December is by far one of my favourite months of the year.Not only because it happens to be my birthday month, but I love the festivities and spontaneity that it seems to bring. I can definitely speak from experience when I say that all of this fun comes with an added stress of outfit planning. My theory right now is, why waste time with fifteen outfit changes (just me?) whilst getting ready for a night out, when you can nail your day and night outfit in one clean hit. Enter my take on a day to night transformation and how I take my party season look from coffee to cocktails...
Jumpsuit: Debenhams, J by Jasper Conran (Buy here)
Shirt: Debenhams, J by Jasper Conran (Buy here)
Bag: Debenhams, J by Jasper Conran (Buy here)
Shoes: Debenhams, Faith (Buy here)
When I am working I like to be comfortable, and this J by Jasper Conran jumpsuit gives me exactly that. The fit is flexible enough to pair with a shirt underneath, which not only gives a professional look, but also helps with layering against the inevitable English weather. On the subject of comfort, I have been looking for the perfect work shoe for when I am running around for a while now - especially as the weather is starting to get icier! These patent loafers seem to be the perfect winter work shoe, whilst still managing to look classy.
As many of you can probably relate, I feel like I am constantly hauling all of my belongings around with me. Laptops, iPads, chargers, notepads, makeup - you name it, it's hanging from my shoulder. This genuine suede bag has been a life saver for me and my day-to-day errands. It's sturdy and has the room to accommodate all of my necessities (and my not-so-necessities) within dedicated pocket space, it also happens to be my favourite colour. Win win win.
Being on the go a lot - I have learnt to transform my makeup in a matter of minutes in order to be out of the door on time. I always keep some of my staple products on hand for the occasions where I need a quick turnaround or a spontaneous transformation post-work...
Day-to-day I don't really wear eyeshadow that much, but it is something that can take my look from day to night in minutes. This Urban Decay palette is a handheld dream for doing just that, it also has a mirror built in which is practically the size of the entire lid (no exaggeration), so it's always a go-to item for me to grab in a hurry. Ok, so I am not going to profess to be an eyeliner specialist, but lets just say that when I am getting ready for a night out, my winged liner can get ~a little~ out of control. My razor sharp silver liner is ideal for helping me to get my wings fabulous, even, and ready for the night ahead. Did someone say water resistant? Cue the rain...
Only one thing left to do in my routine at this point, and that is to spray my working day away. What else is better to do this than TOM FORD Black Orchid? Answers on a postcard please...nothing. Not only is this bottle of dreams black and gold (if you can't tell by now, I like black) but the smell is insane. For me, this fragrance is the epitome of elegance. Its long lasting but not overpowering, another must have for my party season survival kit.
Eyeshadow Palette: Debenhams, Urban Decay (Buy here)
Liquid Eyeliner: Debenhams, Urban Decay (Buy here)
Fragrance: Debenhams, TOM FORD (Buy here)
Now, did someone say cocktails...
This look was easy for me to feel fully transformed from my coffee fuelled day into a cocktail based evening. After transferring the essentials into a velvet clutch and throwing on some pointed heels, you have got yourself what feels like a completely different outfit. Perfect for the days/nights where time doesn't seem to be on your side but its okay, because this outfit transformation definitely is.
Jumpsuit: As above (Buy here)
Heels: Debenhams, J by Jasper Conran (Buy here)
Clutch: Debenhams, Debut (Buy here)
Cocktails not included - recommendations on request.