December 1st marked the first day of Dressember and my challenge to wear a dress a day throughout December and share photos with you guys. As I wear a lot of dresses anyway, it's not really much of a challenge in itself, so I'm upping the ante by disallowing repeats of the same dress, and I'm also trying where possible not to get lazy and repeat too many of last year's dresses.

I like to think I kicked things off in style with a certain guest appearance in my first Dressember pic. You may have seen this image earlier so I apologise for the repeat, but to be honest, I'm so excited about meeting one of my style icons that you're lucky I'm not whipping this picture out to show strangers in the street...

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I like to think of Dita Von Teese as an honourary Dressember participant - I've rarely seen a picture of her (offstage) wearing anything but a fabulous dress so it's safe to say she'll probably rock a good 30 or so during December.

While I couldn't quite match her chic Dolce & Gabbana number (my LBD was bought from ASOS a couple of years ago) I did at least add a bit of Dita's must-have red lippy for my celeb encounter.

Today, I went for something completely different and my first ever attempt at a winter maxi. The dress is from Oasis (they're sold out of the maxi now but they do have the midi version) and I teamed it with a Primark belt and ankle boots from Stylist Pick. Confession time - my arms are freezing!

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My next Dressember update will be next Thursday, so expect lots more photos then! If you're taking part in Dressember too, do share your blog posts in the comments section as I'd love to see how everyone else is getting on!