How is it the time of year for Christmas party outfits already?! This week it's time to show off what you've been wearing to parties and events - but don't forget the theme is optional so please, please link up everything else you've been wearing too!
So much has been happening lately, then there's the fact that I haven't actually worn any party outfits myself yet (I'll explain why), so I've featured some of my favourites from the last couple of years. I'm still totally crushing on all four of these dresses and hope I get a chance to wear at least one of them this Christmas, except...
I'M STILL TOTALLY CRUSHING ON ALL FOUR OF THESE DRESSES AND HOPE I GET A CHANCE TO WEAR AT LEAST ONE OF THEM THIS CHRISTMAS... EXCEPT I'VE SLIPPED A DISC AND AM NOT IN THE SLIGHTEST BIT MOBILE [CUE TINY VIOLINS]
... I've slipped a disc(!!) and am not in the slightest bit mobile. [Cue tiny violins.] I have sciatica (where the sciatic nerve has been damaged) so it's not my back that's in pain, but the whole of the back of my right leg. The doctor thinks I did it while carrying my overnight bag on the tube and trains when I went to Paris the other weekend, and it's been getting gradually more and more painful, numb and tingly over the last two weeks. It now hurts so much I can't walk without a walking stick (I've borrowed one of my mum's, she's 81 and uses them now and then); however, I actually love pointing and waving it at everyone like an old lady - you have to see the funny side of it!
So unfortunately heels and tight clothes are completely out for me at the moment, and although physio is the next step I could be like this for up to eight weeks. We shall see how it affects my wardrobe - no skinny jeans for quite a while I'm afraid.
And finally - you may have noticed that the blog looks (more than) a little different: I've had a major redesign! I'll mention it properly in my next post (Wednesday), but in the meantime please bear with me as I have to reformat some of the pages as they're a bit skew-y at the moment. Also note my new avatar: It'll be popping up on all my social media platforms as I work my way through changing them all to match.
YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THAT THE BLOG LOOKS (MORE THAN) A LITTLE DIFFERENT: I'VE HAD A MAJOR REDESIGN!
Scroll down to join the link up and don't forget to check out the amazing faux fur outfits from last week - I've picked out and featured my favourites as usual :)
Have you been to any Christmas parties yet (office party or otherwise)? What are you - and everybody else - wearing this year? Tell me in the comments or tweet me
Bastyan embellished V-back grey dress - see the original post here
Debenhams floral ombre maxi dress - see the original post here
Reiss pale blue cocktail dress layered over skinnies - see the original post here
Louche emerald green mini dress with patterned tights - see the original post here
Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist's list of "inappropriate" items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!
So link up all your fabulous outfits (or shoes, accessories, make-up, etc.) every Monday at 3pm UK time - it'll stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you're wearing whatever you damn well like!
My favourite FAUX FUR outfits from last week's link up
(L-R) Style is My Pudding | Bag and a Beret | It's Not That Deep | Elegantly Dressed and Stylish | Colour Queen
THE OPTIONAL THEME FOR 21ST DECEMBER IS ANYTHING GOES
(No pressure for a theme as it'll be right before Christmas - just make it fabulous!)
1. Please follow your host Not Dressed As Lamb (via Bloglovin or Instagram)
2. Link up your outfits (blog or Instagram posts) that show how you choose to wear what you like - as many as you like!
3. Please remember this is only for posts of what you've been wearing, not links to giveaways or anything else
4. Include a link back to this post if you're linking from a blog post, or add my button (below)
5. Post your outfit on Instagram (if you use it) with the hashtag #iwillwearwhatilike - Monday's the day to join in the IG fun
6. Visit some of the other links and share the love!
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Do share the love and visit as many links as you can (you never know what other lovely like-minded ladies you might meet) - the original Instagram campaign forged some wonderful new relationships so don't miss out!
Linking up to: Style Stories, iwillwearwhatilike, Visible Monday, Let It Shine, Monday Mingle, Style Sessions, Turning Heads Tuesday, Trend Spin Link-Up, What I Wore Wednesday, Brilliant Blog Posts, Throwback Thursday, Passion for Fashion Friday, Friday's Fab Favourites