The 12 outfits of Christmas day 2 – Girls’ night out

[Outfit: H&M skirt, Whistles jumper, Liberty bag, LK Bennett shoes, Whistles cuff]

So today’s outfit is one that I wore a couple of weeks ago now. It’s just as well that I had one or two outfits up my sleeve as I twisted my ankle last night whilst running and I’m a heel free zone for now!

For anyone interested, these were my thoughts when putting this outfit together, although before we get there I think that it’s worth noting that I’m generally happiest in about 55 layers, flat shoes or trainers and trousers – but I accept that’s not a good look all the time. Even when I up my game during the daytime I still need warm tights and not too high shoes so for a night out it’s good for me to see what else I can get away with. 

So back to my thoughts, this was the process which meant that I ended up where I did: Yep, heels are good as I won’t be walking too far. As I’ll be inside all evening it will be fairly warm which means I can go without tights, which also means that I can wear open toed shoes but if I lose any more clothes I’ll a) be cold b) most probably asked to leave so I’ll wear a lightweight knit. Equally if I wear anything short with the no tights/open toed shoes I’ll look like a bit slutty/muttony so I’ll wear a midi length skirt, which, being fairly demure, means that I can get away with a slightly less demure shoe. 

So that’s how it came to be that the H&M skirt and the LK Bennett shoes got an outing. I had bought the cropped sparkly turtleneck from Whistles (£75 although I bought it with a 30% discount) a few days before as I’ve got a few things that needed a shorter knit to go with them.

Moving on to today’s gift, I’ve looked over this Cath Kidston  purse trio (£20) on more than one occasion and I think that it/they are lovely. They’re brighter in real life and just so handy to have. They’re big enough to use as a bag (well that is unless you’re still in that nappy stage) rather than just a purse. I have several that I take on holiday in the summer and they’re nice to have when going down to dinner, or just by the pool when not too much is required. Failing that, they’re easy to find at the bottom of a dark handbag!

Warehouse has this flat wrist clutch (£8) which is in a beautiful colour – great against black, grey or navy and good for those people who (if any of them do exist) perhaps don’t like sparkle – perish the thought.  

Hope that everyone’s Christmas preparations are going to plan. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

1 Comment

  1. Jan McIntyre
    December 17, 2014 / 4:23 am

    Lovely outfit. Always a bit frightened of full skirts but as you're petite I think it works really well.

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