Cardigan: Voodoo Vixen
Hair flower (shoe clip): Alternate Normality
Trousers: House of Foxy
We dressed up to the nines then for our Christmas party, which this year was Downton Abbey themed. It seemed particularly fitting after my trip to Highclere earlier this year. The dress was bought from a closing-down boutique for a fiver, and the little beaded shrug was a possible wedding accessory bought in the sale in Debenhams and was never worn. I accessorised further with some cream and gold vintage gloves from my collection, and a really gorgeous rhinestone necklace that belonged to my grandmother in the 1950s. I already had the plastic tiara (doesn't everyone have one?). Dressing up turned out to be very amusing as the majority of our guests didn't receive the message about the dress code, and so turned up in their normal attire. We referred to them as "commoners" for the rest of the evening. I was of course Lady Porcelina.
Shrug: Warehouse at Debenhams
Dress: closing-down boutique
We have a few more opportunities over the next few weeks for dressing up, which I am most excited about. Now that I'm off work, I actually have time to stand and stare in front of the wardrobe, and take a bit more time pulling things together. As for Christmas day, I will no doubt dress-up rather than dress down. I know a lot of people take great pleasure on the day to lounge in their pyjamas - or a onesie, heaven forbid - but why pass up an opportunity to play dress up?
What about you - are you dressing up or dressing down for Christmas?
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