hanging on

01/09/2013



i've been meaning to post this outfit for ages as it is what i wore for the #midsummermeet in manchester a couple of weeks ago. i originally had my heart set on the yellow version of this dress after seeing it on laura whitmore, but as i uhm'd and ah'd about it for too long when i finally made the decision to buy it it was of course out of stock in my size. bloomin' typical. as i still loved the style of the dress i thought why not get it in red? i've always wanted to own a red dress but for some reason just never have so yeah, that's the end of that pointless story. overall i really like the t-shirt style fit, although the cut out of the shoulder is the perfect match as it allows the piece to look soft and feminine still. i only wish it was a wee bit longer as i do feel a little exposed if i were to bend over to pick something up (delightful, right?).

a lot of people always comment complimenting my eye make up so i thought for once i'd take a close up photo just showing what it looks like up close. i normally do a smokey brown eye and for this look in particular i used mac's wedge as a base, then benefits creaseless cream eyeshadow in 'birthday suit' over the top to make the shade more pigmented. then to finish off in the crease i used a buffing brush with urban decay's twice baked. it honestly takes me about a minute too and it always looks the same, it's good because you can't really mess it up as everything just blends into each other. hope you like.

41 comments

  1. You look amazing girrrrl! Red suits you amazingly, and I love the shape of that dress. Plus, your make-up is also always so flawless!

    Amy at The Girl In The Bowler Hat
    xxxx

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  2. I love this dress, I was also after the yellow version after seeing it on laura whitmore but the red looks great too!

    fashionablyACE.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. To be honest, knowing me I'll end up buying the yellow too! Maybe when it goes in the sale ;) x

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  3. You're make-up looks beautiful. Love the new profile pic too xx

    Heels Forever

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  4. Loving the cut-outs of the dress xx

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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  5. You look awesome Charissa, that dress is lovely! xxx


    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Love the shoulder cut outs on this dress. The colour really suits you.

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  7. Your dress is gorgeous and I love that it's quite casual but still really feminine. The colour really suits you too :) xx

    www.justlikeheavenblog.com

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  8. That dress is lovely, i love the shoulder cut out bits. I always think they make a relatively plain dress of top look so much cooler. Your eye makeup is really nice, it's the kind of look i go for on a daily basis so ill have to check those colours out :)

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    1. I know, you're so right. Just adds a little something extra x

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  9. Absolutely love this whole outfit! I have a few cut out shoulder dresses, they’re so comfy yet stylish to wear!x

    zoeyinwonderland.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Love the cutout shoulders on this dress and the colour is gorgeous on you x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. red is definitely your colour! looks great with your hair xxx
    whyemilia.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. Such a gorgeous dress!
    So perfect for day and night

    http://shradhaloves.blogspot.co.uk/
    S xx

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  13. You look lovely, love the bag! Xx

    Gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.com

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  14. You are actually stunning - i love your hair.
    Such a pretty dress - i might have to take a trip over to Motel and have a look - the colour is gorgeous! x x

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    1. Aw thank you Bethany, says you! Bloody crazy woman. xx

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  15. Loving this dress!! Red really suits you!! Your makeup is flawless!!
    xx

    http://the-astyle.blogspot.ca

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  16. Even though this dress is simple, I really like it! Absolutely gorgeous (:

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

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  17. You look gorgeous .. right down to your nails! xx

    Cupcakes And Cocaine

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  18. You look gorgeous, love the cut out shoulders on the dress and the colour really suits you! :)x

    Maydoll

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  19. Red is a lovely colour on you!

    ellenunderwater.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. I love cut out shoulder dresses and tops and this dress looks amazing on you! Red really suits you and i know what you mean and feeling exposed in short dresses. So many dresses are made really short!
    http://my-fashionobsession.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know you're so right, I hate going out when it's windy you just know you're in for a night of holding down your dress haha x

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  21. I love that dress! Looks super festive and perfect for the upcoming months. Lovely necklace too!
    The Edge of Beauty
    xxo

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  22. I love the colour it really suits you
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I love those shoes! Shame the weather is about to turn horrible :( xxx

    www.erinjaine.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw it's still pretty sunny where I live! x

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  24. That dress is so stunning, its so cute!

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  25. You are absolutely stunning! I adore your hair!

    I'm holding a giveaway of a MAC Lipstick of your choice on my blog if you'd like to enter!
    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.com

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  26. you're gorgeous!

    http://herguiltypleasureblog.blogspot.com

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  27. Love the dress! You look so good in red!

    Sarah x
    http://thepalettee.blogspot.com.au/

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  28. Beautiful dress! Love the cutout shoulders and the colour-combining so many of my favourite things
    Lucia's Loves
    x

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    1. Aw don't you get it and post it on your blog mind because you will end up looking a thousand times better! X

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  30. I remember admiring this dress from a distance! You looked lovely <3

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