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20/11/2012

i was contacted by barratts and asked if i would like to take part in there current competition to win up £100 worth of there selection of footwear, £70 of which can be won especially by bloggers by choosing a selection of shoes and making an outfit based on one out of a four possible themes aimed at christmas. the options are 'a walk in winter wonderland, a christmas party, a long shopping day or a christmas day outfit'. if you do four different outfit posts, you get four separate entries. the competition ends on the 10th of decemeber though so make sure that you entries are submitted on time. if you are interested in entering click here and post your link in the comments box. alternatively, you can also click the link if you are not a blogger and by entering via rafflecopter you could win £30. it's a win/win situation!


for me, i'm all about the glitz and the glam for christmas time which is why i decided to create an outfit post for a christmas party. although the dress is the focus piece the shoes (click here for link) are still an important factor to the outfit as a) they're practical; as wedges keep you better balanced for all you bambi's on ice out there b) they won't cripple your feet c) they are colour co-ordinated with the dress and finally d) they will make you have legs that go on for days. christmas make up has always got to be glittery, you can't be sticking to the matte shaded eyeshadows this season. it would be wrong. so i'd do a dark brown smokey eye which would make the colours of my eyes pop, throw on some false eyelashes and a nude lip and the outfit will speak for itself. you'll be the belle of the ball. although a bag really isn't essential depending on where you are going you'd need somewhere for your phone and purse if a male suitor isn't available to pop it in there back pocket. so, i chose a small box clutch. however i think it's important to make sure that with all the glitter going on on both the dress and eyes keep the colour of the bag matte. as my whole outfit is quite neutral based i thought it could benefit from some colour, oxblood is really on trend at the moment.

hope you like it and remember if it's chilly to throw on a coat! :)


16 comments

  1. What a brilliant outfit! The dress is beautiful, good luck in the competition!

    www.thumbelinalillie.com
    Megan xxx

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    1. Thanks, I've got my fingers crossed :) x

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  2. Absolutely love the clutch! xx

    whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Very pretty, good luck in the contest :)

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  4. The dress you've chosen is gorgeous! The eyeshadow looks beautiful too , haha I agree that glitter-less would be wrong this season :) Hope you win!

    Ellie @ Ellalogy 

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    1. Thank you, I've got my fingers crossed. I love my glittery eyeshadows, I keep them all stored away until this season! x

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  5. This is a lovely outfit, I especially love the clutch, its gorgeous! Good luck in the competition! :) xxxx

    pariswhenitsipink.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You should expect it to be fabulous when it's designed by Alexander McQueen! x

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  6. that dress is BEAUTIFUL! get in my wardrobe! x

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    1. I know, it's absolutely fabulous isn't it?! x

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  7. Love that clutch need to get my hands on it!
    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  8. That Illamasqua palette looks so perfect for a dramatic smoky eye and that dress is beautiful. So bright and festive! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  9. love your blog! check out my blog please!
    www.sweettarttayla.blogspot.com

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  10. gorgeous dress, great entry!

    offtobuttonmoon.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  11. Thank you for your entry, thats a stunning dress!
    Kel x

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