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November's Must Have & Discount Codes Galore!

For this month's 'must have' it has to be the tuxedo jacket.  An item of clothing that I simply couldn't do without at any time of the year but at Christmas especially as it really is ideal for dressing up an outfit.

Needless to say there are lots of different ways to rock a tuxedo from leather/pleather leggings & a cami teamed with heels & a statement clutch, to jeans with a classic white shirt & ballet pumps for a day time look, or even dressed down with a simple grey marl tee, distressed boyfriend jeans & trainers it's a great multi tasking item.  And that's only just a few ways it would equally rock teamed with a leather/pleather pencil skirt, worn over the shoulders with a simple shift dress not to mention teamed with cigarette pants or tuxedo trousers to create a tuxedo suit the list really is endless.  So much so that if you don't already own one & are looking for a new outfit for the party season but don't want to invest a fortune, one of these babies would really help dress up existing pieces in your wardrobe.

So let's get cracking with what's on the high street this season.

First up two trends that I love in one with this tuxedo military number.  I just LOVE everything about this beauty & if I didn't already own a couple of tuxedos this would be heading my way faster than you could say 'click the button'!

Marks and Spencer Tuxedo Military Jacket

Or for your typical classic tux what about this stunning number.

Lined Wool Dinner Jacket With Satin Collar BA&SH La Redoute

Next up a slimmer fit but similar in design to the one above.

ASOS Slim Jacket In Crepe

A slightly longer version next, which shows another great way of styling a tux - just stunning teamed with a sequin skirt for up & coming party season.

Next Black Crepe Longline Jacket

This one also looks divine although personally I'm not to sure about the totally see-through shirt, I think something a little bit more elegant & classy with a lower neckline would be perfect.

Next Black Crepe Jacket £45

Moving onto double breasted with this blazer & I just love everything about how this one has been styled - simple, classic, elegant & timeless - what's not to love & such a steal in the Black Friday sales!

ASOS Premium Ponte Double Breasted Blazer

Or if crepe & the whole full on tuxedo style isn't your thing what about this stunning slouchy velvet blazer - this looks heavenly & would be so silky soft too.

Free People Slouchy Velvet Blazer

Or for a more classic take on a velvet blazer.

La Redoute Laura Clement Tailored 100% cotton velvet jacket

And finally not a tuxedo by any form of the imagination but oh so gorgeous that I just had to include it, now all I've got to do is try & resist clicking that button!

Mango Pocket Tweed Jacket

Back to today & here's what I'm wearing for an afternoon & evening of fun, bubbles & giggles with my besties.....to say I'm a little *A LOT* excited is an understatement.....whether my toes allow me to keep my boots on for the duration is another matter & I may just have to take them off but hey it won't be the first night out where the shoes have been discarded!!

So in celebration of the day I'm breaking out my new faux fur gilet.....I just love it & it feels & looks so much more expensive than it was (but definitely faux fur!).

My Midlife Fashion, Faux Fur Gilet, Leopard Print, Animal Print, Zara Biker Jeans, Boden Joni B leopard print ankle boots, Bella Jane Jewellery, H and M Ruffle Shirt

Gilet - eBay
Blouse - H&M
Bracelets - Bella Jane Jewellery
Bag - Zara
Jeans - Zara
Boots - Boden

Faux Fur & Leopard Print

Jeans - Zara £29.99

So ladies what do you think, are you a lover of the tuxedo/evening jacket?  If so do you have one already hanging in your wardrobe that like me you'd be lost without or have you yet to find the perfect one?  I'd love to hear your thoughts together with your ultimate tuxedo look.

Right I'm off for a quick glance at all the discounts flying around for Black Friday, I can't quite believe all the deals out there!  In case it helps I've listed below some of the deals I'm going to be checking out.

50% off everything at La Redoute see here & use code BLACKFRIDAY.
Up to 50% off at Marks & Spencer see here.
Up to 50% off at House of Fraser see here.
Up to 50% off Topshop click here.
Up to 50% off at Joules see here.
Up to 50% off selected items at Great Plains see here.
Up to 40% off at The Body Shop click here.
33% off all knitwear at Baukjen see here & use code BFRI2015.
30% off everything at Mango see here & use code 5BLACK2015.
30% off at Boden click here.
Up to 30% off at Wallis see here.Up to 30% off at Accessorize see here.
20% off everything at ASOS click here & use code CYBER.
20% off all full priced adult's footwear & accessories at Clarks click here & use code BELIEVE (perfect timing if you're tempted to treat yourself to the boots I recently reviewed here).
20% off plus free delivery at Office Shoes click here.

Happy Friday, time to bring on the bubbles......so anyone being brave & hitting the shops today or are you shopping via the internet?  Whichever way you intend to 'click the button' fingers crossed you get what you were hoping for.

See you tomorrow.

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  1. I am new to your blog and enjoying catching up on it- some great ideas and tips. Just a small complaint- at age 50 and recently started wearing reading glasses but eyesight otherwise ok, I find the white on black very tiring to read- it makes me skip whole paragraphs where I could scan them quickly if they were black on white.

    1. Hi Susan thanks for your comment & it's lovely to hear you're enjoying my blog. I'll certainly bear your comments about the colour scheme in mind.
      Jane xx

  2. Love the whole outfit today ...... you have made me click on that eBay gilet ....... tempted, very tempted. Have a great night! x

    1. Thanks Annmarie, the gilets are amazing & so lovely & warm too. Did you click?!!
      Have a fab weekend.
      Jane xx

  3. I do love a tuxedo Jane.....And may own a couple too!.......Just wondered Is that another faux fur gilet in black this time, or are my eyes deceiving me?!!
    Helen xx

    1. Yes well spotted Helen, this is a slightly different design, shorter in length but just as gorgeous.
      Jane xx

  4. Gorgeous outfit of the day Jane! I do love a tux jacket....they can be styled so many ways! I've done a bit of both shopping wise....been out on the High Street doing some Christmas shopping also done a fair bit from the comfort of my sofa too! Nearly all done now! Phew! :0) xx

    1. You can't beat a tux can you Michelle?!
      Well done on the Christmas shopping I'm nearing the end too, always lovely to get it all completed!
      Jane xx


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