Saturday 1st December and for me it was the first Christmas bash of the season. It was freezing here on Saturday night which actually only added to my festive mood so I really went all out for a wintery (for which read: furry) and glitzy (for which read: pile on the bling) party look.
Silk dress by Warehouse (old)
Furry gilet from My Wardrobe (old)
Snakeskin clutch handbag by Urban Code from ASOS
Sancho boots by Pied a Terre
Bracelet (and necklace not seen) from Forever 21 – the credit for these finds again has to go to Kat over on Does my bum look 40? Thanks Kat!
Geo Rhinestone Bracelet
Bejeweled Rope Necklace
Last time I posted with a selection of outfits, it did make me acutely aware that perhaps I have become a bit of a formulaic dresser. I think we all do this to a greater or lesser degree – I mean, we all know the shapes that suit us or that we feel most comfortable in and I guess we tend to stick to them but, even so, I decided to make a real effort this week to break out of the skinny jeans and leggings that are my mainstay and bare my knees. However, this has only served to highlight to me that my skirts options are just as formulaic in their own way as my trousers – short-ish flared skater skirts anyone?! But still, at least I tried….and I did at least add a bit of colour in there!
Okay, so this one wasn’t a skater style skirt…..
Whistles stripey bodycon dress (just seen, and very old)
Wool pea coat by Sonia Rykiel (old)
Black leggings by Vila from ASOS (old)
Topshop gold heeled ankle boots (old)
Scarf from Kew (old)
Cobalt leather driving gloves from Primark (last year’s but am sure I have seen similar again this year)
Orange wool rollneck jumper by Vanessa Bruno via The Outnet (old)
Skirt from last winter’s Comptoir des Cottoniers sale (old)
Ugg Bellevue boots (worn with the furry cuffs up)
Scarf from Kew (old)
This was actually today’s outfit for a long leisurely Sunday lunch at a friend’s house with another close friend and all our families…. I did think maybe the leather dress teamed with knee high leather boots was a bit much for lunchtime but I think I got away with it. Certainly my husband, always one to err on the side of caution and temper the worst of my sartorial excesses pronounced it to be fine for daywear.
Leather dress by Urban Code via ASOS (old)
Brown tulle long sleeved tee (layered underneath dress) by One Step and available here in other colours
Star knee high boots by Day Birger et Mikkelsen via My Wardrobe (old)
Leopard cashmere scarf by N Peal via The Outnet (old)
Gold beaded bracelet from Accessorise