Sugar and Ice - ILD 2015


For ILD 2015 I went round the Birmingham Christmas markets with friends and did other festive activities, including seeing a real reindeer and Secret Santa present swaps! I've had my Christmas mix on in the car so between that and the markets I'm feeling really festive. I'd been thinking about wearing boots but it was warm enough that layering a couple of pairs of tights kept my legs toasty without boots.

Angelic Pretty 'Victorian Tassel' dress - vintage hat - Hush Puppies shoes - secondhand blouse and other accessories
 A Christmas meet-up called for a Christmassy outfit and I've been holding off on this velvet dress for the perfect winter occasion. It looks even better in person as the screen print is glittery, and there's full back shirring so it's really comfortable! I've had to add strap extenders as the bodice was too short to start with, but it fits really nicely now.

I was very lucky and dropped on the hat at the Digmas Christmas vintage market. Better yet, it was in the seller's bargain bucket! It's a perfect match for the dress, which is a surprise as it's an unusual shade of blue and I didn't think I'd find anything to match. We followed the market hopping with food at Cafe Soya, and I've had a great time.

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