{Fashion Monday} Work Dinner & Party Outfit

This week Friday we are having a work dinner and then a colleague’s birthday party after, this will be my first work birthday party and I was not quite sure what to wear. I have been playing around in my closet trying to think of outfits that I can wear which will still leave the ‘work respect’ we all have and not the ‘party animal’ that I can sometimes carry outside my work. In the corporate world it is not always simple to have work friends who also know your ‘outside work self’ because these day everything is fair game and learning from experience it is something that can be used against you when you least expect.

Work Dinner & Party Outfit


When attending a work dinner, there is always a lot to consider (at least for me there is), like I mentioned above not everyone in the corporate world are friends outside the office. I am very friendly with all my work colleagues but after work though we will send each other an odd text here and there (all work related or good wishes) we do not go beyond that. I have been burnt before and honestly once bitten twice shy applies to me in buckets. I made a mistake of thinking I had ‘friends’ but apparently I had back stabbers with the face of angels. So with all my work dinner invites since them I approach them all with a pinch of salt, yes I will have fun and laugh until I pee myself but I will not let my guard down. Putting this outfit together was a hard task because most times I was thinking of dressing as a nun but that is not me so I consulted my pretty friend Polyvore and started playing with some ideas on how to dress up my black knee length dress.


In alternate universe I have chosen my favoriteย knee length dress, paired it with Dorothy Perkins nude heels, Vivienne Westwood Bags, a nice long off white coat and some rose gold or gold jewelry. As I have said many times on this blog, fashionista I am certainly NOT but Fashion LOVER that much I am. Putting outfits together gives me ideas on what to wear as this acts as my vision board and because I love playing dress up.

So how do you think I have done or will look this Friday?

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  1. April 11, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    these items are great.you can create an amazing look with these.i love that coat

    • April 12, 2016 / 9:19 am

      Thanks so much Naz

    • March 19, 2016 / 6:13 pm

      Thanks Emily

  2. March 18, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    That style looks gorgeous! The black dress go with the nude colours

    • March 19, 2016 / 6:48 am

      Thanks so much

  3. March 16, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    All these picks are so cute..!! From all of these, my favorite is that white jacket!

    • March 16, 2016 / 2:29 pm

      Aww thanks

  4. March 16, 2016 / 11:36 am

    I love your choices. I hope the dinner party went well and I think you will look amazing in this outfit. I love the necklace especially

    • March 16, 2016 / 11:37 am

      Thanks Zena

  5. March 16, 2016 / 11:27 am

    What a gorgeous outfit! Perfect for day and night time, it would be lovely to see you it x

    • March 16, 2016 / 11:34 am

      Awww thanks Tanya, I hope I remember to take some pictures

  6. March 15, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    That is a lovely outfit. It is so classic and can be dressed up or down to fit different moods. I also love the accessories you chose!

    • March 15, 2016 / 6:43 pm

      Thanks so much Sam

  7. Elizabeth O
    March 15, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    Miranda, you have exquisite taste so, I trust that anything you wear would be fabulous. Go fir it and what you shared rocks!

    • March 15, 2016 / 5:10 pm

      Awww thanks so much Elizabeth

  8. Jeanine
    March 15, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    What a gorgeous outfit you’ve chosen! It looks just lovely, and perfect for a work dinner and party! Sounds like lots of fun!

    • March 15, 2016 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks Jeanine

  9. March 15, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    That outfit is beautiful, I would wear that! The jacket is so nice, I need one

    • March 15, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Thanks SIL

  10. March 15, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Wow. Such a wonderful collection. And, the tips shared are very helpful too. Thanks

    • March 15, 2016 / 11:41 am

      Glad to hear that

  11. March 15, 2016 / 10:38 am

    Lovely pieces. I really like that coat, but that colour would be a disaster for me – far too clumsy.

    • March 15, 2016 / 10:42 am

      Hahaha I know what you mean, I rare wear white but love to give it a try now and again

  12. March 15, 2016 / 9:24 am

    Beautiful 0utfit. Would love to own some Vivienne Westwood someday ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • March 15, 2016 / 9:24 am

      You and me both, I love Vivienne Westwood brand

  13. Fi Ni Neachtain
    March 15, 2016 / 8:11 am

    Such a stylish outfit! Sadly I don’t think that style would ever suit me though. I really do love the jewellery you’ve included though. so pretty!

    • March 15, 2016 / 8:12 am

      Awww I am sure it would and you could make it work for you. Thanks Fiona

  14. March 15, 2016 / 7:37 am

    I Love that black dress, wish I got the opportunity to dress up more often

    • March 15, 2016 / 7:38 am

      Thanks Kara, I love it too

  15. March 15, 2016 / 7:03 am

    Such a lovely outfit! I really like the jacket the most.

