fashionmommy's Blog http://www.fashion-mommy.com fashion/travel/beauty/lifestyle Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:58:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.4 27790490 A Christmas Survival Guide http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/14/a-christmas-survival-guide/ http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/14/a-christmas-survival-guide/#respond Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:58:14 +0000 http://www.fashion-mommy.com/?p=43216 Continue reading ]]> It’s nearly Christmas and that makes me happy and terrified in equal measures. I absolutely love the festive season, but buy does it get exhausting and frantic. With little over a week to go, it is now officially all systems go, with lots of presents still to buy, all the wrapping to do, and lots of festive fun nights still ahead.

With all that in mind, this is a bit of a survival guide to products that could make Christmas a little less stressful, and could help you manage to both look and feel yourself over the Christmas period.

Do you need a supplement?

Opti Women, which you can pick up from Discount Supplements, may be an excellent way of boosting your immune system and reducing fatigue over the busy Christmas period. Optimum Nutrition Opti Women has a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals to help support metabolic and immune function. This could help you feel more ready to cope with the busy packed days that Christmas brings.

Have a cup of Tea

Long said to be the one thing that puts everything in perspective, having a cup of herbal tea can be stimulating, or relaxing, depending on the blend. Yogi Tea have a wonderful green jasmine tea that is perfect for starting your day on Christmas Day (Yogi have christened the essence of their Green Jasmine Tea as Pause Before the Day Begins). This is a tea to wake you up, just what you might need if the smalls have decided that an early start is needed on Christmas Day (ahem!)

Moisturise!

It is super cold out there at the moment, and this is something that can play havoc with our skin, so the need to moisturise is stronger than ever. A good night cream can help our skin repair itself whilst we sleep. I love Avalon Organics Lavender Luminosity Ultimate Night Cream. It costs less than a tenner, has a lovely creamy consistency that my skin just laps up, and the smell of lavender is so soothing, especially at bedtime. In addition, it is great for sensitive skin, something that many of us suffer with as the weather gets colder and colder.

What are your Christmas survival tips?

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Getting In The Swim In 2018 http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/14/getting-in-the-swim-in-2018/ http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/14/getting-in-the-swim-in-2018/#respond Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:14:30 +0000 http://www.fashion-mommy.com/?p=43211 Continue reading ]]> As we near the end of 2017, and end the year with the most over indulgent festival of them all, our thoughts often turn to getting fitter in the New Year. Our New Year’s Resolutions are full of good intentions of getting in shape and getting fighting fit, and this is the busiest time of year for new gym memberships, many of which are already gathering dust by the end of the January.

But there is an easier way to keep yourself fit, to get into shape and have an awful lot of fun whilst doing it. Swimming is one of the best, and cheapest forms of exercise. It is one that you can do at your own pace, as part of a group, or even with your family. It can be done locally, doesn’t require an up front membership or massive monthly fees, the only thing it really needs is sensible swimming attire, so whether you need boys swimwear or a decent swimsuit, this is something you could put all that lovely Christmas cash towards.

Young Family Relaxing In Swimming Pool

Many towns and cities are appreciating the value of swimming as a sport and pastime, as well as something that could potentially save your life. In my own area alone, new baths have been opened in Bloxwich, Wednesbury and West Bromwich, with many offering free swimming for children and reduced rates for senior citizens. Most leisure centres offer adult only swimming for those who are serious about getting in the laps, as well as family sessions, mother and baby classes and free swim sessions.

Swimming is a healthy pastime with no age limit, and it is never to late to learn. My mom was a non swimmer until late into her forties, when, fed up of being stuck on the sidelines as her whole family had fun in the pool, she signed up for swimming lessons. Now she does a passable front crawl, not exactly Adam Peaty, but she can take part and have fun all the same.

Swimming is an activity that not only keeps you fit, but is also a great social activity too. Most pools have a coffee shop/cafe attached so you can meet friends and have a chat as well as keeping yourself active. It is also an activity that doesn’t require a great deal of equipment, you literally need a swimsuit or trunks. However, if you are planning on taking the kids you can have a lot of fun with inflatables, and toggles which aid diving and swimming under the water.

