Thursday, 29 December 2011

Ideal vs real life NYE

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas! Let's talk about New Year's...
In an ideal world we would all be going to glamorous dinner parties dressed in stylish designer clothes, looking nothing but flawless. We would mingle with amazing and inspiring people, drink delicious cocktails and exclusive champagne, and wake up feeling perfectly fine without a hangover the next day. Unfortunately I'm not a millionaire and I can't afford a designer outfit, but if I could you betcha I would be wearing something like this for my glamorous New Year's party:

As you can see I've gone for a black and gold style, which I find very suitable for a sparkly New Year's party. The dress is one of the example dresses from my last post about Christmas and New Year's Eve dresses. The to-die-for bag is from Jimmy Choo, the earrings are Gucci, and the gorgeous shoes are Yves Saint Laurent.

In the real world I will probably cook dinner for myself at home, and then go to one of the local pubs with my friends, wearing jeans and a simple top... waking up with a horrible hangover on the 1st of January. Happy New Year!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Evening dresses for Christmas and New Year's Eve

♪ ♫ Christmas time, mistletoe and wine... ♪ ♫ WINE! And there's gonna be wine for New Year's Eve as well, but in a bubblier form. This is the season of celebrations, and you're better off celebrating in style. So here comes the same question that you ask yourself every year at this time; What am I going to wear for Christmas and New Year's Eve?

I like to dress up for Christmas - even though I usually only spend it with my family. And for New Year's Eve the motto is; the more glamorous and sophisticated - the better.
I tend to opt for a semi casual dress in a dark, wintery colour like black, purple or red for Christmas, and a fancy evening dress with a little bit of sparkle for New Year's Eve. 

Need some inspiration? Check out these gorgeous evening dresses that I've picked out! As you can see I've chosen to go for typical holiday colours.

My favourite is the black short dress with folded details at the top right from Coast.

If you don't fancy squeezing into a dress for your celebrations (they can be a bit tight around this time of year with all the yummy Christmas food!) then opt for a party top that you match with either a skirt, or some fancy trousers.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

1 knitted dress - 2 completely different styles

I got this light purple jumper dress in a very fine knitted material from online fashion shop Zalando the other day. The dress was quite pricey (£28) but the quality is amazing, and it's definitely worth every penny. I wasn't sure what to wear with it at first... tights, leggings, skinny jeans...? I decided that it would look nicer with tights.

I have put together 2 different looks including this dress below; one tough rock chick style with a lot of black leather, and one "granny" style with vintage inspired accessories. I absolutely love the leather waist belt with a bow in the rock style, and the pocket watch necklace in the granny style (I have actually added that necklace to my wish list for Christmas.)
I am a chameleon when it comes to clothes and I love both these styles. Which one would you rather go for? Would you rock this dress up, or would you grannify it?

Knitted dress from Zalando
Wetseal knitted eternity scarf
Biker leather jacket from House of Fraser
Studded leather bow belt from
Black tights from Debenhams
Juicy Couture 'Scotty - Daydreamer' bag

PAUL & JOE SISTER wool cape from Harrods
Monsoon woollen hat
Pocket watch necklace rom
Knitted dress from Zalando
Cable-knit tights from H&M