    • March 15, 2016 / 7:10 am

      Thanks so much Elizabeth

  16. March 15, 2016 / 5:52 am

    I’m sure you will look great with whatever outfit that you decide on. I usually tend to wear whatever I would typically wear to the office unless I know dinner is a fancier place, then I will dress up a bit more.

    • March 15, 2016 / 6:45 am

      Thanks so much, I guess I could wear my usual but apparently it’s meant to be a fancier party than dinner lol

  17. March 15, 2016 / 3:24 am

    These pieces look amazing together! I would have never paired all of these items but they go so well! I really like the green hand bag.

    • March 15, 2016 / 5:41 am

      Thanks Chantal I appreciate that

    • March 15, 2016 / 5:41 am

      Hahahaha thanks I didn’t realise when I was putting it together but yes now I can see it too

  18. March 15, 2016 / 1:17 am

    I absolutely love everything about the outfit you picked out for work and the party . I think it is very businesslike but also very attractive and perfect for socializing .

    • March 15, 2016 / 5:40 am

      Thanks so much Michelle

  19. March 15, 2016 / 12:05 am

    I love that necklace. Statement pieces like that are my favorite. They can really change up your whole look.

    • March 15, 2016 / 5:38 am

      I know right, the right accessories can do good by an outfit

  20. March 14, 2016 / 11:40 pm

    I think fabulous! Have fun and the white coat is too die for! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • March 15, 2016 / 5:37 am

      Thanks Papatia

  21. March 14, 2016 / 11:38 pm

    I love the white jacket! That is just gorgeous! I totally know what you mean about work dinners. I have had a few people I thought were friends that definitely turned out not to be.

    • March 15, 2016 / 5:36 am

      It’s a big shame when we learn they are not actually our friends but back stabbers like in my case

  22. March 14, 2016 / 11:22 pm

    I love your outfit posts, please come and by my stylist! This is perfect for a work night out, love the nudes!

    • March 15, 2016 / 5:36 am

      Hahahaha lol, thanks so much

  23. March 14, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    oh yes this is a dream outfit in a box ready for me just to wear

    • March 14, 2016 / 10:51 pm

      Hahaha glad to hear it

  24. March 14, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    Love the Kate spade watch and that Dress coat does it for me. Nude heels heck yeah ๐Ÿ™‚ Am sure you rocked it all!

    • March 14, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Awe thanks Julie, rocking it this Friday

  25. March 14, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful outfit – I am loving that dress! Gorgeous. x

    • March 14, 2016 / 9:35 pm

      Thanks Sarah

  26. March 14, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    I think the dress and coat will look really great together. & I think it’s just the right look for the event.

    • March 14, 2016 / 9:34 pm

      Thanks so much

  27. March 14, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    I love the entire outfit and that Kate Spade watch is just divine x

    • March 14, 2016 / 8:29 pm

      Thanks so much

  28. Hannah Wood
    March 14, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    I love this look so much so very nice and elegant just wish I could pull the look off as do like fashion so much.

    • March 14, 2016 / 8:12 pm

      Awww I am sure you can Hannah

  29. March 14, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    I love how by just switching up some accessories you can totally transform an outfit!

    • March 14, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      I know right, it’s awesome

  30. March 14, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    I really love how you accessorized this outfit! It’s amazing what a good bag can do for an outfit ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love the green!

    • March 14, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Tell me about it, I am in love

  31. Cassandra Mayers
    March 14, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    I think it will look great! That bag is really going to add that bit of colour to it ๐Ÿ˜€

    • March 14, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Thanks so much Cassandra

  32. March 14, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    This is definitely a nice look for a special occasion. It’s very pretty without being too flashy for a work event.

    • March 14, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Exactly what I was going for so thanks for saying that

  33. March 14, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    Nude heels are the best wardrobe staples! and they are great for workwear too! bonus, you also can’t beat a black dress ๐Ÿ™‚

    • March 14, 2016 / 6:31 pm

      I know right, I love nude heels though I don’t wear them as often as I used to whilst at uni

  34. Kita
    March 14, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    I love classic looks that go from day to night. I’m not a heels gal but some nice flats would work for me in this set.

    • March 14, 2016 / 6:30 pm

      I am a flats girl too these day but now and again I like to throw out some heels

  35. March 14, 2016 / 5:38 pm

    I’ve always believed in the power of great accessories. That jewelry and that green bag are really so adorable with that outfit! I love the way it works together.