Swimming is fun, and that fun is not restricted to outdoor pools in sun soaked destinations. You can enjoy it local to you, an all weather activity that can be enjoyed by everyone during weekdays and weekends. If you are really looking to get fit and active in 2018, this could be a viable way of doing it that you won’t give up on after the first month.

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Sun Worshippers http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/13/christmas-gift-ideas-for-sun-worshippers/ http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/13/christmas-gift-ideas-for-sun-worshippers/#respond Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:00:53 +0000 http://www.fashion-mommy.com/?p=43203 Continue reading ]]> For some people, a perfect Christmas is one spent a thousand miles away from the cold, crisp winter. Their idea of Christmas is basking on a beach in the scorching sun, recharging the batteries and the Vitamin D levels with heat, relaxation and blissful contentment.

My late mother-in-law was one of those people, usually jetting off around December 23rd to her favourite hotel in Fuerteventura, for a Christmas break that involved topping up the tan, eatiing fine food and drinking cocktails, with palm trees rather than Christmas trees the order of the day. This did make Rita a hard person to buy for, in the days before widespread online shopping it wasn’t that easy to get a Tankini in winter, let alone pick up a cool beach bag or a sundress. Thankfully today that is no longer the case, so you can get your sun worshipping friends and family the gifts they will truly appreciate.

Swimwear

New swimwear is always a must when you are going on holiday, and for a Christmas holiday I think it is the equivalent of wearing new PJs on Christmas Eve. Brands like Simply Beach sell swimwear all year around so you can pick something that really suits, rather than making do with what your local sports shop has left.

Hand Luggage Only?

If you know someone who likes to avoid all those airport baggage queues by traveling light, a gift from Cabin Zero could be a great and much appreciated option. Cabin Zero are almost like the Mary Poppins bags of the travel world, very lightweight, the right size for the overhead locker, and able to carry pretty much all of your beach needs. You can read my review here.

Travel Suntan Kits

Christmas is actually the perfect time of the year to get some luxurious suntan lotion sets which make a lovely, thoughtful Christmas present for someone about to take a sunshine break. Clarins may not be a brand that they usually use, but well worth splashing out on as a Christmas gift.

Sundresses

You’d think these would be the Holy Grail of a Christmas gift, but thanks to many online stores have permanent sales sections, you can often find sun dresses, shorts and kaftans and cover ups all year around. Check out stores like House of Fraser, Dorothy Perkins and ASOS that have sales and outlet sections pretty much all year around. In addition, eBAY allows you to pick up out of season clothing and accessories.

These are just a few ideas for gifts for those who like to escape Christmas altogether, but still like to find a little something in their stocking on December 25th.

 

 

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Jack And The Beanstalk Is Brilliant Fun At Wolverhampton Grand http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/13/jack-and-the-beanstalk-is-brilliant-fun-at-wolverhampton-grand/ http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/13/jack-and-the-beanstalk-is-brilliant-fun-at-wolverhampton-grand/#respond Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:02:31 +0000 http://www.fashion-mommy.com/?p=43194 Continue reading ]]> What are the ingredients of the perfect panto? A handsome lead man and a beautiful leading lady? A fabulous dame with a series of eye popping costumes? A comedy sidekick who has all the best lines but doesn’t get the girl? A fairy who holds the show together with her magical narration? A baddie who makes the audience boo and hiss? And Doreen Tipton? If the answer to all the above is yes, then you are in for a total treat at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this Christmas, as Jack and the Beanstalk have reunited last year’s dream team of Lisa Riley, Ian Adams, Adam C Booth and Doreen Tipton, and have added Gareth Gates, Graham Cole and Sarah Vaughan to this cast and have created a dream of a panto. It is seriously good fun.

The traditional story of Jack and the Beanstalk is one of the best known (and in my opinion) the best of all pantos, with it’s beanstalk, giants and goose that lays the golden egg. It is also ripe for hilarity, with Daisy the Cow taking centre stage for so many of the jokes. And you will never see anything as funny as the scene stealing Doreen Tipton (Gill Jordan) attempting to milk the said cow along with Dame Trott (Ian Adams also on hilarious form). That said, this is a panto that is full of side splittingly funny scenes and songs, ones that leave you still having a little chuckle long after you have left the theatre.

