Saturday, 7 December 2013

WIN £500 worth of John Lewis vouchers with eHarmony



I am happily married, so dating is not my area of expertise anymore, but... getting dressed up is definitely something I love! I put together the outfit above as my perfect Christmas Party attire and I am pretty sure that it would make me feel amazing! Give your Christmas party outfit some extra sparkle with one of five John Lewis vouchers eHarmony is giving away to spread some Christmas cheer. (to enter, use the rafflecopter widget at the end of the post).

Christmas is a great time to meet someone special. With all the Christmas gatherings taking place and all that jolly spirit in the air, you might just meet someone under the mistletoe! Why not make a real impression this Christmas by getting dressed up in a fabulous outfit courtesy of eHarmony UK.

Or you might possibly skip the awkwardness of a Christmas party all together and meet someone with a similar outlook online using a website like eHarmony. Did you know half of the UK has dabbled in online dating?

The festive season is a romantic time of year for anyone going on a date, you could take a stroll around a Christmas market, enjoy a glass of mulled wine or go ice skating. Is there anything cosier than snuggling up with someone special on a winter date?

There are five prizes for five lucky readers of The Black Pearl Blog to be won, all thanks to eHarmony!

1st prize: £250 John Lewis voucher
2nd prize: £100 John Lewis voucher
3rd prize: £50 John Lewis voucher
4th: £50 John Lewis voucher
5th prize: £50 John Lewis voucher

So to have a chance of winning one of five John Lewis vouchers for a glam outfit to impress your date, or for funding a stocking filler or two just follow the steps below.

-follow The Black Pearl Blog on Bloglovin
- Leave a comment on this post telling us your favourite outfit to surprise your date at a Christmas party
-Tweet the following phrase – ‘I’d love to win a John Lewis voucher from @eHarmonyUK and @TheBlackPearlB #competition'
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-as an additional entry, you can also follow @theblackpearlb on Twitter


IMPORTANT - The giveaway is open to UK residents only and you have to be 18 or over to enter.

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248 comments:

  1. If it would be my first date I would wear a little black dress with very high heels and a huge gold statement necklace with a little clutch bag on the side. If I would be dating this guy for some time I'd be more relaxed and probably wear a red dress or white shirt/red skirt combination with some gold heels. If the Christmas party was super relaxed I'd probably end up in some cute Christmas jumper, pleather skirt and definitely reindeer antlers on my head (think Bridget Jones!). :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  2. skinny jeans.heels and a white tshirt and an over size clutch. simple but stylish

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  3. Great giveaway, to surprise a date I'd wear something with sequins and a little sparkle!

    Sophierosehearts x

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  4. graet giveaway :) i'd wear :
    http://www.johnlewis.com/closet-flared-belted-dress-red/p959065
    http://www.johnlewis.com/kurt-geiger-empire-court-shoes/p639196?colour=Brown
    http://www.johnlewis.com/viyella-ribbed-cardigan-natural/p951219

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  5. A nice full length sexy black dress i think x

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  6. Probably anything feminine because I hardly dress up like that xx

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  7. A little black dress, tower heels and a red lip :) xx

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  8. Id wear the cream lace dress I wore on our first date :)

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  9. Id wear a cream lace drees similar to the one i wore on our first date :)

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  10. A little black dress is surely the way to go! Add a bit of sparkle and you're there :)
    Amy xA Little Boat Sailing

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  12. Ahhhh such a wonderful giveaway Sandra! Got my fingers and toes crossed!

    As it's a Christmas party, I think I'd go all out and wear a gold flapper dress and heels!

    xx
    summerhollyday.com

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  13. For a first date? It would be jeans, nice heels..little tee and a fab blazer...:)

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  14. A lacey bodycon dress with long sleeves - nothing too revealing but enough to be suggestive ;) xx

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  15. I would wear red, tight fitting dress, it wouldn't uncover knee, it would be sexy but not too much, not vulgar. Also I would wear nice, dressy heels and gold necklase, something really classy and simply but observable. If you ask me why gold necklase - then I have to say that I think - the best Christmas colors are red & gold, so this outfit would be matching.

    Thank you for this chance! I'm in, haha! :)
    http://happinessvictim.blogspot.com

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  16. What a good giveaway!!

    Hmmmmm....Green velvet skater dress with a chunky black and gold belt, a leather jacket and a chunky gold chain, heels and a big clutch :)

    Ella x

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  17. I would wear my favourite LBD with a statement necklace and a pretty little clutch. If it's a very thematic party I wolud chose something funny jewelry (little santas on my necklace etc.). In both cases i would wear high heels. :) thank you for the giveaway: Lili Bálint

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  18. I would wear midi bodycon dress with some nice jewelry and high heels :)

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  19. Nice pair of well fitting black trousers with a low cut red blouse & shiny red shoes & bag to match

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  20. you cant really go wrong with an lbd x

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  21. Great Giveaway!
    It would have to be an LBD with a great pair of heels, classic!

