style | the glam clam

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

when we first decided on the glam clam for our christmas night out, it was kind of decided for us that it would be a 'dressy' affair. i mean, you can absolutely ~not go to something with "glam" in the name. and not dress up, right? this left me in a pickle though. as someone who wears a dress every damn day, "dressing up" means something different to me than to someone who lives a life of jeans and tees, you know?

dressing up for the christmas party recently was a stretch for me - sequins and leather were as glam as i could do under pressure, but i absolutely could ~not wear the same outfit twice in two weeks (what would people think!). so because i don't own a lot of other super sparkly pieces, most of saturday was spent trying on dresses i haven't worn in ages, and working out how to make them ~glamorous.

the last time i wore this scuba dress from asos was for laura's wedding back in feb. the neoprene fabric has a slight sheen to it, so the dress itself is already a little glitzy, and so because of that it's not one i get a lot of wear out of. also it's a little boxy; the box pleats that form the skirt are really rather thick because of the weight of the fabric, so it kind of juts out and makes the dress a liiiiittle unflattering. that was kind of ok, and i wanted something loose fitting anyway, as we were out for dinner first and i knew i'd want my food baby to be comfortable. which it was.

as sparkly as the dress on its own was, it was definitely missing something. as i hunted around my room for the perfect accessory to complete the look, my eyes fell upon my dresser. a dresser full of crap; disused candles, empty boxes of paracetamol, a jar of fairy lights that don't work, and a cake stand full of hair accessories i haven't worn in months. accessories that i haven't worn because suddenly my hair kind of stands out on its own. 

dress : asos | hair bow : crown & glory | boots : asos

one accessory in particular though, almost seemed to blend in to my hair, while still kind of standing out. which.. was exactly what i was after! so, with the addition of the hair sparkles, i was set to go. i was comfortable, dressy, and a little bit jazzy - which in my world, is about as glam as it gets.

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