Occasion Wishlist

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Occasion Wishlist
1. Heine - £149.90
2. River Island - £50
3. Accessorize - £45
4. ASOS - £35
5. Monsoon - £169
6. River Island - £15
7. Miss Selfridge - £99
8. Accessorize - £39

Okay, so whilst I'm well aware we're still in the depths of winter (have you had snow lately?!) I'm also quite excited about the prospect of spring. Spring means pastels aplenty (which you all know I'm a fan of) but it also means... wedding/event season! Yes, that's right - kicking off from around April time the wedding/prom/event season comes underway and I couldn't be more excited. I have a few weddings to attend already, and obviously proms and balls etc. take place around May time, so if you have an upcoming 'posh frock' event coming up, I think there's nothing wrong with being a little extra prepared, and scouting out your outfit early! 

With this in mind, I decided to put together an 'occasion' wishlist, partly because I've been looking for inspiration on what to wear to the upcoming dates in my calendar, but also because I've come across some stunning dresses of late that really need sharing. First up, perfect for proms, this beautiful dusky pink gown from heine.co.uk is to die for. I discovered this website whilst on the hunt for posh dresses, and love that it has a mix of brands on there - this dress by Ashley Brooke is lovely, and I also think it would make a fab bridesmaid dress. If you're after something a bit more after-party friendly, then River Island's cute pastel pencil dress is lovely and a bit more affordable. I've had my eye on this for a few weeks now but I know I don't have the figure for it unfortunately - too many mince pies over Christmas! 

Of course, no fancy outfit is complete without a fancy embellished bag, and Accessorize is always my go-to for these. This gold bag isn't cheap at £45 but it totally has the 'wow' factor. Obviously, shoes are important to, and for weddings and proms etc. I always think it's best to opt for a slightly lower heel - especially if you're planning on dancing until the early hours. These metallic pink shoes from ASOS are just the ticket and a really good price too. Also - sneaky heads up - you can currently get 20% off full-price items on ASOS with the code '20HAPPY' - thank me later!

If you want to opt for a lacey, high-neck dress, this one from Monsoon is stunning and oh so perfect for spring. This embellished bracelet is another River Island spesh, and would be ideal with a more plain dress to bling things up a bit. Second to last is this completely beautiful dress from Miss Selfridge, which completely speaks for itself - I mean, how gorgeous is it?! Unfortunately it's only available in a size 4 and 8 at the moment, but I'm firmly crossing my fingers that they'll get more sizes in (not that I can afford £99 on a sparkly dress, but we can dream, right?!) Finally, another embellished Accessorize bag that actually comes from their Bridal collection but I think is perfect in general for spring - it's slightly cheaper than the previous bag too! 

Have you got any 'events' in the spring that you're already planning your outfit for? Let me know!