Middle of the week already, and we're charging along into the festive period at speed. I'm trying my hardest to jump on that train - where I can hang off grabbing cards, presents, food and drink that I'll be needing in the not too distant future! Every year I try very hard to be one of those people who say by about the first of December "they're done" or "just one more present to buy", and every year I fail miserably. You can bet your bottom dollar I'll be buying last minute bits and pieces on Christmas Eve, wrapping in the small hours after an afternoon/evening out, preparation of the turkey, veg, pate and setting the table through very bleary eyes - it's okay I know I'm not alone, lots of you will be doing it! Why won't we learn lol!
Today I'm showing how you can wear black trousers and a stylish blouse instead of a dress to almost any festive occasion, obviously there are events when a dress is called for, but on the less formal parties and outings trousers are agreeable to many of us - giving comfort along with style and class. They can be paired with all sorts of tops and blouses, shoes and boots. Here's how I've styled mine.
Starting with these straight leg pants from Dorothy Perkins, for a steal at £16, these will set you up for Christmas, New Year and a host of other formal to casual events to either dress up or down.
I've chosen this beautiful black and gold blouse from Debenhams, It's from the petite section by Ben de Lisi, and has a gold foil leaf detailing over the black chiffon blouse. On offer now for a cool £24.50, but you're going to look hot in it!
Teaming this look with black patent court shoes, these are old favourites from Nine West in Debenhams, you simply can't go wrong with a black patent shoe, so worth splashing out for a comfortable pair that will last not only this season but many more!
Such a beautiful location right on my doorstep - how lucky am I?
Such a clever photographer my god-daughter is. Capturing some amazing shots, however note to self - make sure you paint your nails next time, lol!
Favouring this Forever 21 Chanel style clutch bag. Check this out for a mere £9.99 here. Great idea for a stocking filler for your daughter, sister, mum or your aunt! Coming in two other colours maybe a cheeky present from you to you for this price!
|Photographs c/o Esther Ruby Photography.|
You can't really tell in these shots, but the pattern is gold leaf print and does shimmer in the light.
Black court shoes - perfect for almost any outfit.
Linking with High Latitude Style.
Cheerio from an over fifty fashion blogger. Enjoy your Wednesday. X