Velvet is so perfect for this time of year, especially dresses.

I wore the below dress by Monki while I celebrated NYE in The North Cotswolds.

I wasn’t going anywhere fancy but I still wanted to look nice. So I took this cute velvet dress, and dressed it down with trainers by Vans and a choker because I can’t live without chokers!

If I don’t wear a choker I wear a fancy necklace to dress up more casual outfits, but I just wanted something cool to accessorise this look instead.

My eye make up is by NYX; buy the Eyeshadow here (it’s an amazing Pallet on offer) and the Eyeliner below in the shopping widget. My lipstick is Bourjois Liquid Lipstick also below.

The North Cotswolds is such a lovely place to be at any time of year but very photogenic in the Winter. I grew up here and did not appreciate it like I do now. It’s a very welcome break from London these days.

If you haven’t been I would recommend Lucy’s Tearoom in Stow on the Wold for lunch and The Wild Rabbit in Kingham for dinner or drinks, and for food / house hold shopping you HAVE to go to Daylesford. 

Let me know if you buy any of the below; I love to see people being inspired by my posts! You can comment on here or on my instagram. 

Make up here:



Dresses here:

Chokers here: