Ah, the Crimbo-Limbo! The only week where leftover sausage rolls, unwanted slices of pudding and segments of chocolate orange are the plat du jour – and that’s okay! Actually, this is probably my favourite time of the year – all one is expected to do is eat, snuggle up in blankets and watch films – I’ve been preparing for this my whole life. But today I thought I’d venture from the sofa and take my new favourite dress out for a spin.
Vintage Style Me
I can’t believe I started this new blog two months ago and I haven’t yet mentioned Vintage Style Me
, my favourite online boutique! They handcraft (to perfection) the loveliest collection of retro-inspired clothes – and their dresses make up a chunky percentage of my wardrobe. I discovered them almost a year ago and have been infatuated since I ordered my first piece: a red tartan smock dress I still adore.
It had gone a little quiet on the VSM front this season, but when I saw this oriental trapeze dress I knew it was the one for the holidays. It’s beautiful, intricate and it’s genius shape can disguise approximately 4 roast dinners, 3 chocolate oranges and 2 Christmas puddings. Trust me, I’ve tried and tested it.
Note to self: bring a scarf
Today was not
warm. But my new coat mostly saved me from the Arctic breezes! I found this burgundy beauty in the New Look sale – £20! I got a little over-excited when I realised it matched my boots. And did you notice my pretty necklace? It’s by Susan Caplan
(read more in my last post
) and as soon as it arrived on my doorstep I knew it’d go perfectly with this oriental dress! I don’t often wear gold, but anything goes in the Crimbo-Limbo – and I must say, I think this luxe combination is slowly converting me…
Dress – Vintage Style Me | Bag – New Look | Coat – New Look | Boots – Dorothy Perkins
Of course, I didn’t stay out in the cold for too long – and an indulgent hot chocolate soon warmed my bones! I hope you’ve had a lovely holiday – tell me how it went in the comments! x