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12 November 2015

a bit of sparkle!

I feel in need of a little sparkle in my life at the moment! I have a couple of nights out on the agenda but they don't require getting really dressed up.......yet I always welcome the opportunity to go a bit glam. I'd been umming and ahhing over this Rock & Religion sweatshirt from ASOS that I featured a few posts back (here) so I eventually took the plunge and ordered it!


So glad I did! It's actually a lot lovelier in real life as you can't really see the silver/black pattern in the sequins in the picture above. 


I have a few ideas for styling it over the coming weeks but this is how I wore it last night for a Jo Malone Mistletoe and Mischief event followed by dinner with my bestie!



Zara coat, current here
Rock & Religion sweatshirt, current here
Zara skirt, current here
Topshop Bardot boots, current here
Balenciaga bag, ancient, similar here

I'm off to a soiree with neighbours tonight so I'm going to wear the sweatshirt again with skinnies and heels! Really getting into the Christmas spirit now......though I'm not one for donning a full-on Christmas sweater. However this will be perfect for the big day as we are off to one of our favourite restaurant for lunch which is going to be a very relaxed affair but with a bit of sparkle I will still feel that I've made an effort. The beauty of this sweatshirt is that is I can dress it up with a pleather pencil skirt and some cage sandals but it looks just as good with a pair of skinnies and hi-tops for a daytime look.....I am all about getting maximum usage out of my clothing these days! Will you be succumbing to a Christmas sweater this year or will you be going for a bit of glitz instead?!

The usual outfit round-up....


Topshop coat, past season similar here
Topshop shirt, current here
Topshop Jamie jeans, here
Converse hi-tops, here
Furla bag, ancient


Topshop coat, past season similar here
Uniqlo Breton top, current here
Jack Wills denim skirt, past season similar here
Topshop Bardot boots, current here


Pull & Bear cardigan, curent here
Gap Merino v-neck sweater, past season similar here
Zara Army trousers, past season similar here
Converse, here

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend.....I have a rare opportunity to wear a frock this Saturday for a 50th birthday party which I'm really forward too!

Back soon!

p.s I've had a couple of comments on Instagram to say that the sweatshirt is now sold out on ASOS, there are still some size 8's and 10's left on Amazon here!

24 comments:

  1. You always look so fab Michelle - so natural and comfortable in your clothes!! xx

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    1. Why thank you Joanna....what a lovely thing to say! xx

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  2. Loving the sparkle Michelle, as you say perfect for dressing up or down!
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. A girl can never have too much sparkle Jane! :0) xx

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  3. I love it. A bit of sparkle is wonderful. I have ordered a full on sequin polo (H&M) which is taking an eternity to arrive. I am hopeful it won't be too OTT. I love your choice and it will be so handy in the weeks to come. H xx

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    1. Oooh! Your sparkle sounds lovely Helen, look forward to seeing you rockin' it! xx

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  4. Love this Sequin sweatshirt Michelle and your ideas to dress it up or down! Post pics of your party frock please ;) Enjoy, Sue xx

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    1. Thank you Sue....don't worry there will be a blog post featuring the party dress! :0) xx

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  5. Love.It Michelle, looks great.I love Asos for different brands. Everybody is sparkling apart from me! Look forward to seeing your dress tomorrow xx

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    1. Thanks Tracey! ASOS is full of fab little finds isn't it! You'll find your perfect sparkles.....I am certain of that! I am sooo looking forward to getting my glam on! xx

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  6. Wow, I love it! I've been looking for something similar, but I'd like gold with cream fabric. I saw one on pinterest, and I've been a bit obsessed ever since! Enjoy your parties, can't wait to see your dress! xx

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    1. Ahh thanks Becky! I'm not good with dressy stuff....I'm always attracted to it but I just don't get the occasions to wear it so this is perfect! xx

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  7. Love the sweatshirt! Sparkly, but not glitzy?! But I love your outfit round up even more....you seem to have so many different looks, which all look amazing. Quite a feat to pull off I say. I find it hard to ever get out of my jeans! Today was the first day cold enough to actually wear tights, but I was overheating after my run all day, so jeans won out again...I will do better! Xx

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    1. I love a bit of full on glitz but in all honesty I just don't have the lifestyle for it so the sweatshirt is the perfect medium! Dressy but not full on...in yer face blingy! I have had a real mixture of outfits this week haven't I?! All so different, I think down to the fact it's still been so mild!! I've been trying to escape the jeans a bit in the skirts and army trews! xx

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  8. Suddenly feeling the need for a little sparkle in my wardrobe too Michelle!....Love that sweatshirt, its the perfect mix of dressed up/down, Hi/Low or whatever you want to call it! You always look so good in everything you put together, and really use all of your wardrobe to the max, plus you seem to make it all look so effortless too....Fab inspiration!
    Helen xx

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    1. This little bit of sparkle really does hit the spot for me as I don't really have any formal *do's* this Christmas...this straddles the kinds of events I get invited to perfectly so I am well chuffed with my sweatshirt! Thank you for the lovely compliment Helen xx

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  9. I can see why you love the sparkle sweater Michelle, it's gorgeous and uber classy xx

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    1. Thank you Donna...this bit of sparkle is right up my street! xx

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  10. I think it's earning its keep already isn't it that lovely sweatshirt!?

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    1. It most certainly is Sue! I think it's next outing will be a trip to the Christmas markets in Bath.....I will be really bundled up but it will be nice to shed the layers in an Apres Ski bar to sink a mulled wine or 2! ;0) xx

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  11. Oh my goodness, I love that sweatshirt. And also, how you plan to style it. As always, late to the party (major catching up on my blog reading!) but will keep an eye on Asos just in case!

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    1. Why thank you Helen! I reckon every wardrobe needs one of these....a perfect in-betweener, taking you from day into evening with just a change of accessories! xx

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