Back in July I was invited to an informal awards ceremony and of course the "what shall I wear" question inevitably came up.
I did, of course, eventually find something to wear (my usual daily outfit of jeans and t-shirts or sweatshirts with slippers is not a good look at an awards do!) - but as it was an evening thing in London and my photographer-husband wasn't with me I didn't get any photos of my outfit.
So fast forward three months and I finally found some time to recreate the outfit and show you the fruits of my "panicking-the-night-before" labour - it was time to get my superhero cape on!
THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE PURCHASES THAT I BOUGHT WITHOUT AN EVENT TO WEAR IT TO (ALTHOUGH DOING THE DISHES IN IT WAS VERY TEMPTING), AND UNTIL THAT DAY IN JULY IT HAD SAT UNWORN IN MY WARDROBE WAITING PATIENTLY FOR THE PERFECT EVENT TO COME ALONG.
Actually not a super hero cape at all, but a smart white tailored cape from Zara (similar) I bought last year, I think. Yep, this was one of those purchases that I bought without an event to wear it to (although doing the dishes in it was very tempting), and until that day in July it had sat unworn in my wardrobe waiting patiently for the perfect event to come along.
SHOP THE LOOK:
I went flarey in my choice of trousers for this outfit (the culottes from the M&S Archive by Alexa range from this Spring/Summer), and I added a pair of funky skyscraper heels and a couple of layered camisoles.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW MANY PEOPLE AT THE EVENT YOU'RE GOING TO, ALWAYS WEAR A CONVERSATION-STARTING PIECE. IT'S PERFECT FOR BREAKING THE ICE, AND YOU'LL FIND PEOPLE WILL COME AND TALK TO YOU.
Oh, and I've been banging on about accessories for some time now... Accessories are what spice up an outfit (she says again). The feather earrings and novelty book clutch are the sorts of pieces that get people talking. If you don't know many people at the event you're going to, ALWAYS wear a conversation-starting piece. It's perfect for breaking the ice, and you'll find people will come and talk to you.
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Zara cape (this Ted Baker cape is almost identical) | Marks & Spencer culottes (these wide leg crop trousers are similar) | Layered camisole and tank (both old - love this this lace trimmed camisole) | Vince Camuto heels (if I were choosing again I'd go for these Vince Camuto caged heels) | ASOS clutch (you can get an Alice in Wonderland book clutch and many others from this Etsy seller) | Accessorize earrings (I love these feather drop earrings) | Leighton Denny 'Speakeasy' nail polish
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