If you remember our Christmas outfit posts from last year, you may recall seeing Anne wearing a similar dress to this black one, but in champagne.  It's one of her favourite dresses and in fact she loves it so much - it's so easy and comfortable to wear, that she bought this similar one in black from Chesca.

In fact it is billed as a coat, but you can wear it as a dress if it's buttoned up, so it makes it really versatile.

It's not cheap at £175 but can be worn over skinny trousers to keep it casual, or dress it up with jewellery to keep it glam.

The jewellery and handbag are rose gold, with the pretty necklace from Jon Richard at Debenhams (currently half price), and rose gold drop earrings from Simply Devine. The rose gold handbag was bought on the Greek island of Thassos last year.

Anne H's velvet jacket from Massimo Dutti is the Slim fit single button style available at £139.  It comes with matching velvet trousers but that's just all a little bit too luxe for her so she has teamed with her  trusty MaxMara black trousers.

The sateen sheen blouse is also from Massimo Dutti and is available at £ 59.95. With its classic straight fit and simple lines it is perfect for wearing with smart or casual trousers.

The trouble this time of year is that all the clothes colours are really drab, so Anne deliberately set out to find some winter white clothes.

The pearl-trimmed sweater was bought at Iizzy boutique in Bury which has some really nice pieces.  She has teamed the sweater with winter white thick leggings from Hallhuber at House of Fraser. They now have only black ones online here.

The Chelsea boots in cream are from Amazon - Anne was a little apprehensive about these as they came direct from China - not known for generous fitting of anything - but despite her quite broad feet, they go perfectly with the outfit and are also really comfortable.

She has matched her sweater with faux pearl earrings and necklace - and even a pearl watch - which she had in her jewellery box from years ago - pearls are so versatile and never go out of fashion.

This next top is also very simply styled in this season's beautiful forest green silk with keyhole neckline and comes from COS.  Not the cheapest of tops as it costs £89, but it is definitely something she will wear time and time again. The long necklace is from Mint Velvet and was purchased last year and shoes are black suede courts from Dune.

We are down to casual days at home now, with this orange sweater and suede trousers combo.  The sweater has front pockets but the detail is all in the back with diamante and bows down the centre for a bit of sparkle. The top came from Emphasize in Romford, and David, the owner, travels the country to all the local country and specialist shows.  This was bought at the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate this year, but they do not have a website as all the stock travels with him.

The trousers are from Next and are a lovely soft suede  - bought after the summer sales for the fabulous price of £7.50 - we love a bargain! Similar ones here in grey are much more expensive!

The heart earrings once again are from Simply Devine.

Happy Christmas everyone!

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