How do you dress for a family meal, followed by a choir concert followed by an engagement party? Like this, I hope. I was planning to wear my houndstooth trousers but my Mum "accidentally" bought the exact same pair last week and absolutely had to wear them today so I was in a bit of a pickle. For choir we have to wear black trousers and a bright top, so I wanted to wear trousers so I could quickly change into plain black trousers for my concert and then get changed again, so I was really struggling to come up with something that didn't involve my beloved houndstooth trousers. I was digging through my wardrobe for something to grab when I fell over these swan trousers. Remember when everyone had them in 2012? Well I still love them, and I'd gotten this jacket out to go with my houndstooth trousers as a future outfit, but figured it actually kind of worked with these trousers and so this outfit was born!
swan trousers - Topshop
red shirt - New Look
red jacket - Next
ballet flats - Warehouse
necklace - Topshop
lipstick - MAC Russian Red
Last night was our work "Christmas party" (yep, I know it's mid-January!) and my team were responsible for planning it, so it's been a bit crazy the last few weeks. All three of our offices (Manchester, London and Leeds) were coming together for the party for the first time in years so we had a lot of pressure to make it awesome! I had a really, really good night and I think everybody else did too. We had a murder mystery company come in for the first few hours and we set the tables up so that everybody was mixed up and could socialise with new people, and then we had the Axonn Awards and speeches, and of course plenty of drinks and dancing. We also had a photobooth which was obviously where I spent 90% of my evening. The theme was 1920s so I wore a black dress from ASOS, black courts from Primark, my furry jacket, a 1920s-style headband from Amazon and lots of pearls.
It was so so much fun despite all the stress my team have been under planning it over the last few weeks. I had to leave at 11.15pm to get my train home but by the time I actually walked in I was glad I did because I was exhausted! Plus I was a bit worried about shouting too much with having our choir concert tonight because I have a solo!
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!