My name is Amy Marie & I blog on behalf of Scarlett Fashion. The lovely Hannah has kindly allowed me to guest post on her blog today and I hope you enjoy the post I'm sharing.
When I used to think of the brand Yumi, I associated it with quirky patterns, cute scarves and knitted dresses that I favoured in my last year of college/first year in uni. I particularly liked them because they seemed to favour owls which are my favourite animals. Recently I've discovered that Yumi has taken a new direction, a direction I seem to be more drawn to now I'm in my mid twenties. Their newest a/w 13 collection seems to be made up of some gorgeous cosy knitwear and some beautiful dresses perfect for the onslaught of Christmas parties we're all probably already thinking about!
Today I thought i'd share two outfit ideas with the readers of Lippy in London, one for the cold winter days ahead and the other for a night on the town for the festive season. I hope you all like them!
The Yumi piece i've chosen for daytime wear is this gorgeous Aztec Print Soft and Snug Jumper (RRP £39, Scarlett Fashion). Firstly, I love the colours and design of this jumper, not to mention how soft it looks, perfect for snuggling up in the house if like me you're too cheap to put on the heating during the day! It also looks warm enough that it could be worn with a scarf and no coat on the days where it isn't quite so bitter. For those days I've teamed it with another piece from the Yumi collection, an impossibly cute Bobble Hat (RRP £12.99, Scarlett Fashion) it'll really complement the red in the jumper. As for bottoms I've chosen some Black Jeggings (RRP £19.99, New Look) as I feel in winter you need something slightly thicker than leggings but then I avoid jeans for fear of soggy bottoms (bottom of the hem, not a pie related thing!) How amazing do these Fur Trimmed Boots (RRP £34.99, H&M) look? I love the tan but they also come in black. I've chosen tan to match my dream bag, a Cambridge Satchel (RRP £99, ASOS) i've been coveting these bags for ages and although I love the coloured ones, I'm always drawn back to tan as for me, a tan handbag is a must.
This dress by Yumi is aptly named Night at the Opera (RRP £45, Scarlett Fashion) because it really looks like something that could be worn to the opera or the ballet. It's so beautiful that I was shocked to see it was only £45! The dark colours make it perfect for this festive season as it screams one of the most talked about A/W13 trends, goth. I've teamed the dress with the cosiest looking jacket on the market, this Black Jacket (RRP £29.99, H&M) looks like it would be perfect to replace the usual evening overcoats such as the blazer or the biker jacket. As with in evening outfit, you need the statement bag. I've chosen this Teal Satchel by Missco Girl (RRP £49.00, Scarlett Fashion) to compliment the teal in the top half of the dress and the silver buckles will go lovely with the Intrigue Silver Detail cuff (RRP £12, Scarlett Fashion) i've picked out. A cuff is a great detail, especially if your jacket or dress doesn't have full length sleeves. Finally, when I have a dress that isn't maxi, I love awesome looking shoes such as these Wham Peeptoe Shoe Boots by River Island (RRP £75, ASOS). I think they'd really finish off this outfit. I definitely think this is a winner for when it comes to your Christmas night out!
Have you ever bought anything from Yumi? What do you think of their new direction?
And thanks again to Hannah for having me guest post!