H&M:NURIA VAL’S ULTIMATE GIFT GUIDE

What the Spanish <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> maven, creative force and world-traveler wants in her holiday stockings.
The holidays are creeping closer and model-turned-creative director Nuria Val is busy decorating her awe-inspiring Barcelona apartment and finding the perfect presents for her loved ones. To help you get ready for the celebrations, Nuria guides you through the best of the best from H&M and H&M Home – either to give to someone else or, even better, to yourself.

1. FOR EVENINGS OUT
“This is the perfect <span class=”woR”>blouse</span><span class=”woD”>A blouse is a loose-fitting upper garment that was formerly worn by workmen, peasants, artists, women and children.[1] It is typically gathered at the waist or hips (by a waistband or belt) so that it hangs loosely (“blouses”[2]) over the wearer’s body.</span> to wear to any dinner party! I love its deep and rich color and that it’s both so elegant and so comfortable. It’s a great gift this time of year to wear at all events with family and friends.”

2. FOR EVENINGS IN
“There’s not much to say about this present – this blanket is perfect for movie nights at home with popcorn and cuddling up on the sofa. It matches the color scheme of my house perfectly too.”

3. FOR YOUR HOME
“I love the <span class=”woR”>vintage</span><span class=”woD”>Vintage, in winemaking, is the process of picking grapes and creating the finished product (see Harvest (wine)). A vintage wine is one made from grapes that were all, or primarily, grown and harvested in a single specified year.</span> feel of this H&M Home vase. It’s perfect for any type of flowers, but especially for my favorite mix of different shades of red.”

4. FOR ALL THE TIME
“I love scented candles and this one gives an amazing warm feeling at home. I really enjoy lighting up the table with candles during dinner and this winter I’m into a lemongrass scent.”

5. FOR YOUR MEMORIES
“As a photography lover I have frames all over my place, but I need more and it’s actually a great present for me since I love to print photos.”

6. FOR SEEING YOURSELF
“I love small wooden pieces, this one is a beautiful mirror that I place on top of the chest of drawers in my bedroom.”
NURIA ON…

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS
“It’s spent with my family! We rent a house in the mountains, and since I have a huge family – we need a huge house. We spend the day and night there and end up dancing and playing games with my little cousins.”

THE MOST MEMORABLE GIFT
“I’m so fascinated by astrology, and my favorite gift came last year when my boyfriend gave me a telescope. But there was a catch! The telescope wasn’t put together and instead I had to follow a lot of funny instructions to find the seven different pieces hidden around the house, our car, and in other places in Barcelona. It was really fun – and I love my telescope!”

GIVING OR RECEIVING PRESENTS
“Giving! I get very shy when I open a present because everyone is looking at me! I prefer to give presents, especially the ones I know will be the hits of the year!”

NURIA’S FAVORITE…

CHRISTMAS MOVIE… Home Alone

CHRISTMAS SONG… A Frank Sinatra classic: Silent Night

CHRISTMAS FOOD… Baked fish with sliced potatoes and onions

CHRISTMAS TRADITION… We put a shoe under the Christmas tree, so in the morning we find it filled with our favorite candies. I don’t like candy so I usually get a bag of cashews instead!

source:
https://www2.hm.com/en_us/life/fashion/editors-picks/nuria-val-s-ultimate-gift-guide.html

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MISSGUIDED:office christmas party looks for the cool girl

