The party season is nearly here. I don’t attend as many social events, such as the office party etc, as I used to. I prefer to spend time with close friends and family at this time of year. However, I do like to dress up. I keep my outfits simple and add glamour with the addition of jewellery and accessories.
The shape of this skirt reminds me of the Dior “new look”. Maybe I brought it out of my wardrobe again as I was so inspired by the Dior exhibition I visited recently on my trip to Paris in October. You can see some of the photos I took at the exhibition here.
I have always loved this shape as it works for my small waist to hip ratio. A straight skirt, which is supposed to be in every woman’s capsule wardrobe but not in mine, does not suit me. I do not adhere to the rules, I prefer to choose shapes that flatter my figure. I agree that this style may not work for everybody, so I have shown a variety of options at the bottom of this post.
See how I adapted this skirt for a family party this summer here.
My embroidered shawl is from East. I have had it for about six years now and wear it often. They still do similar shawls and embroidered scarves. Etsy also has some stunning examples of embroidered shawls.
I bought my necklace in France. Similar statement crystal/pearl necklaces on Etsy.
If you are still searching for that elusive Christmas gift I have opened my shop and divided my suggestions into categories. This has helped me with my planning. You too could find it useful.