My Sunday Best - Dicken's Fair Edition!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Linking up with Rosie at A Blog for My Mom for My Sunday Best.

Yesterday our young adult group had an outing to the Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco. We went last year, and it was quite the experience. 

You gotta love the chance to get your Victorian on.

First, My Sunday Best that I actually wore to church.

Dress: Kohls, Coat: Macy's, Necklace, shoes, tights: Target

And here's this year's Dickens Fair costume creation!

Petticoat from my wedding dress under a full skirt gingham dress. Red cardigan with faux-pin made out of a jewel detail I snipped off my prom dress. Same shoes and tights as my mass outfit, you just can't see them. Small pearl earrings were a Christmas gift from my husband.
I try my best to create a Victorian silhouette out of clothing I already have in my closet. 

This year I even tried to do a fun hairstyle!

Mass Hair on the left with Lila Rose Celtic Knot snappi, and Dickens hair on the right.
For the Dicken's hair: I split the front part of my hair and made two braids on each side. I gathered the rest of my hair into a high ponytail and made a ballet bun. The lower of each side braid I wrapped under the bun and secured with bobby pins, The higher wrapped above and over. 

I actually missed a good amount of hair in the back that I had to pin into a pin curl, but I got it all in the end! Spray all over with a strong hold hairspray.

Here's photos from the fair!

Waltzes with a live band.

We got a theatrical scene in between waltzes. This is the Ghost of Christmas Past with Fezziwig (Ebenezer).

A little bit of Queen Victoria's procession. Aren't dressed up little kids just darling?! 

The stage in the less nice side of town...

I found the Queen! Singing carols! Like you do. 

The main concourse. Window shopping delight.
Favorite discoveries this year: finally seeing a good amount of Queen Victoria, an antique chatelaine that was so Catholic it had a pict and reliquary instead of the usual sewing supplies, and an Absinthe Sazerac. 
Good times!


  1. That Christmas fair looks so fun! Way to get good use out of some of your wedding attire again :)

  2. The fair looks like a lot of fun! I love your red dress and necklace. Very pretty!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...