Autumn/Winter 2013 (AW13) promises to be a visual excitement!  We can look forward to colour, with hues and variations of purple/berry/teal and pink.  Garments have structure, and fabrics have texture; displaying interesting motifs of tapestry, and other embellishments.

The Cocoon coat is back, skirts have kick-flare pleats, waists are nipped, necklines accentuated, trousers are slouchy, and vintage Hollywood styling is high on the Agenda.  Fabrics include tweeds such as Herringbone, and checks such as Houndstooth, and Prince of Wales, and Pinstripes.  Whilst the overall look is complemented with the sumptuous additions of Cashmere, Mohair, and silk.

What an array of styling options to accessorise and complement your look with the right shoes, handbags, separates, and jackets.

This week I am focusing on High End Designer Retailers Anna Scholz, and Forzieri.  I have found some great bargains in their Sales that will lead you into and through your AW13 at a fraction of the cost.  I have 2 dresses (both suitable for parties, and other formal occasions) and a 2 piece smart top and skirt (which can be worn as separates or together to give a structured suit style) all from Anna Scholz.

I have also included some great shoes, bags, and scarves (in the new AW13 colour combinations) from Forzieri.

As recommended by Diane

Anna Scholz party dress This beautiful plus size party dress from Anna Scholz has been reduced in the sale from £175.00 to £53.00 and is currently available in sizes 16, 22, 24, and 26.  The dress is fully lined.  The neckline is embellished both front and back with the addition of black and silver sequins.  Note the gathering to nip in the waist, and the wide shoulder effect to balance the frame.

Click Here to see a clearer picture of dress and to purchase – £53.00

 

I also love this plus size chiffon sleeved (cut out sleeve detail) dress which has been reduced from £199 – £60 and is currently available in sizes 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24.  The dress is fully lined.

Anna scholz black sleeve cut dress not showing cutouts      Anna Scholz black sleeve cut dress

Click Here to see a clearer picture of dress and to purchase – £60.00

 

This beautiful grey flannel effect two piece suit will take you to business meetings.  Both items can also be worn as separates with other clothing items.  The top has been reduced from £159 to £48.00 and is currently available in sizes 22 – 26 inclusive.  Whilst the skirt has been reduced from £125 to £38.00 and is currently available in sizes 22 – 28 inclusive.  I would style this look with berry/wine coloured shoes and clutch bag.

Anna Scholz grey top and skirtannascholz grey skirt

Click Here to see a clearer picture of the 2 piece grey suit and to purchase – Skirt £38.00 and Top £48.00

 

………………….And now bargains from Forzieri…..

These shoes are fabulous and great value

Liz Carine Purple velvet and leather shoes  Liz Carine purple velvet and leather cut out Evening shoes available up to a size 7 (10cm heels).  Shoes have been reduced from £347.19  to £104.16

Click Here to buy purple velvet shoes – £104.16

 

Luciano Padovan shoes Luciano Padovan colour block suede shoes available up to size 7 (13cm heels).  Shoes have been reduced from £447.30 to £134.19

Click Here to buy colour block suede shoes – £134.19

 

This beautiful and very interesting tonal patent eco-leather clutch bag (with detachable chain strap) by Julia Cocco has been reduced from £98.69 to £39.48

Julia Cocco patent ecoleather clutch The dimensions of the bag are Width 27cm, Height 10.5cm and Depth 4cm.  The bag also has a satin lining.

Click Here to buy tonal patent eco-leather clutch bag – £39.48

…and as we are talking texture……what could be more on trend that this Rocio Fiorentina Purple snake Wrap Clutch bag made from both leather and wood.

Rocio purple snake wrap clutch The bag has been reduced from £739.82 to £295.93.  The dimensions of the bag are Width 27cm, Height 19cm and Depth 8cm

Click Here to buy Rocio Fiorentina Purple snake Clutch bag – £295.93

 

I absolutely love this 100% silk scarf from Fendi (purple) which has been reduced from £234.30 to £117.15.  Scarf is 90cm x 90cm square.  Would look great worn tucked in around the neck line of a camel cashmere full length coat, or to set off the neckline of a cream long sleeved silk blouse.

Fendi scarf purple

Click Here to buy Fendi 100% silk scarf – £117.15

 

Robert Cavalli pink silk scarf

This pink colour hue silk scarf from Robert Cavalli (with the on trend animal print) has been reduced from £134.19 to £67.10

Click Here to buy Robert Cavalli pink silk scarf – £67.10

…….and finally the Forziere pure wool multi-stripe long scarf which has been reduced from £93.72 to £46.86 (length 190cm , Width 33cm)

forzieri wool scarf purple

Click Here to buy wool scarf – £46.86

I hope you have been inspired by my bargain Designer suggestions this week.  The full range of sale items from both Anna Scholz, and Forzieri can be viewed by clicking on their respective names.  Until next week (when I will be dedicating my entire blog posting to retailer Ample Bosom).  Thank you for reading.  Contact me via Twitter with your comments and suggestions please.  Diane

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