Snow Queen inspiration at Topshop

Hans Christian Anderson was a true literary genius wasn’t he. For when he created the Snow Queen, he not only created one of the most memorable characters in children’s literature, he also produced a legendary fashion icon. When Winter comes, and if there is even a little chance of snow, the stark white, slivers of silver and lashings of fur become total wardrobe favourites. Because who doesn’t want to look like a beautiful Snow Queen in a Winter Wonderland?

This season Topshop have created a range of pieces that will allow you to take inspiration from that chilly but beautiful fashionista, with dresses that have sequins and sparkle, cuddly fur coats that would work as a daytime look slung over jeans and a Christmas jumper, or worn over the little black dress for a glamorous evening event.

The accessories are pretty fabulous too. Luxurious furry scarves and cute earmuffs will help you be the warmest Snow Queen around (if that is allowed of course, bit of an oxymoron to have a hot Snow Queen…). Shoes have to be sparkling metallics that would be very difficult to walk on ice in, but pretty all the same.

So, channel your inner Snow Queen this season, and dream of a White Christmas.

Snow Queen Inspiration

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Topshop does Snow Queen

Embellished Low-Back Bodycon Dress     Price: £115.00 Click to visit Topshop

Embellished Low-Back Bodycon Dress
Price: £115.00
Click to visit Topshop

Tinsel Wrap A-Line Dress     Price: £49.00 Click to visit Topshop

Tinsel Wrap A-Line Dress
Price: £49.00
Click to visit Topshop

Pointelle Panel Dress     Price: £45.00 Click to visit Topshop

Pointelle Panel Dress
Price: £45.00
Click to visit Topshop

Lamé Slip Dress by Boutique     Price: £125.00 Click to visit Topshop

Lamé Slip Dress by Boutique
Price: £125.00
Click to visit Topshop

Lace Swing Dress     Price: £39.00 Click to visit Topshop

Lace Swing Dress
Price: £39.00
Click to visit Topshop

Sequin Embellished Jacket     Price: £65.00 Click to visit Topshop

Sequin Embellished Jacket
Price: £65.00
Click to visit Topshop

Core Faux Fur Stole     Price: £28.00 Click to visit Topshop

Core Faux Fur Stole
Price: £28.00
Click to visit Topshop

**Faux Fur Hooded Coat By Kendall + Kylie at Topshop     Price: £110.00 Click to visit Topshop

**Faux Fur Hooded Coat By Kendall + Kylie at Topshop
Price: £110.00
Click to visit Topshop

SNO Faux Fur Earmuffs     Price: £12.00 Click to visit Topshop

SNO Faux Fur Earmuffs
Price: £12.00
Click to visit Topshop

Curly Faux Fur Double Breasted Coat     Price: £95.00 Click to visit Topshop

Curly Faux Fur Double Breasted Coat
Price: £95.00
Click to visit Topshop

Faux Fur Compact Coat     Price: £89.00 Click to visit Topshop

Faux Fur Compact Coat
Price: £89.00
Click to visit Topshop

Crinkled Faux Fur Gilet     Was £65.00     Now £35.00 Click to visit Topshop

Crinkled Faux Fur Gilet
Was £65.00
Now £35.00
Click to visit Topshop

POTION Limited Edition Sandals     Price: £125.00 Click to visit Topshop

POTION Limited Edition Sandals
Price: £125.00
Click to visit Topshop

GALLOP Crackle Court Shoes     Price: £59.00 Click to visit Topshop

GALLOP Crackle Court Shoes
Price: £59.00
Click to visit Topshop

Geometric Chain Collar     Price: £15.00 Click to visit Topshop

Geometric Chain Collar
Price: £15.00
Click to visit Topshop

Caged Pearl Shoulder Drape Necklace     Price: £28.00 Click to visit Topshop

Caged Pearl Shoulder Drape Necklace
Price: £28.00
Click to visit Topshop

 

Christmas Glamour from Phase Eight & Studio 8

When it comes to glamorous occasion dressing, Phase Eight can always be relied upon. And now, Sister brand Studio 8 is also continuing the good work, with beautiful pieces that go up to size 24. With Christmas less than 40 days away, this post is dedicated to pieces that can be worn over the Christmas period, from Christmas day celebrations, to partying the night away on New Year’s Eve.

But this post does come with a difference. Regular readers of this blog will know that I am obsessed with dresses, and that when it comes to evening wear, I always step towards the dress rail. This post, however, does not contain a single dress. There are beautiful skirts that can be teamed with sparkly tops of soft knit jumpers, tops of the sheer, glittering and fringed kind, and faux fur jackets that you can wear just about everywhere.

And then there are jumpsuits. It seems hard now to remember when these items were just bad fashion relics from  Sheena Easton, Kelly Marie and the year 1980. These days you be hard pushed to find a party where at least three women aren’t wearing one. I get this totally, they’re comfortable, sexier than a maxi skirt and yet cover the legs for those who hate this part of their body. Going to the toilet is still a hassle, but it’s a small part to play, especially when the jumpsuits are as amazing as Studio 8’s Helen design.

