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Finding the perfect party dress

Aaahh November, the time of the year I love the most! It is the month when I have loads of stuff to do in preparation for Christmas and New Year. And it’s the month when our annual office Christmas party is announced. I always get really excited because I get to start hunting for the perfect party dress!

In the past, I tended to choose pretty much just plain black dresses and match them with some fun jewellery. This year I’m more into finding something sparkling, not too dark, something fun but at the same time sophisticated and chic. Last week we received the email with all details for the venue and we were pleased to discover we are going to an exclusive hotel in the heart of Edinburgh and the code is strictly smart! Faaaab!

My usual browsing online starts with googling party dresses but honestly the atrocities that I get in the results quickly make me sway towards specific websites. In the past, I bought many dresses from Asos, H&M, Zara.  The online range these websites have is huge so you just need to be patient and have plenty of time. You’ll see many dresses which will be pretty rubbish but with some luck, you will find a gem!

This year, I am glad I got introduced to the website lovethesales.com and had the pleasure to discover that many designer party dresses are actually affordable! The website is easy to browse and it gives you the choice to pick your favourite designers and your dress size so that you can get personalised emails directly in your inbox.  And although is always good fun to look for deals during the Black Friday weekend, with lovethesales.com you can find many deals all year around!

So after spending a few (many) nights online, searching for the perfect dress, I shortlisted the following…

This Asos silver midi pencil dress with a gorgeous silver sequin embellishment is to die for. I especially love the square neckline and the length. It is fun and different!

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This Ted Baker little black dress reminds me of the feminine dresses of the 60’s. I like the stripe-woven mesh layer and the contrast created by the under-layer. I’d pair it with a sparkly silver clutch.

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This Asos Embellished midi dress is fab!I love the colour, I love the double strap and how fab is the drape back!

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I love Karen Millen and this dress would be ideal for a special night out. I would just need to pair it with some sparkling accessories like diamond earring and a tennis bracelet. And I guess it’d work for an important business meeting by just adding a blazer to cover the shoulders.

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What about this lovely silver cocktail dress

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Let’s not forget about finding the right bag to match the dress!

Check out this gorgeous clutch bag. Look at the details!

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Or this cute floral oneflower-bag

or what about this super sparkly one?

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 I could opt for a golden clutch.

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And to make things more fun, what about a golden lipstick shape one…??

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yes, it’s a bag!!

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Ahh I cannot decide! Lucky I still have some time so I can actually order few items, try them on and then send them back if they don’t fit. That’s why I LUUUVE shopping online, it couldn’t be easier!

Get online ~your perfect party dress is just a click away!