Casual Christmas Party

plum purple coloured outfit in the park

bertie black glitter ankle boots

walking down the street brick wall

asos purple drop earrings

purple boohoo velvet leggings and asos sequin baroque top party outfit

purple boohoo velvet leggings and asos sequin baroque top

hand ring detail

purple boohoo velvet leggings and asos sequin baroque top

purple boohoo velvet leggings and missguided black velvet box bag

It Doesn’t Have to be a Dress!

Are you a dress girl? No me neither! Party season brings out the sartorial fraud in me because I wear a dress as if I’m meant to, when in any other situation, I’m barely ever found in one. My best friend lives in dresses but I always think, why would you waste the opportunity to style up several different separates together and try something new? Because once you’ve worn a dress, that’s it, you’ve seen it.

Of course I’m not always thinking like this, it’s fun to pop on a special frock like I did in my last party post but in truth, nothing beats a good pair of leggings! It’s all about velvet this year (well it has been for a while but at last the shops are offering us up more colour ways – purple? yes!) and surprisingly this is my first pair. It was an easy party pick from Boohoo’s #Dressmas campaign offerings and one that I’ll just as happily wear to Pilates as I would to New Years Eve.

Now you can’t style a dress to those two extremes now can you?!


Also, can we just take a sec to see how cute the pass case is at the bottom of the post? I gasped in wonder when it arrived from British leather company Brit-Stitch and it’s only £15 to personalise your own – quick! Last minute pressie!

sequin party top

brit stitch colourful leather pass case


Leggings – Boohoo / Top – ASOS / Boots – Bertie / Bag – Missguided / Personalised pass case – Brit-Stitch / Jewel ring – Topshop / Bomber Jacket – ASOS / Earrings – ASOS / Watch – Swatch


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  • SJP December 20, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    I’m a dress gal myself but I do love that outfit – jewels and sequins are a great way to jazz up separates 🙂 x

  • Annamaria December 19, 2013 at 12:03 PM

    Dear Lucy,

    I’d like to invite you to the Fab Woman Virtual Christmas party, which starts today. Being an online party all you need to do is to turn on your computer, get comfy with a drink, click on my blog anytime after 5pm CET and via the party-post imagine together the best celebration ever! Looking forward to seeing you there. Anami, xx

  • Kate December 18, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Love the earrings!

  • sarah hanrahan December 18, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    perfect festive outfit, love the legings!

  • Patti December 18, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    I loooove velvet leggings and I bought some at Monki, they do have great ones with patterns as well! But I love the purple ones you’re wearing in this post. They look so bright and make me feel as if you’d feel very happy when wearing them 😉

  • Stephanie December 18, 2013 at 1:04 PM

    The leggings and boots combo just looks AMAZING. Gorgeous lady! xx

  • Matthew Pike December 18, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    I’m not much of a dress girl either no. More of a slacks and jacket kind of fella, you knew that already right? Those leggings (sure they’re not trousers?) look ace, well into them. The personalised pass case is wicked too, I wouldn’t mind something like that actually, bit more manly though.

    Buckets & Spades

  • Cindy December 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    I love how you’ve blended purple with bright blue sequins! The outfit pops out so well even if it’s not a dress. I usually don’t like sequins but you totally work it here. 🙂