Dress- Asos £30 ࿁ Necklace- h&m £7.99 ࿁ Wedges- River Island £20 (originally £40) ࿁ Clutch- Zara £12.99 (originally £40) ࿁ Watch- my Grandmas ࿁ Ring- h&m £3.99 ࿁ Nail Varnish- Topshop mannequin
This midi dress from Asos (featured in my post below this) was exactly the dress I was looking for to wear to my friends 21st. I just love figure hugging midi dresses and high necklines, and whilst browsing the 'new in' area this one stood out instantly. The sheer panelling brings in detail whilst avoiding colour, as well as subtly showing flesh which nicely balances out the midi length and long sleeves.
I originally planned on wearing one of my bright statement necklaces to bring in a pop of neon colour, but after purchasing the clutch it all just looked too much. The clutch is without a doubt my favourite part of my outfit, I had my eye on it in Zara for absolutely ages and even contemplated buying it at its full price! So you can imagine how thrilled I was to find it in the sale for a fraction of the price. It's made of that 'pony fur' material (love love love), which is so soft to touch and feels so luxurious and the front is embellished with studs and spikes. The lining is colbat blue, with sections divided to hold cards which I think is such a convenient touch.
When it came to choosing the shoes, I opted to keep it simple with a pair of platform wedges. They're comfy and not as high as my other pairs, which was the deciding factor as I didn't fancy towering above my boyfriend (I'm already 5'7 bare foot)!
I kept my nails and jewellery quite simple, with a standard nude nail varnish and my small stack of everyday bracelets (peace sign friendship bracelet from Ibiza and a leather pandora friendship bracelet from Sean), my watch that was my grandmas so is hugely sentimental and then a fashion ring to add a tiny pop of colour.
I've previously talked about how I'm loving this SS13's black on black trend (here), the mixture of fabrics is just so appealing and highlights a whole new way to experiment with clothing and layering.
(Apologies for the quality of the images, I didn't manage to get a decent photograph of my outfit that night. I'm of the opinion that self taken mirror images are only really acceptable in beautiful surroundings, not in messy uni bedrooms as I've done here! The quality of my outfit photographs is definitely top of my list of things to improve :).)