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Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Date Night x Garden Party

Garden Party Date Outfit StylingThe shift to outdoor events is finally happening as we move into the new month (anyone else feel as though April was a case of 'blink and you miss it'?).  With this shift comes picnics, weddings and outdoor parties - or a mixture of the three!  As I've said many times before, I prefer to overdress than underdress, and so consider this glam look best suited to evening garden parties, dates and possibly weddings.  Though if, like me, you're in a lifelong relationship with stiletto heels, cross your fingers for a patio!
Date Night Outfit for Garden Party
Date Outfit Styling Halcyon Days Bangle
True Decadence Midi Black Lace Dress


Clutch - Biba  |  Shoes - Lost Ink

Bangle - Halcyon Days (similar pattern)

Watch - Timex The Fairfield c/o

True Decadence Black Dress Fashion Blog Styling
Beautiful Hedged English Garden Trail
Biba Gold Clutch and Halcyon Days Hinged Bangle
Black Tie Garden Party Styling
True Decadence has been a welcome new discovery for me, ever since giving into the temptation of a totally impractical sheer lace dress by the brand last month.  This midi dress, however, is a much better investment.  The quality of detail is incredible and I adore the flattering fit/length.  I've already thought of a few occasions on which I plan to wear this dress!  Back to the concept of detail, this Timex beauty was picked out for me by the brand and I'm super impressed by the style match - the copper mesh strap is totally up my street!  For a girl who seems to only wear black-strap watches, this makes a welcome change.
Timex Copper Fairfield WatchRecognise the style of bangle?  I styled a similar hinged bangle within an outfit last month, both by Halcyon Days.  I've leaned towards delicate bracelets for as long as I can remember, but I've been won over by these gorgeous enamel bangles thanks to their ability to look luxurious in any setting.  Be still my beating heart...
True Decadence Midi Dress Black Lace
Fashion Blog Styling Black Tie Garden PartyOh and one more tip for date night/garden party styling - if you've opted for darker colours in your outfit, it creates the perfect foundation for having some fun with your makeup!  I'm wearing Goal Digger by Ciate on my nails (depending on the lighting, it looks silver or rose-gold) and a pretty shade of pink on the lips - Enthral by Mii Cosmetics (full review here).  It's the perfect pop of candy-pink that looks twice as intense in person.  Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this look - and here's hoping the month of May is a fabulous one for us all!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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74 comments

  1. Wow girly!! You look amazing! I want this dress, super chic, elegant and cute!! Hope you have the best week so far! Xx Susanne - http://bagatyou.com

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  2. Oh my gosh girl this dress is absolutely stunning on you! It's elegant and feminine but also really cool. The bit about the patio really made me laugh, I am forever sinking in the grass at weddings!
    Sophie xxx | Sophar So Good

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  3. That is such a stunning dress on you, Gabrielle and it really flatters your figure well. xx

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  4. I have fallen in love with your dress Gabrielle!! It's so feminine and elegant!!

    Hope you have a fabulous May as well :)

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

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  5. Gabrielle you look absolutely gorgeous! I love love love the dress!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  6. This dress is so flattering on you, it really emphasizes your beautiful figure.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  7. Your blog is definitely one of my faves!! I really love the look and that location! And you are SO slim! Bodygoals!
    Kira
    Kira Is Wearing
    Instagram

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  8. Stunning! Love how you styled this Gabrielle! Always so gorgeous! And love that clutch!!!!

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  9. Awesome outfit ... dress is gorgeous ... heels amazing and location ... superb!

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/04/30/beautheelfull/

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  10. I'm in love with the lace details and the mermaid dress! You look so gorgeous!

    xx, Cinthy Kwok

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  11. Beaaauuutiful dress, these photos are so lovely! xo
    www.misszarabelle.com

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  12. Such amazing dress, Gabrielle! Looks stunning on you (but what's doesn't?^-^)!
    You're right this is perfect for a spring garden party or ceremony, you look really fab!
    xxx
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  13. April was such a whirlwind month and I was really glad to see it come to an end. yes to more outdoor events and also better days ahead. I also prefer to overdress for events cause it always seems like the better bet than underdressing. That dress is gorgeous and looks like it was made for you Gabrielle!

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  14. Really like this look, the dress and the stilettos work so well together! Really beautiful pictures as well :)

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  15. Wow! This dress is dangerous Gabrielle. You look absolute stunning, and classy and sweet, all at the same time. LOL I’m always overdress so I guess I prefer to overdress as well. I love your gold chrome nails.

