Sunday Smile #6

Posted in Daily Outfits, Fashion.

I know Sunday Smiles are supposed to be non-fashion related… but sometimes, my entire week revolves around one outfit. And this was one of those weeks!

On Friday night I was a guest at the Chernobyl Children’s Project ball. It was in a very posh place, with very posh people and very posh food. So obviously, I needed a very posh dress. But I don’t really ‘do’ posh – I’m a casual dresser (as you well know) and I hate the thought of beautiful dresses hidden away with no occasion to attend. With that in mind, I hit the high street to find a something I could dress up for the night and keep wearing afterwards.

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Zara dress, shawl from my SIL’s wardrobe, Dune shoes, Accessorize clutch, Eclectic Eccentricity bracelet, Me and Zena ring

I just adore this Zara maxi dress. At ยฃ40, it was pretty cheap in ball gown terms and I know I’ll be wearing it all summer long with gladiator sandals, a skinny belt and a denim jacket. It’s definitely making me smile this week! What do you think? Did I make it black tie beautiful? Would you have gone for something different? And what are YOU smiling about this Sunday? Do tell!

PS – Today was the GalaxyFM Style Hunt interview. I was very, very nervous and HATED being filmed when answering the questions, but overall I think it went well! I’ll hear from them some time this week so will be sure to let you know what happens. Here’s my ‘favourite casual outfit’ – I also wore my ‘favourite going out outfit’ but didn’t get a chance to snap it. Fingers crossed for me! 

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Primark playsuit, Primark cardigan, Primark tights, thrifted bag, Primark pumps, Eclectic Eccentricity necklace, Me & Zena ring, H&M belt

39 Comments

Rogue

Wow, you look absolutely stunning in your maxi dress ๐Ÿ™‚ Bet you were the belle of the ball! Aw man, hope your interview went okay. It just adds another strange dimension when youre being filmed, doesnt it. I tend to blink too much. Good for my eyes but not so good for the people watching haha. Cringeee xx

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Laura

Good choice for the galaxy comp, you look lovely! You rocked the floral maxi…its a nice summery option for black tie ๐Ÿ™‚ It makes me wish the sun was shining though, unfortunately its a grey day in Newcastle. I’m hoping it picks up for the bank holiday tomorrow though, fingers crossed!!xxx

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Laura Jaye

Ahhh you can pull of some of the most amazing looks!

That maxi dress is gorgeous; I love them but being 5″2 I can never find one which doesnt train ridiculously ๐Ÿ™

x

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Style of a Fashionista

The maxi dress is gorgeous I can see this being a staple of your summer wardrobe.

Good luck and fingers crossed for the Galaxy FM Style Hunter you derserve to win fab casual outfit too xoxo

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E is for Eleanor

That dress looks amazing, a much more sensible purchase than a silly frothy ballgown. You can wear this over & over as you say!

And that is a lovely choice for the style comp!

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Iris.

You look so chic!! The shawl makes the difference hehe
and omg you were filmed? I know I would speak with my worst french accent if I ever was to be filmed ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m sure you did well, and the outfit you picked is perfect!

xxx

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heartshapedbruise.

Your outfit for the event looked gorgeous ๐Ÿ™‚ You definitely pulled that one off, & I’m looking forward to seeing this dress again in more guises!

Best of luck for the competition thingy – I love the outfit – I want a playsuit like that. I saw one similar in the asos mag, but it was £155! Primark here I come!

http://www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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Vintage Vixen

Oh Jen, you look beautiful! What a great choice, you’ll be wearing that fabulous frock all summer. Bet the in-laws were so proud!
Good luck with the competition (not that you need luck with your looks and style).
Vix
xxx

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anna jane

love the maxi! Zara never fails to impress when it comes to formal occasions, and this outfit def proves the point that you dont need a super expensive outfit to look super stylish and posh! Loving the playsuit too, anna jane xxx ๐Ÿ™‚

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LilyLipstick

Your ball outfit looks amazing – perfect for the occasion but still your style. Hope you had a lovely evening!
Good luck with the Galaxy FM Style Hunt! x

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Niki

Oh me, oh my!

You look stunning! I love it when you find something that can be dressed up or down like this. Maxi dresses are brilliant for that – and I can’t believe it’s from Zara! It looks so high end!

Fabulous choice, I hope you had an excellent time (was the grub tasty?!) xx

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Amy Marie

Both of these outfits are gorgeous. I love the maxi dress. I’m so tiny that I can’t wear one, I just look swamped!

Love, Amy Marie.

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Sarah T

I love how you’ve made evening wear so wearable!! I can’t stand being all dressed up formally but how you’ve styled that dress is perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Helen

that is a lot of dress for £40! definitely good value hehe. you look lovely in both outfits

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Vicki

oooh, pretty maxi Jen! I haven’t been in Zara for ages due to their ridiculous sizing, many a shopping trip has been ruined when even a “Large” has not fitted! I might give them one more chance though on the basis of that dress.
Vicki xx

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Sher

Oh, I want a floral maxi dress just like that! It’s so so pretty and I can imagine you wearing it with a skinny belt and glads on your feet already! And your favourite casual outfit is just so you, love it sweetie:)

xx

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Shhh

I love what you did with the maxi dress, and I’m not normally a maxi fan. You put a young spin on wearing a formal long frock and it looks lovely.

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Helen

Fab dress, you look great! And so versatile for dressing down in summer too. Good luck with the competition! x

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Kel

Love the maxi dress on you! so pretty and a bargain too!

Fingers crossed for the Galaxy thing. How exciting would that be, ๐Ÿ™‚
Have a great Sunday & Monday, I’m being lazy today, still in PJ’s, bacon cooking. Bliss
X x

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Sarah

Lovely maxi dress – you look v glam. I really resent buying black tie/wedding outfit things that cost a fortune yet barely ever get worn. Buying something that you can then incorporate into your normal wardrobe is definitely the way to go. x

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Daisy

You look so so gorgeous in that dress for the ball! It’s so pretty! Really love the casual outfit for the Galaxy comp- I have my fingers crossed for you! x

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claire eloise

sorry i havn’t been commented, ive been reading away and then forgetting to leave a quick hello!
you look beyond gorgeous in that zara dress, they always do such elegant dresses but i have yet to go to the one in leeds! and i adore the primark playsuit, i’ve been wanting it for ages! xxx

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