Blogger Kat Sharman of 'Kat That Got The Cream' shows us her Laura Ashley party picksâ€¦ read more
Every year there are always great Christmas party clothes on sale for both adults and kids and itâ€™s very tempting to go for the most fantastic, spangley dress for both yourself and your little one â€“ after all, this is a time for celebration.Â But when Iâ€™ve done this in the past, I find that I donâ€™t have occasion to wear the outfit as often as Iâ€™d like to and it can end up languishing in the wardrobe unworn. The same is true for my daughter because a beautiful party dress seems too good for everyday.
So this year Iâ€™m looking for an outfit that can look equally as fabulous at a party as it would on a trip to the park or playgroup. Not only can my daughter and I enjoy wearing the clothes more but it certainly decreases the cost-per-wear factor, which means Iâ€™ve got value for money too.
I chose this Carnation tunic dress for myself because the darker colour palette can easily be made to look formal and dressy, especially with tights and some sparkly accessories. However, I know I could easily dress it down with a long-sleeved coloured top underneath plus leggings and boots/trainers. I could also see myself wearing it with sandals next summer or even to a wedding with a pretty wrap/cardigan.
Likewise, each piece of my daughter Florenceâ€™s outfit could be mixed and matched with her other clothes for everyday wear. A tutu skirt always has the â€˜wowâ€™ factor and this is exactly the word she used (repeatedly) when I put her in it. But I think this skirt would also look cute with a jumper and wellies and when it eventually gets a little tired looking we can still use it for playing dress-up as a ballerina or fairy. The leggings are eternally useful as is the comfy top, which has pretty buttons to add a bit of sparkly decoration.
There you have it: two gorgeous party looks; lots and lots of everyday outfits.
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