Wednesday, 4 December 2013

What To Wear To A Christmas Party | Little Black Dress Alternative (Please Vote For My Outfit!)

Christmas Party outfit: little green dress
Now the shock that it's December already has (mostly) passed, it's time to work out what to wear to the Christmas party - and if you're not necessarily on an outfit budget this year, what better way to break out of a little black dress rut than to go for a little green dress? 

I've put this outfit together for a style challenge entry - as you lovely readers helped me win the last one, I was hoping you'd vote for this outfit too: I need as many "Likes" as possible on the Aspire Style Facebook competition page where they've challenged a group of bloggers to create a Christmas party outfit based around a dress from their site. I'd really appreciate it if you were to vote for me again (the winner gets £250 of Aspire Style vouchers, so that would mean another great Aspire Style giveaway for you)!


I chose this gorgeous Louche pleated green mini dress which is a perfect alternative to a little black dress - does that mean I'm wearing a LGD...?! Inspired by the black bow belt worn by Blair Eadie with her pink dress, I created a statement belt by pinning three black flower corsages to a black elasticated belt (it has a butterfly clasp but I purposely hid that) - I'm so pleased with how it turned out! Plus any fashionista worth their weight in Zara will throw their jacket on over their shoulders, don a pair of patterned tights and add a glittery clutch.


So if you like the way I've styled it...


The winning blogger will receive £250 Aspire Style vouchers that I'll be passing on to you in a giveaway as a thank you if I win!


Christmas party outfit: little green dress
Christmas party outfit: little green dress
Christmas party outfit: little green dress
Christmas party outfit: little green dress
Christmas party outfit: little green dress
So I've got my party outfit all sorted for this season, though it might be my Christmas Day outfit... I haven't decided yet. I really appreciate your vote - please CLICK HERE and "Like" my outfit on Facebook if you haven't yet! - and fingers crossed we can do it again to have another great giveaway, plus you may be the winner of the £50 goodybag :)

Talking of giveaways - my current one is up this week: a Bumper Christmas Gift Giveaway Worth Over £200! Get your entries in now!

Catherine x
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Shop my look! I've picked a fab selection of sparkly clutches that I love...

Dress: c/o Aspire Style, Blazer: La Redoute, Belt: eBay (customised with three black flower corsages), Tights: Asos, Heels: Aldo, Clutch: eBay, Bracelet: New Look, Earrings: Unknown, Teal ring: Topshop, Gold fingertip rings: Asos, Nails: OPI Cuckoo For This Color
















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22 comments

  1. I LOVE those tights!!! So pretty!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  2. You look stunning! I love how you styled this...the belt and tights are so amazing!

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

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    1. Thank you Natasha - I can only imagine how amazing the tights would look on your amazeball legs...!!

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  3. so cool =) I love it!!! <3

    gizemizmirli.blogspot.com

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  4. You are most DEFINITELY party-ready in this look, Catherine!! The colour of the dress is gorgeous on you...and I love your DIY idea for the belt!! (I styled a belt as a necklace in one of my blog posts a while back!) It's really nice to see the patterned tights, too; somehow, I think we often talk ourselves into the idea that bare legs are always best...but look how much fun texture these add to your outfit!!

    StyleIsMyPudding.com

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    1. Hehe thanks Monika! I'm the opposite - I'm rarely convinced that bare legs are better, brrrr!!!!

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  5. what a great outfit - love the dress; both the cut and the colour, and the tights are wonderful !!

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  6. I was scrolling down, saw your tights, and my heart stopped! Beautiful!!!

    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow Catherine, you are look STUNNING! Such a beautiful and stylish alternative to the little black dress. I am super loving your clutch bag :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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    1. Aww thanks Daniella - not bad for a couple of quid on eBay [the bag], eh?!! xx

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  8. This dress is the *most* beautiful color! You look gorgeous and those tights are the Boss. xox I voted!

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  9. Stopping by from Pleated Poppy - WIWW! This green dress is so perfect for a holiday party! Love the stockings too, so fun.

    <3 Vicki
    wildeinthecity.blogspot.com

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  10. Stylish and sophisticated. Love the twist the belt and tights provide!

    www.guyerfamilyblog.com

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  11. You look fantastic. Styling at our age (over 40s) can be a minefield but you always get it so right. This is what I wore to a family party last weekend.
    http://www.scarletslipper.com/2013/12/what-to-wear-to-family-party.html

    www.scarletslipper.com

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    1. Thanks Nanette! You may have guessed from what I write, but I've so forgotten to think about my age when getting dressed... and it's so liberating. Occasion appropriate is the only 'appropriate' that matters to me now! x

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  12. You look amazing, Catherine!
    The colour is beautiful and just perfect for your hair. Your flower belt and tights add the extra twist and your blazer and heels balance it. Nobody can beat your look in this competition :-)

    xo
    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. Thank you Annette - though I think I'm going to be beaten into second place :(

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  13. You look fabulous and I need those tights in my life!

    http://chelseypatti.blogspot.com

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  14. Lovely tights, and the color will make you stand out!

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