Moustaches & Mince Pies

Today I wore my moustache, bow and top hat dress from Yumi, kindly gifted to me by Ruth and the team at Room 31. It’s such a cute dress in a dark grey shade so can be dressed up or down. Oh and the moustache is an apt theme given my threading trauma from earlier in the week. Long story with TMI!

Dress – Yumi @ Room31 Fashion (in the sale PLUS 25% off with SGS25!)
Cropped Cardigan – H&M
100D Tights – Marks & Spencer
Ankle Boots – River Island

The preparations continue for Christmas as I headed to my friend Alicia at Bliss Nails for a gel manicure. Went for a plum/brown shade that has a little bit of sparkle in it. Bless Alicia, I had to bring one of my girls with me and she had her room all set up for her with colouring books, some yummy chocolates and Home Alone on the TV. Gemma was a wee angel for the full hour thanks to all this. 

After the nails got sorted, the girls and I made Mince Pies – perfect rainy day activity

and I took the opportunity to show them off on my Christmas cake stand – the first time I’ve ever used it as it was a January sale bargain from House of Fraser.

I’ll fess up, I never make my own pastry as it’s always SO disappointing. Instead, I make my own mincemeat and buy the Jus Rol sweet shortcrust roll-out pastry. Works a treat and the girls had a further hour of fun playing with the off-cuts!
Before I go, here’s a close up of the fab pattern on the dress. I’m wearing a size 12 as I find Yumi comes up a bit small (normally I’d get away with a 10 in a dress). It’s reduced in the Room 31 sale to £20 with a further 25% off if you use SGS25. Bargain :)

Next post will be my Christmas day outfit. I made a mad purchase in H&M the other night. Put it this way, if it doesn’t work out, I’ve got some gorgeous material for a couple of cushions :)



  1. ClaireH Reply

    Domestic goddess as well as a fashionista!!! Fab……and another lovely dress. happy Christmas

  2. Your girls are so cute. I bought a dress from Yumi but had to send it back as the fit was a little odd on me. The dress looks lovely on you.

  3. Gorgeous dress and quite the housewife;)Enjoy the mince pies, they look yummy!

  4. Life, Loves...... Reply

    Lovely dress and you wear it well, Avril
    Happy Christmas

  5. Lovely dress, oh wow lovely cakes too,bet they tasted great. Love your cake stand I want to try and make some vintage ones,got to talk my hubby into buying a new drill first :)

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