Merry Christmas Eve-Eve beautiful people! I hope your present-buying is over and you’re all settling in for the big day with some mince pies. I’m working (boo), but I’ll be heading to my mum’s this evening for festive joy and enough alcohol to paralyse. For today, though, I’m going all out with a 50s Christmas style post!
Christmas is a funny one for me, since I spent the majority of my teens and early adulthood hating it. I’d not felt the magic of Christmas since I was a kid, and my family were poor and my mum worked a lot. Therefore I just resented it. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve gotten more and more into the festivities the more I enjoy time with family. Maybe just a touch too into it, since I’m dressed up as an elf.
The main influence of this entire outfit is clearly the tights! We Love Colors sent me a little assortment of their statement tights, including these adorable candy cane striped pair just in time for the holidays!
I never would’ve thought I’d be in love with a pair of tights, but you guys need to hear about these! Forget the stripes, these are tights that actually FIT, most importantly. Tights that fit my height, my large thighs and tummy and don’t bunch up on my small waist and ankles. I didn’t have to pull these up even once. It’s a Christmas Miracle!
I’ll be back in the New Year to tell you more about We Love Colors and their products, but for now I want you to revel in the kitsch. I had so many comments on them when out at Winter Wonderland, maybe I should be a candy cane more?
But of course, no Melody Outfit is complete without a Vendula London bag, and this Toy Shop Box Bag was perfect! A little kitsch, a little Christmassy, no other bag would of worked with this outfit, would it?
It completes my little worker elf chic with a shop full of all the toys I’ve helped make! I’ve also been looping the shoulder strap around the roof of the box bags – it’s a great way to create a handbag style out of it.
My talented friend Chris was kind enough to come and take these photos for me at Winter Wonderland at short notice, and aren’t they great? Even if we did see the worst Santa statue known to man – I’m calling him Liver-Failure-Santa. This is the face of alcoholism, kids. Drink responsibly this Christmas.
Actually, don’t. Have the merriest Christmas of all, my darlings!
Photography; @GreasyChris on IG
Hairbow; Primark | Necklace; Handmade
Bangles; Vintage and Splendette | Brooch; Luxulite
Dress; Lindy Bop | Bolero; Collectif
Tights; C/O We Love Colors | Bag; Vendula London (Disclaimer)