BAY Fashion – Top 10s for all the family

With Chantele Cross Jones

Hello! I’m finally back from my maternity break and happy to say I now have a gorgeous little boy called Elian who will be 5 months old when this goes to print.

Bay TemplateAs all parents will know, when a little one enters your life they really do turn your world upside down, and doing the simplest of tasks suddenly can become a challenge. The biggest thing we have noticed is the lack of time we have!

Elian is a pretty good baby but he still requires my attention 24/7 (as all babies do) so finding time to shop for Christmas outfits and presents is difficult. I’m not someone who likes to shop for clothes online, as I love to try things on before I buy. I don’t have a standard shape and figure (even less so since having a baby!) so I like to be able to see what an item looks like on me before I buy it, and I’m 100% sure I’m not alone in this.

So, to save you some time over the next few weeks leading up to Christmas I have put together a “Top 10 Guide to Outfits for all the Family” (plus some gift ideas!) And it’s all from the high street, so you can try before you buy. Plus, as it’s a super pricy time of year I’ve tried to find items to fit all budgets.



chantele-1A dress is the perfect easy go-to outfit at any time of year, you don’t have to worry about matching garments to each other and it’s just a case of adding heels, a bag and some jewellery to get a killer look. If you’ve been reading my articles for a while you will know I don’t really believe in the simple LBD (Little Black Dress) especially when it comes to the party season.

I’m a LPD girl (that’s Little Party Dress) and firmly believe you should have fun with your clothes and add a good pop of colour or drama to your outfit. So here are my Top 10 LPDs for this Christmas.



Bay TemplateWhether you’re looking to add a bit of bling to your Christmas outfit or to buy the perfect gift for a friend, a great statement necklace, sparkly pair of earrings or stunning clutch are the perfect accessory for any outfit.



Bay TemplateOk, so you’re not going to be able to get away with just a single item like the ladies can with dresses, but that said, I think you can team a good pair of jeans or black trousers with any shirt or jacket to make a great look. Invest in a well fitting pair of jeans for less formal occasions and a pair of tailored black trousers for smarter events and your half way there on the outfit front. So to go with your trouser basics here are my Top 10 Shirts and Jackets to have you looking dapper all season.



chantele-4When it comes to dressing the kids, think cute and sparkly for girls and smart and snazzy for the boys. I’m not a fan of ‘Christmas’ outfits as such, so no Santa jumpers or reindeer tops here.


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chantele-5There is nothing better than stunning lingerie to make a women feel confident and sexy, no matter what she is wearing. So why not treat the lady in your life to some beautiful underwear. Just make sure you know what size she is before you visit the store. (Simple trick is to check the label on the underwear she already owns, if you are able to do that). Don’t be embarrassed to go into the ladies lingerie department, or lingerie stores and ask for help, believe me the sales women will be more impressed that you’re being so thoughtful and brave.

Here are 10 stunning sets to have you in her good books for the foreseeable future.

Have a wonderful Christmas!


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