I’d call that a bargain buy.

Now… the biker jacket, what more can I say than WOW. This is black in colour with front zip fastening and at Β£59.99 for real leather it would seem that New Look have brought us stylish leather of a budget.

Boots and Bag

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These are Silver Chelsea Boots and I want them. For just under Β£60 they are very reasonably priced. I love that they are Metallic, It gives them that certain edginess!

As for the bag, I’ve just got to have it! It’s got me written all over it! The blond hair the makeup and even the wine… yep this tote is definitely for this Blondie. The tote is by Scruffy little cat and sold at the New Look UK online store.

Accessories:

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OK, OK… These Probably are a bit out of my price range. But it doesn’t stop me lusting after them. The red and grey matches so well with the rest of the outfit… So I’m just going to dream a little! Here’s the link to the Beret (note all pieces sold separately).

So there you have it. My perfect New Look AW12 jeans! What do you think?

My Amsterdam Look

Admittedly I’ve never been to Amsterdam but that’s not to say I wouldn’t like to! In fact I’d love to that’s why I’m entering this fabulous competition put on by the guys at easyjet.

All I have to do is basically share with you, my readers, what I’d wear to this lively dutch city.

Given I’ve never had the privilege in exploring the city of Amsterdam I can’t pretend to know what the latest trends are in this part of the world but for me this really doesn’t matter. I’m a woman who doesn’t follow the latest trends, I don’t wear something just because its “IN” I’m an individual who likes to express this through her sense of fashion. I wear what suits me, what makes me feel comfortable and confident. Just because I’m a mum it doesn’t mean it’s all oversized baggy jumpers, leggings and school run fashion! I am only 30 you know! I think it’s always better to be wearing the clothes instead of the clothes wearing you.

Now I should also mention the fact I don’t do things by half. Send me shopping and there is a danger I may just come back with the entire contents of a shop! Yes, I can be a little excessive… Not great when it comes to baggage allowance and check-in.

This tends to be the same when it comes to creating a fashion look book, as I’ve discovered during the course of this exercise.

Now that’s all cleared up, and you can’t say you haven’t been warned, here are the pages of my Amsterdam Look Book.

Page 1

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What better way to start an Amsterdam Look Book, then with a little Dutch Inspiration. It became quite obvious relatively quickly when checking out Amsterdam on the net that the Bicycle is a big part of the cities transportation, hence the inclusion of my stunning red bicycle here in my look book. Page one features some very casual but super chic pieces. Perfect for a busy days sightseeing or a bicycle tour around the city’s hot sports. Life in Amsterdam seems chilled and relaxed by day and crazy lively by night. Here i’ve tried to capture this element within my style choices. I feel I’ve done well to capture some of the traditional dutch trends. From the clog style footwear to the stylish wooly red hat, I love them all.

Page 2

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The next page of my Amsterdam Look Book incorporates both vintage, designer pieces and high street trends. All pieces are casual but smart adding this real city sleek feel to them. I’ve even included some real Dutch statement pieces from the necklace to the super sexy stylish gold trainer boots. I’d be more than happy to have all of my chosen pieces loaded in my suitcase. I’d feel comfortable yet stylish as I sip coffee by the canal in an Amsterdam coffee shop.

The vintage pieces really do well to demonstrate my individual style choices. Although I can visualise myself packing these, I can also see myself doing some hardcore bargain hunting around the many vintage stores and markets of Amsterdam.

Page 3

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Page 3 highlights my love of bright colours. The yellow dress and black flat cap make a real statement and ensures you won’t be missed. I love these 60’s retro orange boots and could see myself teaming these with a pair of skinny jeans. Colour blocking is a fun but stylish trend, one I’ve been playing with for years.

I’d wear the above dressed down in the day but teamed with the right accessories I’d hit the bars wearing all of these bright combos come night. Sex In The City… Amsterdam style!

Lastly, no Look Book would be complete without a page dedicated to your night time style.

Page 4

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When it comes to party wear I like to think I can hold my own. For me its all about sparkle, super killer heels and glitzy accessories. Partying in Amsterdam wouldn’t be any different, I know what I love to wear and will party in it no matter where I am.

What’s great about Amsterdam is the fact that there is no “Right” way to dress. From what I’ve read it’s all about individuality and this suits me fine.

Above, you will find some super sparkly heels sporting a good 5 inch heel (whether I can walk in them is beside the point). The dresses I’ve chosen are a little bit quirky, just the way I like them. Oh…Yes, I really can see myself dancing in the ‘Paradiso’ wearing these babies.

So, with a suitcase bursting at the seams with super stylish clobber… The hotel to lay my hat at would need to be really something, wouldn’t it?

The Die Port Van Cleve Hotel sounds like just the ticket.

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With its prime location on the site of Amsterdam’s original Heineken brewery right by Dam Square this 4* Hotel is right in the middle of all the action. With many of the cities best shops and markets right on my doorstep. This coupled with the near by nightlife make the ‘Die Port Van Cleve’ the perfect hotel for me.

Disclosure: This is my Amsterdam Look book for the easyJet holidays competition”