Dressember Week 5 – Happy New Year!
Dressember came to it’s conclusion this week, and what better way to go out than with a New Year’s Eve party frock? I also pulled out a couple of old favourites and raided the sales for the odd bargain. These are the last of my Dressember photos, but needless to say I won’t be spending January in jeans and now that I’ve got into the habit of photographing my outfits, I’ll hopefully do it a bit more often in the future. But for now, this is me signing off and saying I DID IT! 31 days…and just over 31 dresses!
The 27th saw my return to London – and my wardrobe – so I took the opportunity to prance about in this keyhole detail floral dress from Trollied Dolly. I’m still not sure whether it’s meant to tie at the front or the back, but I go for the front because the bodice is a bit of an odd straight shape and this helps to pull it in a bit!
Against my better judgement, I took advantage of the extra bank holiday by heading to Westfield to check out the sales on the 28th. This dress is from Next, and combines two of my favourite things – dots and butterflies. The peplums date it a bit (it’s from last year) but it hangs well and is really easy to wear – what more do I need?
The 29th meant it was time to head back to work, but I consoled myself by wearing one of the dresses I bought the day before in the sale – it’s from Biba at House of Fraser, and I absolutely love the way it drapes. I would never normally wear white – even as a base colour – but I fell in love with this at first sight. It’s got just the right amount of mad vs classic with the print and the shape!
On the 30th friends came down for a birthday trip to see Cinderella at Sadler’s Wells, and I spent most of the day sorting the flat out ready for our New Year’s Eve party. So this called for an easy to wear dress, this 2-in-1 jersey number bought for a fiver in the River Island sale. Also a great excuse to pull out my insanely comfy purple wedge boots.
New Year’s Eve is always a big excuse to dress up, and while my full-length red gown was vetoed (well, it wouldn’t have been very practical for cooking and playing cranium…) I did manage to bring on the glam in a lace, organza and satin frock from Bettie Page Clothing and requisite victory rolls in my hair. Unfortunately the dress doesn’t photograph very well, so you’ll have to take my word for it that it doesn’t look half as cheap in real life!