I always think leather and lace is a winning combination and I really like that rock'n'roll vibe this look had.

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In my third and final installment of my “Tis the Season to Party” series, I thought I’d share what I wore to my biggest Christmas event this year.

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I’m absolutely obsessed with this dress; I love the lace, fringe and star detailing.  If I was to design my perfect festive dress it’d probably look something like this.  I bought it while I was in New York from one of my favourite brands, BCBG.  This is my first piece from their top tier line, BCBG Runway, so there’s no denying it was on the pricey side but I think it’s worth every penny.

Christmas party season dressstatement dress for all seasons

This dress can be worn so many ways for so many different occasions that I’m thinking of doing a post called “1 piece, 3 ways”, to show all the range of ways it can be styled.  If you’d like to see something like this on here let me know.

As this dress makes quite a statement I wanted to dress it down, so I added my favourite leather jacket.  I always think leather and lace is a winning combination and I really like that rock’n’roll vibe this look had.  I also wore my Christian Louboutin So Kate booties, which I’ve barely taken off this festive season.  Even though they are quite a statement shoe, they have this amazing way of improving every outfit without overpowering it.

Christmas ootnleather and lacegivenchy pink clutch bag

I have quite a strict rule of not having bare legs in winter, so I added some black tights which surprisingly looked OK.  Although even if it hadn’t have done, I’d probably still have worn them anyway because as much as I love fashion, I love being comfortable more and that includes not being cold!  Has anyone else noticed the whole “bare legs in winter” trend everyone seems to be rocking which seems to be a massive this year?  I just don’t know how girls do it when it’s this cold!

Christian louboutin so kate booties

This story is slightly off piste but I wanted to share it anyway.  As I mentioned I wore this look to a big event and literally as I walked into the venue, there was a girl who markedly laughed and mocked my outfit.  There’s no love lost between us anyway, so I imagine this had a lot to do with her ridiculous response.  Without sounding like too much of an arrogant tosser, I love the way I dress!  My style has always been quite fun, quirky and unapologetically me!  I’m used to getting plenty of strange comments about what I wear and I don’t think you could run a fashion blog if you weren’t 100% comfortable and proud of your style.

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But this incident did get me thinking about the effect laughing and mocking people’s appearance can have.  If I wasn’t fortunate enough to have total confidence in my style, this could have been a real knock to my confidence.  I did a whole post on why fashion is an important way in which we communicate our personality (catch it HERE if you missed it) and express who we are.  I guess what I’m trying to say in a round about way is don’t hide your personality because it’s different or a little bit quirky, embrace it!  If other people don’t understand or appreciate your uniqueness, well shame one them.  This world would be so hideously boring if we were all the same.  Power to the people who dare to be different and never let anyone dim your light!

leather and lace

Outfit details: Dress – BCBG Runway (find HERE) | Jacket – Balmain x H&M (similar HEREHERE) | Booties – Christian Louboutin (similar HERE & HERE) | Bag – Givenchy (similar HERE & HERE) | Necklace (wrap bracelet worn as a choker) – Salvatore Ferragamo (similar HERE & HERE) | Bracelet – Guess (find HERE)

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