Elllooooo, I can’t believe its Christmas next week arhhhhhh! It goes by so quick. Before we know it, it will be festival season again! *impatiently waits* Don’t get me wrong I love the whole festive spirit malarkey, Christmas markets, and all cosy fairy lights but I feel like I should try to appreciate this time of the year more. A lot of our family don’t get in contact as much since my Mum and Nanna passed, they were the only women who kept the family together!! Christmas to me just seems like another day in the life of Starr Clare and just another (but tastier) Sunday dinner with my Dad, Brother and Sister. Christmas is about spending time with all our loved ones and celebrating so I think maybe next year I need to step up my game and invite the whole Clare clan round to my house!
Anyway enough of the complaining and more of the appreciating, lets appreciate this outfit! This has to be one of my fave combos yet. As I mentioned in the previous post I also purchased this dreamy little Lovell Blouse from the Alexa Chung collection. What I love about this blouse is that it’s quite masculine and formal and i’ts very similar to the Harry Blouse from her last collection with the ruffle neck and cuffs. It has lovely lace panels down the front but be aware you can see through this! I tried it on without a top or bra underneath and trust me it was not a good look haha! I love the pale blue colour of the blouse although it does remind me more of a spring colour and looks a little left out from the rest of the winter collection. I teamed it with a must have wardrobe staple, the leather mini skirt! This skirt is perfect for dressing up for parties teamed with a metallic/silk blouse or can easily be dressed down with a simple T or jumper for those days you have nothing to wear. It’s a perfect fit, tucks me in at the waist and skims nicely over my thighs. This one is from Dustbin Vintage and what’s better than a normal leather mini? A VINTAGE ONE!
I decided to keep the outfit pretty formal with a velvet blazer. I’ve been looking for the perfect velvet blazer for years and COW vintage never lets me down! To complete the look and I threw on my western style boots and a metallic backpack to add a bit of festivity.