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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

International Giveaway! | £200 to Spend at Alie Street, London

Alie Street London | £200 Giveaway | What to wear to a Black Tie Event.

I am so excited to be able to offer you the chance to win a fantastic £200 to spend at Alie Street, London.

In their own words...
"At Alie Street we give you the opportunity to feel beautiful, special, confident and glamorous in impeccably made dresses, whatever the occasion. Pieces draw on wearable luxury and simple elegance with a focus on style and fit. "
After the girls at Alie street kindly sent me this beautiful dress (which is now on sale, here) I was keen to give you the opportunity to choose something from the brand for yourself.

I was delighted when they agreed to offer one lucky winner £200 to spend.

There are so many beautiful (UK made) dresses to choose from there is sure to be something that you love.
They even have a fit guide to help you choose a style to suit your shape.

Alie Street London | £200 Giveaway | What to wear to a Black Tie Event.

I had an important black tie party to attend at the weekend, and this dress was absolutely perfect.
It was a private party, so unfortunately I can't share any photographs with you, but I can tell you that we all had a wonderful time.
The ladies were beautiful, and the gents were looking so handsome.
I love the look of a tuxedo (or a kilt) on a man!

We drank Champagne and Christmas Cosmopolitans.

{The Cosmos were my friend's invention, involving cinnamon vodka and satsuma juice... so good.}

The buffet was a feast for the eyes, and the tables were heaving with wonderful treats. If you can imagine it then it was probably there!
The baked camembert was my favourite.
Very messy, but utterly delicious.

What's your favourite party drink/nibble?

Alie Street London | £200 Giveaway | What to wear to a Black Tie Event.

What ever happened to partying all night then being fresh-as-a-daisy the next morning?
Those days are long gone.
I spent most of Sunday looking (and feeling) like a burst ball.
Curled up in fluffy leggings, sheepskin boots and an oversized jumper... not so glamorous.
Funnily enough, I have no photographs of my post-party attire!

Alie Street London | £200 Giveaway | What to wear to a Black Tie Event.

This beautiful occasion dress has so many pretty shades within its pattern that I was spoilt for choice when it came to accessorising.

I had bits and bobs laid all over my bed.
Shoes, earrings, bags... decisions decisions.

{My husband rolls his eyes at this point, and leaves me to it!}

Alie Street London | £200 Giveaway | What to wear to a Black Tie Event.

In the end I decided to wear this fun peacock feather hair accessory, and pull the peacock blue from within the design using a satin sash.

{Please excuse my goose-bumps in the photo above... I was smiling through the freezing cold!}

The hair clip was a surprise gift from a friend.
She knew I was going to a party and thought this would be "just the thing".
She was right!

Purple peep toe shoes (that I found in a charity shop) and my faithful box clutch completed my look.

Alie Street London | £200 Giveaway | What to wear to a Black Tie Event.

That is the beauty of an elegant floor-length gown.
So simple to style.
So easy to wear.

Alie Street London | £200 Giveaway | What to wear to a Black Tie Event.

Now, something just for you!


What better way to spend some post-christmas downtime than to treat yourself to a little bit of luxury?
Curl up with a glass (or mug) of your favourite drink, and enjoy browsing online planning how to spend your £200 prize!

Browse the collection HERE.

Maybe you need a new dress for a party?
Or, a winter cruise?
Maybe you are looking forward to an important event this summer?
A wedding?
A graduation?
Or, maybe you would just like something pretty to feel special in.
It's your call!

Please enter the giveaway below.
There are five simple ways to enter and it could easily be you who wins!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


The boring (but important) bit...

Terms and conditions.

  1. This £200 giveaway has been offered by Alie Street, London.
  2. The giveaway is open internationally, for everyone to enjoy!
  3. Only entries made via the rafflecopter widget will be accepted.
  4. All entries will be verified.
  5. The giveaway ends 3th January at 12 midnight (UK time).
  6. The winner will be selected at random by the rafflecopter widget.
  7. The winner will be announced here, on the widget (above).  I will also contact the winner via email or on facebook/twitter.
  8. The winner MUST reply within 48 hours of contact, or the prize will be allocated to someone else.
  9. I take no responsibility for incorrect contact details, technical issues or delays.
  10. Best of LUCK to you!

Alie Street London | £200 Giveaway | What to wear to a Black Tie Event.

Please let me know what you would pick if you won the giveaway?
Do you have a special occasion, or event, in mind?
Or, do you just want to treat yourself (or a loved one)?

Please share your plans in the comments.
Or, CONTACT ME.
I love hearing from you.

Good luck!!!


