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The Choker Comeback

When was the last time you wore a choker? Chances are you were about 10 years old and they were as cool as gel pens and candy cigarettes in the playground.

Chokers have undergone quite a makeover since then. Out with the cheap black plastic and in with velvet, colour, layers and embellishment.

Let’s skip over the bizarre trend of choker dresses and embrace chokers how they were meant to be worn-as jewellery and accessories.

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Choker set, Bershka.Pic.Bershka.com

Although so far, I’ve only bought black chokers (which go with everything FYI), I’m loving all the colourful ones like the  Bershka set above.

Wearing several chokers (if your neck is long enough!) or mixing them with dainty necklaces is the ultimate style statement.

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Choker and necklace set. Pic: Bershka.com

Zara have some of the classiest chokers you’re ever likely to see. Also models with impossibly long necks…

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Black chain choker. Pic: Zara.com
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Star choker set. Pic: Zara.com

I also really like bohemian chokers and pendant chokers. Etsy is the best place to find crystal chokers like this from ShopCrystalChild.

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Crystal pendant choker. Pic: ShopCrystalChild Etsy.com

I also love the contrast in styles of this velvet and opal choker necklace from Alapopjewelry.

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Pink Opal choker. Alapop jewelry. Pic: Etsy.com

If you want to customise your own choker, then hit up Choker Saint on Etsy.com.

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Choker Saint chokers. Img: Etsy.com

For a punk vibe, try Nine Crow St’s heart chokers. I’m in love with this lilac one.

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Lilac choker. Pic: Shopninecrows.com

I find the cord chokers are  messy and difficult to wear and the chunky ones look a bit odd so I’m sticking to skinny lace styles. Most chokers are adjustable to prevent them being too lose or too tight.

However if you can perfect the bow style, go for it!

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 This black lace choker is one of a set of two from Penneys and is the best fuss-free accessory ever!

Diamante styles are also creeping back but I’m not sure if I like them…if you fancy one then check out Chvker on Instagram.

I’m definitely going to be buying some more chokers soon. Do you like the choker trend? Which styles would you go for? Leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts.

Thanks as always for reading and and don’t forget to check out my Instagram  and Facebook page here.

Edel

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Christmas and NYE outfits!

I’m not a Christmassy person. I hate the hype and how crazy town gets both during the day and at night. Going into a shop generally creates the following reaction..

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But I do love Christmas outfits! And better yet New Year’s Eve outfits! New Years in my opinion is the time to go all out and be as stunnin as you possibly can be! And all of the clothes featured here can be ordered online so you don’t even have to leave your house and foray into the madness!

My first pick is these imitation leather shorts with embroidery from Bershka. These are so pretty.

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Bershka also have the best bodysuits which look great with fitted trousers or a black skirt.

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And you can’t beat a velvet top at Christmas.

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These gold detailed jeans might not be to everyone’s taste but I love them! bershka gold jeans

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This tulle dress is ideal for Christmas or NYE.

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I fell in love with this little lace beauty in Topshop a while back. It comes in two lengths a midi and a shorter length. Personally I always go for a mini as I’m petite and I think mid-lengths are very unflattering on petite shapes.

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Topshop also have some offers at the moment including this beautiful blue velvet playsuit reduced from €68 to €46. Warning: I’ve tried this on and it’s quite short!

If you want a more modest playsuit, this green one is equally beautiful! And probably slightly warmer!

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And if you just prefer dresses, you can’t go wrong with this little black number.

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Missguided currently are offering up to 50% off selected dresses until tomorrow at 9am. If you’re looking for something new, these could be ideal.

This eyelet dress is just €21 at the moment.

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Yet another velvet beauty this time in burgundy. It’s currently reduced from €42 to €28.

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While this purple lace dress is really unusual.

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Hope you all enjoyed this brief post and got some Xmas/NYE outfit inspiration. I’m still staying away from the shops (somehow) and very proud to say I haven’t bought any new clothes since August ! However this will be rectified after Christmas, looking forward to sharing my purchases with you all then 😉

River Island’s A/W Lingerie and Nightwear

Browsing recently in River Island I saw they have a GORGEOUS new lingerie and sleep wear line. I had to share it with you all!

I love the fact that many retailers have turned their backs on traditional stiff underwired bras and now many are selling lightweight lace bras which are really comfortable and pretty. I bought one from Etsy previously and Instagram is literally self-combusting with lace lingerie pictures!You can check out brands such as Greek Violet for beautiful lace bras and even Penneys are now selling bralets.

This River Island bralet is one of the nicest I’ve seen, I love the design and the unusual shape.

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This body is incredible, a contrast between pretty lace and bondage style straps.

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As well as the lace lingerie, River Island also have the nicest PJ’s I’ve seen in a long time. In fact they are far too nice to be pyjamas and ought to be worn down the street. I’ve a serious weakness for scarf print Versace-esque designs such as this cute two-piece. (I know who wants to see pyjama shorts at this time of the year but they are so cute!)

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Naturally a floral item caught my eye 😉

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I love a good dressing-gown/robe, there’s something about silky robes that makes me feel so glamorous!

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This purple jacquard cami is adorable too.

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As is the pink one! The pink set has matching shorts and the lilac has matching trousers.

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 I also finally got a henna design done at the Body Shop and loved the results!In fact they used a picture of my design to advertise the henna service which was pretty cool.

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Edel