Happy Boxing Day! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day. What did Santa bring you? I got a fantastic new electric acoustic guitar, jewellery, gloves, hat, socks, slippers and some yummy vegan treats. After a delicious lunch (cooked by Pete) and a glass of fizz, I had to have an afternoon sleep! I’m trying to be more energetic today. I was quite tired after driving to Cambridgeshire and back on Thursday to visit my mum in hospital. I’m going back on Tuesday and staying for a couple of days. I’m hoping she will be allowed home very soon.
I’ve got to admit that while I love sequins and glitter, I didn’t dress up for Christmas Day. I prefer to be comfortable and save the glitz for New Year’s Eve. I haven’t even been to any Christmas parties due to being ill so I’m ready to let my hair down a bit. When Anna gave us the prompt of “Sparkle and Shine” for this month’s Style Not Age post I knew I wanted to wear sequins.
This sparkly kimono jacket is the ideal piece for elevating an outfit without compromising on comfort. It’s easy to wear over a jumper thanks to the loose style. I previously wore it a year ago for The Thrifty Six New Year’s Eve theme with a belt, but I decided to leave it open this time. I also switched the black sparkly jumper for this thin red roll neck top. One thing I did repeat is the velvet trousers, which are so comfortable and warm. I always think of velvet as a festive fabric, and paired with sequins it makes the ultimate Christmas combination.
As before, I’m wearing gold boots, but these are newish ankle boots that I bought from a local boutique. The block heel means they are more comfortable than the long kitten heel boots I wore previously. I’ve gone for matching footwear and bag – something that divides opinion. I’m in favour of it, as long as it doesn’t have wedding outfit vibes (if you know what I mean). I changed the thin gold strap on the bag for a striped glittery one, to mirror the stripes on the jacket. I’ve added some bling with a statement frog ring, plus multi-coloured gemstone hoop earrings and sunglasses. A necklace I picked up in a charity shop a few years ago completed the look.
SHOP THE LOOK
Boohoo sequin kimono jacket (from eBay) | V by Very velvet trousers (old) | River Island red top | White Ribbon Boutique gold boots | bag bought on holiday | Oliver Bonas bag strap | Perla Coco ring | Love Rocks earrings (TKMaxx) | The Hippie Shake sunglasses | necklace from a charity shop
Anna has chosen an outfit she wore for a staff Christmas party at the local pub. The sequin jacket was new with tags on from Zara, but Anna found it in the British Red Cross shop in Truro for half the retail price of only £25. The shoes and belt were also charity shop finds. Head to Anna’s Island Style to find out more.
Jacqui is wearing a new gifted sparkly top from Izabel, with old Zara trousers and gifted Lotus Shoes sling backs. You can catch up with what Jacqui’s been up to lately over at Mummabstylish.
Hilda borrowed a red shirt and sequinned blazer from her sister Rosie. The bag is from Folkster and the spanx leggings and boots are several years old. You can find all the details at Over the Hilda.
Gail shopped everything from her wardrobe for this outfit. The white embellished duster from River Island and French Connection silver sequin skirt create a very angelic look, don’t you think? Visit Is This Mutton? for all the details.
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