On Friday evening it was my works Christmas party! It was half masquerade themed and half just smart party wear themed and I can assure you that given any excuse to dress up, I will embrace it wholeheartedly.
Dress - Lovedrobe (but I got it from eBay, tags still on!), Tights - Evans, Boots - ASOS, Bag - 80's vintage (given to me by my Mamma).
I literally love this dress. It is so comfortable, flattering and perfect for festive parties because it is about as gold and spangly as humanly possible without featuring any itchy, scratchy sequins! The length is just right, not too short, not too long and if you are a braver individual than me, it could easily be worn in the summer without tights. I had planned to wear a sheer shrug with it but once I actually had the outfit on, I realised it really didn't need a shrug! My fat arms were ready to party and felt fabulous! It's an unusual pleated but slightly elasticated material with a lining (which is very short but it doesn't matter because the dress isn't sheer) and some lined detailing in the bust area! It has a nipped in, elasticated waist line which allows it to sit comfortably!
I got my mask from a fancy dress shop in Cardiff and I did really like it, however, I only managed to keep it on for about 3 seconds for the fear it would remove my eyebrows AND it made me feel awfully hot and sweaty so it was relegated to head wear which was fine by me!
My boots are pointed, suede, kitten heel Chelsea Boots from ASOS but a good few seasons ago. They are perfect for someone like me who doesn't wear heels (because usually they are so uncomfortable) because they are really comfortable and have the added ankle support due to them being boots but do still have a little heel for a touch of saucy glamour.
I kept my makeup simple, adding a little smokeyness to my eyes using a Chanel palette and a little soft pink glitter to my lips using a Chanel lipgloss.
I felt fabulous and had a lovely evening partying, dancing and drinking gin with all the lovely people from work! Bring on more of these wonderful festivities!
Lots Of Love,