My NYE Outfit | River Island Midi-Dress




Hi Ladies! I hope you are all well. Today was my first day back at work after 11 days off and I'm sure like many of you, I'm not feeling too great about it. Isn't that first week back at work after the Christmas period always the most depressing? I feel as though I have no holidays or occasions to look forward to now for ages but I guess that means I can spend more time concentrating on my blog which is always a good thing. I also signed up to the gym and called the doctors today to finally go and see someone about my anxiety problems so although being back at work is poopy, I tried to turn it into a positive by making a start on some of the resolutions I mentioned in my last post. 'New year, new me' and all that malarky.

I also thought I would show you all my new dress that I wore on New Years Eve as I absolutely love it. I originally had something different to wear but I decided against it at the last minute and made a mad dash into town to try and find something else. I always find the likes of Topshop, River Island and Miss Selfridge good 'go-to' places where you can almost always guarantee there will be at least one nice item. With this being said, the first place I headed to was River Island, purely because I knew they had some lovely midi dresses in there after seeing my friend Zoe wearing one on a night out together the weekend before. She had picked up a lovely burgundy and black aztec print one and as soon as I saw it on her, I knew I had to have one. So whilst having a browse, I spotted this black and cream version and decided it would be perfect for my NYE plans.

What I love the most about it is how ladylike it looks. It has long sleeves and is past the knee in length so it is demure and classy but still glamorous at the same time. I've never worn a 'midi' dress before, for fear of looking a bit frumpy or old fashioned but my opinion on them has been well and truly changed. It was nice to wear something that little bit longer and although it is still tight fitting and clings to every lump and bump (suck it in!), I loved how it looked. It required no accessories because of the jazzy print and paired with my black Primark heels, simple hair and a red lip, it was an effortless party look. Its still available on the River Island website here if you fancy treating yourself. I also think its the perfect dress for a wedding, christening or family party so I know I will be getting lots of wear out of it.


Do you like midi-dresses? What did you wear on NYE?

Lots of Love,




68 comments

  1. you look gorgeous, such a lovely dress! Looks clssy
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  2. I am way to short to pull of midi dresses which is a shame, because like you say. They are ladylike but glam!

    Looking lovely as always!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  3. You look incredible girly, I love the pattern on that dress! Well done for acting on your resolutions already, I wish you all the best for 2013 :)
    Love Holly x

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  4. You look stunning. I bought a midi dress a while ago and have since invested in a few more. They're so classy, and when they're a body con fit they still look sexy without being too in your face.
    Chloe xx
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  5. ahh damn you for making me want this dress, when im on a spending ban! :( BOOOO.. although you on the other hand look gorgeous and amazing! X

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  6. Such a pretty dress, you look gorgeous!
    Well done on making a start on your resolutions & happy new year! :) xx

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  7. Hey Kayleigh, following now after talking to u on the #bbloggers chat, I'm @PStollerX ! and made sure too comment! i love midi dresses,

    your beautiful btw
    http://watermelonraindropx.blogspot.co.uk/ xxx

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  8. That's a lovely dress, classy! Wish I was tall enough to pull off midi dresses though :(

    http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xo

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  9. lovely dress! I love the length and the print is so pretty!
    hareem x

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  10. You look so pretty, you're so lucky you can pull off dresses like this! Bodycon is not my friend haha xxx

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  11. you look gorgeous, I was outside at a street party so didn't look very glamorous :( I bought a midi dress a few weeks ago but still haven't worn it, think i'll wear it asap! xxx

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  12. I love this dress - looks fab! I'm loving midis at the mo - wearing them with low top converse for a casual look!
    Xxx

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  13. I always love your OOTD posts, I get so excited when I see you have a new one :D Your style is amazing! This is such a gorgeous classy dress, I absolutely love the print! Hope you had a good NYE :) xx

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  14. you look absolutely stunning! xx

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  15. I love midi dresses, i have a few myself that im hoping to do an ootd of!

    Loving your blog.

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  16. I love how you've managed to look oh so sexy without flashing too much flesh - the joy of a figure-hugging midi. love the look xx

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  17. This dress looks lovely on you! You have such good fashion sense :) xx

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  18. You look gorgeous, you should do a new years resolutions post! I know I'm going to do one, possibly a beauty related one :)

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  19. This dress is gorgeous, I think being more covered up looks so much better than it all hanging out, but you still look dressy enough. Go you making steps to your resolutions, keep them up :):) x x

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  20. wow!! you looking stunning in that dress :D i love midi dresses as i feel if your not comfortable with your legs then you can hide them with that style of dress :) it is very classy, plus looks more stylish with the red lipstick :)

    you have an amazing figure :)

    hope you have an amazing 2013 :)

    love Chloe xxx :)

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  21. Hope being back at work isn't too bad! You look amazing :) x

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  22. You do look really lovely! I had to work all over the Christmas period, not a good thing when working in retail, ay. Midi dresses are my new favourites, I've got two from BooHoo, and I'm in love with them, they're smart but dressy at the same time. I've not ventured into patterned dresses yet, but that'll soon come!

