This year, or rather last year, my office decided to hold their annual Christmas party in early 2014 rather than in December as everyone was super busy and there was a lot of work to get through in the lead up to St Nicholas arriving. I'm not sure which I prefer but I'd say that having a festive party outside of the usual festive season definitely takes the pressure off when it comes to choosing an outfit.
I usually spend weeks hunting for my dress and spend hours getting ready but this year it was more of a chuck on and go kind of affair. The dress I chose to wear was the AX Paris Crochet Neck Skater Dress in Burgundy from Simply Be which I have to say, isn't one of the best outfits I've worn.
The dress is a lovely weighty material but still feels light and comfortable to wear. It has a skater shape which is my favourite style with a sweetheart neckline, again my favourite, and a black crochet detail around the neck. I styled it up with black accessories- bangles, a clutch and some peep toes which I think compliment the dark toned burgundy and the black in the dress very well. Whilst the dress is a good fit in that it is true to size and it is comfortable to wear in an eye catching design, so I would recommend trying it out, I don't think that it necessarily suits me and my usual style.
Mock croc print bag from Matalan
Peep toe platform shoes by Anna Scholz at Simply Be
Bangles from Evans
How would you wear this dress?