 Studio 8

Nasia Sequin Skirt £89 click to visit Phase Eight

Nasia Sequin Skirt £89 click to visit Phase Eight

 Nasia Sequin Top £79.00 click to visit Phase Eight


Nasia Sequin Top
£79.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Shimmer Scuba Skirt £79 click to visit Phase Eight

Shimmer Scuba Skirt £79 click to visit Phase Eight

Antonella Sequin Double Layer Knit Top £85 click to visit Phase Eight

Antonella Sequin Double Layer Knit Top £85 click to visit Phase Eight

 Janessa Jumpsuit £120.00 click to visit Phase Eight


Janessa Jumpsuit
£120.00 click to visit Phase Eight

Ena Beaded Pencil Skirt now £44.50 click to visit Phase Eight

Ena Beaded Pencil Skirt now £44.50 click to visit Phase Eight

 Clara Tabard Tunic £59.00 click to visit Phase Eight


Clara Tabard Tunic
£59.00 click to visit Phase Eight

 Cici Fringe Top Sale £45.00 click to visit Phase Eight


Cici Fringe Top
Sale
£45.00 click to visit Phase Eight

 Zola Faux Fur Jacket £140.00 click to visit Phase Eight


Zola Faux Fur Jacket
£140.00 click to visit Phase Eight

 Viola Jumpsuit Sale £65.00 Click to visit Phase Eight


Viola Jumpsuit
Sale
£65.00 Click to visit Phase Eight

Studio 8

 Tyra Sequin Top £75.00 Click to visit Studio 8


Tyra Sequin Top
£75.00 Click to visit Studio 8

Sophia Top £65 Click to visit Studio 8

Sophia Top £65 Click to visit Studio 8

 Helen Jumpsuit £120.00 click to visit Studio 8


Helen Jumpsuit
£120.00 click to visit Studio 8

 Jennifer Jumper £79.00 click to visit Phase Eight


Jennifer Jumper
£79.00 click to visit Phase Eight

 Leona Lace Cardigan Sale £39.00 click to visit Studio 8


Leona Lace Cardigan
Sale
£39.00 click to visit Studio 8

 

Dorothy Perkins Winter Warmers

1st November. And although the sun is now shining high in the sky, this morning there was a definite cold chill in the air, along with mist and fog that said just one thing – Winter is coming. As a person who hates all things cold, and longs for sunshine and heat, the only things that make me even slightly smile at the coming of Winter is Christmas, and the chance to add some sparkle and winter woollies to the wardrobe. Frankly everything else, the cold, snow, sleet, dark nights, dark mornings, sludge etc, etc, can just do one! (Anything mulled can stay though…)

This month the fashion focus is going to be looking at everything that is warm and cosy or glam or glitzy. With Christmas on the way it is definitely the right time to be looking for that knockout dress and jumpsuit that will basically serve you all through party season, but this week also sees Bonfire Night, so jumpers and winter warmers are also right at the top of your shopping agenda. Add in all those lovely Christmas markets that will be starting very soon, and it is quite clear your wardrobe needs to be Winter ready right now.

I’m starting the November focus with a look at Dorothy Perkins – it is always one of my fave stores for affordable, quality fashion, and this is certainly the case once again this season. Key picks are faux fur – either as a full length coat or just a super cute collar. I have also added a couple of Christmas ready jumpers, ranging from the obvious (dog with antlers anyone?) to the more subtle sparkle of the snowflake jumper.

What is on your shopping list this month?

Stone Suedette Midi Skirt     Price: £25.00     Colour: White click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Stone Suedette Midi Skirt
Price: £25.00
Colour: White click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Check Fur Collar Coat     Price: £75.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Check Fur Collar Coat
Price: £75.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Skinny Stretch Trousers     Price: £20.00     Colour: Black click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black Skinny Stretch Trousers
Price: £20.00
Colour: Black click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Purple High Neck Blouse     Price: £20.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Purple High Neck Blouse
Price: £20.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

DP Curve Black and Silver Wrap Dress     Price: £50.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

DP Curve Black and Silver Wrap Dress
Price: £50.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Mono Textured A-line Skirt     Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Mono Textured A-line Skirt
Price: £22.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Light Grey Pom Pom Sausage Dog Jumper     Price: £26.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Light Grey Pom Pom Sausage Dog Jumper
Price: £26.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

black mesh pencil dress     Price: £32.00     Colour: Black click to visit Dorothy Perkins

black mesh pencil dress
Price: £32.00
Colour: Black click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Charcoal Sequin Snowflake Jumper     Price: £26.00     Colour: Grey click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Charcoal Sequin Snowflake Jumper
Price: £26.00
Colour: Grey click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Brown Stripe Faux Fur Coat     Price: £59.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Brown Stripe Faux Fur Coat
Price: £59.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

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