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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Autumn Edit: Monochrome Madness!

Hello my loves!

All Autumn, I have found myself reaching for all the black and white items of clothing in my wardrobe. You may have seen in previous posts quite a few of the items I have bought which fit the monochrome look, such as my black and white skater skirts from ASOS and my bag from The Iconic. Since those posts, I have obviously purchased many more items to add to my black and white collection! Here is a sneak peak at them and a look I was sporting today which caught the eyes of many a person.

I'll start off with the outfit I had on today. Shift dresses and monochrome clothing are the trends of the season, so what item of clothing the must have item for the season? A Monochrome Shift Dress! The dress I purchased is from 'Into'. At just $30 this dress is a great investment for this season. It's nice and simple enough to be dressed up for a dressy event and casual enough to be worn to the office or for lunch in the city.

Into Monochrome Shift dress, Olga Berg bag, Wedge Court Shoes, Fossil Watch

Into Monochrome Shift dress, Olga Berg bag, Wedge Court Shoes, Fossil Watch

I chose to dress the dress up today. I wore it wedge court shoes and my favourite watch this season, my white faced fossil watch. I used my new Olga Berg bag for this outfit, sticking to the monochrome theme (more on that later). A bold red lip brought some colour to the outfit. I used Rimmel's Kate Matte Lipstick in shade 110 today.

As much as I love the bag by Ezra I purchased on, it does run on the larger side of bags. When I'm heading into the city casually or for lunch at the boyfriend's, a smaller bag is more ideal. I was searching for days before I came across this gorgeous bag by Olga Berg. It is the Perforated Band Loaf Bag. I love how simple it is! When I purchase a bag with the intention to use it all the time, I stick to more simple and clean designs, nothing too crazy or over the top so it is easier to match it to different outfits. This bag is just that, it is simple and clean and has those little touches to it that only the owner can appreciate.

Olga Berg Perforated Band Loaf Bag (Black)

Olga Berg Perforated Band Loaf Bag (Black)

Olga Berg Perforated Band Loaf Bag (Black)

Olga Berg Perforated Band Loaf Bag (Black)

Olga Berg Perforated Band Loaf Bag (Black)

Olga Berg Perforated Band Loaf Bag (Black)

Olga Berg Perforated Band Loaf Bag (Black)

The bag is just perfect! Looks like real leather, I love the perforation detailing plus its big enough to fit my iPad in! I also love the floral print used for the lining. It makes me super happy every time I open the bag. Retailing for $99.95 this super cute bag is such a winner!

Now onto my new purchases. These are just photos of the new monochrome items I have bought. I will try post up some pictures on my Instagram or here of some looks I've created from these items as I progress in using them.

Chain Necklace with Jewel Embellishment by Angels Whisper Accessories
Chain Necklace with Jewel Embellishment by Angels Whisper Accessories. A lovely statement piece which matches many outfits including monochrome looks.
Sportsgirl Black Embossed Scuba Tee
Sportsgirl Black Embossed Scuba Tee. I LOVE THIS!!! Its so beautiful and trendy and SOOO comfortable to wear! Retailing for $89.95 this sporty tee is such a must have this season.
Princess Highway Maneater Mini Skirt

Princess Highway Maneater Mini Skirt
The Princess Highway Maneater Mini Skirt is the perfect sexy leather skirt. Its a bodycon fit on me and doesn't run too short which is great! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

Animal Print Cardigan by Ally Fashion
This Animal Print Cardigan by Ally Fashion is to die for! The cutest print is now on trend in gorgeous black and white. I bought this on sale for $25! Again such a steal!
Aztec Print Blouse by Pure Hype
This blouse by Pure Hype has an awesome monochrome Aztec print on it. Looks super cute with a skater skirt, coated jeans or leather leggings.

Missguided Flocked Velvet Skater Dress
Missguided has created this lovely Flocked Velvet Skater Dress just for this season! talk about effortless chic!

Rosebullet Flocked Velvet Dress
This dress by Rosebullet is so classy I cannot wait until I get a chance to wear this out some place fancy! I really do love the flocked velvet in this dress too.

Missguided Houndstooth Print Dress
Yet another dress by Missguided! This houndstooth print dress is super cute and has a really flattering cut. It is also quite thick so its great to wear as we approach the cooler months.

Brocade Chiffon Blouse
I love this print! I purchased this Brocade Chiffon Blouse at a boutique (Peniwern) in Singapore whilst I was on holiday there. It has really come to use all season. 

Target 'Hot Options' Monochrome Striped Cropped Shirt
This last top is by Hot Options which is from Target. I really think Target has stepped up their game in their fashion pieces. This monochrome striped cropped shirt is really nice and simple and also comfortable. It's also not too cropped, it has a really nice cropped cut which isn't too short so you're nicely covered from the cold but also on trend with the cropped styling.

Anyway that's my take on monochrome and the trends for Autumn. Tell me if you're into monochrome and what your statement piece is for this season.

Nur xx

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