Tuesday, 5 November 2013

The Pink Mulberry Dress | What I Wore To The #NBNworkshop

Pink Mulberry flower detail dress, patterned tights & color block bag
You may have seen yesterday's post where I shared my 11 Top Blogging Tips I picked up at the Next Blogger Network workshop last Monday - here at last is the outfit I wore: yes people, I can finally bring you pictures of THE pink Mulberry dress! 

I say "the" dress because it's been seen a lot on Instagram and Twitter and causing a mini commotion with questions about where it's from, plus I had loads of compliments about it on the day (thank you lovely fellow bloggers). It was a loan from designer dress agency Love Is Boutique in Kent that sells new, nearly new, pre-loved and vintage clothes and accessories. The owner Paula approached me about collaborating in some way and I knew I needed something to wear to the event, so I hesitantly asked if I could borrow the most amazing pink Mulberry dress I'd seen on her online shop... love at first sight can't be ignored! So I'm sorry to say it's a one-off (and designer to boot), but I'm not sorry I was bold enough to ask to borrow it. I think the pictures speak for themselves about just how exquisite the dress is - if you look closely at the flowers, the gold petals are made of zips. =Le sigh=


Other outfit details to note: I went with tights because the thought of bare legs in October was too horrific to contemplate, and I love the "swirling" effect that these black dotted ones give (I don't remember buying them so I don't know where they're from, my bad). I added a chain detail cut-out belt that complemented the cut-out flowers and carried my Next colour blocked bag, plus the personalised Twitter name ring was featured in a post at the weekend - I can thoroughly recommend getting one for blogger events.


I know pink isn't everyone's favourite, but it is the colour of the season and I reckon it would make a fabulous alternative to a LBD at your Christmas party do. I've selected a few pink dresses to hopefully soften the blow that this was a designer dress and I can't give you a link to buy the same one (see the end of the post for details)...!


Pink Mulberry flower detail dress
Twitter handle gold name ring
Pink Mulberry dress, patterned tights & color block bag
Pink Mulberry flower detail dress
The story doesn't quite end there. The best part of all was that Paula of Love Is Boutique made the most amazing gesture... she afterwards offered me the dress to keep. [Insert image of me leaping around Nicole-Sherzinger-on-the-Xfactor-style here.] To say I was scraping my jaw off the floor was an understatement - there are many, many reasons I love blogging, and I'd be fibbing if I said the freebies weren't a factor. I can't thank Paula enough and just hope that I did the dress justice - her online shop is a joy to look around and there are loads of affordable pieces so please do check out Love Is Boutique here :)

So... have I converted you to pink? Let me know in the comments!

Catherine x
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Shop my look! There are so many fabulous pink dresses out there...

Dress: Mulberry (c/o Love Is Boutique), Bag: Next, Belt: New Look at Asos, Tights: Unknown (similar), Heels: Aldo, Name ring: c/o oNecklace, Plaited bracelet: Debenhams, Watches: Debenhams, Earrings: Unknown, Nails: Revlon Hazy





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45 comments

  1. The bag is fantastic, I know the post is about the dress which is pretty spectacular but I am mesmerized by the bag. The outfit looks great on you

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  2. The dress is everything!!! I would have jumped with joy too if I got to keep it! The tights complete your look, love, love!!!
    xx,
    Monica
    http://Glamvolution.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Monica... and yes I did jump with joy (all on my own at home)! x

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  3. Love pink with black! I love pink, (or I might even call this fuschia??), I would suspect it reflects your mood??

    Thanks for the inspiration and the blogging tips! I'm enjoying following you.

    www.northsideofthecountryroad.com

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  4. I agree with you the bare legs can be intimidating, at least in cooler climates. But I think the tights make this look. The black makes it a little edgy and the texture of the tights are so interesting.
    You look great!
    Aesthetic Lounge

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  5. This dress truly is the prettiest shade of pink...what a lovely idea to get a dress for the holiday season in this colour!! You're lucky that you are already "all set!!" ;)

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  6. You knew I was going to love you in it, didn´t you? yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Fantasticccccccccccccccc
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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    1. Yes I knew you'd be gushing over this one, Sacramento! ;))

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  7. It *is* a wonderful alternative to the LBD - and it suits you so beautifully! xox

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  8. It's a beautiful dress and you look stunning in it. Lucky you getting to keep it! I absolutely love your personalised ring!

