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 

 

M&S partywear – inspired by those fairies!

One of my favourite of all the Christmas adverts this year is the M&S one entitled ‘Follow the Fairies.’ It was a campaign that had a rather clever build up on Twitter, and it proved to be one of the prettiest, frothiest, girlie adverts of all this Christmas. John Lewis may be cuter, Sainsbury’s is certainly more poignant, but M&S have just piled on the glamour.

The party collection from M&S is equal to the ad campaign in terms of glitz, glamour and downright decadence. It is simply gorgeous, and brimming with beautiful items that I would just LOVE to have in my wardrobe this season. The dresses are varied in design and have a style to suit every taste, including dresses with sleeves. I love the skirts – there are pencil styles with sequins, and lots of brocade 1950s styles that are simply elegance personified.

So much to love – so I’d better get on with showing you my favourite pieces. There are selected pieces from all your fave M&S brands including Autograph and Per Una, and a few pieces which you will not have seen in store as they are online exclusives.Prepare to follow those fairies and be truly dazzled.

     LIMITED EDITION New Sequin Embellished Velvet Dress T692407J     £89.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer


LIMITED EDITION
Sequin Embellished Velvet Dress
£89.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     AUTOGRAPH New Leather Wrap Skirt T508469     £199.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer


AUTOGRAPH
Leather Wrap Skirt
£199.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     M&S COLLECTION New Lace Yoke Velour Skater Dress ONLINE ONLY T425048E     £49.50 click to visit Marks and Spencer


M&S COLLECTION
Lace Yoke Velour Skater Dress ONLINE ONLY
£49.50 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     PER UNA New 3/4 Sleeve Devore Top     £29.50  Click to visit Marks and Spencer


PER UNA
3/4 Sleeve Devore Top
£29.50 Click to visit Marks and Spencer

     LIMITED EDITION New Sequin Column Skirt T692114H     £49.50 click to visit Marks and Spencer


LIMITED EDITION
Sequin Column Skirt
£49.50 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     AUTOGRAPH New Sequin Embellished Bird Top T504495     £49.50 Click to visit Marks and Spencer


AUTOGRAPH
Sequin Embellished Bird Top
£49.50 Click to visit Marks and Spencer

     M&S COLLECTION New All-Over Sequin Embellished Tunic Dress T424073A     £79.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer


M&S COLLECTION
All-Over Sequin Embellished Tunic Dress
£79.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     M&S COLLECTION New Jacquard A-Line Skirt T574227     £39.50 click to visit Marks and Spencer


M&S COLLECTION
Jacquard A-Line Skirt
£39.50 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     M&S COLLECTION New Sequin Embellished Maxi Dress T427025     £150.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer


M&S COLLECTION
Sequin Embellished Maxi Dress
£150.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     PER UNA New Sparkle Lace Top with Camisole T625880I     £32.50 click to visit Marks and Spencer


PER UNA
Sparkle Lace Top with Camisole
£32.50 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     M&S COLLECTION New Sparkle Sleeve Sweater Tunic Dress in Shorter & Longer Lengths T427031     £45.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer


M&S COLLECTION
Sparkle Sleeve Sweater Tunic Dress in Shorter & Longer Lengths
£45.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     PER UNA New Floral Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress T623768K     £79.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer


PER UNA
Floral Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress
£79.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     M&S COLLECTION New Embellished Collar Blouse T413416     £35.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer


M&S COLLECTION
Embellished Collar Blouse
£35.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     M&S COLLECTION Online only PETITE Metallic Effect Maxi Dress T975056E     £79.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer


M&S COLLECTION
Online only
PETITE Metallic Effect Maxi Dress
£79.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     M&S COLLECTION Embroidered Mesh & Velour Panelled Bodycon Maxi Dress T424048     £89.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer


M&S COLLECTION
Embroidered Mesh & Velour Panelled Bodycon Maxi Dress
£89.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     AUTOGRAPH All-Over Floral Lace Skater Dress T506355     £43.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer


AUTOGRAPH
All-Over Floral Lace Skater Dress
£43.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     M&S COLLECTION Glitter Drape Front Shift Dress T425083     £49.50 click to visit Marks and Spencer


M&S COLLECTION
Glitter Drape Front Shift Dress
£49.50 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     M&S COLLECTION Sequin Embellished Camisole Top T415429     £15.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer


M&S COLLECTION
Sequin Embellished Camisole Top
£15.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     PER UNA Speziale Leather Skater Dress T626073H     £299.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer


PER UNA
Speziale Leather Skater Dress
£299.00 click to visit Marks and Spencer

     M&S COLLECTION Sequin Embellished Maxi Skirt T573586     £39.50 click to visit Marks and Spencer


M&S COLLECTION
Sequin Embellished Maxi Skirt
£39.50 click to visit Marks and Spencer

To view all the Marks and Spencer party selection, click here.



Kelly Brook’s latest collection for New Look – a whole lot of Sparkle

Kelly Brook’s latest drop has just arrived at New Look, and it is literally sparkling. Full of sequins and glitter, and Jessica Rabbit styled slinky dresses, Kelly is yet again encouraging women to love and embrace their curves and dress like a Hollywood star. With Christmas just around the corner, this collection is a perfect way to embrace all that is glossy and glamorous about the festive season.

Kelly Brook Navy Sequin Shorts £27.99 click to visit New Look

The standout pieces are the full length sequinned evening gowns in silver and (my personal favourite) pewter. I love these dresses, all the emphasis is placed on the back as an erogenous zone, making them super slinky, and making you look just as good exiting the room as you do when you enter it. The price for the Hollywood goddess look – under £70, a great price for a dress that is fashion forward, but with a timeless appeal.

Kelly Brook Pewter Sequin Cowl Back Maxi Dress £69.99 click to visit New Look

Kelly Brook Silver Sequin Cowl Back Maxi Dress £69.99 click to visit New Look

More great pieces from the collection

Kelly Brook Cream Embellished Cuff Batwing Top £29.99 click to visit New Look

Kelly Brook Cream Faux Fur Coat £69.99 click to visit New Look

Kelly Brook Pewter Sequin Cowl Back Bodycon Dress £49.99 click to visit New Look

Click here to view the complete Kelly Brook collection.