This is probably what I should have worn on Christmas Day, but alas the Santa onesie seemed much more appropriate. Only joking! That being said, it was nice to spruce myself up once more after a few too many days of lounging around and reacquainting myself with the Sims 3. I'd almost forgotten what it was like to put concealer on. I'm not the kind of girl who dresses up for a dinner indoors with immediate family, I like to keep my home as a place where I can look like the ultimate hobo if I want. Who's with me? Even though I was very tempted by these party dresses in the Orla Kiely sale, I can't see my home habits changing anytime soon, unless we end up relocating to a country pile in 2013.
Leather shorts - Very
Ring - V&A shop
Did anyone else accidentally buy presents for themselves whilst Christmas shopping? I went into COS with the best of intentions but somehow became distracted after finally seeing this collar in the flesh (you might remember it from my wishlist). I'm a fully paid up member of the shirt-under-jumper club but this can be a combination too warm for my office, resulting in much discomfort for the sake of fashion. Unlike the typical collar accessory, this has part of a shirt underneath and doesn't look like something you've just plonked on (not that I have anything against plonking, mind) to a vastly different neckline. It's also a far more economical way of achieving the Petit Bateau x Carven look I was after. Hopefully you'll be seeing a lot more of it in 2013. When I first saw the Fast tights range by Mark Fast, I must admit I did a little happy dance inside. I've been waiting for an affordable and flattering way of wearing his intricate designs for a while, so was pleased when Tights Please (geddit) got in touch. Unfortunately I've created a few holes in these already due to their delicate construction, but that won't stop me wearing them until they fall apart. They either make my legs look longer or like I've had a random encounter with a tyre, depending on how your mind works.
So I'm back at the V&A again! I treated my Mum to a membership for her Christmas present and I'm sure she had a sneaky suspicion that I'd be borrowing it as well. Instead of battling the sales in person (online is where it's at) we decided to escape the house for a bit of culture and to finally see the Hollywood Costume exhibition. Thing is, a lot of people had the same idea as well, so it was somewhat frustrating to move around and attempt to read some of the captions. Luckily we can pop back again before it finishes on the 27th January. Typically I don't tend to watch videos at exhibitions, but of course this had to be a major part of the layout due to the subject matter. There are plenty of interviews that you are encouraged to watch and gain a greater understanding of the effect a successful costume has. You'll also start to consider how much work goes into something that is barely seen on screen for a second.
Surprisingly, this isn't my last post of the year, as I have one of those handy reflective recaps coming 'atcha tomorrow. It's going to be a corker, I promise!
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