I wasn’t planning on sharing another outfit before the end of the year, but couldn’t resist getting a couple of photos by the tree. I know it’s a total cliche but who cares Christmas trees are pretty. We’re fast approaching the big day itself. I have mixed feelings about the day itself. My husband is away over Christmas (for the second year in a row) which really sucks. He’s home next week so we will have our own mini Christmas then and go all out for Hogmanay (New Years). Don’t worry, I’m not spending the day alone. I’m going around to my parents so I’ll get to enjoy the big family feast.
I’m going to be taking a bit of time off. I want to spend the week between Christmas and New Year on the sofa wondering what day it is. I’ll be watching lots of films and working my way through all the Christmas snacks. I’ve got a few posts scheduled for next week, so you shouldn’t notice my absence here. But I won’t be doing anything other than updating my Social Media. My out of office will be going on tonight and staying on until the New Year. I’ll still be around on Social Media if you want to chat but no emails will be answered. To be honest it feels good to be organising time off. But enough about my festive plans, on to the final outfit of the year.
Shape: The swing fit of the dress is unusual for me, but I love it with this dress. Sometimes I find swing dresses just flare out and make you look bigger than you are. Because of the material it hugs you in the right places and flows over all those lumps and bumps. The tighter fit on the arms also helps to keep a little shape and avoid looking like you’re wearing a sack.
Statement Boots: You are probably fed up of seeing these boots in my outfit photos. I tend to reach for these boots whenever I wanted to add a statement piece or jazz up an outfit. They also allow me to go bare legged in December. I think this outfit needs the flash of skin between the dress and boots to keep it from being too much black.
All Black: I may be trying to add more colour into my wardrobe but you can’t bet an all black outfit. This dress in any other colour wouldn’t look as good. It couldn’t be dressed up or down as easily. People tend to slate all black but sometimes it makes a statement without screaming at you.
Minimal Accessories: Little to no accessories is actually pretty standard for me. I can’t be bothered with the faff of finding different jewellery for every outfit. I tend to just wear my wedding rings and maybe add a bracelet or necklace. Here I’ve added nothing and I’m happy with the look. Sometimes you don’t need to add lots of extras. Keeping thing minimal and clean is just as interesting.
I think the stand out piece has to be the dress. Which funnily enough would make a perfect Christmas day dress. It’s smart enough for a special occasion but the shape and material is still casual enough for a day at home. It’s warm and comfortable (seriously it’s just as comfy as sweats) and will hide any food baby after a big meal. But this doesn’t just work for Christmas day. It is a great casual dress and comfortable to wear about the house. It can also be teamed with heels or boots like here for a more formal look. The super soft cashmere and wool mix and high neck make it the perfect little black dress for winter. And the cashmere mix gives the warmth and softness of cashmere but easier to look after than 100% cashmere. I can see myself wearing this right up until April.
Dress – Asos (exact comes in range of colours)
Boots – Ted & Muffy (similar)