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Christmas Day and Christmas Do Outfits

Author: Lisa Soeno

Next weekend it’s Rich’s office Christmas party. I would usually be scouring the shops for a sequin dress or a spangly top but this year I think I’m going to go for something a bit different and wear a luxe jumper and team it with smart black jeans or a black miniskirt and statement ankle boots. Christian Louboutin ‘unicorn skin’ sequin boots are obviously the dream but as I would have to remortgage my house to be able to afford them, I think they will have to remain just a dream. (Lyra just came and sat on my lap whilst I was swooning over these and she asked whether she could have a pair. I asked her to guess how much they cost. Her response… “Twenty hundred pounds.” Not far wrong)!

The Christmas do is taking place in the upstairs of a country pub…the type that Rich would call ‘gastro-bistro’. It’s going to be quite a low key affair but I’d still like to wear something with a bit of sparkle. It is Christmas, after all! My other requirements are that the jumper can’t be TOO thick and chunky – log fires and potentially awkward conversations and a warm woolly don’t mix – and I’d love something with a fitted silhouette. And it would be great if I could wear the ensemble on Christmas Day too so it has to be relatively practical.

Let’s start with this sparkly number from & Other Stories. It’s lightweight, subtly sexy (check out the V-necked back), and it’s that perennially-stylish combination of black and gold. I’d wear it with these boots which I reckon are the new leopard Westbournes.

Talking of leopard, we probably need to discuss this Warehouse jumper and this glittery knit which popped up on my Instagram feed. I couldn’t believe it was Matalan. And as for these boots. The only word to describe them is FIERCE.

I don’t know whether it’s all the Christmas adverts subconsciously making me think festive fashion, or the fact that Stylish-Susan-from-the-office told me that scarlet is the only colour to be seen in this season, but pillarbox red jumpers keep catching my eye. I know I said I wanted a fitted silhouette but this is the exception to the rule. (The Asos version is also fab but it keeps going in and out of stock due to the Black Friday madness). I would team it with these bright red boots. I spotted them in my local Mint Velvet last week and haven’t been able to stop thinking about them. I wear a lot of neutral outfits (denims, blacks, whites and greys) and reckon the boots and a leopard print bag would work wonders at tszuj-ing them up (click here to find out how I learnt to spell tszuj).

Alternatively, I could just go for simple, chic, black knitwear, and then go all out on the boots and the accessories. I have this ribbed jumper from New Look and it’s possibly the hardest-working item in my wardrobe. It hasn’t faded despite being washed 684 times and hasn’t lost its shape despite being tugged at by toddlers and teething babies alike. I wear it under dungaree dresses during the day and with statement jewellery on a night out.

What are you wearing for your Christmas parties and festive lunches? Are you a fan of a statement boot?

P.S. Lottie is talking knitwear for littles over on Rock My Family today. All the cute.

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Author: Lisa Soeno

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13 thoughts on “Christmas Day and Christmas Do Outfits

  1. That cream and gold jumper looks exactly like the M&S one… which is prob half the price. I have it & it’s lovely!

  2. I am all for an understated knit and a leather skirt, last year I treated myself to a sequin jumper from Reiss (which I am NEVER going to get into this year!) but I’m really tempted to buy that & Other Stories number and hope it fits at some point next Autumn 🙂 x

  3. I vote the &other stories jumper – just the right amount of sparkle and a little bit of sexy.

    Do you follow A Model Recommends Lisa? Ruth has the unicorn boots – they look amazing!I don’t think I could actually walk in them though!! http://www.amodelrecommends.com/2017/10/17/christian-louboutin-sequin-boots-party-time/

    My Christmas Day outfit is going to be something comfortable to wear on the plane all the way to Singapore via Dubai! :/ So probably just jeans and a jumper…I do like the look of that matalan jumper though, surely I have room for one more jumper… might have to go for a little browse at lunch time 😉

    1. Oh gawd I now want the unicorn boots even more. I like the fact that she says that she’d wear them with denim and grey cashmere.

      I’ve always wanted to fly on Christmas Day – I reckon everyone will be in good spirits. Have a fab trip and let us know if the Matalan jumper is as nice in real life if you check it out x

  4. Love the Stories Jumper Lis. I’m a big fan of a fitted cashmere jumper (GAP have an ace fit an I manage to grab a new colourway annually with their 50% off code making them £60) and a leather or sequin skirt. Brace yourself for xmas evening as I’m planning on sodding it and wearing this little number that Mr M treated me to

    http://www.warehouse.co.uk/gb/clothing/dresses/velvet-sequin-high-neck-dress/030633.html?dwvar_030633_color=36&position=37&cgid=dresses#tlk=(PID-GO994120478)_(CID-GO49075822517)&gclid=CjwKCAiAr_TQBRB5EiwAC_QCq_anQ75yxhv5w0ca8fQzi_I3EHKzCvzWSTo8T662eZe3PWN86AVXfhoC5C4QAvD_BwE&start=37&categoryID=dresses

    I also grabbed these Stories boots that I’m teaming with everything at the mo which would look fab with your planned ensemble

    https://www.stories.com/gb/Shoes/Boots/Ankle_boots/Python_Embossed_Leather_Boots/638252-0448369003.2

    There’s also a cheaper dupe on asos, but can’t find the link unhelpfully! X

  5. I love a sparkly knit for Christmas too. Holly Willoughby wore this one on This Morning last week, it’s lush: https://www.scotch-soda.com/gb/en/women/knitted-stripe-pullover/140803_17-XS.html?gclid=CjwKCAiAr_TQBRB5EiwAC_QCqyEvmKo2EJIjaK_yVhF3Y6yB0mhUUJYAbb8842R8fW2UpZDktZYhpBoCQO8QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Boden has a similar one which is currently discounted:
    http://m.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-knitwear/knitted-jumpers/k0056-mul/womens-multi-stripe-renata-jumper?cm_mmc=PLA-_-Google-_-Women%3EKnitwear%3EKnittedJumpers-_-K0056&istCompanyId=a40e1fa1-0635-4a1b-8d9a-2caa763eeee2&istItemId=xatixwiwix&istBid=tzqt&_cclid=v3_8f9cd50a-601b-578a-9f36-d71d5c24a818&gclid=CjwKCAiAr_TQBRB5EiwAC_QCq_dhKozjKIvpZGHIQKSSJOxoR7kTryqrNurYzFh0-yQMsVCXf835yhoCeywQAvD_BwE

    I’m loving that cream and gold knit and the v back one from & Other Stories. And the Louboutins! Epic.

    I’m sure you’ve noticed Lisa, but your trusty rib knot from New Look also comes in pillar box red. I think I need one. And the mustard too. 😊

  6. Ooh that Hush one is lovely! If I wasn’t rocking the most enormous bump in the world that would be going straight in my basket! Might see if it is still around in the sales… x

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