Dress – Warehouse £60
Necklace – Marni £370
Bag – Dorothy Perkins £10
Shoes – Reiss £179
It is finally here! The month of the year when we can dress up, drink, dress up, drink and dress up again. Whooooop!
So, in honour I will be posting a number of party outfit ideas perfect for dinner, dancing and getting flirty underneath the mistletoe… hic!
Dress – Topshop £80
Necklace – Zara £19.99
Clutch – Charlotte Olympia £595
Shoes – Rene Caovilla £1180
Strapped for party dress cash? Then simply sell last year’s LBD on ClosetBox, then go shopping!
This week saw a very interesting, and very relevant, feature in the Evening Standard about a 21st century problem penned as ‘Stuffocation’
The afflicted will find themselves in situations such as, writer James Wallman says, “Having a bulging wardrobe but not being able to find anything to wear, having to fight your way through piles of stuff that you do not use to find the thing that you need, and on receiving a present, not having the gut reaction of ‘thank you’ but rather ‘why would I want this?’. With up to half of Londoners now feeling this way.”
We are now realising that we do not need mountains of stuff for status, symbolism or material recognition but instead we need to start streaming our lives, downsizing, recycling and reducing our waste.
He suggests thaat everyone should use the festive season wisely. Start by clearing out anything that is not needed anymore, and also think about your gift ideas. Do not buy more stuff, but opt for experiential presents instead. Make a memory not a mess!
Well, there is no easier place to start than ClosetBox. First clutter stop should always be the wardrobe. So, if you haven’t worn it for years or it doesn’t fit, then get camera snapping and posting – especially with our festive free listing code for the whole of December. Xmas2013
Get selling and enjoy the freedom. (and profit of course!)
On Friday 13th December, it is officially Christmas Jumper Day. A day when we can all make the world a better place by wearing a Christmas jumper for the day and giving £1 or more to Save the Children.
Schools, offices, colleges and cheerleading temas can all get together and fundraise on the day.
Here is some Christmas Jumper inspiration from the high st.
H! by Henry Holland at Debenhams £38
John Lewis £49
text WOOLLY to 70050 to donate £1
You’ll be billed £1 plus standard rate text message. Include NO INFO to stop further communications.
Join the Woolly Revolution
Whether it is funky teddy bears, painted elephants or decorated plates, I simply love a quirky campaign that requires a designer/artist to put their stamp on an alternative product – and even more so when it is in the name of charity.
The latest fundraiser is for UNICEF, and involves a number of design houses creating a one-off doll with the theme ‘Wonderful Paris’ in mind, to be sold at a UNICEF auction on December 2. The full collection will be on display at the Paris’s Petit Palais until December 1.
Skirt – Coast £125
Jumper – Topshop £55
Clutch – Jimmy Choo £625
Boots – Charlotte Olympia £645
Tis the season….
With but a week or so to go until the final month of the year, we are swiftly moving into the ’party season’.
Whilst I will be looking at a number of festive party styles in the next couple of weeks, I thought I would get us started with a bit of embellishment. If there is one season that requires heaps of sparkly embellishment, be it for brunch, dinner or office party, it is the ‘party season’.
Clutch – Sylvia Toledano £1050
Skirt – Miss Selfridge £69
Heels – Kurt Geiger £200
Top – Topshop £36
Sweatshirt – J.Crew £375
Dress – Warehouse £140