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic

    x

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  22. sequined black dress and high heels

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  23. I'd wear a black lace dress with heels and a clutch :) x

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  24. I have a floaty chiffon dress which is perfect for special occasions so I'd probably wear that.

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  25. Def a little black dress!
    Ashleigh

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  26. LBD with some sparkly heels. x

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  27. I live in trousers so just wearing a dress in itself would be a surprise ...

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  28. definitely something that is subtle-y sexy! x

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  30. You can't beat a wrap around dress for my curvy figure

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  31. full length sexy black dress

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  32. a conservative/formal LBD that was backless, so i'd look stylist and formal from the front, but sexy and sultry at the back. So when i pop to the ladies room, he'll be thinking about what he saw walking away...hehe!

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  33. i would wear a dress of some kind, probably a floaty tea dress as i think they look super sweet! xx

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  34. http://www.johnlewis.com/oasis-bicycle-print-dress-blue-multi/p388628, Oasis Bicycle Print Dress, Blue Multi black leggings and black heeled boots

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  35. Short dress with some sparkle :-)

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  36. I'd ware anything LK Bennett from this season! Or put it towards a Mulberry *keeps wishing* need something to brighten up a bad week.

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  37. A berry coloured skater dress with nude tights!

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  38. Little black dress works for me with lots of sparkle

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  39. It would have to be a dress!! Given the trends, it would be something sequin, to add a bit sparkle :)

    Dash xx
    http://www.mode-lily.com/

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  40. http://www.johnlewis.com/coast-lauder-jersey-maxi-dress-blue/p943168
    http://www.johnlewis.com/l-k-bennett-tia-court-shoes/p903079?colour=Royal%20Blue

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  41. I love a bit of bling and sequins on a dress!

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  42. I long black dress with a classy but sexy thigh high split and gorgeous heels.

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  43. Red dress with a killer pair of heels. They say red is the colour to wear on dates; it's a great way for someone to remember you by and it certainly grabs the attention of many! :)

    Email: serenityofbeauty@live.com :)

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  44. I have my eye on this dress - http://www.johnlewis.com/kaliko-lace-detail-wrap-dress-black/p841053 but naturally it is what is worn underneath that count ;) x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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  45. I would wear a black sequinned miniskirt with an oversized white shirt, and some heeled boots!

    Beauty for the Beauty

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  46. http://www.johnlewis.com/closet-contrast-dress-silver/p959085
    http://www.johnlewis.com/carvela-glossie-suede-mix-high-platform-court-shoes-black/p619149
    http://www.johnlewis.com/collection-by-john-lewis-jewelled-fan-necklace-grey/p635372
    http://www.johnlewis.com/mimi-berry-peggy-medium-satchel-handbag/p514581?colour=Black

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  47. A nice glittery dress, glitter is acceptable for the festive season, bling it on :)

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  48. A littel black dress with some sparkl accesccories!

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  49. i would love to wear LBD..:) amazing give away..fingers crossed..:)

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  50. Something red for the festive season :) x

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  51. Just wow! How amazing is this giveaway?! For my date I'd wear a black bodycon dress, with a big silver, sparkly statement necklace. I'd team it with some black suede wedge heels, and a black and white monochrome clutch! Followed by a spritz of my favourite perfume; Narciso Rodriguez for Her! <3 xxx

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  52. Little black leather dress, jeffrey campbell litas, gold jewellery, no tights and a fur gilet!

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  53. I have a lovely satin shine black dress, with a plunging neckline!

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  54. I'd wear an LBD with a little bit of added sparkle as it's Christmas, killer heels and a bold red lip! xx

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  55. I'd wear a LBD with a little bit of added sparkle as it's Christmas, killer heels and a bold red lip! xx

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  56. It has to be something with abit of sparkle! yet Comfy as I know what my Hubby to be is like and we don't always end up on the average boring dates. So I usually play it safe some nice skinny jeans and medium heeled boot a plain top with a sparkly cardi and lots of shiny accessories.

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  57. my black bodycon dress with shoulder cut outs <3

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  58. I think this dress would catch his eye :) http://www.johnlewis.com/miss-selfridge-jacquard-flared-dress-gold-mix/p959171

    Hele

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  59. It'd have to be a playsuit with mock suspender tights :)

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  60. Black Mac with nothing on underneath- Surprise!!

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  61. I think a little black dress with some heels.