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  16. Looking gorgeous as always! If there’s anyone that can pull of overdressed while looking glamourous & sophisticated & not in your car showy, it’s you. I love all the accessories you wore with this dress. They just “go”! x

    TFM - Life & Style

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  17. That dress is divine! All that detail is so lovely and you look so nice in it! Now I have to check out that brand immediately! The bangle is also a nice touch too!

    -M

    Violet Roots || Instagram

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  18. I love your dress Gabrielle! You look stunning on this :D

    trulyfionaa.blogspot.com

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  19. This is an amazing dress, adore all the intricate patterns so much. Happy May to you!

    xo,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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  20. This dress is absolutely divine Gabrielle- it looks like a designer piece that has come straight off the catwalk :) I really like the slight fluted shape and the lace is just divine. Looking stunning babe! Those heels are stunning, and you've made me think of my heels sinking into the grass at my sister's wedding- haha!

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

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  21. What a stunning dress and this hair flip tho!! I think it's the perfect outfit for a date night, you're boyfriend would look ate you with heart shape eyes!!

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  22. You look so gorgeous in this dress Gabrielle! I love the crochet details especially towards the bottom. It's so unique with how it flares out and the ruffle lining! Just beautiful!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  23. That dress is seriously so gorgeous! Love the details and love that flattering style. You look gorgeous as always and love the choice of heels. Gorgeous photos too babe! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  24. That is a Spring black dress of dreams. This is such a gorgeous, sophisticated look Gabrielle!

    I hope May brings nothing but good things for you!

    amberelb.com

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  25. I am so excited that the weather seems to finally be turning a corner! I'm heading to London for a long weekend and I'm really hoping I'll be warm enough in my spring coat. You look so glamorous Gabrielle - I adore your True Decadence Lace Midi Dress! x

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  26. That is a very chic and edgy dress! I love the details :)

    ❤️ Alyssa // STYLE VANITY // Instagram

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  27. You look so tall in those heels haha! This is a beautiful outfit, and indeed perfect for weddings or garden parties. This dress reminds me of Self Portrait, the cut is beautiful and it suits you perfectly. This skirt is particularly pretty, and very original. You'll get many compliments at the events where you'll wear this dress, I'm sure :D

    Julia x
    Last post: Beauty History - 1900s Actress Look | http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/beauty-through-ages-1900s-photograph.html

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  28. That dress is GORGEOUS! It's pretty risky wearing stilettos like that to a garden party though lol

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  29. This is such a gorgeous dress! I can't help but thinking how gorgeous this would be in white too though, like for the summer months! I would definitely wear this on a romantic evening or even to a wedding. Very pretty!!

    -Emily www.coatandcoffee.com

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  30. Oh my GOD girl - that dress is bloody divine on you! It looks so much like the Self Portrait ones, and looks simply stunning on you! Love how you've styled it too with the black court heels and clutch.. you babe! <3

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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  31. The fit of this dress is stunning. And I love the fine detail of the lace!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

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  32. I have never heard of True Decadence but I fell in love with your dress as soon as I saw the photo on Instagram. That dress is gorgeous.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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  33. Seriously, where did April go???! This dress is gorgeous and so are these photos!

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  34. fantastic dress, look amazing as always
    new brand review on my blog ---> Naj-Oleari vintage <---
    have an happy day, kisses

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  35. You look lovely! I really like the style of this dress. It is perfect for a garden party or cocktail hour. The clutch goes perfectly 😊❤️ http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/05/met-gala-2017-greatest-hits.html?m=1

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  36. This dress is absolutely stunning and looks gorgeous on you! Let the garden party season begin :-) Have a fantastic weekend!

    Miriam
    www.londonkitchendiaries.com

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  37. Wow Gabrielle I've never seen you more beautiful! This sort of dresses are made for you, love the length and the stilettos are simply amazing.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    Love from http://tbymallano.com/

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  38. Gurlllllllll....that dress is amazinggggggggggggg!! I love it! Very glamorous and so chic and elegant. You look so sophisticated.

