Another Christmas party, another big skirt! This time it’s the mother of all big skirts from Choies (last seen in blue here). I usually reserve this skirt for Christmas Day, but then it doesn’t make it outside the house and it seems a shame to keep such a gorgeous thing behind closed doors, no? Plus, after declaring my favourite dress on my delux party wish list I couldn’t resist dressing up rather like a Christmas tree….!
I know, a shocking departure from my usual outfits (one of these days I’m going to shock you all by rocking a skin tight body con dress and flats!) but why fix what isn’t broken? This is the kind of outfit where I really feel comfortable in my own skin, which is kind of ironic actually because when I walked through the doors into party number two, which was somewhat more low key than party number one, I felt instantly regretful of the fact my skirt was visible from the beer garden. I mean, literally. It was already a big skirt on it’s own, but with a petticoat underneath? New heights of fullness right there! You also can’t really tell from the photos (pesky Winter indoor photos!) but it has a kind of luminescent quality, particularly when you stand underneath a bunch of fairy lights. So, yeah, inconspicuous I was not!
It doesn’t matter, that feeling lasted all of two gin and tonics, and before you knew it we were on the dancefloor having a dance off with the IT department and the fullness of my skirt was the last thing on my mind. Oh, erm, that’s a bit of a lie actually, it seems it wasn’t that far from my mind because I seemed to want to tell EVERYONE about my new petticoat. Classy….!
Oh dear. Well, here are some pics from before I disgraced myself (apart from the obligatory blurry iPhone selfie of course!). The skirt, as I said, is from Choies.com, and a firm favourite for special occasions. This is the third of these I own now (the other one is purple and I’m sure will feature in an outfit post at some point in the near future). I was sceptical of this site when I first came across it as the prices are so low they seemed too good to be true, but I have to say I’ve been pleasantly surprised. The items take a few weeks to arrive due to the long distance journey and of course are not top notch quality, but I’m yet to be disappointed with a purchase so it’s well worth a gamble. This particular skirt is actually made from a lovely stiff fabric that looks far from cheap and comes in a large range of colours plus a shorter hemline for the more petite. I was almost tempted to don The Christmas Shoes again, but decided I might look a little too much like a Christmas tree, or maybe one of Santa’s helpers, so plumped instead for my trusty gold peep toes, ‘Jaylee’ by Lipsy. Green and gold are just perfect companions, in my opinion, and still added that festive shimmer.
One last note – another bonus of a big skirt? They allow you to eat things like THIS without getting a tell tale tummy bulge! This, my friends is one profiterole! ONE! I wish I could say I ate it all, but even I was beaten by this monster. It was yum though!
In this post: Green midi skirt, Choies – Black cami top, Dorothy Perkins (Similar) – ‘Jaylee’ gold peep toes, Lipsy (Similar) – Gold clutch bag, Primark (Similar) – Green stone earrings, Forever 21 (Similar)