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!
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.
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.
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.
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! ♥
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