Tale of a Lady

Historic places in New Zealand can be difficult to come by, and often are tucked away in secret spots especially around Auckland. I was very excited to find this little gem hiding near my home! It was the perfect location to pair with this outfit, as it was a special one. Being a winter skin tone jewel tone colours are perfect for my pale skin, especially in blue, green and red. Although I am pale, I have a cool tone so many of the deep shades work really well for me. I'll be writing an article with more on skin tones + what the best shades are for your skin soon. This dress is a sea-green shade that has a slightly stretchy overlay, making it very comfy as well as pretty! 

Green Forever New Dress + Shoes, Strandbags Clutch, and Necklace from Veronica B.

Green Forever New Dress + Shoes, Strandbags Clutch, and Necklace from Veronica B.

I love garments with sleeves nowadays, it just helps me feel more like a lady! Plus I have narrow shoulders, so garments that fit me securely are definitely for keeps. This dress is perfect for anywhere going out, and from Autumn - Spring as it's definitely good for in between weather. 

I had the perfect necklace to match the allure of this ensemble, this Veronica B gemstone necklace is fantastic at framing the neckline. Veronica B has actually quite a few pieces I love, including some that are great for day-wear. 

Green Forever New Dress + Shoes, Strandbags Clutch, and Necklace from Veronica B.

Green Forever New Dress + Shoes, Strandbags Clutch, and Necklace from Veronica B.

I styled this look with a pretty classic and elegant feel. I haven't always been confident with doing my own hair and makeup, although I have many HMUA friends who I have learned a lot from! However, I have been practicing and it's definitely helped following other beauty gurus with similar features to mine, especially for my eyes. I love using at least one strong mid-tone colour for the eye shadow, right in the centre to make the colour of my eyes a little stronger. I rarely wear full lashes, I swear by individual falsies - they are amazing for customising your look every time, whilst maintaining a purely natural feel. 

Green Forever New Dress, Necklace from Veronica B + Earrings from Lovisa Jewellery. Lipstick from MAC.

Green Forever New Dress, Necklace from Veronica B + Earrings from Lovisa Jewellery. Lipstick from MAC.

My shoes are also from Forever New. Although usually I would always pair this dress with high heels this time I felt they were a great match, especially as I am in love with any shoes that are lovely enough for evenings out, without the pain of a heel! Plus, these shoes match my clutch, the black is a lovely accent for such a strong jewel tone of the green. 

Green Forever New Dress + Shoes, Strandbags Clutch, and Necklace from Veronica B.

Green Forever New Dress + Shoes, Strandbags Clutch, and Necklace from Veronica B.

This dress is very versatile, and could easily be worn through a few seasons, with stockings & boots in winter and in semi-warm weather as I did today. Below you can see the beautiful detailing of the lace fabric and the movement of the skirt. The perfect evening dress for all night dancing! 

Green Forever New Dress + Shoes, Strandbags Clutch, Earrings from Lovisa, and Necklace from Veronica B.

Green Forever New Dress + Shoes, Strandbags Clutch, Earrings from Lovisa, and Necklace from Veronica B.

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