Invest in Accessories

Nancy Whittington-Coates

Nancy Whittington-Coates

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City Girl x Country Cottage Life // Lover of make up, books, fine art and Moomins // Bulldog and Sphynx Cat Mum
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Invest in Accessories

I adore a good cocktail party. I can’t say I’m really a “going out out” girl unless it’s to a nice classy bar but sometimes I do still enjoy a good shimmy on the dancefloor after a few gins! ‘Tis the season for partying so they say, which to me always used to mean time to buy a new frock, but these last few years I’ve enjoyed hunting down the perfect accessory to wear with old pieces more than buying new clothes. A good shawl, shoes and bag or a wild bit of jewellery really can transform an outfit into a whole new look, thus saving your pennies for more presents for your loved ones, just makes the season even more festive.

Of course a good accessory will last you far longer than just the festive season. Look at any of your favourite fashionistas’ outfit posts and you’ll see that no look is complete without the beautiful finishing touches that pull everything together, like a great pair of shoes or a gorgeous clutch. They can make sure you never look dull. Even if you’re wearing all plain, muted colours some bright jewellery can save you, and I of course class make up as the ultimate accessory – bold lips and beautiful eye makeup will ensure you and the word boring are never put together!

So, here are my picks for the loveliest accessories around at the moment!


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Kimonos and Capes


Simply Be Beaded Cape – £40.00
Joanna Hope Devore Kimono – £59.00
GatsbyLady Mary Kimono in Blue Grey – £45.00
ELVI Snake Print Kimono – £22.05
Gina Bacconi at navabi Sequin Hem Cape £91.50
ELVI Velvet Kimono – £39.00


Invest in Accessories

ZARA Blue and Mustard Stole – £29.99
New Look Pink Faux Fur Snood – £9.74
ELVI x Prima Scarf – £19.50
Joanna Hope Grey Stole – £35.00
ZARA Oversized Striped Wraparound Stole –  £59.99
New Look Dark Red Collar – £14.99

Skinny Scarves

Invest in Accessories

New Look Black Pleated Velvet Skinny Scarf – £4.99
ZARA Long Colourful Skinny Scarf – £9.99
Miss Selfridge Velvet Neck Wrap – £14.50
Simply Be Skinny Sequin Scarf – £12.00
Accessorize Chevron Sequin Skinny Scarf – £12.00
Accessorize Scattered Sequin Skinny Scarf – £12.00

Hair Accessories

Invest in Accessories

Crown and Glory Sakura Hair Clips – £17.00
Crown and Glory Star Halo Crown – £37.00
Crown and Glory Huge Glitter Bow – £12.00
GatsbyLady Amelia Headband – £20.00
GatsbyLady Ritz Headband – £15.00
GatsbyLady Julia Headband – £20.00

Clutch Bags

Invest in Accessories

Accessorize Stardust Firework Clutch Bag – £29.00
New Look Glitter Star Clutch – £19.00
Skinnydip Okapi Panther Clutch – £28.00
Accessorize Naomi Leopard Clutch Bag – £25.00
Therapy Embellished Clutch – £28.00
Accessorize The Duchess Hardcase Clutch Bag – £36.00




Nancy Whittington-Coates
Nancy Whittington-Coates

City Girl x Country Cottage Life // Lover of make up, books, fine art and Moomins // Bulldog and Sphynx Cat Mum

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