Festive Fun!

I had my work Christmas night out on Friday in Edinburgh which was great fun! I wanted to have a Christmassy feel to my outfit so I went for a dark red top, a black pencil skirt and a gold belt (hopefully I didn’t look quite as much like Mrs Clause as you are probably imagining right now!!)

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The sheer sleeves of this ASOS top (similar here) give it at dressy evening feel, and the colour is red enough to be festive without looking like you live at the North Pole!

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I matched my gold belt (gifted) with a gold statement necklace, from Dorothy Perkins, for a bit of glitz.

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As we were going to be on a bar crawl in Edinburgh in the freezing cold month of December, I finished off with cosy black tights and low heeled suede Chelsea boots from Clarks.

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For my make-up, I went with a smoky eye, which I achieved using L’Oreal Color Appeal eye shadow in 150 ‘Real Silver‘ and L’Oreal Chrome Intensity eye shadow in 182 ‘Blue Jean‘. I used Collection 2000 liquid eyeliner on my top lid and my new metallic Stay Perfect eye pencil on my lower lid.

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Now onto my nails. In a previous post I said I was considering wearing one of my new No 7 Stay Perfect berry-colour polishes on my nails, but when it came to it, I felt the red and purple shades I had bought were a bit too matchy-matchy with my top. I decided to go for a complete contrast and painted many nails a bright sparkly blue! To keep with the Christmas theme, I added a burst of gold sparkle on each nail.

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To achieve this effect I used Max Factor Max Effect Mini Nail Polish in ‘Odyssey Blue’ and Model’s Own Hed Kandi polish in ‘Disco Heaven’.

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Oh and don’t worry about those No 7 polishes, they will be put to good use soon!

Have a great time if you still have a work Christmas night out to come!

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Florals and Prints

I was browsing on ASOS.com earlier and noticed how many cute items they have with pretty prints and unique details. Here is a round-up of my favourites!

Floral Peplum Dress (£35), Flower Print TOMS (£40), Pink Jacket (£60), Blue Floral Midi Skirt (£40), Strawberry Print Sleeveless Blouse (£29), Gold Toe Cap Blue Floral Heels (£45) and Heart Knee Skinny Jeans (£35) all ASOS.

I love all of the floral prints, they are so fresh and feminine! The gold toe-capped heels are so sexy and made me think of a pin-up girl. The little pink jacket is so versatile and could be worn with dresses or jeans. I just can’t resist those little hearts on the knees of the jeans – how adorable! I love a kookie print, and the strawberry print shirt does this beautifully without being too over the top. For fashionistas who also require comfort,  my beloved TOMS are available in this beautiful multi-coloured flower print! I want them all!