Is there such thing as too many Christmas party dresses? Obviously not! My second for the season (following the gorgeous Belle dress from Jones and Jones I blogged about here last week) is this beautiful metallic gold and black number by worldwide dress specialist Chi Chi. The dress combines two of the biggest trends for the season: baroque and peplum. It features a hidden zip and an elasticated back for a better fit, and also a flattering and practical padded bust. Search for the ‘Rita’ dress on the Chi Chi website to purchase it on sale for a bargain £28.99, or check out the Casey dress if you’d prefer this look in an icy white and silver.
Pair the dress with a bright red lip and big platform heels for a bold statement, or a nude lip, big messy hair and smokey eyes for something more relaxed.
As about half my wardrobe is black, black being a constantly reoccurring timeless winter trend is extremely handy. I’m always buying new black things, and where better to get basics on a budget that Primark! It’s obvious that anything bought in Primark isn’t exactly a great ‘find’, but with such low prices there’s sometimes no better value alternative, and it’s much easier than spending hours trawling through vintage or charity shops to save only a few pounds. I paid a very quick visit to Primark this week, and if you can stand the mess and the crowds I’d advise you to do the same soon if you want to pick up these items! Here’s what I got: