It’s that festive time of year isn’t it? Christmas party season and the dreaded outfit planning and the even more dreaded run in with your drunk boss over the buffet table. Erk!
Have you ever put your foot in it and dropped a right clanger by accident? I have!
The kind folk over at Asda have helped me pull together a great party outfit and I have very kindly let my Mam take the reigns on this one. She has recently dropped a tonne of weight and she has even bought her first pair of skinny jeans. I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of a glam new look this festive season.
We started with a gorgeous chic black lace party dress and built the look up from there. A pair of velvet platform block heel sandals kept the outfit quite young and on trend whilst the black wrap added a demure class to the outfit. As it’s Christmas, you have to have glitz right? This black glitter bag ticks the boxes.
The best thing about this outfit is it all cost less than £70 and you could re-use it over and over again for many occasions just by mixing up 1 or 2 accessories. The dress is fantastic quality for a mere £20. What a bargain!
Black lace dress – £20
Platform sandals – £16
Glitter bag – £10
Knitted Wrap – £14
Doesn’t she look good?
For a long time, we both worked for the same international company. Thousands of employees across UK and Europe. At any one time, you were never sure who you’d see in the office or whether the bloke next in line for coffee was the CEO or the mail boy. Plenty of scope for foot in the mouth syndrome.
Everyone loses their inhibitions at Christmas parties as they feel it’s a safe environment to go mad on the free booze. My number 1 biggest tip is if you don’t know who someone is, don’t slag your boss off to them as you just know it will turn out to be the bosses, bosses boss or even worse – the bosses wife / husband.
We all like to let our hair down a little but work Christmas parties still count as an extension to the work place, I always try to keep that in the back of my mind. I don’t say or do anything I wouldn’t say whilst sober and at work.
If your party is likely to end in carnage, go sober for the evening and take a long a digital camera. You can gently remind Pat from accounts that she was dirty dancing with Dave from sales on top of the bar. Brilliant!
What is your Christmas Party outfit for this year? Planned already or winging it?