Monday, 5 December 2011

Now I must wake, I know I must take you home

Polkadot dress - Topshop
Leather boots - H&M
Mesh Jumper - Topshop
Leather sleeveless jacket - Primark
Watch pendant - Vintage

I've been wearing a lot of black lately. Take from that what you will but I just can't bring myself to do an Audrey and wear brights at the moment! This is a very typical Claire ensemble at the moment, a dash or two of leather, opaque tights, collars and my watch pendant. It's not set at the right time, it's not long enough for me to see its face, but it's better than any old necklace and it alludes to the impression that I am marginally more organised than I actually am.

Last night was my work Christmas party! Which still feels far too early since I'm in denial that it's winter already. I'm feeling a little bit fragile today which I put down to the copious amount of shots poured through an ice sculpture I drank. Work dos are always a little bit awkward aren't they? I mean maybe you're not phased by the sight of your boss doing the macarena but I am. xox

26 comments:

  1. Hahaa, oh work dos! I went to a friends work party yesterday actually and it was lots of fun, but yes- there's always an awkward turtle or two.
    I really love this outfit Claire - there's definitely nothing wrong with wearing lots of black in my eyes...it's all I seem to do atm too! x

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  2. Sounds like you had a good night. Ha I agree that work dos can be very awkward. You look gorgeous lady. I need a leather sleeveless jumper in my life xx

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  3. Lovely outfit, I love all the different textures, the sleeveless jacket is cool! And yes work dos are weird, I have one this wednesday, I really hope there's no Macarena involved.. xx

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  4. PS: Yes it was from your Fairy Hobmother post!! So thanks :p xx

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  5. your outfit is so cutee, love the leather sleeveless jacket- I must get one of these x

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  6. ps- have my work do tonight, it's going to be interesting!!x

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  7. I love that polka dot dress. And I totally understand the work party awkwardness... We stayed in a big old house for a murder mystery last year. I had no desire to see my boss in a small towel. But I did. Too much.

    Penny x

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  8. Love this Claire Ensemble. The polka dot dress with the leather is a perfect combination.

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  9. This outfit is gorgeous! Whenever I see someone like you who is wearing a monochrome outfit & looking amazing, I want to recreate it myself, but somehow I always look like some kind of professional mourner.

    Thankfully I work for my family so I'm spared the awkwardness of work parties... my boss is my mum so I think watching her doing the macarena would be pretty funny! Shots poured through an ice sculpture sound awesome :)

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  10. Such a great outfit Claire, this is why I love dresses with collars all year round. Work dos are always hilarious, I get to go to the office I work over summer's xmas party next weekend and no doubt it'll be messy. Sometimes I think I can handle my drink better than most of the older people I work with! x

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  11. Awww these photos are dead cute hehe. Love the dots :)

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  12. Love that outfit - looks so cute!

    Now I'm self employed I really miss work dos - even the awkwardness!

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  13. Claire, you are the cutest. Fact.
    I'm organising the staff night this year and we are going for tapas and cocktails. The over 50s are not impressed, they wanted Italian. Ooopsie xx

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  14. Our work night out is next Monday and I must not get too drunk. Must not. Really, must not. Watch me be hungover to absolute death on Tuesday :(

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  15. This is my uniform at the moment - cute dress, black tights, boots and leather jacket! You look fab.

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  16. Looking hot sexy lady! I always embarass myself at work dos, me and free bars don't mix! I tend to get a bit greedy!
    Sophie
    x

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  17. Love your outfit, especially the collar of your dress poking through the jumper. Your work do sounds like it was amazing, ice sculpture? Brilliant!

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  18. I always love your outfits and this one is no exception. I am super envious of your leather sleeveless jacket. What a great piece.

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  19. Oh hello Kills poster! Looking fab as always. I remember we went for a meal for our Christmas party at Chiquito (it's a Mexican restaurant), got drunk and wore the fake moustaches they provided... Yeah, not the macarena, but it's up there. xxx

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  20. Love this outfit, the polka dots dress is so cute :) And you're right work dos are awkward, it's the whole drink but don't get too drunk situation.

    L x

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  21. Lovely outfit, looks so good on you xxx

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  22. Your style is just superb.
    xxx

    www.inordinatelyplush.blogspot.com

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