Come shop with me: Bonfire night spesh
In celebration of my big (moist) night out, here are some last minute tips for bonfire night that are hotter than a flaming Guy atop a burning pyre.
First off, since yesterday’s post, a few lovely readers (and one fellow mum on a street corner) have been demanding to know what kind of jumper dress is suitable for their bumps (non baby) and bellies and the extra pounds that they do not wish to flash about.
So, in the name of your wardrobe (you know who you are) I went out determined to find a perfect example.
The dress to your right can – without a doubt – flatter a curvier figure. The polo neck detracts attention from big charms (I’m being hypothetical, obv) while the black top flatters your bust-line and cinches the waist. The graphic print A line skirt then blazes a trail and totally deflects from any bum or bulge issues.
The one I’m wearing is by Jessica Howard at TK Maxx and retails for £39.99. See, I’m telling you – the perfect jumper dress is out there. Have faith and get shopping.
For anyone contemplating a last minute bonfire night shop after work, perhaps you might like to get your bot-bot to New Look pronto and have a browse.
For me, New Look’s finest seasonal hour always involves a bo-ho dress. And as it’s so mild today, you could probably get away with wearing the get up to the left for a firework display.
The printed smock is £29.99 and the faux fur waterfall gilet goes for the same. Very Sienna, very seasonal – wear with fur-lined boots and a kooky knitted hat.
If you want to be a bit more daring, New Look’s mega woven shorts (right) look aces over tights and beg to be worn with long boots, flat or heeled, depending on your height.
I love the match with the floral cardi but you could also team them with a body and a chunkier knit, a tie top blouse or even a character tee and a grungy cardigan.
Now, I just have to show you the mega bargain of the day.
My addiction to jumpsuits cannot be expected to heal over while there are ridiculously cheap products like the one below left to be snaffled up at (wait for it) Primark.
The ethical fashionistas I met at Fashion Press Week will be spitting at the screen (soz!)
But it’s very soft, with a harem cut, and has an irresistible smudgy, butterfly print. I’m thinking it would be perfect for this evening with a knitted black shawl and black military boots – or if you’re staying in the pub rather than facing the mud, try it with animal print heels and a sparkly crop of some description.
To be honest, at £13, you can wear it to bed and not get the guilts about the impact of your jumpsuit collection on your bank balance.
Finally, I know you want to see it (!) so below you’ll find the outfit I’m wearing this evening, when I do a damp impersonation of an eternal groupie.
Because you made me look at jumper dresses again (you naughty readers, you) I’ll be showing off my new black Studio dress from TK Maxx (£34.99).
It’s quite tame by my standards, so I’ll be livening it up with Primarni’s crushed velvet leggings (Look made me do it – crushed velvet is the new wet look in the world of leggings, apazza), military boots and a huge silver faux fur jacket.