Stepping out of my comfort zone...

Sunday, December 08, 2013

This months Take 10 challenge was sponsored by Jarlo, a brand I have liked for a long time now & the selection of dresses for us to choose from sure didnt disappoint. It has been my favourite item to style in the history of Take 10. I mean look at it? How could you not wanna throw this dress on and attend a fancy cocktail do or Christmas soirée?
Something this glam is totally out of my comfort zone, so I thought to heck with it I may as well challenge myself even further and pick an all black figure hugging number. Black is something I dont usually do, figure hugging things pretty much scare me. When I first opened this dress in the mail I thought they'd sent me the wrong item because Id forgotten what id selected & thought id never chose this?! But Im really glad I did...

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This dress was so stunning and elegant I kept accessories to a minimum. Glittery gold clutch & brushed gold heels, a couple of bangles and no necklace. I put my hair up in milkmaid braids to show off the neckline & teamed it with my black glasses to keep it in the same colour scheme.

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Dress c/o Jarlo, Clutch c/o Next, Heels: Dune, Bangles: H&M, Glasses Gok Wan @ Specsavers.

I love the selection of pieces the other girls picked and how they styled them! be sure to check out their blogs too :) xx

From top left: Ellie, Mel, Olivia. 2nd row from left: Kim, Natasha, Sherin, Paula.
Bottom row: Sarah, Lucy & Me!

Big thank you to my photographer friend Dan for taking these photos for me. :)

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  1. Wow!! I love this dress on you!!! You look stunning! I love the cut + elegant feel of this dress! and the location of this photo shoot is so dreamy!!! xoxo

  2. You look AMAZING!!!! Beautiful dress and exquisite cut to it <3

  3. !!!!!
    VICKI!! You are STUNNING!! You wear this dress like a pro and you've styled it perfectly!
    Beautiful beautiful beautiful - stepping out of your comfort zone was a good move!!!
    Merry Christmas, beautiful!
    (I apologize for the overuse of exclamation marks in this comment - I couldn't think of a better way to express my thoughts about this post!)

  4. These pictures are beautiful and you look stunning. x

  5. You look so beautiful :) I love your choice of location makes these photos so unusual!


  6. You look absolutely incredible Vicki! So stunning! x


  7. You look beautiful! x


  8. Look at youuu, you look amazing! That first photo's absolutely perfect x

  9. Oh wow you look so stunning! Love how you styled the dress and the images!

  10. You look absoutley gorgeous! I love love love how you've styled the dress and its such a coincidence that I've been looking at Jarlo dresses this month for prom! I love them so much and now I defintley have to check to see if this dress is on their website. I even featured one in my Style Icons post last month!

    Tosin xx

  11. Vicki, you look soooo pretty! This is my favourite Take 10 blogpost this month, my absolute favourite! x (ps. the thick tights i'm wearing on my latest post is from Primark, they are the supercosy ones with the fleecy lining! perfect for winter!!) xxx

  12. The dress does not belong to that location BUT thats what makes this super duper cool. Love it.


  13. You look absolutely stunning, this dress is gorgeous.
    I also think a simple high pony tail would go lovely with this dress, especially with your amazing hair colour!


  14. wow this photoshoot is amazing *___* you look like dark princess, it's so lovely <3

  15. The dress really suits you and I LOVE the setting of these photos! <3 x


  16. You look drop dead gorgeous here, absolutely stunning!

    Maria xxx