Santa's Little Helper





I really wanted to wear my red tights with all white on top because I saw a girl on Lookbook do just that and it struck me as utterly beautiful.

This outfit is SO santa's little helper, no? The black boots, the red tights, the white with the snowflake print and the fur: christmassy! Are you getting into the holiday spirit yet?

My boyfriend sure is: yesterday after class I had the opportunity to check out LanvinxH&M at my nearest shop, and I had my hopes on trying on that one poofy red dress because it sings to me. I figured most of the stuff would still be there since Antwerp is a cool town with great taste, but the prices are too high to just be snapped up in a minute. And I was right: there was a lot left of everything, especially the grey and red poofy dress I wanted to try on, so I took it with me into the dressing rooms. When I saw the pictures online, I wasn't too keen on the frayed detailing of the dresses but let me tell ya: the fabric (heavy silk etc) totally makes up for it, the dresses feel just as expensive as they are. The nude piece of fabric that covers the cleavage when you're wearing the red dress is ultra soft, and the red is just as poofy and vibrant as it looks on the models. So I slipped it on and spent like 15 minutes ooh-ing and ah-ing at my reflection in the mirror. It's just a gorgeous princess/carrie from satc type of garment, but 200 euro is quite a lot for me to pay on something I won't be able to wear all that often, so I had already convinced myself not to get it. You probably expect me to tell you I ended up buying it anyway, but I didn't!



But then I got in the car with my boyfriend after class, and I started telling him how GORGEOUS that dress was and how it was out of my price range, and he asked me how much it was and then he said "and what if I bought it for you?". SAY WHUT


He got a bonus at work and he wants to buy me something. Now, 200 euro is still a lot of money, even when it's a gift, and I'm Dutch (common stereotype about Dutch people is that they don't like spending a lot of money), so even if that dress is calling my name I'm still thinking "what could I spend that 200 euro on that is a bit more practical than this dress?". I could get a pair of fabulous winter boots, or a gorgeous coat. But somehow I feel like those necessities are things I might buy for myself, while this dress really is the type of thing you should get from a loved one. What do you guys think? Should I go and get it after my class ends?

sweater, tights: pimkie
dress: zara
boots: texto
ring: alex monroe
collar: h&m

22 comments

  1. Love your outfit, especially the detailing on the dress! and it does indeed look great with the tights! I think if your boyfriend is offering then go for it! I know what you mean about buying practical things yourself, so if he wants to treat you then why not? :) x

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  2. love the red tights and your sweater!
    adorable look.

    kisses!
    Watching the waves

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  3. LOVE the lace on the skirt....fab tights too:)

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  4. I would be scared tgo spend so much money on a dress too, but if you really really love it and it is on offer... your boyfriend won't want to buy you something practical, he will want to buy you something that will make you squeal with glee x

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  5. Yes, it is lots of money, but it is a gift and your bf will be thrilled to see you sooo happy! Life is too short not to splurge once in a while!

    http://thefreckledmarauder.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love the way that the fur collar ties everything together - great look!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  7. yupp i sure am in a holiday mood. & gosh your boyfriend is so sweet. you must be a very happy girl now! even without the dress i would have felt super loved by that kind of gesture :)

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  8. Love this! So chic :)

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  9. Aw this outfit is lovely! Red and green, Christmas is drawing nearer :)
    I love the red tights!

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  10. You really do look amazing in white! I love your little fur collar, too. Annnnnd I told you my thoughts on your Lanvin dress on Chictopia :)

    xoxo
    Sophi

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  11. definitely get it! thats so amazing that your boyfriend wants to spend that amount of money on you you're so lucky! love the jumper byt the way!

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  12. Love your look and blog!!!
    Kisses from Brazil...
    Pri

    www.epocaboutique.blogspot.com

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  13. Hi Anne! I made a post about your style! Hope you liked and that you receive a lot of visitors from Brazil. Your looks are so adorable!!

    http://www.meuclosetmeujardim.com/2010/11/dica-de-blog-styling-dutchman.html

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  14. First of all, I really love this particular outfit! I've been trying to pull off an all-white wintry look, but don't really have the right sweater. I love it with the red tights!

    And wow, having just read all your red dress articles, it sounds like it was an ordeal! But the dress looks lovely. I also saw it on HelloitsValentine and the colour and volume are just amazing!

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  15. Love your look and blog!!!
    Kisses from Brazil...
    Pri

    www.epocaboutique.blogspot.com

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  16. definitely get it! thats so amazing that your boyfriend wants to spend that amount of money on you you're so lucky! love the jumper byt the way!

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  17. You really do look amazing in white! I love your little fur collar, too. Annnnnd I told you my thoughts on your Lanvin dress on Chictopia :)

    xoxo
    Sophi

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  18. Lovely skirt and tights! cute!

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  19. I love the way that the fur collar ties everything together - great look!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  20. Yes, it is lots of money, but it is a gift and your bf will be thrilled to see you sooo happy! Life is too short not to splurge once in a while!

    http://thefreckledmarauder.blogspot.com/

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