Wednesday, 28 December 2011

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Christmas Day always includes two outfits... the daytime one, then Christmas dinner. This year it was just family at Christmas dinner, so I could have skipped dressing up... but when do I ever skip dressing up? It was a good chance to take my freshly made sparkly star crown for a test drive.

I wore the same thing today, minus the crown, to a new coffee shop in downtown Hamilton. It's a cozily furnished and aggressively heated space with comfortable armchairs and even a chaise lounge. The copy of L.M. Montgomery's Emily Climbs I'm holding in one picture was part of their display... the edition was from 1925 and used to belong to Margaret Brown, according to the flyleaf.

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Hehe, I like how these two pictures almost line up... except I'd be a Hindu goddess with multiple arms!

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photos by Shona (and you have no idea how entertaining it is trying to take shots in a mirror and keeping the photographer out of them)

dress: Neneee, shoes: KG by Kurt Geiger, necklace: Les Jumelles, self-made star crown.

52 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

*sigh* I love that dress SO much!!! :D You look amazing!
And wow, that is so cool...the book is almost 100 years old...AWESOME :)
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The Daily Fashionista said...

I absolutely love these pictures!!! And that dress. The cafe looks very cozy and sweet as well.

rose said...

emily la cosa más bella que es tu vestido, lindo...Me encantó la corona de estrellas..
y que hermoso lugar.
besos rose jp

Rebeccak said...

That cafe is adorable! Love your christmas crown too :)

Imogen said...

What unique dress. It is simply gorgeous! You look beautiful. I hope you had a merry christmas. happy holidays to you.

Shybiker said...

That's funny -- you with four arms!

Jasmine said...

You look lovely in the dress, and I wish you a belated Merry Christmas which at the same time wishing that you already had an awesome time :)

Big hug

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

Now I want to make myself a gold star crown! I like the scooped back of your dress and how the two different fabrics play off each other. The coffee shop you visited looks dreamy, I especially like how it looks like an updated version of a Victorian parlor!

Chaucee said...

What a beautiful coffee house!

chantilly said...

wow, i have an obsession with coffee shops... and that coffee shop sounds like i could spend the rest of my life there.

plus that dress... so amazing :)

islabell said...

the fabric on that dress is purrrfect. The mirror photos are super funny to do. I've only been behing the camera doing acrobats. Lovely to see snippets of your Christmas. xx

Jane said...

Your dress is fabulous, I love the cut!
The cafe looks like a really cosy place. I like the old books!

Kailey said...

Completely in love with your dress! The two patterns is genius *__* Meanwhile, I haven't yet read any of the Emily series! Must get on that ^^

CessOviedo said...

Happy Christmas dear! I loved your headband, very festive! And your pendant is just the cutest thing in the world ... I noticed the lined up pics right away, I always want to do that but never succeed, anyways send you a big hug, keep enjoying the holidays!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Wren said...

I love these photos. Unique angles and a beautiful dress!

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Wren

Preziosa said...

Love this dress it's so cute!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Oh, I love all these photos. That first one is divine.

Have a great NY, doll.

x

Adele said...

Gorgeous dress & the star crown is the perfect finishing touch xoxo
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Annebeth said...

Ah I know that dress from the clothes horse and I love it so much, something about two different sides to a garment makes it feel like something medieval and court appropriate! beautiful. And that crown is POIFECT <3 merry christmas!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Beautiful dress!

Zane said...

stunning outfit and beautiful photos

Rebecca said...

That is a great dress! I like the two patterns together.

Amber said...

love the quirkiness of that dress. I tend to dress up for all family functions too. I cant say no to a nice dinner and a pretty dress.

Celia said...

That dress is just so great, and I love the pretty necklace. Looks like you're having a lovely time back home (of course), that cafe looks very nice.

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

That book looks beautiful, I love old editions.. and that dress is pretty cool, love the patterns! xx

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Your Christmas Day outfit sure was bee-yoo-ti-ful. I simply adore that dress. And dressing up twice! I'd be thoroughly behind that notion, but I'm pretty sure my family thinks me nuts for dressing up at all (well, with the exception of my mom).

The new coffee shop looks like a charming place. I love exposed brick interiors. What a gorgeous copy of Emily Climbs! One of my dear blogging friends actually sent me a 1949 Australian edition of Emily's Quest for Christmas :D

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

Oh man, that dress is fantastic! You look wonderful! I totally could have skipped dressing up for Christmas too (it was just my parents and we stood home) but you know, I just can't pass up an excuse to dress up.

Natasha said...

You look lovely. I love dressing up for Christmas day and your sparkly star headband is gorgeous. I hope you had a wonderful day! xxx

YEYE STYLE BLOG said...

You look amazing in that dress, happy holidays :)

Monique said...

What a lovely dress Emily and that cafe looks like such a quaint little spot. Glad your having such a wonderful time with your family!

Nicole said...

Awesome dress! I love the two different fabrics.

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I LOVE the sparkly star crown, and the Emily of New Moon series!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Lovely dress!!! Hope your holiday was wonderful and you have a Happy New Year!
XOXO

Terri said...

this bookshop looks like a delightful place...and that's a wonderful dress. The first shot is bewitching.

Val said...

I love the whole Alice in Wonderland feel of your photos. It's always nice to see my creations come to life on real people ^_^ As per usual, you look lovely!

Style Diaries said...

i super love your dress.

threadsandbuttons said...

Oh MY Goodness! That dress is SO beautiful! LOVE IT!

Rosalind said...

What a perfect dress for just about any occasion - and it fits like a well cut glove.
Can't help wondering about Margaret Brown and her copy of Emily Climbs - such as, how old was she when she wrote her name in the front? What did she think of the book? Where did she live?

WOLF359 said...

So classy, I love it!

Maria Ramona said...

what a lovely silhouette on that dress. it's definitely a classic.
btw, i got so used to seeing you in spain, its almost funny to see you in north america. anyway, sounds like your christmas was a blast. happy new year my dear!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Rosalind: She lived in Hamilton, Ontario, but sadly neither wrote the year, nor her thoughts on the book.

@Maria Ramona: Frankly, it's strange to see myself in Canada... not so much on the streets, but definitely at the mall like on Christmas Eve... having been away so long makes see Canadians as generalizations, rather than individuals. Strange.

Kelly Marie Preston said...

Oh gosh, I truly love your dress! It's so lovely & quirky. Just like you! ;)

Leanna Kay said...

What a gorgeous dress.

Emily of new moon! I love that series.

A Certain Vintage said...

i hope you had a great holiday. That coffee place looks so nice and relaxing, like you could curl up on the chaise lounge and read for a good hour there. Love, love, love this dress too
xox

dusanabotswana said...

Too bad you didn't wear that adorable crown to the coffee shop! Super cute outfit though and I think that's the most amazing coffee shop I've ever seen, seriously. Love the Hindu god pictures too : )

Ashley/ MILK TEETHS said...

this dress is SO you! The two patterns work so well together. I also did a double take at that hindu goddess photo ;) Happy New Years chica!

Caitlin said...

that dress is absolutely amazing.
seriously, i love it.

Galine said...

Adore the outfit and oh, this coffee shop! IT'S SO CUTE!!!! What a perfect setting (esp. for photos:)

Lauren said...

Amazing dress and a beautiful book. Hope your Christmas was as peaceful and warm as it certainly looks in these shots.

From Suns To Moons said...

What a unique dress! Then again, most of your garb seems to be so.

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

I absolutely adore your dress! You look beautiful as well. I also, never skip dressing up (for the most part)!

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

I absolutely adore your dress! You look beautiful as well. I also, never skip dressing up (for the most part)!