As someone who is relatively busy during the week, and even more so now that the Christmas season has kicked in, I have put today’s post together to cover the topic of most working girls dilemma: Desk to drinks without bringing a dramatic change of clothes. It happens to me quite a alot – I’ll be sat at my desk all day in a professional job, and then I have an invite straight from work to go for drinks, or a blogger event, or for dinner etc.
This week alone I have three Christmas themed events starting at 6.30 pm, which means literally leaving the office and darting off for cocktails. The last thing us girls want to do is bring a whole changing bag with us, so I’ve showcased today on off the looks I am trying out to allow me to sit through a working day at my desk, and sprucing up a little bit with accessories to take me straight to the bar afterwards!
Who says the Christmas party season means you have to stick with glitter and sparkle? I would rather be a little more realistic and pick a dress that I can comfortably wear in the office which still looks stylish and flattering, but with a few ‘amendments’ can make me look party-ready. I headed to Debenhams to kit me out for this mini challenge, and started by purchasing the main item, which of course is ‘the dress’. I opted for this Dorothy Perkins Suedette tan coloured dress from the petite range, mainly due to the fact that straight away I could see it was a perfect contender to be dressed up and dressed down.
For the daytime office look, I also purchased a high neck black top from Miss Selfridge, a little brown handbag from Red Herring, gold drop earrings from Jon Richard and a pair of thick black tights, all at Debenhams.
The beauty of this look is that instantly you can layer up to play it down: wear the smart black top underneath the dress, team with tights and a smart handbag with some drop detail gold earrings, and it creates a pretty style, yet suitable for during the day. Come evening time, remove the black top and tights, and a slinky belt, pop on some heels (mine are a sparkly black embellished toe pair from Carvela) and you are good to go! I also do little extra things like tuck the handle of my handbag into the bag to create a clutch look, which is more adapt for evenings.
I literally created this look just by shopping Debenhams Christmas Occasion Wear over on the website. If it’s an actual Christmas party with work or a more lavish event, you’ll be sure to find some absolute sparkling wonders over there.
The best thing about this look is that it’s not just going to last me for the party months of November and December – this look is a year rounder!