Bring on the sparkle

I've promised sparkle and here we have the first offering. My post is a bit later than I planned today, but that was due to the terrible weather this week, right up until yesterday when it poured with rain all day long. Today as you can see was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for a photo shoot by the sea. I've had this dress since January yet haven't worn it anywhere. I'm testing out a few outfits over the next few days so that I can get your feedback about what I ought to wear to the annual island party on Friday. Last year I really pushed the boat out see here, but think that this time I want to be less of the grande dame and wear something more fun that I can dance in too.









So this is no1. Wednesday's post will feature more sequined loveliness for your delectation and Friday's yet more again - all variations on a theme. Please feel free to drop me a line with your thoughts. I love to read your comments and perhaps this Christmas countdown could be your first time to be bold enough to let me know what you honestly think. I'm still waiting for a new pair of boots which will give me another option, but I'm not sure if I'll get the chance to photograph this in time. 

Details - dress: H&M, shoes: Debenhams, tights: old, clutch: charity shop, pendant: Vivienne Westwood, rings: charity shop, sunglasses: Quay Australia.

Linking with -
Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb
Cherie of Style Nudge

Anna x

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  1. I love it!!!! SO glam, cool and glitsy!!! You should definitely wear this! I wore my charity-shopped sequin skirt yesterday and I felt so glam in it!xxx

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    1. Yay, Kezzie, I'm so pleased you like it. Sequins are the ultimate in glamour aren't they? Thanks for dropping by x
      Have a fab week x
      Anna

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  2. Oh WOW! Party diva!

    I love it all! The colour, the textures, your tights and shoes...all just ace! It's going to be a tough decision when you're first out the door with a winner like this.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. This is my only proper glitzy party dress Suzanne. I've got a couple of LBD's that may also come into the running, but want to show you some more sparkle this week too. Such fun to push the boat out like this!
      Thanks for all of you lovely comments x
      Anna

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  3. What a gorgeous day for posing on the sea front. Great party frock I'd say, the shoes I recognized immediately....I have the same pair.

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    1. It was the most perfect day - I managed to get my three outfits all shot back to back. This is a typical party frock which might be my only reason for not wearing it as it's just what may be expected... Snap with the shoes eh? They're so comfy!
      Have a fab week x
      Anna

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  5. Oh, what a fabulous dress! Anna, I'm just agog with the gorgeousness of it! I am doing a "Sparkle Week" this week, and I hope you'll play along. I love this dress!

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    1. Great, I'm pleased you love it. I think because I've had it so long without wearing it I'm kinda over it if you know what I mean. That's why I thought I needed some outside opinion, so thank you.
      Will be heading over to see what you up to later x
      Anna

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  6. What a super fun glam outfit!! I don't know how you'll top this one. I vividly remember the outfit you wore last year too, stunning. I'm sure everyone at the do will be wondering - what will she be wearing? Hahaha. Excellent. It's fun trying to pick out just one outfit. Good luck!

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    1. That's exactly the problem Melanie, just trying to pick one outfit. I really ought to run this feature all December to get all of the options out there for the poll!
      Thanks for dropping by with your feedback.
      Have a great week x
      Anna

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  7. Anna, this is a beautiful outfit and you look gorgeous! I really like the spotty tights with it and I think it adds some ooomph, as most people would just have gone with sheer tights.

    Your legs looks long and glamorous in the ankle strap shoes.

    Yes, I think this outfit is a winner - and I haven't even seen the other two!

    Have a great week

    Veronica

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    1. Hahaha thanks for the overwhelming vote of support for this one Vronni. My other two outfits are both very different although still very sparkly, so do give them a chance I say.
      Anna x

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  9. WOW!!! SPECTACULAR!!
    The color, the fit, the clutch, the shoes!!; everything is just festive,sparkly,sleek and fits your curves perfectly Anna. So far this has my confident vote for numero uno.
    I can honestly caution you that when you look this good in something, being predictable should be your least concern!!

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    1. That's a yes then Judy! It's so lovely to have everyone's views as I think I may well have become blind to the magic of this dress. It's been hanging up in plain sight for months until it's almost become invisible to me. Thank you for all of your wonderful compliments. I can't wait to see what you'll think of the next offering tomorrow...
      Anna x

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  10. Dress is amazing and you look gorgeous !

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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  11. Fabulously sparkly dress!, love it!
    gorgeous!
    besos

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  12. This is the perfect party dress Anna. I love the back of it too. And of couse the colour!
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Thanks Laurie, it does deliver the wow factor that's for sure!
      Anna x

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