The Little Black Dress & The Little Black Book

A few nights ago the girls and I got dressed up for what feels like the first time in ages.

If October was all about cosy nights beside the fire, curled up with flakey treats, and maybe a good book (oh my goodness, have you read The Girl On The Train yet?! It’s the new Gone Girl, and you must.), November is the very beginning of Party Season.

Time to dust off those dancing shoes, take a lawn mower to those legs, moisturise to within an inch of your life, swipe on a bit of colour and get out there.

We are officially in the run up to Christmas, and it is your festive duty to see it in with sequins, champagne and laughter.

Lacey black dress & barely there sandals

While waiting for our car, we snapped up my first look of the party season.

Easing in gently, in all black errthing.

Pretty lace dress

A party dress which has been sitting in my wardrobe, longing for an outing since I spied it on asos last month.

Lace little black dress

Dress (UK/US)

also in blue

Fly away shoes!

Chanel Dallas Boy Bag (not sold online, sadly)

Little Black Book Party, London

All set to fly away in winged sandals.

Winged sandals

And perhaps most importantly, frosted in Pandora jewels.

Pandora Rose rings

Bow Ring // Entwine Ring

Sparkling Ring // Feather Ring

Feather earrings

Feather Earrings

Chanel and Pandora

They were my most complimented pieces all evening, and I couldn’t be happier to be partnering with them over Christmas.

Doorstep LBD

Everything I chose is from the Pandora Rose range, which seems rather fitting.

Rose gold rings

Delicate and statement pieces, all dusted in sparkling-not-quite-diamonds.

Pandora jewellery for Christmas

Similar black cape

“With The Band” nails // Oxblood lips

Red nails and rose rings

Eventually our chariot arrived and whisked us away, through the darkening streets of London.

We sang along to old hits in the back seat, as the rain started to pour down.

Rapping its knuckles on the roof of the car and streaming down the windows.

We made it to the Matthew Williamson showrooms (Rosanna’s lair) and hot footed it inside, trying to avoid dipping my wings into puddles as I went.

Inside we shed our coats, had coups of champagne thrust into our hands, and were ushered into The Flamingo Room, to curl up on the silk sofas.

Matthew Williamson Showroom

Rosanna, our host, on the right…

Matthew Williamson party

…turned the music up, served Balthazar nibbles, and encouraged us all to play dress up in the MW archives.

Balthazar tea

Having grown up in awe of Matthew and his glamorous BFF, Sienna, this pretty much sums up my dream evening.

Matthew Williamson accessories

With sequins and feathers flying, we christened the new MWMirror.

Matthew Williamson party

Matthew Williamson selfie

And set off to Tatler’s Little Black Book party, in Mayfair.

Where we commandeered the photo-booth….

Little Black Book Party, London-24

…before conquering the dance floor!

^ Keep your eyes peeled at 1.50

Home House London-1

Once the party wound down, we all crammed into a taxi and saw out the rest of the night at LouLou’s.

Loulous, London-1

With far too many lychee martinis, and the very best moves on the dancefloor…. possibly.

Welcome back, party season! I hadn’t realised how much we’d missed you.

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  • The Stylish Cupcake

    You all look amazing, love this! xx

  • I love Matthew Williamson too, I have several of his dresses, what a wonderful occasion. I managed to snap up your little black dress too!!

    Lots of love,
    SilverSpoon London

    • Rosie

      Good work Angie! You’re going to LOVE the dress! x

  • This dress is stunning! Those heels are divine! You have wonderful taste Rosie!

    • Rosie

      Thanks Duchess! 😉 xx

  • That’s such a beautiful dress! Love it!

  • You look so incredibly gorgeous! That dress is perfection on you x

    • Rosie

      Thanks Steff! xx

  • Ever so slightly gutted, that the LBD is sold out, such a beautiful dress! You look lovely, Rosie x Jersey Girl x

    • Rosie

      No way?! They had all sizes literally 5mins ago… maybe someone will remove from their shopping cart in a min or two? x

      • I’ll try again in a couple of days maybe, it’s saying out of stock for the UK at the moment! Still on the US site, but I don’t think they’ll post to my teeny little island! Lol x X

  • That dress is so gorgeous! You look stunning!

