“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…
[ezcol_1half]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![/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end]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! [/ezcol_1half_end]
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!
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!