A week or so ago I made a ridiculously expensive collage of Christmassy designer gear that I can only dream of one day wearing (scroll yonder down the page to see it), I didn't do the maths properly but made a hazardous estimate of the total cost and it was literally over £10,000, FUCK. How the fuck does anyone have that money to spend on clothes is what I would like to know!
Anyway, to ease the pain a little I made a slightly more "affordable" Christmas look, which is this. Black, demure, splashes of acid lime, hints of sparkle. And all of the items are high street, thank god! I particularly love the velvet dress from Mango and the nude Jeffrey Campbell Lita Platforms, and the neon and black earrings from Topshop. I've been literally hankering after a pair of JC Litas for so long, but have never had the money going spare to get a pair - at £120 they're not exactly loose change, but Office quite regularly have them half price in the sale, and I'm sure the golden wonders of eBay might offer up some sexy Lita bargains.
The drapey chain necklace, too, is another favourite, also from Topshop. They have a really gorgeous selection of exciting party jewellery at the moment, there's this black choker collar which I might have to splash out on... it's sort of chained, threaded with black beads and completely covers the neck, almost like a brace? Haha. It's hot as fuck. Not on their website though but I have seen it instore!
So now I just need some Christmas parties to go to, some mulled wine, a few sprigs of mistletoe, and everything will be just hunky dory.