The Season to Shine

No matter where you reside in this world Christmas is always a time filled with fairy lights, champagne/sparkling wine, evenings out, and general festive cheer and it’s certainly a time to dress slightly more extravagantly than you normally would.  If your’e in a warm country, a sequin skirt with a plain t-shirt or a sequinned t-shirt and jeans/shorts can be a great summer way to wear sparkly garments.  In winter long or 3/4 sleeved sequin tops are great with black trousers/jeans and sequin dresses with tights under a wool coat are fab for Christmas parties and dinners.  Ive searched the online retail sector available to us and found some of my favourite sparkly items to help you lift your sparkle game this season.

I love the way a Sequin t-shirt subtly picks up the light and shows off a hint of sparkle every now and then.  I would pair these T’s with a pair of cut off blue jeans and a pair of statement earrings H&M

This sequin t-shirt would look great whilst on the beach in the evening for drinks or a boat perhaps.  Wear with white on the bottom for a real summer vibe, put the hair up into a top not and wear some heavy jewellery around the wrists and rings. Zara

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I have a top very similar to this and just love it for a winter christmas party.  Its such a statement and it’s warm too.  Wear this with leather leggings, skinny jeans or even tailored trousers for a more polished and sophisticated look.  Keep the accessories to a minimum.  Zara

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I love this dress for a winter evening.  I would totally layer it as the picture with a long sleeved top underneath, but with opaque leggings and ankle boots.  Ensure the coat you wear over is long enough to cover the bottom of the dress and left open in front for the sparkle to shine through as you walk. A small simple clutch bag in a metallic leather would be a great addition to this dress too.  Zara

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I love this brightly coloured sequin top, great for winter or summer.  Because it is quite boxy and a short length it would look good with a fitted skirt or pants.  I would love to dress this down with relaxed jeans and sneakers for a pub lunch or a slightly more casual function.  Mango

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I bought a Navy sequin skirt a while ago, and whilst I ware it very seldom I am so glad I bought it.  I wore it to a casual dinner at home a few weeks ago and my guests all commented on my skirt.  As not to look to dressy I wore it with a grey linen T and barefoot (it was a warm evening).  A sequin skirt would look as good with a pair of strappy heeled sandals as it would with simple sneakers. In winter wear it with a chunky knit jumper. Mango

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If you’re a bit reluctant to go the sequin route, go for something subtle like a scarf with sequins.  Mango

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But whatever your thoughts, if your’e wanting to try this sparkly look, December is the time to do it!

Happy Shopping

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It’s Leather Weather

Something happens to me in November, I get very very excited for shiny, sparkly, leather, furry and woolly cashmere-y things.  None of this works for me in Summer, well obviously cashmere and summer don’t go hand in hand but I find leather and sparkle in summer are just too… garish.  I prefer bohemian and floatier styles then.  Perhaps its the darkness in winter which lets out the wilder side, or the fact that we can mix these showy fabrics with oversized warm cosy items to kind of counteract the OTT ones. Of course this time of year also brings Christmas and that is a big reason for getting sparkly and wearing super luxe fabrics which helps create a seriously major outfit. You can never look OTT at Christmas time…can you!?!

I have spotted a few A M A A A Z I N G pairs of ankle boots in sparkly glittery leather (hearts in my eyes) and I am definitely going to purchase a pair this winter.  Even if I only have two months remaining of it, I’m going for it!

These combo’s make me want to say “simple, yet satisfying” that is what comes to mind (yes it’s a line from the Lion King, guess who I’ve been hanging out with).

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Cashmere blend Jumper // Leather Trousers // Sparkly ankle Boots // Gold Metallic Clutch

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Grey Jumper // Navy Sequin skirt // Velvet pom pom flats

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 Cream Jumper  // Leopard Print cropped trousers // Sparkled leather chelsea boots // Felt Hat

Get your groove on girls

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Sparkle and Shine

If you read my post here about essential summer wardrobe top up’s you will remember that I mentioned how vital a sparkly top is for the wardrobe.  I was out with friends on Friday night at Jak’s just off the Kings Road (highly recommend for a dinner or a razzle) and we were all commenting on how amazing the sparkly tops looked that we spotted been worn around the venue in the dim lighting .  It just reaffirmed what I was saying, do yourself a favour and get some sparkle or shine onto that spine!  Our friend Tia won the sparkle award for the evening in her gorgeous embellished sleeveless jacket and sparkly shoes!

A great way to style sequins is to tone the sparkly garment down by pairing it with a casual contrasting item. A sparkly skirt with a plain tee or a sequin top with slouchy jeans or trousers.

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Screen Shot 2014-06-01 at 21.11.56Black Sequinned Halter-neck Zara

 

 

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Star Embellished Cami Kate Moss for Topshop at Net-A-Porter

Go grab yourself some glitz for the weekend

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Wardrobe Top-Ups

There are certain items that are necessities for the closet all year round and then others that come and go as the season’s and trends change.  This summer (or just for the start of summer, lets be honest we aren’t only going to buy 3 things the entire season!) But I have picked 3 pieces that you wont regret purchasing. These items will come in handy more than once, trust me.

These block mid heel sandals are the perfect shoes to wear to that Out-door wedding, the Polo or the Races.  Not only will they save your feet from aches and pains due to the middy height but the block heel will save you from sinking into the grass and potential embarrassing falls.  The very neutral and bang on trend sandals will go with just about everything. They will also be great with jeans and are the perfect heel for shorts.

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Block heel sandals KG by Kurt Geiger

The Boucle Blazer, a smart/casual fabric, a smart fit and an extremely flattering cut is the perfect jacket to throw on this summer. Whether you are off to a formal event, wear it over a dress or it will look super chic over a little strappy vest and jeans to add that extra layer on a slightly cooler evening.

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Boucle Blazer Topshop

Metallics and sequins are an absolute must for evenings during the summer months. Hopefully you wont have to cover the sparkle up with a jacket and it’s the easier way to jazz up your jeans for an evening out. You will look oh so radiant with a bit of a tan and I just love the way light catches these fabrics in romantic candle lit lighting.  If you are looking for a show stopping red carpet moment this gorgeous metallic vest looks even more phenomenal worn together with its matching skirt for a more formal event. You will dazzle and certainly be the belle of the ball in this outfit!

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Metallic Vest Whistles

Happy Summer

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