The Christmas jumper edition 2016

I’ve been a total bah-humbug this season; I love Christmas but many factors in my life this year somehow don’t make me feel like being suuuuuper festive.

Yeah, well done universe from stripping the Christmas spirit from one of the biggest Christmas lover.

Having said that, I cannot resist a good Xmas jumper, so here is my selection, just in time for the last leg of office parties and of course, Christmas jumper day, the 16th December.

primark-treePrimark always delivers on the Christmas jumper (and great price tag) front. Although there are many great ones (even a little santa/elf dress), I have to go for this little black jumper. With a Christmas tree. WHICH LIGHTS UP. £16.

topshopTopshop keeps it stylish with this pretty metallic star jumper which won’t look out of place after Christmas. £55.

missguidedI love a naughty jumper and Missguided always have one. This is £18.

The selection at Boohoo is fabulous – from naughty to nice and going through the quirky, I could not just pick one – so here is this adorable reindeer (£15), the loved up emoji (£12) and Festive AF (£15).

asos-kissA few cute ones over at ASOS, including pretty pastel plus size ones. My pick goes to the mistletoe (£18 on sale).

nextIf you are looking for classy Xmas jumpers, head to next; I picked this Christmas pudding (£26) one, which is just too adorable!

river-islandTalking about classy ones, how about this polar bear (£25) number from River Island in non-christmassy black grey and pink? So cute!

F&F for Tesco has jumpers for the whole family, and the prices are good too. My pick? This #Elfie (£14) that comes with a headband, pointy ears and all. Had to be done.

matalanLove? I’ll have my share in wine, thank you very much. Matalan (£15) said it!

peacocksThis Peacocks number is telling us exactly what we want to hear: calories don’t count at Christmas (£22). It is a long line jumper so can double up as a dress.

And conceal the bulge from the multiples Xmas meals and drinks. Just saying.

amazonI could not resist adding this pretty nerdy fox one from Whispering Smith & Bravesoul at Amazon (£18.50-20).

newlookAlso too cute too pass is this loved up reindeer jumper from New Look (14.99). Everyone: aaaaaw <3.

asdaFinally, George at Asda has come up with this sparkly fairy festive jumper (£12). So popular that is only available is larger sizes now, but I would probably buy and wear oversized!

Personally, although the options are very lovely, I think last year’s Christmas jumper game was stronger….

What about you? Found any Xmas jumper you love?

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Friday Fixation: Mary Jane shoes

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Pretty in nude. This Louboutin is so classy!

I always liked Mary Jane shoes, but, amazingly, have none. Being a perennial fan of that geek, or librarian chic look, I don’t quite understand why they are not part of my life.

So, let’s spare a thought for this style. This week obsession is… Mary Jane shoes.

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Dani’s Little Book of Fashion: Life is a holiday

dani dutra - somanylovelythingsAs promised, this is my second holiday look post. The weather was really hot and I wasn’t visiting any mosques, so I decided to wear shorts.

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What I’ve been wearing, June 15

Now that I am posting the Dani’s Little Book of Fashion articles, I am limiting my “what I am wearing” posts to one a month.

The posts differ a bit in the sense the book of fashion is one particular look, taking trends or occasions and breaking it down in wearable chunks.

What I’m wearing brings my daily ensembles – what I wear to work and to events. Instead of the sporadic round-up of outfits, I will be sharing a selection of my favourites of the month to provide a bit of an insight on my style and hopefully a little bit of inspiration.

Outfit #1

what i'm wearing somanylovelythings I love this flowery suit from Matalan. It’s a bit sports luxe and the flowers make it perfect for the season – it looks great in the office too. It is gorgeous and the price is fab – the jacket is £20 and the sports trousers £15. I teamed with a nude colour vest top from New Look, nude court shoes from Christian Louboutin, necklace from Primark and rings from Forever 21, H&M and Primark.

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Trends: what I’ll be wearing for spring/summer 2015

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The sun is teasing us – it is actually making appearances but the super chill in the air means my body is still in a wintery mood.

However, my mind is saying GO! to spring!

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What I’ve been wearing – 27/02/14

This post seems to be mostly about going out – there is just one work outfit included! I love dressing up, and always make an effort when going out!

