Here we are, I'm back, but granted, I wrote this before Christmas even came around, I told you in my last post that I was serious about taking some time off this festive season!
I truly hope you all had the most gorgeous of Christmas' I really do! I'm sure I did too. But as I'm writing this pre Christmas day, I can't know for sure. Fingers crossed mine and George's hosting skills were up to scratch and please lord say we didn't burn the turkey!
But today I wanted to keep things simple and quite old school style blogging and just give you a little dose of NYE style inspiration. The kind of thing I'll most likely be rocking, whatever I end up doing, I currently have zero plans but again, I'm sure I will do by the time this post goes live... Please? Someone? Anyone!?
We've gone cray cray on all things sparkles this season, as I knew we would. Partly because we always do, it's Christmas after all, but mostly I knew we'd ALL go wild for a touch of sparkle or two because it was a key trend for AW17. Everything from denim to t-shirt's were emblazoned with a sprinkle of glitter or sparkle and I think I may well be done with it... Maybe!?
So with that bombshell, I'm coming at NYE from a different angle. An angle that involves velvet, because it is Christmas after all, but that involves suiting instead, something we ALL know makes me feel pretty damn powerful indeed.
A suit is SUCH a great piece to invest in at this time of year.
First up it's two pieces so it offers ample styling opportunities. Whether you wear both pieces together, as I have done here. Or you rock each item separately in a plethora of ways, it's a sure-fired way to keep that pesky "cost per wear" seriously low indeed.
Secondly it's highly unlikely, especially on New Years Eve that anyone else will be rocking a two-piece suit. NYE has always been about sparkly and spangly dresses so why not throw a curve ball and rock up to your girls night out in a killer midnight blue two-piece suit a la this baby by Miss Selfridge... Just saying.
Keep it super cool and totally low key with a ribbed tee or even a slogan T-shirt and a messy up-do to portray those "I just threw this together and look really fooking cool too" vibes.
Upping the ante once more with the accessories; orange perspex drop earrings from Topshop, yet more velvet, this time in a beautiful rust shade with the platform shoes of my dreams from Prada, and finally a highly impractical yet oh so adorable mini bag by Marc Jacobs, SORTED!
A look that is slightly undone in parts but a look that is powerful, sexy and understated, three of the most wonderful or adjectives don't you think? This is TOTALLY the kind of thing I'll be rocking this NYE (if I make any plans that is!?) and would love to hear that some of you ladies will be doing the same.
Let me know and Happy Freaking New Year!