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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

More Festive Outfit Fakery! Lurex to the rescue....

Faking a Festive Outfit when you Don't Feel Well | Fake Fabulous

I'm on a mission this week to amp up the festivities and get well into the spirit of Christmas... Despite still feeling pretty rough.
{cough cough cough!!}

There have been some nasty bugs going around, and I think I've got off lightly compared to others so I can't really complain.
However, being ill is still annoying!
I think it's particularly hard at this time of year when we are super-duper-busy and there's no letup.
Especially true for anyone who has to work over the season, or entertain large numbers.... or both!

There's just NO time for a sniffle or a bug, is there?

Faking a Festive Outfit when you Don't Feel Well | Fake Fabulous

Unfortunately, most of us just have to suck it up and get on with things.
So, in the spirit of Monday's 'Faking a Festive Outfit', I'm continuing on the theme of looking like I'm totally committed to celebrating the spirit of Christmas without compromising on comfort or cosiness.
AND... not resorting to a novelty Christmas jumper.
I'm just not a fan.
See how not to look like an idiot in a Christmas jumper HERE.

Today, I'm using all of the tips from the original '3 ways to fake a festive outfit' and doing the same again.
{Taking my own advice for once! 😝}

A touch of red. 🎅
A (heavy) sprinkle of lurex. ✨
A nod to the season with a subtle piece of Christmassy jewellery. ⛄⛄

Faking a Festive Outfit when you Don't Feel Well | Fake Fabulous

I'm layered up here too, which is exactly what I need when I feel a bit ropey.
Being chilly is NOT an option!
And what better way to fake wellness (and festive cheer) than to wear a red lipstick?

Faking a Festive Outfit when you Don't Feel Well | Fake Fabulous

Are you and your family feeling well this week?
Or, has the lurgy caught up with you?
Please let me know by leaving a comment.

I hope all are well where you are.
If not, get better soon!
XXX

LUREX TIGHTS: Gerbe
LUREX KNITTED SKIRT: H&M... similar
JUMPER: French Connection... this one is nice.... this one is similar to mine but white. I really like it!
BAG: River Island... this one is a beauty! This one is more budget-realistic.
UNDER TOP: Uniqlo... this one is nice.
EARRINGS: New Look
SHOES: Lotus

GET A (faux) FESTIVE LOOK


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12 comments

  1. I have been sick last week. I had to use the antibiotics. And I am still not that well, tired. But everybody around me is coughing. Bleh! I am in love with your bag! And I hope you feel better real soon!

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    1. Oh no Nancy! Needing antibiotics is never good. I hope you're back to 100% soon. XXX

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  2. you can't go wrong with red lipstick, and red boots!! and lurex!!, You look so elegant and gorgeous, and really into the festive spirit!
    Lovely outfit!
    get well soon!
    besos

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  3. The is such a fun - and festive - look. Happy Christmas - and I hope you're back to full fitness by the time it arrives. Thanks for all the wonderful posts in the last year! Xx

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    1. What a lovely thing to say! Thank you so much.
      I hope you have a lovely Christmas too.
      XXX

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  4. Ugh I absolutely detest being sick when there's a festivity around the corner. I hope you're already feeling loads better by now Samantha!

    Love the sparkly bits of your outfit but I can't get over those different-toned boots OMG. They look like plain red boots in the first photo but then I saw them from a different angle and WOW IN LOVE.

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    1. They're cool aren't they Liyana.... and SO comfortable....AND on sale just now (just sayin') :oP
      XXX

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  5. Yup, this is the absolute worst time of the year to be down with a cold. I'm so sorry and hope you're back to your jolly self soon.
    You do continue to look so pretty and festive despite that "nasty bug". I'll bet that lurex skirt is a holiday workhorse for you. It's darling, and the lurex tights just add to the fun sparkle and texture. Your booties are also pretty special! They also seem to have a multi functional edge.
    You are inspiring despite that Grinch bug! Happy Christmas Samantha and family.

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    1. Hahahaha...thank you Judy!
      The "Grinch Bug" I love that!
      XXX

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  6. Sam,
    Love all of the layering, the black, grey and white and of course the pop of color with your lipstick and cool booties! i hope you feel better soon! It is the pits being sick anytime, espceially the holidays. i have knots upon knots from the travel, but you are right,m you do fake it for the season!'
    tHANKS FOR linking!
    happy Holdiays!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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