I knew it would be a long day involving a certain amount of walking between Kings Cross, the underground and the venue. I also knew there would be some time standing, eating and chatting so I started with the footwear upwards.
I don't feel dressed in flats so wore black suede ankle boots, worn so often over the past three winters. They are smart and comfortable and did the trick.
Working upwards... I wanted to wear some rather fabulous tights I had been sent from UK Tights. Black opaques, they look plain from the front, but they have crystals running up the centre of the back and I absolutely love them. They are as robust as ordinary opaques and are perfect for the party season.
When choosing my dress, I knew it needed to look pristine all day, not crease en-route and be comfortable. This dress from Kaliko last winter has been excellent and is simple enough to let the tights do the talking. I added a very sparkly pendant (yet another purchase when I was buying stock for my boutique) and earrings and a beautiful black freshwater pearl ring. The ring is utterly beautiful and has an almost iridescent appearance, reflecting the colours around it.
Love Liz x
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Black dress, Kaliko, AW14
*Aristoc Swarovski Back Seam Tights, £34.99, UK Tights
Black suede ankle boots, Clarks AW13
*Black freshwater and cubic zirconia adjustable silver ring, Eternal Collection £60