The Adventures of Bug and Boo

The Creative Closet: All That Glitters

Rebecca O'LoughlinComment

Glitter, shine, and sparkles? Who *doesn't* love a reason to wear that stuff?! :) This week's Creative Closet prompt from the lovely Jana & Maegan is All That Glitters. Sold. Done. 100%! This is one that I was looking forward to! 

Now I do have a few things already in my closet that meet the criteria, and typically get worn for a night out with the girls, etc. But as we had the wedding and christening this past weekend, I had an excuse to go shopping! I found two gorgeous dresses - on sale - at French Connection, which I hadn't bought anything from in a while. But sometimes you think you've gone off a shop and then they pull you back in... ;) 

The dress I wore to the wedding was the more formal one, with a beautiful sparkling, embellished bodice. Because of the detail I went pretty low key with accessories - plain suede pumps, a fairly understated clutch, drop pearl & sparkle earrings (*my* wedding earrings!) and a simple silver bracelet. All things that I love, but nothing too big or bold to take away from the dress.

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Dress: French Connection | Shoes: JustFab | Earrings: Gillian Million | Bracelet: a gift | Fascinator: Claire's Accessories | Clutch: Warehouse (old) 

Dress: French Connection | Shoes: JustFab | Earrings: Gillian Million | Bracelet: a gift | Fascinator: Claire's Accessories | Clutch: Warehouse (old) 

(Had to include the requisite goofy pic, or it wouldn't really be me now, would it!) :)

I, like many girls, love a reason to get dressed up and I think after having a child, this is even more the case. I was giddy to be all dolled up and out dancing with M - we stayed til 1am which is ridiculously early for an Irish wedding (especially such a fabulous one!) and I'd have loved to stay even longer and dance more but we knew Bug would be up by 6 as usual so we called it an evening. But I hope that I have another excuse to wear this dress again, because I love it - and was very comfortable in it, which is a double win! 

What occasions do you put on the sparkle and glitter for? :) 

The Creative Closet