Style Tips and Fun with Fashion

Friday, 2 December 2016

Going Out Straight from Work.

Work-to-party part 2 | Velvet, lace-up and Lurex tights | Fake Fabulous

This is part 2 of my simple work-to-party look.
All you need to do is pop to the ladies room, and 5 minutes later you can be ready to party!

I started the day like this...

See the original post here, and find out the story behind this little vintage gem.

Work-to-party part 2 | Velvet, lace-up and Lurex tights | Fake Fabulous

Getting ready to party is so easy.
Simply remove the blouse (or whatever you choose to wear) and apply some luminous body lotion to arms, decolletage and shoulders.
This can give the skin a subtle glow.
My cream was a sample sachet from inside a magazine, and had a lovely scent.
Samples and testers are great to keep in your bag for moments like this one!

Freshening up makeup only takes a few moments, and applying lipstick is the perfect "party ready" touch.

I always need a layer of warmth, so a fluffy cardigan over my shoulders is essential.

Changing my tights from the cosy wool pair to these fun ones (with gold lurex thread) adds a little 'something' to this otherwise plain outfit.
My favourite party shoes are also velvet, and have large jewelled bows, adding more sparkle and fun!

Work-to-party part 2 | Velvet, lace-up and Lurex tights | Fake Fabulous

This beautiful velvet dress has it's own little surprise too!
An unusual lace-up back.
Very subtle, but very effective.

Work-to-party part 2 | Velvet, lace-up and Lurex tights | Fake Fabulous

Work-to-party part 2 | Velvet, lace-up and Lurex tights | Fake Fabulous

Simple gold earrings, and a beaded clutch, finishes things off nicely.

Work-to-party part 2 | Velvet, lace-up and Lurex tights | Fake Fabulous

Do you have any events to attend straight from work this season?
What are your ready-to-party essentials?

Please share your thoughts in the comments.
I love hearing from you!

DRESS: Vintage.
TIGHTS: Leg Avenue...These are pretty.
BAG: Primark (very old!)... this one is beautiful.
CARDIGAN & SCARF: Charity shop finds... similar cardigan.
EARRINGS: H&M... these make a similar statement!
SHOES: Kurt Geiger...these are gorgeous!




  1. Lovely outfit, Samantha. For day and for evening. Love the jumper with the blouse. I bet you get a ton of wear out of it! Now that I'm retired, I don't have to worry about going from day/work to eveningwear... it's straight from my sweats to my party outfit:)

  2. Love this Sam! both ways. The leopard blouse is something I have on my "want" lis t for my closet. I love how the back laces up, the shimery clutch and the fancy tights with jeweled shoes. Fab!!
    jess xx

    1. Thank you Jess! Yes, a leopard blouse is a great piece to have... it's a neutral after all! :oP XXX

  3. This is a beautiful transition from work to party play Samantha! You look just lovely. Does that lace up back make it fit your curves so nicely (?) I haven't ever worn velvet in a fitted dress version so I don't really have any idea how forgiving the fit is... I also love those tights. They add a lot to the festive, sparkly feel and look warm as well!

    1. The velvet has no stretch but the laces DO work to pull in and fit the body. My gorgeously curvy friend had to let them out top and bottom to fit fabulous feminine curves and a teeny waist. No wonder this was her husband's favourite :oP XXX

  4. Oh absolutely STUNNING party look, dear Samantha!! I love the surprise of those lurex tights, and your royal blue velvet shoes are, quite simply, "holiday perfection!!" The best part of all?? That you managed to create this festive outfit from an office-appropriate version with a few simple accessories switch-ups!! :)

    1. Thank you Monika! These tights are so much fun to wear :oD...they seem to "light up" and are certain to start a conversation! I'm so glad you like the look. XXX

  5. oh yeah, you look gorgeous, elegant and cool!, I love your velvet dress with that Golden tights and fab shoes!! you rock!
    You really created a versatile working girl outfit which becomes a sparkly party ensemble, and everything rocks!!

    1. Thank you so much Monica! XXX I'm so glad you like it :oD... maybe time for a pair of lurex tights??

  6. I thought you looked dressed up enough to go out in the previous outfit! But, wow, this really is glam and it shoes the dress in a very different way! Kx

  7. What a seamless transition you made this Samantha. I love the cheeky lace up detail of the dress, as well as the addition of your glitter tights. A simple turnaround yet hugely effective. Bravo!

    1. Thank you Anna. I would love to PPP this dress (it would fit us all) but the thought of it flying all over the world would bring my friend out in a cold sweat :oP. XXX

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