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#1 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:26 PM

Hey
Have a work Xmas do early Dec & no idea what to wear ... have a lovely review dress but it is a size 10 and is just a tad too tight for me at the mo so thats out.

Another option was a Nicola Finetti dress which is a kind of bone coloured & not too fussy but no idea how 2 accessorise and in what colours?

Wanted to look nice/not too blah

I am 5ft 7 and feeling a bit rubbish about myself and my body at the mo due to a recent ectopic ... and yeah I am 36.

I work in early childhood so everyone is either much younger than I am or a fair bit older so want to look fashionable & stylish without being mutton dressed as lamb

Happy to buy something new but don't want to spend heaps.... another alternative is wearing some nice sass & bide rats I have (bee stings) in a 7/8 length but then need a nice top which will hide my bum ... refuse to have my bum and crotch out on show.

OMG i so need personal stylist about now, feeling really rubbish about myself  sad.gif

Edited by fefe76, 16 November 2012 - 01:37 PM.


#2 aprilrain

Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

I'm a big believer in 'google images' for ideas on things like this. Though I did put in 'taupe' as bone dresses had some very bizzare things come up. tongue.gif

#3 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:41 AM

lol its a very cream/off whitey bone coloured dress ... very simple and sleeveless
did try to find an image of it but cant

#4 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:30 AM

Post a pic of the dress and it will be easier to suggest accessories.

#5 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:49 PM

http://tieriqld.blogspot.com.au/2011/10/em...d-race-day.html

you can kind of see the colour of the dress here.

the rest of the dress is just plain so you''re not missing much by not seeing the rest lol

I am open to suggestions for other outfits though

#6 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

It looks like a great dress. You could go with red strappy sandals or peep toes and a red handbag, or a bold blue shoe/ bag?

#7 Miss Kiwi

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

I love that dress! I would accessorize with bright yellow which is really in at the moment and would look gorgeous against your skin colour!

#8 ReadySetRace

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

Would go for bright handbag, shoes and jewellery - I would choose royal /light blue but most would work.

Great dress!!

#9 Fr0g

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

(have to add, you're 36... not 96, so you're not in mutton territory yet! Don't be put off by young thangs...!!)

#10 Sal78

Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:46 AM



I have a work xmas party tomorrow night but it's not going to be very dressy. I'm just wearing something I already own. Yet to decide what dress but there are several to choose from and some I have never worn. Maybe a purple chiffon or a teal dress.

I think you should go out and try some dresses on and go with the one that makes you feel the most comfortable and confident.

another 2 more work xmas dos coming up. those 2 are more dressier.

#11 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:06 AM

I have a pair of red heels that I love love love so may accessorise with red, though the shoes are a darker red and not bright red.

I have no idea how dressy or non dressy the event is as I have not been in the job long and personally I am sure the younger mob will dress up and the older ones will just be in something nice.

Almost tempted to just wear jeans & a nice top! hate having to think about clothes so much and don't really want to go out and spend money on things I won't wear much after the event either

#12 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 16 November 2012 - 07:34 AM

http://s1161.beta.photobucket.com/user/fef...library/Clothes

more pics of the dress & shoes I was talking about + some more dresses I have that could wear.

private album ... password is fefe76

#13 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:39 AM

Great shoes, great dress. Wear it proud! (Great 'girls' too BTW- I'm jealous!)

#14 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:27 AM

what accessories? wearing the red shoes .... necklace & statement ring? or bracelet? clutch?

#15 Sal78

Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

any. of those dresses will do... u look great in them!!




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