November Outfits Post #WIWT

November is always a busy month, because it is when the road to Christmas really begins. So this month has been filled with really lovely events, shows and parties which has been a great excuse to get into my second wardrobe. This is one that lives in my son’s room and contains my party wear, the clothes covered in sequins, sparkle and glitter. Because, if you can’t sparkle at this time of year, I’m really not sure when you can.

As ever, I have tried to link to pieces that are in shops now, or have featured alternatives in similar styles, cuts and colours. My second wardrobe is one that I dip into every year, so many of the pieces are season’s old, but prove that when you buy classics, you can wear them year in, year out, without ever really falling out of fashion. A case in point is my Gudrun Sjoden red velour dress that I first wore last year. I wore it for a trip to the theatre and had so many comments and lovely remarks on my Instagram feed. The green sequin skirt I wore for the grotto at House of Fraser was first worn on Christmas Day 2014, and made another appearance, although it is now too big so I have to wear a safety pin on the waist to keep it from falling down!

Now we are into December I am really giving that sparkle an airing, and will look forward to sharing the December #WIWT post in the New Year. But, for now, I would love to know what outfits you are wearing and loving as we head towards Christmas.

A trip to the local Garden Centre

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Coat – from my mom Bag Knomo Coated jeans Primark Boots Clarks

Dulcie Sue £65 Click to visit Clarks

Dulcie Sue £65 

New Dress

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Dress Monsoon

An evening with Arthur Price at the Grand Theatre

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Top Charity Shop Skirt Monsoon Bag John Lewis Shoes Vintage Necklace gift from mom

Similar shaped skirt

 Monsoon Trinity Skirt £79 Click to visit Monsoon


Monsoon Trinity Skirt
£79 

A meal with the family

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Jumper vintage Skirt Primark Boots Clarks

Similar Skirt

Oasis Metallic Skirt, Gold £45 Click to visit John Lewis

Oasis Metallic Skirt, Gold £45 

New Dress

 

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Dress Monsoon

 Monsoon Ella Frill Dress £119 Click to visit House of Fraser


Monsoon Ella Frill Dress
£119 

A trip to see George’s Marvellous Medicine at the New Alex Theatre

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Dress Gudrun Sjoden Necklace Vintage Boots Clarks

Similar Dress

Black Velour Swing Dress £25 Click to visit Simply Be

Black Velour Swing Dress £25 

Velour Skater Dress £24.50 Click to visit Simply Be

Velour Skater Dress £24.50 

Dirty Dancing Press Night

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Dress Vintage Bag Aldo Shoes Office

Dune Armorel Mary Jane Block Heel Court Shoes, Burgundy Suede £75 Click to visit John Lewis

Dune Armorel Mary Jane Block Heel Court Shoes, Burgundy Suede 

Round Toe Mary Jane Shoes £16 Click to visit Matalan

Round Toe Mary Jane Shoes

Treasure Island Press Night

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Dress Kaliko c/o High Street Outlet Bag Primark Shoes Vintage

A trip to Hatton Enchanted Christmas

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Hat independent Shop Coat Vintage Jeans Marisota Boots Hunter Gloves Primark

Similar Coat

Black Faux Fur Coat £49.99 Click to visit New Look

Black Faux Fur Coat £49.99 

Hunter Short Classic Welly Hunter Green £75.00 Click to visit Office

Hunter Short Classic Welly Hunter Green

 

Sunday Lunch

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Dress Charity Shop Shoes M&S

The opening of the House of Fraser Grotto

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Faux Fur Vintage Sequin Skirt Dorothy Perkins Bag John Lewis Boots Clarks

Similar Skirt

Dark Green Plain Sequin Print Sexy Bodycon Club Pencil High Waisted Skirt £24.82 Click to visit CiChic

Dark Green Plain Sequin Print Sexy Bodycon Club Pencil High Waisted Skirt 

 

It’s Black Friday…week!

First there were just regular sales, with the biggest and most anticipated being the January Sales. Then America launched Black Friday, a day of huge discounts and bargains that came after Thanksgiving and got people into the Christmas mood. Soon this trend made its way across the Atlantic and we had fights over televisions at Midnight on that last Friday in November. And now, in the latest development, Black Fri-day has turned into Black Fri-week, with sales and discounts now lasting right up to Cyber Monday. Which, in honesty, can only be good news for the consumer, who no longer have to rush like mad to get those very special bargains.

