The Darling Buds Of December

We are officially in the week's run down to Christmas! If you're not feeling festive by now it's time to grab yourself a mulled wine, a mince pie and get Last Christmas playing full blast to put you in the mood. Due to a minor miscalculation with my dates I may have thought the weekend just gone was the last before the big day and so spent all of last week frantically buying in presents and speed wrapping like a maniac... I've no idea how I got it so wrong but the silver lining is I'm now 100% prepared and ready for some much anticipated Christmas celebrations and family time. Phew!

Champagne For My Real Friends

'Tis the season for good will to all men right? Erm well at the risk of sounding like Scrooge, not necessarily. Recent experiences has sadly taught me there are plenty of people out there gladly dishing out some cold servings of bad will too this December. Although the timing on this post may seem a little off and a touch "anti-Christmas", it felt relevant and I have no doubt so many of you will relate so let's continue... 

Love Velvet Two Times- Boohoo Winter Collection

I always feel like whenever anyone talks about velvet within Christmas style there's a complete parallel to that one scene in The Devil Wears Prada when Miranda Priestley sarcastically remarks "Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking!". Ok so velvet and winter are two combinations we've seen year after year for as long as you can remember. Heck! Velvet and Christmas go so far back together, I'd put good money on at least one of the Three Kings having styled it out whilst following that famous star! BUT cliches are cliches for a reason and velvet is a prime example of this. As mentioned in my previous post on Christmas party dressing; Velvet is a fail safe, it will be forever timeless and it's a wonderful way of adding a little glamour to any outfit. Cliche or not, I'm most certainly on team velvet and so with the help of Boohoo's current winter collection I thought I'd talk you through how to wear the- sometimes very tricky- velvet trouser in two very different ways.