2. IT DOESN’T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE A DRESS
Girls, there are no rule books about what you should and shouldn’t wear. If you ain’t a dress kinda gal, you don’t need to jump through hoops to be one. You can style up a dress with a pair of jeans, as above, voilà! It takes the edge off and you won’t catch a chill. There’s also some amazing suits out there too, that just look divine! This green, velvet two piece from Monsoon screams “holiday season” and looks ridiculously comfy too.
3. WORK OUT THAT DAY
And no, this isn’t for any superficial reason other than to get your endorphins ready. After going to the gym or doing some exercise you can instantly feel quite powerful from all the exciting energy flowing around your body. This might focus your energy on the bits you love about yourself and not end up worrying if you shouldn’t have gauged on that cupcake for lunch (FYI, ALWAYS gauge on the cupcake!)
4. HAVE A PRE-PARTY RITUAL
Take a long soak, light some scented candles, even whip out a face mask to calm the senses. I know when I’ve had a nice, relaxing few hours before I’m about to go out in a party frock I feel way more in tune with picking out what I want to wear and I’m less likely to go in to meltdown mode (promise, it’s only ever happened once or twice. Oh who am I kidding?)
5. GO FOR A BLOW DRY
If there’s anything in life that can bring the most joy, it’s a blow dry. Let someone else massage your head for 10 minutes and then let them give you a big and bouncy blow dry. When I walk out of salon after a blow dry (even with my horrific roots!) I can’t tell you how sassy I feel walking down a street. It can be an extravagant expense, but, if you find local salons with trainee’s and apprentices, you can usually get them for half the price! Go on, it’s the season of giving and all that – and that includes to yourself!
Do you have any hints and tips to feel more confident during party season? I’d love to know in the comments below…
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I'm Bee. 27 year old who is finally starting to understand herself. A Scorpio that's too nice to use that sting in her tail, regularly found searching for holidays or online shopping. Happiest when being fed, travelling & spending time with Mr C.