HtCC: Spaaaaaarkle SPARKLE

As soon as December comes around (well, more like by my birthday in September) I’m drawn towards glittery, sparkly, sequin encrusted items. No party outfit is complete without at least a little sparkle. Here are a few of my picks…

sequin dresses

Silver skater dress from Topshop * Blue maxi dress from Topshop * Gold party dress from Modcloth * Gabby sequin dress from Motel * ASOS sequin dress * Ozlem dress from French Connection * Gold tunic from F&F *

Find Me A Dress!

It’s Friday afternoon, and you’ve just been told about an event on tonight that you really want to go to. But it’s 4pm, you’ve got to be there by 8, and you need a new dress.

Sound familiar? As much as I love dresses, I hate shopping for dresses. Normally I’ll have in my mind an idea of what I’m looking for but can’t find it in store and end up with something that looks alright – but just… alright. Nothing amazing, nothing special, just something I grabbed at the last minute going around House of Fraser.

So many of my favourite shops have their own online shops, but who has the time to look at each site, each dress, each colour? This is where sites like come in. allows you to choose the style of dress from prom, day, maternity, party, wedding, work and cocktail, and then narrow down the specifics of what you need – size, length, fabric, shape, colours and price.

I think this is a really great idea – although there are a few things I’d change about the selection process, I like that it shows you dresses that you probably wouldn’t have chosen yourself. Sometimes, the outfit you’d never usually choose yourself turns out to be your favourite one!

A small sample of the dresses that popped up in one search

With the party dress “season” coming up, this is such an easy way to find something new and glamourous. Ooh, now I’m all excited about dresses again!