Couple of Saturday’s ago I attended a 80’s themed birthday birthday for one of my friends, one I hadn’t partied with in awhile. I was nervous as it was always an ever-changing crowd of new faces but I’d been out for so long I wasn’t sure if I was still “in”. Two hours before the party I decided to suck it up and attend… which meant I’d left my outfit to the last minute. You should know that when these guys throw themed parties, they’re out there and total wild so I knew I’d have to bring my A game.
I asked you guys on facebook for inspiration (thank you!!) and raided the depths of my wardrobe to find something suitable. You suggested I wear my Damn You Alexis Space Skirt so I built the outfit around it. Once I got a look I was happy with I attacked my hair with more hairspray than I could have ever imagined and applied more blush than I ever have in my entire life. I posted these two pics on instagram that night and got so much love, the little confidence boost I needed, thank you. Oh and turns out I won best dressed that night!
Just before 1am I decided it was time to head home (I wasn’t drinking that night) but before I could curl up into my bed I had to get my friend Charlie to take some clear photos of my outfit so you all could see. I originally had bright pink lipstick on (the same shade as my nails) but I forgot to put it in my bag for touch ups.
- Pleather Jacket – City Chic
- Singlet Top – City Chic
- Space Skirt – Damn You Alexis
- Leggings – SWAK Designs
- Heels – Payless
- Bangles – City Chic / Torrid
- Ring – City Chic
- Necklace – City Chic / Lovisa
I had just as much fun dressing up as I did at the party, it was exciting to do something a little bit different and break out of the norm. I’m also pleased to report that with some of my favourite leave-in conditioner Know Knott overnight the teased and hair sprayed mess was really easy to manage the next morning.
This is Charlie, we arrived at the party together, leaving our little boys at home with their dadda’s for the evening. You could tell we both needed to get out and funk things up a bit can’t you! I was in awe of her hair and make up and wished I’d been a bit bolder. Charlie is a curvy girl too so I asked if she’d like her outfit photo taken too and before I could finish asking she was in front of my lens.
Doesn’t she look amazing in the black lace dress? The accessories are what really make the outfit for me, the tulle bow, the pearls, the bangles, the sequin scarf, the old slap watch. Charlie borrowed the tights from me so they’re a little big but who really cares.
The hair, omg the hair! She used a pink coloured hairspray to pull it off and I think she did an awesome job. It was big, teased, pink and awesome. If was fun going to an event where you knew everyone would really put some effort in, you knew you could really go crazy.