Thursday, 29 December 2011

Christmas Day brights

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Here they are at last... photos of the obligatory Christmas Day dress up!

We always get dressed up in our family for the big day, and my sister and I usually consult with each other beforehand to check we won't be too similar in colour/style (it has happened in the past). I bought the dress a few years ago on eBay - an original 1960s dress that I [er, my mum] shortened; it's my go-to sparkly party outfit. It was crying out to be teamed with bright pink and my Nine West heels I got in the sale just before Christmas (I'd seen them on a few other bloggers' feet and sooo coveted them).

The perfect fit (amazing for eBay, no?) and non-stretchy fabric of the dress did not work out well with Christmas dinner. I knew in advance it would feel snug and not be a good accompaniment to a big meal, so my theory was that it would stop me eating too much and not at all feel like I'd be wearing a Victorian corset by 4pm, oh no.

What was I THINKING????!!!

Dress (worn as top): Vintage 60s eBay
Skirt: Asos (currently in the sale)
Belt: Asos
Heels: Nine West (also currently in the sale)
Tights: Unknown (found in my drawer! Can't remember even owning them)
Necklace: Asos
Earrings: F+F
Bangles: Primark, Asos
Watch: J by Jasper Conran
Gold ring (right hand): Topshop
Gold ring (left hand): Asos
Nails: Barry M Coral and Rimmel Be a Star 626

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  1. wow, love that skirt! I'd never pair bright pink with pale yellow, but they go so well together

  2. I really like everything about this skirt! The style and pleating as well as the vibrant color!

  3. What was I thinking has become one of my most used phrases!
    Very sweet outfit! I love those shoes!
    Thanks for stopping by my link up.

  4. Ha! I've tried the same thing. I really thought I would be more conscious of what I was eating if I was wearing something with no give. Nope, just made the evening long and slightly uncomfortable. :)

    The Suburb Experiment

  5. brights again! that's why I love your blog! :)

    Happy New Year, dear Catherine! :)

    'The Wind of Inspiration' personal style blog

  6. High! I found you through GCOGH, and I love your blog! You have such an unique style and you are so cheery and colourful and stylish! Have a happy new year!

  7. Haha that's sooo funny!!!!! It's horrid when you're full up in an ungiving outfit! However it looks fab!!!!! Fun shoes!!!!

  8. I am loving the lime green and magenta pairing. Lovely`

  9. This is a super fun outfit!

    Fab blog.



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