It’s officially party season, which means your work Christmas party is just around the corner. Not sure what to do or what to wear? Rule 101: don’t shag your boss. Second, find a fire outfit to make sure you’re more lit than a Christmas tree. We’ve rounded up this quick guide to save you from those “I have nothing to wear” for the office Christmas party mini breakdowns.
Office to bar
Let’s face it, just because we’re not Bey doesn’t mean we can’t pull off a fire mini <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span>. When your office Christmas party is all about the drinks, get yourself a figure-hugging dress if you want to show off your curves. After all, this is your chance before all the Christmas food and binge-eating commences over the Christmas period. Opt for a Bardot <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> to keep things classic or choose a blazer dress to add an extra edge without over-revealing. These sort of dresses are a sure fire way to suit wherever the night takes you: Consider them good dresses to make bad stories in.
Desk drinking before heading to town? Step away from the emails…Anything you send now will be like a drunk text but 100% worse. You can avoid a f*ckboy… Colleagues, not so much.
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The free bar
If you have one of those work <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,[7][8] observed most commonly on December 25[4][9][10] as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span> dos where it’s a free bar and you just know you’re going to end up a little (or a lot) worse for wear, then this is the outfit for you. Stay clear of playsuits and jumpsuits that will only end up testing your patience when you’ve officially broken the seal and, let’s be honest, there’s nothing worse than having to completely strip off every time you need a wee. Plus, there’s only so many times you can ask ‘can you undo my zip for me’ to a random gal waiting in the queue. Co-ords keep things fresh when everyone’s turning up to the party in dresses.
And if you’re one of the lucky ones with a free bar, that guy from accounts that you think is weird, who suddenly looks cute 27 bottles of prosecco in, is not the one hun – run away.
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Black tie event
Got a black tie event? Congrats, babe, someone’s doing well! Don’t dig out your old prom dress or ball gown. You want to look like an absolute boss babe whilst still looking like you’re ready to down shots at the bar with your co-workers. Try the ultimate trend for the party season: It’s all about soft liquid metallics and lashing of sequins. Maxi and midi dresses are often a little more restrictive than a playsuit or mini dress, so don’t feel like you need to keep your hemlines below your knees just because it’s a posh do.
But remember, just because your boss is dancing on the table, doesn’t mean you should! Another rule 101, stick to the actual ground when you want to have a bit of dance off – especially at a black-tie event. You can thank us later.
The plus one
Your boyfriend has invited you to his work’s do. You need to look seriously hot whilst also looking respectable enough to gain some good reputation with his co-workers and bosses. This is the time to add-to-bag a jumpsuit. They give you shape, length and also a bit of integrity in case you end up having a few too many. Vertical striped styles add some height even if you’re perfectly petite. Clash your textures with a faux fur jacket to add more glitz and you’re good to go. It’s really that simple.
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…and one word of warning. If you think karaoke is a genius idea when you’re absolutely smashed: think again, babe. Remember the scene in Bridget Jones when she’s wearing a tinsel crown, a cigarette in her hand and she’s in full-on singing mode, then suddenly Hugh Grant walks in? Don’t be that person. There will be no Hugh Grant casually passing by – only your boss. No one wants the office walk of shame when Monday rolls around.
Eat, drink and be Missguided. You’re welcome, babe.

source:
https://blog.missguided.co.uk/fashion/christmas-party-outfits/

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ASOS:STYLE LESSONS FROM THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is our new Netflix obsession. OK, at first we were shook by how scary it is in comparison to the original 90s version. But then we quickly fell in love with the show’s sinister storyline, intriguing characters, underlying social messages and – of course – its bewitching style. From headbands to gothic lace, ‘Brina and her crew serve up some serious <span class=”woR”>fashion</span><span class=”woD”>Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, body piercing, or furniture. Fashion is a distinctive and often habitual trend in the style in which a person dresses. It is the prevailing styles in behaviour and the newest creations of textile designers.</span> inspo for our winter repertoire. Here are five key trends that will bring the magic to your look, stat.
Hairbands are our new hero
TBF, Sabrina’s hairband should have its own shoutout in the show’s credits as one of the main characters. Whether she’s hanging with her human friends or battling the Weird Sisters at the Academy of the Unseen Arts, her headband is ever-present. If your outfit is giving you more trouble than Batibat the sleep demon, this is one <span class=”woR”>accessories</span><span class=”woD”>A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.</span> that magically pulls it all together. Plus, it gets extra points for banishing a bad hair day, too.
Lace summons the drama
There are lots of lace looks throughout the show to help bring the gothic realness. Our fave is when Sabrina wears her mother’s wedding <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span> to her friend’s Halloween party (and her dark baptism, which she pops to afterwards – as you do). Even though Halloween is over, we might just cast a spell with a similar style at one of our party-season soirees.
A slinky slip dress casts a spell
Although the new version of Sabrina has none of the lols of the Melissa Joan Hart version, it does have some nice 90s fashion moments, like the old show. Take the slip dress ’Brina magically changes into at her dark baptism. While the scene had us on the edge of our seats, we must admit the oh-so-pretty frock did distract us for a sec. We smell another scarily good party option. Make like this street styler and pair it with cosy shearling to beat the chill.
A red coat makes everything better
The show is dark AF – both in its creepy storyline and overall colour scheme. But throughout, Sabrina’s ’fits manage to brighten things up with some fresh autumnal hues. In particular, her red coat cheers up even the most dreary of scenes, giving us a lesson in how outerwear can enliven our cold-weather lives. We’ll be throwing a cosy scarlet number over everything this season for a frightfully good look.
Hot under the collar
We must confess, the Weird Sisters are our new style icons. Yes, their ‘harrowing’ of Sabrina is pretty evil – but they look so good while they’re doing it. As well as dark lips and up-dos, the evil trio have reintroduced us to the power of the Peter Pan collar – and we’re not sure what we were doing without it. Wear a collar bib under jumpers and dresses already in your wardrobe and, hey presto: a tired looks gets transformed. Magic indeed.

