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House Of Fraser A/W press launch!

This week I attended the House of Fraser  A/W launch as a little pre-Fashion Week treat. It seems like only weeks since we last had Fashion Week on the horizon and, with it, the launch of the Spring/Summer season. Well summer is well and truly over and we move on to my favourite fashion seasons. Autumn/Winter. 

Now I'm never one to dress weather appropriate. I don't like massively bulky jumpers in the winter and I never go without some form of sleeve in summer no matter how warm I am! It's a comfort thing. So autumn is kind of my favourite time to shop. It's not too cold that we are massivly covered in layers and we have firmly said goodbye micro shorts (or at least we should have) in the shops.

Ok so enough blathering on its time to show you some of the goodies I spotted after enjoying breakfast & gossip with my FABB girlies Nic (Strawberry Blonde Beauty) & Gemma-Louise (That Belfast Girl)

This ring from Filli Folli was simple but still Blingy enough to make an impact. I have a Black & Bling themed wedding coming up in the future & I'm serious tempted to buy this as an accent to my dress!

I fell in love with Kilian Kerner last season when he launched in the Belfast store. The most gorgeously quirky prints cut beautifully to flatter the figure. Ok so thats a lot of adverbs but you get my point. They have also relaunched the line in a lower, more affordable, price bracket but still have kept the same quality so that can only be a good thing for eagle eyed shoppers!

Nature prints popped up quite a bit during my browsing. These autumnal scenes are quite beautiful and something really different from the usual spring florals you associate with nature prints. 

Another favourite lust of my are Biba and they are sticking to their Art Deco roots with, of course, a 1920s glamour themed collection. Yes it screams Gatsby and yes it makes me wish I was a flapper girl living the high life. One can dream!

More blingy inspiration for potential christmas do's! 

Handbag love/lust! Again I'm loving Biba with their orange clutch and could do a lot of damage with DKNY's Saffiano Large Black Tote. Anyone got a spare £265? Anyone? Bueller?

Lashes were loving their Laser Cutouts with full dresses and peplums made from the leather look PU fabric. I, however, was loving the minimalist approach on the collar of this cute shirt.  

I'll leave you with a glimpse of my look for the day and a wee confession after all this designer talk... New Look head to toe. ;)

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