Winter Opulence: December’s Style Not Age

December 30, 2019
Winter Opulence: December's Style Not Age, Oasis navy velvet dress, Asos mustard velvet pearl headband

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.

Velvet, pearls and faux fur came to mind, hence the theme of Winter Opulence

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.

Winter Opulence: December's Style Not Age, Oasis navy velvet dress, Asos mustard velvet pearl headband

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.

Winter Opulence: December's Style Not Age, Oasis navy velvet dress, Asos mustard velvet pearl headband
Winter Opulence: December's Style Not Age, Oasis navy velvet dress, Asos mustard velvet pearl headband
Yaa Yaa London rainbow druzy ring, Oasis mustard velvet bag

New jewellery

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!

Winter Opulence: December's Style Not Age, Oasis navy velvet dress, Asos mustard velvet pearl headband

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Oasis navy velvet dress, Asos mustard velvet pearl headband
Winter Opulence: December's Style Not Age, Oasis navy velvet dress, Asos mustard velvet pearl headband
Oasis navy velvet dress, Asos mustard velvet pearl headband
Winter Opulence: December's Style Not Age, Oasis navy velvet dress, Asos mustard velvet pearl headband

Oasis dress (old, similar) | Oasis bag (old) | Asos headband (now on sale) | New Look earrings (similar) | Marks & Spencer shoes | Yaa Yaa London ring

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!

Well that’s our final Style Not Age collaboration of the decade! We’ll be back next year with another fun challenge!

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9 responses to “Winter Opulence: December’s Style Not Age”

  1. Nancy says:

    That is a gorgeous dress! Velvet feels fabulous on our bodies doesn’t it! Love the ring too, have to check that site.

  2. Suzy Turner says:

    I totally adore your velvet dress, Emma! I’ve always loved velvet, it’s so soft and opulent. Your headband is very regal and I can totally get the Tudor influence in it lol.
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

  3. Jill says:

    You are gorgeous in velvelt! I love your headband and bag!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  4. Jacqui Berry says:

    This was the perfect challenge for the last one of the year – so much scope, we’ve all tackled it beautifully. Happy New Year to you and your family Emma, looking forward to seeing Isobel on the blog next year. Jacqui xx

  5. Allie Mackin says:

    Oh yes I think velvet and sequins are perfect for the winter holidays. And your look is super cute! The pearl studded headband and yellow crossbody are the perfect accessories

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

  6. I love velvet dresses but haven’t worn any of mine this year. You look amazing in this gorgeous navy velvet dress. And that headband is so fun and unique, perfect for a winter opulence theme! Wishing you all the best in 2020!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  7. Ruth Josey says:

    I’m loving velvet right now and I have nothing velvet at all. Your links for velvet dresses are really intriguing and I may have to have a closer look at some of those. That dress is stunning on you and the accessories are perfect. I love the yellows and golds with the navy. What a great purse and a fabulous ring and how fun is that headband?! This was a great choice of style topics for this time of year – great job! Best wishes for an amazing 2020!

    Ruth
    https://voguefauxreal.com/2019/12/31

  8. Anna Parkes says:

    I think I’ve already said this, but you look positively regal in this beautiful velvet dress Emma. I love that amazing hairband too! Thanks for this challenge – it was such a good choice at this time of year.

    Happy New Year to you xxx

  9. GlossyU says:

    It was a good decision not to cover the velvet dress with any faux fur coat! The dress is perfect and it suits you well. Besides, the headband makes quite a statement.

    Happy New Year Emma!

    http://glossyu.com/

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