Stupid posing alert (I'd already attacked the open bar a wee bit when these were taken...and the jar of glow sticks) Monday was my work Christmas party, and my outfit choice was this awesome dress from H&M, which I picked up a couple of weeks ago for just £20. It's quite different to anything I usually wear, as I don't do much in the way of proper 'going out clothes', but I loved the colours and the fact it was sparkly without being too OTT. Grey is one of my favourite colours to wear (and totally not a boring colour!) too, and the fit was really flattering - the bottom flicks out kinda like a skater dress and pulls me in at the waist.
Christmas is definitely the season for office parties, and recently Curvissa got in touch with me with the results of a survey they've completed about Christmas parties, and I found it really interesting to see where I fitted in compared to other Londoners. It took me about 30 minutes to get ready - although we went straight from work and got ready in the work loos (classy!), so I imagine it would have taken longer if I'd actually been at home. Seemingly though, fellow Londoners took the same amount of time as me, with 42% of those surveyed taking between 15 minutes and an hour.
As well as surveying Christmas party attendees, Curvissa have also created a chart showing the 12 most common Christmas party stereotypes. I'd love to think I'm the 'good looking one from accounts' (11) ...but unfortunately, I don't even work in accounts for a start, so I reckon I'm more of a Christmas Carole (9) - the one who gets way too excited about everything festive at work. Fancy finding out which party stereotype group you fit into? Head here for the full lowdown - and see how many of them popped up at your annual do this year!
What did you wear to your Christmas do? How long did it take you to get ready? And do you fit into any of the Christmas party stereotypes - time to fess up in the comments!