Last night one of my friends turned the big 1-8 (seems like everyone is now an adult, except me!) and decided to celebrate by challenging us all with this theme - Shaken, Not Stirred. Of course, what she was referring to was the uber-glamorous, high octane world of Bond, James Bond, and we rose to the challenge. Thinking of James Bond as a theme, there is really only one way for a girl to go and that is all-out Bond Girl - high heels, glam dresses & a good excuse to be overdressed! Here's my attempt at being a Bond Girl..
Dress - H&M; Shoes - New Look; Belt - Primark; Necklace, Bracelet & Ring - Accessorize.
Nothing screams glamorous like a flash of metallics, and luckily they are achingly on-trend for SS'12 too. I got this dress for Christmas, but as soon as I heard about the Bond party I decided to save its debut until then, because it is perfect. I love the glittering, metallic fabric and the simple cut - all it needed was a skinny belt to create a flattering silhouette with curves I don't possess, along with lashings of gold accessories, and I was ready to meet 007 himself. I also loved the shoes I was wearing, again they were virginal heels that got their first outing at this bash & they did me proud. Super-glam, eyecatchingly metallic and surprisingly incredibly comfortable with it.
This was also the first chance for some of my friends to see my new hair, and it went down well. Everyone said it suited me, once they got over some of their shock.. I hadn't re-styled it since going out to lunch earlier in the day and as a result it was not quite as preened and polished as it had been - but I like to think it was in a casually sexy disarray, not just messy!
I have to admit, however put together and done I looked at the beginning of the night, a few hours dancing etc and I ended up looking less and less classy & glam - but I had fun, so who cares? Letting your hair down is fun! I hope the birthday girl had a good time, she looked amazing (okay, everyone did, but Sammie especially!) and did us proud with decorations, food & awesome music.