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Party frocks ahoy! Avidly and wisely dressing ourselves for the party season!

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blossoming Wed 10-Nov-10 13:09:26

Sorry to hear about your dd dolcee. Hope things improve soon.
Glad to hear your family were better behaved this time ollie.

I wonder what an avid and wise Christmas party would be like. Where would we have it? What would you wear? (Complete fantasy obviously!)

hellsbelles Wed 10-Nov-10 13:11:50

oh hello there! Just running in quickly as at work so haven't caught up but just in case it hasn't been posted there is an asos 20% discount code GRAZIANOV at checkout. I'm gutted as just made an order the other day...will have to send back and reorder once it arrives.

Also who will be pioneer on here

Right better get back to actually earning some money.

monkeysmama Wed 10-Nov-10 13:23:50

Wow! We filled that up quickly! Thanks Bloss for new thread.

FritziGreenEyes Wed 10-Nov-10 13:25:34

Thanks lovelies for all your birthday wishes! Wow, I'm impressed carciofi wink.

Rainy day here today and have just thrown on blue jersey JB dress with opaques, Belstaffs and knitted navy coat/cardi this morning. Will get changed later for dinner. Maybe I'll take Janice out. Got A. Monroe peacock earrings, flowers, Clarins shower mousse from DH and lovely picture by DD. Had cake for breakfast and lunch ahem... Looking forward to some champagne tonight grin. Greedy me?

notyummy Wed 10-Nov-10 13:27:52

Stamp - thanks Bloss.

Obviously, to the A and W imaginary Christmas party I would be wearing a Maxi grin A blinged up maxi of some sort. With wedges perhaps.

FritziGreenEyes Wed 10-Nov-10 13:39:42

dolcee Hope baby will recover quickly! Hope DH is back soon and you can look after yourself too.

cake Love the outfit. Just noticed now it is colder that I totally lack a decent coat to wear with dresses. I have a camel MaxMara coat from many years ago and while it was very expensive and is still nice the fit is somehow wrong. Looks too big and esp. baggy round the shoulders. Has anyone ever had a coat altered? Is it worth it?

Here are my new earrings. I have the silver ones.

CHOOGIRL Wed 10-Nov-10 13:41:46

Stamps with new boots just like cake's Remember back at the beginning of the last thread they were out of stock. They came back in. Hopefully they will arrive chez Choo tomorrow.

Also loving my M&S boots.

Sorry have been awol - combination of work, mini choo's birthday celebrations and general going out.

Happy birthday Frizl.

MM I have the Northface Hayden Can't do Puffa as it makes me look huge.

Agree Phase 8 is definitely having a good AW. Not sure I'm right shape for Janice - those of you who have seen me at the meet-up what do you think?

EIE Hope your session went well on Monday and that you are feeling brighter.

OWW I used to work in Houten and will be coming over next July to see Take That. Are you going on 18th July?

A&W Xmas Party I would wear Choos or Louboutin of course smile

monkeysmama Wed 10-Nov-10 13:47:24

At an A&W Christmas party I'd wear fancy harems and a sequinned bling tastic animal print top.

blossoming Wed 10-Nov-10 13:48:35

Lovely earrings fritzi

this could be my fantasy dress,

notyummy Wed 10-Nov-10 13:53:11

<wolf whistles>

Get you Bloss in your foxy mini dress.

Your DH will be pleased!

traceybath Wed 10-Nov-10 14:04:11

Now that Bloss is the dress you should have got for your 40th grin

Hey Choo! I think the Janice would look fab on you particularly the stripey one.

Am just doing my christmas list for DH - its funny how you think there is nothing you want and then 10 things later blush

blossoming Wed 10-Nov-10 14:06:59

Fantasy, notyummy, fantasy! I'm looking fir fantasy shoes to go with!!

choo, I reckon you'd look great in the stripey Janice.

AllBuggiedOut Wed 10-Nov-10 14:07:22

Happy birthday fritzi smile The earrings are beautiful; did you choose them yourself or does somebody have fab taste?!

bloss the dress for yor DD is adorable. And the HH red is fab too!

Think I would have to Anglomania for a christmas bash; she doesn't get out much!

mm I have a Tommy Hilfiger down-filled puffa which is very warm and suitably bum-covering. Think mine must be last year's as I can't find it online and I got it at an outlet shop. This year they seem to have put a waist and the pockets are different. For torrential rain I wrap up warm under this Ilse Jacobsen which reminds me of verity every time I wear it smile

Envious of your J Crew haul roary - looking forward to hearing how it is! The outlet trip was very rushed, and I'm sure I missed masses because of that. But we'd left DS3 with my parents to go aligator-spotting and I persuaded DH to let me stop off on the way home. felt most of the time feeling guilty, but pleased with purchases!

Thanks for suggestion for camel polo vin - think the problem is that it meeds something smart-sish and most of my bottoms are more casual confused

If anybody else is indending to get the addictaball they had their own brand ones which looked identical, even down to the colours, at 3 for £10.

DS3 just woken up; bugger had hoped to get floors mopped before he emerged. I expect he'll want to help...

carciofi Wed 10-Nov-10 14:14:30

I'll be wearing this dress to the W&A party. Can we have it soon so it will still fit?!

MM, I haven't needed to wash DD's coat yet, but I will machine wash it when I do.

What is on your list, Tracey?

Lovely earrings, Fritzi. If you can't have cake for breakfast on your birthday, when can you?

traceybath Wed 10-Nov-10 14:17:18

Carciofi, Alex Monroe baby bee necklace, an anya clutch gag and mulberry purse, diptyque candle - obviously won't get all of those but hopefully DH will select something nice.

Fritzi - love the ear-rings!

blossoming Wed 10-Nov-10 14:20:18

carciofi, my dd has just emptied my wallet on the floor. Hope she doesn't hide the credit cards!

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monkeysmama Wed 10-Nov-10 14:27:36

Who is the designer gag for Tracey? anything for a quiet Christmas Day grin.

traceybath Wed 10-Nov-10 14:27:41

How funny yangy - was just looking at those and thinking melikey grin

Am probably going into gap tomorrow with discount voucher so will let you know what they're like.

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traceybath Wed 10-Nov-10 14:32:51

I'm also coveting the knit dress with boat neck that LTEC has.

traceybath Wed 10-Nov-10 14:33:14

Presuming you've all seen the salacious gossip thread . . .

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