If you were playing along on Tuesday when I talked all things beauty and the Christmas party, you’d know that it’s go time for me tomorrow night.
Yes, it’s Mr SY’s office party.
It will be HUGE and bacon will definitely be required on Saturday morning. We are staying over in the big smoke and have booked a hotel within walking distance to avoid the ultimate party killer, the post-event cab wait.
There is nothing worse coming out of a fun event where you’ve danced too much and availed yourself of the hospitality, only to wait for an hour or more for a ride home.
Not this year. We will be the smug ones walking away from the event in the knowledge that we are just minutes away from some bed action.
SLEEP, people. Let’s keep it clean.
I’ve worked out my outfit – of course – and details will be on the blog on Monday in a special Christmas party edition of The Model and Me.
In the meantime, I’ve put together this year’s guide about what to wear to a Christmas party, with style ideas below for a cocktail, casual and work lunch event.
There were more than a few questions from the SY Facebook community on this topic – as well as what to wear Christmas Day (stay tuned for a blog post on that one).
I answered most of the questions on Facebook, many with links of examples of clothes to consider buying. So make sure you check it out here if you’re wanting more ideas.
Tips and outfit ideas
1. Think of your centre piece garment as an unadorned Christmas tree. It looks fabulous on its own but you know that with just the right amount and type of decoration you will light up the room. In a good way. A dress is always a good idea.
2. Those decorations, those “baubles” need precision placement. Not unlike if a Christmas tree is decorated “correctly”. In our house “correctly” is the only way a Christmas tree is to be decorated. You don’t want to over-state the statement. Give people at your party a focal point in your outfit – near your face or on your hand (you know the one you do the talking with … or is that just me?).
3. There needs to be a comfort factor. We’re not talking trackies but you don’t want to be fiddling with the lining of your dress and worrying about VPL should you get trapped in a deep and meaningful with your boss. Or in my case, my husband’s boss. Not cool.
4. If buying something new, buy something you know you can wear again. Better still, have the next occasion earmarked for its next outing. Just dress it up a different way.
5. Don’t forget about the beauty bits. This post has the low-down on how to prepare a party makeup look and prioritise any beauty out-sourcing.
See anything you like? Any funny Christmas party stories to share from years past?