What I Wore To Work Wednesday- Festive fashion with a Reiss Danica Dress!

One week of December done, three office Xmas lunches demolished, two festive parties attended and I am officially IN THE MOOD for Christmas. Where’s the Michael Buble Xmas CD – it’s time!

And what better way to liven up the sea of winter black-and-grey in the office than with a festive coloured dress?

Colour is sometimes a tricky decision when it comes to office-wear. Jewel-tones look amazing but going too bold with your business casual can end up with you standing out like a brassy bauble.

The easy way to do corporate colour is to avoid loud patterns and stick to block colours. A bit like this Danica dress from REISS which I wore the other day. OH, HOW CONVENIENT.

REISS Danica Dress £35
Necklace – Forever21 £3.49
Jones Bootmaker Heels – Free hand-me-down!

I picked this up at the REISS Sample Sale along with a wealth of other bargain buys which you can read more about in my post  Sample Sale Etiquette. It was only £35! AWEHAOWEHOWIEHALWIEHAWLASKDLJA!!!! (capturing that sales-satisfaction is not easy in words but I think I totes nailed it)

LOL, I’m so new to this fashion blogging lark – I have no idea how to pose. I’m just laughing and holding my face in the majority of the photos I took and these are the best of the bunch! Bear with me guys, I’ll get there..

This REISS Danica dress is a lovely choice for a work-by-day, party-by-night outfit at the office. It’s got a modern, yet modest cut – above the knee but with longer sleeves so that any flesh flashing is at an office-appropriate level.

And it’s got pockets! I love dresses with pockets, I never really know what to do with my hands and they also store my endless supply of sweets during the day. Perfect.

Obviously, if you’re going to wear this to the office, you could probably do a better job of ironing it than I have.. I’m literally the worst person at ironing and I didn’t want to burn this lovely dress (which I have done on too many an occasion..) 

And finally – just to set it all off. I’ve added a fun little hedgehog necklace from Forever21.

 I saw it and I thought it was quite cool – it’s got that minimalist Scandinavian vibe but adds an interesting twist on an otherwise very sensible dress.

So there you go – office christmas colour! What do you think? Bright and beautiful or too bold for business-casual?

How are you going to festive-ise your work wardrobe?

And are there any other words to describe that just-snagged-a-bargain feeling other than AWEHAOWEHOWIEHALWIEHAWLASKDLJA!!!


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Zoe Bayliss Wong
Zoe Bayliss Wong

Zoe is a Forbes ’30 under 30′ finance pro, style writer, presenter and panellist, working for a fashion startup and trying to live that best life in the most IRL way possible.

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  1. Mary Hurley
    December 13, 2013 / 1:41 pm

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  2. Heather
    December 15, 2013 / 2:48 pm

    I love the dress xHeather | Of Beauty & Nothingness