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Velvet and Fur

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I quite like the fact that velvet is back in fashion, although I’m yet to find my perfect piece of velvet attire!

I really like this dress, but the cut out back puts me off because it just makes underwear an issue!

How gorgeous is this body?! I love it, and if I had the figure I think i’d definitely buy it! (Black velvet pinstud body Topshop £38) http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=3962888&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=velvet&pageSize=20

Wear with some highwaisted shorts like these ones for a high impact outfit.

Winter love mini shorts (£77 French Connection) http://www.frenchconnection.com/product/Woman+Collections+Shorts/79NA6/Winter+Love+Mini+Shorts.htm?rand=755220&ccch=gbp

Topshop have some lovely velvet pieces at the moment:

Petite velvet tuck shift dress (£50) (available in tall as well)

http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=3888149&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=velvet&pageSize=20

Velvet heart back prom dress by dress up for Topshop (£55)

For a more subtle nod to the velvet trend try these pretty pink velvet bangles:

Fabric Chain Velvet Bangle Pack

Fabric chain velvet bangle pack (£18.50)  http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=3596419&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=velvet&pageSize=20

This cute velvet bag is great for a night out and comes in a range of colours. Velvet bow chain bag (£25) http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33057&storeId=12556&productId=2648623&langId=-1&categoryId=&searchTerm=velvet&pageSize=20

I don’t think this section would be complete without a set of killer velvet heels!

Strut metal heel platform shoes (£65)

Now onto FUR.

There are so many lovely and cosy faux fur jackets in the shops at the moment so here are just a few of my favourites:

Coco fur £80 from AWear  http://www.awear.com/party-wear/coco-fur/invt/10600964champagne/

Print Mia fur coat £80 (AWear) http://www.awear.com/party-wear/print-mia-fur-coat/invt/10600971print/

How adorable is this?!! ASOS faux fur leopard hooded coat with ears £80 http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Faux-Fur-Leopard-Hooded-Coat-With-Ears/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1723165&SearchQuery=faux%20fur%20coat&Rf-800=-1,100&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Natural

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Camel (Stone ) Animal Print Faux Fur Jacket | 227460817 | New LookAnimal print faux fur jacket. £44.99 New Look

http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/jackets-and-coats/animal-print-faux-fur-jacket_227460817

The bodycon trend

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The word bodycon is enough to get me reaching for my holding-in knickers and rushing to join the nearest gym. Why are many of the nice dresses out there so tight?? I guess they provide a motivation to lose a few pounds, which I’ve been meaning to do anyway. Only working 2 days a week means I find myself sitting on my bum for a lot of the day and I’ve become pretty lazy!

But here we are, these are some of my favourite bodycon dresses:

Halle Bodycon Bandage Dress. Missguided, £29.99

http://www.missguided.co.uk/halle-bodycon-bandage-dress-2

Navy Lace Bodycon Dress. River Island, £32

http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/dresses/bodycon-dresses/navy-lace-bodycon-dress-612119

Sherry Dress in Charcoal, Black and Grey. Motel Rocks, £42

http://www.motelrocks.com/shop/products/Motel-Sherry-Dress-in-Charcoal%2C-Black-and-Grey.html

Pixie Sequin Flame Mesh Dress. Lipsy, £65. Pixie’s range at Lipsy is great, I really recommend it for party pieces like this one.

http://www.lipsy.co.uk/store/pixie/pixie-sequin-flame-mesh-dress/product-is-JD00731_011

House of Dereon Lace Top Mini Dress. Lipsy, £75

From Beyonce’s clothing range, this LBD is simple but the lace detail provides edginess.

http://www.lipsy.co.uk/store/house-of-dereon/house-of-dereon-lace-top-mini-dress/product-is-TP01971_011

Find more of her collection at Selfridges:

http://www.selfridges.com/en/Womenswear/?brandname=HOUSE+OF+DEREON&ic=19516&ppp=min&cm_mmc=PPC-_-Google-_-na-_-house%20of%20dereon&_$ja=kw:house+of+de

At £19.99 this dress is a steal. Get yours now from H&M!

http://www.hm.com/gb/product/95500?article=95500-C

Rosie Ruched Side Bodycon Long Sleeve Dress

Rosie Ruched Side Bodycon Long Sleeve Dress. Boohoo.com £20

http://www.boohoo.com/restofworld/clothing/dresses/icat/dresses/new-in/rosie-ruched-side-bodycon-long-sleeve-dress/invt/azz70631

Getting a bit carried away now, but there are so many to choose from. Basically if you’re looking for lower priced dresses try missguided.com- I’ve ordered a couple of times from here and the dresses are pretty good. H&M is always a winner too.

For those of you looking for something more special, Lipsy is great for party dresses and ASOS has loads of different brands and styles.

Happy shopping!

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