The turtle and the sparkle


sequin jacket – Mango
turtleneck tee – Mango
Alethea short – BB Dakota via ShopBop c/o FashionChalet
Cavalry boot – Autograph @ Marks & Spencer
leather bag – Autograph @ Marks & Spencer
leather belt – H&M
Last Dance Thorn Necklace – Marc by Marc Jacobs via ShopBop c/o FashionChalet
cuff – Rebecca Minkoff via ShopBop c/o FashionChalet
60 denier opaque tights – Marks & Spencer
Gun Metal nail polish – Beauty UK @ Superdrug (gifted)

You might have caught a glimpse of this bejewelled jacket in my Festive five post – I snapped it up on a complete whim when I went into Mango to check out the sale.  They didn’t have the plaid shirt I had my eye on and were completely sold out of the waxed jean I’d had in mind but then I saw this.  It’s not often I buy something completely unplanned; usually I feel I need another, for example, pair of ankle boots (can’t wait for the Zara sale boots I’ve ordered!) or I’ve seen a piece in a magazine or on another blogger which I want (like the plaid shirt).  I don’t often feel drawn to sparkle on this scale but the leather edging and the chain detail completely sold me and I even convinced myself it’d be perfect for business meetings.  Really.

Anyway, what it is perfect for is parties!  I teamed it up with the BB Dakota shorts I’d been saving for a special night out and the long sleeve turtleneck tee, also from the Mango sale (a much more versatile piece).  Loaded on more black with my new leather bag – just about all my bags right now seem to be Autograph right?!

I reckon I’ll probably break the bling out again tomorrow night for the New Year party too but I’ll style it a bit differently – maybe with a plaid shirt if I can get my mitts on one today!

Hope you have wonderful New Year’s Eve celebrations – what are you all planning?




  1. Tegan
    30 Dec / 11:43 am

    Cute shorts!!

  2. Ben
    3 Jan / 11:22 am

    Very cool shorts.

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