Been feeling a bit blue lately, so that might explain the huge gap between outfit posts. Spring will certainly bring a hug wardrobe excitement and no doubt I will be photographing and posting more outfits! Cannot wait!

Outfit #1

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Flowery of the should crop top and black pencil skirt from H&M, belt from Primark, black court shoes from Christian Louboutin (Decollete 100), necklace from Primark, rings from Sobral, New Look, H&M and Topshop.

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My little shoe project

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You can see them in detail, including where they are from, below

Shoes. I just love them. Maybe love is not the right word. I am just obsessed with them. Maybe I should’ve been more clear – this little project is not about any old shoes. It is about heels – needle, chunky, comma, spiky, curvy, platform, wedges, block, straight. Heels are the actual object of my infatuation.

May be I am opening myself to being called a crazy shoe lady and I couldn’t care less – to quote Imelda Marcos, “they went into my closets looking for skeletons, but thank God, all they found were shoes, beautiful shoes”. So there you go.

First of all, I love the way they make me feel. Well, tall, to start with and those 5 foot almost nothing ladies will certainly understand. But they make me feel as if nothing is impossible – you know the “give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world” say? That is right. Nothing is scary in heels – ok, maybe a wet field, going down a mountain, but you know where I am going with this, right? They make me feel happy and more confident. And that’s just on the inside.

My legs look nicer, my posture looks better (ok, orthopedists out there, I know what you are thinking, and frankly, save it!).

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t feel ugly or insecure in flats. I fell comfortable, alright. In heels, I feel amazing. There is, for me, a weird satisfaction on wearing a fabulous pair of shoes. That’s the reason I decided to document my heels. Most of them, at least. Also, I love looking at them – they are beautiful. 

And it gave me and excuse to finally count them. These 90 odd are part of more  then 140 pairs of shoes which include flats and boots. Amongst this selection, there are many special ones, like my first pair of Louboutins. Some carry numerous memories. Others, sentimental value; they are more than 12 years old and although I don’t wear them anymore, they are a part of me that came over from Brazil to the UK, and like me, they survived. A few tell tales of boys, usually followed by tales of a heartbreak. It is also a little reminder of pain that we all carry in our live (honestly, there are pairs I only wore once as they butchered my feet!)

Yet, they all tell tales of my life and the person I am – I feel this mosaic is a little patch from a huge patchwork quilt that is me. 

What I’ve been wearing – 24/10/2013

Realisation time: summer is really behind us. It actually feels like it’s been ages! I am very thorn between summer and winter wardrobes. Whereas I feel prettier wearing summer clothes, I feel much more elegant during autumn. Winter itself is a bit of a let down in terms of daily style for me, as it is too cold that all you want is to pile up 2000 layers to make sure the wind doesn’t get through.

In the summer, I feel like my skin colour is closer to what it should be (the way it was back in Brazil) and the brighter palette really compliments it. Outfits are often prettier and more feminine.

There is something about autumn that brings out harsher lines, and of course, the darker colours are in. I feel more elegant by adding more elements to a look, layering and rougher textures mixing. A lovely coat really ties it up together!

Anyway… there is no looking back now. Here is how I’ve been welcoming the new season…

Outfit #1

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Red leopard print box cropped top from Boohoo, leather effect leggings from H&M, red patent courts from Christian Louboutin, necklace and bracelet from Primark, rings from Sobral, Topshop and New Look.

Outfit #2

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Black mohair crop top from New Look, black and white spotty skater skirt from River Island, black and white court shoes from Viviana, necklace from Accessorize, bracelets from Primark, rings from Forever 21, New Look and Topshop.

Outfit #3

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Green jumper from H&M, green and blue tartan trousers from Primark, black court heels from Christian Louboutin, necklace from Little Birdie London, bracelet from Primark, rings from Forever 21, New Look and H&M.

Outfit #4

outfit 4 - somanylovelythingsRed V-neck jumper from Zara, grey and black tartan shirt from Primark, grey skater skirt from H&M, black ankle boots from H&M, tartan socks from Primark, bracelet from New Look, rings from Primark, New Look and Disney Couture.

Outfit #5

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Grey and pink heart jumper and body-con black skirt from H&M,  black ankle boots from H&M, socks and necklace from Primark, rings from Primark and New Look.