Thursday, 19 December 2013

From Work to Play with M&S

Party season is now in full on swing, and I see lots of people posting about Christmas parties and all sorts all over their social media sites! I'm also really excited about the season and have a couple of things to go to over this weekend, including my work Christmas party, so a little party prep is in order. The thing I think most of us find hard is going straight from work to play, and to make it a lot easier is a versatile outfit that goes from day to night with a small swap of accessories that makes a big change!
Collaborating with M&S I'm here to show you how you can turn a great dress from workwear to partywear in just a couple of minutes! They kindly gifted me with the prettiest dress and a beauty and grooming kit to keep me going through the party season. And look at the pretty box it was sent in...!
 


For the workwear to partywear look I have the Limited Edition Mirror Floral Shift Dress, it's simply beautiful in colour and has the perfect structure for a smart and fashionable work dress or sophisticated and party approving party dress! I was instantly drawn in by the print, and it just looks so flattering on due to that shape and structured lines. I'm already planning to wear this out for New Year's Eve!

The Work Wear Look:

Mirror Floral Shift Dress - M&S *
Purple Sequin Sleeve Bolero - Charity Shop (I think!)
Lace Up Boots - Dorothy Perkins
Glasses - Specsavers, Missoni (55)
Studded Tote Bag - Warehouse
 
Unfortunately at work I wouldn't be able to wear this dress, as I work in black uniform; But if I was working in a more office based job, I'd definitely be flaunting my dress around the office. When I'm at work I like comfort, and I'm very much turning into a cardigan girl recently with the cold days, so I rummaged through my knitwear to find this purple and sequin sleeve bolero that I've had for years. Even though a more red purple I think it works well for a slightly casual, but still approving smart work attire. Keeping warm as well as looking a little glitsy with the sequin detailing on the sleeves just completes the reasons I would wear this together for me.
I paired this outfit with some simple boots that I bought specifically to wear for work. It sounds odd at first, but these are my trusty boots that look smart, with a small heel and simple detailing. Wearing a small heel for the day is a good idea. It just means that when you swap into those higher heels they won't feel so high, and you could possibly be in them all night!
 
The Party Wear Look:
Mirror Floral Shift Dress - M&S *
Autograph Sectioned Necklace - M&S *
Black Blazer - Dorothy Perkins
Silver Clutch Bag - Portugal
Black Glitter Shoe Boots - France
 
To really step out of the office and into the bar looking like you've changed quicker than possible, the first thing is to swap out from your work shoes into your party shoes! Here I've gone for my glitzy shoe boots that I was given from France a few months back and I'm yet to wear these beauts out of the house. It really transforms the dress from a work dress into a party one. In addition, changing from black tights into nude ones really helped brighten up the outfit for the evening and give it more of a party feel.
I also added a silver simple necklace to add a little detailing and a black blazer to smarten up the look for the evening! I'm not sure as to why but I definitely prefer a blazer as a going out jacket rather than a work jacket. I think maybe something about not being so uniform maybe?
Carrying a big bag on a night out is never the one you want, so I swapped from my big work bag to a small and sparkly clutch just for something easy to carry that looks good to hand too! Pull your hair out of that pony, dry shampoo it, and you're ready to go in 5 minutes flat.
 
The transformation a couple of changes can make to a dress in amazing. Here I just changed, tights, shoes, bag and jacket and the look is completely changed. Along with a couple of re-touches to the hair and make-up you're good to go, all day AND NIGHT long!
 
CAT xo
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2 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous dress! I've not really taken much interest in M&S for a while, but since I've started working there I've fallen in love with some of the stuff they have in at the moment! This dress is stunning - I want it! Xx

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  2. That dress is gorgeous, the print is so lovely! I love how you've styled it up and down! xo

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