Dressing up for Christmas day?…

Ever since I was a child, one of my favourite Christmas traditions is picking something nice to wear for the big day..my 7 year old self would excitedly pick a dress with some sort of velvet and sparkle, feeling a million dollars rocking up to grandmas to see what my cousins would be dressed smartly in.

That feeling has never left me although, dont get me wrong I am not talking full gown but if I wear jeans and a top, I try make sure I feel great in it and its not just one of my normal ‘go to’ ‘running around the house’ outfits. It goes for Sonny too, I like him to have something new on, smart yet comfortable enough to play in and yes it may only stay clean until 8am but its just a nice feeling to have your best attire on.

Luckily when I met Ian, I realised he shared a love of Christmas and followed traditions similarly which was a massive bonus point, I mean I couldn’t be with someone who didn’t get excited when the Coca cola advert popped on our screens. Its funny listening to other peoples take on traditions, its made me think…Why do we get all dressed up to simply sit in the house all day and eat delicious food?  Joey had the right idea with his ‘eating pants’ in the thanksgiving episode in Friends, much more comfortable clothing with expanding waist lines for the bottomless pit of Quality Street.

I’ve heard of some families wearing Pyjamas all day and if they are smart ones, you know festive Joules then I can totally see the appeal to that! One day I may go down that route but this year I will stick to what I know best and find something with some sparkle or christmas theme!

What do you all do?

Love Harriet x

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I love this time of year, already my mind is speeding towards hot chocolates, cosy blankets, crispy leaves underfoot and evenings watching Strictly full from a delish Sunday roast! Of course last September I dedicated a post here  

Autumn fashion is something I love and if you read my blog this time last year then you’ll know coats are something I became obsessed with! My aim is to build a collection full of loads of gorgeous colours and styles, I did make a good dent last year as you can see in this post but its only just gotten started and I’ve had to ditch the cheap, unflattering ones in favour of more quality!

Whistles (of course) is a brand who does classics well and their camel Alexandra coat is just one of those pieces that will look amazing time after time; with a price point of £285 it sure is an investment piece! For the more reasonably priced options Mango has a massive selection online right now, massive variety of colour and style!

Jumpers are everywhere and I for one couldn’t be more happier, the more embellishment the better in my eyes! I love a good bit pom pom or sequin on my knitwear. This Asos Multi Striped jumper priced at £25 is my favourite with the Warehouse Pom Pom £18 a close 2nd!

I am also a massive cardigan fan, they are so easy to layer on when you don’t know what the weathers going to be like and I mean that’s us all living in Britain so they quickly become our best friends! This colour blocking beauty from Pretty Little Things at £30 looks great thrown over a tee and jean combo!

Slightly off season although as above who can tell how warm the weather in Britain will be? These Tees from EgaliTEE will still carry us through the next season whilst spreading empowerment! Slip under a jacket or blazer and you are good to go..my fav is The Pips but I could snap a load up if the bank would allow!

If I’m feeling like I’ve worn jeans too much and need a mix it up then my go-to autumn dress is this Matalan Denim shirt dress, perfect teamed with tights and boots its my fav smart/casual look and at £18 Matalan knows how to look after our purse for sure!

Boots… I don’t think I’ve met anyone who doesn’t love a good boot! My preference is 100% the ankle and I believe everyone should have a brown and a black option to hand! Chelsea will always remain my fav style of boot but I do love these Faith Betsy Biker boots at £65.

There’s a million other pieces I want but that will have to be another post, I’d love to hear your favourites

Love Harriet x

 

 

 

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Leopard Print obsession……

Leopard print is one of those things I find people either love or hate, I am obviously a person who loves it! Styled correctly I think it can really bring the most basic outfit to life, styled incorrectly or more importantly in the wrong fabric then of course you run the risk of looking like you’ve dug into the Bet Lynch wardrobe archives.

My favourite printed piece in my leopard collection includes an Asos cardigan, some Faith flats and an easy to wear Warehouse scarf, all of which worn individually add a bit something to a classic white tee, jamie jean combo; basically a lazy girl way to jazz up an outfit!

The newest item added to the rails in my wardrobe would be my Newlook brown leopard coat, priced at around £25 its a piece that can easily take you from a chilled shopping trip to evening cocktails with the girls, versatile and complements a variety of colour ways and welllll it just makes you feel extra fancy…

I have found myself reaching for this item more and more, it has only strengthened my love for this popular print!

Love Harriet x

Check out my other coat obsession here

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NYE Party looks……

Even though I don’t get much time to shop or get dressed up for a night out anymore, they still remain some of my favourite things to do and nothing screams more of an occasion or reason to do both then New Years Eve…

New Years Eve is the perfect excuse to swamp yourself in sequins or spend your Christmas money on that dress you’ve been eyeing up for ages plusss come boxing day it will probably have gone in the sale anyway so grab yourself some bargins!

Whether your plans are a full on night out, house party or chilled prosecco on the sofa, I think its nice to make that little effort and mark the occasion before the January blues sink in!  Here are my favourite picks right now all under £60…

Miss Selfridge Metallic midi skirt, these are everywhere and you can see why…easy to dress up with a cami or down with a turtle neck a la Holly Willoughby (check out her insta)…

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Clear blue skies, crispy orange leafed floor and that bitter chill in the air, this can only mean one thing….one thing that I love..Autumn is here and its officially time to reach deep into the back of that wardrobe and pull out those coats!

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