Sequinned Legs

I know, I know I have too many sequins (see here and here!), but when I saw that the (almost cult) H&M sequin leggings were back this year I had to get my hands on them! They come in navy, black and gold (£29.99). I went for black as I thought that would give me the most wear!

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Oh my goodness, they are so flattering and easy to wear considering! I have paired them first with a very simple black top and heels – I think very chic!

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Oh look how gorgeous they are close up!!

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Next I amped up the sequins even further by adding this beautiful silk and sequin blouse from TK Maxx.

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Actually really love this combination!

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New Year’s eve outfit anyone??

 

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Party Skin

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I picked up this Naked Skin Body Balm from Urban Decay a while ago (Sephora in Malaysia) and every time I am going to a party I whip this out. It gives my skin a gorgeous golden shimmery glow. Its not too sparkly and is more like a beautiful highlighter for your body.

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As you can see its like a body cream, that’s golden coloured. It absorbs really easily and doesn’t stain my clothes.

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You can just about see the highlighter effect – in real life its very pretty – especially on the décolletage and legs!

Silk and Sequins

I found this gorgeous top in TK Maxx and I absolutely love it! I have worn it so much already it was well worth the £16.99! I know with TK Maxx it means that you can’t find the same top – but I would suggest having a good root around that place – its a treasure trove!!

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I know that I will be wearing this loads over the next few weeks – either dressed up like here with a cute skirt or dressed down with jeans.

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Christmas to New Year Nails

I popped into Superdrug on Saturday for some last minute makeup for the festive period and a lovely lady came over and asked if I wanted to have my nails done in store with gel polish all for £15! I of course said yes! Less than a week before Christmas and I had completely forgotten to book myself in to get my nails done and to be honest decided I was never going to get an appointment this late so gave up! Well this was just serendipity!

I decided to go for this very festive sparkly gold. As it is a gel polish it should last for at least two weeks if not more taking me safely past New Year’s Eve – perfect!

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It catches the light beautifully.

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So I am all ready for Christmas and New Year!

 

Spoilt for Choice!

I thought I would pull together all my possible festive season outfits from previous posts and came up with quite a selection! Some are very recent and others are a good few years old but I still love them all and could see myself wearing any of them this year – a good sign!!

First is my recent purchase – Dorothy Perkins skirt.

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And my new H&M lace slip dress.

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Also very recent – two sequinned numbers from Asos.

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An old New Look skirt with a new River Island knit.

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The velvet dresses from M&S and Phase Eight.

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Love this Gap dress – such a great shape.

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I remember this great skirt from Australian brand Tennery and my Tecso sequin jumper.

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Sequin jumper again this time with my favourite faux leather jeans from River Island.

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My lovely Topshop skirt and Whistles boots.

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Zara dress – still love this!

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I love this outfit – Asos shorts and top with Jigsaw blazer and Clarks ankle boots.

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Asos trousers and lace top from Vila.

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Vila Dress and Zara heels.

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Absolutely love these Asos trousers and Asos top.

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And my most special gold River Island leather skirt given to me by dearest friend..

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Velvet Trend

Velvet is back. Suddenly everywhere you look is velvet! I do love a bit of velvet and have found two dresses in the sales that tick my boxes.

The first is a devore dress from Phase Eight (£65 reduced from £139). This is more daytime but can definitely also be worn at night. I love the simple waist and slightly batwing sleeves. The material is beautiful and drapes so well.

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The second is a bit of statement dress so not quite as versatile but beautiful nonetheless. I apologise but its so hard to get a good picture of this dress but it is simply classic and elegant. This is from M&S (£39.50 reduced from £79).

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The velvet is thick and luxurious and I love the simple v neck and tie waist. The leg splits could be higher(!) but give the dress a good shape. I think this looks far more expensive than something off the high street should!

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Shimmer and Lace

I wasn’t looking for any more party wear – I don’t even have enough parties as it is! But, when I saw this skirt in Dorothy Perkins (£38) I couldn’t leave it behind.

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It reminds me of the gorgeous but ridiculously expensive LK Bennett skirts (normally about £250). Normally full skirts like this don’t suit me but because the material is soften and drapes more than standing out stiffly I can get away with it – I think!

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I paired this with a simple camisole top (its actually a full slip see here). I think I am just going to have to wear this on Christmas Eve and enjoy the excuse to have any excuse to dress up!

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