Well, would you bloomin’ believe it? It’s Christmas Day and I am so excited to be spending the day with my beautiful family. There are certain traditions that most families carry out each year, and this year there has been a slight bit of upheaval. For one, I am on standby with work until lunchtime today, so whilst you’re reading this I could be en route to the airport. We’ve also decided to change the order of the day and instead of having a sit down Christmas dinner, we are have a festive feast in the form of a Christmas Carvery buffet. One tradition that is remaining the same, is that I have a brand new outfit for Christmas Day. I like to treat myself each year, and even if it’s just a Christmas jumper, like my Prosecco Ho Ho jumper, it’s so satisfying to know that you have something new to wear on the big day.
This year, I’ve gone all out and chosen a gorgeous outfit from Oliver Bonas. I’ve been waiting an age for Oliver Bonas to open in Manchester and whilst there is an store open in Manchester Piccadilly, I’ve also spied a new store under construction at St.Annes Square in Manchester City Centre. I’m so excited. Being a huge fan of the homeware, which I will be looking at in closer detail in the New Year when I start to decorate my wardrobe room, my eye caught the fashion section and I spotted some pieces that I loved from the offset.
Toning down the Christmas jumper this year, I have gone for a more subtle and sophisticated look. In a fine metallic navy knit, the Oliver Bonas Make Believe jumper is so cosy. It sparkles in the light without being too over the top and the Make Believe embroidery is not only a nod to Christmas, but has resonance with Disney and our youth. As the jumper isn’t too Christmassy, it’s suitable for wear all year round. I can’t tell you how many jumpers that I have that can only be worn one month a year. I’m very tempted to grab it in the silver blend as well.
My most favourite item in my wardrobe right now has to be the Joselyn Metallic skirt. A vegan friendly leather skirt, it sits on my shape perfectly. it drops from the hips to a modest length hemline with room to move without feeling constricted. I do seem to go for key items across the season with this leather skirt being the second one that I have added to my wardrobe. Again, it’s another piece of clothing that isn’t restricted to one season and I can take this into S/S17 with ease. For the winter period, I’ve paired it up with a pair of vibrant purple tights, which I believe were from Marks and Spencer, many moons ago. I love the thought of the transition of this skirt from winter into spring, with lightweight slouchy sweaters and statement jewellery. I’ve been keeping my jewellery minimal this season, preferring to wear my Pandora stacked ring and my gorgeous Rose Gold and White Sapphire Gemstone from Rocks and Co.
With it being Christmas, I’ve gone all out and matched my silver skirt to some really out there silver shoes and a matching bag. I’m becoming quite obsessed with Love The Sales as I’m finding some amazing things from several different websites, all under one website. One of the brands is ASOS, which as you all know has so many products that sometimes finding sale products is quite difficult. What I have found are the ASOS Signal Pointed toe shoes, which look great worn with jeans as well as my Christmas outfit, as well as the Nali Star Clutch. Although I probably won’t be wearing these two items for long on Christmas Day, I’m pleased that they can both be worn with other outfits in the future.
I just want to wish each and every one of my loyal readers a very merry Christmas and I hope that you all have a wonderful day. I’ll be continuing to blog for the rest of December so I shall catch up with you all on social media to see what Santa brought.
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