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What I Wore: The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker has a special place in my heart. Before I moved to York, my mum and I went to see it every year before christmas. The music is lovely, and the dancing is incredible, but my favourite part of the ballet has always been the costumes and the scenery. The moment when the toys from under the christmas tree come to life and the tree grows is my favourite thing I’ve seen in a theatre ever. The moment when Clara arrives on stage in a flying swan is pretty special too. This year I saw The Nutcracker in Birmingham with my mum, my brother and my boyfriend, and I thought I might as well dress up!

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This coat was a birthday gift from a vintage shop in York a couple of years ago. It’s beautiful and I think it will last me a lifetime – I only wear it on special occasions and I fall in love with it a little more every time I wear it. My dress is an old Topshop buy, and I’m wearing a tutu underneath (a memento from my life as a teen goth) to make the skirt a little fuller. It’s quite a simple LBD but I like the sequins on the top and the open back detail. In keeping with the goth theme I braved wearing my new blue lipstick from Lush – I find it hard to apply but very well lasting for such an extreme colour!

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Outfit details: Dress, Topshop (Old) / Coat, Vintage (Priestleys. York) / Scarf, Borrowed from my mum / Shoes, New Look (Old) / Lipstick, Lush, Control

I hate it when bloggers apologise for their blog posts, but I’m going to do it – I’m sorry these photos are blurry! I’ve yet to work out how to take a photo without natural light. If anyone has any tips, I’m all ears!