The whole cast is gloriously funny, all with their tongues firmly in cheek in the best of panto traditions. Gareth Gates as Jack still sings like an angel and his performance of Unchained Melody had many in the audience fondly remembering his performances on Pop Idol, whilst he has good stage presence to play the handsome hero. He is well teamed with Sarah Vaughan as Jill, who shows that she can also handle slapstick in her hilarious love scene with Gareth that is interrupted by Simple Simon with manically chaotic results. Screen Veteran Graham Cole is a super baddie as Fleshcreep, totally hamming up his wickedness, you can see how much he is enjoying himself, which totally adds to the fun and mayhem. Lisa Riley is again brilliant in her role, holding everything together with her Mother Nature, and very funny flinging toilet rolls into the audience during the crazy version of ‘The 12 Days of Christmas.’

 

But once again it is the side characters who steal this panto. Ian Adams is a fantastic dame, he has all the rude lines and brings the house down with them, as well as showcasing some of the funniest costumes seen on the Grand stage. His knowing asides to the audience about the quality of the jokes are super funny and raise laughs throughout. Adam C Booth makes a welcome return to the Grand after his super funny performance as Wishy Washy last year, and, at this rate will become the Grand’s Matt Slack, he is such a crowd pleaser. His scene with the market store where he tells a story with all the products his brilliant, as is his poo, boo, moo rhyming scene. But once again it is Doreen Tipton who absolutely brings the house down with her hilarious lines and deadpan delivery. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything as funny as Doreen dancing, I didn’t think a dancer could be referred to as idle, but Doreen has this honour, and that is a total compliment.

The songs, the scenery, the direction is all admirable, making this another triumphant panto for the Grand.

Great Fun – Go see.

Wed 13 Dec – Sun 14 Jan

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

Click here for ticket information

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Kids Presents Gifted By A Wicked Uncle http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/12/kids-presents-gifted-by-a-wicked-uncle/ http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/12/kids-presents-gifted-by-a-wicked-uncle/#respond Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:22:30 +0000 http://www.fashion-mommy.com/?p=43186 Continue reading ]]> Question: How can you amaze and impress your children when it comes to present choices this Christmas?

Answer: By thinking outside the box when it comes to presents, avoiding the Barbies and Star Wars that are found on every supermarket shelf, and instead looking for something creative, funny, brain expanding and different. The sort of present that a cool, wicked uncle might chose for their favourite niece or nephew. The sorts of presents you can find at Wicked Uncle, who have recently taken on Uncle Christmas to help make 2017 super special for the young and young at heart.

We have lots of interesting, fun and unusual presents and we have teams of elves under the leadership of Uncle Christmas who can write Xmas and birthday cards and even gift wrap for you.

Wicked Uncle has a wide range of toys that are suitable for boys and girls of all ages. They also arrange their website by age groups, so if you are looking for a gift idea but aren’t really sure what to get, they will give you some ideas to choose from.

Here are a few of my key picks from a brilliant website.

Fluffimals – Bring a Bear to Life

If your little one is obsessed with the Build a Bear factory, but you are not quite as obsessed with the price, then the Fluffimals Bring a bear to life is the perfect gift this Christmas. It is your own bear factory where you can stuff your bear, give it a heart and basically allow your child to get creative. It’s a fantastic Christmas gift idea that will give your child something to do once the Turkey is eaten on Christmas afternoon.


Fluffimals – Bring a Bear to Life
£19.95 Click to visit Wicked Uncle

 

Football Brainbox

The perfect game for the whole family to play on Christmas Day, or over the Christmas period. Football Brainbox allows you to study facts and figures about teams from the English Football League for just 10 seconds and then looks to see what you can remember. This ranges from questions such as when was the team formed, to what colour socks do they wear? You can find out who is the football brainbox in your family.


Football – BrainBox
£10.95 Click to visit Wicked Uncle

Sticky The Poo – Splat!

Based on everyone’s favourite poo emoji, Sticky the Poo – Splat! Is a brilliant stocking filler that is sure to raise lots of giggles on Christmas morning. It is tactile and squashy and can be thrown and will stick to any number of surfaces. Lots of fun for everyone.


