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Thursday, 15 December 2011

Christmas Party Outfit.

This year I'm not going to any Christmas parties, which to be honest I'm pretty relieved about because I've never been a fan, maybe I've only been invited to rubbishy ones in the past though? The other day I found myself browsing ASOS, as you do when you're supposed to be writing quite an important essay, and I stumbled across a beautiful dress. It was black, had lots of pretty lace on it & it had a peter pan collar - I was sold. The best part about it was that it was in the sale & it let me use my student discount on top of that. So I bought it. I have nowhere to wear it, but I bought it. It arrived yesterday & I'm in love with it, totally head over heels. I did have a slight dilemma over whether to keep or return but everyone that responded on twitter, and there were quite a lot of responses, told me to keep it. So I am. You guys are such enablers but I love you for it! I popped together a little party outfit collage featuring items I own and some that I'd very much like to own for no real reason in particular - you know how it is when essay procrastination sets in!
1. When I think of parties I instantly think of lashes. A pretty pair of lashes that suit you can add that extra little touch of glamour but in a subtle way. The Girls Aloud for Eylure Nicola lashes look so beautiful, they're not too over the top and they feather out really nicely at the outer corners which would work beautifully with winged liner, a pretty blush colour & a statement pink lip.

2. Benefit EyeBright has been on my make up lust list for a really long time, probably over a year and recently I finally caved in and purchased it. I'm so happy that I did because this is a product that really does deliver what it promises. I've been popping a small amount of this on my waterline (I still really hate applying things to my waterline, it tickles!) and it makes such a big difference, I'm really very impressed!

3. Revlon Cherries in the Snow lipstick looks like the perfect red for those who are scared of reds like me! Unfortunately I haven't been able to find anywhere that stocks this shade near me, I really hope it hasn't been discontinued because I'd really love to have this in my collection. I adore Revlon lipsticks, they're probably my favourite lipstick brand right now because the prices are good and the formulations are wonderful. Hopefully I can manage to track down a tube of Cherries in the Snow soon!

4. I'm not usually one for hair accessories but this little gold bow has really caught my eye and I think it's beautiful. Georgie has a blog & her etsy shop Beauxoxo where she sells lots of pretty hair accessories and I think you should all go and have a little look & say hello!

5. A couple of months ago my wonderful boyfriend bought me this bag from Love Hearts & Crosses and it has quickly become my absolute favourite bag. It's small but not too small & the beautiful gold chain handle is reminiscent of the lovely Chanel bags that I will never own! It's one of those bags that just looks classy & cute - the perfect combination!

6. This ASOS Lace Dress with contrast collar is the dress & I just absolutely adore it. The lace detail is beautiful, it's the perfect length for me to wear with leggings and the peter pan collar is just the sweetest thing ever. I've never owned a piece of clothing with a peter pan collar before, for some reason I didn't really think they would suit me, but I think this may just be the beginning of a new obsession!

7. I don't think I really need to say much about this ASOS Gold Bunny Ears ring. It's a bunny. It's SO cute. Look at his little face. It's love! ♥

8. About a year ago I lived in coloured tights, I had a pair in pretty much every single colour and I managed to find a way to wear them with every single outfit. For some reason now I'm a little bit afraid of coloured tights, perhaps it's because I've put on a few pounds and my legs aren't quite as nice as they once were, I don't know. This beautiful bright pinky purple pair are from Tabio & although they're a little on the pricey side, they look like they're really wonderful quality. The colour is amazing too!

9. Along with the dress I also sneakily purchased a pair of the ASOS Leigh T-Bar ballet shoes and I actually had an excuse for this purchase! The only other pair of black shoes I own I wear to work & when I'm not at work I don't want to be wearing the shoes that remind me of work - oh no no. So that is where these pretty shoes come in and I love them. They're really true to size and surprisingly they're pretty comfortable. For some reason I was envisioning having to break these in but I don't think I'll have to worry about that!

What do you think of this dress - should I keep it or return it? Are you going to any Christmas parties this year? What will you be wearing?
xoxo

19 comments:

  1. I got Cherries in the Snow in a larger Boots store last year. I love it but it's not really a red - more a bright fuschia and not for the faint hearted!

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  2. I love that dress + flats! Very cute!!
    I also use the eye-bright liner by Benefit & completely love it. I always looked so tired (felt tired too) and it really helps me look more away (still feel tired though =P ). Definitely worth the amount it costs!


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo

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  3. Great post, I love the dress and the ring is super cute.


    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com/
    Lucy
    x

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  4. I think you should keep the dress, it's absolutely gorgeous! and the shoes are really cute :) x

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  5. Awwww thank you so much for featuring my glitter hair bow gorgeous girl, that was so lovely of you <3. Oh and wow, so into that little bunny ring, cute, cute, cute!

    xoxo

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  6. This looks like a lovely Christmas party outfit. And that bunny ring is adorable! And I realize I need to get a pair of colorful tights, to wear with a black dress, beautiful :)
    //Niina

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  7. such a pretty dress, and i love the tights- i still live in them, although i almost always just stick to classic black, i could easily spend a fortune on tabio tights if i allowed myself. :p xx

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  8. Love this! Love your blog :)
    I'm debating getting the Benefit eye bright, I have used it way back when, but I cant remember what it's like. I don't if it worth the money or not. Decisions, decisions! :)

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  9. The ASOS dress is beautiful!
    x

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  10. Such a pretty dress! I think I found Cherries in the Snow in Superdrug after searching in loads of Boots stores!

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  11. The dress is running as are the other items on your list. Lets be honest we can always find a reason for dressing up and if Christmas day isn't one of them then when is?!

    X x

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  12. I love everything on your list! Especially that little ring, it's adorable! I love red lippie anyway but I've seen so many bloggers mention Cherries in the Snow and I keep forgetting to try it. Will need to check my local Boots. xx

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  13. Cherries in the Snow is still available, I bought it in a Superdrug not too long ago, and I've seen it in Boots. Amazing colour, bright pinky-red, looks scary, but you do need it :) Its one of my favourites.
    Love the dress and the shoes, I have some similar x

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  14. The dress is gorgeous, so my style! It's actually pretty similar to the playsuit I wore to my Christmas party last week! xx

    Tor @ That's Peachy Fashion Blog xx

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  15. Love the dress definitely keep it :) x

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  16. Keep keep keep! It is gorgeous! Can't wait to see you do an outfit post in it!
    Sophie
    x

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  17. Oh definitely keep! Just think... come summer and a felt hat, you can wear it all year round (enabling). Love the whole collage you've put together too. xx

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  18. The bag and bunny ring are super nice! everything in this post is lovely, i want it all!!!!! x

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  19. this would be such an adorable outfit!

    also, i just wanted to say that i came across your blog today and i think it's really nice! i've had a good read through and i'm definitely going to be keeping up with your posts in the future!

    helen @ thelovecatsINC

    http://thelovecatsinc.blogspot.com

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