I'm always glad when the sequins start to disappear from the shelves, they were always a cop-out, albeit a fun one for December.
"What'll I fucking wear!!?
"Dunno, something festive, just grab a sparkly dress and call a taxi."
Suddenly we have to put a bit more effort into what we're wearing and therein lies the fun. As a theme I'm thinking folk, a lot of patterned knits (loose, to hide my newly acquired beer belly) and slouchy hats, but nothing in red. I'm going mad for military as well, and if you whack it all on together, the cardies, the long, long scarves, the hats and a smart double breasted coat or well cut jacket, it looks quite wintery, but not in a Christmassy way.
I was in lust with the Fusion Blazer, €102 from Monsoon until they decided to keep up their policy of ripping off Irish customers.
Now I've found real love with the beautifully detailed vintage dark green Loden Jacket a mere €24.90 from Austrian Vintage specialists Bows & Bandits