The Performing Arts Ball was a wonderful night. It was a chance to dress up, listen to some of our friends play in their bands, and dance for hours. The dress I am wearing was in the sale from Boohoo. My friend bought it for £8 and unfortunately didn’t fit her. I couldn’t let such a beautiful dress be boxed away so of course I snapped it up…thanks b!
I love low V-necks as they are so elegant and classy. The bold red is not something I would usually go for but the colour worked well with my skin tone and although I stood out amongst the safe dark colours which I would have gone for, it felt great to wear something a bit different. It has encouraged me to explore more colour in my wardrobe – another goal for 2017!
Charity shops are also great places to find dresses. The blue dress worn by Rachael on the right side of me on the photo was from a charity shop. This just shows that you do not have to spend a lot of money on a dress for it to look fabulous. Caitlin, on the other side of me was wearing a dress from Topshop which was a sale buy – again proving what feels like an endless search for that little gem is worth it!
I absolutely loved this venue! I was so excited to go as I had wanted to go for ages. It was the Buyers Club which is on Hardman Street in Liverpool. The exposed brick and fake shutters made for a casual feel, but the decorations purposefully for the ball re-created it into a formal space perfect for a ball. This proves a formal event does not need to be in a super fancy venue for it to have elegance and glamour.
The blurry shots were not intentional but I really like them because they give a sense of rapidity to the evening with the quick movements and therefore adds an element of obscurity and imagination…..
‘A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant!’ – a bit of Coco Chanel for the start of Women’s History Month ox