source:
https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2018_12_02-sun/style-lessons-from-the-chilling-adventures-of-sabrina/

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TOPSHOP:7 Of The Most Extraordinary Christmas Markets In Europe

Everyone loves a good <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,[7][8] observed most commonly on December 25[4][9][10] as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span> market and there’s an ever-growing number of new ones popping up each year. So which markets are a must-see? We’re thinking outside the box of Winter Wonderland this year and have selected the seven markets across Europe you need to know about. Keep reading if you want to know where to find a Christmas market for dogs or one that can only be reached by a steep rack railway…
1. Velvet Cave Christmas Market – Valkenburg aan de Geul, Netherlands
The Valkenburg Velvet caves in southern Netherlands are a popular tourist attraction all year round, but at Christmas they get extra special as the network of underground passageways is transformed into a magical market complete with food stalls, gift shops and sparkling lights.
2. Mt Pilatus Christmas Markets – Switzerland
The highest Christmas market in the whole of Europe can be found at 200m above sea level in Switzerland. The journey there is already pretty exciting as you have to take the world’s steepest cogwheel railway to even make it up. Expect spectacular mountain views and make the return journey by sled, air-board or snow-bike for added excitement.
3. Floating Christmas Market – Vilshofen, Germany
A Christmas market on a boat? If that sounds like your cup of tea, head to Germany to discover beautiful handicrafts, mulled wine and toasted almonds while you admire the light reflections in the sparkling waters of the Danube river.
4. The Red Square – Moscow, Russia
Located right next to the majestic St. Basil’s Basilica, the Red Square’s famous market is definitely among the most scenic. Plus, it’s open until January meaning you can extend the holiday spirit for a little while longer.
5. ‘Christmas Avenue’ LGBTQ Christmas Market – Cologne, Germany
The LGBTQ+ Christmas market “Heavenue” in Cologne is basically a festive version of Pride and merges traditional elements of Christmas with a full-on party including live performances and music acts.
6. Sirius Christmas Market for Dogs – Berlin, Germany
Christmas and dogs in one place? This market in Germany makes actual dreams come true. Whether you’re looking to buy a special Christmas treats for your pet or just want to see dogs in cute elf costumes, you’ve come to the right place.
7. Santa Claus Village – Rovaniemi (Lapland), Finland
Can you think of a better place to get into the Christmas spirit than Rovaniemi, the official hometown of Santa Claus? If that doesn’t convince you, you can also actually stay in an igloo-hotel there…

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https://www.topshop.com/blog/2018/12/7-of-the-most-extraordinary-christmas-markets-in-europe

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MISSGUIDED:the december glossary – trends you need on your radar this month

