I usually pretend that Christmas doesn’t exist until the 1st December (which is when I’m officially allowed to get excited and bust out the Christmas songs) but I was invited by George to take part in their 25 Days Of Christmas. Throughout December they will share a different person’s Christmas Day style on their soon to be launched blog. The outfit I chose would work just as well for this season’s parties so I decided to break with tradition and get into a bit of early festive cheer with my first Christmas inspired post!
A lot of people like to dress down on Christmas Day and focus on the cosy, comfortable clothing. However when I was growing up my family went the opposite way. We got dressed up!
Dad always wore a shirt on Christmas Day and the rest of us would put on a dress (something velvet or sequinned in a luxurious Christmassy fabric) and our most sparkly jewellery. We’d set the table formally with a tablecloth, napkins and candles and enjoy a Christmas feast, before retiring to the sitting room where we’d kick off our shoes and curl up on the sofa. Then, and only then, would we open our ‘main’ presents.
Even though I moved in with N long ago and we tend to visit my parents on Boxing Day now, I still carry on the same traditions in my own home on Christmas Day. Saving some presents until after dinner drives N mad but I love how the excitement lasts all day that way. I also feel like Christmas has officially started once I’ve got dressed, spruced up my hair and put on my makeup. (A glass of fizz always helps too of course!)
Anything sparkly or sequinned is always going to get my vote so I instantly knew this dress was the one when I saw it. It fulfills all of my important Christmas OOTD criteria:
Shift dresses can make my figure look a bit ‘boxy’ because they’re straight up and down so I added my go to cinch belt (yes my £3 primark belt is still serving me well!) to define my waist which worked a treat.
I couldn’t resist these glittery heels to go with it, although I have to admit I find shoes without straps very hard to keep on my feet! I love the way they shimmer when they catch the light though, so I might just stand by the Christmas tree fairy lights clicking my heels and pretending to be Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz.
|Cosmic sparkles courtesy of the sunset|
I picked this fun bag which is styled like a perfume bottle. You may remember from this post that I love a bit of Parisian Chic, plus it’s a good size to fit in my mobile, keys and purse for when we eventually leave the house and visit our family to dish out more gifts.
I kept my jewellery fairly simple since my outfit was glitzy enough. Primark always do accessories at bargain prices which helps me to experiment with different looks.
The earrings were only £1 and the rings were a set costing £3 – you really can’t go wrong which means you can have fun playing about with mixing and matching!
Thanks very much George for helping me get into the Christmas spirit… even if it is still a little bit early for me! Thanks also to N for standing in the cold and patiently taking my OOTD shots. Now if only it had been snowing it would have been perfect…
So what’s your Christmas Day style? Are you all about the comfort or do you dress up for the occasion?
I was very kindly gifted the items in this post marked with an asterisk, however all views are honest and completely my own. Please read my disclaimer page if you’d like to know more.