Don't Forget About You
So as we pack away the Halloween decorations it's straight into Christmas. Wham Bam Thank you Maam!
The memento at which Christmas gathers pace is incredible, already I'm starting to make lists on lists on lists. And of course the lists consist of childrens presents, family presents, Christmas food, dates in the diary and last at the very bottom is a note to say Christmas night out, need to sort out what to wear.
We are so often bottom of the list to sort out, but actually there can be quite a few days and nights to think about. The obvious ones are Christmas Day and Boxing Day but the main one to get prepared for is your Christmas night out. Whether you're off out with the girls, office party or date night with your other half, now is the time to get your outfit sorted so that you avoid the last minute panic buying which always ends in tears!
So rather than risk your size from being sold out when you do find the perfect dress or top, start looking and getting yourself sorted out. There's nothing more satisfying than having your outfit sorted, that way if you get another out of the blue invite out, you haven't got to panic what to wear as its already hanging in your wardrobe!
I think its a good idea to definitely have a party top to wear with jeans or a pencil skirt. A top is great to wear out or for your Christmas meal. Having a bit of sparkle will make you feel that little bit special and provides just a little bit of glitz to get you in the Christmassy mood.
Another great option to wear with your jeans is a sequin cape or shawl. I love this option as it provides a bit of coverage ( on the arms) and doubles up as a throw on jacket. I would style your sequin jacket with plain black vest underneath or alternatively add it to a plain sleeveless dress. You will find that you can add a sequin cape to any vest and instantly it transforms your look.
So with your top or sequin cape sorted , you are now ready for any festive days or nights out. The bigger headache can come if you need to get yourself a Christmas party frock and finding out just how formal an affair it will be.
Generally speaking a ball or black tie function will require a dress that is a least knee length or below which isn't a problem as midi lengths are pretty much the go to length all year. The more formal, longer styles are limited at this time of year and will need to be bought now as your size will not be guaranteed.
I just love this sateen midi 50s inspired Audrey Hepburn dress. Slightly different from the usual black, this beautiful emerald green colour really does look amazing on all skin tones. The shape of this dress being aline is perfect for wearing to an event where you are eating and dancing and the shape is very forgiving.
If you are more of a black dress kinda gal, then why not opt for a black number with a beaded embellishment to it. This black beaded maxi dress is stunning and ideal for that formal works party, ball or function.
Even if you haven't got an actual formal night out but rather a night out with the girls, its still going to be a dressier than normal affair. Besides if like me going out is rare, you might as well make the most of it, get out of your usual attire and dress up!
Here's my picks. Both gorgeous dresses and stunning in their own way. If you're not one to show much skin then the cobalt blue dress is a real winner of a dress on. Teamed with rose gold accessories this is a real designer inspired look.
So here's to making lists and getting in the Christmas spirit. Don't forget to think about you as you organise your Christmas plus getting your outfit sorted now is another tick off that growing list!