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Luxury Witch

Recently, I attended a job interview where I found myself explaining the concept of a ‘Luxury Witch’ to a rather bemused interview panel. ‘Imagine a really well dressed Goth who takes Ubers everywhere,’ I exclaimed before informing them that crushed velvet and pleated skirts were really in this season. They’re yet to let me know if I’ve been offered the job.

Whatever happens with my employment prospects, I’m deeply happy to have introduced the concept of ‘Luxury Witch’ to a wider audience. And – if this term ever appears in the Oxford English Dictionary – you’d probably find a picture of this outfit underneath it.

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COAT: Marks and Spencer

ROLL NECK: Marks and Spencer

PLEATED SKIRT: Marks and Spencer

BELT: Vintage

BOOTS: Topshop

EARRINGS: Monki

roll-neck

My love of Marks and Spencer’s clothing runs deep – I will go to my grave arguing that they make the comfiest underwear on the market – and they are really knocking it out of the park this season. Their stuff is chic, reasonably priced and doesn’t fall apart after a few rounds in the washing machine (handy when you spill as much down yourself as I do). They do great everyday basics and on trend pieces like this gloriously witchy metallic midi skirt and leopard print coat, both of which look far more luxurious than their price tags would lead you to believe. Plus, M&S remains the only shop I can pop into during my lunch hour where I can purchase moisturiser, a skirt and a sandwich at the same time. What a time to be alive.

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In the spirit of Halloween, I opted to experiment with my eye make-up and try out a more dramatic look. I used Make Up Revolution’s ‘Fortune Favours The Brave’ palette (an absolute bargain at £9.99) to recreate this gorgeous rose gold smokey eye look. I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to eyeshadow, but this is such a lovely (and easy!) tutorial to follow. While it’s not quite as elegant as Nancy’s,  I’m super pleased about how well it turned out.

I completed the look with MAC’s ‘Roxo‘, a limited edition blood red lipstick. While this particular shade is sold out on their website, I’m fairly sure that you could find lots of lovely dupes without searching too hard.

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Neon Neon

My day job is in food marketing, and I’ve just been given a fun new client to work with over the summer. I had my first big meeting with them last week, and so I wanted to wear something which said “I too am fun and vibrant, but professional enough to not have my tattoo of a naked lady on display in front of you (yet.)”

I bought this obnoxiously bright ASOS Curve animal print shirt in the Christmas sales after I saw Bethany and Dannielle rocking it. I love the combination of orange and blue (two of my favourite colours) and every time I wear it, it brings me so much joy. I teamed it with my trusty ASOS Curve Ridley skinny jeans and London Rebel pointed gold flats (a pair of shoes I wear so often that I’m currently on my second pair.)

Neon Neon ft. ASOS curve shirt and jeans

                                    I call this pic “I need a better blog outfit photographer.”

Shirt: ASOS Curve

Skinny jeans: ASOS Curve (Ridley)

Gold flats: London Rebel

Necklace: Tatty Devine

Me ft

I’ve also fallen head-over-heels in love with Tom Ford’s lipstick in Wild Ginger which is so good that I’ll probably be buried with it. It’s also one of the most expensive items of make-up I’ve ever purchased (when I bought it, I let out a little squeak when the assistant told me how much it cost), but worth every single penny. Not only does it have the best lasting power of any lipstick I’ve ever used (outlasting numerous cups of tea and epic Hot Cross Bun consumption), but it’s also incredibly moisturising. If I ever win the lottery, I will buy one in every shade, and then send Tom Ford a gift basket for making what might just be the perfect lippy.

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Leopard print is a neutral

Leopard print is a neutral

Seeing as I have worn nothing bar big jumpers and jogging bottoms so far in 2015 (what? I’ve been on holiday!), I thought I’d kick proceedings off by showcasing one of my favourite outfits of last year. And my bathroom. Because everyone loves a classy bathroom selfie taken on your decrepit (and quite possibly haunted) smartphone.

I bought this ASOS Curve animal print pencil skirt for my birthday and have worn it practically every week since then – it’s gone on dates, to client meetings at work and to visit my parents – and it’s elicited lots of compliments. The only (minor) flaw with it is that it’s cut slightly oddly, meaning you have to be careful when you sit down so you don’t accidentally flash your crotch at passing strangers. It’s on sale at the moment, and I highly recommend purchasing it if you feel that there aren’t enough leopard print items of clothing in your wardrobe.

Special mention should also go to the crushed velvet Chelsea boots I’m wearing here but which (unfortunately), you can’t really see. Take my word for it when I say that their ridiculously high heels makes you feel like a glam rock superstar. Whenever I put them on, I feel as though I should be forming an all-girl Sweet tribute band. They’re also incredibly strokeable, meaning that my colleagues have taken to caressing my ankles during meetings whenever they’ve seen me wearing them.

TOP: Marks & Spencer

SKIRT: Asos Curve

BOOTS: Asos

GIANT DOUGHNUT NECKLACE: Black Heart Creatives

SHOWER FITTING: Model’s own

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