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December 2015

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SHOES FOR THE PARTY SEASON

December 14, 2015

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The slew of Christmas and New Year’s parties you’ll have to attend this season will likely require you to do a little shopping. And of course, in addition to adding a few dresses and accessories to your wardrobe, you’re going to need a few new pairs of shoes for your collection. Here is a little guide to shoe buying over the festive season…

First, invest in a new pair of heels. Even if you’re not a fan of high heels, formal holiday parities deem them a season necessity. She Knows created a list of the top 10 heel styles that are expected to be the most popular this season. Among the collection is a stunning pair of peep-toe pumps, a pair of “shooties” (part boot, part shoe), and some classic Mary Janes. Not surprisingly, red was a popular color, but other hues and patterns, such as blue suede, leopard print, and glittery metallics presented equally attractive options. Thankfully, most pairs on the list are pretty budget friendly, so a second pair isn’t out of the question!

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Secondly, you should find a pair of ballet flats because all of that dancing can take its toll on your toes. Festive colors like red and green make them perfect for the holidays, and they’re versatile enough to complete dozens of outfits during the season and long after it ends. Pair them with dresses, pants, or skirts, and they’ll always look great. Better still, they’re easy to fold up into a average-sized purse and pull out anytime you’ve had enough of your uncomfortable heels. Check out the compilation of flats from Vogue to see some of the season’s most popular styles.

Finally, find yourself a pair of over-the-knee boots. They might be a little out of place during a family dinner, but they’ll make an amazing addition to a hot New Year’s Eve outfit, or during a night out revisiting with old friends from school. If you take a look at the different designer shoe offerings on Lyst, you can how most of the top names in the industry are sticking to either brown suede, or different black fabrics. Brown might have been a good choice a few months ago, as it’s a popular color for Autumn. However, at this point in the season, you’ll probably get a lot more use out of a solid black pair.

After shopping for others all season, you deserve a few goodies for yourself. Plus, finding a few amazing party shoes is a surefire way to put yourself in the holiday spirit.

Happy shopping!

Fashion & Beauty

GIVEAWAY | WIN YOUR FAVOURITE GLASSES OR SUNGLASSES FROM POLETTE EYEWEAR

December 5, 2015

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Let’s face it, sunglasses do more than just provide shade from the sunshine at summertime. They also come in particularly handy during the Xmas period, when late night dancing and one too many Glühweins is inevitably followed by an early morning brunch.

I for one am a huge fan of the fact that you can have your eyes completely shut behind your shades and still give the appearance of being bright eyed, bushy tailed and interested. Just kidding :p

ledbylucy-sunglassesLedByLucy-OOTD-SunglassesFor a little treat I have teamed up with the team at Polette to offer you the chance to win the pair of sunglasses, fashion frames or prescription frames of your choice.

Above I am wearing the Elektra in black from the collection. I picked them because I love the Audrey Hepburn style over-sized shades, but the gold trim gives them a modern twist.
How to Enter
Ts &Cs
  • Worldwide entries are welcome
  • The winner will be picked with a Random Name Picker tool
  • Only one entry per person
  • The winner will be announced on the 10th January, 2016
  • The winner will receive an Instagram/Twitter direct message notifying them of the good news
Best of luck and have fun picking your favourites! Lucy x
Fashion & Beauty, Travel & Places

OOTD IN PRAGUE’S OLD TOWN

December 3, 2015

LedByLucy-EmilyandFinn-Blog-Fashion.jpg2LedByLucy-Star-Dress-PragueLast weekend I caught the train to Prague for the first time and instantly fell in love with the enchanting city. Every street is full of candy coloured, dollhouse like buildings fit for a Wes Anderson film. I was constantly gazing up and around me at the old-fashioned pastel pink, blue and yellow buildings. These pictures where taken in the chocolate box Old Town.LedByLucy-Fashion-Blogger-Newgate-WatchLedByLucy-EmilyandFinn-Blog-FashionThere is something ethereal about Prague at this time of year and so my Midnight Shooting Star Dress seemed perfect for the occasion. When I’m out and about exploring on city breaks comfortable clothes and shoes are so important. This dress is fully lined with cotton and even has pockets so it feels snuggly and comfortable.

I got sheepskin insoles for my boots from the Christmas Markets which kept my toes toasty warm for all of the walking that we did. I also had a nice big warm coat which you can’t see in these pics.
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Wearing: Rose Dress in Midnight Shooting Star by Emily and Fin/Newgate Watches The Liberty (use discount code newgateloveslucy for 20% off before 31st Jan 2016)/H&M Hat, Scarf,  Ankle Boots and Shooting Star Rings
I hope that you like my OOTD post and I can’t wait to tell you all about the rest of my trip soon. Lucy x