Victorian Christmas Tea

Who’s in the mood for Christmas? Yeah. I’m still super behind on blogging anything.

BUT I did get to go to a superfun Victorian Christmas tea, hosted by the lovely Carolyn, in the gorgeous Capitol Hill row house that her and her husband are staying in while on assignment in DC. It’s the perfect place for costume parties! The food was also delicious.

I don’t have a ton of Victorian outfits – BUT I had only worn this plaid 1840s gown once or twice very briefly. AND since then, I had gotten real 1840s repro boots, courtesy of American Duchess, but never really had the opportunity to wear them. So I was actually pretty excited to wear them with the outfit I intended to. They were really comfy and I loved how they looked with this long-sleeved dress.

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I also wore Dames a la Mode earrings (https://www.etsy.com/shop/damesalamode), an antique necklace and brooch and bracelet and rings.

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Gloria’s photos – too bad I didn’t fix my necklace – I like these shots otherwise! Ah well.
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Love these boots!
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Our hostess Carolyn’s absolutely gorgeous bustle gown – I LOVE the stripes. She did such a great job on coordinating all the fabrics. And those ruffles! So pretty.

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Glynnis! I love the collar details.

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Gloria looks so pretty in this bright color!
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Taylor – love the hair!
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Susie – I think Glynnis made this for her?
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I missed getting pics of everyone. I remember Sarah had a really pretty bustle gown which you can see in a group pic from above.

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