We love December in all its festive glory, sparkling and sizzling in champagne flutes, dancing in beautiful reflections on jolly red sides of Christmas baubles, tasting of mince pies and soothing hot chocolate. There are so many things to do (we are not just talking about Christmas gift shopping) so many gorgeous parties to attend and so many memories to make. And with every special occasion popping up in our reminders, there is a an outfit to put together. We're sure you have already started planning your ultimate festive wardrobe, however, here at Ottoman Hands we believe that, no winter look is complete without stunning Christmas party accessories. So to inspire you, we have asked our team to share their festive outfits and beautiful evening jewellery they are planning to complete their looks with. Deniz. Warm Christmas by Turkish Seaside:- Where will you be this festive season and what will you be wearing?
I will be in Bodrum - South West Turkey - this Christmas. I am so looking forward to be by the sea, going for long walks, being surrounded by nature every day and relaxing.For the celebratory evening I will be wearing my electric blue silk dress. I love this dress as it is so comfortable and simple, yet looks very elegant.- How will you accessorise your look?
As the colour of the dress is a very deep blue and the dress itself is quiet minimal, I will wear one of my Ottoman Hands statement necklaces
to compliment the simplicity of this dress. I will also wear my Small Labradorite Tear Ring
and a Tiny White Flat Pebble Ring
.- What is your best Christmas memory?
My favourite Christmas memory is swimming, drinking cocktails and eating very delicious food with one of my best friends in sunny Salvador, Brazil.Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Mutlu Yillar!Deniz is wearing: Ottoman Hands Statement Turquoise Necklace
, Small Labradorite Tear Ring
and Tiny White Flat Pebble Ring Hanna. A Cosy Christmas in Swedish Countryside:- Where will you be this festive season and what will you be wearing?
I will be back home in the dark deep wintery forests of Sweden celebrating a traditional Swedish Christmas with my family. My husband and I spend Christmas in Sweden every other year and this year my in-laws are joining us in Sweden as well, so it will be extra special. I’m particularly looking forward to seeing my parents and my sister and her family as I know my 3 nieces will be very excited.We celebrate Christmas on the 24th December in Sweden so I will be wearing my most sparkly sequin jumper during the day to feel festive and cosy at the same time. I will also bring some other sparkly outfits to wear for the the rest of our stay, especially for the 25th of December - to celebrate a small British Christmas.- How will you accessorise your look?
My rose gold sequin jumper is rather full on, so it doesn’t need too many accessories but, as I really like jewellery, I won't be able to resist to add some of my treasured pieces. I will wear one of my favourite statement rings
- a Rough Chalcedony Ring
- and team it with some smaller stacking rings
to add to the sparkle.I will be celebrating New Year’s back in London at Rivoli Ballroom in Brockley. It is a gorgeous 1950’s ballroom and they always have amazing live music, so I will be dancing my night away! I will wear my new faux leather skirt with a simple black camisole and accessories it with plenty of layered gold necklaces and statement rings.- What is your best Christmas memory?
Me and my husband got married in 2010 and combined our Swedish wedding celebration with Christmas that year. It was such a lovely gathering and I met up with friends and family that I had not seen for a really long time. My sister was also pregnant with my youngest niece Wilma that year and she was born on the 28th December so this made it extra magical.Merry Christmas & Happy New Year or as we say in Sweden…God Jul & Gott Nytt År!Hanna is wearing: Rough Chalcedony Ring
, Circle Shape Stacking Rings, Blue Flat Stacking Ring
and Twist Ring. Bianca. A Homely Christmas and New Year in South-East Romania:- Where will you be this festive season and what will you be wearing?
Like every year, I will be celebrating Christmas at home in Romania with my family. Since living in the UK for the past 6 years I don’t get a chance to see my family very ofter, so Christmas is one of the few days of the year that we all get to sit around the dinner table together and enjoy all the traditional Romanian Christmas dishes that my mum makes.Since it will be a family gathering I will keep it casual, most probably wearing a comfy oversized jumper paired with my favourite pair of jeans.I will be celebrating New Year with my boyfriend and a few close friends at one of our favourite restaurants. My style is quite minimal, so I will be wearing a little black dress.- How will you accessorise your look?
As my dress is quite classic and simple, I will be stacking a few minimal gold rings
paired with some gold bangles
and layered gold necklaces
.- What is your best Christmas memory?