Today’s post is dedicated to some of the savings you can make this Black Fri-week. Most stores are offering decent savings that range from 20-70%, making this the perfect time to grab a new coat or an outfit for party season, as well as doing the bulk of your Christmas shopping. With the weather being pretty shocking at the moment, the idea that you can do your shopping from the comfort of your sofa whilst watching the TV is pretty attractive, and the fact that it will then be delivered straight to your door is also a plus point.

I will hopefully be adding more Black Friday savings to the blog as the week goes on, and will also share some on my twitter, you can follow @fashion_mommyWM for extra hints and tips for your shopping needs.

Do you have your eye on any Black Friday Savings?

Select – lots of offers

 FORMAL PEA COAT Code: #S044/0302/005_BERRY £39.99 now £24.99 Click to visit Select

FORMAL PEA COAT Was  £39.99 now £24.99 Click to visit Select

 PINSTRIPE VISCOSE SHIRT DRESS was £19.99 now £9.99 Click to visit Select

PINSTRIPE VISCOSE SHIRT DRESS was £19.99 now £9.99 Click to visit Select

 COLD SHOULDER LINEAR BODYCON DRESS was £15.99 now £7.99

COLD SHOULDER LINEAR BODYCON DRESS was £15.99 now £7.99

 POINTELLE LONG SLEEVE JUMPER was £15.99 now £6.99 Click to visit Select

POINTELLE LONG SLEEVE JUMPER was £15.99 now £6.99 Click to visit Select

To view all Select offers with up to 65% off, click here.

Dorothy Perkins – up to 30% off

Black Pleat Neck Blouse Was £22.00 Now £15.40 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Pleat Neck Blouse Was £22.00 Now £15.40 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Velour Bardot Top Was £16.00 Now £12.80 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Velour Bardot Top Was £16.00 Now £12.80 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black 'Bethany' Court shoes Was £32.00 Now £22.40 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black ‘Bethany’ Court shoes Was £32.00 Now £22.40 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Pinstriped Wide Leg Trousers Was £28.00 Now £19.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Navy Pinstriped Wide Leg Trousers Was £28.00 Now £19.60 Click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Up to 30% off at Dorothy Perkins. Click here to view.

Coast – Up to 40% off.

RITA METALIC STRIPE DRESS Now£139.00 Click to visit Coast

RITA METALIC STRIPE DRESS Now£139.00 Click to visit Coast

DIANE VELVET MAXI DRESS LTD Now£129.00 Click to visit Coast

DIANE VELVET MAXI DRESS LTD Now£129.00 Click to visit Coast

FREIDA STRIPE DRESS Now£139.00 Click to visit Coast

FREIDA STRIPE DRESS Now£139.00 Click to visit Coast

FRANKIE OMBRE SEQUIN DRESS Now£99.00 Click to visit Coast

FRANKIE OMBRE SEQUIN DRESS Now£99.00 Click to visit Coast

To view Coast Offers, click here.

Chi Chi London – Up to 40% off Party Pieces

Chi Chi Amora Dress Was: £64.99Now: £38.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Amora Dress Was: £64.99Now: £38.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Skye Dress Was: £64.99Now: £38.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Skye Dress Was: £64.99Now: £38.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Curve Briella Dress Was: £62.99Now: £37.79 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Curve Briella Dress Was: £62.99Now: £37.79 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Curve Georgie Dress Was: £74.99Now: £44.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Chi Chi Curve Georgie Dress Was: £74.99Now: £44.99 Click to visit Chi Chi London

Up to 40% off selected partywear. Click here to visit Chi Chi London.

La Redoute – 40% off Everything

La Redoute have launched their massive Black Friday sales, with code BLACKFRIDAY get an amazing 40% off everything, including brands, womens fashion, mens, kids & homeware! This is an absolutely incredible offer to save 40% on your favourite clothing brands.

Code: BLACKFRIDAY
 Offer: 40% off everything including brands, womens fashion, mens, kids & homeware
Valid: Monday the 21st November 2016 – Monday 28th November 2016
MADEMOISELLE R Lace Panel Midi Dress £59 £35.40 with discount Click to visit La Redoute

MADEMOISELLE R Lace Panel Midi Dress £59 £35.40 with discount Click to visit La Redoute

R édition Lace-Back Dress £29 £17.40 with 40% off Click to visit La Redoute

R édition Lace-Back Dress £29 £17.40 with 40% off Click to visit La Redoute

R édition Bustier Dress with Voile Mesh Top £45 now £27 with 40% off Click to visit La Redoute

R édition Bustier Dress with Voile Mesh Top £45 now £27 with 40% off Click to visit La Redoute

MADEMOISELLE R Evening Dress £59 £35.40 with 40% off Click to visit La Redoute

MADEMOISELLE R Evening Dress £59 £35.40 with 40% off Click to visit La Redoute

 

 

 

Mrs Claus Style – Red Hot from M&S

As far as I am concerned, M&S have officially won Christmas. I love Buster the Boxer, but Janet McTeer, in her glamorous red outfit, totally owns the screen as the glamorous, elegant Mrs Claus, saving the day for Jake and showing his sister how much he loves her. Mrs Claus is cool, unflappable, not one for reindeers or chimneys, but possibly the only person in the world who could make eating a mince pie seem like a glamorous activity. She is, quite frankly, a new woman crush, because no one could refer to the glorious Janet as a mere girl.

