December marks a busy month, filled to the brim with after work drinks, Christmas parties, dinners and get-together´s. When time is limited and you´re going from office to party; it´s more crucial than ever to invest in key pieces which are versatile for all-day dressing. I teamed up with Karen Millen to share my Top 3 essentials for this season, and how I will be styling them for day-time chic, to night-time lux.


Everyone needs an office style dress in their wardrobe; it´s such a versatile piece – especially during the party season, when it´s probably the easiest thing to take from desk-to-party.


For a day-time outfit, layer the dress with contrasting textures such as a knit, which adds a more relaxed feel to overall outfit, and pair it with suede and soft leather accessories, to complete the polished look. 

Dress / Cardigan / Boots / Clutch 

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Come night-time, throw on your heels and a killer coat, and you´re good to go! To compensate for the shorter length of the dress, I would always opt for a longer jacket, adding more class and sophistication to the outfit. 

Dress / Coat / Heels 


I love a good knit, owning far too many than I would like to admit. This jersey and cable knit jumper is fitted, yet super cozy (always the best combination), making it incredibly easy to wear all day long.

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For a classy day-time city look – pair the jumper with your favourite jeans, add some edge with a tailored coat, brogues and a statement accessory, such as this faux fur bag. Casual chic! 

Jumper / Waistcoat / Jeans / Brogues / Bag 


When night-time falls, swap out the jeans with a feminine skirt and heels. The knit adds a relaxed edge to the otherwise elegant look, making the overall style understated, yet luxurious.

Jumper / Skirt / Heels / Bag


I have a serious weakness when it comes to lace; and this black, silky style is another great and classic investment piece to add to your wardrobe, ensuring a classy look from morning to night. 

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Team it with this season´s hottest denim style, the flares, add a great winter coat and some booties (essential with any wide legged pants), and you´ve pulled together a sophisticated day-time look.

Blouse / Jeans / Boots 

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Come night-time, style the blouse with this dream of a floral statement skirt, for an elegant, yet bohemian evening look – transforming the simple blouse into a unique and lux ensemble.

Blouse / Skirt / Clutch / Heels 

Created in collaboration with Karen Millen. All words, styling and creative direction my own.



  1. December 2, 2015 / 12:04

    So many beautiful pieces! I want to scoop up that last outfit!

    • Anneli Bush
      December 3, 2015 / 23:47

      Thanks Lulu! :) X

  2. Teresa
    December 2, 2015 / 18:31

    You look gorgeous!

    • Anneli Bush
      December 3, 2015 / 23:47

      That is so kind, thank you!

  3. December 2, 2015 / 23:20

    I love how you turned the knit into a night outfit too! Such a granny thing to say but I hate being cold when it comes to dressing for a night out in winter haha x

    Josie | Sick Chick Chic

    • Anneli Bush
      December 3, 2015 / 23:48

      Hi Josie – so glad you liked it! I am exactly the same and always get cold, so a chic knit it a winner :) x

  4. jill
    December 3, 2015 / 21:21

    My friends and I love your blog, but this has made us so sad. Don’t you need to let readers know if this is an sponsored post for Karen Millen?

    • Anneli Bush
      December 3, 2015 / 23:58

      Hi Jill,

      Thank you for your message! Firstly, so happy that you and your friends like my blog!

      I do apologise that I didnĀ“t entirely clarify that this was a collaborative post within the text – I did outline that I teamed up with Karen Millen, of which I meant that this was a partnered project, but I have taken your feedback on board and have added the sponsored part at the bottom of the post. Thank you for your honest critic. Lastly, I would just like to add that the entire styling, words and artistic direction were my own on this post (that goes across ALL my blog posts, sponsored or not) – this is always so important to me, so I can stay true to my own style and core values – I hope that comes across too :)

      Anneli x

      • Tatjana
        December 5, 2015 / 17:05

        Dear Jill,
        When the bloggers write they team up with a brand, it always implies a collaboration. Beautiful outfits Anneli. I love the fact that you always take to time to reply to your readers.

        • Anneli Bush
          December 14, 2015 / 17:38

          Thank you Tatjana! :) x

  5. Tatjana
    December 6, 2015 / 17:41

    Hi Anneli,
    Do you know by the way when is KM competition you posted a few weeks ago is going to end?
    I keep my fingers crossed for myself
    I’m obsessed with this brand:)

    • Anneli Bush
      December 14, 2015 / 17:39

      I think it’s an on-going competition – I would head on over to for further info! X

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