Sunday, 4 November 2012

Party Dress

Now that Halloween is over I can finally start thinking about Christmas and the festive season in our new home. I have lots of ideas for decor and party planning that I'm itching to get underway. I've started my Christmas shopping and my present spreadsheet is almost complete. I'm on the lookout for some Christmassy DIY craft projects the keep me occupied in the snugly wintery evenings. Just call me Kirstie!

But the best bit? OUTFITS! Presents, decor and crafting aside, I've had my eyes peeled since the late summer (did we actually have a summer?) for the perfect party dress, or in fact dresses.

Ted Baker Balinda dress

There are work functions, some formal and some less so, family gatherings, various parties with friends and possibly some themed fancy dress. I have some ideas on the go for great outfits, but this little number from Ted Baker is currently top of my list as a multi-event outfit:

  •  I think it'll be rather glam for a formal-ish work Christmas party at an art deco Mayfair hotel with hair up, (fake) bare legs, lots of eyeliner and a leg-lengthening shoe (so I'll probs need to buy an appropriately-named, patent black court too, won't I?)
  • With all that soft "stretch" factor it's the perfect Christmas day dress with black opaques, ankle boots, a long line cardy and a sparkly hair band. A little bit of Christmas glitz but still comfy for all the eating/lounging/gaming
  • Then I can roll it back out for my planned "Great Gatsby" NYE party with sheer, seamed stockings, gold twenties-style ankle strap, peep toe shoes, a faux fur stole and some kind of head dress. It's fancy dress, but not I'm-embarrassed-to-get-out-of-the-car-to-get-petrol-en-route fancy dress so this dress will work perfectly
  • After that I could rock it on my birthday with black tights, killer heels and a big bouncy blow dry
  • I could also wear it for a winter wedding (two invites for the seven in 2013 have already arrived) with a statement hat and a coloured shoe...
Ooooo, this game is fun... where else, where else...?

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