Embellished Pink Party Dress With Black Skinnies & Heels

Pink embellished dress over black pants
A pink party dress for my mum’s 80th birthday party!

Firstly, I normally take outfit photos after (or during) whatever party/event/day out I’ve got going on because I’m terrible with turning up on time and photos usually have to wait until I’ve found a spare minute. However, this time I managed to do outfit photos first AND turn up on time (much to my family’s amazement)… and I’m so glad I did it that way round because even in the tiny screen on the camera, this dress looked so much better than it did in the mirror. When I got dressed at home I thought about changing, but I knew everyone had taken bets on how late I was going to be. That’s how bad I am at time keeping…!

There’s so many things I love about this outfit; the dress was a total bargain from F&F Clothing at Tesco (ten quid!!) which I saw featured on Sarah’s Paper Doll Party – I was lucky enough to win her voucher giveaway and this dress was one of the items I bought. My chunky gold and black Anna Lou of London crown cuff was the perfect piece of jewellery that was bold enough for the dress, yet it didn’t compete with the neckline embellishment. And when you’ve got a huge floaty scarf and a bit of sunshine, you gotta get twirling for your outfit photos, haven’t you.

Have you scored any incredible bargains recently? Or thought that an outfit wasn’t working, only to see in the pictures that it looked a whole lot better than you thought (it doesn’t happen that way very often though, does it…)? Do share in the comments!

Anna Lou of London crown cuff
Pink embellished dress over black pants
Pink embellished dress
Pink embellished dress over black pants
Pink embellished dress over black pants
Pink embellished dress over black pants
Pink embellished dress over black pants

Catherine x

Dress: F&F Clothing (sold out sadly), Jeans: c/o Wallis, Heels: , Scarf: Asos, Crown cuff: c/o Anna Lou of London, Watch: Lipsy, Sunglasses: Asos, Chevron ring: Asos, Nails: OPI / Nails Inc

I am a brand ambassador of Anna Lou of London which means I’ve been gifted several items of jewellery; all opinions are 100% honest however.

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  1. 6 April 2014 / 7:57 pm

    You are so right, it is an incredible dress. Looks so good. I like it very much with the black items. Especially the scarf.
    As for bargains… yes I had one (finally). Found silver pumps at Marks & Spensers in the Netherlands for € 24,95 !!!!

  2. 3 April 2014 / 12:43 pm

    Catherine, the colour is amazing and the A-line shape is so flattering! And it looks great with the trousers.
    You look gorgeous!!
    Oh yes, I am a bargain hunter and very often find very good deals at Mango.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  3. 3 April 2014 / 11:36 am

    Wow! Your nails are fantastic! And your whole outfit is so fresh and inspiring!

    Greets from Frankfurt / Germany


  4. 3 April 2014 / 10:57 am

    Lovely outfit! You look so elegant in this lovely pink and black I think it is one of my favorite outfits of yours.Sara

  5. 3 April 2014 / 8:28 am

    What a TOTAL bargain, it looks more Coast than Tesco!

    • 7 April 2014 / 11:14 pm

      Oooh thanks Fiona!! Though F&F has come on in leaps and bounds lately I think 🙂

  6. 2 April 2014 / 9:33 pm

    What a fantastic bargain and it looks so much more expensive – you look stunning in it!

  7. 2 April 2014 / 5:42 am

    Hello,Ciao…beautiful photos…breathtaking outfit…Chapeau!…

  8. 2 April 2014 / 3:31 am

    Of course I love the sunglasses. I also like the dress, pretty in pink! Nails look really neat. I bought the whole gel nail kit thing last year, and it only lasted a week, so I stick more to regular polish. You look very pretty

  9. 2 April 2014 / 3:05 am

    I love those sunnies.

  10. 1 April 2014 / 11:35 pm

    This is such a fabulous outfit. Love the colour and cut of the dress and that cuff my friend is a winner.

    • 7 April 2014 / 11:13 pm

      Isn't the cuff fab, Elsie? I think I chose well…! Thank you x

  11. 1 April 2014 / 10:39 pm

    I love this look! You look amazing in hot (haute) pink. I love how you styled the dress with the skinnies.

  12. 1 April 2014 / 9:20 pm

    You look gorgeous Catherine. Stunning. You've made the dress look infinitely more expensive than it was. I hope your mum and family enjoyed the celebrations, love Liz xxx

    • 7 April 2014 / 11:12 pm

      Yes we had a lovely time Liz, thank you :))

      (and that's such a nice comment about it looking so much more expensive!)

  13. 1 April 2014 / 7:35 pm

    You know, I'm really quite bummed that I gave away my leggings as this is such a perfect way to start wearing spring items without freezing to death 😉

    Monica, http://www.pear-shaped-gal.com

    • 7 April 2014 / 11:12 pm

      You could do skinny jeans like me if you have them, Monica…?

  14. 1 April 2014 / 7:29 pm

    Gorgeous dress. Love the bright color. Such a great piece for Sprind and Summer.

    Fabulous 30s

  15. 1 April 2014 / 6:32 pm

    You rock this outfit, and look both classy and fabulous. The colour is very flattering on your skin and tones in beautifully. Love it head to toe!!!

    • 7 April 2014 / 11:11 pm

      Have scarf, will twirl.

      Thanks sweetie ;)))

  16. 1 April 2014 / 3:55 pm

    just lovely – the color, the cut, the jewels. Happy birthday to your mom – my mother's 81st is this week. xox

  17. 1 April 2014 / 3:02 pm

    Perfect from head to toe.

    • 7 April 2014 / 11:11 pm

      Neither can I now I look back Lauren – and I very nearly sent it back, I was so unsure whether I liked it or not! Thanks hun x

  18. 1 April 2014 / 2:33 pm

    that dress is seriously gorgeous xx

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