Sticky the Poo – Splat!
£6.95 Click to visit Wicked Uncle

How will you think outside the box when it comes to Christmas Gifts this year.

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A Gift Of Love From Chapelle Jewellery http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/11/a-gift-of-love-from-chapelle-jewellery/ http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/11/a-gift-of-love-from-chapelle-jewellery/#respond Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:05:17 +0000 http://www.fashion-mommy.com/?p=43174 Continue reading ]]> Still trying to track down that perfect gift for the love of your life? Maybe you are looking for something special for your mom, sister, auntie or best friend? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, you may just find the answer to what you are looking for at Chapelle. Chapelle Jewellery and Watches is a Midlands based company, based in Nottingham, that is the home to a fabulous selection of designer jewellery pieces that have great savings on the recommended retail prices. As Marilyn Monroe once said ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’, with Chapelle, they may also be a girls best bargain this Christmas.


9ct gold Dancing Diamonds 5pt diamond heart pendant RRP: £295.00
Save £150.00 now £145.00 Click to visit Chapelle

Chapelle are great at spotting the trends in jewellery for the upcoming season, but also focus on beautiful, elegant and timeless pieces that will work now and forever, whatever your wardrobe style and taste. The 9ct Dancing Diamonds pendent is just such a piece, and currently at Chapelle you can make a saving of more than 50% off the recommended retail price, making this a not to be missed Christmas bargain.

The necklace comes in a stylish red box which has a touch of retro elegance to it. Again, this means that if this is a gift idea, you could just add a gift bow to the box and it would be ready to gift to someone special.

The pendant itself is delicate and pretty, with a 5pt round diamond set in a moveable setting. This means the necklace really sparkles when it catches the light due to the fluidity of the movement. The pendant is on a trace chain which has a maximum length of 18 inches. It has a bolt ring clasp fastening and sits really prettily on the neck. It would look great with a little black dress, or worn simply with jeans and a v or crew neck jumper.

You can never really go wrong with a gift that sparkles at Christmas, but the diamond is also the birth stone for April, so this could also be a lovely gift for someone with an April birthday, or you could even buy it to keep it as a birthday present.

This necklace is beautiful, sophisticated and has a timeless elegance that means you will be loving and treasuring it for many years to come. Add it to your Christmas list now.

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Shopping For Seasonal Bargains http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/08/shopping-for-seasonal-bargains/ http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/08/shopping-for-seasonal-bargains/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:10:20 +0000 http://www.fashion-mommy.com/?p=43164 Continue reading ]]> Tis the season to be jolly, but did you know it is also the season to grab a late bargain? Yes Christmas may only be a couple of weeks away, but December is fast becoming the month to get a bargain. And whether you are looking to treat yourself, or a loved one, finding items for your home, or even for your garden, there are lots of great deals out there for you to find.

Here are a few of the bargains I have found this month so far.

For the Home

We have been looking at a range of deals on items such as sofas and cheap microwaves. We found our sofa at Sofaology, where you can spread the cost at O%APR at the moment, which may be useful if all your current funds are earmarked for Christmas. In terms of cheap microwaves,I’ve been using sites like LatestDeals.co.uk to find bargains, they offer a great way to track down current deals, we chose a Breville model with a current saving of more than £140, a real bargain.

Christmas Advent Deals

The internet, twitter and Facebook have been full of advent deals, with most having a daily deal that offers a great saving. In the last few days I have taken advantage of offers from Terraces which stocks designer labels, getting a long sleeved polo top from Weekend Offender, and a Luke 1977 sweatshirt for my brother. Each item was more than half price, and I will be keeping my eyes open for more deals in the coming days.

Next up on the bargain front is Chi Chi London, who do some of the most beautiful dresses around. I took advantage of a deal which gave you 30% off the whole site wide, and this included clothes already discounted in the current sales. I got a dress that was originally £65 for £21 with sales discount and then a further 30% off. This is an incredible saving that is perfect if you are looking for a present for someone else, or a party dress for yourself.

ASOS Bargains

ASOS always has a great sales section, but at the moment it is also hosting a seasonal discount on ‘Winter Wins’. I got a fabulously slouchy jumper with a twist back from the Boohoo section for just £10.50. I can’t wait to wear it.

