Christmas Party Outfits

Tis' the season to pull out your party frocks, and dust off your dancing shoes, for the Christmas party marathon is well under way. From the dreaded work Christmas do, to the mulled wine bash that always gets a little out of hand, you are going to need something to wear. Read on below for our advice on looking your very best this Christmas time.

Alice & Olivia xxx

The Lunch Party

An early Christmas lunch with all your boyfriend's relatives, or a lunch with friends who are decidedly more 'grown-up' than you (they have a 2 year old, you have a dead pot plant), Boden and French Sole are your friends here try these trousers, this shirt and these pumps, and you'll look tidy and trendy, perfect.

The Work Christmas Party

This is easy in some ways, all your colleagues will be discussing their outfits weeks before so you'll be able to gauge the appropriate dress code. We say, as it's Christmas, go full on sequins, and pair with an appropriate level heel, you don't want to be staggering at the beginning of the night.

The Drinks Party

Pull out the stops for this one, first of all this may be the only chance to see the boy you fancy who is friend of a friend of a friend - he'll for sure be at this party. Dress up because it's a good excuse too, and because when everyone else sees you they'll wish they had made an effort too.  It's also the perfect time to wear that dress that's too smart for going out but not wedding-attire appropriate.

The Birthday Brunch

The selfish friend whose birthday is in December, I mean really, don't they know how many other Christmas social engagements are already in your diary?  However off to the birthday brunch you must go, and looking good is a must, particularly when you haven't seen them in a while. A wool skirt with over the knee boots and a cashmere sweater is cool yet v casual.

The Winter Wedding

It's happening, you're nearly 30 and your friends keep getting engaged.  It turns out the wedding season is a season that never ends, ever - May bank holiday, the middle of the week, Easter Sunday - there isn't a single day of the year that is safe, even New Years Eve has been hijacked. Photos will be taken, and put on Facebook whether you like or not, so outfit recycling is just not an option, and beware anything from Zara, the girl two pews behind you will be wearing it. You are however, almost refreshingly, allowed to wear black, so for that winter wedding, try this dress and a bespoke hat.

Christmas Day Outfit

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It's important to make an effort on Christmas day, so plan ahead and make sure you pack something comfy yet chic.  It's the year of the metallic pleated skirt, we love it paired with a polo neck and ankle boots, and don't forget your Alex Monroe necklace and fun tights.

The Black Tie Party

Who even knows what 'Black Tie' means anymore, is it short, is it long, does it include jumpsuits and does it even matter? Really you can choose a dress you like provided it's not uber short / too revealing, and dress it up how you want, what fun. Any dress from Needle & Thread will do very nicely, and make sure you have a suitably snazzy clutch bag too.

New Years Eve Party

The big night of the year everyone dreads, WHAT to do for New Year (should celebrate, must celebrate), and certainly must look good. This year it's all about the glitter jumpsuit, surprisingly it works on most shapes, just pair with some magenta velvet block heels and your ready for 2018.

Words Alice Bray, Illustrations Olivia Dueser

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The Museum Gift Shop

I have a thing for museum gift shops.  They are full of such wonderful delights, you never know quite what you might find in these treasure troves. I always enjoy a quick unplanned pop into a favourite shop, and I often come away with an unexpected gem.  I like that books on far ranging topics sit alongside silly nik naks artfully inscribed with a museum's name, and that there is always an excellent selection of postcards.  I am a great appreciator of exhibition themed objects, am often tempted by a print or a pretty ceramic, and really love a designer collaboration printed scarf or pair of earrings.

I also think museum gift shop shoppers are a friendlier type, the shops tend to be calmer, less bustle, more quiet browsers.Most museum websites are looking pretty smart these days too and are very enjoyable to peruse.  I often think working for one of these sites would be the perfect combination of old and new - discovering, choosing and commissioning exciting art related products for these venerable museums and galleries, whilst delving into the intricacies of ecommerce and analytics.Recently I admired a fantastic pair of earrings, which were made up of one white pearl drop and one black pearl drop. It turns out they are from the Metropolitan Museum's shop in New York, and are after Rubens's painting of Venus, in which she is wearing one white pearl earring and another 'black' pearl earring that can be seen reflected in a mirror. It is likely Rubens painted the pearl darker to show it in shadow, but I love the concept and I love the earrings, there is just so much scope for art themed gifts.Museum shops are also the perfect place to find all manner of Christmas related things - that advent calendar not yet bought, a Christmas decoration for a God child, or a interesting book for a cousin.  So below are my Christmas present museum gift shop finds, just click on the images to find out more.