All restraint is now out of the window. The tree is up, we have our festive jumpers on 24/7, we’re eating chocolate for breakfast, and our boss has had to ask us to remove our flashing tinsel earrings on more than one occasion (they’re definitely workwear appropriate, right?). Merry December, babe, <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,[7][8] observed most commonly on December 25[4][9][10] as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span> has arrived. To get your party season <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> on lockdown, we’ve collected some style inspo from our fave #babesofmissguided, to give you some major outfit goals. Here are the top 5 trends to be seen in, check them out below:
Satin
Satin has been a key fabric for all of 2018, and it isn’t going anywhere as we move into autumn. The possibilities are endless with satin. Up your workwear style with a satin shirt and tailored suit combo, to show your office who’s the ultimate girl-boss. Or, if you’re after a more smart-casual vibe, why not throw on a loose satin shirt over jeans for the perfect in between. Got a big night out to go to? Satin can sort you out for that too! Try a satin dress with barely-there heels to look like you’ve got your life together even when you’re on the dancefloor at 3am.
Sequins
If you don’t own something sequinned then you need to catch up babe, because this is THE style to be seen in this Christmas. This look is all about everything from attention-grabbing embellished pieces to more subtle, classy co-ords. Wear a gorgeous sequinned jumpsuit, with barely-there makeup and barely-there shoes. Go plain with the rest of your <span class=”woR”>accessories</span><span class=”woD”>A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.</span> to let the sparkle do the talking. As party season marches on, sequins and metallics are easy statement styles that you’ll be seeing more and more. Turn heads in a fringed, sequin co-ord, for a classic, eye-catching look.
Velvet
Does anything scream luxury like velvet? Invest in that luxe look for less with a velvet playsuit. Drape blazer styles give that “I’ll meet you in the billiard’s room” feel, so wear over a lacy bodysuit to vamp the look up to next level fire. The matching trousers finish off the outfit to perfection, leaving you looking head to toe woah. Want to free the leg? Velvet slip dresses are IN this party season. Wear yours with barely-theres and a matte lip. Or, a velvet blazer playsuit gives a smart but sexy impression that’s sure to turn some heads on your next night out. Feeling expensive but still having money left in your purse for shots? Yasss.
Red
Klaxon alert… There are 3 weeks ’til Christmas (not that we’re counting). That means that party season has officially begun. Take inspo from the most unlikely fashion icon ever, and make sure you’re repping Santa Claus’ favourite hue because if there’s one colour you should definitely be wearing RN it’s red. An LRD (that’s Little Red Dress, FYI) always looks AMAZE on a night out. Slick on a matching red lip to really turn up the heat. Or, go for a more subtle approach and wear a red bodysuit or top with your fave pair of jeans for ultimate cool-girl vibes.
Faux Fur
If you’re all about the outerwear this season (and who isn’t? it is f*cking freezing after all…), then you should definitely add a faux fur coat to your ‘drobe. Faux fur is probably the biggest statement you can make with your outerwear, and it’s sure to look amazing with pretty much anything you throw at it. Black and brown styles are toned-down enough for even the most casual day-time affair. Or, if you’re off out-out this winter, finish off your party dress or statement co-ord with a fab longline faux fur coat. Plus it’ll keep you super warm… Bonus.

source:
https://blog.missguided.co.uk/babezine/fashion-trends-2018/

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ASOS:HOW ASOSERS STYLE PIECES FROM THE MAG

When looking for style inspo, ASOS magazine is one of our first port of calls. Every three months it brings you key pieces for the season ahead, plus the freshest ways to wear them. Of course, it’s always fun to adapt the trends to suit your own personal vibe. That’s what our ASOSers do and here’s how they’re remaking the ‘fits from the Party 18 issue in their own way.
Getting on board with the futuristic trend, Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne wore these space-age <span class=”woR”>trousers</span><span class=”woD”>Trousers (pants in North America and Australia) are an item of clothing worn from the waist to the ankles, covering both legs separately (rather than with cloth extending across both legs as in robes, skirts, and dresses). In the UK the word “pants” generally means underwear and not trousers.[1] Shorts are similar to trousers, but with legs that come down only to around the area of the knee, higher or lower depending on the style of the garment. To distinguish them from shorts, trousers may be called “long trousers” in certain contexts such as school uniform, where tailored shorts may be called “short trousers”, especially in the UK.</span> with a simple white tank top for our cover shoot. It’s not always feasible to flaunt your abs in a crop top (espesh in winter) – but Cultural Marketing Coordinator Bethany shows us how you can wear these trews IRL. A hoodie, chunky trainers and Adidas <span class=”woR”>socks</span><span class=”woD”>A sock is an item of clothing worn on the feet and often covering the ankle and some part of the calf. Some type of shoe or boot is typically worn over socks.</span> give them a sporty spin that works for the weekend. Into it.
checks are huge this season and Jesy little-mixed (lol) a check body with a clashing <span class=”woR”>shirt</span><span class=”woD”>A shirt is a cloth garment for the upper body.</span> for her shoot. The result is one of those shouldn’t-work-but-totally-does looks. For those who prefer a matchy-matchy style, you can get trousers in the same print for a cute co-ord vibe. Video Creative Nierodha pairs hers with a cropped bomber jacket and platform boots. If there was a fifth member of Little Mix, Nierodha could be her.
Jade’s look gives us major inspo for party season – obviously the coat is ah-maz-ing but the cute silver clips and earrings are also v pleasing. Picking out the fluffy pink coat, Social Coordinator Georgia is serving a laid-back look with her Converse and jumpsuit. This one can be adapted for after-work events, too – just add heels.

