How to go straight from work to a party

I am both attracted and repulsed by articles entitled ‘How to go straight from work to a party’.  Topical at the moment if a) you’re working b) have  party invitation/s.  Neither apply to me, and even when they did, I don’t remember doing any of this:

But say I had the need.  I’d do it like my newest roomie, Shreya, from London’s, grandmother.

Today I finally exit my bunk bed around 2pm, (yes, really got that routine thingy nailed), eyes stuck together by mild conjunctivitis, (maybe the pool’s not as clean as I thought, sleeping with air con all night, lack of fresh fruit and veg?).

But through the bleary stuck up eyes, lo, this apparition, a gorgeous women, preparing for a wedding party, instantly my eyes are wide open and unstuck, face all agog.

Shreya tells me that the sari she’s wearing is 100 years old and belonged to her Grandmother, an Indian doctor, who would wear it during her work day and then go straight on to a wedding or a party afterwords.  She shows me some barely noticeable stains, from the chemicals used during surgery and to clean up after.

Now that’s what I call real style, both then and now.  Who needs the Daily Telegraph telling us what and how to wear?  Fishnet ankle socks?  Really?

Lucky for Shreya though, that I have no work, no party, or I would have had that outfit off her back in a heartbeat.

By backstagestives

Looking for my long lost family in Hong Kong
And previously....
Fell in love with coastal living 5 years ago. And moved to stunning St Ives. A place to create and grow and flourish. Got me a home and a job. And never looked back. Everyone talks and writes about the famous dead people of St Ives. Virginia and Alfred and Ben and Barbara and Peter and Wilhelmina. Well I thought I’d introduce you to some very nice folk, and they’re all very much alive and make St Ives a much the better town for it.

3 replies on “How to go straight from work to a party”

I went from my PJs to baggy trousers for a christening (about three hours) and now I’m back in my pjs…… Bliss xx


Hey. Didn’t you read the article then. You could’ve done this :

“Swap your shirt for a silk pyjama top

The silky pyjama top is the evening shirt of choice this season, and a great piece for wearing day or night. Wear under a smart black blazer during office hours, styling solo with cropped trousers and heels in the evening”

And you’d have been half way there to being a proper woman, darling. And don’t forget fishnet ankle socks!


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