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. This dress is just stunning and you look amazing in it :) I am also in love with your heels, although I was at a wedding recently and I can confirm stilettos and grass do not make a good combination! x

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  40. You look amazing! The dress looks like it was made for you!100% agree bout being able to be a bit more daring with your makeup.
    Also all your hairs!!! WOW!
    Kate xx
    themakeupartistschoice.com

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  41. You look gorgeous! I am beyond in love with your dress and your hair, and that garden looks so pretty! Like it's from Alice in Wonderland or something :)

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  42. you look absolutely stunning in this dress dear xx

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  43. Hi Gabrielle,

    I am totally in love with your dress and the heels. You look stunning.
    X
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

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  44. Amazing look!

    http://iameleine.blogspot.com/
    http://www.instagram.com/iameleineblog/

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  45. Gorgeous outfit! I especially love your heels.

    <3
    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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  46. The dress is fabulous! I have an event tomorrow and could really do with one like yours.

    ANOUK

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  47. Such a pretty dress. Very cute! :)

    http://www.lifeofardor.com

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  48. You look gorgeous here Gabrielle, the dress is stunning and I love the panels on it and the detailing. I love the heels you paired with this and your make-up too, I would definitely wear this to a garden party, or a dinner this summer, lovely! - Tasha

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  49. omg that dress is gorgeous!!!! i've been loving dresses like that and am on the hunt for one myself! especially for this spring/summer since I think it'll look super super cute. love love!

    http://www.fionnac.com

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  50. LOVE the dress!! Suits you so well x

    Nev | Miss Nev

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  51. Looking like a total majestic Midsummer night's Dream gorgeous Gabrielle! Love how luxuriously beautiful your dress is, I can see you rocking it all summer long and can see it being a gorgeous piece for AW too. Goal Digger is the most magical shade on you, the gold looks perfect against the dark hue of your dress. Hope May is full of magic for you beauty! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  52. That dress looks beautiful on you! I love the swishy lower hem, it's so pretty. And you're brave wearing stilettos like that on grass, but like you said hopefully there's a patio or solid ground when you're actually going to events and parties!

    littlehenrylee.net

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  53. Oh very cute style~ I love it your dress
    great coordinate
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  54. What a pretty dress! Love how you styled it with the gold nails and high high heels! Super chic
    Lyndi

    www.stylecalling.com

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  55. This dress really suits you and one of my favourite outfits on you. The glorious details are feminine and egdy. Yep, date night + garden party approved, indeed! x/Madison

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  56. I have heard it is getting warmer, isn't it!? And overdress is good for me too :) You look gorgeous as well!


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  57. Loving your outfit very much! AndI've always wanted to grow my hair that long, but it just never happened. You look gorgeous Have a lovely day! x

    Dabin / http://dabindb.blogspot.kr/

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  58. What a beautiful dress and I really like the colour on your nails too, so pretty!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  59. Gabrielle, you are 1. absolutely stunning! and 2. a girl after my own heart - LOL at crossing your fingers for a patio. Those of us who love our heels truly feel that way ;) The bottom of this dress is so perfect xx

    www.qustomquinns.com/blog

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  60. Perfect outfit for a date night! Love well the dress suits you and the details on it are amazing. The fun frill adds such a chic vibe! Wishing you a lovely weekend. xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

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  61. Obsessed with this perfect dress!

    XO Bella, http://nouw.com/bellss

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  62. Babe you look so stunning, that dress is BEAUTIFUL! It looks very Self Portrait-eqsue and so lovely on you. Also your hair is goalsss
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  63. Im obsessed with this dress! It is so gorgeous :)
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

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  64. OMG dear, you look stunning!!!
    The dress is so elegant and amazing and those heels...!! *-*
    Great!

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  65. You look absolutely gorgeous in this dress, girlie! It's such a beautiful and versatile piece, you can wear it to so many events and occasions, as you've mentioned. I also love that watch, the mesh band is so pretty and elegant and pairs so well with the rest of the look. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  66. You look absolutely stunning in that lace midi dress, Gabrielle. I love the differences in print and texture.
    xo, janea
    www.theSTYLEtti.com

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  67. You're a beauty dear! From head to toe - perfection. Love this look a lot!


    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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  68. I think this is my favourite fancy outfit you've ever showed on this blog, what a babe you are! You look stunning!

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  69. Oh woow this dress is definitely perfect ! I love the length and the ruffles at the bottom.
    xx,
    Margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

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  70. Gosh, you look so elegant in that dress! I'm totally charmed! xoxo

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  71. This is the most stunning dress, Gabrielle. It looks like it was made for you :)

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  72. This dress is absolutely gorgeous and I was admiring it on instagram the other day, it suits you ever so well and fits you like a glove!

    Very figure flattering and the detail is gorgeous. You look ever so elegant and beautiful, it looks fierce with those heels too!

    Beautiful post.

    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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