Alice xxx

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery is one of my favourites, partly because Dulwich is very nice, and I love the setting of the gallery, but also because they always have interesting and fun collaborations.  The Tove Jansson exhibition is currently showing, and the shop is happily full of all sorts of Moomin creations.

Tate

The Tate has it all, I particularly like the shop in the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern, nice and spacious.

The V&A

A big favourite, great cards and great jewellery and the shop is located just off the sculpture gallery, so you can easily come back when you've seen enough of Canova and decided what you want.  Their Winnie-the-Pooh exhibition opens on 9th December, so even more of a reason to visit.

Royal Academy

I have to admit, I don't know if you can get into this shop without viewing an exhibition, but do go see Dali / Duchamp, it is on until 3rd Jan, and buy some postcards after, they always have good postcards.

The National Gallery

It's all about the shop on the ground floor of the Sainsbury Wing. While your there, nip up to the gallery to see the very distinguished Doge Leonardo Loredan by Giovanni Bellini who lives a couple of floors above.

The British Library

There are two shops here, to your right is current exhibition curiosities, to your left is the book shop, it's bigger than it looks, keep going.  And go see the exhibition, it's just up the stairs and is currently 'Harry Potter: A History of Magic'  - what more could you want.

I like the shop in the basement, there rarely ever seems to be anyone in there, lots of time for happy browsing and situated right next to the cafe. And Cézanne and his Portraits are currently on show, a must visit.

Situated right next to the Armoury Collection, ensure you have a wander around this museum first, there is a whole room of full of Venice paintings by Canaletto and Guardi, it's such a super place. Shop is small but good, there are two parts, so don't be disappointed if you don't find something in the first room, keep going!

I haven't been here for a quite a while but they have a shop, and if you haven't been to this museum you really ought to. It's close to Holborn and so fun, wind your way through this town house and Sir John Soane's absolutely incredible collection of so many things.

Online only, you can buy both prints and books, as well as image licenses of the UK's national art collection.  The best place to find an interesting lesser known print for that perfect Christmas present.

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The December Issue

Some Christmas fun now it's December.

Alice, Olivia and Emily xxx

The Advent Calendar

Ora Singers

Even if you haven't yet gorged yourself on all the chocolates in your advent calendar, the Ora Advent Calendar is absolutely the best calendar you will be opening this December. Every day this month you can listen to a brand new choral composition by this a cappella group, starting with Suzi's Carol by John Rutter.

The Wreath

Studio Smudge

This year Studio Smudge's beautiful wreath is designed with Christmas foliage, pink flowers, rose hips and gold flourishes - set the trend and adorn your door with this pretty in pink Christmas must have.

The Tree

Pines & Needles

Sam and Josh Lyle have been selling Christmas tree since the age of 13. If you need a tree, and you do, it's Christmas, a real one is essential, Pines & Needles is the place to get one, and a Nordmann fir is the one you want.

The Decoration

Liberty London

Liberty has the very best Christmas shop and of course wonderful Christmas tree decorations. We love this glamorous peacock.

The Cracker

Meri Meri

These are festive and fun and not trying too hard - a hat, a toy and a joke, all you need.

The Pudding

Nanna's Christmas Pudding

A pudding is important at Christmas time, and this handmade pudding comes wrapped in a festive tea towel.

The Stocking

Aeske

If choosing lots of little presents to go in a stocking is too much, Aeske have done it for you - they have one for Her and one for Him. I'm not convinced by the actual stocking itself, white linen isn't quite in the spirit, but the things inside are very nice indeed.

 The Chocolates

Amelia Rope

You could buy a tin of Celebrations, or even some Roses, or you could instead buy some of Amelia Rope's delicious creations. I am big into passion fruit and chocolate at the mo, and these are amazing.

The DressRixo

A dress is necessary and this year it's needs to be a Rixo dress. Pick from any one of their wondrous creations, I like this one, and I also love their new cosmic range.

The Jumper

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It's not lurid but it does sparkle, it's super cosy and nice and warm and you can wear it all year. Perfect.

