The NAP Party

Now, I know what you’re thinking.

A NAP party?! What did they do, rock up in their pyjamas, drink a nice glass of hot milk, munch on a few cookies and doze off on huge, ballroom sized fluffy, white beds?

God, I like the way you think.

But sadly no, that wasn’t quite the case. My second favourite type of NAP is N(et) A P(orter). They sweetly invited me to a little shindig.

With the promise of food, cocktails, dancing and some of my favourite people, I set off.

In stripes. Naturally.

Topshop dress (I’m wearing Petite, but regular is a bit longer on the legs & arms)

YSL bag // Jimmy Choos // Bauble bar bracelet (on sale!)

Silver May necklace

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We all made our way to Cafe Royal, and climbed the marble stairs to The Pompadour Ballroom.

Where we immediately began to plan the weddings and birthdays we’d throw there.

Just look at the view!

We all milled around with cocktails before being called to the table.

On each of our plates we found a menu and a sweet little gift from our fabulous guest of honour, Charlotte Olympia.

What could be more fitting for girls who live online, than webs?

The ornate room was soon filled with the sound of excitable conversation and laughter. Friends, new and old, chatted away.

There were speeches.

There was food.

There were more stripes (in fact we could have formed our own Breton navy!).

After dinner we made our way back out to the terrace and busied ourselves with the telephoto booth.

If there’s one thing us bloggers love, it’s a photobooth!

I went for the classic Anchorman quote… which nobody got.

Until these two firecrackers saw and leapt in with me!

(Amber’s husband is called Baxter, which just makes it even better.)

The others quickly caught on and piled in too.

The hijinx continued late into the night.

And Julia nearly actually killed me with a joke I can’t even remember now.

A spectacular evening.

And it’s rare for me to say this about anything, but actually better than a nap.

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  • Lauren

    I absolutely love that you re-wear your classic wardrobe pieces! Gives hope to us mere mortals…. I have to say I own this dress now too and its a real favourite. Looks like an incredible night – very jealous. Your shoes are next on my wishlist. They really are divine! xxx

    • Rosie

      Oh it’s such a favourite of mine too, Lauren!
      I love how sturdy it feels and I don’t think I’ve ever had more compliments on a dress! So happy they brought it back (that rosey one is next on my wishlist!) xx

      • Lauren

        Totally agree! This and your blue and white floral Sheinside dress (which I have also stolen from your wardrobe!) have kept me going all summer! Looking forward to your next post already! Have a great day xx

        • Charis

          Hi Lauren, I was just wondering how long your Sheinside dress took to get there? I’ve ordered it too and it seems to be taking ages and they’re not replying to my emails! Thanks

          • Lauren

            To be honest it took nearly a month, and I wasn’t sure it would ever arrive…. So hold tight, it may still come. I also heard nothing from them when I’d ordered it! X

          • Charis

            Fingers crossed then. Thanks! x

        • Lauren

          Rosie you are such a trendsetter…. Even Hollywood A-Lister Reese Witherspoon has donned your Sheinside dress! Xx

  • Sounds like a lovely event. I also have that dress and wear it all the time! I’ve actually just order the new AW from Topshop this morning xx

    • Rosie

      Good call Nicole! xx

  • Oh boy do I wish I could take a nap right now! Anyways, everyone is looking fabulous! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • Rosie

      I really think offices should have nap areas. In the long run I’m sure it would boost productivity!
      I know boys who work in the city who go to sleep in disabled loos after lunch. They lay out packs of loo roll so it’s comfy and just doze off for 30mins!

  • You always have the best photos. It makes me feel like I’m there with you ha! It looked like the most fabulous event! Thanks for sharing Rosie! πŸ™‚

    http://www.cheersisabelle.blogspot.com/

    • Rosie

      Thanks Isabelle! xx

  • Fantastic! Looks like such a fabulous night – my gosh the Cafe Royal is beautiful! Is that the YSL bag you were colour picking in Paris earlier this summer? Great choice, the champagne tones are too beautiful, on that note *cheeeeers* and as always, thank you for sharing xoxo

    • Rosie

      Yes it is! So glad you like the nude one. I thought it would probably go with more, and nude shoes are always so flattering.
      Cheers!

  • Oh I love that dress on you Rosie! So, just wondering, was the food any good? And is it weird to see your initials everywhere? (On a side note, I’m making your skinny crispy chicken burrito bowl tonight!)

