Britt Wicks: Dressing for the Party Season

Britt Wicks, a Canberra public figures writes about her visit to our Canberra boutique, Momento Dezigns in preparation for an Awards night. 

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What a busy time of year it is, for all of us!! Christmas around the corner, so here come the Christmas parties, Friday, Saturday and Sunday drinks even throw in a random Monday afternoon drinks - what a beautiful time of year!

But what to wear!?

To add to my already chaotic end of year, Jarrod my husband and I have been invited to the CBR Sports Awards. A chance to celebrate Canberra’s top athletes and teams and the significant contribution by individuals and sporting organisations.
Jarrod won last year’s CBR’s Sports person of the year and is again nominated this year.

Date of event - 1st DEC
Where - National Arboretum
Dress - Cocktail

I’m sure Jarrod would have had the invitation sitting in his emails for a couple of weeks now though I’m only made aware 1 week out - must have forgotten to mention it haha!

Immediately I go into need to get organised mode, hair, makeup, DRESS!

I popped out to Momento Designs in Manuka on Monday to be completely overwhelmed by choice!! So many beautiful frocks, trying to keep the dress code in mind.
I’m a massive fan of Bec and Bridge, Camilla, Thurley and Talulah so I headed for them first.
Helped by the beautiful Ros, I had 10 plus dresses to try on - how was I going to decide!

This is a little how it went..

Talulah Dress - what a fun party dress, easily can be dressed up or dressed down. The musk pink colour is so in right now! Paired with a pair of gold heels or flats this is a summer essential.


Camilla and Marc dress - bold and bright! A edgy dress, perfect for any party or night out! Perfect with a pair of black stilettos.

Thurley Dress - What a gorgeous classy dress, perfect for Christmas Day or race day. I felt so pretty in this frock!! Pair with black flats or black heels.

Talulah Dress - Classic cocktail style! The pattern in this dress is simply stunning, making me feel like a girly girl! Pair with black heels.

Quba Dress - This dress! A statement dress, so elegant but so sexy! Silk can be one of the most flattering fabrics, I felt amazing in this dress! Best with nude stilettos.

Shona Joy Dress - This playsuit is in my wardrobe! The perfect black number you need in your wardrobe!! Again easily dressed up or dressed down, this playsuit is going to get a work out this summer! Wear with thongs, sandals or black heels. 10/10!

Stanzee Jumpsuit - Legs legs legs!! By no means do I have long legs but this jumpsuit made me feel like I had legs like a Victoria Secrets Model! Extremely classy, a statement piece! Perfect for an Awards night, graduation or formal!

And these were only a few..

What a fun Monday!! Ros and the girls at Momento made me feel so comfortable, they were all so patient. Helping me find the right dress, giving honest opinions and styling tips!

This summer I’ll be wearing lots of playsuits from Camilla and Stevie May and some beautiful light weight dresses from Maison and scotch and Sass! You can find all these brands in Momento.
I also found myself a couple of new shoes to add to my collection!

My Summer wardrobe now has a few new pieces and still a few more to be added - oppsieeee!!

Stay tuned to see what myself and the girls put together for the CBR Sports Awards!!

Britt xx

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