Party Frock

Friday, 17 December 2010

So then, the work Christmas party. My pre-Christmas social life mainly revolves around daytime stuff as none of my friends really go in for parties, so this is the only real evening thing I have planned. I kind of like it that way though - leisurely afternoon drinking with pals is more fun for me than a hectic party.

I'm off to London between Christmas and New Year for much theatre going with my pal Lee and back to Newcastle with him until early Jan. I really don't like New Year but I do really like Lee and I don't see him often enough so I'm making an exception this year. I'm sure much quaffing of alcohol will take place over that week so it's probably a good thing that I'm not going mad with the parties before Christmas. I'm pleased to report no hangover this morning!

Anyway, party outfit!




The detail on the bag hasn't shown up at all but it's sort of fabric whirled roses all over


Dress - Primark
Shoes - Irregular Choice
Ring - vintage, charity shop
Earrings - Accessorize
Bag - H&M

I am so bashful in front of the camera. These photos were taken by a person (thanks Tonks!) rather than the tripod and self timer and I officially HATE looking at the camera. Also, I don't think the dress has quite photographed to best advantage as it really is rather lovely in real life.

The purchase of it was remarkably easy though - no stress or hours of trawling the shops for me. I saw a rail full of these dresses being wheeled out as I was walking to the till in Primark and grabbed one straight away. Beautiful colour, sleeves (yay for dresses with sleeves), plain but with a little bit of detailing. Perfect.


Ffion was sporting an equally fetching frock and some shoes that I would quite like to pinch.



33 comments:

  1. Erm I think I'll be needing both those pairs of shoes....thanks.

    There's just something so exciting about getting dressed up! Even though, as a rule, I hate it, when I've done it and I'm waiting to go out I have to admit I get a kick out of that little shiver of excitement!

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  2. Have a really great time, you both look super pretty!x

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  3. I love everything in your outfit - I actually thought that dress was a vintage find - must get to Primark more. I'm off out as a +1 to my friend's work party in London tonight, gonna wear my new 'swishing' dress :) xx

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  4. Love love love that dress on you. You look stunning (as always). You most definitely will have to pinch Ffion's shoes, they are to die for. Enjoy your do.

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  5. You look gorgeous, indeed yay for sleeves I love my matalan dress with sleeves.
    Great shoes as always.

    xx

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  6. You both look lovely!

    Your dress is a gorgeous colour!

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  7. You both look gorgeous! I think both your shoes are equally lustworthy.

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  8. What a great dress, it looks lovely in the photo so in real life you must look really stunning. I'm often disappointed at how I look in photos compared to real life so I know what you mean.

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  9. OOh the dress looked even lovelier than i had expected (even though that shouldn't have been a suprise as i had already seen it!! )

    I love those shoes and the ring as well, and Ffion looks ever so pretty ;)

    I hope you both had a lovely party :D xxx

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  10. Actually need those shoes. I saw a similar pair in clarks, of all places, which I was salivating over last month. Hopefully they'll make an appearance in the dreaded sales!
    I love your dress, Teal is one of my favourite colours!

    xxx Maddie

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  11. I love your outfit, very understated yet glam. Primark does throw up the odd gem now and then doesn't it? Love your friends shoes too x

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  12. I love that dress, i wanted the crea version but they sold out in my size :( I have the shoes that your friend is wearing they are gorgeous xx

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  13. I very nearly bought the same dress for the Mr's Christmas works party! Looking lovely as ever Alex!

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  14. Can't believe that dress is Primark, it looks much more expnsive. You look really lovely, and I love the way you have done your hair. It looks fantastic half pulled back like that, you should do it more often x

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  15. Wow, that dress is fab!! Love the colour and the sheer sleeves!
    Was it a sale item? Just wondering what my chances are of being able to find it in my local store.
    xx

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  16. Oh your dress is lovely Alex! It goes so well with the shoes too - how darling :) Ffion looks adorable too.

    Glad to hear you had fun at the party - and like you, I'm all about the leisurely afternoon drinking wherever possible too. In fact, that is exactly how I plan to spend my Sunday!

    Sally x

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  17. Stunning dress, it's so beautiful, I have a party tommorow night and still have nothing to wear. Whats a girl to do! I may well have to either a) Raid my wardrobe tonight which will probably result in b) Me rushing out to buy something tommorow.
    The shoes are fabulous too as ever x

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  18. I'm going to see if I can spot one of the frocks in Primary tomorrow when I drop my daughter off at work - poor girl works there all Saturday and Sunday. It looks lovely on you. xxxx

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  19. Dear Alex, stunning! I love it all, the dress, the shoes!! The ring!! Your eyeshadow looks gorgeous as well. No hangover? You did well there! We've had a load of snow today. I'm off to brave the supermarket as I know people will be panic buying. Yawn xx

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  20. totally gorgous dress... heads off to primark to get one!!!

    enjoy ur party xxx

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  21. Gorgeous dress, it def doesn't look like its from Primark, excellent find! :)

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  22. love your outfit it is perfect! The dress is fab and so can't believe it is Primark - deffo a case of Primarni xx

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  23. oh Alex, that dress is beautiful! what a fabulous colour on you x

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  24. I love those shoes, some irregular choice shoes can be over the top but those are fab!

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  25. You both look awesome. I want to steal both pairs of shoes!!! x

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  26. Oh no, I think the dress has come out beautifully and it is GORGEOUS on you - really show off your ace legs. Your friend's shoes are super cute too x

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  27. I love that dress and your shoes are fabulous! The remind me of a pair I had that I ruined in the mud. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

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  28. Both pairs of shoes are gorgeous, and who'd have thought that fantastic dress was from Primark? It looks so expensive (and incidently absolutely wonderful on you). xxx

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  29. Um, you both look HOT!!!!!!!!! Can I have two of those outfits to go please?

    www.clothedmuch.com

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  30. Love your teal dress!! It reminds me of a "Genie in a Bottle"!! the color is very festive!! good look!! :)

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  31. I want your shoes! They're gorgeous, in fact you're gorgeous- you look fab!

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  32. that dress is absolutely stunning:) i LOVE the teal colouring. you just look amazing! xxx

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  33. You both look fabulous! Love your shoes - I keep hearing about Irregular Choice shoes.. might have to have a look after Christmas when I have a bit of money! x

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