Raise your hands if you’re the kind of fellow gal pal who would usually rather run a bubble bath and spend the evening with Netflix rather than re-dolling yourself up to go out for the night because effort?
*Sees half of the population raising their hands and half of the population like “lol omg so old and boring”*
However, with Christmas season fast approaching and events and parties on a nightly basis being a sure fire occurrence, rather than indulge my hermit tendencies I’ve started to just, well, try and be the 24 year old that I am and actually go out a bit and live a little (although I do 100% believe that watching 10 episodes of Grey’s anatomy in one night is living a lot too!)
So in the last few weeks I think I think I’ve finally perfected my Desk to Do pieces and look. The little things that you can pop on or top up that instantly take you from work mode to WHERE’S MY APEROL SPRITZ AT PLEASE AND THANK YOU?
If you couldn’t tell by my highly annoying 1 word sentences, I am abso-bloody-lutely obsessed with the jumpsuit. I have to go in straight away and say that the fit is just spot on, almost as perfect as Ryan Gosling and you know, that really is saying something. But it’s beautiful, the black velvet top half gives it the sassy, “I look cool and dressy but I’m effortless af” vibe whilst the straight cigarette pant-esque trouser makes it so perfect for a more formal work day. My favourite thing about this is that it’s just so versatile. I love wearing this in the day time with trainers just as much as I love wearing this for the evening with a pair of SASS shoes. It’s comfortable, it’s flattering, it works for so many occasions. Basically I’m never taking it off and that’s just isn’t it? Yep, thought so…
Let’s talk accessories. When it comes to transitioning from workwear to night out, these shoes are basically just it aren’t they. The colour is beautiful, a gorgeous vibrant fuchsia pink that are such a standout piece without totally stealing all thunder. I love that they’re slightly smaller in heel height so they’re comfy af and the strappy open toe just makes them slightly dressier (although side note: I’m obsessed with pairing these with cropped jeans and a baggy jumper too *insert heart eye’d emojis here*).
The bag. The bag gives me all the Chloe vibes – for a fraction of the price – and has nestled itself nicely into my day to day wardrobe. I love the nude colour because it literally goes with everything, I love that it’s a little bit bigger than the standard cross-body bag (and actually fits my iPhone 7+ in it) and also, thanks to the beautiful gold hardware, it not only looks stylish but also smart enough for both day and night.
It has many perks but being able to fit my 15 totally necessary, nearly identical pink lipsticks in it is obviously the biggest.
The quickest, easiest way to immediately transform your look is with a slick of bold lipstick, and my “Dear Lippie make me ‘out out’ ready now’ favourite definitely has to be Urban Decay’s Menace. It’s the most gorgeous opaque but slightly glossy bright Fuchsia pink lipstick that is so comfortable to wear but it just instantly makes an impact.
My mascara of choice will forever be Benefit’s They’re real because OH HI LASHES, HOW YA DOING? LOOK AT HOW SASSY YOU LOOK BOO! For long lasting length, volume and curl, this mascara is your guy (plus the packaging is pretty damn cute too).
Kat Von D’s Tattoo liner is a cult classic for a reason, and that reason is because it’s bloody amazing! The tip is made of numerous brushes rather than just the 1 edge and this just makes it glide so much easier and helps the line to be more precise. The colour is jet black and it honestly lasts all day. I wore this bad boy when returning home from Disney and realised it had been on my face for over 24hrs (yes it’s disgusting, I know, no judgement please) but it still looked perfect!
Finally, let’s just take a moment for the Urban Decay Naked Heat palette which is just 50 shades of perfection! With a mixture of 12 stunning warm toned matte and shimmer shades, you are fully prepped for your office appropriate eye (I love Sauced and Low blow for this) and your going out eye too (Scorched and Dirty talk get in my life).
Oh I do love a great perfume. Nothing quite finishes off a look/outfit like a spritz of your favourite scent. It’s something that for me personally, gives that boost of confidence. An air of sexiness. They say that scent is the most powerful sense and I totally get this, it can evoke a memory, it can draw people to you…and for me right now, I’ve gone back to a favourite of mine from Spring time, Guerlain’s Mon Guerlain. The fragrance is a tribute to today’s femininity (just me that absolutely loves that?), and is described as a strong, free and sensual femininity inspired by the face of the Fragrance, Angelina Jolie, and I’ve been obsessed with it since Spring time. Containing notes of Lavender, Jasmine, Sandalwood and Tahitensis, it’s the perfect sweet, oriental and and sexy fragrance that I know will be a staple for so many!
And that brings me to the end of this post. I hope you enjoyed it and you’re all fully prepped for a post-work night out (although if you have a date with Netflix and Pizza, I also salute you). Christmas season is fast approaching now so I hope these little tips and tricks and easy pieces that transform a look so easy help you to enjoy party season a little more stress free.
I’d love to know what your favourite piece is? Also, what are your go to items for when you’re going from Desk to Do? I always love hearing your thoughts 🙂