Sunday, 4 January 2015

Black cherry...

From one Christmas outfit to another! This was the outfit I wore for our third (!) day of Christmas festivities which we spent with Mark's family and I was really pleased with how it turned out. I spotted this French Connection dress in the ASOS sale (are you spotting a pattern here?!) and stashed it away to wear for either Christmas or New Year. This felt like a very sophisticated look for me, I think 2014 was the year that I first felt like a grown up and my wardrobe is finally starting to follow suit. You wouldn't imagine that a bodycon lace dress would be all that comfortable but actually the jersey is so soft and stretchy, you forget that the dress is squeezing you in, in all the right places ;) Although I wore this on Boxing Day, I imagine this dress could be be pulled out for nearly any party or whenever I want to feel sassy, it is definitely another one of my favourite things that I bought this year!

Dress: French Connection, shoes: New Look, bracelet: L K Bennett (gift from my parents)
Although I'm more than happy to wear bright lipstick, I am wary of darker berry and purple colours as I worry that I look a bit too much like I am playing at dress up rather than looking sophisticated (a long term problem of mine!). This lipstick is a Max Factor one and although the name has rubbed off, I think it is this shade and I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was to wear. Maybe I need to brave my Revlon 'Black Cherry' lipstick next?


 I'm not normally very good with sleeves but these ones are super light and fairly delicate (I was so paranoid about ripping them!) and Mark's parents house is fairly cold so I was able to get away with them. You can also (almost) see the beautiful L K Bennett charm bracelet I got from my parents too - it is absolutely beautiful and I am very lucky girl indeed! The draping at the waist is pretty unusual but it draws the eye to my waist rather than my hips which can only be a good thing!


These shoes from New Look are probably one of the cheapest pairs in my wardrobe but they are very comfy and the nude shade is super flattering, even on my pasty legs! They were worn to nearly all the weddings I went to this year and I love them so much that I have even bought a backup pair for when these ones completely fall apart!


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11 comments

Emma Corbin-Mckenzie said...

what a great dress. very sassy indeed. those nude shoes are gorgeous. that is the one colour i don't have in shoe collection yet. xxx

laura said...

What a seriously beautiful dress, you look amazing Maria! x

Sophie said...

Oh Maria you're looking absolutely gorgeous!
Sophie
X

StephDreamsBlog said...

Everything about this is just perfection. I love the lace and the colour, just so pretty x

Sherin said...

I am massively in love with that dress. The colour is beautiful and it just suits you so well.

Gem said...

That dress is stunning, what an amazing shape xx

The Style Rawr said...

It's beaaautiful, I love the lace detailing. You always look so chic!

Tara x

Lily Lipstick said...

Love this dress! x

Clare Potts said...

Love this dress on you, especially the detail at the waist, draws your eye to all the right places!

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Kelly G said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colour on you and the style of the dress is perfect.
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Tops Jeans said...

Cool blog you have here! Keep up on this level and it will grow bigger. In the meanwhile, see some cool maroon skinny jeans to raise your mood! This is a true body enhancer.

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