Saturday, December 22, 2018

The Holiday Ball Gown



The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown

I read somewhere that "lusting over a beautiful ball gown is one of life's purest pleasures".

Stylish is always on trend but 'tis the season to ramp it up, be it to the cheesy work holiday party at a colleague's home or a black tie event in a grand ballroom.

From crimson reds to emerald greens, velvets, metallics and show stopping laces in breathtaking styles that are a surefire way to have you stand out from the crowd, style is ushering in the holidays in very exciting ways. 

The holiday parties are in full swing, you've rsvp'd to attend quite a few and figured out your party hopping strategies including who's driving and who'd get liquored up, the million dollar question is what are you wearing?

Being a full time teacher with the final work week of 2018 behind me as recently as yesterday means that in between teaching and gift shopping, I haven't had time to shop for any party outfits. Luckily there are promo items sitting in packages that scream 'open me' each time you absent-mindedly stroll by them, one of the perks of blogging.  

Today I'm showing one of them, an over the top Oscar / swoon worthy gown by Vindictive that will have any gal looking like an A-list star without blowing the budget. This gown boasts a skirt made out of luxurious layer after layer of beautiful emerald green lace that adds volume and a bodice spiced up in decadent three dimensional gemstones, sequins and huge doses of va-va-voom. 

A pop  of color in a pink clutch,  my favorite pair of shoes and a red ring made for a striking finish. 

I am not one to wear ball gowns often but when I do, I like to pull out all the stops so you can imagine that this one with all it's bells and whistles totally made my heart flutter. The fit is great for my form and the style my personality and taste. 

Elegance, pure unadulterated elegance...

...that's how I describe this look. 

Have a very merry Christmas everyone!!!

The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown
The Holiday Ball Gown


Deets
Gown - Vindictive (here)
Shoes - Christian Louboutin
Clutch - Jimmy Choo


Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thought. Xx...


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34 comments:

  1. You are looking like a princess Idu, Love your gown <3
    Have a happy Monday <3
    Love <3
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  2. What a gorgeous gown! It is so elegant and glam. The green lace is so beautiful and I do like the applications on the tip. You look like a style diva, always so stunning and stylish. Lovely heels and bag as well. Such a perfect holiday look! love the photos as well.

    Deciding what to wear for Christmas parties can be stressful so I'm grateful for this fantastic outfit inspiration. Green in one of my favourite Christmas colours for sure. I've started working in a new state school, so this end of the term was quite a busy one for me as well. I haven't had the time to shop, so I'll probably just shop my closet.

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  3. Oh wow! You look so fab, Idu! Definitely an Oscar-worthy ball gown. The pics looks like they came out of a magazine editorial:) I've never had an occasion that call for something like this, but man...seeing your post makes me want to make one now!
    Happy Holidays to your and your family:)

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  4. Happy holidays... Peace on Earth.
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  5. One word: GORGEOUS!
    Happy Holidays, doll!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  6. Hello,

    Oh, lovely !

    Sarah, https://sarahmodeee.fr

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  7. Amazing outfit, I love your dress, thanks for sharing, you look stunning!!!

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  8. I love your fashion sense and style. The dresses look good on you.

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  9. What a gorgeous dress! I used to only like red lace, but now it seems that green lace is so beautiful, you look like a noble and elegant queen, so amazing, your photos are so elegant, I like your dress too much.
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  10. Enchanting. . . Merry Christmas and Happy 2019 my Dear Idu.

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  11. This is the best ball gown I have ever seen! What a beautiful colors! Merry Christmas Idu!

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  12. Fashionably Idu! Elegance is your story.This green ball gown is gorgeous.Looks great on you. Have a marvelous Christmas.

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  13. Simply beautiful.. Merry xmas I-D-You.

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  14. What a beauty.. Happy Holidays...

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  15. How good that there are promo items! Wonderful dress - you are the Queen of each holiday ball for sure!
    Have amazing last days of 2018!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  16. Oh my this is a stunner for sure! Like Keira Nightly in Atonement you are putting green on the map! And love the little hot pick clutch with it. Perfection. And wow a full time teaching job I bet this time of year is crazy busy for you.

    Allie of
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  17. Woooow!!! You're the queen of Christmas holidays!!!
    Stunning gown and stunning heels, you look incredible!
    Happy holidays, hun!
    XO
    S
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  18. That is an absolutely stunning lace dress! I like the green colour on you and it's such a perfect statement dress for a fancy party! :)

    Hope that you had a wonderful Christmas :) It was a busy but fun one here as I hosted it this year for my family. We are still eating lots of delicious leftovers, haha! I'm starting to get back to blogging after my little break for a few days.

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  19. So much gorgeousness Idu!! I can see why you love the gown so much. It totally screams your name. Lace has a special place in my heart, the fabric is timeless. Hope you have a beautiful New Year celebration!!

    xx,
    Tania
    https://inspiremyfancy.com/

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  20. Idu this is gorgeous! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy new year too! I love that green ball gown, you look like a princess!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  21. What a spectacular outfit. The colourful details are my absolute favourite.
    I hope that you have a fabulous start of the new year. Happy 2019! /Madison

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  22. Hello gorgeous! This dress, there are no words to describe it. What a stunning statement number. That green lace is just resplendent. So much drama, this was truly made for you. I can actually (weirdly!) envision your Christmas gathering with you wearing this. Speaking of which I hope you had a lovely holiday season and may 2019 be filled with many wonderful and prosperous days ahead.

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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  23. YOu looks like a princess Idu!!!
    Take a look on my blog Eniwhere Fashion : I have a new post !!! Have a nice day, kisses from Italy,
    Eni

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  24. That dress is gorgeous Idu! You look like a real life princess <3
    Everything is on point. The hair, make-up, accessories and the photos are stunning!

    Happy 2019 sweety!

    xx Tamara Chloé

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  25. A real princess! Stunning gown.
    Have an amazing new year!

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  26. A great post! < 3
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  27. I'm sitting with my mouth open! God, you look STUNNING! You're shining honey!

    A free soul.

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  28. so stunningly elegant..i like this color very much..

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  29. OMG! You are the perfect princess!!!!
    kiss
    Chiara - http://shesinfashionblog.com

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  30. Las entradas son espectaculares! Espero verte pronto por mi blog! Feliz año! ♡♡♡

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