Sunday, 30 November 2014

The Christmas Party Dress Post

Hey lovelies,

Hope you've had a great weekend, the last one in november! :o

Can't believe I nearly made it to December without breaking into my advent calendar, but sadly I had a haaauge chocolate craving this morning and bye went door number 1. Happens EVERY YEAR!

Anyways, tonights post is all about finding a Christmas party dress. I've got 3 dresses to show you, which I think would be perfect for a good ol' christmas do. 

1. Chi Chi London Dark Red Embellished Skater Dress

Dark Red Embellished Lace Skater Dress - £52.99 Chi Chi London / Black Cross Strap Heels - £27.99 New Look / Black & Gold Bag - Accessorize 

This one was an obvious choice for a christmas party, it's got the festive bling detail on the top, not to mention the dark red Christmas-sy colour. It's one of those ones you can twirl around like a mad lady in your living room and feel slightly princess like :) Definitely a favourite recent purchase! 

2. Jones & Jones Black Ruby Skater Dress

Black Skater Dress - £60 Jones & Jones* / Silver Bag - Accessorize / Black Cross Strap Heels - £27.99 New Look 

You don't have to go for a typical Christmas-sy coloured dress, and I think this beautiful black number could be equally as perfect for your party. And it's not just a boring black dress, it's got lots of pretty detail like the polka dot mesh top, the cute peter pan collar, and the pleated skater skirt to make it extra special :) 

I also jazzed it up with a cute shinny silver bag from accessorize! :)

3. Topshop Floral Jacquard Dress

Floral Jacquard Print Dress - £70 Topshop / Black Heeled Boots - £31.50 Miss Selfridge (reduced in black Friday sale) / Black & Gold Bag - Accessorize

The first two dresses are perfect for if you're going to a party, however this year my works christmas do is actually going to be a boozy day out in York, which is why I thought this 3rd option, the Topshop jacquard print dress, would be a good choice. 

I think it's pretty enough that it's not just a typical day dress (I love the shininess!) but not too fancy that you look out of place wearing it through the day, and it can easily be dressed down. I styled it with my new favourite black boots from Miss Selfridge (which I got discounted in the black Friday sales hurraaaay) and a black accessorize bag :) 

And thats all for tonights post, hope you enjoyed & have a lovely week ahead :) 

Gabby xo


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Exploring Leeds Christmas market wearing Sugarhilll Boutique

Hey guys

So I recently signed up with a PR company called etail PR - I didn't know what to expect as I'd never signed up to one before but I'm so glad I did! Within a few weeks of registering I had already received a beautiful new vintage style shirt dress to review from the lovely people at Sugarhill Boutique! 

I decided it would be the perfect dress for an outing to the Leeds Christmas Market since it has quite a festive feel to it. I really love the wine colour of the dress with the cute floral print, and thought it went nicely with my trusty Miss Selfridge camel coat :)

Dina Shirt Dress - £55 Sugarhill Boutique* / Button Camel Coat - £59 Miss Selfridge / Brown Faux Fur Hat - £9 New Look / Statement Necklace - £7.99 New Look / Knee High Socks - £3 Primark / Purple & Black Mini Bag - Miss Selfridge (old)

I actually ended up layering it up with a comfy cream Topshop jumper since we were going to be sat out in the cold all afternoon, and there's only so much that mulled wine can do before you start to freeeeeeze! It's always a bonus when you can get more than one outfit out of an item and this dress is perfect for layering :)

I thought about saving this dress for Chirstmas day, but I just couldn't resist taking it for a spin in the end! :)

The Christmas market was good fun. I just wanted to eat everything from every stall! But I settled with a huuuuge german sausage & a chocolate filled donut. And of course plenty of mulled wine & some "hot honey mead" - which I'd never tried before but it's sooo good!

What about you guys, have you been to any christmas markets yet? And how on earth is it only 1 month until christmas!!?

Please do check out Sugarhill Boutique's website (here), as they have some gorgeous dresses plus lots more lovely items! You can use the code PARTYREADY to get 20% off all dresses until Sunday the 23rd of November (and they even do free delivery too!).

Thanks for reading & see you very soon :)

Gabby xoxo

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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Motel Rocks Bloggers Party #motelrockstheparty

Hey guys!

So last week I had a bit of a mental 24 hours. I got up on Wednesday morning, feeling horrendous from a works christmas do the night before. Managed to get to work on time despite the worst hangover I had experienced possibly all year, threw up a few times at work (NEW LOWS) then by 4.15 I had gone home, got ready, and was on the train to Landaaan for the Motel rocks bloggers party! Phew!

So first off let me show you what I wore. I was kindly sent this beaaaaut strappy spiral lace dress from the lovely people at Motel. I wore it with some black platform heels from Bank, a leather jacket from Ark Clothing and a medium sized black Topshop bag to store the big beastly camera in :)

Once in London I met up with fellow blogger Sammi (you can find her blog here) and her lovely friend Paige, then after asking for directions a few times and going down a dodgy alley way..we finally made it to the event!

When we walked in we were greeted by a sea of sparkles, glitter and general prettiness everywhere! Both the venue & all the ladies looked serioooously beautiful. My favourite parts were getting to see a sneak pea of the new collection, the errrmazing sweetie buffet & playing beer pong (which I sucked at haha but was so much fun!). I thought the food was spot on too - champagne and pizza? Couldn't have picked a better combination!

One of the coolest parts of the evening was spotting all the bloggers that we follow/love, and actually everyone we spoke to was super lovely! I also have to give a big shout out to the gorgeous sassy lady that is Analise, for organising such a fun event & sending me my awesome motel dress! 

Photo 4 - Analise from Motel Rocks 

The goodie bags were amazing too - the only thing missing from the pic is the huuuuuge pack of charity popcorn which I devoured on the night on my train home! Still unsure how I managed to get home at 3am then get to work for 9am thursday? Anyway, I can't wait to try all these fab products out - we were truly spoilt :)

And that's all for now :) Thanks so much for reading, if you've not found your christmas party dress already then I'd definitely suggest you to have a look at the Motel Rocks range - they have some absolutely stunning pieces - check them out here

See you soon!

Gabby xoxo 
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