DRESS: c/o Alie Street London
SASH: DIY
Faux-fur CAPE: Vintage
CLUTCH: Tkmax
HAIR CLIP: A gift from a friend
EARRINGS: Matalan
SHOES: Boden (found in a charity shop)

Alie Street London | £200 Giveaway | What to wear to a Black Tie Event.

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155 comments

  1. This dress is stunning Samantha!! And, of course, I'd wear it to a gala or dressy event. But you know me and my blog---I'd take the challenge to see how I could wear it for casual times too!! Maybe a jean jacket over it?
    I'm glad you had fun at the party!
    Merry Christmas to you & your family!!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. I do hope you entered the competition Jodie!
      Allie Street post worldwide and it works out about £250 dollars... doesn't it??
      Thank you for your kind words and best of luck to you!! XXX

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  2. I have a rather glam 40th birthday party to go to in February. A dress from Alie Street would be just perfect for it!

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    1. That sounds perfect Jane! A glam 40th sounds like LOTS of fun. We certainly know how to party as we get older! I wish you the best of luck. XXX

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  3. A party - we have a big anniversary coming in February so this dress would be perfect

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  4. Wow, these colors are so vibrant on you! love them with your red hair too. So funny as I was just looking at peacock feather pins for my hair yesterday on Etsy as I wore a peacock vintage comb as well the other day. The magenta shoes go so lovely with the colors in the dress too. Sounds like a fun party!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. It was Jess! We all had such a great time and it was lovely to see so many gowns and cocktail dresses. I hope you entered the giveaway and wish you lots of luck!! XXX

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  5. This dress looks awesome on you! The color is perfect for your skin!

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    1. Thank you Nicole! I hope you entered the giveaway and wish you the best of luck!! XXX

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  6. What a gorgeous dress, and made in Britain too! The colors are amazing on you. I am enjoying the website now that you have pointed me in their direction, I am loving the more casual dresses as partywear in my life is not usually full length gowns.

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    1. Me neither Anne. :o)
      There are not too many events that require such a gown...slightly OTT for walking the dog maybe?!
      If you win you can take your pick of styles that suit you, and your lifestyle... a dress that make you feel good.
      I wish you the best of luck! XXX

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  7. Real head turner! The hair ornament is gorgeous too.

    Gail
    www.isthismutton.com

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    1. Thank you Gail!
      My friend was very thoughtful to buy it for me... she is a clever cookie!
      XXX

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  8. Utterly stunning. That dress is perfect on you - shape, colours everything. The back was a surprise, but just wonderful. I hope you were the star of the show! Happy Christmas and thanks for so much inspiration in the past year! Kx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words K! What style would you chose if you win? Merry Christmas to you and best of luck!! XXX

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  9. You look so gorgeous! What a dress. I love how you've styled it with a vintage twist, it looks quite 1930s with the fur cape and your short hair.

    If I won, I'd invest in some daywear, as I already have far too much evening wear and not enough glamorous events to attend! Perhaps this Emily dress: http://www.aliestreet.com/uk/occasionwear/item/ASESDDU/Emily-Shift-Day-Dress-Deep-Ultramarine.html

    Wishing you a lovely festive season.

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    1. I was feeling very 1930's inspired, Porcelina. I'm so glad you picked up on that too :o)
      That emily dress is gorgeous! So chic and easy to style up to make it your own.
      Wishing you the best of luck!
      XXX

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  10. I would love a gorgeous dress for my cousins wedding in august

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    1. That sounds the perfect excuse to buy a beautiful dress! I wish you the best of luck. XXX

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous love the chance to own a gorgeous dress for a wedding

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    1. I'm sure you could find something perfect! Good luck!!! XXX

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  12. Beautiful dress :) I would love to wear it for my friend's wedding in May :)

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    1. Thank you Mirjana! That sounds perfect, and you can pick anything from their online store. Good luck to you! XXX

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  13. Id love a beautiful dress just to get drssed up and go out somewhere as I have been (am still) so poorly. Would love to get glammed up and get out and about. This dress looks stunning.

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    1. Oh Nic, I'm sorry to hear that. I hope you are on the road to recovery.
      What better reason to treat yourself to a fabulous new dress.
      I wish you lots of luck! XXX

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    1. I agree Barbara!
      Too many things are kept for "good".
      Life is the day-to-day stuff and we all deserve to feel nice :o)
      Good luck to you!!
      XXX

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  15. For a special day out such as afternoon tea at the Ritz - a good idea to go there especially so as to wear it!

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    1. That sounds wonderful Fiona!
      Good luck to you :oD
      XXX

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  16. I always tend to dress up whether I'm at home, out shopping or going out for the evening. I would love a maxi dress to wear to the theatre if I won.

