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Christmas Festivities Part 2: Christmas Eve OOTD

Faux fur jacket - H&M // Velvet dress - Urban Outfitters // Ankle boots - F&F @ Tesco
(Blurry photo sorry!)
Usually on Christmas Eve we head back to our old local pub in Mapperley for festive drinks with our friends, however this year James and I decided we would organise a little Christmas Eve family meal at Frankie and Benny's. The outfit above is what I chose to wear. I apologise for the blurry photo, I don't really know what's going on with my camera at the moment! Anyway, I absolutely love this velvet dress from Urban Outfitters. It has a beautiful lace collar and is a sort of swing dress fit (always good around Christmas time). 

The meal at Frankie and Benny's was so lovely and definitely worth the £19.95, which I thought was an extremely good price. To start with I had the butternut squash soup, which was the best butternut squash soup I've ever eaten! I followed it up with a vegetable risotto and a toffee popcorn sundae, both of which I forgot to photograph (bad blogger.) Frankie and Benny's also had a few festive cocktails on offer. I decided to go for 'santa baby' which if I remember correctly was made from malibu, archers, cranberry and a few other tasty ingredients. I am really glad we spent Christmas Eve with my family because we had such a lovely time. The food and service at F&Bs was fantastic and they topped it off by giving us vouchers to use in the New Year!

The final part of my Christmas Festivies post will be a 'What I got for Christmas' type post, it'll go up the day after tomorrow.

I hope you have a fantastic New Year's Eve, whatever your plans are. I can't quite believe we're saying goodbye to 2013 already. Like most people, I've had my ups and downs this year but it's ending with me feeling happier than ever. I know it's cliche, but I've got a good feeling about 2014 and I'm excited to see what it brings!  xo

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