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Party time

I admit that it is a little late to be looking at buying party clothes as most of us are now through the majority of the Christmas party rush. But this year has been so manic that it’s only now that I actually have time to look at the baubles and treats to entice us into spending just a little bit extra.

And of course, there are a few things that I just had to share…

Andy Crossbody Posse clutchSigerson Morrison Leather sandall

Andy Crossbody clutch, Sigerson Morrison Leather sandall both at Gilt

The Andy Crossbody clutch is the perfect combination of touch style and girlie party wear. I’d wear it to dress up my jeans and top after the office combination or with a slouchy Cos sweater dress to give a nod to the holiday season.

The shoes, ahhhhh the shoes, would go with anything this season. The perfect combination of blocky heel and strappy sole means you could dress them up with some evening trousers or use them in the day with knitted tights and a sweaterdress.

Sky stacks neclace     Aurelie Bidermann cuff

Those who know me know I love chunky jewellery hence the beautiful anthropologie necklace and the festive red cuff from Aurelie Bidermann which is apparently inspired by Greek mythology

Anthropologie sky stacks necklace, Aurelie Bidermann cuff
Mmmm I wonder if Santa’s listening? If you are then I have been a very good girl this year…

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Homemade…by someone else

With the etsy movement so much entrenched that it’s hard to remember a time without it, handmade is really the way to go for some unique jewellery you won’t find on every girl in the office.

My problem is I’m not sure I’m brave enough to move into the territory of homemade style; questions rush through my mind suc as, if it’s borderline cool will they think I’ve made it myself and sympathy-like it? Will I look like my mum? or even worse a very old girl guide displaying the fruits of this evenings labour?

Well these amazing necklaces from the empress dowagers new jewels have allayed all my fears. Friendly shapes, trendy patterns and unique layering make each necklace a true statement piece that would be perfect over my wadrobe of black slouchy dresses and grey marl.

the empress dowager yellow necklace  the empress dowager layered necklace

the empress dowager chaldedony poppies necklace  the empress dowager reclaimed onyx necklace

Now I’m just waiting for the perfect pattern before I snap up my chosen piece.