    Love,
    Yara

  • Sabrina Ong Jiah Ling

    Im in a glass cage of emotions!! I laughed out loud when I saw that πŸ™‚ Love love love that movie1

  • Hi_D

    Wow! You’re amazing. You get to go to parties like this. I love your dress.

    http://kintsugioflife.blogspot.com

  • I absolutely love this dress x

    http://mividabonitaa.blogspot.nl/

  • Looks like so much fun!

    By the way, what do you use to edit your photos? They always look so inviting, like there’s a little secret they have to tell you!

    http://www.eatwearwander.com

  • Nothing more reliable than a nice stripey dress for any occasion, love the one you have!

  • Ceri

    Love the Anchorman quotes! My personal fave is ‘60% of the time, it works every time’ ooh or ‘I’m very important, I have many leather bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany’ ahh there’s too many to choose from! ‘Don’t act like you’re not impressed’, ‘Come and see how good I look!’
    Somebody stop me!

    Ceri x

    October Eleven

  • Gorgeous!! Absolutely in love with your YSL bag, nude was definitey the best choice!

    Lisa | Elizabeth Valentina

  • Is it really bad that i have the exact same dress as you in both the black and the green stripes? πŸ™‚ now I know how to style them next time πŸ˜‰ great party post, loved the jewellery as well πŸ™‚

    http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/

  • What a fun night! It really seems like the gals are all friendly. I think the fashion industry can get a bad rep for being full of catty women. It’s nice to see that it isn’t true, at least not all the time!

    Lol, love that Anchorman line!

  • Emily Kalbun

    I love your stripey dress. Stripes are just so classy. The event looks so much fun and I had no idea that fashion week was so much fun (fashion week anywhere…because I am a torontonian) and had so much other things going on! great post!

  • That looks so much better than a nap – and you look just beautiful as always – but if a nap party is what you’re after…
    I once went to a ‘club’ in Dalston (” because I’m sure it was really someone’s front room, with a dance floor and some roaring 20s tunes!) where everyone sported their finest jimjams. At midnight the gramophone went off, blankies were distributed and bedtime stories were read. Most bizarre but best night ever, FIND IT!
    M x

  • Queenie Lee

    Gorgeous outfit, looks like you had a fun night! πŸ˜€ xxx

    http://peanutbutterandmussels.com/

  • That looks amazing Rosie, although I do like the idea of a nap party… if only.

    Your bag is incredible.

    xxx

    http://labeau.co.uk/

  • Julia S

    Oh wow, looks like a really great night!! πŸ™‚ + love your outfit a LOT!!!

    xx from Vienna. http://julesn.blogspot.co.at/

  • This looked like such a fun event and OMG how beautiful are those Charlotte Olympia earrings!

    http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk

  • Looks like such a fun party. That dress looks awesome on you!

    Liz

    http://www.liztheaustinite.com

  • Zoe

    I love it when bloggers wear easy-to-find and affordable pieces! It’s so honest–and plus that dress looks freaking incredible on you. If my legs look half as amazing as yours do here, I’m exclusively buying petite from now on. I think I’ve said I love your travel posts the best, the food posts the best, but I’m starting to think I love your party posts the best. So cheering on a Monday morning πŸ™‚

    The What’s In Between

  • LFW is so glamorous! *sigh* I love your clean, minimal yet elegant style… not overdone, just right!

    Des
    http://theanti-tourist.blogspot.com/

  • Kelsey Wilburn

    gorgeous dinner! love that pretty dress

    ladies in navy

  • This looks like such a great event. Love how you always stay true to your classic style.

    xx Cheyenne
    http://www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

  • Emily

    You look amazing – really classic http://meowemily.blogspot.com/

  • Looks like a fab event! I bought that dress (the only thing I copied from you that I actually had first) It was one of those shopping trips where you don’t get chance to actually try anything on as the party you’re about to attend starts within the hour. When I got home I thought it was like cardboard. Couldn’t hardly move in it which I was upset about. Nevertheless you look great in it! Keep up the fashion posts too please. I’m off to a Charity weekend in November and I am looking for 2 gowns you always look amazing in your outfits.

    katiejaneonline.blogspot.co.uk

  • I loled at the “glass cage of emotion” speech box! Looks like a wonderful time. If NAP purposefully selected webs for the punny reason you mentioned, I like them that much more and might be finally encouraged to order some of their Charlotte Tilsbury makeup!

    http://thatumamilife.wordpress.com – a clean eating bento blog.

