It’s November next week, that means it’s safe to mention Christmas now right?
I have been drooling over Christmas party dresses for a little while now. Unfortunately for me, being self-employed means that I won’t have a party to wear them to but a girl can dream! (Although I did see some talk on Twitter of a Bournemouth bloggers Christmas party?!)
Christmas parties always bring out the girly side of me. Day-to-day I’m a pretty standard jeans, t-shirt and trainers girl with scruffy hair and very little make-up but there’s something about the festive season that makes me want to get dressed up, master the smokey eye and the beehive that I’ve wanted to learn to do for years, stick my Louboutins on and dance the night away. To be honest, I haven’t been to a proper Christmas party in years and I think it would be so much more fun now. It’s amazing how much less I care what people think as I’ve gotten older. That old adage ‘dance like no-one is watching’? I’d be all over that. Maybe a bit too much. Oh well, everyone else will be smashed! (I don’t drink)
When I heard about Watches of Switzerland I was over the moon to have an excuse to
waste spend some time on my favourite website, Polyvore, without Nick breathing down my neck. (Seriously, he’s like the strictest life boss ever). They’ve got some seriously dreamy brands like Cartier, Chanel, Jaeger LeCoultre, Piaget & Rolex so I thought it would be fun to incorporate them into some glitzy outfits just in time for Christmas party season.
Dress: Ted Baker | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Watch: Piaget | Earrings: Ernest Jones
How incredibly fabulous is this dress?? Whack a bit of red lipstick on and a good old smokey eye and you’ll be a show stopper for sure. I love that the Louboutins add another ombre edge to this dress with the satin matching the middle tones of the dress and the soles matching the bottom. This is going to look amazing with a messy beehive to show off those stunning earrings. I thought this dress would be best paired with a simple, understated but classy watch – the kind you could easily imagine Audrey Hepburn wearing to breakfast at Tiffanys.
Dress: Oasis | Shoes: Steve Madden | Watch: A. Lange & Sohne | Tiara: Debenhams
This look instantly conjured up images of a snow queen in my head. I’m thinking dark tumbling hair, pale flawless skin with rosy pink cheeks and minimal make-up. I love the touches of gold in the watch to lift the outfit and the pearlescent face matches the dress perfectly.
Dress: Coast | Shoes: New Look | Watch: Raymond Weil | Necklace: Ernest Jones
Doesn’t this dress just scream Nigella? She would look SO amazing in this. This beautifully deep shade of blue would look so lovely on a blonde too. I can imagine Cate Blanchett looking utterly gorgeous in this colour. I love that the necklace would subtly make a feature of your collarbones too. I love the simplicity of this classic watch with the outfit too.
Now I just need a party to go to *sob*. Maybe Nick & I can throw our own self-employed party at Wagamamas or something?!?