I've gone all elegant on you this year - not a single Christmas jumper! Who is this woman and what has she done with CiCi?!
Actually, there's no mystery here other than I acquired this beautiful red party dress from Voodoo Vixen and had barely removed it from its packaging before it demanded to be accessorised with gold - gold I tell you! And what else can you do at this time of year with a lovely festive shade like this? Red and gold are the classic Christmas combination - and a little less 'elf' than red and green (mind you, not that this is a bad thing!). A jumper had no chance against this dress...
This, dear reader, is the only time I have worn a dress where B has told me it looks nice - without me first parading around in front of him going 'weeeeell?!' Unprompted praise... it must be special! I have to say, when I first got it didn't look that special as it swamped me, but now that a tailor has altered it so that the shoulders are shorter and the length matches how it appeared on the model (cost me £20), I'm completely in love with it. This, by the way, is something I have to do with practically every non-petite dress - it's not that this one is exceptionally large! I usually lean towards fitted dresses, but I honestly am as pleased as a kid in a party frock here and it just goes to show that not all flared dresses drown me as I fear they will (especially not with a little stitching help). B particularly admired the neckline saying it was the 'right shape' for me. I think he might be onto something there, it does seem particularly flattering.
I also have to thank Holly of Alternate Normality for meeting my last minute request for this pretty gold hair flower. I'd given up trying to find one anywhere by the time I came across her range of Christmassy styles. Well-made and well-priced (and so helpful!), I recommend her shop to those in the UK particularly.
And lastly, we had to move no fewer than five pieces of furniture (not counting the tree itself, which was also dragged a foot along the floor) to get these pictures - including two huge sofas. I quickly remembered why I never take photos indoors!
Hair flower: Alternate Normality
Brooch: c/o Chronically Vintage
Dress: c/o Voodoo Vixen 'Blair' (out of stock on their site - try Blue Banana)
Shoes: (out of stock) Chelsea Crew via Zulily
And can you read what my darling little brooch says? Probably not, so I will tell you: it says 'Seasons greetings' - and indeed, it's warm seasons greetings from this blogger as Christmas fast approaches... All my shopping's done, hooray!
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