    • March 14, 2016 / 5:39 pm

      Thanks Jenn, accessories can make or break an outfit

  36. March 14, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    This is so cute, I love that coat in particular. It is real Olivia Pope from Scandal. Classic never goes out of style.

    • March 14, 2016 / 5:38 pm

      Thanks Mimi, just thinking about now and yes so Olivia Pope

  37. March 14, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    I love the jacket it is perfect for spring and the blush necklace is so pretty too! Thank you for giving me some inspiration.

    • March 14, 2016 / 5:33 pm

      You’re most welcome Ana

  38. March 14, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    I’m in love with that dress, so of course it’s so out of my budget!

    • March 14, 2016 / 4:55 pm

      Hahaha you and me both

  39. March 14, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    I love the black dress. I find it really hard to dress for both work and for it to be appropriate to wear out. Perhaps because I don’t wear dresses or heels :/ x

    • March 14, 2016 / 4:21 pm

      I am more into flats than heels myself but now and again I rock some heels

  40. March 14, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    Definitely a hit! The accessories really tie in the entire look! Love the use of the nude tones.

    • March 14, 2016 / 4:20 pm

      Thanks so much Valerie

  41. Pam
    March 14, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    I love this whole outfit but the dress is my favorite part. It’s just my style! I have a hard time finding dresses that I really like.

    • March 14, 2016 / 3:35 pm

      Awww thanks so much Pam

  42. March 14, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    I think you’ll be a hit. I reaaalllyyy love the coat and ofcourse a black dress we all need in our closet. The color combination is very beautiful (and I think you boyfriend would love to see you this weekend…skip the parents ..ahahhahahhhaa). Wishing you a lovely week and a great time and the dinner party. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • March 14, 2016 / 3:18 pm

      Hahaha loool, I think you’re right I should visit the boo and parents next time lol

  43. March 14, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    I think you will look very classic. Looks like it will be a pretty fancy party. I hope you have fun.

    • March 14, 2016 / 3:10 pm

      Thanks so much I appreciate that

  44. March 14, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    I love everything in this outfit but I really love the white coat and the necklace. You have great taste.

    • March 14, 2016 / 3:10 pm

      Thanks so much Carmen

  45. March 14, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    love this so much! simple yet classy just the look I long for (yet rarely pull off!)

    • March 14, 2016 / 3:10 pm

      Thanks. I am sure you pull it off more often than you realise.

  46. March 14, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    This is such a classy look, I love those nude stilettos and the pop of colour with the green bag. So pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

    • March 14, 2016 / 2:04 pm

      Thanks Becca I am loving my green bag

  47. March 14, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    The black dress and the white coat could really create a good mix in your outfit. The accessories would also make you stand out.

    • March 14, 2016 / 1:47 pm

      Thanks so much Franc

  48. March 14, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    Your outfit is really pretty. You did a great job. Love the coat and nude accessories but that green bag is just gorgeous!

    • March 14, 2016 / 1:47 pm

      Awww thanks Shirley I appreciate that loads

  49. March 14, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Kate Spade is my latest obsession so I love that watch!! Great outfit ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

    • March 14, 2016 / 1:47 pm

      Thanks so much Laura

    • March 14, 2016 / 12:35 pm

      Hahaha I am with you, me and I am not simpatico but I still love it lol

  50. March 14, 2016 / 11:53 am

    I love how you complemented the outfit with nude accessories. The green bag adds a needed pop of color and it’s all just the right touch for a work-related dinner party. Love it!!

    • March 14, 2016 / 12:34 pm

      Thanks so much Alli, I appreciate that

  51. March 14, 2016 / 11:30 am

    I do love that little black number, so classic paired off with that lovely white coat. I don’t remember the last time I owned something as grown-up as this outfit. Probably before my daughter was born. Oh well. x

    • March 14, 2016 / 11:42 am

      Hahahaha lol, I am sure you still do somewhere in your closet lol

  52. Josie
    March 14, 2016 / 9:09 am

    Love the way the green bag pops with all the nudes, sure it will look great!

    • March 14, 2016 / 9:11 am

      Thanks Josie, that was the aim for the green bag

  53. March 14, 2016 / 9:04 am

    What a great outfit, I love the coat and dress – thanks for sharing x

    • March 14, 2016 / 9:11 am

      Thanks Stephanie

  54. March 14, 2016 / 8:40 am

    I always find it hard to know what to wear to work – thanks for the tips lovely!

    • March 14, 2016 / 8:43 am

      You’re most welcome

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