christmas | the office ‘do

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Janet from Accounts always gets a little bit too drunk, and Peter from IT pretends to look at photos of her cats whilst looking down her blouse; somebody inevitably threatens to use the photocopier inappropriately, but bottles out at the last minute; and there’s always someone who complains their vegetarian option has been mislaid in the kitchen but still eats the chicken anyway. It can only be one thing: the office ‘do.

My Christmas office party was held at Tatton Park, and was actually a beautiful affair. No throwing up under the boss’ desk here…


dress: missguided | heels: new look | clutch: ted baker | earrings: new look | extensions: dirty looks

Horrendous lighting in my kitchen aside, these photos don’t really do justice to what is now my favourite dress of all time. I’ll admit that wearing red – when literally everybody else at this bloody thing was wearing black – made me feel a little (extremely) conspicuous, but three gins down and I stopped caring.


This dress hides a multitude of sins (fat arms? No thanks), and is such a beautiful shade of cherry-red. I didn’t want to look like Mrs Claus, so kept accessories as neutral as possible, with nude barely-there sandals and a blush Ted Baker zipped pouch as a clutch.


As per, extensions were from my go-to brand Dirty Looks, and I contoured (extremely heavily – perhaps a little too heavily) with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Kit.


Finishing off with statement gem earrings, I felt like this was the perfect festive-but-not-too-festive outfit for the Christmas party season.

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9 thoughts on “christmas | the office ‘do

  1. We didn’t have a party at my office. There’s only 6 of us, so we had a holiday luncheon yesterday. When I worked for a big mortgage company, they had a huge to-do that was semi-formal. It was like prom or something is was crazy. They rented out the conference rooms & stuff at a local upscale hotel and had a swing band in one room, a DJ in another area, a HUGE buffet… I’d never seen anything like it before or since.

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