The Party Edit – Festively Smart

AX5 AX8 AX2AX7AX1 AX3 AX9AX6Sometimes the occasion calls for a little more sophistication, maybe a little bit of old skool glamour too. Not all Christmas parties revolve around how many shots the accounts department can sink in an hour or how long your Jager train can be. It is such a magical time of year with so many wonderfully festive occasions and places whether it’s a classic trip to the Ballet or Christmas theater visit, the outfit deserves just as much care and attention.

Layering this staple tuxedo jacket from Hush clothing over  a full skirt was one of those impulse moves as I’m just not equipped to handle this time of year without something to cover me up and the addition of the belt added even more Poof to the full skirts that AX Paris do so well.  And with the festive season in full swing their New In section is bursting with Christmas Glitz and glamour for all occasions!

And a festive pop of red from the usual suspects, Loubs and M.A.C. Ruby woo.

7 Sleeps!



Dress – c/o AX Paris     Blazer – c/o Hush Clothing     Shoes – Christian Louboutin     Bag – Balenciaga     Watch – c/o Daniel Wellington (Grab 15% off with code “holidaylydia”)     Belt – GAP


  1. audrey leighton 18th December 2014 / 6:57 pm

    you look so lovely. i love the touches of red against your eyes.
    and i still haven’t gotten over that beauty of a balenciaga!

    • lydia 19th December 2014 / 9:50 am

      hahah! awww thank you so much! I keep looking at the Givenchy Antigona and thinking, you made the right choice Lydia 🙂 miss your face <3

  2. Holly Elizabeth 18th December 2014 / 8:14 pm

    That outfit is stunning Lydia, you look fab – as much as I love them, it is so refreshing to see a festive occasion outfit that isn’t the usual LBD or teeny tiny glittery number!

    Very sophisticated x

  3. Eilidh MacRae 19th December 2014 / 12:43 pm

    Love this post! Some inspiring tips, particularly love the make-up which is so well matched with the outfit. You might be interested in my latest post about festive make-up looks which you can find here

  4. Chiara 19th December 2014 / 8:20 pm

    One word: UNREAL

  5. Michelle L 31st December 2014 / 5:40 am

    YOUR HAIR IS CRAZY long and beautiful! How do you even maintain it?

  6. Nicole 31st December 2014 / 12:42 pm

    Love this outfit so much Lydia
    Cant wait to see all your outfit post in 2015

  7. Iris 7th January 2015 / 6:39 pm

    You look so classy!

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