Have you grabbed any seasonal bargains this Month?

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Peter Pan – Christmas In Neverland Is Coming Soon To The Arena Birmingham http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/08/peter-pan-christmas-in-neverland-is-coming-soon-to-the-arena-birmingham/ http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/08/peter-pan-christmas-in-neverland-is-coming-soon-to-the-arena-birmingham/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:32:27 +0000 http://www.fashion-mommy.com/?p=43161 Continue reading ]]> The Worlds Biggest Pantomime is back in Birmingham for a host of new Christmas shows this December. The latest show is ‘PETER PAN- CHRISTMAS IN NEVERLAND’, a stunning new spectacular super-sized for the Arena Birmingham stage. It promises to be a stunning, unmissable Christmas spectacle that is not to be missed, whether you are seven or seventy!

PETER PAN – CHRISTMAS IN NEVERLAND stars Bradley Walsh as Mr Smee, Martin Kemp as Captain Hook and Matt Knight as Peter Pan. Bradley says: “I’m so excited to be appearing in PETER PAN. It really is an extraordinary production, the like of which has never been seen before!  It has a life-size galleon, a 25 foot crocodile, plus a cast of over 100!  It’s a big, bold arena extravaganza and a festive treat with something for everyone.

J.M. Barries original story and characters will be brought to life in PETER PAN – CHRISTMAS IN NEVERLAND, by a cast of over 100 performers, including a thrilling team of BMX riders, stuntmen and trapeze artists, along with a seven-metre-long animatronic crocodile! This amazing new show will be performed across three arena stages on a stunning movie-style Neverland set.  The Jolly Roger Galleon will sail around the arena in front of a 10,000-gallon water wall.  From any position in the audience, you are close to the action, with a giant 60 feet-wide LED screen, computer graphic imagery and a live close-up TV-relay ensuring never a moment is missed.

 PETER PAN – CHRISTMAS IN NEVERLAND is directed by Jon Conway, designed by Wellington Scenic, with lighting design by Jamie Corbidge and sound design by Dave Shepherd, and is presented by arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity & Samuel French Ltd.

PETER PAN- CHRISTMAS IN NEVERLAND

 20-24 December, Arena Birmingham

 Tickets for the new Arena Birmingham show are on general sale from 9am 17 November 2017 from www.theticketfactory.com or by calling 0844 33 88 222 *Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge.  Tickets for all other performances are on sale now.  Tickets priced at £27.90/£41.40/£52.20/£60.30 (Prices include admin fees and 90p facility fee) + £2.55 fulfilment fee per order.

Website:  www.worldsbiggestpanto.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/biggestpanto

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Biggest_Panto

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A Cosy Home For Christmas http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/07/a-cosy-home-for-christmas/ http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/07/a-cosy-home-for-christmas/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:05:39 +0000 http://www.fashion-mommy.com/?p=43149 Continue reading ]]> I am a real sucker for the Channel 5 Christmas B movies, the sort that star people like Hayley Duff and Nicolette Sheridan and are set in places where they have crisp, deep snow, acres of Christmas lights and the biggest trees you ever did see.

I’ve always loved these films and I think part of the reason for this is to do with the places where the characters live. They always exude cosy ‘Christmasness’, with roaring fires, huge sofa, windows with shutters and festive/alpine touches.

If this is your idea of decor heaven, read on to find how you can add your own cosy touches to your home this winter.

Adding Tier on Tier Window Shutters

Beautiful tier on tier window blinds not only add extra warmth to a room, but they look cosy and festive too. Wooden shutter blinds give your house a Nordic touch, and if you look at the range from Thomas Sanderson you get a design that is handcrafted and traditional looking.

Cushions, Lots of Cushions

Have you ever noticed just how many plump cushions festoon the sofas and chairs in Christmas movies?  Every sofa just looks like you would sink into it and not want to ever get up again.

Whether you decide to opt for plain and simple cushions that you can use all year around, or whether you go for a few seasonal options, it has to be said that cushions totally equal cosiness.