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  62. A black mini dress with embellished shoulders. Killer heals and opaque black tights.

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  63. Something smart, but fairly casual.

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  64. A nice navy blazer, jeans, white shirt & smart shoes...

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  65. A red dress with a bit of sparkle on - Christmassy and glittery to put me in the mood for a Christmas party.

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  66. A dress with some boosted cleavage would always do the trick!

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  67. I love my LBD's BUT depending on the date it is nice to surprise with some colour so a little red dress with heels :)

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  68. Christmas parties allow me to indulge in my favourite thing in the world, sequins!!! I have the most gorgeous red sequin dress that I would wear, full length but split to the thigh!

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  69. It would have to be my little black dress with silver sequins, sexy patterend tights, and long heels along with a silver sparkling necklace and dangling earrings.

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  70. A pair of socks. And nothing else....

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  71. First date I wouldn't want to go too trashy, so I;d wear my LBD but with thick black tights, so not too much flesh on show, and a big statement necklace with my leather biker jacket over the top :)

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  72. If I was feeling slim I'd wear my strapless fitted black dress & stilettos (very sexy but classy) or nice jeans, heels & a tight black top.

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  73. it's got to be the LBD but with some added sparkle

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  74. My favourite outfit to impress my date at Christmas would be the Christmas tree outfit from the supporting dancers of Leona Lewis on last Saturday's X Factor. Ha!

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  75. something sprakly as it's christmas! :) and some gorgeous red lipstick. perfect. x

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  76. My fav christmas outfit to surprise a date would have to be a red dress and some amazing heels
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  77. My boyfriend loves body con dresses on me, so I'd choose a midi length body con dress, maybe black... But a bold red lip, and classic cat eyes with a neutral eye base.

    www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

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  78. I have just bought the perfect party dress from Topshop so I will be rocking that with a pair of heels and a slick of red lipstick - perfect!

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  79. Can't go wrong with a LBD :)

    Charlotte Ingham

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  80. Amazing...LBD, Killer shoes and Red Lipstick!

    Livvy Redmond

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  81. A classic LBD, a little fake tan, red lips, natural eyes, big earrings and court shoes!

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  82. I have a lovely little tartan Hell Bunny outfit and some Dr Martens boots, but depends on whether its a classy occasion! I can do classy if I have to but I'm more at home in a cafe bar with live music!

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  83. Black trousers, black top and bling it up with some fab sparkly jewellery

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  84. A knee length red dress, and knee high boots.

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  85. definitely my little black dress and killer heels

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  86. i nice elegant, sexy and confident long red or black dress ;D
    thank you for the opportunity :)

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  87. A little black dress and red accessories :)

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  88. black and white dress, tights and red lipstick :)

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  89. A short red dress and matching heels.

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  90. I would wear a long black or red dress, with abit of sparkle to it, some black stilleto heels and matching clutch bag, I would probably also wear a nice shrug aswell to finish it off.

    @tjsi1963

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  91. slinky velvet dress in a dark jewel colour

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  92. Jeggings, nice top, and sparkly flats with like to keep things casual :)

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  93. Think I'd have to go for black or red dress and heels

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  94. A gorgeous red dress with some strappy heels with a white faux fur shrug :)

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  95. Something bright and sparkly with lots of red lipstick!!

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  96. Something bright and sparkly with lots of bright red lipstick!!

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  97. leggings, knee high boots and a nice tunic top

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  98. Amazing giveaway Sandra - I would love to win :)

    Laura
    x

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  99. My favourite outfit would be a class LBD, with a bold red lip, embellished heels and a statement necklace!

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  100. Something Black & classic with sparkly silver high heels. Have to have a little sparkle at Christmas
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  101. I'd like to wear a bit of colour to surprise my date at an xmas do! A red dress is always a winner...

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  102. A tight fitting skirt ( maybe a pencil skirt of some sort) and depending on the bra! i have a nice red blouse which shows off a wee bit of cleavage. It would depend on the date if im honest- my now partner brought me a pizza lol so i just threw on jeans and a nice top. I have a pretty amazing red sequinned dress with a "look at those legs" side split, i save for special occasions :D

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  103. black skinny jeans and a sequinned top

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  104. skinny jeans a white shirt and bright funky accessories , takes me anywhere

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  105. a LBD with gold heels and a gold shrug, with a classic black clutch

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  106. a LBD with killer gold heels, gold shrug and a classic black clutch

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  107. Just wearing a dress would be a big surprise for him!

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  108. A red shmmering dress, with sequins and a plunge neckline. High heels, and black clutch.

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  109. A very simple black fitted dress with seamed stockings and high heels.

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  110. An unusual, funky dress but nothing too dressy as I'm a tomboy at heart and wouldn't want to raise his expectations too much!!