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    1. That's great to hear Krzysia.
      Life is for living after all!
      Best of luck to you :oD
      XXX

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  17. I love to dress up when I go to the theatre especially the west end of London

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    1. I wish I could go to the theatre more Rozsarg. It is such a great night out and the perfect excuse to dress up and feel special.
      Good luck to you!!
      XXX

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  18. We have a New Year Party so it would be perfect

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    1. Wonderful Christine! (Me too :oD)
      One of the Alie street dresses would be perfect.
      Good luck to you!!
      XXX

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  19. Oh my goodness do I love this one: http://www.aliestreet.com/occasionwear/item/ASCLDDU/Claire-Day-Dress-(Deep-Ultramarine).html
    I went on for a bit of a nosy and this dress immediately caught my eye! On sale, too... dangerous...

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    1. Ooooo...it's lovely Kjoyfig!
      And, so easy to accessorise... making it your own.
      Good luck to you!!
      XXX

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  20. I would wear the dress for my 20th anniversary dinner/hotel stay with my partner. It would also be a great dress for a wedding or christening. Its a dress that is elegant and classic and can be worn season after season!

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    1. Congratulations on your anniversary (when it comes) Lisa... and best of luck to you!!! XXX

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    1. Awww...congratulations on your engagement Jackie!
      Wishing you lots of luck with the competition and your wedding celebrations!
      XXX

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  22. What a treat it would be to have something special--just for me! Thanks for the opportunity--

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  23. id love a beautiful dress to wear to my brothers wedding in august 2017!

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  24. I'd love a dress to wear for a night out with friends!

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  25. Thank you for introducing me to this brand. There are some really gorgeous dresses here!

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    1. You're very welcome Clare!
      I was impressed too...and delighted to offer this giveaway :o)
      Best of luck to you!!! XXX

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  26. Thank you for introducing me to this brand. There are some really gorgeous dresses here!

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  27. I'm really loving the Claire Day Dress. It's so, so boring but I have a January evening work event and am always at a loss to find something that can look professional but a bit "evening" too.

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    1. It's not "boring" at all Caroline!
      It's part of real life and you deserve to look great at work or play! :o*
      XXX

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  28. A good friend is getting married, so I would wear it to her wedding !

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    1. That sounds like fun! Eating and dressing up...2 great pastimes :oP
      Good luck to you.
      XXX

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  30. After seeing this dress on you I'm sure I'd pick the same. It is STUNNING! Wow! And I love how you've accessorized it. Perfection.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you so much Suzanne... I liked it because it made me think of the 1930's.
      A little nod to vintage :o)
      Good luck!!!
      XXX

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  31. I would make up an occasion for a dress like this. You look fab Sam. Have really enjoyed following your blog thus year. Have given me ideas and a bit of confidence that although I am in my late 40s I don't have to give up the fashion ghost. I love clothes and want to keep experimenting! Happy Christmas x

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    1. Thank you Sam! I am very humbled to read your kind words.
      Keep experimenting in 2017....life is too short to do anything else!
      Good luck with the competition.
      XXX

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  32. Looks gorgeous! My favourite tipple is a Tom Collins, which *must* include a maraschino cherry garnish. Nom!
    If I were lucky enough to win, I'd choose something for a Burns Supper. Although I do adore the idea of wearing something glam to iron in... Merry Christmas!

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    1. Ooooo ...a Tom Collins.
      I make those at new year, and my husband loves them too... I'm sure they are good for you!
      Although I have never used a maraschino... yummy!
      (Those are in the {lethal} whiskey sours :oP)
      I MUST try that this year.
      Good luck with the competition!!! XXX

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  33. I'd love a nice dress for my best friend's wedding next year :)

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    1. That sounds perfect Jessica!
      Good luck to you!! XXX

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  34. I'd love a dress for my cousin's wedding

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  35. I would like a new dress for my holiday next year

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    1. That sounds like a great reason for a new dress. Good luck Esma! XXX

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  36. A dress to wear round the house to make me feel fabulous! (MUM of 4 )

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    1. Yay to that Jules...us Mum's deserve to look our best :oD. Good luck!!! XXX

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  37. It is my 50th in March and I need to find a beautiful dress to wear

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    1. Perfect Lucy! Good luck to you....and I hope you have a great birthday, when it comes. XXX

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  38. I'd love to look gorgeous for my 40th wedding anniversary 💙

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    1. Congratulations Elaine.... and best of luck to you! XXX

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  39. I'd love a nice new cocktail dress for my next cruise (Sassie Clarke)

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    1. One of their dresses would be perfect for a cruise Sassie. Good luck to you!! XXX

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  40. I would wear it on my holiday that my kids booked for me for Christmas.

