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“Darling, it wouldn’t be a party without you.” Reads the final sentence on the Christmas party invite I received from my friend who always throws a very special Christmas party every year since I’ve known her. It’s one event I tend to look forward to during the holiday season as she never fails to go all out with a party theme that sticks. Her remark is right in every sense of the word. As much as she takes her time to plan a great party, without any guests in attendance, it wouldn’t be much of a party. Armed with the knowledge of the role I play, it’s only natural I prep accordingly. Which is why I’m sharing 3 party looks from the Monsoon party collection that I’ll be rocking this season.

Margot Velvet Maxi Dress Monsoon Margot Velvet Maxi Dress Monsoon Party LookLook 1 – A Night On The Titanic 

Did I mention this is the theme of this year’s special Christmas party? All that came to mind was the movie, Titanic. Drawing some inspiration from Rose, this timeless velvet dress was the classic piece to rise to the occasion. I was especially drawn to this dress because of the colour. It’s the perfect shade of red, giving it a very royal look. The slit allows room for dancing while still looking very elegant. Paired with green velvet sandals and coat to keep warm, I think I’m definitely ready for a night on the Titanic. Only this time, I’m already married to my Jack, and we hope to have a wonderful time onboard and experience many more beautiful nights together.

“Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me… it brought me to you …” Jack DawsonON BECOMING THE ART OF THE PARTYValerie Velvet Sock Boots Monsoon Stasia Star Velvet Jacket Look 2 – The Conversation Piece

Being the mostly awkward girl I am, expressing myself through my style is usually a great way to get the conversation going.

“Creativity takes courage.”Henry Matisse

A party theme is good, but when none exists, there’s plenty of room to be creative. The Stacia Star Velvet Jacket caught my eye. The perfect conversation piece! Styling it in a way that isn’t the norm by tucking it in when paired with this beautiful pleated green skirt and velvet sock boots. To finish off the look is a clutch bag that displays as much detail as the jacket. Enough to start up a conversation on its own.

“The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.”Jerzy KosinskiLook 3 – Getting Practical

Sometimes you make up your mind that you’re going to party all night and dance till the morning comes. This look is especially for those moments. Dancing shoes on, in the form of the Simone Velvet Block Heel Sandal with matching trousers that allow me to do a boogie or two across the dance floor. Queue the music! You can tell I’m already getting excited, lol. Still swooning over velvet, a velvet cami and jacket make the perfect layers to complete the look.

“Life is the dancer and you are the dance.”Eckhart Tolle.

This would probably be an appropriate time to mention I’m not the best dancer, but that has never stopped me from trying. In fact, I’ll be making a song request (I’m thinking I Wanna Dance with Somebody) when next I spot this look at a party. Hopefully, this happens soon.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together. Let me know what your favourite pieces are from the Monsoon party collection in the comments.

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Margot Velvet Maxi Dress

Stasia Star Velvet Jacket

Phoebe Pleated Skirt

Gabby Jacquard Trousers

Valerie Velvet Sock Boots

Simone Velvet Block Heels Sandals

Elena Embellished Box Clutch Bag

Julietta Velvet Cami Top

Betty Borg Coat

Alicia Velvet Blazer

November 27, 2017
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Party Looks Ideas

The girl in velvet; like an open book, she wore her heart on her sleeve for all to see. Still, there was something very curious about her. She sends home letters stained with red lipstick so everyone would know what a great time she was having. She didn’t particularly know how to dance, but that never stopped her from moving to the rhythm of life. Just like velvet, she is smooth with her words. She once willed it to conquer a childhood fear.

The girl in velvet; she understood the essence of time. With every passing season, she found a reason to wear it. Choosing colours to suit her mood. Pink was for days she visited the old and dusty bookshop, in search of hidden treasures, and had enough pocket change for peonies. Blush was for those special moments she spent with the one she loved. And black was perfect for any day, to show the strength she possesses despite her fears. Something about embracing life makes her feel very hopeful. She can see her story unfold, after all, she’s dreamt of it a thousand times over. Love remains at the core of what she does. She understands that without passion, there’ll be no spark.

The girl in velvet; she takes her relationships very seriously. Her mother once told her, “relationships are like hand woven blankets, with no two ever the same. But trust remains the thread that pulls it all together into something beautiful”. This stuck with her. And with every friendship, she’s discovered a new side to her. One that can sometimes be full of surprises. The girl in velvet; she lived so she could add more pages to her story.French Connection Bijou Stitch Strappy JumpsuitAutumn/Winter Party Look IdeasFrench Connection Ines Suiting JacketFrench Connection Core Chunky Clasp Link BraceletWhat To Wear To A Christmas PartyFrench Connection Autumn Winter 2017 PiecesIn this post, I am styling pieces from French Connection’s latest collection. As we’re fast approaching Christmas, this is the best time to put together new looks for the busy party season. The first look is something I would wear to a Christmas party. I love how the jumpsuit gives off  a 70s vibe and when paired with the jacket, makes it quite formal. The second look gives off the feeling of a fairytale unfolding in New York. The coat is very Autumn/Winter appropriate, paired with the tulle skirt, it added a lot of character to the outfit. It was put together as a date night look. Some pieces never go out of style, like velvet. It can come in the form of a very chic jumpsuit, a blazer or even an accessory like a choker. It’s one of those fabrics that tend to work really well with other textiles which gives you options when putting together an outfit. You’ll sometimes find velvet pieces which have been designed with other fabrics such as tulle and silk, resulting in a very unique piece. For more velvet style inspiration, take a look at these pieces by French Connection. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it. Let me know which looks you’re going for this season and which pieces never go out of style for you.French Connection Leonie Faux Fur Jacket French Connection Alisa Multi Buckle Ankle BootsFrench Connection Luna Sparkle Midi Skirt What To Wear For A Date NightFrench Connection Reversible Rain MacDate Night Look Ideas For Autumn WinterFrench Connection AW Party Looks Ideas

ONYI – LOOK 1

Ines Suiting Jacket

Bijou Stitch Strappy Jumpsuit

Fearne Suede Ankle Wrap Heels

Bee Charm Necklace

Core Chunky Clasp Link Bracelet

Dream Multi Rings

Chain Strap Bag

 

ONYI – LOOK 2

Luna Sparkle Midi Skirt

Leonie Faux Fur Jacket

Clee Crepe Light Vest Top

Alisa Multi Buckle Ankle Boots

 

CRAIG

Leather Chelsea Boots

Reversible Rain Mac

Rebound Stretch Extra Skinny Jeans

Cotton Wool Mixed Stitch Jumper

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November 6, 2017
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