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  111. If I was lucky enough to met a lovely guy at a Christmas Party, I glam up by wearing...
    http://www.pinterest.com/crazzyraj/christmas-party-outfit/
    If not I could always give eHarmony a go :)

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  112. I'm loving the tartan craze this year so I've got a wee tartan number

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  113. Being a curvier, tall lady, I would say a peplum striking red dress, black bolero and killer heels!

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  114. I found a black top with coloured gems on it, bought ages ago and cast to the back of the wardrobe. Wore it with a torquoise necklace, looked great

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  115. High waisted skirt with a sparkly top and my zara heels! :)

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  116. As I only go to parties at Christmas, my surprise is always festive headwear - elf ears, reindeer antlers, flashing santa hat - I've worn them all. This years is a surprise ;) xx

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  117. Always a Little Black dress but a classy one with expensive jewellry and a good quality shoes and bag.

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  118. A Christmas elf costume complete with pointy ears.

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  119. Probably a bandage, bodycon with all the trimmings. :-)

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  120. Probably a bandage bodycon dress with all the trimmings. x

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  121. black sequin dress with a cheeky lips clutch, embellished heels, dark red wine lipstick

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  122. LBD of course, with some stylish jewellery :) Jude xx @jadlgw

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  123. It would be my little black dress a really good push up bra and killer heels

    Tiffany Oconnell

    @toc83

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  124. Something middle of the road for me! Jeans, heeled boots and a nice shirt. Simple but pretty!

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  125. heels, jeans and a blouse, .. oo and clutch bag :D

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  126. A wrap-around dress, with some killer heels

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  127. skinny jeans, boots and a sparkly top! - Thank you for the lovely competition x

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  128. If it's to surprise them then it would have to a Santa outfit!

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  129. I always think skinny jeans and heels, with a little cami type top is a winner, with a clutch bag... Understated but glam!

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  130. A little black dress, killer heels (depending on my dates height) and a clutch bag. Simple, classic but timeless xx

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  131. I have a nice red lace dress that I wear with a pair of gold heels and bag. Christmassy and impressive!

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  132. Lace skater dress in red as I'm so used to being seen in Retro T Shirts and Jeans - be a nice shock :D

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  133. LBD with sparkley killer heels and clutch bag.

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  134. It'd be a little black dress with statement jewelry and my loboutins here.

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  135. My surprise date outfit would be a vintage 60's dress, statement necklace and probably some sparkly nails! xx

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  136. A sensational dress - nothing less will do on a date at Christmas! Probably a dress with some sparkle to it for the added touch of glamour and great hair is also a must - luscious curls probably x

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  137. something shiny, lacy and worn with killer heels and very sheer stockings

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  138. skinny jeans.heels and a white tshirt and an over size clutch. simple but stylish

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  139. a Christmas jumper, so not me, nothing could surprise more

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  140. a sparkly sequin dress! sallywills@live.co.uk

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  141. my skinny jeans and knee high boots he loves them :)

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  142. You can't beat a little black dress

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  143. A Red Lace Dress and matching shoes and clutch bag

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  144. skinny jeans, sky high heels and a smart blazer with statement jewellery

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  145. My little black dress and killer heels

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  146. What a lovely giveaway!

    I'd wear a red dress with cream bolero and gold heels and a gold bag, Christmassy and cute :)

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  147. A long dress split to the thigh and skyscraper heels

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  148. I`d wear a shimmery black jumpsuit, killer stilletos, chunky chain necklace and a black clutch.

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  149. Black trousers, bright shirt and black jacket, with a matching scarf.

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  150. There is a lovely coast dress i have my eye on at the moment. Black, lacey across the shoulders, hopefully it would hide a wobbly bit or two.

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  151. A little black sequined dress which shows off all my curves!

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  152. http://www.johnlewis.com/coast-dalston-maxi-dress/p907234?colour=Purple

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  153. i have a little black dress from monsoon that i love

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  154. I don't think you can ever beat a LBD!

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  155. You can never go wrong with a LBD and a pair of heels

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  156. Has to be the LBD with killer heels :)

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  157. skinny jeans, glitzy top and heals

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  158. Flares and a pathwork blazer. Statement.

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  159. If I wasn't 32 weeks pregnant, I would go for a figure hugging dress with statement necklace and sky scraper heels and probably a cropped faux fur jacket, for when it starts to snow!

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  160. Little Black Dress, high heels and some eye popping jewellery
    and to top it of max volume hair let loose

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  161. It has to be a little black dress and high heels with sparkly jewellry

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  162. my black coast dress and sheer hold ups ;)

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Love xxx Sandra

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