Friday 20 December 2013

Friday Frocks #144 - From AM to PM

I live about a 20 minute train ride from London, so I'm pretty accustomed to hopping on a train after work on my way to meet friends or an event, and spending the duration of the journey squeezed into the toilet of the train, trying to keep myself steady enough to apply eyeliner whilst the train rocks about. It's a life skill every girl should have, really. And when M&S sent me this dress, asking me to style it as part of their Prim to Partywear campaign, that's what I instantly thought of. I can manage applying makeup in a train loo, but I'm not sure I'd want to change in one of them (not least because I don't really want to put any of my clothes down on that grubby floor!).

Here's my daytime look - I very much believe that lace can be workwear. Why not, eh? I made it a little more casual with a red cardi and matching belt, flat shoes and neutral makeup. I think in a lot of ways it's easier to make a smart dress look casual than vice versa, so if you're trying to dash from work to a party, that's my recommendation.

So, imagining that I was going to dive onto a train with only a small bag for company, I styled myself up thusly. A messy side bun is a super easy way to glamorize yourself, and it doesn't matter if you haven't had time to straighten your hair. No ghds required! It's basically a side ponytail and a bunch of grips. Easy peasy.

I just upped the eyeliner and added some red lippy, then threw on a couple of statement accessories and a pair of heels. Done! Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got a party to go to...*

Cardigan - Debenhams
Belt - Tesco
Flats c/o Betty @ Spartoo
Necklace - New Look
Heels c/o Blink @ Spartoo
Hairclip - Little Nell

*Not really. I'm totally in my pyjamas, eating Ben & Jerry's.


  1. Ohh you look so stunning! What a beautiful dress too <3

    Jennie xo |

  2. oh, what a beautiful dress! you look lovely. lovin' the red lipstick on you too. xx

  3. this dress is stunning, I love how you have styled it - especially with a bright red lip!

  4. This is a great article and I love the black dress you are wearing, it is very trendy. I have been into fashion for a long time and I enjoy finding new designs like these. Since the new year has arrived, there are a lot of new fashion trends coming out. Some new women styles such as Day Dresses are really fashionable and can be worn all year around.


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