This Velvet Skater Dress* from Topsy Curvy had been hanging in my wardrobe for a while and I had been waiting for the perfect opportunity to wear it. In the lead up to Christmas Day I thought about it and quickly tried it on and decided I would team it with something jazzy for the day.
The dress is such a lovely thick velvet and feels like a good quality garment. I like the rich, deep red colour, it's got a pinky tone to it which feels very festive but not as harsh as a proper red would look with the contrasting black leopard print marks. I think it's a lovely dress and I like how the skirt flares out. I would say that it is super short so a thick legging or set of tights will be needed with this dress. No biggie though.
The jacket is in my top 5 most favourite garments I have ever, ever bought. It's a vintage piece from Stockholm and I bought it whilst I was living there. The black knit shows off the sequins and jewels perfectly and I get so much pleasure from wearing it. I wear it winter after winter and I never tire of it. It's just so utterly fabulous don't you think? Like most vintage stuff, it's made so well... it's only just starting to look a little worn in places but nothing a little sewing couldn't fix. I just need to learn how to sew properly now! You would never have thought I did a Textile degree would you? I can't sew at all!!
The door knocker earrings are such a statement. They are HUGE, so big and obnoxious, I love them. I love, love, love them. They are from River Island and sadly I can't see them on the site any more. There are plenty of big earrings out there though, Asos and Galibardy are my two fave places for statement jewellery.
The boots are a few years old now, so many people ask about them and its a shame they aren't available any longer. I liked my first pair so much; I bought a second pair and I'm so happy I did as I wear them every week!
For my makeup I did my usual black eyeliner flicks, lashings of mascara and I mixed two lippies together to get the exact colour I wanted. I mixed Urban Decays Supersaturated Lip Pencil in 'Adrenaline' and Sleep Makeups lipstick in 'Fuchsia'.
|Such a pouter! Excuse the fuzzy pic, it was taken with my camera on the back of my iPhone.|
Much food and wine was consumed and napping and game playing happened and the dress stayed on all day, I didn't feel uncomfortable at all and I only changed when it was late and I fancied slipping into something a little more comfortable, sadly I don't mean anything sexy, just fluffy pjs I'm afraid!
If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a fab day! What did you wear? Was it a comfortable number or did you go all out glam?