Friday, 27 December 2013

BLUE VELVET




I have been meaning to blog about this dress for ages! I bought it last month from Missguided (£24.99) to wear for my boyfriend's birthday, and I'm absolutely in love with it. I seem to be obsessed with dark blues at the moment, and you can't get more luxuriant than blue velvet. I love the cut of this dress - it's very baggy and oversized but yet still cuts me at the right part of my leg. I think this is a great alternative to velvet skater and bodycon dresses as I feel that it's a slightly more unique style. I've paired it here with my black t-bar suede heels (Missguided) and a 20s inspired sequinned fringe bag of my mother's for an evening look, but this dress also looks great when worn under a black jumper with tights and flats for a more daytime appropriate feel. As always I'm wearing my gold chain necklace from H&M which I feel adds to the opulence of the blue velvet.

What did you wear on Christmas Eve?
Elly xxx

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Monday, 23 December 2013

JUMPSUIT


Yesterday I posted a haul in which I bought this beautiful navy floral jumpsuit from Topshop for £38 in the sale, and I just couldn't wait to write an outfit post in which I styled it! I've been looking for a jumpsuit for ages and it's been such a struggle to find one that fits me. Admittedly my mother did have to do couple of minor alterations to the straps on this one (everything seems to be made for ladies with huge chests nowadays!), but aside from that it seems to fit perfectly. The design is absolutely timeless and I've honestly never worn something so comfortable. Here I've paired it with my beloved holographic court shoes from Forever 21, my DIY matching bag and an H&M gold chain. I think this look is perfect for the Christmas party season, especially if you're going for something a little more classy, and I'm thinking of wearing it out at some point in the next couple of weeks. What's great about this particular jumpsuit is that I will be able to wear it all year round for a multitude of different occasions without feeling uncomfortable or overdressed. 



What are you wearing this Christmas party season?
Elly xxx



Sunday, 22 December 2013

HAUL



Hello everyone! I apologise for being AWOL for the past three months - I've just started university and it's been so difficult to keep on top of blogging. I'm currently home for Christmas so I thought it was about time that I updated you all on my recent purchases. Due to recently becoming a student I haven't really had that much money to spare, however I have picked up a few items that I'd like to share with you.


1. Black Crop Fluffy Jumper - New Look £17.99
I've hardly been out of this since I bought it! I love this texture and find that it's really versatile and works well with most things. I like to pair it with a gold chain necklace.

2. Pale Pink Trousers - Primark £12
I've always wanted to be a "trouser person" but have never had the guts to buy and wear any! I finally took the plunge with this inexpensive pale pink pair and I'm so glad I did. They look good dressed up or down and I'm tempted to buy them in more colours.

3. Colbalt Blue "Leary" Velvet Trapeze Dress - Missguided £24.99
This dress is just beautiful! I love velvet and own a lot of velvet pieces but I find the cut of this dress to be truly unique. I'm saving it for special occasions but it can also be paired with a black jumper thrown over the top to make it into a more casual piece.

4. Navy Floral Jacquard Strap Jumpsuit - Topshop £38 (In the Sale)
I've been on the look out for a jumpsuit for a long time (ever since I saw one on Florence Welch a few years ago) and I finally found the perfect fit! I think this particular design is great because I can wear it on so many different occasions and I wouldn't feel overdressed in it day to day.

5. Navy Blue High Shine Leggings - Warehouse £15 (In the Sale)
I never bought into the disco pant trend when it was at its peak but I couldn't resist these for a mere £15! They're going to replace a pair of worn out jeans as I feel the colour isn't too dressy. They're great quality from Warehouse and so I could hardly resist - I love the skin tight fit, too.

6. SCENARIO Monochrome heels - ASOS £26.50 (In the Sale)
I've been wearing these almost constantly since I bought them! They're so different to anything I've seen before and I've always liked to accessorize with interesting shoes. I've always wanted white shoes! The heel height is great for daytime and I've received so many compliments on them.




I absolutely love everything I've bought recently and I think all of the pieces are perfect for the Christmas party season as well as being wearable for more casual occasions. I'm a big advocate of being sensible with my money and trying to buy versatile clothes! I'm especially excited to wear my new jumpsuit  - expect plenty of outfit photos in the weeks to come!

What have you purchased recently? 
Elly xxx