Christmas Party - Outfit Post

Style Theory: My aim...A Christmas party outfit that was comfortable and a little different, involving lots of clashing textures and colours and this was the result. 
Chunky Fur Coat - Topshop £89.99
Dress - H&M £29.99 (available in-store) or similar here
Leopard Print clutch - &Other Stories £19
Shoes - Dune Breanna £89 (via Debenhams)
I tried this dress on in H&M a few months ago and loved the deep teal colour and for £29.99 it was really reasonable. The pink Dune shoes are the nearest I will get to Manolo Blahniks and look elegant on. 

The Topshop faux fur coat is quite grand but I think if I am going to wear faux fur I may as well go for full drama. It is the kind of coat that looks just a good with trainers as is does with an evening dress.
The leopard print clutch from &OtherStories was a great size and I liked the authentic (faux) leopard print fur on it. Leopard print is now in the realms of a neutral, I consider it the same as black when pairing it with outfits so I know I will get plenty of use out of this.

With the husband in the lift...he is not a fan of photos! 

The party was at The Corinthia Hotel, Whitehall, we stayed there too. It was stunning, extremely luxurious and a fabulous location, so central, 2 minutes from Covent Garden, across the river from the London Eye. It has one of the best Spas in London, unfortunately due to our not so good time management and a poorly little son we didn't get a chance to use it...maybe next time! 
Corinthia Hotel, London
Corinthia Hotel, London
Espa Life at Corinthia London
Photos via Pinterest 

With a few more Christmas parties to go to and of course Christmas Day (although it will be not full partywear) I have a few more outfits to put together and will share them with you..

Have you had your Christmas party, what did you wear? Are you a fan of clashing up your outfits? I would love to hear your ideas, thoughts and comments, until next time Frances x

21 comments:

  1. Stunning! There's no way I could pull this off, but it looks a million dollars on you. V jealous of your hotel too, looks like an amazing venue. Can't wait to see your next party outfit!

    Becky x

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    1. Thanks so much Becky and you could most definitely pull this look off! The hotel was a real treat, just wished we could have spent a little more time there!

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  2. You look gorgeous Frances! Love the mix up of colour and texture....it's genius! xx

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  3. Love the teal and the pink colour clash. I tried on your dress the other day but sadly it does not look as good on me. And I am so in love with your shoes - I just wish they were an inch lower as I'm on the hunt for party shoes - don't need them - just want them - you know how it is!

    The hotel looks like a beautiful place for a party and you have dressed perfectly for it.

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    1. Love a bit of a colour clash, completely agree re: the shoes..an inch lower would be perfect by the end of the night my feet were sore..nearly changed into my trainers but managed to stick it out! xx

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  4. What a stunning look - and one that I think only you could wear successfully! Those shoes are amazing x

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  5. Oh you look stunning, those dune shoes are amazing. I also adore your lace dress, just a fabulous outfit. Lovely to see Mr SchoolRunStyle looking very daper in his black tie . My brother and sister in law stayed at that hotel last December for his work party and are returning next weekend, they said it was truly luxurious!! x

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    1. Thanks AnneMarie and R will be super chuffed he has received a compliment! It was a pretty luxurious hotel, definitely need to go back, your lucky brother and SIL! xxxx

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  6. You look fabulous! Lisax

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  7. You look gorgeous Frances. I always love how you put your looks together. Looking forward to your other Xmas looks xx

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  8. So elegant and so stunning Frances

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  9. Your outfit is so perfect dear and the accessories you have matched with it are also looking great. This week I am also attending an event at best SF event venues and thinking to try out your outfit idea.

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