Staying In Is The New Going Out

January 18, 2012

With a lot of us taking on additional responsibility at work without any extra financial reward, we are looking for ways to unwind at the weekend without spending our month’s wages. It’s coming to the end of January and everyone seems to be saving any remaining pennies for only the best nights out but at the same time we don’t enjoy being sat home-alone on a Saturday night.

After student life, the days of ‘house parties’ that involve drinking cheap lager from Asda and sitting squashed on grotty sofas are over. However, the majority of us aren’t so keen on the idea of slaving for hours over the stove with a wooden spoon in one hand and Delia’s recipes in the other, preferring to spend the weekends resting and partying. It is becoming more and more popular for young professionals to spend their weekends at small get-togethers with a take-away and good wine. Dressing up and keeping it glam puts us in the party mood and also gives us a chance to pull our sale splurges out of the wardrobe. Oh and another bonus, no standing in cold taxi queues which means less scratches on the soles of our Louboutins.

Cream shirt, £120, REISS, Gold jeans, £250, Sass & Bide at Harvey Nichols, Necklace, £135, Stella & Dot, Gold boots, Irregular Choice, £69.99
Green t-shirt, £60, J Lindeberg at Harvey Nichols, Navy Trousers, £59, REISS
Leather dress worn as a top, £220, Muubaa, Tartan kilt, £315, MCQ Alexander McQueen, ankle boots, £100, River Island, Leather bracelets, £45, Stella & Dot

From left to right:
Mustard chinos, £38, White t-shirt, £14, both Topman
Cherry blossom dress, £68, Warehouse, Black cat ears bowler, £19.99, River Island, Casablanca bib necklace, £75, Stella & Dot, Gold bracelet, £19.99, Versace for H&M
Yellow studded dress worn as a top, £129.99, Skirt, £39.99, both Versace for H&M, Metal belt, £20, Warehouse

Lingerie set, Jade Hope, Silk robe, £68, Topshop, Earrings, £25, Stella & Dot
Mustard chinos, £38, Topman, Green t-shirt, £60, J Lindeberg, Black check shirt, £95, Paul Smith Jeans, grey scarf, £160, MCQ at Harvey Nichols
Grey sequin back vest, £30, River Island, Madeline necklace, £85, Spiral bangle, £40, Stella & Dot

Lingerie set, Jade Hope, Neclace, £32, Earrings £35, Stella & Dot
Camisole top, Jade Hope, Velvet shorts, £32, Topshop, Madeline necklace, £85, Stella & Dot
Yellow studded dress, £129.99, purple dress £79.99, Versace for H&M, Cherry blossom dress, £68, Warehouse

Purple dress £79.99, Versace for H&M, White shoes, £150, Carvela, Bib necklace, £170, bracelet, £85, Stella & Dot
Beaded dress, £60, River Island, Mauve court shoes, £25, Miss Selfridge, Bib necklace, £165, Stella & Dot
Cream knit sweater, £88, Navy Trousers, £59, both at REISS, Brown suede shoes, £105, Poste

Leather dress, £220, Muubaa, Black leggings, £19.99, Versace for H&M, ankle boots, £100, River Island, Pegasus necklace £170, Leather bracelets, £45, Stella & Dot
Pink top, £19.99, River Island, Pink jeans, £215, J Brand, Black shoes, £150, Carvela
Blue knit sweater, Calvin Klein, Mustard chinos, £38, Topman, Black check shirt, £95, Paul Smith Jeans, Brown suede shoes, £105, Poste

Photography: Garazi
Styling: Lizzy Gardner
Make-up/Grooming: Ami Streets
Hair: Sally Thomas
Photographer’s assistant: Mark Kiszely
Models: Abi Houghton @ Adage, Charlotte Burton and Oliver Roddy @ Alan Sharman
With thanks to PCPT Architects for the location

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