Monday, 28 April 2014

All Aboard The MSC Splendida!

I do love a good challenge and the chance to get dressed up to the nines even if it is only for a few photos in the back garden!  MSC Cruises have invited a number of bloggers to take part their styling challenge, we have been given £150 to put together the ultimate cruise outfit and for the chance to win an amazing prize.  Let me set the scene... I have been invited aboard the MSC Splendida.  Once on board we will be greeted by cocktail reception followed by a four-course dinner with the captain and ending with lots of dancing on the moonlit dancefloor.  Sounds awesome, yes?!  We have been challenged to bring the glamour of cruise fashion to the modern world by creating an outfit that works for cocktails, dinner and dancing.  If only this wasn't a mock event!  I did get in the mood with a mocktail or two ;)

I deliberated over my choice of hem length.  Maxi screams formal and glamour but it isn't a length I can carry off and can end up looking frumpy.  Go too short and you run the risk of looking like you're off down the local disco instead so I plumped for my current hem length of choice, the midi.  The midi is having it's moment this season and I have finally got my head round it and made it work for me.  I opted for this gorgeous pink brocade dress from asos.  The fabric is so, so nice - a hot pink print with a softer pink background that shimmers in the light.  It looks far more expensive than it's £85 price tag.  I went with silver for the shoes, I love how they work with the dress and make sure the outfit stays on trend - silver shoes are everywhere right now.  The pointed toes and cross over strap detailing adds glamour whilst the midi heel ensure I can dance the night away.  I finished the outfit with a silver cardigan, a pastel pink statement necklace and a slick of hot pink lipstick.





I chose pink heart tipped nails this time round and may have to keep them for a while, I love the colour and they are giving me a summery vibe.  A good manicure adds the finishing gloss to an outfit and I like to play on my cutesy side even for a formal occasion so would opt for the hearts over a block colour every time.


 Dress: asos - £85
Shoes: asos  - £25
Cardigan: BHS - £20
Necklace: eBay - £5

I have loved getting dressed up for this challenge, I need to remember to wear lipstick more often.  Can't wait to wear this dress on a night out, now who wants to take me on a cruise?!


Cheers!

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28 comments:

  1. I think you chose the most perfectly suited outfit, you look incredible x

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  2. Oh I love it - and your hair and lipstick look fab as well! <3

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    1. Lee blow dried my hair for me ;) Just wait til he lives round the corner, I am going to make him to it on a regular basis! haha

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  3. You look absolutely beautiful here, I LOVE that dress and your hair and make up is flawless!

    Maria xxx

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    1. Thanks Maria, you have me blushing!

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  4. I love how your cocktail matches your outfit :) This is a beautiful outfit! I hope you win!!

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    1. Its all in the details ;) Thank you, I didn't win unfortunately but it was fun to be involved in.

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  5. I love this dress. I've been thinking of getting it for a wedding I'm going to next month. It's a great length and shape on you. I'm also loving your hair colour at the moment. X

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    1. You must get it, it would be perfect on you!

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  6. This dress is absolutely beautiful on you - well picked!

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  7. Oh wow, that dress! What a beautiful number. So 50s, I love that. x

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  8. Oh, I love this dress! Perfect for a cruise, or a summer wedding! xx

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    1. It's the perfect pink dress :)

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  9. Perfection! Love the hair the nails and of course the dress...gorgeous:) xx

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    1. Me too, I'm so happy how it came together.

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  11. Ooooh, I think I want thus outfit!!!! Gorgeous. Seriously tempted by the shoes and cardie. I bought a cardiac like thus in black in Saturday and thought to myself,"This is a Sarah cardigan!" X

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    1. Haha, I love that Kezzie! The cardi and the shoes are a bargain, do it.

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  12. Ah the whole outfit, nails, necklace and dress is just perfection. Also I would like to give a shout out to how amazing that flamingo print glass cup you have is!

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    1. FLAMINGO!! haha. Thank you for your lovely comment :)

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  13. This dress is beautiful! Love the whole outfit :) x

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  14. Fabulous! Love this dress on you (have been admiring it on ASOS for ages!)

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