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Party wear inspiration- what to wear if you’re tired of jeans and a nice top.

I’m still waiting for a ‘black tie’ invitation that requires me to purchase a new posh frock. My Christmas events are less formal affairs nowadays so in the interest of economising, I’m upgrading one key piece that will work with the items I already have in my wardrobe. The money saved can pay for the Prosecco! Whilst I am a massive fan of jeans and a sparkly top for my usual nights out out, I feel the need to up my game a bit at this time of year. There are a huge amount of gorgeous alternatives to jeans and a sparkly top in the shops at the moment that fill this brief perfectly. Choose the right one for you and they will add a new twist to your party wear. More sparkle, less denim and one new piece is my magic formula and here are my 3 key pieces……

Sparkly Bottoms

I love the way this whole outfit is styled from the logo t-shirt to the pop of colour from the shoes. The trousers can also be dressed up for a more formal look so they are ideal for any occasion.

Trousers from Top Shop

Statement Earrings

Pat Butcher would be having a field day with some of the earrings on the high street at the moment. I’m a massive fan as they are an inexpensive way to add a contemporary twist to any evening outfit or a daytime one if you’re feeling bold.

Earrings – Mango

Bold Boots

I can vouch for the fact that silver boots work with everything as my own pair are completely worn out. If silver isn’t your colour there are tonnes of other colours from which to choose, from brightly coloured jewel tones to every shade of metal.

Boots – Zara

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Have a fun November!

Sally x

‘I first met Sally a few years ago through a mutual friend at work and ended up hosting a ‘styling evening’ which Sally ran for a group of my friends. It was a really fun evening – we provided the fizz and Sally got everyone thinking about styles that might suit them and, more importantly, that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to build a decent wardrobe….read on’
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Christmas Drinks Outfit Edit

I confess, I’ve never ever been invited to a Christmas Ball or black tie event. Still, life goes on and I’ve managed to get over this disappointment. Besides, while I’m still able to dance and eat there’s always a chance. I have, however, had plenty of practice at dressing for a Christmas ‘drinks’ do. By this I mean informal gatherings that take place in a private house, public house or if you’re lucky, a half decent venue. For such occasions, I feel the need to make a bit more effort than the usual jeans and a smart top but the full-on ball gown gathering dust in the wardrobe (sob) is still not needed. Having conducted a survey of my friends on this matter it seems I’m not the only one. I’ve attempted to address this sartorial dilemma with my ideal Christmas party outfit for the season.

I love these Burgundy cropped wide leg trousers, they will suit most body shapes and can be dressed up and down. I’ve teamed them here with the dusty pink crush velvet top as it’s flattering to wear a soft colour close to the face – you can cut back on the blusher then. The fabulous shoes add the sparkle here and the block heel means they’ll be more comfortable then most stilettos. This particular pair are expensive but there are cheaper ones available on the high street, unfortunately they didn’t have images I could use – you get the idea anyway. I’ve paired down the jewellery to a simple statement drop to make way for the beautiful ombre fur jacket. This is another versatile piece that would look great with jeans on another occasion. The bag was chosen for the same reason, it’s simple and elegant but will let the rest of the outfit do the talking.

Stockist –

Top – Zara, Trousers – Whistles, Coat – Top Shop, Earrings – Top Shop, Shoes – Selfrigdes, Bag – Whistles