I cant believe it’s that time of year again! It’s my favourite of all: The feeling of snow in the air; The smell of mulled wine; The sound of seasonal songs being played on the radio; The sight of the first presents being placed under the tree… Whatever it is that brings out the ‘Do You Want To Build A Snowman?’ child within you, there is no denying that it is those little things which make Christmas special.
For myself, the word ‘Christmas’ comes gift-wrapped in the word ‘parties’. This year in particular I have been invited to quite a lot of Christmas parties and celebrations of the new year to come. Therefore, I thought it would be a good idea to look for a new evening outfit that would be easily wearable to any type of venue – whether it’s a household, restaurant or even a night-club.
Having said that, I was on a budget. Being a stereotypical ‘scraping-the-barrel’ student, Christmas leaves a hole in your pocket that only a glorious future loan instalment can stitch-up. So when I noticed that UNiDAYS were advertising an increased student discount for both Missguided and Boohoo, I wasn’t hesitant in snatching-up the offer.
The first item that caught my eye was this fabulous black jumpsuit with fur-lining from Missguided. Ever since Nicole Scherzinger performed on the G-A-Y stage in May 2013 whilst rocking that sexy (yet inexpensive) black leotard from Missguided, the online retailer has been famous for their line of jumpsuits.This one which I’m modelling also has additional shoulder straps, which can prove to be useful if you need some extra support.
Next, I decided to maintain a theme of ‘faux-fur’ by purchasing a pair of black fluffy heels from Boohoo, which I happened to share a photo of on my Instagram. But even after indulging myself in these beautiful shoes, I knew there was something missing. I wanted something else on top of these, to complete the conjuring of the festive ensemble I was envisaging in my mind… And when I came across this fantastic fur jacket from Little Mistress, I had found exactly what I was looking for! This is the perfect winter garment: cosy; fluffy; and warm. The faux-fur material is silky soft, and the striking monochrome design would even make Cruella De Vil turn her head.
I want to finish by wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. Whatever way you decide to celebrate this year, please stay safe, and most importantly: Enjoy yourself!
Photography by Conor O’Brien