The party season is here! I love Christmas… Just reminding you for the 50349 million
It’s always around this time of year that there is a huge pressure to spend a lot of money on “new” outfits, “new” presents and gifts and even “new” decorations. STOP!
This is having a devistating effect on our environment, I actually wrote a blog post on this last month, that you can read here. Not to mention it’s also putting a massive rabbit hole in your bank account. And let me tell you, no Alice in Wonderland rabbit is going to pop out of it asking you for tea.
So how do I look good, feel good and spend less over Christmas with the party season being so demanding?
Look in your wardrobe.
Come on ladies. I know you’ve got it in you to out your entire wardrobe and put together something fabulous… but for 4 different occasions? Now that is a task.
Before you start heading into Jamaji, aka “your wardrobe” ask yourself these questions:
- Do you have a LBD?
- Where are those work trousers?
- Do you own a pair of classic black heels?
- Dig out that classic
christmastop you love but have worn 193984 times.
Hold on a minute… I’ve worn these all a million times. How can I turn up looking fabulous in the same outfits? or worse… MY WORK TROUSERS?
Say hello to your Angel gabrial, your shining star… The Vigan Mary herself.
THE SEQUIN BLAZER
If you’ve managed to tick off the list above then this is the only new item or dress you’ll be needing this Christmas. Simply adding this blazer to your outfits add’s that bit of sparkle you needed.
Bare all, but stay classy. Embrace your body and let the blazer do the talking.
Pop on some vibrant lipstick, red usually being the Christmas
So you’ve now got to think of an outfit other than you comfy festive
Panic not. Mrs. Christmas is here to save the day.
Remeber that festive top I was talking about? The one you’ve worn about 293942 times before… You know the one! GET IT OUT.
Add some wet look leggings, those classic black heels, that sassy sequin blazer, and
FINALLY! The time has come to let your hair down with your ladies and get well and truly pickled on prosecco.
Hold on… your phone is going wild with messages from everyone sharing their NEW outfits. But you haven’t got the money for a new outfit, and you can’t wear what you wore last year… because there’s bound to be a throwback picture from last year. “THAT’S IT IM NOT GOING.”
WOW. Before you get the hump and send that text, take a deep breath… IN… and…OUT. Right, remember I asked you where your work trousers were? Well, dig them out and put them on!
Add a cute little bralette, if you’re nervous about those bar nibbles and
possible McDonalds on the way home and you’d feel more comfortable with your belly covered, then add a lacey body suit instead or a body suit you already have… Your all in one spanks will do. Finish the look off with you sequin blazer, your classic black heels and a clutch bag of your choice.
No one will even know you’re wearing the same trousers you’ve worn for the past 5 days.
Work’s Christmas party
At last. The day has come when you’ve finished work for the Christmas period… You no longer have to see negative nancy and deal with Pauline the prude…Why not celebrate with a glass of bubbly, or five, (always drink responsibly) and your work bestie at the Christmas do.
You want to impress that Christian Grey look-a-like in HR but you’ve spent all your money on Christmas presents and having one
Don’t panic. Go classy and classic with the LBD. Pop over your shoulder your sequin blazer, add some sultry stilettos (or knee-high boots) and go get your man girlfriend!
TIME TO POP THE PROSECCO! YOU’VE DONE IT!
Well done girl. You’ve managed to create four perfect Christmas outfits from just one new item. Keeping your purse purely for getting merry with friends and family and saving the planet too.