Festive Frock

The month of December brings with it an assortment of festive celebrations and activities and putting together an outfit that allows for the colder weather while still adding that something special might be quite the challenge. You always tend to play it safe for staff parties and after work commitments to celebrate this time of year and stick to the staple black dress that's hanging in your wardrobe that doesn't quite provide the excitement you deserve.

A cropped pair of trousers that provide the right fit can change all that. I paired these Topshop beauties with a mustard tank and a sleeveless blazer and found these stunning feathered sandals to top it all off. (Side note - TCR suggests throwing on a coat over your ensemble to ensure that no seasonal sniffles ensue!) The perfect combination of smart and comfort in an outfit with little touches to make it that extra bit special! 

Shoes, tank, trousers, blazer - all by Topshop

Pssst! 15% off this weekend from Topshop Malta and Topman Malta for anyone already subscribed or subscribing to their database. Last-minute party outfits and gifts sorted!

N x

 

 

Cheap

Parka and belt by Zara, T-shirt by Cheap Monday, jeans by River Island, boots by Alexander McQueen

I bought this parka as a birthday present to myself; the boots, on the other hand, were a Christmas present from me to me. All this to say that I've based this outfit around this new concept of self-gifting I've initiated at the end of 2013. Then again, if you had to calculate the need vs want percentage of this whole sartorial construct, I'd count the jeans among the more practical purchases, and the rest as frivolity finds – ranging from "I can't live without you" to "I need nice things to party in that I won't miss if they get ruined". It's unhealthy, it needs to stop and I've also seen this really nice shearling jacket that would go well with most of my wardrobe.

Sandro x

On Present Giving, and Receiving

The following is a gift guide for you to use wisely. You can use it when buying a gift for your loved ones, or you could pass it on to anyone who has no clue what to buy you this year (subtle hints are so passé anyway, right?!) We’ve put together a few of our favorite things (*hint hint*) for him and for her from our new favorite Baystreet venue IQ. The items have been carefully selected to suit different tastes ad different budgets, so have a look-see and make merry!

For Her

By Maison-Scotch:

  • Brushed fur-print coat        €199.95
  • Pony hair belt                    €24.96
  • Star-print beanie                €29.95
  • Sequin collar                      €35.95
  • Scarf                                  €49.95
  • Blush bomber jacket          €169.95

By Alternative:

  • Striped tank                       €43.00

For Him

By Ben Sherman:

  • Checkered pea-coat           €119.00
  • Bow-tie                               €53.12
  • Paisley bomber                   €139
  • Leather driving gloves         €68.99
  • Leather wallet                     €74.00
  • Contrast-band hat               €68.99

By Scotch & Soda:

  • Set of boxers                      €29.95
  • Polka dot braces                €19.95
  • Tartan shirt                         €72.95
  • Paisley trousers                  €89.95
  • Black tie with white spots   €29.95

Onward and upwards,

CNS X