The party season is over? Is it? Well according to to the standard rules of January yes, but who says we need to follow the rules?!
I have decided as a New Years Resolution I am going to have an active January... but that's come to a stand still as I currently have chicken pox (which I haven't a clue how I've caught). Illness aside I have decided to be a social butterfly and see and do lots, so I've created some looks for various social gatherings.
Coffee with a friend
Dress - River Island Tartan Skater Dress - £50.00
Coat - Topshop Collarless Check Wool Jacket - £85.00
Bag - Cambridge Satchel Company Brit Punk - £159.00
Earrings - Accessorize Riad Flower Studs - £6.00
Necklace - Topshop Chain Tassel Lariat Necklace - £10.50
Hairband - Accessorize Bow Alice Band - £7.00
Tights - Falke Wine Tights - £10.00 SALE ITEM
Shoes - Spartoo Koah Huston Brown - £52.00 SALE ITEM
For this look I've decided to go for the ultimate tartan outfit. Spring is no where near yet and whilst we're still embracing AW13 then I want to really absorb as much tartan as possible! I've clashed quite a bit but somehow I feel it works and of course is all rich, warming tones for a crisp January look. I'd certainly say this was perfect look for a catch up over a coffee with a friend... what do you think?
Dinner with the boyfriend
Dress - French Connection Dolly Mesh Dress - £39.50 SALE ITEM
Coat - Ted Baker Oryla Coat - £269.00
Shoes - Spartoo Bourne Samantha Mesh - £58.00 SALE ITEM
Bag - Edie Parker Ziggy Box Clutch - £1040.00
Necklace - Anna Lou of London Hashtag Necklace - £48.00
Earrings - Shourouk Vegas Crystal and sequin earrings - £235.00
I adore this French Connection black dress as there is a perfect combination between chic but sexy, which is quite honestly ideal for a romantic meal out. Instead of keeping the look with dark colour throughout I've simply splashed a touch of yellow and used the hashtag Anna Lou of London #Gorgeous to give it a playful edge.... plus are those shoes not the most amazing things?!
Yoga on a Sunday morning
Top - Sweaty Betty Athlete Workout Top - £15.00 SALE ITEM
Bottoms - Sweaty Betty Malasana 3/4 Yoga Leggings - £55.00
Bra - Shock Absorber Zip Plunge Sportsbra - £20.00 SALE ITEM
Headband - Sweaty Betty Anna Headband - £12.00
Yoga Mat - Sweaty Betty Eco Yoga Mat - £39.00
Gym Bag - Adidas Stella McCartney Women's ready-to-dance bag - £90.00
Bath Wash - Nip + Fab Yoga Blend Body Wash - £8.99
If you read my blog you'll know I love to practice yoga, so I know that there will many of you wanting to try something new and active in 2014 and yoga is great option. Yoga is possibly the easiest fitness activity for looking stylish and with this look I've gone for simple style, but you'll notice there is a cheeky bottle of Nip + Fab Yoga Blend for the ultimate relaxation after your class!
Cocktails with the girls
Top - Warehouse Jacquard Jewel Neckline Tee - £38.00
Skirt - Topshop Velvet Sequin Pencil Skirt - £20.00 SALE ITEM
Earrings - Accessorize Flower and Petal Earrings - £6.00
Shoes - Terry de Havilland For Anya Hindmarch - $195.00 SALE ITEM
Bag - River Island Limited Edition Purple Diamante Peacock Box Clutch - £30.00
Life has been so hectic for me recently that I just haven't had the time to have much of a social life. I know it's sad. However, the new year I said I was going to get dressed up and go out much more! I've selected the perfect outfit for a night of cocktails with the girls - sparkles, sparkles, sparkles!!
Coat - F&F Cocoon Coat with Mohair Pink - £65.00
Jumper - Warehouse Winter Floral Print Sweat - £35.00
Jeans - Topshop Dark Vintage Joni Jeans - £36.00
Shoes - Converse Chuck Taylor Low Top Leather Trainers - £50.00
Watch - Disney Mickey Watch - £40.00
Hat - Warehouse Slouch Knitted Bobble Hat - £16.00
Bag - Ted Baker Jaide Large Quilted Tote - £104.00 SALE ITEM
I managed to go out on Boxing Day with the masses in the UK to embrace the eagerly awaited sale of the year. A lot of the sale are still going on and it's always suggested you wear something comfy which is why I've selected the items I have, plus how gorgeous is that pink coat? It's from F&F!
For your January 2014 social events I hope I've given you some good inspiration.... what do you think?