Outfit: Snakeskin & Velvet

Sounds like a horrible combination, doesn’t it?! But I really like this metallic snake print mesh and black velvet (which always reminds me of the Alannah Myles song!) dress from New Look. I bought it a few weeks ago when New Look were doing their 20% off all dresses promotion, so along with added student discount it ended up being quite cheap!

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I’m not entirely sure if it is actually supposed to be a snakeskin print, but it’s definitely some sort of reptile. I quite like how it isn’t an obvious pattern, but just gives a little bit of metallic sparkle.

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My earrings are cute little keys from Miss Selfridge. I hardly ever wear ‘dangly’ earrings as I tend to stick to studs or hoops, so it’s nice to wear something different for a change.

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I love these sequinned peep-toe heels. I got these from a shop called Famous Footwear (I think!) in an outlet shopping centre for something ridiculously cheap like £5. I used to have an almost identical pair from New Look but sadly they got worn to death and I had to chuck them in the bin, so when I spotted these I had to buy them as a replacement!

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Gillian x


Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.


  • Love this outfit, you look ready for a great night out!

  • Kate says:

    The subtle sparkle of that dress is really nice, it's not in-your-face at all. Your night out outfits are awesome!

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  • Alyse & Gina says:


  • that's super sexyyyy !!!!!!

    love this outfit 🙂

    xxx !

  • kyrie says:

    awesome outfit, really well put together! good find on the shoes too. bargain!

  • Barbara says:

    The result turned out great!!!
    perfect for partying!

  • Winnie says:

    You look lovely! I love the outfit and the sparkle of your shoes!

  • Alice says:

    This outfit is so well put together. (That made perfect sense…)
    You pull off this type of this so well. 😀

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  • I think the two textures actually complement each other. You look awesome as always! I used to blog at FabBlab, but this is my new blog: http://www.seren-dip-a-tea.blogspot.com. Please follow 😀

  • I am loving, loving your earrings!!!

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  • Marisa says:

    I love this outfit b/c it's sultry but not too over the top…perfect, and it looks lovely on you. You have the perfect figure to pull this off.

  • Lindsey says:

    I love it! I would've never thought of the two paired together! Your outfits always look great.

  • Raquel says:

    truly sounds odd, but looks lovely!

  • Christy says:

    Wow, this is such a classic and stylish outfit. I'm especially in love with your key earrings.

    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

  • Misha says:

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  • Emma Jade says:

    Love the dress! And your hair looks amazing!

  • Ms Spoonful says:

    That is a great outfit! =D And those shoes are S-E-X-Y! OOoo…I love 'em!


    PS: I'm still looking at your shoes! *lol*

  • Sarah says:

    Love the texture of this outfit!
    You look awesome


  • gorgeous outfit!! you look so stunning!! and i love the details on the dress!!

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