Finding The Perfect Christmas Party Dress

Ditch the bog standard little black dresses gals, because colour and sequins are very IN this Christmas party season, much to my delight. We’ve been told forever by the media, that the little black dress is THE essential dress that should be in every woman’s wardrobe, but should it really? I agree, a little black dress is a classic number that can always wow but I’m bored of it. I am not, repeat NOT one of those women who constantly wears black clothing. I thrive off colour, block colours, primary colours, all colour! My fashion sense reflects me, all of me. Who I am inside, not just on the outside. Fashion is something I use to express myself. I’m not afraid to be outrageous, I’ll wear what I like, no matter how risky it is. And anyone who knows me, reading this will know what exactly what I mean. I’d say my style is very extra, I’m always overdressed but in my eyes, there’s no such thing as being overdressed! My Mam always says to me “Would TOWIE be seen out like that?”

Finding the perfect Christmas party dress is such a hard task, isn’t it ladies? I’m yet too met a woman who was able to find her Christmas dress in one shop. It has to be perfect, I like to wow. I love getting glammed up and Christmas is the one time of year you can wear as many sequins and sparkle as you want and it acceptable! The Christmas Party dress is an investment all woman has to make, I even double my average dress budget on it. This sort of dress isn’t from fast fashion websites.

I recently a came across Cari’s Closet on my quest online and found some stunning dresses, including this amazing number. Cari’s Closet, a Dublin based shop, was created by the brand’s founder Lisa Duffy’s love for fashion. The boutique is inspired and named after Lisa’s daughter Cari and the brand was born in 2012. This is the Adele Floral Print Lace Mini Dress, coming in at £139. This is a relaxed-fit mini dress and fabricated in a full floral detail lace with high neck and long sleeves. The hem follows the floral motif of the fabric to give an organic asymmetric style. It features a padded neckline and built-in nude lining for coverage. I fell in love with it the minute I laid eyes on it. It’s just perfect, nothing like I’ve seen before. I knew it would be flattering around my bust and waist because of its design and style. When buying online you have to be so careful when it comes to quality because you can just never tell with photos, however, this is such a gorgeous material and fully lined. So thick and rich! I was worried about the nude lining underneath but it’s fully covered meaning all your private areas are covered fully! The design is a re-vamp from the classic Little Black Dress don’t you think? It’s so striking, a lot of love and attention has gone into the detailing too.

The dress is totally worth the money because of its sheer quality and fit to size. Sizing is spot on! I have totally fallen in love with all of the ranges on Cari’s Closet and can’t wait to get my next dress from here!


In collaboration with Cari’s Closet*


  • Reply Chloe - New Girl in Toon November 23, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Wow that dress is beautiful and you look amazing in it! I haven’t decided what I’m wearing to my Christmas party yet but I think lack of funds will mean wearing something I akready own 🙁

    • Reply Alice November 23, 2017 at 9:06 am

      Thanks Chloe! I LOVE it! This months feels like that longest payday ever doesn’t it!

  • Reply Gina November 23, 2017 at 9:23 am

    You look stunning! This dress is so beautiful, I need it asap x

    • Reply Alice November 23, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Thank you Gina! x

  • Reply Poppy Mayy November 23, 2017 at 9:45 am

    This dress is absolutely gorgeous! I can definitely imagine you rocking this at a Christmas party or two!

  • Reply Beth Webb November 23, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    I absolutely love that dress! You look beautiful – hope the Christmas party is fun!

    Beth x

    • Reply Alice November 23, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks babe! x

  • Reply Sally Morgan-Moore November 23, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Seriously, as I said on insta, I NEED THIS DRESS IN MY LIFE!!
    I love the detailing on the hemline! You shoes also work with it perfectly. That blue!!
    You’re such a super model, Alice!!!


    • Reply Alice November 23, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Oh thank you babe! It’s gorgeous, isn’t it! x

  • Reply Meera November 23, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Wow this dress is stunning! Really beautiful intricate designs and lovely colours x

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    • Reply Alice November 23, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks so much babe x

  • Reply Nicola November 24, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Wow this dress is beautiful and you look beautiful in it! I still need to find my Christmas party dress, hope you enjoy yours! x

    • Reply Alice November 27, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Nicola! You too x

  • Reply Emily November 26, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Eeeeeek I love this piece on you! The colours are gorgeous

    • Reply Alice November 27, 2017 at 9:37 am

      Thanks Emily!

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