It might sound mundane to write this post from the ‘every girl needs a good LBD’ angle, but there is no other way to go about it because that statement is so true! This particular dress, which I received courtesy of AX Paris, is perfect: its use of faux leather panels and mesh make it an interesting and slightly different take on a classic LBD, whilst the figure hugging fabrics make it super flattering too. Here I decided to accessorise the black only with silver, including heels from Topshop, a simple clutch bag from Primark and these amazing embellished tights by Pretty Polly, which I received courtesy of Tights Please.
This week I painted my nails Barry M’s ‘acid yellow’ and added a silver tip using Orly’s ‘shine’ from their Foil FX collection. ‘Acid yellow’ provides an amazing block colour look because it’s a bright and very opaque varnish. I rarely find fault with any of Barry M’s nail paints and this is no exception! Orly’s Foil FX ‘Shine’ is my go-to silver nail varnish simply because it is the most shiny and Minx-like metallic nail varnish I’ve ever tried, without actually using nail foils. It needs a few coats to become opaque but once it is the metallic micro-glitter gives the silver an ultra-sparkly finish. Mixing neon and metallic is still a key trend this summer, and a nail art which does this is the ideal way of working the trend subtly!
Here I’m wearing a brand new sequin dress by Motel which I picked up for £18 in the sale (how could I resist?!) and another pair of House of Holland tights, this time the ‘all over bones‘ print, courtesy of the wonderful Tights Please.
I absolutely love the dress, although if I had one criticism it would be that the shape isn’t super flattering because it is tight around my chest and hips but not around my waist. However, it’s nothing that a few pins cannot fix (as shown in these photos) and overall I love the dress – especially for £18.
The tights are super cute too! Once again I cannot fault HoH on the quality of their legwear, and the bones print is adorable.