The best thing about December is the amount of times that you get to wear a pretty dress. Not that I ever need an excuse, of course, but it’s good to have one. Bon Prix got in touch with me recently and offered to send me a dress and some shoes for a Christmas party, along with some questions about the outfit.
First of all, show us your picks from the partywear on bon prix!
I chose this berry coloured one from the selection of party dresses (which is just £28) and these strappy grey killer heels to go with it (also £28). My Christmas party (which is on Friday) has the theme a day at the races, so I thought if I were at the races, I would want a simple dress and small heels. (Having lived in a racing town for 20+ years, I feel like I know what a good outfit is to wear to the races – and I definately know what not to wear!)
What else did you accessorise it with, and why did you put those two items together?
As you can see from the photo, I chose three different looks, because I can’t honestly decide what I want to wear! In the first, I’m wearing a hat from Primark (bought on a whim, of course, and never worn out of the house), a peplum jacket from ASOS* and huge wedges, again from ASOS*(which I can just about walk in!). The second, I have a furry cape from Debenhams that I bought for my first works Christmas do (in 2006…eek) and the beautiful glittery heeled shoes which usually live on my bookshelf – they’re just too pretty to hide away!). Finally, I wore the shoes from Bon Prix, with a grey feathered cape from ASOS* (where else?) that I bought on a whim.
Do you think your outfit fits in with a trend for AW2012? If you’re setting your own trend, what’s it called?
Berry, oxblood, maroon – whatever colour you’re going to call this, it’s always one that is on trend this time of year.
Were the dress and shoes comfortable to wear throughout your evening?
My party isn’t until this week, but the parcel arrived at my office last week and I instantly put the shoes on – because of the heel (much lower than I would usually wear – as shown by the other shoes in the photos!), they’re really comfy! The dress is a thick jersey and isn’t restrictive, so you can
eat drink and drink all night ;)
If you had to give the shoes a ‘dance-ability’ rating, what would it be out of 10 (10 is the best, obvs)?
Probably a 7 – the elastic could be tighter: you don’t want a shoe flying across the room in a particulary energetic dance!
If you had to give your dress a ‘shimmy-ability’ rating, what would it be out of 10?
I’m not really a shimmy sort of girl, but this dress is quite slinky, so probably 8?
How easy were the items to style up to fit your look?
Pretty easy! Because the dress is nice and simple (which I mostly go for), it wasn’t difficult to find things in my wardrobe that I could wear with it – the only new items in the photo above are the shoes and dress from Bon Prix!
Finally, describe your style in three words (which is actually quite tricky…):
Erm…pass! I have no idea!