  • Looks like a blast. I have literally been eyeing that dress for so long, I think it’s about time I just buy it already! Also those shoes are amazing… Love this look!

    20somethingfashion.blogspot.com

  • Sam

    Can’t go wrong with stripes, especially when they’re of the navy and white variety!

    Sam
    http://www.thatcuriouscat.blogspot.com

  • Adaleta Avdic

    I’m just loving all the posts about LFW. I’m hoping the Tucson Fashion Week is also a great time. Certainly can’t be AS impressive as LFW, but a girl can dream πŸ™‚

    xx, Ada

  • Jacob Phelps
  • What a glamorous night! Although I’ll be honest and say that I think you should make the other kind of nap party happen – I’m sure it’ll be the event of the century! πŸ˜‰
    http://www.perpetuallycaroline.com

  • Love the photos! Seems like you had a great night πŸ™‚

    aniqadreams.blogspot.com

  • Love the shoes and bag and how they look together!
    http://sparklygoddess.blogspot.com/

  • Omg the inside of this place is STUNNING. It sounds like it is an amazing time!

    xo

    Kels
    http://www.excusemyblog.com

  • I could quote every line from Anchorman, I can’t imagine someone not knowing where the quote was from! Love the web earrings, very fitting πŸ™‚

    x S
    SundayswithStephanie.blogspot.com

  • Maryam

    Love love love your blog!!
    Your photos are lush and writing perfectly witty! So glad I’ve come across this blog! X

  • Geena

    If you didn’t mention that that dress was high street I would have easily believed it was from a fancy brand at NAP itself! It looks like you had a wonderful time- you can’t beat a Photo Booth!
    http://www.ablogbygeena.blogspot.com

  • I love how you took that dress from casual to ballroom!

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

  • Amanda @ A Latte Learn

    Love the stripes!

  • Tess H

    Rosie! If you could pick one person, dead or alive, to have dinner with, who would it be?

    By the way, you look stunning, as usual! xX

  • This is such a fun post and sounds like a wonderful party!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Looks like a magical evening. You looked simply stunning. That dress is very flattering.

  • I love your striped dress! it looks amazing with your nude heels! x

    Sophia | sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

  • Casually Glam

    I have had my eyes on these Choos! The link is taking me to the JC homepage so I have to ask–are these the Tesoros or the Tallows? As far as I can tell the difference is the heel height. Whichever they are, are they walkable? πŸ™‚

    XO Christina
    http://www.CasuallyGlam.com

  • Oh this looks so much fun!!! Ah I’m so jealous!

  • Meg Casson

    Ugh your legs looks incredible!

    http://www.kindoflovely.com || AUS Fashion/Lifestyle

  • I saw so many pictures of this night, it looked great! Charlotte Olympia always looks so glamorous!

    http://www.RADRIENNE.com

  • Love the dress (looks better on you than it did on Beyonce!). Looks such a fun night. I always love your posts as they make you feel you’re a part of it too!

    Hugs xoxo

    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  • Sara Barnes

    That photo booth looks like too much fun! That anchorman quote is my favorite, “milk was a bad choice” would have to be my second. πŸ˜‰

    Sara
    506miles

  • Hanna Fiedler

    woowww you look stunning in that dress! Those legs!!! I keep fighting with my self, to not order the dress, when ever you wear it. It is so great that you show your clothes not just once on your blog! That makes your blog feel really “honest”. In general, great blog! I just moved to London today and canΒ΄t wait to explore all the places you wrote about!!!

  • Samantha Bei

    It looks like you had a fun night! Love the YSL bag. I think cream is a perfect accent color for fall and winter.

    http://www.thefoxandtheclown.com

  • Kristen Reinckens

    Is that the Man Repeller in stripes?

  • gina
  • kelli

    Love your dress! Looks like a fabulous night. =)

    Kelli
    http://www.blog.bodeoo.com

  • Jess

    Hi Rosie! Fashion dilemma!
    I’m backpacking round Australia and currently in Melbourne. Totally randomly I’ve been invited to attend a corporate event at the Melbourne cup races! … never been in this position before. It’s like I’m in Pretty Woman. .. I’m basically going as the CEO’s date!!
    I have with me the stripey Topshop dress (the slightly longer version, and the smartest thing I have in my suitcase) and was wondering what you would suggest I get to accessorise with it. I need a hat/fascinator, shoes and a jacket. But what colour?! Black, White, nude… something else? And what style? :-/ thanks!