Outfit: A Very Vintage Christmas

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Dress: Dolly & Dotty*
Shoes: Red or Dead
Belt: New Look
Earrings: Accessorize
Bow: Primark
Lipstick: MAC Russian Red

Despite not actually having any Christmas parties to go to this year, I’m not letting that stop me from breaking out the bows and sparkles and novelty earrings. Dolly & Dotty recently sent me this lovely Black & White Evelyn Dress* and I thought it would be perfect for a festive outfit. If you’re the sort of person who gets dressed up for Christmas dinner (rather than lounging about all day in your pyjamas like me) this would be ideal for adding a wee bit of a vintage twist to your outfit. I had a hard time picking which dress to choose from Dolly & Dotty as they’re all lovely – lots of full skirts, 50’s silhouettes and polka dots. Think I need to invest in a petticoat now so I can make the most of this swishy skirt!

As it’s Christmas, you have to have a little bit of glitter in your outfit somewhere. I opted for some very festive red sparkly shoes which are from Red or Dead. I borrowed them from Laura and I think I may have to invest in my own pair as I looovveeee them and they were actually quite comfy too! As for other accessories, I put on my Christmas tree earrings which I picked up from Accessorize on the way to a Christmas party about three or four years ago. They were an excellent last-minute purchase and I always dig them out around this time of year to add some festive cheer to an outfit. Particularly useful if you’ve been invited to a Christmas night out and don’t want to go overboard with a ridiculous Christmas jumper and flashing deely boppers, but still want to be a tiny bit Christmassy. I also finished off the vintage Christmas theme with a big red bow in my hair. This was actually part of a hairband from (I think) Primark which was purchased as part of a Halloween fancy dress costume, but it has since been deconstructed and now the bow looks rather lovely on its own.

Also, note to self: iron your clothes before photographing them…

What’s your favourite style of Christmas outfit?

Gillian x

Gillian

Freelance social media and digital marketing consultant with a penchant for writing blog posts, drinking sickly sweet cocktails and exploring the cobbled streets of Edinburgh.

5 Comments

  • Zoe Lianne says:

    That dress is absolutely stunning! I love your shoes too xx

  • Lauren says:

    This dress is amazing! I just tend to wear jeans and a shirt but this is my first year having Christmas just my boyfriend and I, and we don't even have a table. Dressing fancy for teas-on-knees is one gravy drip away from disaster! x

  • Lori says:

    I adore those shoes! You look lovely and super festive Gillian! Have a fab Christmas xx

  • Meg Siobhan says:

    Gorgeous! And those shoes, oh my gosh…so sparkly!!

    Meg

  • the dress is amazing and the shoes are so lovely!

    lu | coco and louis

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