Sunday, 14 December 2008

Dress a blogger for Hanukkah, Christmas, Happy Holiday

Upon my word it is mighty cold and dark in the UK! After 10 days of sunshine and Christmas carols in the supermarket wearing basic attire of havianas, white shorts and a variety of tops (none of which were spaghetti tops or vests - more on this subject in a post to come!) it is indeed a proper Christmas feel now. Although I surprised myself at how easily I could embrace a Christmas of rum punch and flying fish rather than sherry and mince pies.

Still back to the dressing a fellow blogger. I noted an almost request from the super Hammie. If you haven't read her blog then do - I'm torn between Hammie and Sister Wolf being the mother I'd choose!

Once again the budget is £200 and this time I'm taking inspiration from the magic of this time of year to create Hammie the perfect glamorous fairy godmother! The point is for Hammie to walk into a room and light it up not just with her own aura but because she is bedecked in gorgeous fabric and lots of costume jewellery bling. The dress is from a shop I rarely visit but it does produce a great selection of dresses and look hard and you'll find a reasonable priced dress delivering grown up glam.

All the items are available on-line and best of all most of these items will be discounted heavily with varying store or on-line offers with VAT reduced and 25% off offers.

Taffeta Wrap Dress £132.12 Coast
Lace overlay shoe £20 New Look
Jet stretch bracelet £11.74 Oasis
Sparkle flower ring £11.74 Oasis
Crystal Shaker bracelet £13.70 Monsoon Accessorize
Elaborate Gothic necklace £15.65 Monsoon Accessorize

Wear both the bracelets together for maximum effect and leave ears bare with all the other bling to show off - just add red lipstick, some perfume and voila!


  1. So nice to have you back Kate! Can't wait to hear about your travels. This, I think, is my fave "Dress a Blogger" post yet. I think Hammie would be a vision in that dress. It's just bold enough to suit her vibrant personality. And to highlight her inner sparkliness!

  2. Welcome back, Kate. :D

    That's a perfect outfit for Hammie! I think the bracelets are my favorite elements of the look.

  3. I missed you!!!! So glad your back. Perfect holiday wear for Hammie. I love all the glamor at a great price and it all seems easy to wear.

  4. Welcome back!! Love the outfit, and she would look lovely in this beautiful dress!

  5. Glad you're back, dear.

    I just love this outfit for Hammie!!!!
    I think she would look gourgeous with it, the details of the jewleary make all the difference.

    I love these posts!


  6. Wow! I'm so excited to have my own post and I LOVE IT!
    The wrap style is very emboobening for me, and the color is the same as my favourite Armani suit that says "Shut up and listen to me"

    Very excited indeed about the bling. I think I would have to book a night at the Shelbourne and check in early to get ready properly, without small people dragging at all the pretties. But wow! how empoweringly shiny.

    Oh I will be checking out Coast very soon. And Hey, Boyzone are gonna be on The Late Late show this Friday to judge "Celebs on Ice" and if our guy wins I get to accept the cheque for Irish Autism; FROM The Boyz!!

    Now what about my Hair? Why am I imagining a bit of a hive?

    Thankyou Makey Do, Happy Holidays!

  7. I'm so jealous of your lovely vacation!

  8. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  9. Those accessories are to die for! Love them!


  10. I'm picturing Hammie in that ensemble right now, and she looks Hot!

    PS. Happy to see you Kate!

  11. Yay, you're back - and with a very stylish post to boot. Super cool. xx

  12. happy to see you back! great oufit and style... if it's any consolation, it's dark and cold here in Barcelona too...

  13. Hi there-welcome back my dear, it sounds like you had a wonderfully, warm, delicious time! This outfit is lovely too, the cut and style of that dress is so timeless and classic.

  14. Oh, how I'd love to see Hammie decked out in this fabulous finery! She'd be an absolute vision.

  15. those jewel pieces will sure finish any outfit.

  16. They are all so pretty.. make me smile.

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