Recently, in the spirit of all things Christmassy, I was asked to take part in a Westfield London (that's the Shepherd's Bush one, yo) holiday blogger challenge! I've loved Westfield's previous challenges like bloggers doing AW12 trends and dressing for your shape so I said HELL YEAH.
That's how I ended up with the task of picking a Christmas Day Glam outfit for under £100. Easy! I thought. Well, kinda. There is more pressure than you think when you have two hours at a mahoosive shopping center and no idea where to start!
My theme might have been all about the glam BUT I didn't want to go too crazy. Christmas Day for me is about love, giggles and cuddles - getting excited about Santa with my mum, laughing with my brother and cosying up on the sofa with my sweetheart. I want to look glam but I also want to be cosy and comfortable so I can eat all the toffee pennies from the Quality Street tin in front of It's A Wonderful Life. Priorities, yeahhh?
I like to wear sequins to celebrate the little Baby Jesus but I also need to be able to eat twenty Yorkshire puddings so I did like this sequin peplum top from Topshop, partly because it's super stretchy. It looked cute teamed with these amazing black velvet shorts that I need need need in my life. NEED.
I loved this sequin crop top in French Connection (above) but, um, Christmas dinner + a crop top? NO, Amy, you ridiculous creature. They also had a gorgeous waistcoats type of thing that I loved but was sadly a little out of the budget.
Also: I keep trying and failing to do a drop waist but I just don't have the right shape for it. I am learning my lesson but this gold and black stripe Topshop number was cute, though!
Anyway... here's what I picked! Comfy, cosy AND super sparkly... WIN.
This dress is super comfy and cosy and is more glittery than you could shake a whole bunch of glittery sticks at. It probably doesn't need any more sparkle but hey, I couldn't resist these gorgeous Accessorize earrings. I've got green tights to match - festive, riiiiight? - and as for shoes, I'll be teaming these pieces with some ankle boots: I've got my eyes on these gorgeous Cosy boots by Nine West.
Thanks to Westfield London for letting me take part!
What do you wear on Christmas Day? Festive sequins or pyjamas all day?
Let me know in the comments!