Cocktail Dress

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Dress* Daniella Christina / Clutch Bag New Look / Collar Necklace T:S

Danielle Christina is a fashion label that base their designs on sophistication and vintage inspirations. The clothes are designed, cut, and sewn in-house so they are offering bespoke pieces for high street prices (similar price points as Coast, Zara or Reiss). The designer at Daniella Christina has made this dinner dress for me and as I have learnt to design, pattern cut and sew garments in many years at college and university, I really appreciated the time and effort that has gone in to one piece like this beautiful dress. Although I enjoyed pattern cutting and sewing, I also found it very stressful – the final part of sewing (such as putting a zip in) frustrates me so much that I often rush it or give up! I don’t have the patience with it so I’m always in awe of someone who can do this day in day out. 
I think the model on the website is wearing the dress a million times better than me, she is more womanly and therefore suits the dress. I am in my late 20’s but due to my height and size, I feel like I can’t pull off “mature clothes” such as a dinner or cocktail dress as well as those who are the same age as me. I’m ok with that though, because it’s not like I wear clothes like this everyday, these outfits are for special one-off occassions! However, I’m already panicking a little bit about being a bridesmaid for a wedding next year, I’m really worried about trying to look comfortable and confident in a posh frock! Anyway, I have styled this Daniella Christina dress with a peter pan collar necklace and nipped it in with an elasticated clasp belt to make it more “me” πŸ™‚ The necklace is from the tempsec shop, it will be available on the website soon! – we have shot the new product photos, and I’m just working through them to get them online in the next fortnight! 
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34 Comments

  1. 21st August 2012 / 11:21 pm

    Lovely pictures, your hair is stunning πŸ™‚ x

  2. 22nd August 2012 / 1:11 am

    Really pretty dress! and I totally sympathize with that. I took an art class freshman year of college where we had a sewing project and literally, my fingers were bleeding. It was a nightmarish thing. Haha.

    -Jenn
    chΔ«sana blogger

  3. 22nd August 2012 / 1:24 am

    This dress is stunning, esp that collar! I prefer you in the dress more than the model…you are always so perfect πŸ™‚

    xo
    Lizzie

    placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

  4. 22nd August 2012 / 5:47 am

    I love the added touch of the necklace!

  5. 22nd August 2012 / 7:14 am

    Sometimes I feel like I can't pull off more mature clothes either because I feel like I often look like a child. But you definitely can pull off this dress! You look very classy! I really like the cool mix of navy and black in the dress too.

  6. Anonymous
    22nd August 2012 / 8:06 am

    You look amazing! Love the clutch and collar πŸ™‚ x

  7. Anonymous
    22nd August 2012 / 9:39 am

    My word her designs and finished products are absolutely stunning. She pairs material and colour together so so so well! <3 xx

  8. 22nd August 2012 / 10:42 am

    That dress is gorgeous!
    I love your hair too, it looks so pretty!

    SHOGOxo~

  9. 22nd August 2012 / 11:05 am

    Cute dress, the blue colour in the top part really suits your colouring.

    Cath x

    squaremarshmallow.blogspot.co.uk

  10. 22nd August 2012 / 1:03 pm

    I thought the necklace was part of the dress at first! You look lovely in this photo, the model is wearing it in a different style, so it just shows how versatile it is πŸ™‚
    I think your hair looks awesome here too!

  11. 22nd August 2012 / 2:48 pm

    You look lovely! The dress is so pretty and I love how you've added the collar necklace. Looking forward to seeing the new Temp:Sec jewellery xo
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  12. 22nd August 2012 / 6:09 pm

    That collar is so cute!

    Ami x

  13. 22nd August 2012 / 7:39 pm

    I've just clicked the link and I actually think you look far prettier/better in the dress than the model! Love how you've added the necklace too : )

    xx

  14. 23rd August 2012 / 7:39 am

    you look stunning! This dress is so beautiful and ladylike!

    Than you so much for the sweet comment on my blog! I am so glad you like my idea!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

  15. 23rd August 2012 / 8:18 am

    Really cute outfit and great blog – I'm your latest follower !

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  16. 23rd August 2012 / 8:34 am

    So pretty! Love the necklace too πŸ™‚ x

  17. 24th August 2012 / 1:20 pm

    You can definitely pull this off, you look gorgeous! I love your hair so much too πŸ™‚ xx

  18. 25th August 2012 / 12:03 am

    Such a pretty collar, I love this outfit πŸ™‚

    Jo. x

  19. 25th August 2012 / 6:07 pm

    you look fab in this dress! puuurfect for a party πŸ™‚ x

  20. 25th August 2012 / 6:50 pm

    I really love your blog πŸ™‚ Your style gives me inspirtation and as soon as I get permission from my parent's I'm going to buy something from your website because everything is just so cute:)
    I've added your blog onto 'my blog list'
    If you have time maybe you can drop by and check it out? πŸ™‚
    http://qwertypop1996.blogspot.co.uk/
    Thankyou:) xx

    • 26th August 2012 / 10:31 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment! I usually reply to everyone on their own blog but i couldn't leave a comment on your blogposts. I tried but the "Post A Comment" link wouldnt work πŸ™ I did stop by your blog though and thank you very much for adding me to your blog list. Lots of love xxx

  21. 26th August 2012 / 6:11 pm

    What a beautiful dress! You look gorgeous (waaay better than the model) xxx

  22. Anonymous
    27th August 2012 / 12:45 am

    Love the outfit!

  23. 27th August 2012 / 1:57 pm

    beautiful sarah with a beautiful dress like always <3 x

  24. Anonymous
    19th December 2012 / 2:12 pm

    I just discovered your blog thanks to your cocktail dress and I really love it! Love your dress and purse!
    Cocktail Dresses Under 100

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