  • Karliah White

    Is LouLou’s worth the hype Rosie?

  • Love, love, love the outfit! and those winged heels are so cute!- It looks like you had a great time x

  • Cate Elise

    Yesssss Rose I adore your Christmas party posts (I still always read your old ‘Christmas party style’ look post whenever I have a party and need inspiration…!) I feel like I’ve spent too long in cosy jumpers… I’m so so excited for red lipstick, black dresses, high heels and champagne! xxxxxx

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  • You look amazing Rosie! I’m obsessed with those Sophia Websters, gorgeous x

  • I love everything about your outfit, especially your winged sandal heels!! Looks like you had such a fun night!

  • Omg those sandals!! <3

  • That dress is so lovely! Somehow lace always looks festive to me even with no red&green in sight. (And I’m still laughing about “take a lawn mower to those legs” – so true!!)

  • Such a gorgeous dress!! They look classy and a little bit sexy!! I love it so much Xx

  • Such a gorgeous post!


  • Madison

    What a fun video!!! Looks like you had a fabulous time. Better dust off my heels and bring out the glitter myself!

  • You look so stylish and classy! I adore the dress and heels.

    x Karen

  • That dress is stunning, look like you had such a blast and all I can see is your evening is #goals!

    Hannah | Granite City Girl x

  • Possibly the hottest body on blogosphere 😉 I’m obsessed with this dress and quickly went to check it out on asos but sold out – I call it the Rosie effect! Looking lovely as always! A x

  • Katie

    What an amazing night! Everything about your outfit is gorgeous!


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  • Kate

    Fabulous outfit Rosie – I adore the shoes! X

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  • Your look is amazing! Especially the shoes! They are divine!

  • Love that dress! very pretty! xoxo

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  • You look stunning in that dress! I can’t wait to see more of your holiday outfits, Rosie!

  • You all look incredible! I am in love with your dress and heels, so sparkly and christmassy! Your dress reminds me of Emma Watson’s one like that at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Premiere. On a side note, I loved Girl on a Train, and wish I could re-read it!!

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  • I absolutely love this look! specially the shoes and the feather earrings and ring! Absolutely stunning x

    Lisa’s World

  • Ashlee

    Such a great look, those shoes are incredible!

  • Such a fun post! Love the heels.


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  • The photo with the winged shoes and the rose gold jewelry is magical. Love your posts. You’re my blogging inspiration. Just saying. 🙂

  • Ruth Xu

    These pictures were so perfect!

  • certainly puts my LBD to shame. Those dresses are gorgeous.

  • Your dress is gorgeous, such a shame it’s sold out, I’d been looking for a nice LBD for party season. Adore adore adore yours heels. The video is such fun!

    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • I love your style!!


  • If only santa would bring me a pair of Sophia Webster heels!! So jealous! Looks like you had a great time at the event xx

  • You look absolutely gorgeous! I hope that pretty dress sees lots of outings this holiday season.

  • Sam

    My word, you look absolutely bloody incredible in this outfit! xx

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  • Monaco Matz

    Gorgeus as always! I am in LOVE with your shoes! 🙂

  • Casey

    Hi Rosie! could you do a post on happiness? You seem to have such a great approach to living life well. What is your philosophy, or rule book maybe, on being happy day to day. Any thoughts would be so appreciated!


  • Eileen Maher

    Hey Rosie, just wondering what the sizing is like on that dress? Love it!

  • Beth Clark

    LOVE those shoes, and your dance moves are great, Rosie! Looks like a fabulous girls night out!

  • Becky Hughff

    You look incredible! That dress is gorgeous!

  • This LBD is beautiful and fits you so nicely! The Flamingo room looks incredible. Great photographs 🙂 Laura x

  • So So beautiful. I don’t remember the last time I ‘hit the tiles’ in a brand new dress. I’m currently in the midst (or at the very start) of the wedding diet and I have to say if I look anything like you in this dress on my wedding day, I will be an extremely content girl. Your figure is stunning Rosie!

    What a gorgeously colourful winter post.

    Katie <3