This year I already know where I'm buying my dress from, but I can't tell you. Not just yet.
See, the thing is that I have this curse, but I guess it's a common curse in the fashion world, of not wanting to reveal in advance "who will I be wearing". I love the surprise element of showing up the day of the party and showing off my new dress. And it should be that way after all the work that goes into selecting such dress, don't you agree?
Plus, I always love a fun game, and teasing my co-workers about it, it's cute to me. So I've already told them I can't tell them, and that maybe I will blog about it. So if they come here with hopes of finding out, I can't make it too easy for them. I can leave some clues, though. Like this dress, from their holiday collection.
I was thinking about black lace this year, and this dress might still be in the run. I haven't seen it in person, and I would need to try it on first before I buy it, so a trip to the store is necessary, probably this weekend.
I am only afraid that I am not in top shape, and probably can't pull this dress off like this model does... but hey, there is only one way to find out.
The next dress that I love from this collection is not your typical Christmas party dress, and that is an extra reason why I love it. Check it out:
I also love that it doesn't just fall flat on your body, but it has all these folds that add a bit of cushion between the dress and the body, to help hide imperfections.
And a dress like this is a great staple to have on your wardrobe because it can be worn practically for any other occasion you can think of (weddings, cruises, vacations, misc. parties...)
But if you really want to stick with traditional, well, there is a similar dress in red:
As you have noticed, all of these dresses are short, and that is because our holiday party is always early in the afternoon, so early that even these dresses are sometimes "too much" for the occasion. But us girls love to dress up and nothing can stop us, right?
I just wish I had the guts to show up with a long dress, but I would probably look so out of place...
But that doesn't stop me from looking and let me show you two options for longer dresses from this same store I can't reveal yet...
Funny enough, I believe these next two options are influenced by two of my favorite TV shows:
While I am not a fan of the short red dress this year, I would totally wear this long red dress if my party was more formal.
As you can see, I'm having a preference for halter necks, because it's a style that suits me and also because I believe shoulders are sexy and easier to show off than cleavage, especially in a business-corporate setting.
So you can still be sexy and keep your job (I know, I know, some jobs you keep because you're sexy).
The other option, totally reminds me of this other TV show I'm watching these days "Scandal" and Olivia Pope is the best dressed woman on a TV show I've ever watched who would totally wear something like this (she mostly wears white):
I so want to buy this dress and save it for my summer vacation. It's so simple yet so sophisticated and elegant, and with a light tan and a little muscle definition on the arms, this dress can make a woman feel like a goddess.
So this is it for now, I'm sorry but I can't share the name of the store with you yet, but I will soon, and in case you're desperate to find out before then, just shoot me an email and I will gladly reveal it to you in private.
Ok, now I can tell you: it's Cache'