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    x

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  23. You look lovely!
    Hope you had a wonderful NYE!
    Could you pls follow me on my new blog? :http://avivaknoll.blogspot.be
    It would mean the world to me!
    I will follow you back :)

    Xoxo Aviva

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  24. I think you look really stunning, midi dresses are really great at the moment. I like how they can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. xx

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  25. Wow you really find the most amazing dresses, looking stunning :) Hope you had a great night!

    happy new year!

    Sophierosehearts :) x

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  26. This has really changed my mind about midi dresses, I always thought they'd look a bit drab but this print is gorgeous!

    Gemma xx
    gemmaer.blogspot.com

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  27. This dress is so pretty on you, im seeing more longer dresses around and i love the look x

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  28. I love midi dresses, this looks lovely on you xx

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  29. You look gorgeous love your dress hun :.

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    Sophie
    xx

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  30. I love that dress! It's so simple yet striking at the same time. I also love the red lip <3

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  31. you look bloody stunning !!!!
    I need that dress in my life. sorry to hear about your anxiety, I no how hard it can be, keep your chin up girlie

    xo

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  32. you look SO fierce! I LOVE midi dresses but i guess i'm too short for them to suit me ;) xxx

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  33. You look so beautiful hon! I'm really starting to like midi dresses! Completely agree about going back to work. I had about the same amount of time off and went back to work yesterday :( so depressing haha I hope everything goes well with your anxiety hon, I know how it feels and it's not fun! I'm sure 2013 is the year to combat it :) xo

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  34. I know the post is about your outfit or dress, but I just adore your ring :) It's so beautiful an I'm searching a while now for a similar one..
    Can you maybe tell me where it is from? Oh and I don't wear midi-dresses, but there's no actual reason why I don't own one ^^

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    1. Aw thank you!! The ring is from Pandora :) xxx.

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  35. Gorgeous. You have such a lovely figure. x

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  36. Thanks for all of your lovely comments :) xxx.

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  37. Love this dress! & the red lip looks great on you!

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    x

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  38. I picked up one from River Island just before Christmas too and LOVE it, I had the same 'frumpy' fear however it couldnt be further from the truth! When balanced with a lovely sleek bodycon shape its super-sexy and flattering unlike some skintight minis...

    Hope you had a great NYE & all the best for 2013, I cant wait to see how Couture Girl progresses!

    Rachelle xo
    rachellerachellee.blogspot.co.uk

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  39. Wow! This is so so lovely! You look great! :) I wonder if they'll still have it in River Island? I like the sound of the burgundy and black one!!!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  40. You look beautiful Kayleigh. Such a lovely dress too :) I'd love to give midi dresses a try but I think I'm a bit too short for them! x

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  41. GORGEOUS dress, hon. Love the print. Never been to River Island before, but now I am interested.
    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Clothes for Less

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  42. Oh I love having a classy, yet sexy midi, like you I wear mine for work, but I also love how versatile they are for night's-out! You look stunning!
    Rachael
    http://thenew62.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  43. OMG!!! You look amazing Kayleigh! x

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  44. Love these mid-length dresses! You look gorgeous :) x x
    myloveforxx.blogspot.ie

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  45. This dress looks amazing on you hunny! I love midi dresses since hitting the rip old age of 25 haha, much more classy :-) Can't believe the heels are from Primark too, they look so much more expensive. Hope you had a great NYE xx

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  46. Ah you look lovely and you're figure is to die for :)
    Emma xo
    glossyboutique.blogspot.com

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  47. you look lovely, whats your height? find it incredibly hard to get a longer midi or pencil dress to be the right length on me :(

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    1. Ah thank you so much!! I'm 5'5 so not too tall but a pair of high heels helps!! Xx.

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  48. You have the most perfect everything. It makes me so jealous! xxx

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    1. Ahhh don't be so silly, you're gorgeous!! No need to be jealous!!! Xx.

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  49. Beautiful as always, the dress is lovely on you - amazing figure girl!

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  50. Aww you look amazing! Such a gorgeous dress and the lipstick suits you so well.
    Also, thank you so much for the lovely comment on my blog which gave me a mini heart attack and a major fan girl moment haha! Got to love Bloglovin, makes it so much easier to keep up with new posts. Hope you'll have an amazing year! xxx

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  51. You always look so beautiful xx

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  52. i love that dress you look amazing

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  53. You looking smoking hun!!! xx

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  54. Love love love your dress, suits you :) xxx

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  55. Ooh the pattern on the dress is gorgeous and I love midi dresses, they are so much more sophisticated and feminine.

    HannahMay xo

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  56. Your blog is amaaaazing have spent my whole day on it hhaha! I love it sooooo much !!! xxxxx

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  57. Your dress looks gorgeous, I don't really wear dresses all that often but I might start to push myself out of my comfort zone a little more and wear them! Xx

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  58. You look absolutely delightful here. I love these midi dresses and you look fab here.

    lots of love x

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  59. I love this dress you have the perfect figure for it!

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  60. Gorgeous midi dress :) you pull it off so well. I got a similar one from Karma Clothing and it was a great price too :) x http://www.karmaclothing.co.uk/search/midi

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