Christmas Dress Number 1: Velveteen Dream

Christmas is just around the corner, which means that there are going to be a lot of glam-up-worthy events on. There’s works do’s, my birthday, Christmas and New Year all in just one month.

I’ve been looking and looking and looking for the perfect dresses this winter, and I’ve been so impressed with Missguided’s range (and their student discount… and 99p delivery).

Anyways, I found two gorgeous little numbers, and in this post I’m only going to delve into one of them, because the other dress I’m saving for my birthday on December 22nd.

So, everyone scrolls from lowest to highest price, I mean, why would you scroll high to low? It makes no sense. So yeah, I was scrolling through Missguided’s velvet garms and found an absolute beaut. A burnt orange, high neck, velvet bodycon midi dress. At £7.50 in the sale, this was a killer bargain, and with my 20% off, it was only £6! Can you even get stuff in Primark for that cheap anymore?


Anyway, I got the chance to wear it on Saturday night, following a crazy day at Hounds, the dog shop in Newcastle. We’d had Santa Paws (Lee) in all day having almost 100 dogs sit on his lap whilst I took photos. I couldn’t have been more in my element, but Jesus, I had been out-dogged and needed a drink.


We all glammed up and got on our dresses, ironically all velvet, sporting a different colour each. To accompany my dress, I wore black tights and some little Topshop thick heeled boot type sandals, along with my trusty Daniel Wellington watch, and what was my middle-parted, straight 70’s hair, until it rained on me and waved. Anyways, we looked like a girl band, and we’re going by the name of Velveteers.


The team, consisting of Anya, Lee, Leah and I headed over to The Ten Green Bottles, a little bar selling craft ales, fine wine and gin, too meet some of Anya’s family and friends. Now, I’ve never had gin before, and it seemed to be the main ingredient in most drinks on the menu, so Anya recommended I get a Poppies, and assured me that I’ll like it. Anya clearly knows me very well, and as I took a sip of what was essentially a fishbowl sized wine glass, I fell in love with gin. Poppies is a beautiful pink concoction of Poppies gin, rosé lemonade and pomegranate, all of which I was adverse to prior to the first sip, however I have been converted to a lover of gin.

After The Ten Green Bottles we headed up the road to a little hidden gem in an alleyway called Lymestone Vaults, which had more of a pub feel compared to the classier Ten Green Bottles, however, vodka and cokes were cheap and I was happy.

I had such a brilliant night with lots of laughs, stumbling back to Hounds only to blare Backstreet Boys from the speakers and order a greasy takeaway. This dress was christened in style, and after the compliments I received, it will definitely getting at least one more wear this December!


Keep an eye our later this month for a follow up post featuring my second purchase from Missguided! There’s a reason why I’m saving this one for a special occasion.

Beff xx


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