Our roundup of fashion news and best buys...
Some jewellery is actually an investment. So treat yourself - or persuade your chap - to these dainty flower earrings. They are made by hot jewellery designer Shaun Leane - Nicole from X Factor is a fan - and they are available from Green + Benz jewellers in Sheffield and Chesterfield. In silver and rhodalite, they are inspired by the legend surrounding the Japanese Cherry Blossom, which is said to have grown out of seeds sprinkled by a goddess from Mount Fuji. They are £150.
Tempted to put Christmas socks in someone’s stocking? Step away now. Unattractive socks were top of the worst Christmas gifts ever received, with 29 per cent of the votes in a survey by online gift shop ElliottRose.co.uk. Cheap perfume came in second and personalised handkerchiefs came third.
Give Father Christmas a run for his money with a blingy pair of snow boots. Go tinsel-inspired with Mou’s Eskimo 24 limited edition boots in metallic foil finishes, like Silver Glitter, Bronze Glitter or Microglitter Pink, £225 each, available now (www.mou-online.com).
If you’re still on the relentless hunt for a New Year’s Eve dazzler, log on to Goddiva on Christmas Eve. The website is reducing over 80 styles to just £9.99, including dresses and accessories. Offer available until January 4. Visit www.goddiva.co.uk
Bosses beware. Employers lose £823m each year because of workers hunting for Christmas party outfits and preening themselves for the office do, according to new research by Coast. Two-thirds of women admitted to browsing the Internet at work to look for a festive party outfit, or glamming up when they should have been working.