It all happened at the office party

December 27, 2013

This year I attended not one but two office parties, to contrast with previous years, that I attended none.

Like I mentioned before, I was sent to the office party in Lisbon, under the theme Dinner with the Addams Family. I had to dress up, of course and given my already existing wardrobe, I picked Wednesday Addams.

The event was held at a very beautiful old palace, with lots of trompe l’oeil on the walls as well as hand painted tiling, that was built in the 16th century. What a lovely place!

We also had a photobooth and the zombie girls made an appearance!

So did Freddy Kruger, who won best costume of the night.

We rock ‘n’ rolled all night and partied every day.

The second party I attended was last weekend, back in England. This time the theme was Fire and Ice. It was a pleasant evening, especially because some of my friends from the Lisbon office were also there. I went home early though and that was a good idea as it seems that after a certain time a few people drank too much and caused a disturbance.

I even had a spot of dancing! How unusual, these days.

I found this beautiful dress at the River Island website when I was researching some unexpensive dresses for an article at work. I was smitten and attending this party was the perfect excuse to actually buy it. It was reduced from £110 to £60 and it was money well spent, as it feels so luxurious and vintage. I feel like I’m in the Great Gatsby!

Great movement!

I think I finally managed the smokey eye makeup, thanks to youtube. (headband – Dorothy Perkins, earrings – Internacionale)

I hope you are having a great festive season. Thanks for looking!


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  • Reply Joyatri December 27, 2013 at 14:15

    I love the Addams Family and what a great theme for a party. You make a most convincing Wednesday. That Gatsby-esque dress is an excellent find.

    • Reply Mrs D January 17, 2014 at 14:25

      It was ridiculously funny. I love dressing up and any opportunity will not be wasted!

  • Reply Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House December 27, 2013 at 17:53

    You look marvellous doll!! I love both looks. Wednesday is a favourite :)) That dress was the perfect choice, looks fantastic on you. Am glad you had a fun time!! Am just having a little break here from the blog, but I’ll be back shortly. I hope your Christmas was wonderful!! Xxx

    • Reply Mrs D January 17, 2014 at 14:24

      Thank you! You’re always very nice!

  • Reply ollieotson December 27, 2013 at 18:24

    epa onde trabalhas??? é tao fixe festas tematicas, entao do trabalho, que giro!!
    esse vestido da RI é LINDO!

    • Reply Mrs D January 17, 2014 at 14:23

      Devia de haver mais festas tematicas em Portugal, as ma malta tem muita vergonha 🙁

  • Reply PinkCheetahVintage December 27, 2013 at 23:13

    That dress!!!!!!! Great job with the eye make-up 🙂

    • Reply Mrs D January 17, 2014 at 14:23

      Thanks! I did make an effort!

  • Reply Connie* December 28, 2013 at 02:16

    Oh Wednesday Addams! One of my favorite style icons! You are getting more and more gorgeous every day! Love the flapper dress! Love it!!!!

    • Reply Mrs D January 17, 2014 at 14:23

      Oh Connie, you’re too kind!!!!

  • Reply ariane December 29, 2013 at 13:31

    Fabulous dress Sara, you did good and you were right to buy it!
    I love the gloves, very glamour girl!
    We went to one party, well more like a supper, office supper- Very boring nothing like yours!
    We had more fun at the family christmas eve supper at your favorite restaurant in the hood –

    Take care lovely Sara!


    • Reply Mrs D January 17, 2014 at 14:22

      Thank you 🙂 I love me a bit of glamour every now and then. 🙂

  • Reply Hollie January 1, 2014 at 03:24

    what a flippin’ cool idea for a Christmas party! LOVE your flapper dress!

    • Reply Mrs D January 17, 2014 at 14:19

      Thanks, one of the most beautiful dresses I own, actually.

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