23 December 2012

Christmas Works Do | My Bargain Outfit!

Hello strangers!
I thought seeing as I am having a couple of days off doing uni work (okay maybe not 'off', but definitely less seeing as it is Christmas and I am trying to have a bit of a break), I would write a couple of posts before the big day!
So a couple of weeks ago I got a last minute ticket for the Radiology department's Christmas do. I'm so glad I went, it was a lovely evening and it was great to see the radiographers in a completely different light.
However, getting the ticket just a week in advance, as you can imagine I did have that dreaded panic of ''what the hell am I going to wear!?"
Luckily, within just quarter of an hour of wandering aimlessly around town, I stumbled across this beauty...
Apologies for the awful quality photos. I think I need to invest in a tripod!
...I figured as I would quite like a job at the end of my three year stint of placement at the hospital, I'd better get something that was long enough to avoid any drunken mishaps; so this one just about cut it!
It is a really simple yet gorgeous dress. The top part is sheer material with a beautiful velvet-y floral-ish pattern layered over a beige top, and the skirt is also completely sheer with a black bodycon skirt to keep you covered.
I know its very black but 1) I actually thought it looked quite sophisticated and 2) what the hell else was I gonna get at such short notice!?
I teamed the dress with my bargain fiver heels (reviewed here), and a plain black envelope clutch (not pictured). I really didn't think it needed much accessorising as it's one of those dresses that kind of speaks for itself!
Now I don't think you'd ever guess the price of this dress unless you've already seen it in store...
...it was a mere £15 from Primark.
I know, my jaw dropped too.
So my dress and shoes altogether came to a pretty impressive £20. My purse loves me!
What do you think of this dress?
Have you bought any of your Christmas party dresses from Primark?
Thanks for reading, I've missed you lovely lot!!
Jo xx


  1. I absolutely love the outfit choice and that dress is just perfect! I got my Christmas dresses from fdavenue and TKmaxx :)



    1. Thank you! I absolutely love TK Maxx, its amazing for dresses! xx

  2. That is such a gorgeous dress... can't believe it was such a bargain! I had a pair of black shoes from Primark that I wore to at least half of the parties I attended last year... the quality was amazing for the price I paid! Merry Christmas!

    xx Ellie

    1. Thank you! It's amazing how little you have to spend at times isn't it! Merry Christas to you too :) xx

  3. It looks a lot more expensive than £15 from Primark! I love it xxx

    1. Thank you! I thought it looked more expoensive too! xx

  4. The dress is lovely and such a bargain! It looks gorgeous on you. xx


  5. I absolutely love this dress!
    Obviously from the title I was expecting it to be pretty cheap but still not £15 and in NO WAY did I think it would be from Primark. What a bargain!

    Love the look of your blog by the way, I'm a new follower :)

    1. I was pretty proud of my bargain hunting skills if I'm honest haha! Thank you for following :) xx


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