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  9. wow such an original dress!

    passionateturban.blogspot.com

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  10. How exciting! First to be allowed to borrow a designer dress, then on top of that to get to keep it!!! I look forward to seeing more of it in the future.

    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. Oooh I haven't thought that far ahead, sweetie!! Though with such a little skirt I could wear it under a full skirt to wear it as a top...?!

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  11. Wow Catherine your dress is gorgeous and you must of felt amazing when you were told you could keep it! Beautiful look :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  12. Beautiful dress Catherine and I love the bright shade as it will brighten the gloomy weather we're having at the moment.

    Mary

    popgoesfashion.com

    x

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    1. Mary you're absolutely right - so unusual for pink to to be on trend in autumn - doesn't it make a nice change? Thank you x

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  13. What a lovely gesture of Paula. I can imagine you were stupified. Three cheers for Paula.
    (Nice bag by the way.)
    Greetje

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  14. From head to toe that look is just fantastic!!! The colors are gorgeous too.

    Show off your look, get inspired and link up at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday! www.themummychronicles.com

    L,
    Vicky

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  15. That dress is gorgeous! I love, love, LOVE it.

    ~FringeGirl

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  16. Wow!!! Love the whole outfit and so happy for you being able to keep it - wow again! Funnily enough, I've bought a lot of pink tops this season (one short-sleeved, one long´sleeved and one 3/4 sleeved!) after only having one old pink jumper in my wardrobe for many years. I might look out for a pink dress too having seen the ones you've shown!

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    1. I'm definitely a closet pink lover, Sue! So it being in this season is such a great excuse to wear it a lot...! Thanks for your comment xo

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  17. I love your outfit! I have a major love affair with patterned tights! I also love your dress!!

    mywaytofitandfab.blogspot.com

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  18. What a fabulous dress on you, Catherine! That color is perfect on you. Congratulations on getting to keep it!

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  19. lovely use of color!

    love from LA,
    mrschanelO.blogspot.com

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  20. The color and neckline detail are gorgeous on that dress!

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  21. That ring is too cool! Love the details on the dress, too!

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  22. That mix of colour and texture is simply divine! Love how you pulled the look together with the black tights and belt - such a beautiful foil against the pink :)

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  23. I love this color for cooler weather..so cheerful!
    http://dilettantedoyenne.blogspot.com/2013/10/happy-fall-yall-iv-marshalls-mommy.html

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  24. this hair style has inspired me...I wonder if I can get this beautiful Goddess look? I'll keep you posted :-)

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  25. Oh my gosh! That ring is awesome and this look is fabulous on you!!
    xo~Sherry
    www.thelifeofthepartyblog.com

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  26. That is one gorgeous looking dress and you absolutely rock it. It definitely shows we need more pink in our closets, it's strong and feminine. Love the details on the flowers, wow! And how sweet you got to keep the dress, that's the kindest! Checking out her store!

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  27. Wow! I lovelovelove this look! everything from your dress, the bag & your hair! I love wearing bright colors year round, so it makes me happy to see others doing so as well :)

    XO, Joanna
    Beloved Jar of Clay

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  28. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I am a sucker for hot pink and I will wear it whenever I possibly can! I wan the whole outfit in my closet. Stat!

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  29. Hi Catherine! Well pink is the colour this year! And it goes so well teamed up with black! What a lovely surprise for you!

    Zoe xxx
    www.zoealexanderuk.com

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  30. It's an absolutely gorgeous dress. I love the frills and pink/purple are my favorite colors. Most definitely an alternative to the lbd. http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Idu - you've reminded I really must wear it again! This Christmas maybe...?!!

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  31. Fantastic look. I love the color block look!

    http://beautifulcheap.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-color-block-dress-hottest-summer.html

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