I have been championing the independent boutique Aspire Style for some time and today they have been featured in the Guardian G2 Christmas Gift Guide (I’ve bought those cupcake cases already). So by way of celebration I thought I would show you my two latest purchases from Aspire Style (any excuse!).

First up, the just-in and fabulous Fever Shiffer Dress:


Fever Shiffer Dress


It’s even more beautiful than in the photo on the Aspire Style website. Wool, fully-lined, cute capped rouched sleeves, and the beading on the neck detail is turquoise and sparkly – really lovely. I’ve teamed it here with patterned wool stockings and heels, but I think it would also look great with dark tights and flats, or with knee-high boots.

And I also bought these beautiful tin birds for my Christmas tree:


Tin Birds from Aspire Style


Aren’t they sweet?


I’m also pleased to tell you that Aspire Style is currently offering Guardian readers 10% off all purchases until 19 December – head over to the Guardian website for the code.  And always remember – where Molly and the Princess goes, others follow (hehe Guardian!)