Tuesday, 28 October 2008



Last Saturday, my boyfriend and I went to the leaving party of two of my colleagues (Daryll and Emma, I'll miss you both!). However, I was working on a long day shift (07.00-19.30... phew!)on the next day, we had to love and leave everyone at 21.00 and we did! Yeah, it really was a great night and many members of staff including doctors turned up. I joked that there was enough in the crowd to run a whole ward... in fact we had more than enough! It was great to see everyone outside work environment all glammed up :)

Anyway, gatherings give me every single excuse you could think of to... sort of... scrub up ;)

As my bf has decided to watch film whilst I was getting ready, I had more excuse to get back in my bedroom and take a few photos :)

Make up using Urban Decay Box of Shadows, MAC, Clinique, Lancome, Christian Dior, Elizabeth Arden, Benefit and Estee Lauder. I will be editing this post soon to add the details of the make up I used. Watch this space! :)

The Outfit:
Dress: Primark, £12 (yes, that cheap! I'm now seeing the point of not spending a lot of money on a dress that I'm only going to wear once. I've been buying dresses in the past for around £150 and never worn them more than once). This dress is inspired by the latest McQueen and Vivienne Westwood catwalk season. For those of you in the UK and who are not frequent Primark shopper... I'm telling you... every now and then, it really is worth visiting your nearest outlet to you :)
Belt: Ted Baker,£50 (Yep, belt was more expensive than the dress itself. I don't mind spending more on accessories I can use forever)
Tights: Boots, £5 (My bf hates it when I wear opaque tights or stockings but I've got an excuse as it's winter :))
Shoes: Gucci, £285 (On the last summer sale :))
Total: £352 It's slightly expensive to look this cheap ;)

Daryll and I (I simply adore this lad... He's always been sweet eversince we were students) I was relying on him to give me a lift to work on Christmas day as the buses won't be running. Now I'm stuck. Bring Daryll back in!

Emma, my favourite Northern lass at work! I had fun working with her!

From the left: Cheryl, whom I offered to try my lip plumping lip gloss that nearly gave her anaphylactic shock (NO NO NO! I've exagerrated it! She laughed her head off when she felt the sting), Laura (student), Moi! and Charlie (another student)

It was nice to have my man meet the people I work with as well. I'm like that... it's always a pleasure to introduce my bf to my friends :)


Vanessa M. said...

super cute dress!

Gracie said...

Thank you Van! :) Muah!

Askmewhats said...

Sis Gracie, I love the plaid dress! It's an "IN" outfit din here in the Philippines! So cute!!! And I love your make up sis!

Gracie said...

Thank you sis Nikki! I think it's the new thing this season everywhere sis ;)

Tracy said...

I love the look, and the outfit! So cute!

Gracie said...

Hello Tracy! Thank you my friend! Gosh! Where have you been? I haven't seen you here for a very long time. I hope you're doing well :) Muah!