Accessorize – Hot picks for cold days

My gggggoooodddness it’s cold! (That was my teeth chattering by the way). We are expecting all sorts of snow, blizzards and sub-zero temperatures in the next few days. It’s enough to make you want to hibernate for the rest of winter. But, fear not, it’s not all bad news, especially on the fashion front.

Accessorize have so many products that are just perfect for the really cold weather in their appropriately named winter shop, these are the sort of accessories that are both cute (check out those earmuffs), and stylish (what could look more fabulous against a black coat than a leopard print brolly.) The Winter shop shows that cold weather and Arctic conditions do not mean that you need to forego your usual stylish looks, you may just need to add a little extra warmth to it.

But it is not all doom and gloom in the climate stakes. January is the turn of the year, the time we start to look forward to warmer days, to flowers and spring. And, with that in mind, Accessorize are also looking towards new season style, and the great thing is, because we are talking accessories, these are things you can’t start using and wearing right now, My eye is on the gorgeous coral, colour pop clutch bag – this would look so fantastic with a LBD.

Wavy Knit Ribbed Beanie £17.00 click to visit Accessorize

Luxe Fur Cuff Leather Glove £28.00 click to visit Accessorize

Leopard Spot Superslim £16.00 click to visit Accessorize

Plush Faux Fur Ear Muff £16.00 click to visit Accessorize

Turnover Cuff Long Pom Pom Wellies Was £28.00 | Now £14.00 click to visit Accessorize

Anna Scallop Edge Ballerinas £32.00 click to visit Accessorize

Lizzie Day Bag £30.00 click to visit Accessorize

Sayuri Statement Necklace £19.00 click to visit Accessorize

Rectangular PU Clutch £35.00 click to visit Accessorize

Awards, Dresses and Celebrities, including Thandie Newton, Nicole Kidman and Sienna Miller

There are just so many fabulous looks around at the moment, most of them being sported by the cream of Hollywood during the numerous awards ceremonies, pre-award ceremony dinners, and nomination announcements that seem to be taking place every other day. And boy, when award season starts, the celebs sure know how to milk it for all its worth. Another day truly means another dress.

Which is great news if you are as dress obsessed as I am. I am literally living and breathing frocks at the moment, loving the variety of styles, colours and trends on show.

Here are some of the looks from last week that I have truly fallen in love with. From Sienna Miller to Nicole Kidman, these are exquisite and memorable styles that will linger in the memory for a long time.

Nicole Kidman in Elie Saab.

This dress is a dream. Nicole is currently playing Princess Grace of Monaco, and channeling her 1950s Hitchcock Princess style in this exquisite peach dress. I cannot fault this look, but do wish Nicole would lay off the botox a little. Her naturally beautiful features are beginning to look a little bit stretched. A few wrinkle are a good thing Nicole.

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Amelia Rose Burnout Dress £130.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Ali Larter

Ali Larter also has a vintage look in this  lovely Carolina Herrera dress. The soft lemon shade and floral applique detail have a real 1950s feel. In fact, this is another dress I can imagine Grace Kelly wearing in those Halcyon days of 1955.

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PORTOBELLO MAXI DRESS £180.00 click to visit Cast

Jaime King

If Nicole and Ali have been channeling the ghost of Grace, the same cannot be said for Jaime King. Her red dress is smoking hot, simple, classic, but vampish all the same. I also love the Twiggy style hair and statement earrings with this. This is the sort of look that never goes out of fashion.

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Dolores Maxi Dress £59.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Thandie Newton

And then there’s Thandie. The eminently stylish actress has been off the radar of late, but I think she looked just beautiful at the LA pre Bafta tea party. I’m unsure if this dress is the softest powder blue or palest of grey, but the shape and the delicate fabric make this just so pretty. A great daytime look for the tea party.

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LORI LEE SHORT DRESS £150.00 click to visit Coast

Sienna Miller

How wonderful is this dress on Sienna Miller? It could be a brilliant vintage find, it looks that authentic, but it is actually a Valentino gown. The shade of pink looks wonderful against Sienna’s ice cream blonde hair, and I love the understated nude heels.

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KIPP - Full pleated dress - £129 click to visit Ted Baker

Michelle Dockery

Michelle Dockery was a picture of elegance in her monochrome shift dress at the Baftas tea party. Classic black and white is hard to get wrong, and I’m loving Michelle’s chic bobbed hair and pink lips.

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Petite black and stone dobby dress Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

The best (and worst) looks from The People’s Choice Awards

A new year means the start of the award season, (cue much excitement from moi, who LOVES ‘Live from the Red Carpet’ more than life itself.) First up was The People’s Choice awards. A great turn out of stylish celebrities to peruse including Emma Watson, Lea Michele and Taylor Swift promised some interesting choices to discuss, and they disappoint, although some choices were definitely more successful than others.

There are too many dresses to discuss them all in detail, so I am just going to show you a few that I thought were just gorgeous, and a few that I would’ve frankly passed on.

Would love to know who your fave of the night was.

Good

If you needed any further proof that Harry Styles is a bit of an idiot, then Taylor Swift, looking like an absolute blonde goddess in a stunning white gown by Ralph Lauren   proved it. Whilst he was having a bit of fun with a floozie in a Jacuzzi, Taylor was playing to perfection her role as one of the biggest female stars in the World. Best revenge dress since Princess Diana in my eyes.

Most improved has to be Rumor Willis. I don’t think she has ever looked better than in this sizzling sequined dress by Alice+Olivia. The column style really suited her figure, and she looked groomed and pretty. I loved this look.

Brittany Snow went for a buttercup yellow Grecian style dress from Maria Lucia Hohen. The style was simple and elegant, and minimal accessories worked a treat. I would have liked the dress to be a tad longer, but that is a minor detail, and overall, this was a great look.

Ellen Pompeo showed that a beautifully cut Lanvin dress can never be wrong, and this particular dress, which looks like a Tilda Swinton pick, just looked cool and beautiful against an array of sequins. Totally in love with this dress.

I’ve loved a glitzy, Carlito’s Way style jumpsuit as a Red Carpet alternative to the evening dress after seeing Rose Byrne at last year’s Golden Globe Awards. Katie Cassidy took up the mantle at The People’s Choice, and whilst not in Rose’s class, this was a great look, definitely one of the best on the night.

And the ‘Oh Dear’ awards

Jennifer Lawrence is totally gorgeous, with a knockout body, so why did she decide to wear a dress that would be too old for Joan Rivers, yet alone a hot girl barely out of her teens. The sequinned cabaret number is, unbelievably, by Valentino. I hope for much better things from the usually impeccable Lawrence on Sunday for the Golden Globes.

Gorgeous girl. Fantastic actress. And usually a style icon. But boy did Emma Watson make a terrible choice with this Peter Pilotto number. Such an ugly dress.

Whose look did you admire?