source:
https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2018_11_30-fri/how-asosers-style-pieces-from-asos-mag/

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BOOHOO:It’s officially party season… Here’s the pieces you’ll need to #doyourthing in

So raise a glass, raise the roof. DANCE LIKE NOBODY IS WATCHING, dance like all eyes are on you. Grab the sequins, then grab some more. Cheers to another year of doing your thing, take a shot to the New Year, same amazing you. Sparkle harder than a Christmas tree, ho ho ho louder than St Nick. It’s party season so do just that, even if it’s in your pj’s. Here’s. To. You. And we’ve got just the thing this party season so that you can
#DOYOURTHING
Sequins
Ok, ok so sequins for <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,[7][8] observed most commonly on December 25[4][9][10] as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span> may not be groundbreaking but they are necessary. It’s officially the season you can dress like a disco ball and hun, embrace it. This season opt for fringed sequinned playsuits a la Kenall Jenner or a sequin bodysuit like Kylie – because can you ever really go wrong taking style tips from the Kardashian/Jenner clan – the answer to that would be a no. Sequin <span class=”woR”>accessories</span><span class=”woD”>A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.</span> are big this season too, go for a sequin clutch for added sparkle, or team a pair of platform heels with some sequin socks. Go live your best disco ballin’ life babes.
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Tailoring
Suit up this season and show them who wears the pants in one of this years biggest silhouettes – the tailored suit. If you’re after an outfit that will look fire in the club but is also comfy enough to pass out in the go for a satin pyjama suit, loved by the likes of RiRi, need we say more. Add a bit of sparkle to your Christmas tailoring and opt for a full sequin <span class=”woR”>suits</span><span class=”woD”>In clothing, a suit is a set of garments made from the same cloth, usually consisting of at least a jacket and trousers. Lounge suits (also known as business suits when sober in colour and style), which originated in Britain as country wear,[1] are the most common style of Western suit.</span>, a sure fire way to stand out on the dance floor. Pair your look with barley there’s and statement accessories for a cool girl party look.
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Velvet
Want to look cool and be comfy at the same time? Obviously, we give you velvet. Once used to make your Nan’s curtains, velvet is THE fabric of the season – and you don’t need to iron it… Bingo! A velvet suit is a must have this season, team with a lace body and statement earring for glam worthy glam. A velvet cami is the perfect look that can be worn a million ways, wear with a statement shoe for an out out look, or team with a tee and boots for day to night thing.
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The Ultimate LBD
Yes, yes you do need one. The LBD, who can live without one? This season update yours and go for velvet. A deep plunge will update an LBD and bring it into the now. For added cool girl points add a belt bag – one of this years hottest accessories, that will also leave your hands free for two drinks win, win. For a more laid back look opt for some patent leather ankle boots and for all out, out out vibes go for an embellished heel.
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Killer Accessories
Finish yourself off this party season… Killer accessories are an absolute must when it comes to taking your party outfit from 0-100 in a few easy steps. This season the 70’s called and platforms are BIG – that’s good news for huns to as they are actually comfortable to wear – comfortable heels who knew? Party socks are here to stay this season too, so keep your toes warm and look cool and slip them on to up your barely there game.

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https://thefix.boohoo.com/story/49919

