The Belle of the Ball

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So this years new years eve celebrations was going to be spent indoors drinking champers, watching Jools Holland and the big London firework display on TV.

I was talking to a friend on the morning of NYE who asked me what I was doing. She mentioned she had a spare ticket to a black tie event at Battersea Park and cordially invited me.  How could I refuse such a lovely invite plus this belle had never been to a ball. Panic then set in quickly as to what to wear as I had a few hours before the shops closed. I rushed to the nearest House of Fraser to find THE special dress that was going to make me look a million dollars but without the price tag. Luckily the sales are in full swing so plenty of bargains were to be had. I tried on various long dresses (it had to be a floor length gown of course as I wanted to wear something extra special). I tried on  a variety of dresses from lace to a dress with a very daring split. I also wanted to look classy and chic as this was a ball after all.

Here are the four dresses that made the shortlist, from left to right, Ariella Long lace Fishtail dress, Biba Embellished maxi dress, Warehouse maxi dress, Ariella satin maxi dress.

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The final chosen dress was from Ariella at House of Fraser. The minute I tried it on I knew it was the one. I loved the teal which complimented my skin tone and hair colour.  It fit to perfection and had 50% off the price tag as well.  It turns out it was from the bridesmaid collection.
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A great night was had by all.  Happy New Year 2014.

@houseoffraser @WareStyle

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