‘Tis the season to be jolly.
And festive as folk.
It’s that time of the year when lights are brighter and everyone around you (from the shop loudspeakers to your four year old Chinese children) is singing some variation of We Wish You A Merry Christmas and Frosty The Snowman. Dammit, now they’re stuck in head. Again.
The festive season also ushers in a whole new set of rules when it comes to how you dress; especially when going out or counting down to a fresh start. Department stores, big name brands and fashion magazines know all too well that everybody loves a little sparkle over this period and so shop windows are laden with sequins and shimmers in every colour palette and silhouette you could imagine. Gone are the days when your only option to shine bright like a diamond (Rihanna currently replacing Frosty The Snowman in my mental loop) was to invest in a gaudy gold or silver sequined dress. Because fashion has realized that glitz and glam is more than just a title page for an editorial, they can actually can be combined aesthetically. And that understated elegance is often much more attractive and certainly more chic. Not that I’m hating on those backless, thigh-high, long-sleeved gold encrusted beauties from H&M because a girl can dream. I’m just saying there are now myriad ways to dress for the occasion.
Typically, I’m not a fan of much sparkle or shimmer in any form. But there was just something about this next piece that grabbed me. I also don’t ever wear silver. Or jumpsuits. Was I drunk when I bought this? (Wouldn’t put it past me). Maybe it was more about the potential to wear this in more ways than just the expected festive season ensemble; I liked the idea of taking something that is so closely intertwined with an evening celebration and juxtaposing it with street style and the casual undertone – aided by the black lining of the material – of the afternoon. So boom, silver sparkle jumpsuit purchased.
And shot, edited and sent into cyberspace for your perusal. Shout out to the queen mother for spending an afternoon in Stanley trying to figure which button to press to take the photos and actually doing a pretty good job (after much tutorial and eye-rolling from her daughter).
I hope you guys enjoy this one, it’s been a while since I posted and I need your love. Great, another song stuck in my head.
Denim Jacket: Cotton On
Sunglasses: Forever 21
Until next time xxx