Paper Dolls Black Lace Dress + Link Up

Paper Dolls Black Lace Dress

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fantastic New Year’s Eve, whether you were partying or having a quiet one at home. We had a little party at home with friends and their kids, which was lots of fun. Isobel loved having some of her classmates and their siblings over to play, while the adults hung out in the kitchen drinking Pete’s home brew cider 🙂

I bought this Paper Dolls black lace dress from Asos in the sale. It’s actually from the tall range but it fits me perfectly, even though I’m only 5’8.

Although I didn’t go out, I still wanted to dress up, especially as I kept it casual over Christmas. I bought this Paper Dolls black lace dress from Asos in the sale. It’s actually from the tall range but it fits me perfectly, even though I’m only 5’8″. I have a long torso and arms, so often dresses and tops from the tall ranges fit me better. The hemline finishes a little lower on me than on the model but I’m happy with that because I prefer dresses and skirts to fall on or below the knee.

Paper Dolls Black Lace Dress

I ordered a few dresses in the sales, with both New Year’s Eve and an upcoming wedding in mind. Out of all of them this is my favourite, although I’m not sure I’d wear black to a wedding. It’s also available in mustard gold, which I’m tempted to order. If Paper Dolls made a red version I’d snap it up straight away!

The slightly longer length of the tall version means I could wear this dress with sandals, but as it was cold I opted for tights and ankle boots. I bought these black glittery ankle boots from Zara in last year’s January sales. They are not the most comfortable, but I was on my feet for most of the evening and didn’t suffer too much.

After finally getting to sleep at around 2am I was feeling wiped out the next day and had to have a two-hour afternoon nap…rock ‘n’ roll hey? 😉

No necklace is required with the high neck so I wore my silver chandelier earrings and Tanzanite cluster ring (first seen here). I didn’t really need a clutch bag but I chose a silver one to finish off the outfit. I’m definitely not used to partying into the small hours (or any time really!). After finally getting to sleep at around 2am I was feeling wiped out the next day and had to have a two-hour afternoon nap…rock ‘n’ roll hey? 😉 The 5am alarm this morning was a bit of a shock to the system!

What did you do for New Year’s Eve? Are you back to work yet? January is such a tough month but I’m looking forward to lighter evenings which are not too far away!

Paper Dolls Black Lace Dress

Paper Dolls lace dress | Zara glitter ankle boots (similar) | River Island clutch (old, similar)

Paper Dolls Black Lace Dress

Paper Dolls Black Lace Dress


Zara black glitter ankle boots

Paper Dolls Black Lace Dress

Paper Dolls Black Lace Dress

Last week’s favourites were…

Carrie of Curly Crafty Mom, Johanna of 101 Things I Love and Jacqui of Mumma B Stylish!

This is where I link up!

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  1. January 2, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    Emma, this dress is stunning! And the sparkly booties are perfect. I adore the sleeves on the dress, too. We spent a quiet evening at home in our jammies and I went to bed at 10:30 on NYE…I am so not rock and roll! Wishing you a very happy and healthy new year!


  2. January 2, 2018 / 12:42 pm

    Hi Emma!

    I was so exhausted from Christmas and having family here for nearly 2 weeks that I was in bed (gratefully) by 10:30! I do love to dress up and this dress is fabulous, especially with the glittery booties! Thanks so much for the linkup and have a great first week of January!

  3. January 2, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    The dress looks gorgeous on you Emma. I have been a fan of Paper dolls for a long time. I love their shoes too! Happy new year to you xx

  4. January 2, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    Emma, Happy New Year! I am a wimp when it comes to staying up late, we hung with the puppies and watched the ball drop, had some good vino and a nice meal. I never make it up until midnight! sounds like a fun evening with friends. I have about 3 Paper doll dresses from ASOS and i love them. they are form fitting but they make great styles. I love this dress on you, beautiful fit and the sleeves and neckline are stunning on you. Fancy boots too1
    Best in 2018!
    jess xx

  5. Amy Arnold
    January 2, 2018 / 3:49 pm

    Love the gorgeous dress and fun boots! Asos has the best stuff.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. January 2, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Gorgeous lace dress and so perfect for New Year’s Eve! I especially like it paired with the glittery boots. You crack me up about tall sizing – I definitely consider 5’8″ tall! Happy New Year, Emma!

  7. January 2, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Aw thanks for picking me! Hope you had a Happy New Year’s eve party – you look super cute in this dress, I bet you got lots of compliments. Thanks for hosting the link up Emma. x Jacqui

  8. January 2, 2018 / 6:59 pm

    I hosted a party on New Year’s Eve and I’m still recovering! 😉 You look fabulous in your little black dress—it makes me a little wistful that the party season has come to an end!
    Cheryl Shops |

  9. January 2, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    That dress is so pretty and I love the lace and bell sleeves! We didn’t do too much on New Years as we have little kiddos but we stayed in and had some fun!

  10. January 2, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    You look quite ravishing, Emma. You’re only 5’8″? LOL compared to my being only 5’1″ (and even that varies). The most petite of clothes still need to be pinned and hemmed on me, I kid you not.

    p/s your New Year’s Eve? Sounds perfect to me!! Happy 2018!! xoxo

  11. January 2, 2018 / 11:33 pm

    You look fabulous, Emma. The black lace dress is a flattering cut and just the right length. I’ve bought a few “tall” dresses recently because I like the longer length better than the regular size. It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday season and I hope that the new year is off to a good start.


  12. January 3, 2018 / 2:34 am

    That dress is gorgeous! Sometimes I shop in the tall or petite section to get deals or to get different lengths. Hope you had a Happy New Year!

  13. January 3, 2018 / 3:42 am

    Emma, that dress is gorgeous, and the prices are great! It sounds like you had a fun New Year’s Eve! We just went to dinner and were home by 9:00pm! It was so cold, I was glad to get home.

  14. January 3, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    That dress is so elegant! I love the lace and the shoes!

  15. January 3, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    This dress is gorgeous on you! Really pretty and feminine!

  16. January 3, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    I must say I think it’s funny that you said you’re only 5ft8. Only? That’s tall to most of us average sized females 😉 I’m only 5ft4 so I’m more likely to find a dress to fit me in the petites rather than the tall section!! I’m only envious of you, Emma! You look absolutely GORGEOUS in that dress. I do adore black lace and you carry it off perfectly. It sounds like you had a fun New Year. We were in bed watching Harry Potter until midnight then it was time for sleep lol! We were staying in Burlington (Vermont) and it was way too cold to be out at night!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR. Here’s to a fabulous 2018 😀
    Suzy xxx

  17. January 4, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    Your NYE dress is perfect! I love a good lace dress. I went out to dinner and to a jazz club for the evening – although I didn’t get to wear what I wanted because it was too cold out! Oh well! Happy New Year!

  18. January 7, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    Lovely dress Emma. I love anything lacy. Great boots too.

    Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The Weekend Blog Hop, hope to see you tomorrow 🙂

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