I’m back with my regular Weekly Wardrobe feature, in the outfit I wore for our village Writers’ Group Christmas party. It was far too late in the day for photos outside, so we rigged up this handmade background (more on that another day) and a studio flash set-up. It was a pretty muddy day, so I only have socks on as I wore wellies to walk to and back from the party, and just had socks on while I was there as I knew it would just be sitting round a table and no-one would see my feet anyway! I couldn’t think of any stand-in party shoes at the last minute, so here I am, authentically in my socks!
The black dress is ideal for a meal out as it’s flattering, but roomy in the tummy! It’s about ten years old now and from Zara. The lace overlay and frill at the hem make it smart enough for an event such as this one.
The grey and silver glittered crochet cardigan gives the outfit a festive feel. There’s nothing like a bit of sparkle at Christmas! Due to the slightly see-through nature of crochet, I cut the labels out and can’t actually remember where it was from originally. Possibly Dorothy Perkins (as that was about the only clothes shop where I used to live).
I wore purpley grey leggings, rather than my usual black, so that, well, I wasn’t wearing too much black really. Though now, looking at the photos, I wonder if black would’ve looked better – never mind!
The bracelet was a Christmas present from Chris a few years ago.
The silver ivy-leaf necklace was also a Christmas present from Chris and I know it came from Bath Christmas market and the maker is a regular stall-holder there.
Do you think people remember what you wear to these occasions? To be honest, I doubt it. At least I hope not because on looking through last year’s Christmas photos yesterday, I realised I wore the same dress, but with a red cardigan, to the Writers’ Group Christmas party last year. Oops!
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Handmade silver Ivy necklace by Silver Designs by Lorna.