Monday, 12 December 2011

Take 10 ~ House of Fraser

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This month's challenge was different yet again. Usually we are contacted by a brand who wish to work with us and we then choose items we like and vote between the ten of us for the most popular. House of Fraser requested that they choose for each of us, the theme being Party Dresses for the Christmas season. I must admit to being so hesitant about this. Although I often have to style things as part of the Take10 challenge that I don't like or aren't to my taste, I at least get chance to see them beforehand to be able to come up with an idea of how I will style the piece.

My worries this time were completely unfounded and when I peeled back the packaging from my House of Fraser delivery, I could see exactly why this dress had been chosen for me. Even though I perhaps would not have chosen it for myself upon first glance, as soon as I tried it on I immediately felt transported back to a Grace Kelly like era, I could imagine myself wearing this in one of my favourite 1950's Technicolor films. I also knew that it must be styled simply, the nude background and black lace of the dress accentuated only by shades of cream and black, courtesy of Chanel.

Check out the rest of the girls' party dresses - Susie (Take-out in Couture) ~ Sherin (Hi-Fashion) ~ Vicki (Magpie Girl) ~ Sarah (We Shop) ~ Harriet (Where's Harriet) ~Sabine (Psynopsis) ~ Jen (A Little Bird) ~ MJ (Dreaming Spires). You will see one of our 10 missing this month, Ellie (Pretty Much Penniless) had one or two problems with her dress, which unfortunately didn't get sorted out before this post was due.

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Untold Lace Dress via House of Fraser ~ Tabio 110d Tights ~ Chanel Handbag & Shoes ~ Chanel Nail Enamel in Coco Blue ~ Tiffany Silver Bow Necklace

30 comments:

  1. the lace dress is just so lovely, it really does suit you so very well. i adore how simply you have styled it too. xx

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  2. that dress is divine I love the details
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  3. You look wonderful! I can see why they chose this dress for you. The Chanel pumps make it really special.

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  4. I love the dress but I am UNBELIEVABLY jealous of your chanel accessories :)

    xx

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  5. You look absolutely beautiful, one of my favourite outfits of yours :)

    Maria xxx

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  6. The dress you were sent is lovely! such a gorgeous style for you, and I love all your whotos of it.

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  7. This is just the perfect dress for you - elegant, sophisticated, timeless. You look stunning!
    Emma xx
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  8. It absolutely is the dress for you, Paula. So pretty and 'the Chanels' go so well with it (sigh).
    xo

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  9. They've chosen well, it really suits you and goes so well with your Chanel accessories. Great look xo

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  10. They couldn't have picked a more beautiful dress for you Paula, it's just gorgeous. x

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  11. I want those shoes!!! so pretty xx

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  12. love that dress, it looks amazing!

    xoxo
    Rosie Anna

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  13. soo gorgeous!
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  14. Such a sweet styling :) I love that kind of lacy feminine dress for parties
    Loved how you paired it with classic chanel flats and bag to make this look very elegant!

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  15. The dress is absolutely beautiful. I'd wear it a bit shorter but still, the lace! Looks great with Chanel.

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  16. Your lace dress was so gorgeous. It's such an elegant dress and you paired it so well with the Chanel accessories.

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  17. love this dress on you paula its so you! love your flats too! :)

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  18. Very pretty dress - perfect for this time of year. (I have a similar Marc Jacobs one which I'm looking forward to wearing on New Year's Eve)
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  19. They chose well. It looks beautiful on you - love it with those flats!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  20. Oh!! Your dress is an absolute dream, as a lace-lover I am absolutely in love with it. Lucky you! :)

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  21. Ah Paula, you look so beautiful, elegant and classic in this dress with the Chanel accessories. They chose well for you. xx
    We Shop Therefore We Are

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  22. That dress is beautiful on you Paula. Oh and made even better with your Chanel accessories!

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  23. So pretty and I love your nails!
    xo
    Sharon

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  24. it goes with your shoes pretty well doesn't it. just in time for christmas too

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  25. It's so flattering on you, looks great with the Chanel pumps & bag! x

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  26. Oh they chose well, I think it suits you perfectly.
    How flattering that they must have spent quite sometime choosing just what was right to send you!
    And styled beautifully as you always do P
    Luv kat x

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