The TrousersM & S

It turns out 13-14 year olds are quite big - yes these star print velvet leggings are from the kids range, they are SO GREAT, and yes I own them. Probably not for you if you are tall, I am 5ft4 and they fit wonderfully. SO HAPPY.

The Shoes

Boden

These are very very fun indeed, and flat shoes are always a good idea round Christmas time - all those carol services and drinks parties, so much standing up, and these will cheer any outfit up.  They also come as a pair of ankle boots, possibly even better.

The Present for You

Verheyen London

This is the one I am after, such a stunning colour, just perfect for cold wintry days.

The Thank You Letter Notecards

Angela Harding

Very important, I like Angela Harding's Winter Notecards.

And even more important..

The Sherry for Father Christmas

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Black Friday Wishlist

I have yet to indulge in any Black Friday deals, but I thought I would share my wishlist with you.  It's a mix from dream wishlist (far too expensive, definitely a bit silly and will never own) to some fun Christmas presents type purchases. I'll let you guess which are which - click on the images to find out.

Happy Black Friday!

Alice xxx

  

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A Christmas Card Menagerie

Christmas card time is almost upon us!

I began this post with the idea that I would display my favourite Christmas cards below, a couple of snowy landscapes perhaps, a reindeer or two, maybe even a tasteful Father Christmas. However it turns out that I only have eyes for animal themed Christmas cards, with dogs definitely top of the list. So below is my Christmas card menagerie, hounds in silly poses mainly, a couple of rudolfs for good measure and of course a Christmas unicorn...

Happy Christmas card sending!

Alice xxx

V & A

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October Fashion Picks

Our favourite fashion picks for October, from (mostly) British brands. So keep scrolling, and happy shopping!! 

Alice, Olivia and Emily xxx

Alice 💁🏻

The first item on your shopping list this month should be these super cosy brushed cotton pyjamas by hush - they have mini gold stars and planets on them, AND with each purchase hush will donate £52 to the anti-domestic violence charity Refuge - which is the equivalent of one night in a refuge for a woman and her children.Carrying on the blue and gold theme, below are some other items which will all look perfect together - I am loving the Twin Set leopard print cape coat combined with the navy silk Katherine Hooker dress. Just add the wonderfully clashing accessories, ensuring you include the beautiful embroidered shoes by Miista and the Karine Assaf printed silk scarf. And don't forget your Rassin & Shen reading glasses...  

Olivia 💁🏼:

Trends are not for me. Style comes from knowing what suits your body, look and most importantly your personality. This month I have devised a plan of choosing items that can all be mixed and matched with each other and go from day to night. Example: Wear the dress, t-shirt, hoops, mules, jacket, hat and bag to work and for evening-glam, remove the t-shirt and hat - I got you covered, no matter the occasion!  

Emily 💁🏻:

Winter is coming. It's all about wrapping up and keeping cozy in Autumn. Little details can make a monochrome outfit a lot more fun - choose wisely...

September Fashion Picks

All three of us are a little obsessed with clothes and shopping. Dressing up is super fun, and a new and interesting find is even more fun.  Below are our favourite fashion picks for September, from (mostly) British brands. So keep scrolling, and happy shopping!! Alice, Emily and Olivia xxx

Alice 💁🏻

I am still holding on to the belief that summer isn't quite over yet, and so have chosen some fun summer holiday items.  I'm all about pink and red at the moment, and love Air & Grace's super tasselled espadrilles. The mini blue croc handbag by Subella London is also fantastic, and Skinny Rich Fairies ball gown made from vintage materials is quite wonderful, and I'm still hankering after an Alighieri gold piece of jewellery...   

Emily 💁🏽

It's good news for the fans as pom poms make the seamless transition from summer to winter this year! My fashion picks are all about keeping it casual with little details to add a bit of fun. Who doesn't love a glittery sock?  

Olivia 💁🏼:

Trends are so last season. For me, fashion is about making you happy and letting your identity shine through your clothes. This month I have picked practical yet quirky investment pieces that will keep you city chic over the Autumnal months. And yes, I have included a bikini, because who knows, maybe London will get a sweltering day (reaching for the stars, I know) or you may jet off across the Atlantic...enjoy!

