With a mix of intricate textures, sporty shapes and complex detailing the latest Witchery First Edition limited collection is an instant wardrobe update for the upcoming festive season. A collection consisting of silhouettes suitable for parties, day events through to sparkly nights out. Here’s three festive trends to try now.
There’s no surprise that the jumpsuit has supplanted the cocktail dress as there is nothing easier then throwing on a full length jumpsuit and instantly looking sleek. The Rampling jumpsuit is made from a luxurious silk and is the perfect versatile wardrobe staple that you’ll wear on many an occasion. Think sandals and fedora for a day down by the beach or heels and classic jewels for a dinner party with friends.
tip: Add a thick waist belt to your outfit to accentuate your waist-line and a pair of stiletto’s to elongate your figure.
Sequins of Events
With the festive season and end of the year celebrations right around the corner owning a little sparkle will never let you down. The short milk white jumpsuit is a wonder onesie with sequins and cross back detailing that provides a laid back evening-wear option that still retains the glam.
tip: Swop out your flats for a pair of kitten heels and a bold lip to take your look from day-time party to night-time sparkle.
The off the shoulder ribbed knit offers the perfect amount of sexy meets sweet. A style that feels just as right for a Summer soiree as it does for a beachside lunch. For a modern update opt for monochrome separates and a pair of trousers over a summer skirt or a pair of shorts. You don’t want to show off too much skin.
tip: Make sure you wear a good strapless bra with your off the shoulder top and add a quick dusting of bronzer on the décolletage to ensure the look is red-carpet ready.
Shot by Justin Polkey
Make up by Tyler Williams
*Advertorial post in collaboration with Witchery. All words and outfit choice are my own.
I think a lot of people underestimate the amount of work that goes into creating a quality blog – this included readers and clients – I think a lot of the time many think it’s just pulling out any sort of camera and shooting whatever I happen to be wearing that day in any random location I happen to be near. Actually it’s quite the opposite.
A lot, and I mean a lot of planning goes into each individual look post:
1.) I plan 3/4 looks over the course of the week
2.) I check the weather apps to see when will be the best day to shoot and the best time of the day.
3.) I have to find a day when both myself and Justin aren’t working.
4.) Then I spend about an hour driving around looking for potential locations that suit a.) the outfit and b.) the clients wishes.
5.) I decide on a hair and make up look that will suit each outfit.
6.) A lot of the time the best time to shoot is just after sunrise, which means waking up at 5am to do my hair, make up and steam my outfit. Tip for my fellow bloggers please don’t wear creased clothing! It comes across like you simply don’t care.
7.) We shoot the look, we edit the look, we retouch the look and lastly the blog post gets curated.
All in all, from selecting my outfit to putting the post together, each look takes about 4 hours. I know a lot of you are probably thinking “that’s a total overkill” but really it’s not. I take my blog seriously and that’s why clients do to. I am not someone who goes around life half-heartedly committing to things, when I commit it’s 120% or nothing.
So when My Life in Pink goes quiet, please bear with me, it’s because I choose quality over quantity.
On a side note let’s talk about this outfit: My trousers are from Witchery’s first First Edition range which launched last year and I’ve only ever worn them dressed up with heels because of the length but I tried to play them down in today’s look post with my Stan Smiths and a crop top from Mr Price. Mr Price released a range of turtle necked, cropped tops not so long ago. I bought a black and white striped one, wore it so much that I went back and bought a dark green one, a maroon one and this melange grey one. They simple which makes them great for adapting to pretty much any outfit and any sort of look. Plus they only cost R60. (4,50 EUR)
Photos by Justin Polkey
Today’s outfit features the oversized knit from Witchery’s First Edition collection. You may recognise it from one of my previous look post’s were I was wearing a blue version of it. (See here.) Some useful tips when wearing oversized items:
Oh and before we move on can we please give a special round of applause for these amazing over the knee booties from Woolworths! I’m beyond obsessed with them and currently wearing them with anything and everything at the moment. You won’t believe how much they set me back… R599!!! I almost regret not buying two pairs.
Photos by Justin Polkey
MrP x HH x CN collection goes on sale today
From today you can officially shop Mr Price’s new collaboration between Henry Holland and Chloe Norgaard online and in store. I would suggest you hurry though, I got a sneaky suspicion that this collection is going to sell out fast!
Longchamp Launches in South Africa
French luxury handbag brand Longchamp has opened up two stores in South Africa, one at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront and the other at Johannesburg’s Hyde Park.
Levi’s Celebrates 20 years in South Africa
Last week Wednesday Levi’s celebrated 20 years in South Africa in Style. They turned an old warehouse into the streets of San Francisco, reflecting back to the companies original roots. Levi’s were one of the first multi-national companies to re-enter the South African market following democratic elections in 1994.
Witchery First Edition Launches in South Africa
Last week Tuesday Australian brand Witchery launched their new capsule collection, First Edition, in South Africa. It’s the first ready-to-wear retail iteration of Fashion Week trends. Straight from the runway to your wardrobe, it’s next season, now. It’s the kind of garments that will carry you through the seasons and last you for years to come.
Country Road Jewellery Hits South Africa
The clothing brand, Country Road, have now branched out and developed a jewellery collection which includes cuffs, rings, earrings and bangles, fashioned from leather, rope and stones and gold. With a mixture of dainty and chunky jewellery there’s something for everyone. The collection is available in select Country Road stores nationwide.
Happy Monday everyone and enjoy your shopping. I’ll definitely be getting my hands on some of these new collections launched this week.