Typically, when winter hits, us girls all have some instinct that leads us towards the perfection that is the black and gold combo and I’m clearly no exception to this – it’s an excuse to dig out my Jeffrey Campbell nightwalk’s after all, and if I’m honest they really don’t see much daylight!
Lately my ensembles have been quite overpowered with black, and I’m generally the kind that prefers a bit more colour in my life – but apparently when the summer sun dissipates, so does any form of colour in anyone’s winter palettes. Maybe that has something to do with the excessive amounts of treats we eat this time of year, because you know it’s almost Christmas and it’s fine to have 10 cream cakes in one serving that one time (that one time that just so happens to be five times a week, but it’s ok because it’s Wednesday….) and you know, our ‘New Year’s resolution’ is to sign up to the gym and burn it all off… Excuse me while I go and sob into my tin of Quality Street, all widow-like in my black outfits, mourning the loss of the summer body.
But now, for some sparkly things! And so they return, the essentially ‘vintage’ Zara fur coat that I’ve had since my extremely early teens, along with a wonderfully battered pair of Ray-Ban Sunglasses. Despite the totally ripped up lining, there’s something about it that I just can’t part with, and I just love the way it finishes off a winter party outfit.
Whilst growing Pretty Little Thing’s website, I noticed they had some serious sparkle going on this season, and I couldn’t resist the 60’s fit of this dress. There’s something so Edie Sedgwick about it – or maybe that’s just me, but I love it even still! For me, fur and sequins are the ultimate NYE look – it’s the best of both worlds, coziness and glamour!
I’ve never been much of a layering person, but this sequin cami from my previous post was the perfect excuse for a time to start and this cute little roll neck from Primark is so perfect for the job. I do love getting dressed up, but when it’s cold outside it’s so easy to prefer not to leave the house and freeze in the name of fashion, which is where a bit of casual and sparkly layering is our savior – the best of both worlds!