Wish List

Just a little note to say that my wish list's have moved!I am still posting them each week, if you click the menu button on the top right hand side of my home page (the one with three horizontal lines) and scroll down, you can see the things I am wishing for each week on Wednesdays 😃.The ring in the photo is by Disa Allsopp and is half 18kt gold and half oxidised silver, I rather like it.Alice xxx

Christmas Gifts

It is SO nearly Christmas ⛄️⛄️🎁🌲☺️ and I have almost finished my Christmas shopping, with only a few little things to find.I really do like shopping very very much, but even I dread the prospect of panic trawling the shops the day before Christmas 🎄 desperately hoping for inspiration.  The hoards of other people 👦👩, their children 👧, buggys and dachshunds 🐶 constantly getting in the way, the overwhelming amount of completely pointless STUFF 🎀💄👠 to sift through, and Michael Buble singing 'It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas' 🎤everywhere you go is enough to make even the most experienced shopper wish they'd bought all their presents online 6 months ago 🙈.So, to help you out, I thought I would put together a few ideas for last minute present 🎁 shopping in London - whether you are nipping out at lunch time 🍴 tomorrow, or spending a day of shopping on Saturday, the key is to know exactly what you are looking for and where to find it ☺️.  I would also advise ringing in advance, don't fall into the trap of assuming the shop has the item in stock, just because they are displaying it on their website.Good luck, and happy speedy shopping.Alice xxxStocking FillersGo to Joy.  The shops are everywhere, and have all sorts things for girls, boys, random cousins and even your dog, don't be shy just get stuck in.  Books on silly and serious things, accessories at very reasonable prices, and  both useful and useless gifts.  Tiny stocking fillers will be near the till, and they have very good cards.ss16_gift_packshot6018For your SisterOliver Bonas is the place.  They have great not-t00-pricey jewellery, make-up bags, self-help books and scarves in fun prints.1079555_oliver-bonas_jewellery_amelia-travel-two-tier-jewellery-box-r7_3For your Great AuntZara Home is excellent - rather than giving her Duchy Originals biscuits again, choose something homely from Zara.  She probably hasn't heard of it, unless she of course is a proud older owner of #ThatCoat.6012703250_2_4_1Making it all look prettyPeter Jones.  You need to go to the 4th Floor, I would recommend entering from the King's Road and taking the lift to avoid the main Christmas mayhem.  They have one of the best selection of cards (they have the funny non-crude type), wrapping paper galore, and lots of ribbon. They also do an excellent selection of notebooks.235028854alt1 For your cousin who has just had her third childKikki K is great and they currently have a pop-up in Covent Garden.  I am totally sold on everything about this brand.  The perfect present for someone who enjoys stationery with inspirational messages, or needs a very specific diary layout.2017_a5_weekly_family_diary_inside_1To bring to Boxing Day lunchJohn Lewis Cheese Shop - you want to enter from Henrietta Place, go straight down the escalator into the food hall and on the right hand side is a wonderful room full of cheese, and they have all the right biscuits to go with it.231304693To Impress the In-LawsHumble Grape does very good wine, and the people working there know about wine, so this is ideal if you need a bottle quick sharp.  There is one in Battersea and one in Fleet Street.allimant_riesling Because you need something a little different this yearPotterton Books - books of all shapes and sizes, vintage and new, but more excitingly art work. They have prints and originals, big and small prices, you will definitely find something in this eclectic little shop.qzi2qjg3rum0nuyymduxndexneu6ymi1zmexogrjzwyzyziyotqzytkzmzg3zgy5mzg2mjm6ojo6oja Because you took After Eights last yearArtisan du Chocolat - there are so many great chocolate shops in London, so you really shouldn't be grabbing the most expensive looking chocolates off the shelf in Sainburies.  Artisan du Chocolat do all sorts of exciting things, and they taste great.  If you aren't near a shop nip into the ground floor of Liberty, entering from Carnaby Street and pick up a box of Prestat.gaia_sc_openFor your nephews and niecesTK Maxx, I know, I know, it sounds like agony - but it's just a quick nip in, grab what you want and out.  I would recommend the wallets / clutch bags, usually near the door on the ground floor on shelves - if you see Kate Spade buy it.  And the headphones, either on a table near the door or hanging up by the tills, not expensive, you might even find some wireless ones.36178010_large For your Aunt who is hosting ChristmasAppleyard London - bouquets and plants in pots, they do all sorts and they are still taking orders for Christmas.  Either take flowers with you or send as a thank you gift after.standard_azalea_1 For the Uncle with a beautiful homeAny bookshop, they do still exist.  Books are excellent, but don't just grab one at random, best to try and make it a bit personal.  A beautiful coffee table book is generally appreciated, as long as no one has to carry it too far.9780847848775The Intrepid GrandsonThe British Library - they currently have an exhibition on called Maps and the 20th Century: Drawing the Line, and their shop is full of map type things.  They have two shops, one on the left as you enter and one on the right, have a look in both.9781781315323atlasimprobable The Irresponsible GodparentTrotters - for smaller godchildren (age not stature) this shop has everything wonderful.  You could stick with clothes or a book, or you could make it really very fun.mic_mm002_1__3For the hostThe Conran Shop - there are many pleasing things in this shop, so if you are prepared to browse, you are sure to find something very nice.967426-le-soleil-candle For your GrandmotherPentreath & Hall - this shop has charming things in all shapes and sizes - pretty card sets, notebooks, mirrors and stylish lampshades.  And make sure you drop into the Poplin pop-up shop next door, they have THE best pyjamas.adv19For the person who has everythingThe New Craftsmen - they have the most beautiful selection of handmade pieces all made by British Craftsmen, you will absolutely come out with the present the person doesn't already have.michael-ruh-the-new-craftsmen-chelsea-jar-4-1Something a little more specialSophie Breitmeyer - Don't just go to Pandora and buy another charm or buy the first thing the sale assistant suggests in Tiffany's.   Do visit Sophie Breitmeyer and choose one of her wonderful creations.gold-natural-coloured-diamond-indian-tear-drop-pendant

