Party season prep is on us, and as a freelancer I don't often get to dress up around Christmas so when New Look contacted me about dressing for Christmas cocktails I jumped at the chance. Black is my go to colour of choice when it comes to a night out, but I wanted to make this look a little more elegant then my norm. I'm a massive fan of Christmas and making an effort when I go out so when New Look asked me to share my Cocktails look you can imagine it would involve a little black, I opted for a leather skirt, I own a leather dress but there was something really versatile about the wrap around front. I liked the fact elements of this outfit could be recycled and worn on a daily basis. The wow factor for me is the thigh high boots. I'm not the biggest fan of my legs so I found good thigh high boot on a night out really elongates my legs and makes me feel sassy.
As some one who only drinks on special occasions I wanted to make my favourite flavour cocktails, These are both gin based with a rather autumnal feel one has honey and always reminds me of evenings having hot honey and lemon and my favourite mocktail has a warming effect with ginger and lime.
So the cocktails I opted for creating in these amazing Mason style jars by new look are quite warming in flavours.
The alcoholic cocktail is called Bumble Bee and is made with Gin, lemon, and honey I also added some lemon flavoured soda water to give it a little kick the mocktail always seem like an odd combination but its good for you and tastes pretty damn amazing. It’s called the super green dream drink and consists of half a cucumber, ginger root, apple juice and lime juice I mean the colour isn’t the most appetizing but at Christmas we do sometimes forget to eat a little healthier so this is great if like me you like to have a little green in your life.
I am feeling rather festive, and I've been enjoying the count down to Christmas and all the little traditions that come with it, a little bit like the traditions I have for going out occasionally on Christmas Eve with my sister or mates, its taking the time to look good and getting into the festive spirit.
Getting back to my choice of outfit I love the fact the skirt has waist adjustments so if like me a few cocktails and Christmas nibbles can be too much while dancing away you can still feel comfortable in it. I think a lot of leather skirts are a little too much for my height and this one suits my shape perfectly. I would team such an outfit with pieces of jewellery that really stand out as this is an outfit that would look fab with a focus on accessories, you can never have too much sparkle at Christmas. I chose the velvet strappy top because as a child at Christmas time for school productions or parties I would opt to wear my burgundy velvet dress, So it was my homage to my love of velvet at Christmas.
I do love how I feel elegant in this outfit even though it isn’t the typical cocktail outfit I feel that it is very me.
This is a sponsored post by New Look, but all writing, opinions and photos are my own.