|Faux Fur Aviator Jacket: Warehouse|
Oversized Tie Waist Midi Dress: Topshop
Sheer Black Tights: Marks & Spencer
Studded Amy Boots: Topshop
Cream Knit Bobble Hat: River Island
Today Craig, Sadie and I visited the Sharrowvale Christmas market which I think won hands down in the battle of the festive markets thanks to the amazing food filled stalls (big love to Eve Kitchen and their to die for donuts & Birdhouse Tea) and homeware store Pom (Chatsworth was dreamy but a bit too busy and there wasn't enough at Whirlow but Sadie loved all the animals). My Christmas shopping is now firmly complete so all that's left to tackle is the decorations and put up the tree, I couldn't be more excited to get the baubles out but Craig is dragging his sorry feet and I really don't fancy trying to navigate our loft hatch/ladder situation so right now it's stalemate. Have you succumbed and put your tree up already? I'd love to know as looking at Instagram I feel like the only Christmas spirited gal without a tree in my living room.
For me Christmas market trips are all about being warm and cosy so you know my faux fur aviator jacket had to be involved which is easily the best purchase I've made all season. It's so snuggly and much nicer than the one Topshop do and a fraction of the price of the Reiss version and original Acne offering. Underneath is my newest arrival and I still can't believe it's a dress! I can't remember the last time I sported a dress in the day but thanks to the midi length it's ideal for all day mum kneeling, universally flattering grey shade and the Whistles inspired tie waist it's just a little bit perfect. To keep this out of frumpy mum territory I teamed it with sheer tights and my favourite bad ass buckle boots which rarely leave my feet, they're that comfortable. That said I do think it'd look ace with a heeled sock boot too, in fact there may be a pair winging their way to me as I type - well it is the season of good will after all.
Are you embracing the festive season? What do you make of my ensemble?