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MISSGUIDED:the pay day edit

I don’t want to alarm anybody but… It’s basically <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,[7][8] observed most commonly on December 25[4][9][10] as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span>! Yeah, your last paycheck should probably be focused on buying all your Christmas presents. BUT, it’s December, so you need to make sure you have enough outfits to have you covered for all the social events you’re going to be going to over the next few weeks. Hey, the holidays are all about spreading the love, right? And we’re all about loving yourself first. It’s called priorities, babe. Not sure what you should be buying into this month? Let us give you some inspiration, courtesy of our fave celebs, with our ultimate pay day edit.
Sequin Dresses
Sound the klaxons and line up the tequilas, ’cause party season is HERE. We love a sequin <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span> at the best of times, but at Christmas, they’re pretty much compulsory. The more attention-grabbing the better: So, choose from plunging necklines, backless designs, and side-splits for your out-out dress. As long as it’s embellished, sequinned or metallic, you are nailing the festive dress code. There’s no such thing as too much at Christmas – Therefore, team your dress with metallic barely-theres and a sequin clutch. Shine bright.
Gym Leggings
The festive season is all fun and games until it’s January, you’re hungover, cold, skint, and you can’t do up any of your jeans thanks to over-indulging on the roasties at Christmas dinner. Prepare in advance by investing in activewear. Whether you’re actually planning on a “new-year new-me” gym membership, or you just want some pants with an elasticated waist, gym leggings are what you need. Go matchy-matchy with the coordinating gym bra for an outfit that will have you looking like an athlete.
Satin Pyjamas
New pyjamas for Christmas eve are an essential tradition (basically anything that means you can open a present a day early is A-OK with us). Striped, button-down pyjama sets are super sweet and also perfect for chilling out in on Christmas morning. Or, if your Christmas eve has more of an “adult sleepover” kinda vibe, then opt for some new lace lingerie and a sexy satin teddy or cami pyjama set. You’re the only present he should want to unwrap, amirite?
Tailored Jumpsuits
Give your dress the night off ‘cause tailored <span class=”woR”>jumpsuit</span><span class=”woD”>Jumpsuit originally referred to the functional one-piece garments used by parachuters/skydivers, but has come to be used as a common term for any one-piece garment with sleeves and legs.</span> are having a serious moment. This is the perfect look for your office Christmas party – Cause even if you do have a few too many pornstar martinis you don’t have to worry about slipping over in your heels and flashing your knickers to your boss… Phew! Nail two trends at once with a sequinned, tailored jumpsuit. Or, in contrast go for a smart monochrome look that can see you from after work drinks to a full-blown night out. Winner.
Day Dresses
Does anything say Christmas like swanning round your nan’s kitchen with a glass of wine looking fire for absolutely no reason? It’s kind of the rules that you have to get dressed up for Christmas day, even if you’re only seeing your fam, so make sure you’ve started planning your outfit already. Smarten up a casual dress with heels and eye-catching jewellery. Or alternatively, make your out-out dress more family party appropriate by wearing with heeled boots and an oversized jacket.

 

source:
https://blog.missguided.co.uk/babezine/pay-day-top-picks/

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ASOS:STYLISH CITY: MARRAKECH

The magic of Morocco is undeniable. From the shores of Essaouira to the sands of the Sahara, there’s a buffet of destinations ready to cure any bout of wanderlust. The top of your agenda: the chaotic cultural hub of Marrakech. A former imperial city, your senses will come alive with everything from awe-inspiring mosques to medieval medias, picturesque gardens and mouth-watering tagines. So, here’s what to wear, where to stay and what to do when visiting.
Wear this
What to wear while exploring the winding souks and vibrant medinas of the old city? In this cultural playground, it’s considerate to go for something modest to respect local traditions and help you feel more connected to the city’s story. Take full advantage of your stopover in Africa with this zebra-print maxi <span class=”woR”>dress</span><span class=”woD”>A dress (also known as a frock or a gown) is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment).</span> (the subtle <span class=”woR”>skirt</span><span class=”woD”>A skirt is a tube- or cone-shaped garment that hangs from the waist or hips and covers all or part of the legs. The hemline of skirts can vary from micro to floor-length and can vary according to cultural conceptions of modesty and aesthetics as well as the wearer’s personal taste, which can be influenced by such factors as fashion and social context. Most skirts are self-standing garments, but some skirt-looking panels may be part of another garment such as leggings, shorts, and swimsuits.</span> splits are a perfect balance of covered yet breezy). Complement the look with print-clashing <span class=”woR”>accessories</span><span class=”woD”>A fashion accessory is an item used to contribute, in a secondary manner, to the wearer’s outfit, often used to complete an outfit and chosen to specifically complement the wearer’s look.</span> in light dusty tones – let’s take creative licence and dub this colour palette, ‘Sahara sand’. Inspired.
Stay here
For a truly unique accommodation experience, nothing can beat staying in a traditional Moroccan riad. ‘What’s a riad’, you ask? Well, the word is an Arab translation of ‘garden’, but it’s so much more than that. Picture stepping into your own secret courtyard highlighted by a water fountain feature, surrounded by foliage and floored with intricate coloured tiles – all in the centre of your home. Be warned, though, once you step inside, you’re not going to want to leave. But your feed will thank you when you do.
Visit this
You can’t visit Morocco without visiting a medina, or ‘old city’. And if there’s one to tick off your list, it has to be the Medina of Marrakech. It’s the heart of the city and depending whether you choose to visit during the day or night, you’re in for a vastly different experience.

