Whether it’s for a wedding, baby shower or just an event you
want to get dolled up for, there’s always an event to get dressed up for. I
think dressing up is such a fun thing to do. I love finding new occasion wear
for events and since my graduation is only round the corner I am on the hunt
for occasional wear all the time. However, today’s photoshoot comes from my
time in London, in June for the Bloggers Ball. This was not necessarily a glam
event since it was held during the afternoon of a pleasant Summer’s day but wearing
something appropriate yet impressive was essential.
I spent the entire week prior to the event trying to find a
dress that would showcase my sassiness but show brands and fellow bloggers my
classiness and sophistication. At the end of the day these blogging events are
as much about meeting impressing both like-minded people as they are meeting
brands. It was a real dilemma on the look I wanted to go for, I love wearing
navy. Most of my wardrobe is navy and I love it because it’s such a workable
colour. It’s the colour that in my opinion defines smart casual because worn with
some tan accessorises it’s a fabulous look.
My biggest pet hate however, is wearing this lovely colour with black. Just don’t do it. Wear with tan, brown or a nice bold colour but avoid black. If you’re wearing this combo just don’t come into my vicinity.
I found this dress from Anita and Green. I had never heard
of his brand until my Mum and I were browsing the Next online resource. In the
last few years Next, have been selling other brands both small and big. This
is great, if you already have an account with the retailer because you can be
experimenting with other clothing lines without giving out your banking details
to, too many sources on the wide web. This is a lovely dress because it’s just a very fun yet smart dress. With the ruffled details it speaks to the current
high street trends but with the tied sleeves it juxtaposes the current trend
and makes it fun. I love this dress and will definitely be re-wearing it for
future events and occasions.
I teamed the dress with a pair of sandal wedges from New
Look. These are a staple pair of shoes for the summer because they add the
height but still remain quite casual. I think a block heel is a great daytime
height for heels. I then wore it with my go to handbag from Ralph Lauren
because it’s a timeless bag that never dates and works brilliantly with any
look both daytime formal and evening formal. Navy and
tan is must do trend!
I felt wearing a quirky hair scarf with my favourite Marc
Jacob’s sunnies would complement the look really nicely. I think this is an
ideal smart casual option. The simplicity of the dress means it can be re-worn and
re-worked many times without dating. It’s a timeless piece.
Dress- Anita and Green
Shoes- New Look
Nails- Essie: Red Roulette
Earrings- New Look
Sunglasses- Marc Jacobs / Vision Express *
Lipstick- Urban Decay / Alice in Wonderland Limited Edition Collection
PHOTO CREDIT: BEAUTY AT BRUNCH RAE EMILY HAMMOND