Anyway, this is one of the reasons that I love Christmas because the parties mean an excuse to really embrace my girlie side. Which is pretty much all sides of me, but I mean REALLY embrace it. Coiffed hair, false eyelashes, flamboyant makeup, sky high heels, dripping in jewellery – oh, and a fabulous dress, of course.
It was my work Christmas do last week and after scouring the shops for something beautiful and reasonably priced, I realised that I had this scarcely worn little beauty from Warehouse in my wardrobe instead. I bought it for NYE the year before the year before last and it’s seen me through one party, one Ascot trip and one wedding reception. I do absolutely love it. I’m a sucker for greeny/blue tones anyway, and you know by now I love a nipped in waist and a full skirt. I was never sure if the larger chested girl could do one-shouldered, but it turns out that with a good bra (my Wonderbra Ultimate Strapless, still going strong, still can’t recommend enough) it doesn’t matter! No lopsidedness at all!
Anyway, I went all out. False eyelashes courtesy of the Girls Aloud Eylure range (I got the whole lot half price in Boots last Christmas and have enjoyed working my way through them - the aptly named Sarah ones were my choice this time) and sparkly green eyes, thanks to Barry M. And as for my hair… well, I had vague ideas of doing a sort of curly beehive thing that tumbled down my back and it turned out to be surprisingly easy! All night I was asked where I got my hair done and was greeted by shock when I said I did it. But it was easy, honest. It’s basically just a backcombed top, put in a half ponytail, and then the rest all curled and gripped randomly around it. But it works, huh? CHECK OUT MY MULTITONALS.
It was a fab night. Unusually for me, especially at an event with wine out on the tables, I decided not to drink. It was the night before Sha’s birthday and I wanted to save myself (and I’m SO glad I did!). It turns out that all those end-of-the-night photos where you look all cross-eyed and sweaty are not down to general wear and tear, but in fact BOOZE IS THE CULPRIT. This was taken when I got home:
Not bad, huh? And I got to be super smug when everyone was complaining about their hangovers on Saturday. What did you wear to your work Christmas do this year?