So all's good after a fabulous long weekend away for Bath in Fashion: look out for BIF-related posts over the next week or so, all still featuring my personal style :)
Today's outfit is a style challenge entry - as I'm so lucky to have had you lovely people support me for the BIF blogger award, I'm asking you again to vote for my outfit in a Damsel in a Dress Blogger Style Off... gosh I'm so demanding! I'm sorry!
As described on their website, Damsel in a Dress targets "confident, vibrant, and individual women who embrace the feeling of wearing clothes that are cut to flatter the female body". (I like the sound of that!) They contacted me to ask if I wanted to take part in a dress styling competition on their Facebook page with four other bloggers - and I'm rarely one to pass over a challenge! We've been challenged to create an outfit that's based around a dress from the SS13 collection - I chose the Sakura dress which is the most beautiful orange and pink floral, perfect for a wedding guest outfit.
So if you like the way I've styled it...
How I styled the dress:
I decided to go with black and white accessories to counteract the girliness of the florals, so an Asos statement necklace, a wide black cut-out belt and black scraper heels gave the dress a little bit of an edge.
You may think you need to buy all the extra accessories to go with a new dress for a wedding... not necessarily true. To save money, I looked at what I had in my (not very large) clutch collection, and found this very plain white patent clutch. And to funk it up a bit, I did the easiest DIY ever: arrange some craft jewels on your clutch in a pattern you like, then simply stick them on using a glue gun. Hey presto - one totally blinging, coordinating clutch!
The winning blogger will receive a £250 Damsel in a Dress wardrobe that they can keep themselves or use as a giveaway... I'll be offering the £250 as a giveaway - so please get voting!
Thank you so much everyone, I hope you like the outfit... Look out for more wedding guest outfits, I'll be featuring them in other posts over the next few weeks!
Shop my look! Items marked* are the actual items, if still available:
Dress: courtesy of Damsel in a Dress*, Necklace: Asos*, Heels: Aldo, Belt: Unknown, Clutch: Unknown (DIYed with craft jewels), Gold ring: Asos* (part of set), Bracelets: Debenhams / H&M / New Look, Nails: Barry M Gelly Nail Paint in Blueberry*
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