My favourite Christmas memories would have to be the memories of my childhood Christmas mornings. Every Christmas morning I would wake up and run to the living room to see what Santa had left for me under the tree. Then my parents and I would sit together and open our presents. We still do this every Christmas morning, we sit around the coffee table and give each other presents while we listen to carols. It’s such a lovely Christmas atmosphere!Merry Christmas everyone & Happy New Year! or as we say in Romania: Crăciun fericit si un An Nou plin de bucurii!Bianca is wearing: Miniature Amethyst Oval Single Bead Adjustable Bangle
, Miniature Open Single Onyx Tear Bangle
, Flower of Life Necklace
, Tiny White Pebble Ring
, Blue Flat Stacking Ring
and Twist Ring
Natasha. A Jazz Party on the South Bank.- Where will you be this festive season and what will you be wearing?
I will be having a quiet Christmas in the idillic English countryside. Eating home-made mince pies, watching the fire crackle and playing with my parents' in-law gorgeous dogs. However for New Years, I will be back in the city. Me and my friends have planned an ultimate New Year's party. We will be listening to live jazz and drinking lots of champagne on the south bank of the Themes. And at midnight we will watch fireworks paint the London's sky.I will be wearing a beautiful patterned dress from my favourite designer. It's not really a flapper dress, but it does have a drop waist, so a very contemporary twist on the golden 20s.- How will you accessorise your look?
As the dress is rather vibrant I will be keeping accessories fairly minimal. I love unique gemstone earrings
, and my current favourite pair is Mother of Pearl Ethnic Drop Earrings
. I really like hand-hammered details and colour combination of semi-precious stones, they will perfectly reflect the hues of my dress. As the dress has short sleeves, I will probably layer some gold bangles
, like the beautiful new Gold Peace
and Love Bangles
. It might sound corny, but I think both peace and love are perfect things to wish for in the new year!- What is your best Christmas memory?
For my family Christmas has always been a very family orientated and quiet festivity. However New Year is considered to be the main party of the year. I have been living in London for 10 years now and first 7 of those years both Christmas and New Year were spent apart from my family. In 2014 me and my husband have finally got a chance to travel to Latvia for holidays. We watched fireworks on the river bank in freezing cold and after the whole family, including my grandma, went to a rock bar to listen to the music and dance. It was amazing to celebrate New Year together after such a long time.Wishing you all Merry Christmas & Happy New Year or we say in Latvia: Priecīgus Ziemassvētkus un laimīgu Jauno gadu!Natasha is wearing: Mother of Pearl Ethnic Drop Earrings
, Gold Love Bangle
and Gold Piece Bangle. Ayshe. The Perfect London Holidays:- Where will you be this festive season and what will you be wearing?
I will be spending Christmas with my family, relaxing by our bright and colourful Christmas tree and watching classic festive films like Home Alone, which is my fav! For New Years Eve, I will most likely be going out for a meal in central London then coming home and dancing the night away with my family to lively music while watching other countries going into the new year on the telly!I will be wearing my fern green silk slip dress with a black cashmere top.- How will you accessorise your look?
Im not the one to overdo it with accessories, however, no outfit would be complete without a stunning pair of gold earrings
and a beautiful statement ring
. Because my outfit will have black and green hues, I will style it with some sparkling pieces from Ottoman Hands Crystal Collection
, like these cute crystal stacking rings
and gold bracelets
to add a festive yet quirky touch to my look.- What is your best Christmas memory?
For my family Christmas is a cultural celebration and our tradition is to spend it at home enjoying delicious food and being surrounded by lovely decoration. New Years Eve is the same, it is a about celebrating with my loved ones, whether I am at a party or at home. My best Christmas memory was spending the festive season in Sydney, Australia, in 2012. It was surreal being somewhere with a warm climate and seeing houses being decorated alongside palm trees! However, I prefer the cold, festive vibe of Christmas in London! That's the Christmas I know and love!Ayshe is wearing: Orange Crystal Stacking Ring
, Double Black Snake Stacking Ring
, Double Crystal Open Bangles
, White Crystal Adjustable Bangle
, Black Crystal Bangle
and White Crystal Bangle
.Need more inspiration or looking for that perfect piece to accessorise your festive outfit? Head over to our website to discover some Christmas party jewellery!
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