*AD – gifted: this post contains products that were gifted to me in exchange for a review
First and foremost, if you’ve never been on Boohoo then where have you been? Boohoo is a clothing website that I’ve pretty much relied on for affordable fashion for years now. When they contacted me to work with them recently, I was absolutely over the moon. I was given the theme of occasion-wear – admittedly, this intimidated me at first because I basically live in leggings and baggy t-shirts but it gave me the perfect opportunity to step out of my comfort zone. I don’t very often get all dressed up but when I find the right outfit that I feel comfortable in, it feels pretty amazing.
Boohoo very kindly gifted me any dress of my choice from their occasion-wear section and I was a little bit spoiled for options. I always automatically reach for dark colours (the majority of my wardrobe is black and grey) but as I was making this all about stepping outside of my comfort zone, I opted for something brighter. When I came across this sparkly Boutique Ela Embellished Skater Dress I fell in love and I was praying that I could pull it off.
I knew I’d made the right decision as soon as I put the dress on. First of all, the fit is absolutely perfect on me. I often have problems trying to get my boobs to fit into things but I feel like this suits my body shape really well, flattering what I’ve got rather than hiding it like I tend to do. This dress is just the right amount of princess without going overboard and there are so many occasions I could wear it for. As the dress is nude as well, there are so many different options and colour palettes you could go for. I came up with a few of my own ideas to show just how versatile this dress can be.
This first look would be perfect for a special event such as a ball, prom, a wedding party – anything along those lines. I wanted to keep the jewelry and accessories really simple as the dress does all of the talking. I also really like the idea of a pop of colour using red lipstick and nail varnish to add a little extra something.
This look shows how versatile occasion-wear can be depending on how you choose to style it. This look would be great for a Summer evening or something like a garden party. I like the idea of keeping the make-up a lot more simple and natural-looking whilst throwing in a couple of Summery accessories with the flower ring and sunglasses.
Of course, I couldn’t completely abandon my dark side. For those of you who love to go a little bit darker and edgy when it comes to fashion, this look is for you. A smokey eye and dark purple lipstick along with darker accessories like the choker pictured help to vamp this look up and give it a whole different vibe.
Boohoo have so many different and versatile options in their occasion-wear section, click here to go and have a browse – I challenge you to visit the website and not end up with a basket full of stuff. Even if it’s not occasion-wear you’re looking for, Boohoo has so many different styles of clothing to choose from. There’s something for everyone, they include a good variety of clothing sizes and they’re extremely affordable. Some of my all-time favourite wardrobe pieces are from Boohoo and I’m forever recommending everyone to check the website out!