Hello lovely ladies, I'm back with you today with my second entry for the Worldwide Wardrobe Competition from Travel Supermarket. Today I'm showcasing an outfit which is for a cocktail evening in New York. If you would like to see my last outfit (A full moon party in Thailand) and all the details on how to enter this competition yourself you can check my last post here.
When I think of New York, two of my favourite TV series pop into mind, Gossip Girl and the Famous Sex in the City. So when I had the chance to put together an outfit for a cocktail evening in New York I immediately thought of New York's elite and wanted to find the perfect outfit that would make you fit right in with New York's best dressed. Monochrome is very in at the moment and I wanted to pick an outfit that reflected this trend, I also knew that I wanted to pick a beautiful dress as it is a cocktail evening and a dress is always the perfect excuse to get dressed up. When scouting the Lipsy website this gorgeous yet elegant black and white pleated skirt prom dress caught my eye. It ties in with the monochrome look fabulously but is feminine and eye catching all at the same time. This dress is very Carrie Bradshaw (Sex in the City) and Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl) - Two of my most favourite characters that have been on our tv screens, all rolled into one which makes this the perfect dress for sipping on a cocktail or two in NY.
I love how this dress is such a statement, as the cut out detailing on the back is just gorgeous and really takes this dress from being ordinary to fabulous. I didn't pick a jacket as you wouldn't want to cover up such a pretty dress and take anything away from the detailing at the back. The pleated skirt to this dress makes it so feminine and elegant but playful at the same time and is sure to get heads turning. I've paired this Lipsy dress with some black and white colour block platform court shoes as they tie in perfectly with the colour scheme as well as giving you that little bit of height and extra bit of glam.
As the dress is so gorgeous I've kept accessories to a minimum. I found this pretty, yet sophisticated encrusted ribbon clutch bag from Faith as it's simple, but the small detailing of the ribbon with its little gems adds a little bit of sparkle to this outfit, which makes it perfect for the evening. As for jewellery, again I wanted something simple, but a piece that would tie in with the whole outfit and this black stone bracelet from Thomas Sabo works beautifully.
Overall I love this outfit and think it's perfect for having a few cheeky cocktails in New York's wonderful cocktail bars. It will make you feel right in with New York's finest as you will look like a million dollars whilst also making a fashion statement at the same time.
What do you think of this outfit? Is this something you would wear? Let me know in the comments below beauties as I would love to know your thoughts.
Lot's of Love