Staying In, Going Out

New Years Eve splits people into two groups – those who adore going out, getting glammed up, and partying till the early hours of the morning, and those who are much happier at home. In previous years, New Years has always been a bit of a random night, usually ending up at someones house doing a bit of Singstar. The past few however have been spent at home, eating cheese and biscuits and drinking champagne – much more my sort of thing! I think thats the plan again this year, but I couldn’t not look at pretty sparkly dresses could I?

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Dresses from AX Paris, Oasis and Motel – not my usual shops to browse in (well, except Oasis) but they’ve got such gorgeous sparkly things in stock at the moment! Even better, these three brands are easy to find on most high streets, so if you are still looking for an outfit for tomorrow night, you still have time!

I never need an excuse to buy more night wear and lounge wear – theres nothing more satisfying when you get home from work to be able to put on something so much more comfortable.  This week has been so nice to be able to wear lazy clothes – I think going back to work on Tuesday will be a bit of a shock! I do want a nice set for the new year – here’s a few of my choices from Boux Avenue, Jack Wills (I know, but I love the pyjama set in their brand colours. At least I wouldn’t wear it out), Fat Face (who always have gorgeous nightwear) and Dorothy Perkins (so much of my wardrobe is coming from there lately – I’ve ended up with 5 of those circle dresses I’ve posted about before!)

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Whatever you do, I hope you have an amazing time!

Perfect Party Dresses: (Parts 2, 3 and 4)

As you may know, my stepmum has a pub in Chester and has been in pubs for the past 3 Christmases. This is the final Christmas we’ll be spending on the wrong side of the bar since they are leaving in January, so I think that an extra sparkly outfit is needed. Obviously (OBVIOUSLY) I’ll be wearing my beautiful Schuh shoes but I need something to go with – here’s a few things from Oasis that caught my eye.

My first choice, quite predictably, was the sequin skater dress* (down to £45). You may have spotted it in my Christmas wishlist at the weekend and I’m having to resist going into Oasis after work to look at it, because I suspect that I would come out of there with it!

My next choice would be the sequin mesh dress* (down to £30) – a little more subtle with the sequins, but still sparkly. My practical side however is looking at the mesh and thinking that would get torn on a nail or something. (Did I mention I’m clumsy? Like a spaniel.)

Next, the sequin skirt* (down to £45), which made me think of Jen’s recent posts with her lovely sequinny skirt – and if you were thinking “I’d never wear those outfits again, she posted yesterday about how to wear sequins in the day!

Finally, something thats a bit easier to pair up with something more casual (or perhaps to go over the first dress in this post?), a sequin top* (£65) would go perfectly with a pair of skinny jeans and some big boots.

HtCC: Rain Rain Go Away

Ah, the Great British Summer. *looks outside* So obviously I’ve been looking at new raincoats and umbrellas for the past few months. This summer has been grey, grey, wet, grey with occational blasts of sun. I’ve had the same mac from Topshop for a few years now, and feel like I should be adding more coats to my collection!

rain coats

I love brightly coloured coats, they’re such an easy way to brighten up a dull rainy day.

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