Friday Frock: What to Wear for The Biggest Night of Your Year

Today I’m signing off for Christmas, not before sorting out one last sartorial dilemma however! Florence Finds will be back to normal service on 2nd January and in fact I have something rather special to brighten up your January. In the meantime I’m making no promises and will blog as and when I have something to share, so keep your eyes on Twitter, Facebook or check back here when you have a bit of down time. You can also follow my Christmas on Instagram. (This is a web link if you don’t have Instagram on your phone.)

When I wrote the title to this post, I was alluding to your New Years Eve dress. If you’ve got somewhere to go, then your frock has to be something special for this most celebratory of nights. In fact, my biggest party of the year was a 30th Birthday for one of my good friends. A super stylish lady, I wanted to make an effort and found the perfect dress in the ASOS sale.


La la Lashes // Midi Dress with Holographic Embellishment (On Sale at £72 from £120!) // Faux Panther Clutch Bag // Shoes, Nine West (old) // Nails: ESSIE ‘Leading Lady’.

I had swapped my usual Zara clutch with my Mum to complete a wedding outfit for her the same weekend and used this Faux Panther Clutch of hers instead. I loved the slightly wild look to the decadent muscular panther clasp with subtle sparkle collar detail.

Of course, aside from the sparkle, the talking point of this dress is the back, or rather lack of. (And before anyone asks… I went without.) Teamed with a vampy blood red lip and Christmas nails, I felt super glamorous.

Of course, no party is complete without glowsticks and eye lashes. These lashes are by La la Lashes – the lash itself is quite a subtle effect but they are dusted in fine glitter and as a result when the light catches your lashes and with every blink, you get a subtle sparkle – they’re a cheap way of upping the glam factor if you don’t have a new dress to wear 🙂

Happy weekend readers!

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock

This week, I bring you the first of many party dresses. It’s time to start thinking about office parties, Christmas Parties, New Year’s Eve and even Christmas weddings. You can absolutely never ever go wrong with an all over sequinned dress and this one from MANGO has my favourite style of boat neck, cap (slightly on the fierce side) sleeves and a rather lovely belt too.


Sequin velvet dress – MANGO £79

It reminds me of Gwyntheths kick ass red carpet come-back when promoting Iron Man and if we can all look that good, well, then I’ll consider my job done 😉

Happy weekend readers,

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Friday Frock O’clock

Now I have to confess, I did not find this week’s frock – you did. Yes that would be you Lel!

As soon as I saw this one, I couldn’t believe I missed it out of my Party Frocks round up this week, and my goodness, Oasis have got some corkers when it comes to Christmas sparkle… get thee over there and don’t blame me for the damage 😉


Oasis sparkle mesh dress – £70

It’s been a long week readers, hopefully by now I’ll be sinking my toes into the new carpet and admiring my work, so join me in sharing the spirit of Friday Frock O’clock by pasting a link of the frock you’re coveting at the moment into the comments box below so we can all veg out and admire them!

Big TFI Friday Frock love,
Rebecca
xo

The Fash Flash… Party Dresses

Ok, so, not having ever been an office worker, the whole office Christmas party has rather escaped me in the past. However the season is fast approaching according to my lovely twitter informants and I thought it was high time I did a little round up of festive frocks.

First up, the glitter gang. I love a sequinned frock, really I do, and I have walked into several shops of late open mouthed and squealing with excitement to see yet another sequinned dress. And therein lies the problem. They are everywhere.

Now, if you’re the type of person who dresses for yourself and hang the rest, then this is still the dress for you. But if there’s a remote whiff of self doubt there and the sight of someone in the same dress will send you straight to the bar loos with tears in your eyes, choose something else. Once the dress for the super confident, sequinned dresses are now for the masses, be warned.

All that said, there are some stunning examples and I have included a few here, chosen for their qualities aside from style (which is a given on these pages!) Despite the above I’ll be struggling to take my own advice and not make a purchase.

For those who don’t suit a high neck, which all the current sequinned dress offerings seem to have, try this V-neck champagne sequin dress from Dorothy Perkins. If you’re not one for tight numbers, this one-sleeved seventies sleeve number from Warehouse is low key luxe. Or, if you want an investment, this classic black strapless tube dress from French Connection will take you from Christmas eve to New Years eve, office party to birthday party and girls night out.

Want to do festive sparkle but not fancying the glitter factory explosion of an all-over sequinned dress? Nail the tribal trend with this beaded Warehouse number, or be super stylish in black and gold chevrons, also Warehouse. If you’re feeling a little bit more rock chick, the lines of this panelled dress from French Connection are super flattering and it’s an edgier look that will last beyond Christmas.

Next, a colour that’s just perfect for Christmas, but also happens to be bang on trend right now. There’s something about red (well, it did inspire a song…) that makes it a statement of confidence, no matter how you are feeling. I also like that when a dress is red, you can wear a simpler shape, something more demure and still look super sexy like this Warehouse midi dress. Ted Baker have also come up trumps with a flirty ruffled number and classic-as-you-like, preppy self-striped frock. I love.

Black is always a winner, and although it’s not a colour I wear, there are some really great black dresses around at the moment. My advice would be to steer clear of anything too classic and mix it up with sheers, try leather or this super fun polka dot number by Topshop Dress Up. Chiffon and sheer pleat dress, Mango. Embellished sleeve dress, Topshop.

Now, I know this is supposed to be party ‘frocks’ BUT, something occurred to me while I was putting this together… is the reign of the party dress over? There are so many other options right now, and separates are a massive trend – I’ve never been tempted to overlook the dress but shorts and jumpsuits are all I can think of when it comes to rocking a trend right now. So, if you’re not a frock girl or want to stay right at the front of the trends, here are my picks for festive style…

Polka dot jumpsuit, Whistles.
Print jumpsuit, Ted Baker.
Sequinned shorts, Warehouse.

And yes. My top choice of shop to get your sparkling festive fashion needs sorted if you’re short on time? You guessed it. Warehouse.

So, let’s hear about your party dresses, or if you have spotted something here that you’ll be seeking out for party action. Tomorrow we’ll talk party accessories from heels to handbags to complete your look 🙂

Love,
Rebecca
xo

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