With Christmas just a handful of weeks away (!!) and an ever-bulging diary, it’s the time of year where we feel like we need to be in multiple places at once. Catch ups with family, Christmas soirées, festive events…it’s no wonder they call it ‘party season’, right?
I don’t know about you, but I often don’t have time to go home and plan a whole new outfit in between being out and about during the day and scooting off to wherever the night is taking me. I’ve not got the greatest track record with the whole “day-to-night” thing when it comes to fashion, either. Throwing on a party dress at 6am SOUNDS amazing and very girls just wanna have fun on the face of it, but it’s more likely that the guy in Starbucks will think I’m nuts / still out from the night before as he eyes me suspiciously and takes my order.
So, what’s a gal to do?
When the team at St Enoch challenged me to show you guys how I take my seasonal style from daytime to dancing time, it gave me the perfect opportunity to finally up my game and think about how to do this realistically. And friends, I think I’ve cracked it: it’s all about having one versatile piece! Something you can comfortably wear during the day and then dress up after dark (ooh, la la!). So, in other words, not turning up in layers and layers of tulle for meetings all day then? Well, maybe not EVERY day…
Luckily, when it came to finding this elusive multi-functional piece, St Enoch had me covered with their range of stores.
When I laid eyes on this black skirt by ONLY at Debenhams at St Enoch, it seemed to scream princess at me. Longer than a midi, yet shorter than a maxi skirt, floating out in all the right places and generally looking like something a Disney character might wear, I immediately dubbed it a “princess skirt” (there’s probably is a proper name for it, but let’s just go with it…).
This is exactly the kind of item that can be dressed down or jazzed up, and I couldn’t wait to take it on a test drive.
Look 1: Daytime
For a relaxed weekend look, I wanted to show off how great this skirt looks with simple pieces. I layered it with a Topshop shearling denim jacket, a pink tee by NINE by Savannah Miller at Debenhams and a hat from H&M (all at St Enoch). I’m also wearing my Cambridge Satchel Company neon satchel, Sugar and Vice key necklace and Primark sneakers.
Cute accessories are my favourite way to add a pop of colour to a black skirt AND keep warm on chilly days, and I couldn’t resist picking up these adorable pink gloves from H&M at St Enoch. They make me smile instantly when I look at them, which to me is what fashion should always be about.
It was the kind of easy-breezy Sunday outfit that was made for brunch and shopping – which is exactly what we did that day!
Photo from my Instagram
After a mooch around Merchant City and spying the finishing touches being put on the Christmas Market, we hopped over to Wilson Street Pantry for some food. Sourdough toast, poached eggs and avocado with lemon and smoked salt made for a dreamy brunch indeed.
We spent the rest of the afternoon shopping and making the most of being outside in the short bursts of sunshine. But, how do I plan to style up this swishy princess skirt for night time? Stay tuned to find out in part two…
Here’s to Sunday sunshine and poached eggs fit for a princess!
With thanks to St Enoch