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After having a conversation with a friend at work whose having a last-minute Christmas wedding outfit melt down I thought I’d share with you some of my top picks for Christmas wedding fashion.

Berry Tones

Wine, burgundy and purple colours are amazing for winter weddings and there are some great ones out there at the moment. Some of my faves are from ASOS, Oasis and for those of you looking for something a little more high-end The Outnet also has some amazing choices.

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Dress from Oasis £75

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Iris and Ink dress from The Outnet £179.17

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True Decadence Jacquard dress available at ASOS £48

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Purple jumpsuit from River Island £48

Gold

Gold is one of my favourite colours to wear in winter, and a wedding is the perfect opportunity to get a bit decadent. My faves come from Topshop and Vivienne Westwood at The Outnet, who have some truly a-mazing dresses.

asos gold

ASOS petite gold dress £65

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Topshop gold maxi dress by WYLDR £65

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VIVIENNE WESTWOOD ANGLOMANIA metallic Jacquard dress available from The Outnet £222.91

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AX Paris gold dress available from New Look £35

Black

Although it’s unorthodox to wear black to a wedding, at Christmas is one time where I think it is acceptable especially if you dress it up with some faux fur and a statement necklace.

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Black off the shoulder dress Boohoo.com £12

topshop black sequin

Topshop black flocked sequin dress £68

river island black dress

River Island black fringed dress £38

Accessories

Make sure you don’t forget about the extras that will give your outfit the final touches…just make sure you don’t upstage the bride!

missguided necklace

Missguided statement necklace £9.99

new look gold clutch

Gold box clutch from New Look £24.99

topshop necklace

Topshop statement necklace £25

Those are some of my favourite budget and more high-end picks, what are your thoughts?

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I’m not usually one for going to gigs in Guernsey, I’m not sure why but a lot of the live bands here aren’t really my kind of music (which is probably because my kind of music is Rihanna and Beyonce blaring out of the speakers whilst my friends and I pretend we are really awesome hip hop dancers!). But tonight I am making an exception for the excellent Mt Wolf, who are fronted by Guernsey boy and friend from school Stevie McMinn.

I will do a separate post on the gig later on next week, but this weeks Fashion Friday is all about the most important element of any gig which is what to wear.

Whilst trawling online stores I’ve found my imaginary outfit for tonight, which is made up of patterned trousers from New Look (which are an online exclusive), an awesome turquoise blazer from Oasis and a simple white silk top from Topshop, finished off with pumps & a clutch from River Island and a spiked necklace from Pretty Little Thing.com

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Blazer – Oasis

Trousers – New Look

Top – Topshop

Pumps – River Island

Clutch – River Island

Necklace – Pretty Little Thing.com

So that’s my choice for a gig night outfit what are your?


Some of you may know from my previous post Animal Magnetism that I am a huge fan of all things covered in animal motifs and prints. One thing you may also have noticed from that post is that I am also a massive lover of sheer shirts and have a vast array of prints and colours (one of which I’ve actually had to stop wearing because two other girls at work have it – thankfully I have it in two other colours!) One of my favourite ways to style these shirts is wearing them buttoned to the top with bright and bold bib necklaces, usually in contrasting colours such as bottle green and neon yellow. I always want my jewellery to make a style statement and as far as I’m concerned the bigger and brighter the better!

I wanted to share with you some of my favourite pieces from my collection, set against some of the beautiful back drops the island of Guernsey has to offer.

Most of the pieces you’ll find below were bought from Primark and New Look as they offer fantastic choice and are cheap enough you can buy several without feeling too guilty!

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Topshop, Dorothy Perkins and PrettyLittleThing.com also have some excellent pieces that would make a fantastic style statement with a simple tee and bright blazer or boucle jacket. Dorothy Perkins also have a great buy one get one half price offer on their jewellery at the moment meaning you can get even more costume lovelies!

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Boucle jacket from Mango was £79.99 now £23.99 (70% saving!)

Turquoise blazer from Oasis £40

Bright stone necklace from Topshop £60

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Red ditsy suit from River Island – Blazer £45 and Skirt £22

Gold necklace from New Look £9.99

How do you like to wear your jewellery? Share your style secrets below!


Xin Nian Kuai Le!

Which for all my non Mandarin or Chinese speaking readers means ‘Happy New Year’!

As it’s now a new year I thought I’d show you my fashion picks of all things oriental, and as it’s also the year of the snake there are a couple of snake inspired pieces too. All from our very own British high street, and as I’ve said before as I’m an island girl all items are available online now.

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Oasis floral silk shirt £60

Oasis cloud kimono dress £70

Asos floral print bomber jacket £35

Asos oriental print jacquard trousers were £45 now £22

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Floral kimono from Daisy Street £14.99

Red floral peplum from AWear was £30 now £20

Birdcage T-shirt from AWear £12

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River Island oriental print shirt with denim collar £40

Cameo Rose oriental dress available from New Look £19.99

Jade oriental print T-shirt from Topshop £28

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Tan leather satchel from Asos £85

Snake-skin sunglasses from Topshop £16

Kenneth Jay Lane snake ring available from Asos was £90 now £48

Black snake-skin bag from New Look £19.99

So those are some of my finds from around the internet but what are yours? Feel free to share any of your chosen pieces in the comments section and make sure you’re rocking it Gangnam Style this spring.