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Life’s a Ball for the Style Not Age collective!

September 24, 2018

Life's a Ball for the Style Not Age collective, red and gold embroidered dress

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. This last week has flown by (only one week left of September!). It’s certainly been a varied one for me, from a trip to London to model for the-Bias-Cut-com, to donning my wellies and mucking out fox pens. It’s not all glamour! Before we know it, the festive season will be here…which means digging out those party dresses! Well life’s a ball for the Style Not Age collective this month, thanks to Anna who chose September’s theme!

Just when I was beginning to think I’d never find “the one”, I saw exactly the dress I’d envisaged on eBay.

This is probably the trickiest style challenge so far because a formal dress is not something we’d typically wear on a regular basis. I have a couple of prom style dresses, but they just weren’t doing it for me. Instead, I thought it’d be fun to wear my wedding dress again. It’s not actually a wedding dress, but that’s exactly what I wanted.  The funny thing is, I’d looked everywhere for the perfect dress, and I was prepared to pay big bucks for a designer gown. Just when I was beginning to think I’d never find “the one”, I saw exactly the dress I’d envisaged on eBay. It cost the grand total of £40 – how about that for a bargain!

Life's a Ball for the Style Not Age collective, red and gold embroidered dress

We’re going back to Barbados next month, so maybe I’ll take the dress and recreate the moment. But for now I’ll have to make do with the slightly less exotic location of my garden.

My entire wedding outfit was very thrifty because I already had a gold bag and sandals, so I didn’t need to buy any new ones. We blew the budget on getting married in Barbados, although it wasn’t smooth sailing; we had to reschedule the whole trip thanks to an erupting volcano! We’re going back to Barbados next month, so maybe I’ll take the dress and recreate the moment. But for now I’ll have to make do with the slightly less exotic location of my garden. When I came down the stairs ready for the photos I asked my husband if he’d like to get married again – his response was “Yes, but with conditions this time”! I think that means not buying so many pairs of shoes 😉

Life's a Ball for the Style Not Age collective, red and gold embroidered dress

Biba gold strappy sandals

The only things I’ve changed from what I wore on my wedding day are the sandals and jewellery. The sandals I wore on the day are packed away in the loft, but I prefer these by Biba. I replaced my cheap eBay jewellery with these gorgeous earrings and ring from Ottoman Hands and a bracelet from Azuni.

Ottoman hands turquoise and gold ring

Ottoman Hands earrings

Life's a Ball for the Style Not Age collective, red and gold embroidered dress

Now let’s see how Jacqui, Hilda and Anna dressed for the ball…

Jacqui is looking very sophisticated in a classic black dress with a beautiful beaded neckline. You’re hot to trot Jacqui! Pop over to Mummabstylish to see more!

Mummabstylish

Hilda recently bought this beautiful beaded deep green gown for an upcoming event at her local yacht club. I’m sure you’ll be the belle of the ball Hilda! See the full post at Over the Hilda.

Over the Hilda

Last but not least is the star of JD Williams’ new TV campaign! Anna certainly has good reason to slip on a ball gown and party! Head over to Anna’s Island Life to see all the details!

Anna's Island Life

So that’s it for another month! Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to pop back tomorrow for the Style With a Smile link up! Hope you have a lovely day 🙂

 

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7 responses to “Life’s a Ball for the Style Not Age collective!”

  1. Kim says:

    What a beautiful gown, what good fortune that it popped on on eBay. You look lovely.

  2. Nancy Baten says:

    It just looks as if it was made for you!

  3. Amy Arnold says:

    What a gorgeous dress. Looks amazing on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. Anna Parkes says:

    Emma, that dress of yours it totally divine! I love the style and all of the wonderful embroidery is superb. I’m so pleased that you’ve had the chance to bring it out again – and maybe once more for your holiday too? Thanks for the shout out on my latest adventure, very kind of you!

    Anna x

  5. So gorgeous, Emma! There is nothing better than a striking red dress for a formal event!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  6. jacqui says:

    Doesn’t everyone look super! But then you all do anyway. Great challenge again wasn’t it Emma. Nice to get dressed up fir a change. x Jacqui Mummabstylish

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