The Christmas decorations have been packed away, I’ve watched all the festive films I usually watch at this time of year (along with several others, thanks to my sister’s Christmas24 recommendations) and I’m reflecting on the year we’ve just put to bed.
In these first few weeks of 2019, I’ll be writing about some of the things that happened last year. Some of my posts will be more serious than others, of course, but for now, I thought I’d ease us all in gently (the year is very new, after all), and talk about some of my favourite outfits of 2018.
First up, I love this British Retro dress so much that I have it in two colours. I wore the smoke grey version with a magenta vintage hat and bag set (bought at Elegant Era) at the start of 2018, and rocked the red version with a mistletoe hairpiece just before Christmas.
This outfit is all vintage – the dress is from Gingermegs Vintage, and the bag belonged to my husband’s great-aunt. She passed away over the summer and his family very kindly offered me a few of her things. Using them feels very special.
This super-duper dramatic hat and beautiful dress from Elegant Era came with me to Twinwood Festival in August. It was my first event after Dorothy was born – I was incredibly anxious, but everyone was just wonderful. I accessorised with a hair flower from Miss Bella’s Blooms and Rocket Originals.
I couldn’t not include this Eliza J dress, worn when I was maid of honour at my sister and brother-in-law’s wedding in May. It was comfortable (it had to be, I was five and a half months pregnant) and I felt mega-fancy. Bonus points if you can guess the wedding theme from my house colours-themed skirt.
This 1940s look is from Heyday Vintage – it’s such a nice look for Autumn/Winter, and I’m looking forward to pairing it with some brighter accessories when the weather perks up.
This puffin-themed skirt is from Palava, and it’s so detailed in real life. This outfit is sparkly and fun and I like it a lot.
This skirt is much sparklier in real life, and was created by the fair hands of Sink or Swim Bowtique. Paired with a poodle hairstyle, mistletoe hairpiece and star brooch (an early Christmas present from my husband), it was the perfect Christmas Eve outfit.
And, finally, a really very Christmassy look – a skirt from Decked Out Dolly (only a few skirts are ever available, so you never have to worry about wearing the same thing as someone else) and a brooch from Oh So Flamingo.