Twelve months ago, I took my first set of outfit photos for a blog post about dresses for Christmas. Little did I know that it would lead to a series of Girl In The Mirror posts where I have since amassed around 20 fashion posts. Not bad for someone who really wasn’t sure about doing fashion posts. Now, I need to expand my range and take Girl In The Mirror into the great outdoors. Can I do it? I’m not a hundred per cent sure, but as my confidence has grown over the last twelves months, I suppose it’s time to turn the can’ts into cans. Ready for New Years Eve, I’ve chosen a beautiful dress from my loves at Chi Chi London. The Chi Chi London Caggie dress is not only perfect for parties but it was the dress that I wore when I was on the Real Housewives of Cheshire. Eek.
My love for Chi Chi London hasn’t waned throughout 2016, in fact it’s got stronger. The dresses make me feel like royalty, a Princess in my midi skirts and flared out tulle numbers. I only wish I had more events to go to where I can wear them, and even buy more. There’s something special about surrounded by layers of petticoats and tulle layers, and it makes me feel so girly and feminine which is something that doesn’t happen often in your thirties. Caggie is the style of dress that Chi Chi do very well. A sweetheart neckline with mesh panelling to preserve modesty, with an exposed back that brings a certain sexiness to the dress. Unlike my beautiful Orlaith dress, the Caggie is shorter and flirtier, but still retains that demure style. The skirt sits to my knee, making my legs look slimmer than they ever have done in the past, whilst the cut of the dress to the waist nips me in before flaring out. I’m totally contemplating picking up the style in other colours, especially now that there is a whopping sale on.
Navy blue and rose gold are such a glamorous colour combination of for an event as glam as New Years, it’s my first choice for a special night out. A classic pair of barely there heels such as the Chi Chi Kendall heels are my first port of call. Rose gold, metallic with a reasonable sized heel and triple ankle strap, I adore these shoes. Usually, I wouldn’t be able to walk in such strappy shoes, but the ankle strap is just the right width that it holds the foot in place whilst still look elegant.
Completing the outfit with a clutch that holds the essentials, the Chi Chi Han bag has been used more than any other of my bags in recent weeks and it still looks brand new. Compact yet deceiving inside, it fits my phone and make up in with ease. It does also come with a chain to turn it into a shoulder bag but I do prefer it as a clutch.
Back in August, I was invited along to the launch of Lauren Stones perfume at The Fox in Hale. A fabulous night filled with prosecco and laughs, whilst it was filmed for an upcoming episode of the Real Housewives of Cheshire. I did manage to grab a screenshot of my television appearance, whilst I stood in the background of the shot dressed in my Chi Chi Caggie dress.
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