That’s right, it’s the C word. It’s December now, so it’s pretty much going to be all over blogs for the next few weeks and who am I to resist… I gave you a Christmas jumper with dogs on it last year, but as much as I will always love ridiculous knitwear, I’m quite pleased to bring you something more festively sophisticated this year in the form of matching snowflakes. Because why wear one item covered in snowflakes when you can wear two?
First up is this beautiful Emily & Fin dress. I love a good novelty print and this pattern is both quirky (but not too OTT) and pretty, and of course perfect for Christmas. Not only that, the shade of teal is really lovely and I don’t have enough in this colour, for sure. This is the first piece I’ve owned from this British brand and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality. When things have a higher price tag, I get pretty annoyed if I don’t think they warrant it, but not the case with this dress. The way the material on the skirt hangs with all its pleats in particular, the thick cotton and the ruching details around the neckline all point at better quality. The only downside is that because it’s cotton, it sure does crease (I promise that wasn’t just me being lazy). But still, isn’t it lovely? Word of warning: these dresses run on the large side for the waist vs the size guide, but everything else seems spot on (I’m in the smallest size here and have added my own waist belt to pull it in a little).
Second, we’ve got another gorgeous bag from Vendula – another great British brand. I think their AW range is really on form this year – I absolutely love my New York clutch (seen here and here) and couldn’t wait to style this bag, which is a perfect day bag for the colder months. Again, their bags are on the slightly pricier side for vegan designs, but again the quality is worth it. This one is filled with pockets and compartments, again has two choices for straps (there’s a cross-body one not featured here) and is very sturdy. That’s before you even get to the fact it’s covered in snowflakes and is the perfect companion for this dress!
I will never, ever get tired of matching things. I will also never, ever get tired of Christmas – especially not Christmas novelty-wear…
Earrings: c/o Chronically Vintage @ Etsy
Dress: c/o Emily & Fin
Belt: New Look (similar)
Tights: Primark (last year)
Shoes: Miss L Fire (similar)
Bag: c/o Vendula London
The (very) eagle-eyed readers among you might recognise these earrings – they are, of course, one of the many pairs that Jessica gifted me (see if you can spot them!) and this outfit is proof that I’m having a lot of fun adding them as the icing on top of my looks at the moment.