Christmas Sparkle

I always like planning a Christmas Day outfit 🎁🎄🎅, I love the combination of evening party wear 👠with smart daytime dressing 👗.  It's the chance to wear fun heels all day, because, really, after all that turkey, you're not moving too far; to put on a bit of silly sparkle 👑 or maybe just all your sparkle 💎💎💎, to wear that dress you've had in your wardrobe all year and have been so wanting to wear 👗; and of course the opportunity to wear statement jewels all day long 💍.It can be tricky though.  Are you going to go for the pattern trouser, block heel, silk shirt look, or are you going to dress down your party dress with a polo neck and some glittery tights? 💄🎀👗👠I thought I would pick out some fun sparkly items for you and something to wear them with, hopefully just in time to buy them before Christmas, but you better be quick 🎅😘  I haven't decided on my outfit yet, but I shall keep you posted 💌 😍.Alice xxxThe Glitter HeelAsos - Show up Glitter Heel - £35image1xl

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& Other Stories - Opened Back Dress - £65

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J Crew - Collection Drake's For J Crew Pant in Midnight Unicorn - £198

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Mrs Alice for French Sole - Knightsbridge Suede and Glitter Pumps - £195

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Nobody's Child - Glitter Star  Velvet Skater Skirt -  £18

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Baia  Bags - Small Drawstring Bucket Bag - £240

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         The Statement NecklaceZara - Coat with Tassel Detail - £89.98326744800_6_1_1wear with

J Crew - Magnolia Crystal Necklace - £61

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BCBGMaxazria - Runway Leonie Dress - £258

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Sophia Webster - Chiara - £450

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Kate Spade - Cameron Street Glitter Small Birdie - £245

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A Velvet Crush

Something strange seems to be happening 👧.  After a satisfactory high street shop this week 👗👠, I came away with some velvet leggings 👖, and a velvet headband 🎀- yes a hairband for your head covered in velvet 👧🎀.I am almost annoyed at the AW16 inspired high street for tempting me with items 💗.  I thought they long been banished by my 11 year self - when I arrived at secondary school it was soon apparent that velvet leggings 👖 and hairbands 🎀were not in 👎, and they were quickly dismissed, in favour of flared jeans and Gap Hoodies 👍.But really I am secretly delighted 😃.The high street is awash with all sorts of velvet and velour 🎀 in any colour you can imagine 💚💜💙💛, thanks to Valentino, Roksanda, Ellery, Haider Ackermann and Sonia Rykiel who all paraded it down the catwalk this season💃.Everyone has gone quite overboard - Topshop have velvet underwear 👙(which does not seem practical or comfortable), there are many 'bodysuits' that greatly resemble tap dancing leotards 👯, and the range of velvet colours is quite fabulous - I am peculiarly tempted by a powder pink crushed velvet dress.I have to admit I am wholeheartedly embracing the arrival of velvet everything.  I seem to have discovered my inner 80s Sloane 👸, out with the skinny jeans and ankle boots and in with velvet leggings, over-sized roll-necks, headbands, smoking slippers and pearls 🎀.  Ok so obviously not dowdy dressing - my velvet leggings are covered in glitter, my headband has some fun diamante and my pearls are mismatched, I'm currently sporting one pale pink pearl stud and one silver.  And it's just so fun 💎🎀.And I urge you too indulge, it's far more satisfying than the 90s choker, croptop, flatform trend of last year 💘, and perfect for a little winter wardrobe update.Below are some fun velvet items for you to investigate, although I don't recommend you wear them all at once 😉 💕.And do have a look at my Wish List on my homepage (you need to click the menu bar at the top right) to see some velvet outfit inspiration.Alice xxxThe every day trouser:

