Occasion Wear | Party dresses

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You get an invite to an occasion, now , what do you WEAR?

  What girl doesn’t enjoy dressing up? I love nothing more than getting my glad rags on and getting all dolled up to celebrate special occasions, be it weddings, birthday parties or simply a night out with friends.  If you had a look in my LOOKBOOK ‘s you will see that I have a look book dedicated entirely to occasion wear that’s how much I love dressing up.






  Anyone that knows me will know that ever since I was a little girl I have been a ‘birthday person’.  Throughout the years I have always enjoyed celebrating my birthday with family and friends any chance I could.  Close friends and family would even be given plenty of notice with regular reminders that my birthday was coming up soon!! They will be nodding in agreement if they are reading this!!! Some even got reminder texts “today is the two months anniversary of my birthday”.  How sad am I?!! Yip,  any excuse for a celebration really! I think all of my friends have the date of my birthday engraved in their minds!! In fairness, I am very lucky to have the friends I do and they always remember to get in touch to wish me a happy birthday or we will all get together to celebrate it!





Celebrate in Style……

  This week I turn the big THREE -OOO!!! This time, I am not so keen on celebrating it or drawing too much attention to the fact that I will be waving goodbye to my 20’s!!! Family and friends have been asking me what am I going to do on this ‘special occasion’  but to be honest the thought of turning THIRTY sends shivers down my spine! Pretty silly I know! (And just to be clear I obviously do not intend that statement to offend anyone who is 30 or over!! I promise!)

  Regardless, I have decided to EMBRACE it and celebrate turning 30 in STYLE this weekend with my nearest and dearest.  Of course I want to look my best on my birthday, so for the past two weeks I have been trawling the internet looking for something to wear. I had ordered a dress online a week ago and absolutely loved it, that was until it arrived and didn’t suit me at all. So I am back on the hunt for an appropriate birthday outfit or dress. Last minute as usual!!

Here,  I have put together a variety of looks that I love from Mc Elhinney’s Department store in Donegal featuring OCCASION WEAR party dresses….   If you have a special occasion or celebration coming up soon I hope you find this helpful.



Metallic Madness…


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This fabulous black with gold metallic brocade detail on the skirt is the perfect dress for upcoming Christmas parties.  This Boutique Collection dress from Mc Elhinney’s Department Store in Donegal has a flattering black knit top with two thick straps and has metallic gold detail on black at the skirt in a flare style for the most comfortable fit. I found this dress to be so so comfortable and I think the flare style is such a flattering shape.

This dress is a bargain at €59.95.  I wore a size 8 in these photos.  You should really treat yourself to this pretty little number and BUY IT HERE.

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Lady in red…..

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  It red alert with this amazing party dress from Boutique Collection in a stunning red colour. A gorgeous piece that is sure to get you noticed with gold beaded embellishment on the waist and V neckline and has a chiffon pleated panel on the bodice.  It is crafted from a stretch jersey material with a chunky gold zip on the back and will look amazing with gold accessories for an upcoming event.  It is very affordable at €59.95 and you can BUY IT HERE.  I think this dress would be perfect to the festive party season.  Beautiful alternatives are this red embellished sleeve dress as well as this drop dead gorgeous red embellished virgos lounge dress which I recently featured on my Facebook page.

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Gold embellished detail






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Sizzle in Sequins…..

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In my opinion, you really cant beat a little black dress, let alone a little black EMBELLISHED dress.  This black sequin dress is the perfect party dress.  It is a lovely fit and although it is just above the knee I think it  looks very elegant, feminine and classy.  This black embellished dress is from  the Boutique Collection at Mc Elhinneys.  This stunning piece has a low back that is sure to get you noticed and is presented in a mini length.  It is finished with a rear zip fastening with padding in the shoulders and will look amazing with gold or silver accessories.  You can buy this fabulous frock online at Mc Elhinneys Department store.



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  I hope you enjoyed my occasion party dresses edit.  I really loved wearing all of these gorgeous dresses from Mc Elhinneys Department store in Donegal. Thanks to the lovely ladies in store for sending these on to me.  For me, a party dress should be sexy, classy and comfortable to wear and I think all three of these dresses ticked those boxes for me.  I hope you found one you like.  Happy shopping ladies!





Thanks for reading,

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