BonPrix kindly invited a few Leeds Fashion Bloggers for an evening of glam cocktail making at Malmaison. We each picked a dress from their party dresses collection and headed over to the luxury hotel for some alcoholic fun.
I’d never shopped with BonPrix before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from their range of party and cocktail dresses. It turned out to be a real mix of styles, something to suit everyone I’d say. Very affordable too if you’re on a budget, 95% of the dresses were under £50, not bad at all!
I picked a black dress with a dropped shoulder and a gold chain (also available in dark red or blue – £34.99! bargain!). When it arrived I was more than pleased, the quality was great and I loved the look of it on. It’s a great length and hugs in all the right places (and none of the wrong places, ha!)
I paired the dress with some black ankle boots with gold stud details. They are the ankle boots of dreams, but this is the first time I’d given them a run out actually…it had taken me so long to get some suede protector on them. Fashion blogger fail! At least I finally did it, eh?
The dress that first jumped out at me when picking them on the BonPrix website was the one that Fran from A Style Creative is wearing (on the right of me). I really liked the long fluted lace sleeves and she looked fantastic in it (all the ladies looked great in their dresses to be fair!)
Blogger faves Lucinda (The Fashion Fictionary – check out her December ‘Style Blogmas’) and Dei (SunnyDei) were at Malmaison too… Loved Dei’s read 1920’s style flapper dress and Lucinda rocked a 1950’s vibe with a monochrome shift dress.
…cue a night of selfies 😀
The cocktails we made were pretty damn tasty… I’m not the most practical and a bit clumsy, so I was pretty impressed with my efforts in making a few.
Loved using my Marc Jacobs small cream ‘purse on a chain’ (it’s hardly a ‘bag’ is it?!) for the evening… easy to hang on your arm whilst making cocktails.
Lucinda was determined to do the ‘set fire to some orange peel and then drop it in the cocktail glass’ trick…but it was Kellie (Big Fashionista) who was the master if I’m honest (soz Lucinda)…
Kellie is also the master of good-faces-to-pull-when-on-camera…
Thanks BonPrix for a lovely evening, you can read a little more about it (inc. the cocktail recipes) on BonPrix’s website here.
I can’t wait to wear my dress again, it’s already a firm favourite of mine.
* Please note that my dress was gifted to me from BonPrix and the cocktail making experience was also complimentary.