Take the day to get lost in the exotic (and hectic) alleyways of the souks. Expect narrow winding streets lined with stalls selling everything from spices and tea to hand-woven carpets, traditional Moroccan clothing, local sweets and live (and often not-so-alive) animals. Haggling is expected, so go low.

As the sun sets, head to the Jemaa el-Fnaa – the large open square in the centre of the medina. Fall into another world with a buzz of snake charmers, monkey tamers, and henna tattoo artists performing and hustling for the tourists. Beware: if you so much as take a flick, the locals will demand a hot tip. So keep your phone close and your wits closer.

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https://www.asos.com/women/fashion-feed/2018_11_27-tues/stylish-city-marrakech/

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TOPSHOP:5 Beauty, Nail And Hair Trends To Try This Party Season

Party season is the best opportunity to finally try something new when it comes to your beauty look. That’s why we’re offering you two special makeover packages (details here) from our partners House of Lady Muck, Blink brow bar, Blue Tit and Hershesons at Topshop Oxford Circus from 6th – 9th December. To get ready for your appointment and figure out which one to book, we asked the experts in store to talk us through the key trends of the season…

1. The ‘modern classic’ blow dry at Hershesons

In need of an extra special hairdo for Christmas or New Year’s Eve? Hershesons’ ‘modern classic’ blow dry should do the trick. “Sometimes you just want to look on point and this Upper East Side-style blow out hits the mark. It’s sleek, elegant and expensive-looking with a high-gloss finish,” say the experts at our Hershesons salon at Topshop Oxford Circus.

2. The ‘boy brow’ at Blink brow bar

Eyebrows can make or break a beauty look, so make sure to get it right this party season. “A key trend we’re consistently seeing is the ‘boy brow’ – a full, feathery, natural brow where the arch is kept fuller and straighter in shape. It’s about celebrating the brows nature blessed you with and making them look even more beautiful and defined,” is the key advice Blink brow bar shared with us.

3. Wintery bleached pastels at Blue Tit

Stand out against even the greyest of winter days with a new take on pastel hair. The stylists at Blue Tit told us how to do it: “Freehand bleach with a soft apricot toner to keep that cool more grown-out look. <span class=”woR”>style</span><span class=”woD”>Style is a manner of doing or presenting things, especially a fashionable one.</span> two loose Dutch braids with a touch of hairspray and lightly tap over with the straighteners to secure – this leaves the ends loose but helps the braid from unraveling without the use of elastic again to keep that cool understated vibe.”

4. Animal print nails at House of Lady Muck

More is definitely more when it comes to your nails this <span class=”woR”>Christmas</span><span class=”woD”>Christmas or Christmas Day (Old English: Crīstesm?sse, meaning “Christ’s Mass”) is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,[7][8] observed most commonly on December 25[4][9][10] as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.</span>. “We are loving leopard-print nail art at the moment, but not as you know it. Be bold with the classic print and play around with neons, glitters and metallics. It’s such a fun way to brighten up your mani,” says House of Lady Muck founder Laura Southern.

5. Glam everyday hairstyles at Hershesons

Even the everyday needs a touch of glam at Christmastime, so make that extra bit of effort with your hair to elevate your look. Try the flat wave, or Flave, (left) which Hershesons debuted at London Fashion Week. The slept-in, 2-D snaking waves are created with a straightener and lashings of sea salt spray. Or give ‘wavy gravy’ a go (right) – tousled beach babe meets rock ‘n’ roll in the defining hair style of the Noughties, inspired by the iconic Kate Moss and Sienna Miller.

source:
https://www.topshop.com/blog/2018/11/5-beauty-nail-and-hair-trends-to-try-this-party-season

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