Friday, 11 November 2011

What I Wore: Party Season Style!

Okay so this isn't my outfit of today, in fact what I'm wearing now (my boyfriend's hoodie, fluffy pyjama bottoms with bears all over them & slipper boots with my hair resembling a pineapple) is a far cry from the outfit I'm wearing in these photographs! Sadly after I've written this I have to go and attempt to write an English Lit essay on a topic I don't understand so I've opted for comfy clothes!

A couple of weeks ago I was asked by Matalan if I'd like to take part in one of their Monthly Style Projects and I absolutely jumped at the chance because it sounded like so much fun. This months theme was Party Season Style & I was given a £50 gift voucher with which I had to pick out an entire outfit and this is what I chose!
Dome Shaped Ring - £3. 

As the theme was party season style I knew instantly that I wanted to pick out a dress and as soon as I tried the Jade & Black Lace Butterfly Bow Dress on I absolutely fell in love with it! It is quite short on me, I'm around 5'9 & in an ideal world I would have preferred this dress to be a couple of inches longer as I'm the first to admit that my thighs aren't my best feature! Because of that & I wouldn't want to be freezing cold at a Christmas party I opted for a pair of thermal tights & these are incredible. They're wonderfully thick & they keep you super warm so I'm planning on investing in a couple more pairs of these for sure!

I didn't want to go overboard with the accessories because I wanted to keep the dress as the statement of this outfit but I saw the ring in the sale section (I'm sorry I can't seem to find it online anymore!) and thought it would be a nice little extra touch.

Finally, it wouldn't have been a party outfit without a pair of beautiful heels and as soon as I saw the Metal Detail Platform Shoes I knew they would be perfect with the dress. These heels are SO high, I must be about 6'4 or something when I'm wearing them & honestly, I can't walk in them at all - actually I can only just about stand in one place with them on! I have no idea how you beautiful ladies walk in heels this high, I have a new found admiration for you! So even though I'll probably never wear these shoes again, I'm going to keep them in my wardrobe and look at them fondly every now and again because they really are beautiful! And I'll probably sneakily wear them around the house because they're too pretty not to be loved!


You can vote for your favourite outfit in this months Matalan Style Project over on the Matalan Blog here. If you would like to vote for me that would be absolutely amazing & it would make my day! All you have to do is leave a comment over on the Matalan blog here saying 'Sailor Jennie'. Super duper easy, but of course vote for your favourite outfit & if your favourite isn't mine then that's totally fine! 

Have you got your party season outfit all picked out yet? I'd love to know what you're going to be wearing to your Christmas parties! Let me know in the comments below! ♥
xoxo

47 comments:

  1. Jennie! You have amazing long legs, very envious of your height!

    You look stunning in this dress and I've put my vote in for you. :)

    I too am rubbish at walking in "taxi shoes" but they do make nice ornaments :D xx

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  2. that dress is lovely, really suits you!

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  3. That is one gorgeous outfit!!! I am in love with the shoes. xx

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  4. you look absolutely lovely, jennie! x

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  5. Arrgh. I wanna look just like you. Please.
    YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL!
    This dress is so lovely - I adore the shape and the colour. I'm off to vote for ya now hun. xoxo

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  6. I love the dress! Gorgeous pumps, too! x

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  7. Ahhh Jennie you look lovely! I totally had no idea that you were so tall - you look like a model :) jealous!

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  8. those shoes are fab! waaant!

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  9. So gorgeous!

    ug-lily.blogspot.com x

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  10. Voted for you over on the matalan site as love this outfit!
    Simple and so high street.
    you look beautiful and suits you well!
    C.x

    www.starsandthebutterflies.blogspot.com

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  11. I looove this dress! Voted for you, you really deserve to win :)

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  12. Stunning outfit hun, you look lovely.

    X x

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  13. You look stunning, you have such a fantastic figure also! I'm drooling over how wonderful your shoes look!

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  14. You looks so cute, the dress is such a lovely colour and I really love those shoes!!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  15. You look gorgeous! I love the detailing on the dress & shoes. Will pop over and give you my vote for sure :) xx

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  16. AGH I love Matalan! You look so gorge xx

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  17. Looking beaut :) that dress is lovely an an absolute bargain xxx

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  18. Wow, that dress is gorgeous! Great choice, you have my vote! Liking the ideal of thermal tights too, hate being cold :) xxx

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  19. You look lovely Jennie, great choices :) x

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  20. You look amazing!!!! Everything about that outfit is perfect!! Those shoes are fantastic! :)
    Obviously I've voted for you :) x

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  21. oh you look lovely all dressed up :) that ring is amazing, and the colour looks lovely on you. just voted for you, good luck! x

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  22. I am so in love with that dress, definitely just popped onto my wishlist! You look absolutely stunning, green's definitely your colour xxx

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  23. I adore everything about this outfit, so pretty. :)

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  24. Love the outfit :) That dress is lovely and I love the detail on the shoes! xx

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  25. You look beautiful - love the dress and those tights look soooooo warm.

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  26. Everything about this outfit is stunning Jennie. The dress looks gorgeous on you!
    Sophie
    x

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  27. Lovely dress, I'm off to vote now :)
    I love your outfit posts

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  28. You look amazing! Very classy :D I voted for you too ♥ x

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  29. The dress is so pretty, I love the lace details and the shoes are stunning Jennie :) x

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  30. Ooft you look bloody gorgeous Jennie! The dress suits you so well, and I'm forever jealous of your legs. You have my vote fo'sho! xx

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  31. I love the outfit you picked out, the shoes are my fave! I wish I got the opportunity to do something like this, jealous! No idea what I'm going to be wearing for Christmas parties, but it'll no doubt involve some glitter!

    Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

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  32. wow you beaute. that dress is just so pretty. Could be a perfect festive outfit for this season's xmas parties xx

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  33. Lovely post..you've great hair..following you now..follow back please..

    http://glossandmagic.blogspot.com/

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  34. Jennie you look so stunning, this has to be my favourite outfit post of yours ever. The dress is gorgeous and the jade colour suits you perfectly. I really hope you win the challenge :) xxx

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  35. Wow you look gorge in this outfit and what an opportunity! I dont think any sane blogger would say no. My favourite item has to be those shoes, they are simply stunning xx :o)

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  36. Gorgeous outfit, and I love that ring!! :)

    fi xo

    http://cats-cakes-crafts.blogspot.com/

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  37. I am so envy of your height, i would love to be as tall. i am only 5ft (well. last time i measured, i was 4"11. But lets round that up to 5ft!) x

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  38. Same! (as the comment above). I'm only 5 foot so 5'9 is towering to me!! I love those shoes!! xx

    http://howficklemyheart.wordpress.com

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  39. Wow. You look beyond stunning bb! This outfit is gorgeous & that dress is perfect on you. Just voted :)

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  40. Aww that dress is super cute - I didn't even notice it had bows at first, lovely touches x

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  41. Stunning! That dress is absolutely gorgeous! Excellent accessories choice too. xx

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  42. Love this outfit! Definitely giving me some inspiration for my boyfriends xmas work party!


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo

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