Embossed Velvet Dress - Miss Selfridge
Premium Rhinestone Cluster Collar - Topshop
Black Spot Halterneck Dress - Next Petite
Passion Embellished Boot - Miss Selfridge
Chain Embellished Cross Body Bag - Miss Selfridge
Palm Springs Embellished Heel - Miss Selfridge
I'm feeling so festive and excited for Christmas at the moment, so I couldn't resist putting together a Christmas party guide, with just some of the items I'm dying to have at the moment! If only I could afford them...It was seriously hard to just pick a few items here, so I may have to do a second post on this soon. I think you can do the Christmas-Party thing two ways, either wear the brightest items you can, or stick with the tried and tested LBD formula. If you're going to loads of events, then you can try both ways, but personally I've always been a Little Black Dress fan...
Dress wise, I can't believe how many gorgeous items there are this year! I'm sure that some years I've had absolute nightmares finding anything remotely wearable...but I'm having no such trouble this year, dare I say there's even too much choice? No, that could never be a bad thing! Everyone needs a favourite LBD though and I look for a new one every year...just because! When I walked into Miss Selfridge the other day, I was honestly like a child in a sweet shop because there was just so much glitter on display...there were so many stunning party items that had to restrain myself from doing a mad dash around the shop and grabbing absolutely everything.
Scaling back a little, I think the Christmas season is all about elegance. Sometimes, less is really more, and I guess this is where the LBD came from, something sexy but subtle, which you can do up with accessories to whatever extent you wish! As ever, Miss Selfridge have a wonderful selection, and I can't take my eyes off this gorgeous Embossed Velvet Dress. I love the material and the length, I think it'd be perfect for a party or occasion, and super elegant too. The same goes for the Black Spot Halterneck Dress from Next Petite, it's so stylish and I was so excited to discover some lovely dresses in their Petite section, it's nice to finally have some choice.
This Premium Rhinestone Cluster Collar is one you definitely have to wear with a plain LBD. It's so detailed that I think bold patterns and prints would just leave it looking lost, so in order to show it off to it's best advantage, you're best off putting it with a plain black number! It's so stunning, and way too out of my price range, but you'd definitely be a show-stopper wearing this. Like I said earlier, with the LBD, it's all about accessories, so you can go to town a bit on bags and clutches I think! I love this Chain Embellished Cross Body Bag from Miss Selfridge, it would just add that extra bit of glamour to an outfit and I love how the chains hang down.
Shoe-wise...well what can I say, it was so hard to pick just two out of all the gorgeous items out there. Miss Selfridge out-do themselves on party shoes every year I think and I just want everything. I've featured this Passion Embellished Boot in a previous post and I'm still in love with the style and colour...it would be the most amazing shoe to wear with an LBD, you'd really be able to let the shoes show off if you wore a plain dress. The Palm Springs Embellished Heel is gorgeous also...the splash of nude is lovely and would bring a bit of colour to your outfit. Both are absolute sky-scraper heels and pretty expensive...but if you can't touch, then you can certainly look!