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Mrs Claus shows that as well as being the most apt colour for this time of the year, read is also the most vibrant and beautiful. M&S have a stunning collection of Christmas red items, with Janet’s amazing coat and dress combo destined to be this year’s top sellers. But they are not the only pieces to add to your festive shopping list, there are some stunning jeans, a beautiful lace dress, as well as more dresses with sleeves and some very attractive frilled tops.

In addition to the glamorous red of Mrs Claus, red is also the colour of juice for the lingerie and night wear range modelled by the stunning Rosie Huntington Whiteley, a collection full of sensuous underwear and 1930s style biased night gowns.

And if red is just that little bit too bright for you, maybe you could add it to your outfit by accessorising with a stunning pair of shoes. Red looks great when teamed with dark denim for a smart/casual look, and could be just the thing to add that splash of colour to offset a little black dress.

 PER UNA Cap Sleeve Bodycon Dress T424166 £39.50 Click to visit M&S

PER UNA Cap Sleeve Bodycon Dress T424166 £39.50 Click to visit M&S

 PER UNA New Belted Overcoat with Wool £99.00 Click to visit M&S


PER UNA New Belted Overcoat with Wool £99.00 Click to visit M&S

More Red Hot pieces

 PER UNA New Ripple Turtle Neck 3/4 Sleeve Jumper £25.00 Click t visit M&S

PER UNA New Ripple Turtle Neck 3/4 Sleeve Jumper £25.00 Click t visit M&S

 LIMITED EDITION New Crochet Smoke Lined 3/4 Sleeve Swing Dress £39.50 Click to visit M&S

LIMITED EDITION New Crochet Smoke Lined 3/4 Sleeve Swing Dress £39.50 Click to visit M&S

 ROSIE FOR AUTOGRAPH Online only Pure Silk Strappy Long Nightdress £89 Click to visit M&S

ROSIE FOR AUTOGRAPH Online only Pure Silk Strappy Long Nightdress £89 Click to visit M&S

 PER UNA Frill Collared Neck Long Sleeve Blouse £39.50 Click to visit M&S

PER UNA Frill Collared Neck Long Sleeve Blouse £39.50 Click to visit M&S

 M&S COLLECTION Lace Ruffle 3/4 Sleeve Jersey Top £17.50 Click to visit M&S

M&S COLLECTION Lace Ruffle 3/4 Sleeve Jersey Top £17.50 Click to visit M&S

 M&S COLLECTION Long Sleeve Fit & Flare Dress £19.50 Click to visit M&S

M&S COLLECTION Long Sleeve Fit & Flare Dress £19.50 Click to visit M&S

 M&S COLLECTION Half Sleeve Lace Bodycon Dress £49.50 Click to visit M&S

M&S COLLECTION Half Sleeve Lace Bodycon Dress £49.50 Click to visit M&S

 M&S COLLECTION Peacoat Jacket £45 Click to visit M&S

M&S COLLECTION Peacoat Jacket £45 Click to visit M&S

 M&S COLLECTION High Neck Ruffle Long Sleeve Swing Dress £39.50 Click to visit M&S

M&S COLLECTION High Neck Ruffle Long Sleeve Swing Dress £39.50 Click to visit M&S

 M&S COLLECTION Angular Pom Pom Mule Sandals with Insolia® £35 Click to visit M&S

M&S COLLECTION Angular Pom Pom Mule Sandals with Insolia® £35 Click to visit M&S

 M&S COLLECTION 2 Part Block Heel Court Shoes with Insolia® £29.50 Click to visit M&S

M&S COLLECTION 2 Part Block Heel Court Shoes with Insolia® £29.50 Click to visit M&S

 M&S COLLECTION Wide Fit Stiletto Almond Toe Court Shoes £19.50 Click to visit M&S

M&S COLLECTION Wide Fit Stiletto Almond Toe Court Shoes £19.50 Click to visit M&S