Posted: December 31, 2015 7:37am

As it is the time of the year when you get away with anything, it is important to be able to let go and have fun with fashion.

I bought this sequin jumpsuit a couple of years ago from Topshop – on paper it sounds dire but because the sequins are the deepest plum and of the highest quality I think I just about get away with it. The wider leg makes it more current, as I can see so many trousers in this shape in the 2016 previews.

Thank you Mark at Topshop for making me buy this!


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Normally I dress it down with a denim shirt or an oversized sweater. In this post I want to share with you the best thing I bought in 2015!

My Emila Wickstead Coat. 2016 for me is about buying less and buying better, and trying to collect some forever pieces… to which I can then add a bit of highstreet.

This outfit summarizes my wardrobe resolution for 2016 – invest in the wardrobe staples like coats but then use the Highsteet to add fun and interest; finding the pieces that last and are the best, which means waiting, comparing and buying less! I am so impatient, this will be a challenge.

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I love the contrast of the softness of the coat and the sequins, but I don’t want to look like an extra from Mama Mia! With  sequins they should be matte, small, and as flat as you can find them .

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Normally we host a party but this year we decided to go to tea at Cafe Royal, with lots of other families and all the kids. The staff are really friendly and with 12 children, ageing upwards from one, we need their flexibility and understanding.

There are sequins everywhere;  Asos, H&M and Topshop have so many well priced options. I adore the ones below, and  the navy sequin top is a piece I have and is now in sale. Check the link below and the most gorgeous sequin extravaganza.

I am also after a pair of sequin pants, like the silver Sass and Bide pair, to wear with a simple white shirt. This is something I would hold back for the festive season next year. Quick tip:if you seomthing that is really special, buy it – when you look again you won’t find anything equal.

Wishing you all a great New Year’s Eve, and looking forward to 2016! Thank you for reading and all your comments and support in 2015, and I look forward to updating you on how I get on with my ‘buy better and less’ resolution.

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