New Years Eve Party | Dressing up with Trouble Lounge ladies

Party season has well and truly begun, works Christmas parties, family parties, meals out with friends, there are a million and one excuses this festive season to dress up and stomp around in your party heels. 

And then there's New Years Eve... we all want to start 2018 as our most sparkly selves, don't we? 

Thankfully there are an abundance of festive dresses out there this season so we decided to enlist the lovely Trouble Lounge (the clue is in the name) duo to join us for a New Years Eve party shoot. 

First stop was Topshop for this Pink Satin Wrap Kimono Style Dress with long sleeves and a plunge neckline. This dress is so easy to wear and especially flattering for the bustier ladies. Teamed with this seasons Kitty in snake print and some purple tassel earrings you will be bang on trend. 

Sarah models the Floral Mandarin Collar Mini Dress from Nobody's Child. Styled with some silver beaded tassel earrings from ASOS and our very own Grace in Midnight for some added glam.

Kitty was a new addition this season, with a soft square toe and stacked heel. Fastened with a back zip and trimmed with a popper detail this sharp boot will see you through the party season. What says New Years Eve better than this stunning Spanish snake print leather.

Grace is a pretty, low-cut ankle boot ideal for all four seasons. The curved leg cut is particularly flattering and the mid heel is ideal for dancing the night away. Stunning deep blue/black leather with a subtle metallic finish, a party season favourite. 

Next comes Marks and Spencer:  Their party collection this year is fantastic, dresses, jumpsuits, blouses, tailored trousers, you name it. We picked this gorgeous Velvet Drape Waist Dress for a few different reasons, firstly the colour is absolutely beautiful, so deep and enticing, whether you have a naturally curvy shape or not this dress enhances your figure by drawing you in at the waist, it also has a really flattering hemline. 

Paired with our classic silhouette, Kitty in black leather you have the most elegant of combinations. 

The other velvet number (because you can never have too much velvet) is the True Violet Velvet Fluted Sleeve Midi Dress from ASOS. Such elegance in it's simplicity and the colour absolutely epitomises Christmas. We added the Kitty in metallic but you could also style it with Kitty in snake print or black

 

Sticking with M&S we have this stunning Metallic Knot Detail Short Sleeve Jumpsuit if you feel like channelling Studio 54 at your New Years Eve party. This jumpsuit is full length and looks great with our Kitty boots.

Kate is modelling the sparkliest of all party dresses, forget a disco ball... you are bringing all the glitz this year. Described as ASOS ultimate sequin mini dress, they are not wrong. Silver sequins and Grace in true red are a match made in heaven. 

Whatever the occasion we hope we have helped cross off one job from your Christmas to-do list! If in doubt, work from the feet up.

It was such a pleasure shooting with Kate and Sarah of Trouble Lounge and thank you to the lovely team who helped to get them New Years Eve ready. 

Hair by: Number Three Bath

Makeup: Issy Grigsby MUA

Styling: About Colour 

Location: Dukes Hotel Bath

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a glamorous New Year! 

SBL x 

Inspiring Stories #3: Head of TV at Warner and style blogger, Kate Hiscox

'Wears my money?' blogger Kate, talks to us about how music and fashion influence her signature 'tomboy' style and how she fits it all in around a full time job and family life.  
ABOVE: Kate styling the snake print Grace boots
Describe Wears My Money is 3 words...
Amusing real style

 
Why did you start up Wears My Money?
I started Instagram about 18 months ago and I really enjoyed writing the captions, more so than taking the photos, so I decided that when I got to 2000 followers I would start a blog  so I could write more!
 
How does style blogging fit into your day to day life?
With difficulty sometimes to be honest! I have a full time job in the Music Business and 2 kids, so I write my blogs in the evening. I always post once a week, but would like to do more.
 
How would you describe your personal style?
I’m a tomboy at heart, I feel odd if I’m too dressed up, I love dresses but I will almost always dress them down with boots or trainers and a leather jacket. I was a big rock chick in my youth and still veer towards that quite a bit!
 
How does music influence your look?
Not so much these days but back in the day I was always trying to be the female version of Axl Rose from Guns and Roses or Robert Smith from The Cure.
 
Which is your favourite musical decade/fashion decade?
My favourite musical decade is probably the late 80’s but my favourite fashion decade is right now!
 
Being Head of TV at Warner Music UK must be an incredible job, how did you get there?
I actually went to London College of Fashion, but I fell into working in music when I left. I worked at a few independent PR firms, then got a job at a Heavy metal Record Company (I still have the tattoos to prove it) I joined EMI in 1999, Parlophone in 2008, which then merged with Warner about 4 years ago.
 
Where do you gather inspiration for your blog and your instagram feed?
I get inspiration from people on the street, going shopping and seeing what’s out there, from friends, or just off the top of my head. I only ever write about things I genuinely like. I usually end up buying half the stuff I write about too! It’s a problem!
 
Who are your style heroes and heroines?
I love Phoebe Philo, Stella McCartney, Christine and the Queens.


 
What are your favourite trends for the season and how will you be wearing them?
I'm massively into long sleeved midi dresses worn with chunky boots and a biker jacket!
 
What are your Autumn must-haves?
Great boots and coats. I always start with the shoes! 
 
Where would you like to take Wears My Money in the future?
I've got a few ideas brewing, but in the meantime I'm happy to just see where it takes me!

Thank you for chatting to us Kate, we really love your rock n'roll spin on style and your top styling tips for autumn.  We look forward to seeing some more super stylish seasonal posts from you on Wears my money?

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