Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Outfit: sparkle sparkle

Well hello! I hope everyone's having a lovely holiday so far. Do you know something I love about this time of year? It's totally acceptable to wear all the sparkles (and if you get the reference in the title, you have my respect!). Be it for Christmas, New Year's Eve or just because you feel like it because 'tis the season. So, it was a great time for my new necklace to arrive - you better believe I was cleaning the house on Christmas Eve in it. There's a part of me that's always a little sad about taking pictures of sparkly things because they never look as dazzling in 2D. Believe me though, this necklace is blingy, in the best possible, most festive way.

It was a gift from a shop I hadn't heard of before, Happiness Boutique, but the quality of this piece and the value for money so good that I'll definitely check them out when I next want a piece of jewellery. To be quite honest, I rarely buy jewellery, but when I do I'm always looking for something particular and I'd wanted a necklace with clear stones like this for a while (check out their other necklaces here - and they've tagged lots of pretties with 'vintage' as well). I love how much of a statement piece it is, while retaining that vintage 50s aesthetic. Beautiful. I promised I'd mention that Happiness Boutique offer free shipping to the UK, a customer reward programme and a bi-monthly giveaway, not to mention you can get 10% off any orders with my code cici-marie (for orders over a 19EUR value until 12th Jan) - what's not to love about those kind of incentives?

Anyway, you might also notice I have some very special shoes on here - finally got my hands on these Cinderella heels and my oh my they are so pretty. Unfortunately, I thought I was buying a size 37 and when they turned up they were a 38 (this is, believe it or not, the second time this has happened to me out of three attempts to buy secondhand shoes recently), so consequently they're a bit big for me. I love them to pieces and will probably hold onto them until that 37 comes up, but meanwhile they can at least feature in this outfit that I would totally be wearing out to a glitzy NYE party if I had one to go to this year! I am going round a friend's instead and I might just wear them anyway :D

The weather has been horrible here so doing these shots outside wasn't an option, thanks to incoming Storm Barbara (which makes me laugh every time because it's the name of my future mother-in-law). Our new house made things interesting because, well, it's not that big... but it has a lot of doors, so B was shooting me outside, through the open backdoor, which was kind of hilarious. I think it worked though and means I get to show you my new silver Christmas tree, ain't it cute? This is probably the only year it will have those blue decorations on because I've started collecting some kitschy glass baubles now - four dogs (of course), one Santa, one Eiffel Tower and a piƱata later, I'm well on my way to a pretty awesome tree next year :D

Festive party vintage inspired party outfit for Christmas and New Year's Eve featuring Happiness Boutique, Voodoo Vixen and Hell Bunny

Vintage 50s style statement diamante necklace from Happiness Boutique

Vintage 50s style statement diamante necklace from Happiness Boutique

Festive party vintage inspired party outfit for Christmas and New Year's Eve featuring Happiness Boutique, Voodoo Vixen and Hell Bunny

Vintage 50s style statement diamante necklace from Happiness Boutique

Vintage 50s style statement diamante necklace from Happiness Boutique

Festive party vintage inspired party outfit for Christmas and New Year's Eve featuring Happiness Boutique, Voodoo Vixen and Hell Bunny

Vintage 50s style statement diamante necklace from Happiness Boutique

Miss L Fire Cinderella shoes in clear silver

Festive party vintage inspired party outfit for Christmas and New Year's Eve featuring Happiness Boutique, Voodoo Vixen and Hell Bunny
Necklace: c/o Happiness Boutique (10% off with code cici-marie)
Skirt: c/o Voodoo Vixen (on sale for £25!)
Bag: c/o Hell Bunny (20% off with code cicim20?%)
Shoes: Miss L Fire (old season)


So there you go, it doesn't get a lot more glam than that, does it? I'm really glad I got to wear this skirt for some more photos because I really do rate it - it is great to roll up for partying on the go and doesn't need a petticoat really (although I have added a light one here to help it to keep the shape for photos). Voodoo Vixen currently have it in all sizes on their website for £25, which really is a bargain (fit is true to size, if ever so slightly on the more snug side).


 

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13 comments:

  1. This is a super glam look! The necklace really does pull the whole look together beautifully! You must wear it for New Years, wherever you are!

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    1. Ha, turns out I am going to be on my sofa in no make-up, probably stuffing my face... but I can totally do that in this necklace ;)

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  2. Total glamour puss!! What a stunning look. The shoes and necklace really do add some serious frosting to this winter wonder. Gorgeous!! I am also impressed you managed to get some good photos over the Christmas period, the lure of the sofa and more chocolate is strong.. xx

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    1. It's the only batch I've managed (the key was in the not leaving the house)!!! xx

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  3. What a lovely outfit! You look so pretty and festive in it.

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  4. Such a glamorous look! The necklace is gorgeous, but I just love those shoes!! x

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  5. Oh my wow you look absolutely stunning in this glamour outfit! Your necklace and shoes are beautiful! xo

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  6. Fantastic outfit. The skirt is a great shape and the necklace is the perfect finishing touch.

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  7. Love hearing that B was shooting from outside - HAHA! You can't tell by looking at these photos. As far as we know, you've got a lovely spacious room with great lighting for indoor shoots! Great job, B! Love this sparkly outfit - it's subtle but still has enough pzazz for the New Year and Christmas!

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  8. What an elegant outfit for the holidays! That necklace is lovely and fits so perfectly with the neckline of your dress.
    The Artyologist

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous in this outfit and so glamorous! <3

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