Wednesday, 4 December 2013

festive red

I always bring red out of my wardrobe at this time of year. A bright, festive colour perfect for this season. Red is definitely a favourite colour of mine and it has a way of giving me a boost if I'm having a down day. 

I wore this dress for a trip to Leeds for the German Christmas market. I decided to go for a red and black theme. Although, when we got to the market, a lot of people were dressed in Christmas jumpers; it must be a tradition! 





I can't tell you how comfortable these booties are. I could walk miles in them without getting aching feet. I love my funky booties. I'm thinking of getting myself another pair in a different colour.

We had a lovely time here and I would definitely recommend a trip to this market; so many goodies to be had. My favourite stall had to be the tools made out of chocolate. I stood drooling over the chocolate for a long time before moving on!

The only drawback it had was that it was so busy. The market attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year and is one of the most established Christmas markets in the country. I didn't get many pictures of the wooden chalet stalls themselves because of the sheer amount of people. There were lots of handcrafted toys, jewellery and decorations. I hope these photos give you an idea of what it was like.

It has a lovely continental festive feel about it especially with all the colours and twinkling lights. They had my favourite fairground ride on offer too; the carousel.


I am going back soon to try all the different food that was on offer. I had my first pretzel filled with Camembert and cranberry which was delicious. So many food stalls and not enough time!



















Topshop skater dress - wardrobe
Topshop black jacket - last seen here
Hush Puppies Viviana boots  - last seen here
Ted Baker handbag - last seen here
H&M necklace - wardrobe
H&M tights - wardrobe
Primark black gloves - wardrobe
Primark sunnies - wardrobe

Linking up with Monday ModeI Feel PrettyWatch What I'm Wearing and Wardrobe Wednesday.

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    1. Thank you so much, it's one of my favourites xx

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  2. Those boots are indeed beautiful, and if they are comfortable too, you're on to a winner! You look great in black and red, it's such a dramatic colour combination, I love it.
    I do like a Christmas market but they get very busy - York and Lincoln are the same, jam-packed. xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much Curtise, I do love red! I've not been to York or Lincoln markets but I can imagine how busy they are! I keep meaning to visit Lincoln market but somehow never get round to it xxxx

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  3. your photos from the market are amazing! I love christmas markets. and love your outfit, you look beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you so much Chelsea, that's so lovely of you. :-) xxx

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  4. Gorgeous! I love your look. So chic.
    Adore those Christmas market photos. Someday I want to visit Europe during the holidays. Looks so charming.

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    1. Thanks so much Adrienne, I'm glad you like it. I love wearing red. The Christmas markets are always lovely to visit and make me feel very festive, I'm sure you would love them. :-)

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  5. You look fabulous and very stylish. Perhaps I should move to the UK in order to wear such awesome clothes! I would also love to visit the market, looks really great.

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    1. Thank you so much, I do love wearing this dress. I have one in electric blue too as I love the skater style. I always come away from the markets feeling very Christmassy and full as there are so many goodies to eat :-)

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  6. Thanks for your comments on my blog I am now following your blog and I am really sorry for the late reply but I have not been on my blog as much lately. Am trying to get back into it. LOve your dress I have one really similar x

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    1. Thank you so much for following, it's so lovely of you. I was ill last week so I was quiet on the blog too as I was stuck in bed! Glad you like my dress, red is such a good colour :-)

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  7. BTW I love your blog background and wondered how you got it?? x

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    1. Awww thank you. I experimented with making an image out of the shoe motif that is in the blog title. I played around with two or three shoes and then tiled the background. It took me a while to get the effect I wanted :-) xx

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  8. This has to be my favourite outfit of yours so far, totally my colours! ;) You look very stylish.
    Love you photos. :) I also wrote a Christmas market post today and had to laugh when reading yours, as we managed to take one very similar photo... ;) xx

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    1. Awww, thank you so much chic. That's so lovely of you! Great minds think alike, I love a good Christmas market! :-) xx

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  9. Great outfit! So festive and perfect for the holidays.

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. I always wear more red at this time of year :-)

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    1. Awww thank you. I'm starting to feel very festive :-)

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  11. How wonderful! It looks so magical! I,love those boots they are super cute! Ax

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    1. It's a great way to get into the festive spirit! Glad you like the booties :-) xx

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  12. OMG Rachel you totally rock that dress!!! Awesome photos. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Claudia, it's so kind of you to say :-)

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  13. Cute outfit. I like the jacket and shoes.

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica. Thank you for stopping by :-)

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