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  • Writer's pictureRachael Clifton

Suited and Sparkly

Suit - Archive by Alexa (season one) @ M&S

Vest - Vintage (My Mama's)

Scarf - ASOS

Bag - c/o The cambridge Satchel company

Shoes - Gucci

So I'm REALLY into suits right now. Checked ones, velvet ones, floral ones - you name it i'll be in a fitting room somewhere test running said two piece. Queue me being obsessed with the new season Archive by Alexa velvet suit, however at £130 for the full set and with such a short life span (see my recent velvet post) I very reluctantly showed some self restraint and didn't make the purchase. THEN I remembered about my Archive by Alexa (round one) culotte suit of dreams that is a lot more versatile fabric wise and actually, could definitely just be jazzed up with a little lurex and venture out this festive season. So with the jacket buttons being gold I opted for this vintage gold lurex cami that used to be my Mama's back in the day, along with my ASOS skinny lurex scarf (just to keep the heat in y'know...) and the dreamiest of bags - my Cambridge Satchel Company starry eyed surprise for a subtle seasonal nod (in the month of December I don't think any outfit manages to escape some form of festive sparkly element). With the addition of the beret I feel a bit like an eccentric artist donning their festive Sunday best, like I'm going to whip out a paint brush and palette at any moment and shimmy on down to some Slade, but hey I'm ok with that. So if you fancy a change from the classic glitzy/velvet mini this festive season, get suited and booted (or loafered) for an alternative festive-inspired ensemble.



P.s. Excellent arty AF photography skillz by my bf Elliott Revell


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