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If you follow me on Twitter you'll know that I'm really ill again, I apologise for not posting the past two days, but I've been busy with work and prior blogging commitments. I have now decided to sack everything off until I am better! I thought I was better on Wednesday, I had my voice back, and I was feeling a little more me than I had been! None the less, I probably jinxed it by going to the New Look Winter Wishes Ball and was ill again the very next day.

I always think its weird working with New Look as a blogger, I used to work there in store about three years ago when my blog was just taking off. It's quite humbling experience being asked to work with them on a professional level. I remember I actually shot a video with them backstage at Giles Deacon while I was still working in the store. It's strange to see how my life has changed. I never dreamed of going to a fancy star-studded Christmas Ball. The ball was a charity one aimed at raising funds for New Look's charitable foundation. There was a silent auction as well as a live auction, plus loads of raffle tickets and scratch cards with tons of prizes. We were also treated to a three course meal, performance by dance troupe Flawless and then a fun little sing song by the Saturdays (sans Frankie!). Then we danced a little and then it all wrapped up, and we went home.

I only found out about the ball the day before so I was in a bit of a tizz of what to wear. The dress code was Black Tie/Red Carpet glam, and I had an hour between work to and the ball find a dress. In the end, I settled on this one from Topshop. I wasted something fancy but not too prom-like, more stepped out the Great Gatbsy than just stepping out of a gross stretched hummer for my end of school prom. I think what I chose was alright, albeit a little shorter than I wanted. I didn't get any better photographs of it, but it's a halter neck style with really pretty beading detail. I decided to throw on a feathery cape type thing as I'd always wanted one I just needed an excuse to get one. I had some vouchers left over from when I shot the Miss Selfridge Collective thing, so I used that to get one. My shoes I bought for my God Son's Christening as I completely forgot to take any appropriate shoes home with me when I went home for it for that so picked these up from Zara.

Despite ending up ill and almost losing my phone and having a strop at the end of the night because of a mixture of those two things I had a really lovely time at the party. As I said it's weird working with New Look after working there, but it's always fun and inspiring seeing where the brand goes in the future.

63 comments

  1. I love the clutch bag! Looks so fun!
    x
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  2. Wow you look totally stunning. Love your dress.

    xx Mira

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  3. I saw lots of people posting pictures on Twitter on the actual night, it looked like such an amazing event! It must be such a great feeling being invited to something like that when you used to work with New Look. I hope one day I'll get to go to something as cool as this!
    xxxx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

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  4. You look brilliant considering your planned your outfit last minute - it takes me weeks to get ready for any posh do! lol

    Love your feathers!

    Jen xx
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  5. You look amazing; Going to something like this must be amazing

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  6. you looked so lovely Lily and the event looked so lush and extravagant, hope you feel better soon :) x

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  7. Love your outfit, such a pretty dress and the venue looked beautiful as well :)
    funny how things change eh? :)
    xo

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  8. Oh my god, you look so lovely Lily! Greets from Germany, You're the first blogger I really started following and you inspire me to "invest" more thoughts, time and money in clothes! You're the best!

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  9. Oh my .... you looked amazing! And the location is beautiful!

    xx Jo Betty
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  10. You looked beautiful, that clutch looks amazing! :) xx

    -Natasha
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  11. It sounds like you had a great night! Your dress is gorgeous :)xo

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  12. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! I adore your outfit, the detailing on your dress is just beautiful! x

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  13. Wow looks like such an amazing night Lily!
    Sophie
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  14. You looked lovely Lily & I hope you feel better very soon! :) xx

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  16. Love your outfit, that dress is gorgeous! So great for a last minute find. Looks like you had a great night.
    Hope you feel better soon Lily!x

    Lauren Evie

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  17. Wow it looks so gorgeous ! Seems like a great night !
    Sara,
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  18. I was sat on your table Lilly, you looked lovely.
    Great post.

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  19. This looks and sounds like such a great evening! I wish I was back in the UK for it xo

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  20. You look really lovely! I'd love an excuse to wear an outfit like that. Hope you feel better soon!

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  21. Gorg dress lovely, looks like a fun night, the twinkly light are so cute!

    Emma from http://www.masqueradebelle.co.uk

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  22. Love your hair like this Lily so gorgeous!!


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  23. You look very pretty! Looks like a great event!
    <3

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  24. looks like you had a good night and your dress looks gorgeous

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  25. Sounds like a lovely event! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  26. Your hair looked gorgeous! Glad you had a fun night :)

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  27. wow- this event looks amazing and you look gorgeous too- of course! =)

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  28. Stunner! looks like an amazing night!

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  29. What a fantastic event! This is something I'd like to work towards to! :)
    You look beautiful, as always and I adore the matching outfit

    Beauty from the Fjord xxx

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  30. Hi Lily,
    I love your dress! This lightning there is so awesome! Hope you had a great time!
    I love you and your blog so so much! You are beautiful Lily!
    xxx Sophie
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  31. you looked amazing! looks like such a good time :)

    Rachel xx
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  32. Beautiful , your hair is looking amazing right now xx

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  33. That clutch is AMAZING!! You look fab hun xx

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  34. Ah that's so nice that you got to go to the event of a company you used to work for. You really deserve all of your success and it's inspiring to see how far you've come!

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  35. So jealous, looks like it was a great evening! I'd have love to have gone :(
    Hope you get well soon!
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  36. We love your style <3

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  37. Everything looks so pretty, I've never went to a ball you're so lucky for working with New Look it's one of my favorite stores :)

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  38. Oh my goosh, it looks gorgeous! And so did you, love that look :)

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  39. The clutch looks amazing! Seems a fun night! Love http://let-yourhairdown.blogspot.be/

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  40. It looked amazing and you looked lovely! :) x

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  41. So happy for you! You looked lovely and I hope you feel better soon. x

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  42. i have this dress is burnt orange
    xo

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  43. Aw this looks so good! love your clutch too!

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  44. You look amazing and glamorous:) how did you do your hair, it looks great? xo

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  45. Wow what an amazing event, you are doing so well for yourself.
    I hope you're feeling better soon. Take care. x

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  46. You look great in this dress! I love it, but when I tried it on it just didn't look right :--(
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  47. You looked so beautiful. I really loved your dress!

    Yvette xo
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