How To Nail Your Festive Party Look & An EPIC Competition!

How to nail your festive party look with Little Black Dress and an EPIC giveaway! Words by Hayley...


Kate Maxi Dress - Little Black Dress | Photography by - Comb


Girls - I'm so excited to share todays post with you; firstly because I shot these images recently and love them, secondly because let's talk about getting ready for that party season.. and lastly because OHMIGOD I have the most amazing competition to share with you all! So, first up, this dress... cannnnnnn we just take a minute to appreciate just how god damn beautiful it is?! I adore the full length, the fit and the feather detailing, it made me feel like a queen and that's the goal of a LBD right?! (or a long black dress in this case!). I shot these images with the fab guys at Comb recently near Bank, and it just so happened to be around lunch time so of course all of the city workers were out in full force - facing me with comments like 'bit formal for lunch time isn't it love'... oh, those absolute jokers! But, I'm pretty used to being gawped at when shooting in public and after I'd seen the images, it was so worth it!

Next up, let's talk about that festive season girls - we gotta get our nails did, tan done, roots/hair touched up etc etc. And OBV we need that killer LBD to go along with it, whenever you're attending a Christmas/ NYE/ works event, you always want to be 'that girl' where everywhere has to know where your dress is from because OH GOD IT'S AMAZING! If you've never shopped on Little Black Dress before, then ladies... let me introduce you to your new BFF (soz to your bank accounts in advance!), I adore this website and actually just ordered two dresses from there the other day for my friends wedding next month (they were in the Black Friday sale though.. rolls eyes at self). I opted to shoot the Kate Maxi dress (now £117 in the sale FYI), I'm 5 ft 8 and I always feel skeptical when ordering maxi dresses as I hate it when they don't touch the floor and just sexily flap around my ankles. But not this baby, NADA. This dress fit me like a dream and still touched the floor with heels on.. HURRAH for Little Black Dress - I can't wait to rock this beauty over the festive season!


So ladies... you want to win your Best Night Ever? Of course you do! The wonderful team at Little Black Dress have put together this bloody awesome competition where you can win a grand prize value of over £3,000.Yup, you read that correct. So, what's included? You and 3 of your best gal pals will be whisked away to London for an evening of pampering, partying and a slumber party at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel.. HUBBA HUBBA! What a wonderful festive treat for you and your pals!

How to enter? Well my friends, it's super easy! All you have to do is ENTER HERE with your email address/Facebook log on, and voila you've entered! Don't forget to share a LBD selfie on social media using the hashtag #myLBDstory to get involved with the hype. How simple is that? I think that's why I'm so excited for you guys, literally just whack in your email addy and you're in with a chance to win an EPIC night with you and the galdem.. simples!!


What are your top tips for nailing your party look this festive season? Will you be entering this awesome competition?! I hope you're as excited as I am!

*This blog post was in collaboration with Little Black Dress, but all styling and opinions are my own.. and yes, how fab is this competition?!


  1. Kelly Glen 29th November 2016 / 10:32 am

    WOW you look amazing in that dress, it really suits you.

    • Hayley 1st December 2016 / 3:32 am

      Thank you lovely 🙂

  2. The Purley Girly 29th November 2016 / 10:38 am

    Wowser that dress is amazing! You look fabulous. And that is one heck of a competition!! xx

    • Hayley 1st December 2016 / 3:33 am

      Thanks girl! Make sure you enter, such an awesome prize! 🙂 x

  3. Amy 29th November 2016 / 12:14 pm

    You look so stunning here, the dress is beautiful and I love the feather detail! What an amazing competition I’m 100% going to enter!
    Amy xx

    • Hayley 1st December 2016 / 3:33 am

      Thank you beauty – such a lovely dress isn’t it?! Yes do love, so easy to enter and an amazing prize! x

  4. Vanessa Berlin 30th November 2016 / 10:23 pm

    Girl, you look amazing! I know we can’t never go wrong with a Little black drees, but this one is so dreamy, totally elegant and sophisticated. The feather detail make this dress even more stylish and chic! So you’re more than ready to rock this festive season.

    Have a nice day!


    • Hayley 1st December 2016 / 3:36 am

      Ah thank you for such a lovely comment lady, such a babe! It’s a great dress, I can’t lie! x

    • Hayley 2nd December 2016 / 5:25 am

      Thank you lovely! 🙂 x

  5. Sophie 1st December 2016 / 5:13 pm

    These photos ate stunning, what a dress!!

    Sophie xx

    • Hayley 2nd December 2016 / 5:25 am

      Thanks gorge – isn’t it a beaut?! x

  6. Emma 1st December 2016 / 9:22 pm

    I’m totally entering this competition – work have cancelled our Christmas party this year so I need an excuse to glam up and a night away would be perfect!

    Emma |

    • Hayley 2nd December 2016 / 5:27 am

      Ah YAY – I have everything crossed for you lovely! Sucks they cancelled your Xmas party though love! x

  7. Sahra 1st December 2016 / 10:40 pm

    omg this dress is so fabulous!!! and your blog name is HILARE!! I’ll def be following you — can’t wait to see more!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

    • Hayley 2nd December 2016 / 5:27 am

      Haha ah thank you! 🙂 Stunning dress right?! x

  8. Rachel Holliday 2nd December 2016 / 9:19 am

    Girrrl I’m not surprised you love these shots so much as you look like a literal movie star! This dress is amazing- the slit gives it that really old Hollywood vibe and the feathers around the top are just crazy pretty

    Rachel xx

    • Hayley 3rd December 2016 / 8:41 am

      Ah lady!! Thank you SO much for your lovely comment, such a babe! x

  9. Suze - Luxury Columnist 2nd December 2016 / 3:01 pm

    Loving that glamorous dress, Hayley, and what a fantastic competition! Have a great weekend

    • Hayley 3rd December 2016 / 8:42 am

      Thank you lovely 🙂 You too! x

    • Hayley 8th December 2016 / 9:45 am

      Thank you lovely lady! x

    • Hayley 8th December 2016 / 9:46 am

      Thank you beauty! x

  10. Gabrielle 3rd December 2016 / 5:52 pm

    As I mentioned on your Instagram, you look absolutely INCREDIBLE in this dress – what a stunning design! The feathering around the neckline is perfect and being a tall girl myself, I can appreciate a maxi that actually covers the ankles haha 😉

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Hayley 4th December 2016 / 4:10 am

      Ah thank you so much lady – your comments are ALWAYS so lovely and appreciated! Haha I hear you love, so nice to find a dress that is *actually floor length! x

  11. Kate 3rd December 2016 / 8:35 pm

    You look sensational in this! I love the feather detailing. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • Hayley 4th December 2016 / 4:10 am

      Thank you so much lovely! x

  12. bee 5th December 2016 / 3:26 pm

    Eurgh girl, I know I have already said this but, HOT DIGGITY DANG YOU MEGA BABE! I’m going to enter now.
    Bee |

    • Hayley 7th December 2016 / 4:33 pm

      Hahaha oh YOU! <3 Yes do it lady, good luck! x

  13. Laura 21st December 2016 / 12:47 pm

    What a gorgeous little black dress, I really do like the feathered effect at the top of the dress adding emphasis and shape to the overall contouring of the dress.

    A lovely look!

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Laura xo

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