Coast || Valentine's Day Entry

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Coast's Valentine's Day Outfit Competition Entry

Coast are currently holding a competition where you can win some lovely vouchers to spend on their glamorous wares. This is my entry into that competition and to be honest, I will be keeping my fingers crossed until the competition closes on February the 9th 2013.

Growing up I always felt like an old soul trapped in a young woman's body, as though I really should have been born around the 1920-1930's similar to how some wish they could go back to the swinging sixties or even the Victorian era.

I love the simplicity of old age glamour from that period, a swipe of red tint or lipstick, a little blush and an inner confidence that you get from looking good in what you are wearing. I get this feeling every time I buy a new dress or new pair of shoes but growing up my inner glamazon didn't always feel so confident.


My Faux-Pas


As a young glamazon wannabee I would use any chance I had to get my dress and pretty shoes on, even at 2 years old my mum would stick me in my trust red and navy jogging bottoms and matching jumper so I could go get dirty digging in the garden, although my outfit was less than ideal for a little lady I never failed to ensure I had on my patent tbar shoes. Yes that's right I wore a red and navy clashing jogging suit and patent girly shoes and I am proud that I stuck to my likes even at that age.

My fashion faux pas came at around 15 years and I am blaming everyone else for this boo boo. Underage club nights had got popular in my little town so it was a big deal every week picking out what we would wear to get the guy or to make sure our dates went well. You can probably guess but one week I decided I wanted to show off my killer curves ( I am now at one with my womanly hips) in a mandarin neck full length flocked dress, the dress was gorgeous and even now it's still gorgeous. One side had a huge slit to the thigh and I teamed my dress with my black 2 strap heels and went with a simple up do and barely there make-up.

While there was nothing wrong with my outfit and to be honest, I would probably still rock that outfit if I had the chance when I went to the club walking in feeling like a million dollars everyone stared. Rather than staring for the right reasons they were staring because I was over-done ( as if there is ever an overdone).

Everyone else had jeans, shorts and simple outfits on were ladled with obviously branded clothes to show just how cool (or uncool) they were.After that point I became a little more reserved at least until I had left school, my love of all things, pretty, shoes and dresses has never left and that is why I adore Coasts collections.

My Valentine's Day Outfit


My husband and I are hoping to go to the ballet, I love ballet so there is no better chance to really dress up than on Valentines day at the ballet.

This outfit was my top choice because it teams the simple pieces together to create a gorgeous understated but fashionable outfit. Monochromes are huge again and this outfit ticks all of the boxes.
I love that although the outfit is mainly black the hints of silver and the grey tones from the shrug really break it up, this outfit also can be used for so many other events or even day to day wear.

I would team the outfit with a simple loose bun up do and glossy barely there make-up but with vampy blackcurrant pigmented lip gloss and my nails would have a french manicure but in black with silver tips. Vampy but glamorous.

After Valentine's day I would easily wear the shoes and wrap with a pair of skinny denims and a plain black t-shirt or rock the dress with some super chunky tights black cowboy boots and a leather jacket and Geo styled ring.

The Premila beaded clutch will literally go with anything from jeans and heels to a gorgeous day or evening dress as will the teardrop earrings which are bang on trend with their glitzy but simple design, work, rest or play I'm sure these will make anyone feel like a goddess, at only £20 these are a must have for SS13.If you want to take a peek at these items over on Coast's website then click on over (here).

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