Partywear!

Yet again I have very few Christmas parties lined up. Something for which I am truly grateful for – especially when vague memories of drunken Christmas parties from my City days rear their ugly heads! Free wine, dancing and 25 years old – a messy, messy recipe – especially when London black cabs disappear off the streets at midnight, and cell phones are not common place. Yes, yes, yes I am much happier with a lovely dinner out with friends these days!

However, that does not mean to say I don’t like to get the glad rags on still! I’m all for dressing up for the season! This year H&M have knocked it out of the park with sequins and sparkles at great prices, so you can indulge in a one hit wonder for the festive season!

I am all about jumpsuits and boy do they have some amazing ones on offer. Don’t be scared of the romper either – with opaque tights and ankle boots they can be a winner at any age!

This halter neck jumpsuit is stunning – so 70s and very sexy.

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I adore this sequin romper – imagine with opaque tights and some block heeled ankle boots.

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How divine is this one shoulder jumpsuit? Again super sexy with a little 80s thing going on. At just $59.99 it’s in my cart as we speak!

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I haven’t hit the order button yet as I am torn between that one and this one – it looks incredible comfortable and is just $39.99.

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Another romper – it looks far more expensive than it’s price tag. Just love, love the lace and the high neck – it might not love my boobs though.

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Finally how stunning is this little number. I so badly want to wear this but fear the neckline is too high for my chest. If you have less up top than me – you lucky girls I implore you to try it!

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I’m wearing a bit of daytime sequin too from H&M today – this jumper is only $19.99. I’m wearing an XL as I wanted it oversized. I’ve already had compliments a plenty on it at the gas station this morning!

mansur gavriel carine roitfeld Uniqlo Golden goose sequins and furJumper – H&M // Jeans – J.Crew // Sneakers – Golden Goose (several on sale here) // Coat – Carine Roitfeld x Uniqlo // Bag – Mansur Gavriel

Yesterday was spent getting the garden dressed for Christmas. I have spent all morning trying to tell a daft, deaf dog that no matter how loud or often she barks, the ‘intruder’ in the red hat in the garden will not leave as he is inflated, staked in the ground and plugged in!

navy bomber jacket Toga Pulla bootsBomber jacket – TopShop // Jeans – Zara // Boots – navy Toga Pulla // Jumper – AllSaints

My first few days in the UK!

I’m so excited that I am starting blogging! I’ve now been in the UK for 5 days – the weather has not been great but is slowly improving.

The other day we went for a long walk. Hugh and I were not very prepared for the colder, damper climate. I wore a Zara jumpsuit which I bought with my Mom in New York. I love this jumpsuit as it makes me feel summery. I love the pattern and colors on it. It’s now available in the sale at just $29.99!

DSC_0667Yesterday we went to Blackpool in search of the sun, and we found it! Once again I wore a Zara jumpsuit. I love jumpsuits because they are versatile, and they feel summery even when you need long trousers. The only problem is it takes longer to go to the restroom! This jumpsuit is now on sale at $25.99!

DSC_0783 DSC_0787Today I was planning on going to Manchester with my Mom. However, I changed my mind and decided to stay home and play with my cousin, Alice. It was a beautiful day and I decided to wear a summer dress from Zara. I love wearing this dress with or without the belt. I am wearing Avarcas Pons sandals which fit lovely and don’t fall off my feet. They have no seams or stitching so don’t rub my feet.

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The simple jumpsuit

I have always loved jumpsuits. This time of year is when I most appreciate them. A great jumpsuit can take you from day to night with a simple change of shoes or jacket. I particularly love a great jersey jumpsuit that offers supreme comfort and looks fabulous with sneakers or heels. My favorites are from Splendid and though they are expensive at full price I have been really lucky in the sales on Net-a-Porter.com or on TheOutnet.com. ASOS also offer a reliable, diverse choice of other brands of jumpsuit.

As always browsing on Pinterest has led to trouble. I’ve been lusting after this jumpsuit forever since I saw this image:

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And look what I found on TheOutnet.com just now while writing this post…

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Other Pinterest images that have given me inspiration include the following, demonstrating the humble jumpsuit’s versatility.

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Today I’m wearing my Splendid grey jumpsuit that I got in the sale on NAP over Christmas – it’s the same as the khaki I wore here. I’m afraid my kids have been playing with the camera so all photos are super bright today – sorry – it’s fixed now!

IMG_0916Sneakers – Stan Smiths // Jumpsuit – Splendid // Jacket – Gap (40% off everything with code TREAT) // Bag – H&M

I could easily switch the sneakers for a pair of heels and head out for the evening feeling fabulous.

Just to prove I haven’t given up on the jeans here is my outfit from yesterday.

IMG_0904Shoes – Zara // Jeans – MiH (TheOutnet.com reduced by 65%) // Shirt – J.Crew (it’s lavender and gorgeous – even more so that it’s in the sale at $39.99 with an extra 30% off too using THEBEST)

 Jumpsuits to try: