Overdressed to the maxi


jacket – By Malene Birger
cutout tee – H&M (customised)
maxi skirt – River Island
platform shoe – Zara
crystal necklace – Swarovski (on loan)
clutch bag – c/o Bluebellgray (not yet available)
gold nail polish – Marks & Spencer 

Here’s what I wore to the opening night of the ballet last weekend.  I had borrowed the Swarovski from a friend for the occasion and loved it; I may have managed to squeeze in another wear before the weekend was up and I had to hand it back!

You’d think an occasion like this would mean unashamedly dressing to the nines.  Well, it did for me but not so much anyone else.  Oops.  Overdressed?  Most definitely.  Here’s the thing – if you can’t get all done up in your finery for a night like this then when can you?  And at first, I must admit, I felt a bit out of place but as the night wore on I came to the conclusion that everyone else was underdressed.  I stopped thinking about whether I was wearing something appropriate and started just enjoying a look that I was really pleased with.  I had spent a good couple of hours customising my tee beforehand so I wasn’t about to regret it!  I really liked the pieces I’d put together and at the end of the day that’s all that matters – not whether you’re dressed the same as the majority.  A bit of a cliché I know…

So think about this this Christmas – wear what you want when you want and feel good doing it.  Oprah, you can get in touch with me on Twitter if you like.




  1. 23 Dec / 10:41 am

    D.I.V.I.N.E!!! And I covet your necklace, lets hope they let you keep it!

  2. 23 Dec / 11:26 am

    Great outfit,hon!Love the maxi!

  3. Rita
    24 Dec / 8:09 pm

    Amazing outfit!!! Please can you tell me the exact name of the maxi skirt you bought… I want the same haha 😀 Thx

    • Wendy
      25 Dec / 11:58 am

      It was from River Island but I got it in the summer – just had a check for you online and it’s not there anymore but maybe it’ll pop up in a store sale. Fingers crossed!x

  4. 28 Dec / 8:03 pm

    I thought your outfit was lovely, not overdressed at all. Think the Ballet is a bit of a free for all these days, sometimes i dress up for it other times I don’t bother but it should be an evening of decadence and you got it just right x

  5. 30 Jan / 7:06 pm

    You look gorgeous Wendy!! Great job on setting the style standards at the ballet! Take note people : )! MB x

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