A wreath for the mantlepiece

All good Christmas films have a festive wreath on the fireplace that is a real statement piece. Home Alone had a wreath and stockings hanging above the fire, whilst even the minimalist style of the LA home in The Holiday had a festive wreath – it’s one thing a cosy festive home just has to have. Real greenery works best and can add a beautiful festive scent to your home too, but there are some really stunning artificial mantle wreaths, and many have twinkly lights that add to the magical Christmas aura.

A cosy throw

Your can transform your usual sofa into a festive version of your sofa with the addition of a cosy Christmas throw. These look and feel soft and comfy and cost very little, you can usually pick them up for less than £10 from stores like Matalan, Asda and Tesco. The throw can be worn over the top of the sofa, or thrown over the arm of a chair, and can simply be folded away once Christmas has gone.

Are you adding any seasonal touches to your home this Christmas?

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A Guide To Christmas Occasion Dressing http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/07/a-guide-to-christmas-occasion-dressing/ http://www.fashion-mommy.com/2017/12/07/a-guide-to-christmas-occasion-dressing/#respond Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:08:06 +0000 http://www.fashion-mommy.com/?p=43124 Continue reading ]]> Christmas calls for the best your wardrobe has to offer. If you’re lucky, you will get to go to lots of different events and occasions that call for many different styles of dress. For some, this can be a minefield – what do you wear?

Luckily, there are some fail safe pieces that always work this time of year, classic fabrics, prints and styles that you will be able to call on this Christmas, and pretty much every Christmas after that. These are pieces that I have in my wardrobe, not strictly fashion, but wearable, and workable for a whole host of Christmas occasions.

A Red Dress

I have a whole host of red dresses that I wear over the Christmas period. Red is, of course, synonymous with Christmas, from Santa’s suit, to Rudolph’s nose, to the berries on the holly wreaths that we hang on our doors. A red dress is a great choice for Christmas Day, to wear if you are going to a panto, and also for a family Christmas meal. I wore this dress last year for a trip to the theatre, and will be pulling it out the wardrobe again soon.


Juna Rose High Neck Red Spot Dress £50 Click to visit Simply Be

Simply Be Ruched Sleeve Skater Dress £35 Click to visit Simply Be

Red Shirred Bardot Bodycon Dress
£25.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

*Tall Berry Red Velvet Knot Front Skater Dress
£25.00 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Something Christmas Themed

Obviously, Christmas jumper day calls for a Christmas themed top or sweater, but your Christmas themed clothing doesn’t have to just be a jumper. Contrado is a fashion company that focuses on allowing you to create your own clothes by using your own prints or photographs to create designs that can then be printed on anything from a dress or a top to a skirt or a bag.

As a lover of all things Christmas I decided to design my own skirt using photographs from Christmas past. The skirt could come in two lengths, so I chose the longer skater length rather than a mini skirt, and you can also chose whether you want your images in colour, black and white or, as I chose, sepia. Photographs can be rotated and cropped, they can be arranged in a variety of ways, and you can have a follow on pattern, or different images on the front and back.

The finished product only takes a few days before it is with you and ready to wear, and I think it is the perfect item for a trip to a Christmas Market, a Boxing Day turkey buffet, or a shopping trip before Christmas – it will certainly get you in the Christmas spirit.

Velvet

For me, velvet is the fabric for Christmas. I know that it is a marmite choice, some people just hating the feel of it, but velvet speaks of warmth and luxury, and yes, Christmas. You could chose a velvet accessory if you are not so happy to go all out velvet or just go for it. Perfect for any Christmas evening occasion.

M&S Collection
Velvet Sparkle Bodycon Midi Dress
£55 Click to visit M&S

M&S Collection
Velvet Pleated A-Line Midi Skirt £35 Click to visit M&S

Autograph
Velvet Plisse Round Neck Long Sleeve Blouse £39.50 Click to visit M&S

Sparkle and Sequins

And finally we have sparkle and sequins, aka what to wear on New Year’s Eve. The only rule of New Year’s Eve is that you should sparkle brighter than the tree!

PREMIUM Sequin Embellished One Shoulder Bodycon Dress
Was £69.00 Now £48.30 Click to visit Miss Selfridge

PREMIUM Black Sequin Trousers
£75.00 Click to visit Miss Selfridge

Dark Iridescent Sequin Skirt
Was £35.00 Now £24.50 Click to visit Miss Selfridge

 

 

 

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