Now, full disclosure, I’m going to throw some extra items in at the end of this post that were gifted from New Look for an IGTV series. I had intended to post that as it’s own thing but after trying (and failing) to link some favourites on my stories this morning I realised I’m OG at heart and linking to a blog post is more my wheelhouse!
We’re kicking off with these faux leather trousers because they are AMAZING! Stretchy, thick, comfy (fleece lined) and just all round gorgeous. I have tried on pleather leggings and found them to look cheap and I’ve tried on pleather trousers that weren’t fitted enough and had no give. These are like MAGIC!
All kinds of retro with the velvet number. I love a jumpsuit, the 70s vibe, the colour, everything about that but I’m not sure strapless is for me anymore.
The sparkles on this dress give me that ‘Ariel stepping out of the water at the end of The Little Mermaid’ glow and I am HERE FOR IT. You absolutely cannot see it on film but head over to my insta to see a shimmy for the full glisten. I also felt Kardashian-esque in this style, it made me look at the curves I’m not so fond on (tummy) in a totally different way.
So disappointing! The fabric is gorgeous (a chiffon with velvet black print) but the shape did nothing for me. This kind of sheat relies on you being waif-like to pull it off and it pulls and clings in all the wrong places otherwise
This felt a little more modest compared to the others. More covered, comfy material, nice Christmas colour and ruffles that swish when you move. Generous around the middle too so a good one if you’re eating!
This is glittery but is missing that magical sparkle. Something between the lacklustre.. lustre and the colour was a bit blah for me. The pleats weren’t enough either and the whole things comes off a bit ‘bridesmaid’.
It’s worth noting that the glitter on these skirts gets EVERYWHERE so 1. store inside out and 2. get a taxi or travel in someone elses car to the event. Another sparkle that a picture CANNOT do justice and these come in multiple different colours. The bronze is the most Disney Princess of them all!
‘Pleated Midi Dress’ is the item of the season for New Look! They have so many colours and variations (some with longer sleeves) that there is truly something for everyone and the price point is great. A lovely option for pretty much any Christmas occasion and the waist can be worn slightly higher (empire) for comfort. The dress Emma is wearing here is no longer in stock.
And now I’m on a nobuy for December to save for spending money in New York!! I’d rather thane it to spend in Bloomingdales than fritter it away on MORE Christmas jumpers and decorations 🤣🤣 but it will be tough so expect some “if I could buy I would buy” style posts between now and then 😜