Other bloggers have been buying, wearing and posting about this dress for months now (in fact, it might even be years) and I only just got mine a few weeks back as a Christmas present.
See, I needed the perfect dress for NYE. I needed a dress that would be a knockout. I needed a dress that when I walked through the halls of the Atlantis hotel on The Palm in Dubai, people would stop, stare and say 'wow'!
I knew how lucky I was to be able to spend NYE in Dubai in the first place (see my blog post about Dubai here) and I needed a dress that was worthy of the cause.
I purposefully chose the Gabby. It is sequins on luxe velvet with a plunge V back and just looks and feels like the ultimate party dress.
When I wore it for NYE, and when I wore it since for my work's Christmas party, I felt like a celebrity. People would shower me with compliments and cries of 'who are you wearing, who are you wearing?'!
As it's such a stand-out dress, I had to keep the shoes and accessories minimal. I went for simple black wedges in Dubai with a black evening-style satin clutch.
I then added a bit of additional sparkle (you can never have too much sparkle on NYE) with silver drop-down earrings and black and silver rings that were the height of bling.
Hair-wise and make-up wise, I glammed it up to the max. I put curls in my hair and used purple eyeshadow and lipstick for the maximum amount of impact (see my blog post on the lipstick here).
It's not often that I feel confident on a night out, but maaannn did I feel good on NYE... And I have the Gabby dress to thank for that! Thank you, Motel Rocks!
Dress - Motel Rocks - £48 (here)
(Do you like the Gabby dress? What did you wear for NYE? Thanks for reading! Katie-xo)