I wore the jeans with another less successful purchase from Next, a navy jumper with sequins. It was bought back at the beginning of December and I have worn it a lot, getting quite a few compliments. I like the length, the colour and the neckline, though it tends to reveal flashes of bra strap. But after only a couple of washes it looks terrible: the fabric is all ball-y. I'm not sure this is a technical term but you know what I mean and you can just about see it above though it's not a great photo. It wasn't that expensive - £28- but I expected to last a bit longer than this. And I am not so sure I'll feel comfortable wearing daytime sequins in January anyway. So I'll probably pack it away with the Christmas decorations.
I also made a trip to the library to return the trashy, but very enjoyable book I've read over Christmas.(TheWild Bohemians by Kate Saunders) and picked up the one I'm supposed to read for the book group I've said I'd like to join - The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco Will wake up my lazy Christmas brain I think as it looks like a more challenging read.
For the evening celebrations I wore another more durable sparkly knit - a cardigan bought in Zara a couple of years ago - over a really old LBD which is a sleeveless shift. Not keen on revealing upper arms. You can just about see the cardi in the photo below. This was taken before my bit of folly for the day - downing a delicious vodka laced gazpacho shot which along with the champagne and red wine with dinner has left me feeling a bit under par now on New Year's Day.