This is for the Ethical Fashion Blogger Christmas outfit challenge AND the Independent Fashion Bloggers Holiday party roundup (get me, multitasking my outfit challenges again!). This isn’t actually what I wore for a Christmas night out, it’s what I wore for a random Saturday of going for a walk, pottering about and going for a couple in the pub.
But it’s close enough to what I will be wearing on Friday for my work Christmas lunch. I never quite know how to pitch work Christmas lunch outfits, no one really gets that dressed up and when you’re doing half a day’s work first (and to move desk as I will be doing this year), it would be a bit weird to flounce about in a cocktail dress. Plus of course, it’s cold, and I refuse to be one of those pathetic people that need to get taxis everywhere.
So my compromise position is to wear a dress and heely shoes, but with a long sleeved top and trousers. On Friday, I will wear the same dress, but with an electric blue three quarter length t-shirt without a roll neck, these turn up jeans and the red Clarks Originals shoes I wore to my wedding reception. I’ve actually worn something very similar to Christmas lunch four years ago, but there’s no photographic evidence!
I was trying to get my hair to be wavy for this by scrunching in curling cream. That has worked in the past but not this time, it really just looked a bit messy. As I’m typing this now, I have done nothing o my hair and it looks pretty similar. I think with the pale skin, red lips, messy hair, the glasses as a stand in for panda eyes and the chubb I’ve got in my face just now, the overall effect is a little like Robert Smith of the Cure. Particularly in some of the pictures I filtered out for vanity reasons!
* sixties dress – vintage market stall in Leicester * jeans – charity shop * top under – possibly charity shop? It’s Zara and I don’t remember buying it * bag – second had boutique * boots – some random German department store * coat – h&m *