How was your Christmas? I hope you had a wonderful time and that Santa was kind to you 😉 I had some lovely presents, including some fabulous jewellery and a new storage stool for my dressing room (a.k.a “Blog HQ”). Actually, my husband refers to it as “the disaster room” but it’s tidy at the moment as we had a full house over Christmas.
It fell to me to set December’s Style Not Age theme, and as we’re in the depths of Winter I wanted to choose something to make us feel good. Velvet, pearls and faux fur came to mind, hence the theme of Winter Opulence. I didn’t manage to incorporate any faux fur into my outfit – I think it would have been too much. The headband makes quite a statement and I didn’t want to cover the dress up.
I bought this navy velvet dress almost a year ago but this is the first time I’ve worn it. It feels amazing to wear, it’s so soft and comfortable. I’ve also been desperate to wear this headband but I hadn’t had the opportunity until now. I took it on holiday to Madeira but Isobel wore it instead. I also have a black and white striped version. The mustard velvet with the pearls reminds me of something from Tudor times. I added some gold and pearl earrings to compliment it.
This gorgeous rainbow druzy ring was a Christmas present to myself…does anyone else buy themselves Christmas gifts? It’s by Yaa Yaa London – a brand that popped up in my Instagram feed via another blogger. Their jewellery is absolutely stunning and right up my street. The rings are adjustable so there’s a little bit of give in them. My bracelet is also new – I bought it from a local shop that’s sadly closing down. It’s perfect for this outfit, and it was only £5!
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Let’s see how my blogger friends have interpeted the Winter Opulence theme…
Anna has chosen a fabulous satin jumpsuit and gorgeous faux fur jacket. See more of her outfit at Anna’s Island Style.
Hilda is keeping warm in her beautiful faux fur coat layered over a stunning gold brocade skirt. Visit Over the Hilda for all the details.
Jacqui is looking fabulously festive in a gorgeous red lace dress. Head over to Mummabstylish to see more!
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