OOTD Luxemme for Lagan’s Foundation charity ball

Luxemme dress for charity ball

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending Lagan’s Foundation Charity ball with my co-workers. We’ve attended the event two years in a row to show our support as a company. This year we headed up to The Brinsop in Bolton to raise money for such an important cause.

Lagan’s Foundation helps to organise home support for sick children. They do a fantastic job and help to support hundreds of families who desperately need a hand caring for their little one. They focus on those with children who have feeding difficulties and heart issues.


As you can see, the girls I work with definitely made an effort! When I first heard the words ‘charity ball’ I totally panicked about what to wear. Did I want a long dress, cocktail dress or sophisticated two-piece?

The thing is, you don’t want to be under-dress or over-dressed. A ball gown would definitely have been over the top, but I needed something a little special. Thankfully that’s where Luxemme came in and saved the day! This gorgeous dress was the perfect middle ground.

I always worry about wearing white. I’m a terribly messy eater – possibly the most embarrassing thing a 23 year old can say. I’m not quite toddler with spaghetti level bad, but I’m definitely a miss-your-mouth-with-the-coke-can kind of gal! Navigating my way around a mushroom stroganoff during the evening had to be done with real tact.

Luxemme white two piece

I’m also not used to wearing crop tops! The thought did scare me a little but each piece comes together in a way that makes it look like a dress, rather than separate components. The detailing is lovely too. Less is more then it comes to lace. Personally I think that subtle lace makes something look a little more expensive, whereas full lace dresses tend to age after the first wash. The trim on this feels substantial and after washing I can confirm there’s no unsightly pulls!

Koko Coture bag

My bag is from Koko Coture and matched my emergency heels. As I mentioned earlier, I’m not one to usually wear white so I had to make a quick dash to Primark. My entire collection of shoes consists of black everything, which simply didn’t look right at all. For more sun-kissed skin tones this dress would look fantastic with tan shoes. I’m almost as white as this dress though!

I was so impressed with my Luxemme Olivie Lace Trim two-piece* and I’ll definitely be styling each piece separately over the winter party season. Who knows, perhaps this is the start of a whole new wardrobe?

Bye, bye emo Jess, hello light and airy clothing!

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  1. October 13, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    Such a beautiful outfit – perfect for a charity ball!
    Laura x

  2. October 15, 2015 / 10:16 am

    You look awesome! I’m the same with darker clothes, but now I’m tempted to break out the pastels for winter xx

  3. October 15, 2015 / 12:53 pm

    So gorgeous!! I love the detail and the nude bag goes perfectly! I recognise a few beautiful faces from your work photo too! 🙂 xxx

  4. April 12, 2016 / 11:20 am

    Lovely piece and LOVE the way you styled your Luxemme two piece – you look fab! That Koko Couture bag is lush and you can’t do wrong with a quick Primark dash Hope you bad a fab night for a great cause!

    Thanks for sharing,

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN HQ x

  5. April 12, 2016 / 11:24 am

    Very pretty and girly but sophisticated at the same time. X

  6. April 12, 2016 / 2:04 pm

    I love the style, very romantic! Perfect for this time of year 🙂

  7. April 12, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    It looks like everyone made a bit effort. You look very glam I must say!