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Eight Years of Blogging Christmas

Forgive me, oh readers, this is a bit of a cheat post. I just read lovely Retro Chick’s Christmas outft post & wanted to rip off her idea. But because I’m nothing if not resourceful and have done this in the past, I’m basically reposting almost exactly what I did last year. But this blog needs a seasonal revival and what’s easier than a good old copy/past/update post? So here it is, the Eight Years of Blogging Christmas, since 2008, when DoaVG was born!

(This time, I’m going to add some different angles & bonus photos. Well, it is Christmas…)

For the 2008 Everything’s Jumpin’ Christmas swing dance in Kingston I wore a two-piece candy-cane striped playsuit & skirt. I couldn’t remember the brand last year, but I can confirm it was by Miss Hussy, a now defunct Aussie brand. I ‘met’ the owner again on Facebook this year, in a vintage group. Small world!


This repro velvet dress from Able Grable (also sadly gone) from 2009 has been a festive winner for many subsequent years. Here’s me and my bro, looking young – he’s now more grown-up than me, being married and with a 1 year old little girl.


There don’t seem to be any pictures of me from Christmas 2010. Obviously I have no idea what I wore… but I do have some photos of my 30s inspired gown from the New Sheridan Christmas party that year, with Bethan & Jeni looking EXTREMELY young!

Plus, here’s one of me in an actual 1930s gown from NYE that year.

Just before Christmas 2011, I took some photos for  King’s Ginger around St James.

That ASOS jumpsuit makes regular appearances to this day.
On Christmas Day itself, I wore a jumpsuit, and ended up looking like this on our traditional walk.


Posing in my best pal’s shop in a festive Rocket Originals jumper…



Bonus festive pics of my babes Jeni & I doing a photoshoot at the Imperial War Museum. Honestly, I’ve been so privileged in my life.
This picture of me with Percy Pig in a Santa hat deserves a special mention.


As does the Christmas cat face.
2013’s Heyday Christmas Fleur (plus my then-tiny cousin), which will be worn at some point over the holidays this year too and…


2014’s Heyday Holly Berry Fleur dress, which will also make a comeback.

As you might gather from my infrequent blogs, I’ve kinda fallen out of love with having my photo taken in recent times. I didn’t get any photos of myself last Christmas, except this one. Bit of a different vibe, but more ‘me’ as I am currently!

I think that’s enough narcissism for one post/year. See you all in 2017? Stay sexy, everyone.

Fleur xx

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