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White, blue and red Christmas party outfit

red white and blue
red white and blue
red white and blue
red white and blue
red white and blue

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.

dress detail

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!

Outfit stats:
* 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 *

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  • Jacqueline 12 December 2011, 9:08 am

    great! very beautiful dress! ^^
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  • Misfit Sarah 12 December 2011, 10:26 am

    Ooh I LOVE this super cute 60s tunic and I like your hair messy too. Sarah xxx

  • northwest is best 12 December 2011, 10:48 am

    What a cute dress! I have no idea what to wear to my work Christmas lunch this week.
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  • Vix 12 December 2011, 3:27 pm

    I love, love, love it! that one heck of a gorgeous tunic, made so very you with the funky coat and boots. I love your hair like that and the red lipstick (as much as I used to fancy Robert Smith) makes you look beautiful and not like a dishevelled Goth in the slightest! x
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  • Rebecca 12 December 2011, 4:43 pm

    Your red coat is pretty. Staying warm is important!
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  • SACRAMENTO 12 December 2011, 6:23 pm

    So very pretty and crafty, my dear Franca.
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  • Pearl Westwood 12 December 2011, 7:24 pm

    What a beautiful dress, the detailing is gorgeous.