London comes alive in the summertime and there is nothing better than seeing a concert when the sun is shining, drinks are flowing and everyone is in great spirits! A few weeks ago, I had the chance to let my hair down and have some fun at the Jay Z and Beyonce On the Run II concert at the London Stadium and it was an absolute blast! Before the show, I wanted to find the perfect outfit to slip in to that would make me feel my best. When in doubt, I usually go for a chic little black dress as it’s always perfect for a multitude of occasions – you can dress it up or down and completely change the look based on the accessories you pair it with. Debenhams on Oxford Street has a fantastic range of LBD’s at different price points, so I headed there to find my ideal outfit for the evening!
Fashion isn’t something that I talk a lot about on my blog, but want to do more of! I’d say my style is pretty classic. A lot of American ex-pats say that their wardrobes have changed since they moved to the UK, opting for edgier more daring pieces. When I first moved over here, I felt very out of place as I’d say my style verges on American preppy, which of course you don’t see a lot of here in the UK! I have learned though, over the years, that it’s important to wear what makes you feel most comfortable and feel like the best version of yourself! I have stayed true to choosing pieces that are “me,” which most of the time includes classic and timeless pieces that can be worn time and time again. So I went on the hunt to find a dress reflective of that!
Sometimes finding the ideal outfit can be a challenge, but Debenhams takes out all the stress with their fantastic personal shopping service (which is free!) All you have to do is book an appointment, tell the lovely staff what you’re looking for and kick back and relax in one of the comfortable privates suites whilst the personal shoppers do the handy work for you! You can even enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst you sort through the outfits they find for you. It is such a fun and relaxing experience and a real treat if you’re someone who is constantly on the go and needs to take a bit of time out for yourself.
Debenhams has so many beautiful black dresses that it was hard for me to choose. I decided on this super simple black Miss Selfridge slip dress that I could dress up, but also dress down for other occasions! It’s a great wardrobe staple to have in my closet for the summer and the price point of around £20 is good too! The only thing that is important to remember with this dress is that it’s probably better to wear your best strapless bra with it. This is because the dress has thin straps, so it might look a little strange with bra straps under them. The dress would probably look better with a strapless bra, however, make sure to do whatever feels more comfortable for you. Other than that, the dress was perfect for this event. I paired my dress with these strappy gold sandals for a summery look and a black leather bag with gold hoop handles. I kept my jewellery minimal with simple stud earrings and a silver and pearl necklace I wear daily. I do have the odd days where I go all out with my jewellery depending on the outfit I’m wearing, like I might decide to add a bracelet or some hooped earrings, and for this particular occasion I was going to look at the rings available at Adina’s Jewels or somewhere similar but I decided to go for a more simple and classy vibe. Now, I was ready for the show!
As I arrived at the concert, I was warmly greeted by the staff and whisked away to the VIP area, where I met up with a group of lovely bloggers also ready to party the night away in their LBDs from Debenhams! Everybody looked stunning and I loved all the different styles the gals had on.
We all enjoyed some pre-concert cocktails and dinner before taking our seats to watch the show! It was such a treat being in the VIP section and a special first-time experience for me.
The show was insane! Jay Z and Beyonce are beyond talented performers and I was blown away by very song. All of us had so much fun dancing the night away in our LBDs and it was an evening I won’t soon forget!
A huge thank you to Debenhams for a phenomenal evening and for allowing me to choose an outfit to feel my best at the show! Xo