Last night was my work's Christmas function. It was the first function I'd been to, given that I've only been there four weeks.
I rocked up an hour late (traffic and appointments booked well in advance held me up) but slipped in unnoticed during speeches.
Figuring out what to wear was a curse. I had wanted to wear the red dress with white polka dots, but it didn't look flattering, so I was going to wear my gorgeous Sweet As A Rose Princess Highway Dress. Problem solved. Then I had a stroke of luck and was able to wear the red dress with white polka dots after all.
This outfit is styled almost exactly to what I wore last night, but only a few things are exact: cardigan, makeup, perfume, nail polish, and watch. The dress and remaining accessories are the closest matches I could find on Polyvore.
I found my friends, and one of them, who is quite gorgeous herself, said to me: "Oh my God, you look hot! Gosh, you look like you've stepped out of an Alannah Hill magazine!" Well, that was it. My night was made. I didn't care about anything else. I finally feel like I've made it in the world of fashion! Never mind the fact I felt completely overdressed as most other people were in denim (they'd declared it a casual day at work), I finally felt amazing! Thanks, S!
I got quite a few compliments throughout the evening, so that lifted my spirits indeed (along with the free moscato, cheers!).
For the record, it was not intended to look so Christmassy in my attire, and fortunately no-one picked up on the colour scheme/party theme. Further, the shoes I wore, from Zu's 2009/2010 summer range are aptly named Holly.
Emily and Fin cherry dress / Cropped cardigan, $93 / Caparros shoes / Jane Norman glitter handbag, $29 / FOSSIL stainless steel jewelry / Marc by Marc Jacobs bangle bracelet / Bracelets bangle, $235 / Georg Jensen diamond earrings / Charm pendant, $300 / Waist belt, $83 / Nina flower hair accessory / The Body Shop body shop / Burberry perfume, $77 / Sally Hansen beauty product / Gloss - Mirenesse, $42 / Nude By Nature Mineral Cover Medium 15g at Terry White Chemists / Eyes Right