What Dee Wore #4 | Summer Night Out feat. Rianna Phillips

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This might as well be a throwback post at this stage.. It's better (kind of) late than to leave these files on the hard drive unblogged about, right? You've probably seen this outfit umpteen times as I've put it up on all my social media except Blogger; but I shall make no exceptions! On the 11th of last month, I went out to my dear friend Iana's 18th birthday at Maldron Hotel. It was a fancy shmancy sit down dinner, and it was requested that guests arrived in formal attire. Which was no bodj, except for the fact that I was restricted from wearing black *cries of panic*. With that in mind, I was obviously  then quick to decide that I would opt for an all-white look (ended up being ivory, close enough..) 
Over the last season I've truly been tickled by tailored, menswear-inspired looks. But bearing in mind my (lack of) height, I assumed the blazer-and-pants combo wasn't totally going to work for me. Luckily, Miss Selfridge got my back! The ideal sharp look I was going for was kept while also being playful with this blazer jacket and textured skort combo. If I had ended up with trousers I'm afraid I would've looked too swallowed up as I'm not a 5"10 goddess like Kendall! 
The ensemble of course would not be complete without gold accents - I'm wearing gold wrap front playsuit from Topshop's Oh My Love range with metallic gold studded faux leather belt. 
Typically I would've opted to wear pointed court shoes or non-platform high heeled sandals, but because I have this unworn fresh pair of New Look T-Bar Strap Platform Block Heels (I cannot find the link to the white pair anywhere?!) I got too excited, and yes of course, also because I needed that height assistance.. This pair is almost identical to Topshop's Platform Sandals, same cross-strap front and adjustable silver buckle fastening, just without the T-bar strap which is honestly tempting me to snap mine off, hmm..? Strolling in these platforms is seriously like gliding through thin air, I've lasted a whole night (from pre-drinks to clubbing to post-clubbing Burger King) in them no bother! And without a single blister!
My choice of clutch bag quite literally spells out coolness, thanks to Rianna and Team! Rianna Phillips recently launched their AW 2015 Collection and I was given the pleasure to sport one of their new portfolio clutch bags before the collection even went live on their site. Initially I wanted the C'est La Vie clutch bag but apparently they had very limited amount of it manufactured at the time to be sent out to bloggers so I then hand-picked the Coolness Portfolio Clutch Bag. It's the first time they've added detachable chain straps to their digitally printed cotton canvas clutch bags so that's quite exciting, also I really enjoy its size (10x8 inches) - the perfect clutch bag size for a night out! For me anyways: it fits my passport, emergency make-up, camera, phone, and my money kept safe in the little sewn in pouch (I could even fit my change of slipper-sandals if I wanted to, my feet are that tiny!) The print and the colours of this bag is quite versatile so it's easy to style with, however you might have to leave it in for the rainy days/nights.. 
I got my hair cut the morning of this event and I'm not quite sure if I'm ready to share the reason why I've decided to get a full fringe just yet, but.. how are yee dolls liking or not liking it? It's definitely something I've had to get used to for a few weeks, but now I'm absolutely loving it! #AsianSia
This whole outfit can easily be dressed down with a change of footwear - although I don't have pictures to back me up on this, I did slip into my ZARA chunky heeled sandals (also flashed in my previous #WDW post) to present a rather day-time appropriate look to this 'fit, as seen on my Get Ready With Me video featuring my whole look as shown in these pictures (peep the video and witness me be in my pure element!) 
If you're new to my blog (hello, thanks for dropping by!) you might not know that I've recently set up a Youtube channel for In The Deetales. I'd appreciate it so much if you could spare few minutes of your time to check it out and subscribe! Also if you could leave any feedback or suggestions, that'd be fab too! I'm really excited with what I've put out so far and for what's yet to come, I would love to have you join in on my Youtube journey. 
Until my next post, 

- D