Glittering Time

Abbey Tower of Long John Middelburg Netherlands

Black clutch

Behind window glass

Little black sequin dress

Twiggy dress with sequins

Black sequined dress

Party dress

New Look black lace-up boots

Party outfit with knit cardigan

Dorothy Perkins sequin dress

Formal outfit with knit cardigan

Window of Abbey Middelburg Netherlands

Dorothy Perkins Dress c/o, on sale | Onfire Cardigan, on sale | New Look Boots | Vintage Clutch (similar options here, here, here and here)

 

The days are getting shorter and the weather gloomier, but the festive glow of the holiday season will soon come and drive off any winter blues. In fact, for the kind of girl that I am, the mere musing about cozying up around the fire and about sophisticated party outfits already does the trick.

I teamed up with Dorothy Perkins to bring you the perfect party look for the holidays. I chose a dress which is darkness-defying, disco-friendly and refined at the same time. Nothing says party-ready like a subtle touch of sequins! My dress is a lovely union of twenties’ (the pretty embellishments) and sixties’ style (the collared A-line shape shouting “Twiggy”!).

I paired the dress with a light grey chunky knit cardigan: a soft touch contrasting with the sleek texture of the sequins. I kept it simple with a black clutch, black lace-up ankle boots and no other accessory than a relaxed manner while I strolled through the cloister at the foot of the Abbey Tower of Long John (TripAdvisor), in Middelburg, the Netherlands.

In no time the dimness of the day seemed a little further away. On the stage of my mind I saw praying Norbertines light up their ambulatory with their white cowls. Perhaps, with my illuminating dress, I was able in a similar way to dazzle the drizzle and puzzle the mizzle of that autumnal day.

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28 Comments

  1. Blanche November 28, 2015

    Nice outfits, love your style!

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  2. Blanche November 28, 2015

    Loved these casual outfits!

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  3. Blanche November 28, 2015

    Amazing design and images.

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  4. Sharon November 24, 2015

    Your photos are gorgeous! Love the cardigan your wearing, it looks very cute and cozy.
    <3, Sharon
    http://www.sharinaone.com

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  5. Seppy November 23, 2015

    Seriously obsessed with your pictures. You always have amazing settings and such nice shots!! Love love love

    The dress you’re wearing is great!I Love the subtle sparkles!

    http://www.elleisforlove.com

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    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      Thanks Seppy! It was the perfect outfit to celebrate the holidays (the sparkles make it extra festive)… Xx

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  6. Pink Pepper Paradise November 22, 2015

    Amazing mood, lights and totaly inspiring me!
    xx,
    http://pinkpepperparadiseblogger.blogspot.com

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    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      Thanks, that’s so sweet!

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  7. Sandra November 22, 2015

    Very elegant boots. Match perfectly with the embellished dress! Are they easy to walk on? But never mind, the style is perfect.

    Enjoy your explorations! Sandra

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    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      The shoes are rather high: they’re perfect for holiday celebrations but not to walk on for kilometres, I’m afraid :)

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  8. danielle November 22, 2015

    these photos are so nice and the dress is super pretty!

    http://www.avecdanielle.com

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  9. Cristina November 20, 2015

    The dress would be a great choice for the holidays! I love how you’ve paired it with a chunky knit.

    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com.es/

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    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      Thanks! I always like to combine more glamorous garments with something more low key or textured. Xx

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  10. Nati November 20, 2015

    What an amazing location (: love your glittery outfit
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

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  11. Chelsea November 20, 2015

    Beautiful dress, DP has great holiday outfits!

    http://www.dustyrainbow.co.uk

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  12. Shoshana November 20, 2015

    Great photos. This structure is absolutely stunning. The lighting, shadows & texture make for an eery yet hauntingly beautiful shoot. Jealous!

    http://www.stylegonerogue.com

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    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      Oh, thank you for your truly beautiful words! I loved that place as soon as I saw it and indeed, it was the play of light and shadows that made it so special… Xx

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  13. Kay, Dotty & Libby November 20, 2015

    The stage a mixture of cloister and catwalk. The protagonist a mystery girl. Her darkness-defying black dress lit up by sequins and a relaxed stance.

    Wake up, invisible cats, monks and girls. Leave your baskets, your cells, your daily habits and attend the unpretentious apparition of heaven on earth.

    Hallelujah!

    (And three cheers for Bold Bliss & Dorothy Perkins.)

    Kay, Dotty & Libby

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    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      Three cheers to Kay, Dotty & Libby for their beautiful comment!

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  14. Dana November 19, 2015

    Love the dress, especially dressed down with the cardi!
    This location is stunning, the imagery is beautiful, gorgeous! I’m so obsessed with these photos, beautiful!

    Dana || fashion-dew.blogspot.com

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    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      Thank you for your lovely comment!

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  15. Jane November 19, 2015

    Waw, marvellous dress! D. Perkins always has cute dresses that are really affordable. But this one shines! Background would be ideal for a Christmas event. Really inspiring for my coming feasts!
    Thank you

    Jane

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    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      I’m afraid I’m too late to wish you happy holidays. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  16. Alice November 19, 2015

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    That place is amazing and very good pictures, have a good day.

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  17. Petite Maison of Fashion November 19, 2015

    Gorgeous beaded details on your dress. So cute.

    xoxo,
    http://petitemaisonoffashion.blogspot.com/

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    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      Thank you dear!

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  18. Marissa November 18, 2015

    Absolutely gorgeous!! Where were these photos taken?? x

    http://www.theshabbysuitcase.com

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    • Bold Bliss January 5, 2016

      Thanks! These photos were taken in the cloister at the foot of the Abbey Tower of Long John, in Middelburg, the Netherlands. Xx

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