Double Velvet and Christmas Baking

My lust for velvet is insatiable. Last week I picked up this red bodycon dress in New Look for Β£5, although it’s far too short to wear as a dress, so I teamed it with my Primark velvet skirt



I’m ignorning the fact that wearing double velvet makes me sound like a toilet roll.

I also discovered a vintage velvet dress in my wardrobe that I had forgotten about, so that’ll probably be showcased some time soon, and Mum is meant to be making me a velvet skirt when she has time! We bought the fabric back around Easter!

Re-coloured the hair yesterday, it came out darker, and less red than expected but I like it. It’s warm and perfect for this time of year.


And finally today I had a chance to bake. I’m learning to do it for fun now, instead of as an obsession and my only regret is that I haven’t enough time to do as much as I’d like…I’m going to make it a new years resolution to get back in to it!
However, today I made spiced and coco shortbread. It may not look pretty (despite edible glitter) but it tastes, and smells AMAZING.




I used this recipe, from one of my favourite foodie magazines…

I’m not sure I’ll get a chance to make anything else this side of Christmas but watch out for new recipes in the new year!

Have you done any festive baking? I’d love recipes!


46 comments for “Double Velvet and Christmas Baking

  1. This velvet on velvet look looks amazing, so classy and really edgy!
    And mmm shortbread! (L)

  2. I love the velvet trend at the mo, every single dress I’ve seen is so beautiful but I haven’t tried any on yet, so I’m a bit unsure about how they’re gonna look actually on me.
    Wish I baked more too!

    Bhav x

  3. S_S

    WOW You look absolutely amazing! Velvet on velvet suits you! plus your hair looks amazing!!!!

    Just printed that shortbread receipe – Mmmmm!

  4. I was undecided on velvet but you lok lovely πŸ™‚

  5. D.

    Edible glitter?! I didn’t know there was such a thing!

  6. Aw I don’t think you look like a toilet roll! I think you look lovely and I’m jealous of your velvet pieces!
    And yummy cake!

  7. ah love the double velvet, it looks so good on you…i am also a tad obsessed with velvet items.

    the toilet roll thing made me laugh!!

    Hope your well
    Cheri xox

  8. i really love velvet, i think i have the same skirt!!
    and that shade of red is so lovely and festive..
    also love the hair colour, and it’s good that you’re getting a little time to cook for fun, if not as much as you’d like..xx

  9. I love shortbread, this looks yum. And glittery. πŸ™‚

    Loving the double velvet.


  10. Mmmm, shortbread yummy. Think I may have to try that recipe!

    That skirt really is lovely, I’m yet to try the velvet trend. I was tempted to buy the dress you have from new look a while back whilst ordering online but changed my mind as I found often long sleeved items with the scoop neck the shoulders tend to fall off? I know this happened the last time I bought a similar style from new look. Is this just me? And is it the same with this dress?

  11. Great dress! I bet its super comfy.

  12. mmmm the shortbread looks delish!

    Really liking your hair as well, I have a strange phobia of velvet though. I don’t know, it’s really weird – I love the way it looks on others like yourself but I hate the way it feels when I touch it!

  13. looks so yummi!!!
    it’s so nice to open my blog and see your sweet comment! if you don’t want to lose track of my blog, well- it’s easy with k come karolina on bloglovin, facebook and twitter πŸ™‚ and in the last post – you can ask me anything

    xoxo from rome

  14. do you want a recipe of madeleine ?

  15. Your hair looks great that colour. It really suits you.
    You look so pretty in this outfit, I’m jealous! It’s so Christmassy, just perfect!

  16. woah velvet on velvet is amazing, thanks for showing this πŸ™‚ I want to try this trend too asap πŸ™‚


  17. Kim

    Wow you make velvet look so good! The shortbread looks and sounds yummy! I’m starting my Christmas baking at the weekend. So far I’ve got cupcakes, brownies, fudge, truffles, and peppermint crisps on my list πŸ™‚ xx

  18. you are gorgeous!
    that outfit is wicked <3
    Love it!

  19. Velvet! Its so awesome. I keep meaning to buy some velvet stuff. Damn, must remeber `;d Thanks for your very sweet comment, I just did a new post! Hoping to post regualrly now! Panda xo

  20. I like the outfit! πŸ™‚
    And the cakes… look so yummy πŸ™‚


  21. You look great in velvet, love the skirt! Yummy for the shortbread!

  22. This is actually one of my favourite outfits of yours! I love velvet – double velvet just sounds so luxurious and you look gorgeous.

    And thanks for the recipe! I’m going to make it in the next few days.


  23. it seems to be delicious! yummie!

    I also love your velvet dress! I love this fabric!!!



  24. Darling!
    :] Thank you so much for the welcome back comment! I feel as if its been ages! Youre looking lovely and I love the velvet. Youre new hair is rocking too! Cant wait to get back into the swing of things and catch up! :]
    Happy Wednesday

  25. this outfit reminds me of a sugar plum faerie! =)

  26. The double velvet outfit looks amazing. I love the colour of the New Look top/dress.
    And your new hair colour looks fab.

  27. Edible glitter is the stuff of magic. xx:)

  28. the shortbread actually does look pretty good, as does the double velvet πŸ™‚ x

  29. Looks delish! And you look wonderful as always. I personally quite like the look of velvet on velvet, haha.

  30. velvet is so regal!! i love the hair color on you too;)

  31. aww, you look fantastic in velvet! πŸ™‚ so beautiful β™₯ that looks simply scrumptious πŸ™‚

  32. EDIBLE GLITTER. So exciting. All the velvet looks lovely and cosy too. x

  33. This looks stunning on you. I think the double velvet is wonderful.
    And baking oh my I’ve never baked shortbread before, but definitely will have to give it a try x

  34. Love love loving the velvet

  35. I LOVE that double velvet and the shortbread looks amazing too!

  36. Your hair looks gorgeous, i love the colour.
    I’m a velvet fiend, Phil hates the feel of it though so i have to wear it when he’s not around! x

  37. the velvet dress is a lovely colour!

  38. love the velvet and ballerina look!

  39. The double velvet actually works really well. And your hair has come out with lovely purpley tones. Pretty.

    And nom nom nom at the baking. x

  40. You look really nice with the double velvet look!I just discovered your blog and I really like it!I bought exactly the same red dress from New Look a week ago, wore it yesterday and wanted to an outfit post…what a coincidence!!!

  41. what a perfect velvet dream !
    and you are making me hungry !

  42. I am DEFINITELY going to be trying that recipe..nom! Your hair is gorgeous and it looks like such a rich colour- as you say, perfect for this time of year! Velvet is always a winner for me and I like the contrast in colours πŸ™‚

    Maria xxx

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