Velvet On Silk

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“What about velvet, darling?” suggested my mother as we discussed Christmas party outfits… On it and on it, with some two really stand-out pieces plus some silk to mix in with taking things to a super luxe level…

Such a thrill a few weeks ago to be invited to the Ghost King’s Road store (witness this 90s brand owning-it comeback!) to pick out a couple of pieces and, quite safely focussed on a classic slip dress, only just as I was leaving did I dare try on the crushed velvet lounge jacket. Oh wow, totally out of my league until it was sitting snug on my shoulders when I felt like it was made just for me in that moment. Looked great over a polo neck, how about trend-of-the-moment silk PJ top as outerwear? Plus loving how everyone is clashing their pinks and reds right now, so apricot pink meet rose pink!
That left me with the more goth girl approach of black bomber (this gorgeous piece by Bolam Style) on black silk slip. At first I tried a bit of layering but I find slip over another top quite difficult to pull off at the moment so I kept it simple and somehow the blacks didn’t merge into each other as I shot. Pinging out is the claret patent of the boots – another pair by the completely brilliant Chamberi who seem to have designed the perfect boot, it cuts off at just the right place on my ankle! And yes, I know, probably the fifth time this year I have worn a dress but hey, it’s Christmas! 



Jacket* | GHOST / Shirt* | ASCENO / Jeans | MIH / Shoes | COS / Necklace* | MISSOMA


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HOW TO WEAR

So with the jacket, which is actually half of a trouser set, I actually went for a medium as I wanted it oversized and slouchy enough to wear over a knit for a cool winter party look… Ps. The gorgeous candle in shot is from Wood/Grey and the star by Rose Grey Interiors, see how I styled it for the #RGstylingchallenge 🙂 But they sold out quick I think!


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Bomber jacket | BOLAM STYLE / Dress | GHOST / Boots | CHAMBERI / Necklace | MISSOMA


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HOW TO WEAR

What I learnt about bomber jackets recently, and so ridiculously simple is the thing to do is to zip them up; that’s their best look! And for some reason I tend to let a jack hang open. But a bomber is about the shape, and this you can best see when zipped! This lovely velvet bomber is from Bolam Style, a site with gorgeous hand-picked pieces from India, so you’ll always find something extra special!


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