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Thursday, 10 December 2015

Missguided: Christmas Party Outfits

Missguided has got to be one of my all time favourite online fashion stores, not just for the festive season, but all year round. For such reasonable prices, I always manage to find some absolute gems.. and this year is no different. Sparkle and sequins are usually at the front line of the fashion world at Christmas time, and Missguided have seriously upped their game with the appearance of lots of velvet pieces, not to mention the amazing selection of shoes and boots (for very little £££) - make sure to keep an eye out for boosted student discount codes too.. I actually got these pieces for 30% off recently.. there are always new codes being added!

I ordered this jumpsuit with the intention of wearing it to a winter graduation as I didn't want to opt for a dress and bare legs, so I thought something like this would do the job.. (we've all had rain-related tan disasters!) At first glance online, I absolutely fell in love. I think the red and cream lace is just perfect for the Christmas season - it's super elegant and classy. So maybe if you've got an event this year (or even for New Years Eve), this would be a great option, although I'd definitely recommend ordering one size up! Although it looks fine in the photo, I hadn't got it zipped up at the back - it was just too tight so sadly I had to send it back for a refund, and by that time, if I had ordered the next size it wouldn't have arrived in time.. gutted. Luckily I managed to find a back-up dress in Warehouse that I'm going to pair with black knee high heeled boots and a cream coat.
(P.S. There's a limited size range of this jumpsuit still available, link as follows;









I ordered this next dress for a Christmas party recently as I wanted something a bit different from the usual style of dresses in the high street stores. The suede effect and criss-cross detail is what persuaded me to buy it, and it definitely did not disappoint when it arrived! It is super, super soft and comfortable, and the burgundy shade is definitely appropriate for this time of year. The midi length is what I adore about the dress as it flatters my shape and is the perfect length for my height (I'm just over 5'9). I paired it with these strappy heels, a statement necklace and a dark nude lip which actually looks more red/plum in the photo below.. (all make-up details listed underneath). Also, I should mention that unlike the jumpsuit, I'd actually recommend ordering your true size for this dress - I ordered a size up and it was slightly too big around my tummy. 
(Link as follows; Missguided Faux Suede Cross Front Midi Dress - RRP £35, also limited sizes available!)


Make-up Details;

FACE

MAC Waterweight Foundation 'NC25'

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer '02'

Make Up For Ever Full Cover Camouflage Concealer '05'

Benefit Brow Zings 'Light'

MAC Mineralise Skin Finish Natural 'Medium'

Bare Minerals Bronzer 'The High Dive'

Elizabeth Arden Blush 'Tearose'


EYES
(Although you can't really see my eye make-up)

MAC Paintpot 'Painterly'

MAC Pigment 'Melon'

Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner 'Black Ink'

Urban Decay Shadow 'Nooner' (in crease)

Urban Decay Shadow 'Strange' (highlight and inner corner)

MAC Pencil Eyeliner 'Smolder'

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara


LIPS

Bare Minerals Marvellous Moxie Liner 'Revved'

Maybelline Sensational Lipstick 'Park Ave Peach' (discontinued)



Let me know what you think of these outfits in the comments below, I've loved putting together these Christmas-y looks and can't wait to see what other amazing pieces Missguided bring in the next few weeks! My Missguided wishlist is full at the moment!

Thanks for reading xxx

Ciara Rose xox

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