With New Years night coming up i've had my eye out for a cute party dress. But unfortunatly after christmas, like most, i'm pretty broke!..So heres a few beauties I have found that won't break the bank :)
1. H&M blue strapless dress (also in black) $39.95/€24.95
2. Topshop one shoulder embellished dress (also in white) €44/£40
V Magazine will dedicate their January 2010 issue to plus-size models(hate that term!).
The Chanel designer, Karl Lagerfeld, photographed the plus-sized models although in the past saying things such as: “These are fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television, saying that thin models are ugly”
The issue will include models such as Crystal Renn(below), Amy Lemons and Ashley Graham who will appear clothed and nude.
This may be a step forward for healthier sized models but I personally believe that it is just to generate publicity and thus increase readership.
Layering is an important trend in any season, but it’s particularly strong right now with the chilly weather well upon us. It’s the perfect way to make your outfit unique and it allows great versatility in dressing.
For me there are 3 key items that i use when layering;
-tights worn under shorts, skirts or dresses will keep you cosy and can totally transform an outfit. From opaque to patterned, tights are in. Delicate lace tights are a great way to add some edge to a black dress or skirt.
-summer tops can get more use in the winter by simply adding plenty of layers.Try one under a deep V-neck top or a slouchy vest over a cute blouse then top off with a blazer.
-scarves are a little obsession of mine of late, my favourites being big chunky knits in bright colours. Its a simple way of updating a classic mac coat while still looking sophisticated.
Dunnes clothing is very reasonably priced, good quality and i must say i was very impressed with their range of going out clothes when i popped in there at the weekend. I bought a black skirt with studding on the waistband (shown below) and a very cute floral bow back dress which was €15!