Sunday, 29 December 2013

Blush pink...

Picking a Christmas outfit is always tricky, you have to be able to eat insane amounts of food (I can't be the only one to have eaten 10 tons of cheese over the past few days, right?!) but still look (relatively) dressy. My family have always dressed up for Christmas and Boxing Day but Mark's family are always slightly less OTT so this year I had to tread the line between smart and casual which I always find really difficult. I had been planning on either wearing this dress or this dress but when Mark and I were in town on 23rd, I spotted this lacy beauty in one of the charity shops in Tewkesbury (yes I may have a bit of a thing for lace dresses!)

Dress: Debut at Debenhams via charity shop, tights: Tesco, shoes: Office
I was originally a little unsure of the colour as pastels can make me look really washed out but with the black belt and strong make-up, I think I managed to pull this blush pink/ lilac colour off. I really love the lace overlay and it was an outfit I felt really comfortable in, even after eating my own body weight in mince pies.
The dress was originally from the Debut range at Debenhams and I think it shows in the cut and fit of it, this was clearly designed for a special occasion and it made me feel really elegant when I was wearing it- a very strange feeling for someone as clumsy as me!

Oversized bows are always the way forward...
I imagine this would look really lovely with nude tights or bare legs come the warmer weather but the single digit temperatures convinced me to wear my trusty black opaques instead. These cosy tights were a Tesco bargain and I have been wearing them non-stop. 40 deniers just don't cut it in this weather but unless I am outside for a prolonged period of time, the Primark fleece lined tights are just too warm for a radiator like me so these 60 deniers are perfect!


How do you pick a party frock? What did you wear for Christmas?
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12 comments

daisychain said...

We vary Christmas at home, some years we do casual, others we dress up. I was rescued this year by a gorgeous Goddiva dress! You look stunning in this colour Wifey! xx

Sophie in the Sticks said...

Yes, very elegant Maria! The bow belt and matching clutch are particularly lovely too. I'm very much in the dress UP camp :) x

The Style Rawr said...

AS IF you found that dress in a charity shop! Maria, I just don't know how you do it haha. This is such a pretty shade on you, it looks perfect against your complexion. We always dress up but this year I was cooking so didn't bother! :O
Tara xo

Caroline Mason said...

really pretty:) i love the shade of pink with black. always a good contrast and a steal!

I'd love if you would check out my blog as well: http://afashionneverland.blogspot.com/

Caroline Mason said...

really pretty:) i love the shade of pink with black. always a good contrast and a steal!

I'd love if you would check out my blog as well: http://afashionneverland.blogspot.com/

Sarah said...

Such a stunning dress!! My festive frock this year was a smock style from Monsoon- plenty of space for food!
x

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Nawww love you look so purdy! What a good frock, it's not overtly Christmassy too so you can wear it throughout the year. Maybe a little too grown up for snobs though eh ;) Claire at Jazzpad

Sherin said...

Blush pink is always such a fun colour to wear for parties. This dress looks so perfect for a more casual Christmas. I love the contrast with the black.

Harriet T said...

This dress is so pretty - I love all the bows as well, great outfit combo!

Rachel The Hat said...

blush is such a wonderful colour, especially on you Lovely!! i love the sweet contrast with the black, you look wonderful! Hope you had a great xmas and wishing you a wonderful 2014!xxx

shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

It was our first year hosting Christmas so I chose a vintage floral dress I picked up at a vintage kilo sale - mostly so that the busy pattern would disguise any gravy disasters!

Helena Polansky said...

Wow! Lovely dress

Helena

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