what i'm wearing: maxi kimono dress ASOS // shoes New Look // chocker and earrings Accessorize // watch* George at ASDA // bag* JustFab
Every year I look forward to my beaus Christmas ball – a night of glitz and glamour and a chance to catch up with his work colleagues and their partners. The ball is a formal affair – all the men get dressed in tuxes, and the ladies get their fabulous floor length gowns out to impress (more likely one another).
For the last couple of years I donned myself in sequins – it’s Christmas after all – and bought two floor length gowns that simply dazzled! I wanted to try a different style this year and I was also on quite a tight budget so I turned to my fashion saviour – ASOS. I always go to ASOS when I need a gorgeous piece with a price tag that won’t jeopardise my Christmas budget – especially for dresses, which they have in abundance!
I stumbled on this blood red maxi dress with kimono sleeves and a nipped in waist. I thought the colour was pretty festive – red is after all a Christmas favourite! I loved the kimono sleeves which contrasted nicely to the figure hugging skirt – although control pants were very much needed to look somewhat slinky!! The dress was comfortable to dance around in all night – soft fabric and a slit at the back of the dress allowed for all sorts of embarrassing dance moves!
I accessorised the dress with a gorgeous diamanté choker, which was simple and elegant, and chandelier earrings that to me are a must with a fancy frock! Because the necklace was so dainty, it allowed me to wear bigger earrings and a ring with a cute shiny diamond (don’t get too excited guys, it was on my right hand!!).
The Christmas ball itself was so much fun – it was great to meet more of Liam’s colleagues and make new friends, we enjoyed a tasty roast dinner, drank way too much wine and danced to cheesy pop songs until 3am. Safe to say I was out of action the whole of the following day!