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  41. Breathtakingly beautiful dress as you are too, thanks for the opportunity to be in this fabulous giveaway.

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    1. You're very welcome Fiona.... and too kind!
      Good luck to you!! XXX

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    1. How lovely Michelle! Congratulations :o)
      Best of luck to you!!! XXX

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  43. Strikingly Stunning Dress above i'd go for to suit my bold personality & bring out my eyes. I'd showcase this at my friends wedding it's so beautiful i'm in love literally!

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  44. What a beautiful dress! I love the shoes too!
    I'd love to win a beautiful dress to wear on my 25th birthday celebrations this year!

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    1. There is a stunning strapless party dress Charlie in cream rust and aqua that would look amazing with your red hair! Good luck to you!! XXX

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  45. I've a wedding in march & another in June so I'd definitely be dressing up in a gorgeous Alie Street dress for both

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  46. really fabulous dress, lovely shades and textures which add lots of interest! and a fabulous accessorizing too!
    besos

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    1. Thank you Monica! Make sure you enter...you could get a new dress too! XXX

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  47. To wear to a very special party that I am going to....

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  48. I would love to win the voucher to get a dress for mine and my fiances 4th anniversary. Theatre and Dinner in London! <3

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  49. I would just like to try something different.

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    1. A great reason to get a new dress Alice!
      Good luck to you.
      XXX

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  50. I would like an outfit for a wedding this summer, the dress you have on is beautiful

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    1. Thank you very much Gillian and good luck to you!! XXX

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  51. The dress is beautiful. My daughter is getting married in 2017 so this would be a great prize to win.

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  52. I'd love a dress to wear when I go on holiday to Las Vegas thanks for the chance xx

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  53. You look amazing! The dress is so beautiful and the faux fur cape is perfect for it. I'd love to dress up for a black tie event, although I very rarely go anywhere requiring a formal dress code. Maybe my New Year resolution should be to get out more! 😀

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. A great resolution Emma!
      (Mine is to dress up more)
      Good luck to you!
      XXX

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  54. I would love a new dress for a wedding we have been invited to next year :-)

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    1. That sounds perfect!
      Good luck to you Carly. XXX

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  55. I love this dress - some lovely items to choose from.

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  56. My son turns 21 this Spring and we are busy planning a huge do. Id love a really special dress to wear

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    1. That sounds perfect Katrina! My son just turned 18...where does the time go?? XXX

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  57. I've got a 50th birthday to go to in June at a very posh hotel, loving your style! x

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  58. I would wear this for a special occasion like a wedding or a ball

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  59. I have a wedding to go to in March, so a new super gorgeous outfit to wear would be perfect! Xxx

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  60. I would love to SPARKLE in beauty at my sons eighteenth birthday bash. Thanks for the chance. (Ruth Wollerton)

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    1. My son just turned 18 too! Good luck to you Ruth and have fun at the party. XXX

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  61. I would like something for my anniversary

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  62. I have a wedding in June coming up so would love a new outfit

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    1. I love a wedding Joanne! Have a great time and good luck to you. XXX

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  63. I have a party to go to and some very glam Mums are going so need all the help I can get

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    1. You will look fabulous Jacqueline! Good luck to you. XXX

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  64. Love the dress, the colours are so vibrant. I have a wedding to go to and a new gorgeous outfit is certainly required. @mm_murray

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  65. Definitely my friends' wedding in April (I escaped being a "matron of honour"). She would be completely shocked if I turned up in a dress (I haven't worn one in about 20 years lol). :) Thanks for the chance.

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    1. Hahaha...brilliant Tracy! You could knock 'em dead in one of these dresses. Good luck to you! XXX

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    1. How lovely Sarah! Waterproof mascara at the ready :o) Good luck. XXX

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  67. I would wear it for my friend's wedding in july :-)

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  68. I love Alie Street dresses. I already have 2 I bought last year and they are fabulous. My sister in law is getting married this summer and I would love an evening dress to wear on her wedding x

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    1. Thats great to hear Oksana. Good luck to you! XXX

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  69. I'm going to a wedding this spring and really need a new dress x

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  70. Firstly, that dress looks amazing on you! I would love to dress up to go to the theatre with my husband. I hardly ever make a huge effort and realised after dressing up for New Years eve I really need to make more of an effort!

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  71. i'd love to win a gorgeous dress to wear to my dads 70th birthday party in june

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  72. I have a party to go to at the end of the month a new outfit would be lovely!

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  73. I am going to Greece in may and it's also my 10year wedding anniversary while we are out there so will wear then xxx

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  74. Thanks for joining the Ageless Style linkup.

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