I first discovered Allium B when we appeared side by side in an article in Red Magazine and so like to think of it as fashion fate taking a hand. Here was I, a grown up fashion blogger in a grown up magazine, next to a label that specializes in grown up dresses.
Being a confirmed dress girl (it’s easy first thing in the morning when wardrobe browsing time is somewhat limited) and owning a couple of their lovely pieces myself, I always look forward to seeing what each new Allium B collection holds. This season is no exception…
First up is Iris. I’m generally drawn to little black dresses as they always win on investment and versatility points on the basis of being a day to night outfit. And this one has pockets…I fully admit to an obsession with dresses that have pockets! For winter daywear I’d loose the self-fabric belt and pair this with opaque tights, biker boots and throw my new cocoon pink coat over the top. Come the evening it would look fabulous with bare legs, a glitter belt, killer heels and a winter wine hued pedicure.
Next is the prettily printed Juliet. Made from Liberty silk in the Joy and Sorrow bird print, this begs for the tough contrast of a biker jacket, fierce ankle boots and an oversized tote. I’d wear this for trips to London and lunch or coffee dates with girlfriends.
When you’re looking for a dress for evening, simplicity and comfort are key factors and I think Stella ticks all the boxes. I love the subtle details such as the pretty fluted sleeves, keyhole back and raspberry belt to contrast with the rich blackcurrant hue of the dress. I can imagine hosting a dinner party wearing this or meeting friends for drinks in the run up to the festive season. Team with ballet flats indoors and add heels, a simple envelope style clutch and cocktail ring for going out.
And finally, talking of Christmas, I always like to plan what I’m going to wear on Christmas day – it’s all part of the excitement for me! Post present opening and pre raising that first glass of bubbly, I’d put on the Sophia in emerald green. The easy shirtdress cut would be perfect for celebrating in style with family and the colour is the perfect nod to the festive season.
A huge thank you to Amanda (The Online Stylist) for a wonderful edit.
We are avid readers of her blog The Online Stylist, so do take a look.
Our kids are busy writing their Christmas lists, so we are off to join them.
Do you think Father Christmas can stretch to the Miu Miu tote?
Clare & Mary x