Boden - Velvet Trouser - £69.50

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Sophie Webster - Renee Mary Jane Ballerinas - £325

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The hairband:

Miss Selfridge - Velvet Embellished Headband - £12.50

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The scrunchie:

Lulu in the Sky - Burgundy Velvet Scrunchie - £4

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The work to party dress 💙💙💙 and my Velvet favourite:

Whistles - Suzie Love Party Dress - £250

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Topshop - Velvet Jagga Shoes - £46

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Coast - Kimberley Black Velvet Dress - £129

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& Other Stories - Sequin Heel Sandalette - £69

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River Island - Black Glitter Velvet Leggings - £22

River Island - Black Glitter Velvet Leggings - £22The weekend shoe: French Sole - Hefner Black Velvet Smoking Slippers - £180French Sole - Hefner Black Velvet Smoking Slippers with Gold Bee and Honey Embroidery - £180The weekend hair accessory:

Candy Bows - Luxurious Velvet Bow Hair Clip - £4.25

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Vjera Vilicnik - Rose Velvet Choker - £30

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 For smaller people (age and head size):

Trotters - Big Bow Velvet Alice Band - £15

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Winter Warmers

Yesterday felt like the first really cold ❄️ day in London, even though the sun 🌞 was out there was an icy chill 🌬 in the air and I suspect winter ⛄️ has arrived for good.I have to admit, I really don't love winter ❄️❄️❄️😔I know, I know, it means Christmas 🎄 is coming and now is the time to wear your cosy jumpers whilst sitting by the fire 🔥 drinking mulled wine 🍷 and playing scrabble 🅰 , and there might even be snow 🌨. And I do love crisp bright sunny mornings ☀️😀.I just don't like the cold ❄️❄️❄️❄️.  I spent 4 years in Scotland 💙, which was a nasty shock to the system, it really is COLD ☃⛄️🌨❄️🌬💨 🌪🌊 up there and the sun seems to barely come up during the deep depths of winter 🌥.  One semester I came back to find I had left my window open just a tiny crack over the Christmas holiday🎆, and my room was an ice box ☃. I slept under two duvets, two blanket and a coat 👚👕👗I am still recovering.So at this time of year it is very important to have as many antidotes 🔥🔥 as possible, and I have put together a list of cosy things to keep the winter blues away 💙💙💙😍.Alice xxx

Cashmere Roll Neck Dress - Hush - £220

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Evening Candle - McKinley & Paget - £22

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Sitwell Stripe Silk PJ Trousers - Poplin - £135

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Cashmere Socks - Johnstons of Elgin - £35

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Yellow and Grey Wool Throw - The British Blanket Company - £58

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Sky Blue Hat with White Fur Pom Pom - Amelia Jane London - £28

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Dark Chocolate Orange and Geranium - Montezuma's - £2.59

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Freddie's Flowers

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Naranja Amarga Lip Salve - Bendita Luz - £5

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Mrs Dalloway - Penguin Classics - £7.99

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Winter Style List

The cold has crept upon us quite suddenly, I'm sure I was wearing shorts last week, and now layering on the jumpers in the evening.  No matter, it is clearly the perfect time to choose some winter staples and wrap up warm in style.  Below are the things I would like to be wearing all winter ❄️❄️❄️

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J Crew Chateau Parka £365

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Miu Miu Crystal Embellished Sunglasses

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