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!
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!
Oh look how gorgeous they are close up!!
Next I amped up the sequins even further by adding this beautiful silk and sequin blouse from TK Maxx.
Actually really love this combination!
New Year’s eve outfit anyone??
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.
As you can see its like a body cream, that’s golden coloured. It absorbs really easily and doesn’t stain my clothes.
You can just about see the highlighter effect – in real life its very pretty – especially on the décolletage and legs!
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!!
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.
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!
It catches the light beautifully.
So I am all ready for Christmas and New Year!
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.
And my new H&M lace slip dress.
Also very recent – two sequinned numbers from Asos.
An old New Look skirt with a new River Island knit.
The velvet dresses from M&S and Phase Eight.
Love this Gap dress – such a great shape.
I remember this great skirt from Australian brand Tennery and my Tecso sequin jumper.
Sequin jumper again this time with my favourite faux leather jeans from River Island.
My lovely Topshop skirt and Whistles boots.
Zara dress – still love this!
I love this outfit – Asos shorts and top with Jigsaw blazer and Clarks ankle boots.
Asos trousers and lace top from Vila.
Vila Dress and Zara heels.
Absolutely love these Asos trousers and Asos top.
And my most special gold River Island leather skirt given to me by dearest friend..
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.
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).
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!
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.
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!
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!