Style your way to that Red Carpet

We’ve all
watched Gossip Girl and we’ve all certainly either loved Serena’s or
Blair’s look…I positively have! As a massive fan of the show I’ve stalked
their styles from the word go, and off screen is no exception! The lovely lady
who plays Serena, Miss Blake Lively is one of our generations ‘ones to
, as her personal style is utterly flawless along with her

Now the
image from the magnificent Elle Awards 2011, Blake is wearing a superb
dress by Emilio Pucci and Magenta heels by Louboutin.  It
appears the fabric of the dress is mildly pleated, asymmetric and trails at the
back, meaning it hangs in a way that compliments her figure.  She’s teamed
this stunning ensemble with simple gold bangles, gold earrings, and finished it
off with shoes that are a rich magenta tone complete with gold lining. 

style is certainly sophisticated, and even though it’s not too daring it still
is extremely statement.  Something I’m very sure we all aim to achieve in
our own iconic looks. With this in mind the look I’ve created below from Next
isn’t the same as Blake’s look but definitely uses it as inspiration.  The
first and main focal point of the outfit is the divine floor length Navy Waterfall
Maxi Dress
, this dress is stunning in every which way
possible.  It has a smooth look, with the waterfall asymmetric front
(creating a statement at the front like Blake’s) it emphasises such an elegant
feel.  There is a slit at the bottom of the dress for those cheeky leg
exposure shots we love so much on the red carpet. 

For Blake
her pretty face means she can carry most anything off, and also means she keeps
the motto ‘less is more’.  She doesn’t ever accessorize too much, but what
she does add to her outfits she makes sure they’re iconic on their own. 
The earrings I’ve chosen are from the spice girl, Miss Geri Halliwell
collection at Next
Blake does tend to wear more simple earrings, but this usually happens when her
main fashion piece is more vibrant.  In this particular case because the
dress is so sleek on its own – adding these Geri
Gold Plated and Pink Semi Precious Stone Earrings
certainly throw some spice into the look.  Blake isn’t wearing anything
other than a statement bangle on her wrist, so I’ve added to our look the
fantastic mix of Next Cream Bangle Pack. The colours in this set,
will set off the fact we have such colourful shoes, but also tone the rest of
the look down so instead of being a daring look we are actually just creating
that statement image we’ve been seeking.  Which, as mentioned is definitely
the way to Blake it.  

but certainly not least we have thee statement shoes of the outfit Magenta Patent
Extreme Wedges
for the statement outfit these shoes set the outfit
off and make it perfect for the red carpet.  I know wedges don’t usually
surface for a Red Carpet look, but these are super high and are the same colour
as Blake’s.  Wedges are a girl’s best friend because they’re much easier
to walk in, meaning there shouldn’t be any trip ups! So what is not to love?!

Just in
case you didn’t catch the look shopping list… I’ve created you a quick and
easy way of getting this amazing look.

  1. Dress – Next Navy
    Waterfall Dress
    – £75.00
  2. Shoes – Next
    Magenta Patent Extreme Wedge Shoes
    – £36.00
  3. Earrings – Next
    Geri Gold Plated And Pink Semi Precious Stone Earrings
    – £45.00
  4. Bangles – Next Cream Bangle Pack   £14.00

So there
you have it ladies and gents, my blogging entry for the amazing Next blogging
competition.  Do you like the look I created?




  1. February 8, 2012 / 5:06 pm

    Oh that next dress is just stunning!!! I keep going to order it and It's always out of stock… I'll keep trying though! 🙂

    Love, Vanilla

  2. February 8, 2012 / 5:12 pm

    Aww I'm glad you like it. What do you think of wedges for a red carpet look… Or should it be heels? Xxx

  3. February 8, 2012 / 7:19 pm

    Hey! Just discovered your blog. Love your picks! Would love you to stop by my blog (you could win £150 to spend) & if you love please follow & I'll happily follow you back xoxo

  4. February 9, 2012 / 1:32 pm

    That dress is absolutely gorgeous – love the post ♥

  5. February 10, 2012 / 4:35 pm

    Congratulations! I knew you would win one of the places, this outfit is gorgeous!

    Just hoped I'd have got the other ticket… 😉 x

  6. February 10, 2012 / 5:09 pm

    Hey! Thank you! I was very surprised… I am very thrilled though! xx

  7. February 12, 2012 / 9:04 pm

    Yes, congratulations and enjoy the night. Are you going to blog about it so we can hear all about it? Well done. Michelle x

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