Christmas Day Black ‘n White Dress

Black & white dress

So I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth – but I did decide to enjoy a little break from blogging over Christmas!

It just so happened that I had a stinking cold as well, but that’s mostly gone now thank goodness… no illness for as long as I can remember and then I come down with something on Christmas Eve. Typical!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and had a chance to relax, eat lots of delicious food and hopefully do a little giving and receiving too. I was a really lucky girl this year, and some of the lovely things I got from loved ones will be making appearances on the blog soon enough.

As my family always get super-duper dressed up on the 25th, I still made an effort despite my sore throat and fuzzy head and decided to wear an old favourite – this Karen Millen dress I bought several years ago, but one I’ve not worn on Christmas Day before. I added a couple of new extras I treated myself to just before Christmas: the pretty feather headband and these amazeballs tights from ASOS: how great are they?! I love how the pattern’s on both the front and the back of the tights.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your Christmas break, whatever holidays you have left. I’ll be back on the case with visiting everyone over the weekend… I have some catching up to do with you all 🙂

Catherine x

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Black lace stockings
Black manicure
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Dress: Karen Millen (old), Tights: ASOS, Shoes: ASOS, Headband: ASOS, Chevron rings: ASOS, Diamond ring: old, costume, Watch: Fossil, Nails: Models Own Red n Black

29/12/12 P.S. Anyone else think this would make a fabulous and quite modern bridesmaid’s dress/outfit? I think the addition of the feather headband made me think bridesmaid but only when I saw the photos. It would be a nice alternative to the usual dresses that I’m usually not keen on…

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  1. December 31, 2012 / 8:44 pm

    What a pretty outfit! Love it all from the tights to the headband to the pretty pretty dress! 😉

  2. December 30, 2012 / 10:49 pm

    I adore your ensemble, the dress, the heels but especially those phenomenal tights. You look stunning, and I hope it was a very happy christmas for you!

  3. December 30, 2012 / 12:47 am

    Lovely dress, great tights, beautiful pics! Sarah xxx

  4. December 29, 2012 / 3:59 pm

    I think you are channeling the 1940's here

    • December 29, 2012 / 5:08 pm

      Oh it is a bit, isn't it, Brett? Though the headband made me think Great Gatsby – so a teeny bit 1920s too :)) Thank you my dear x

  5. December 29, 2012 / 3:51 pm

    Holy Moses I love that dress and I'm so glad you paired it with patterned tights, definitely takes it to the next level! Thanks for stopping by, I'm so glad you did because it's so refreshing to find someone else who obviously knows fashion and understands my style (there are way too many boring "fashion blogs" right now)!

    You have something pretty amazing going on here and I'm glad we have both decided to get even crazier in 2013!!!!!!!!! New follower and admirer!

    Brooke @ what2wear

    • December 29, 2012 / 5:07 pm

      Yay thanks Brooke for stopping by and your lovely comments!!! We can have a little mutual appreciation thing going on… will come by again soon hun xoxo

  6. December 29, 2012 / 12:08 pm

    What a great look, so many little details! wonderful.

  7. December 29, 2012 / 7:26 am

    I love this outfit, so different from your usual style. It is chic and sophisticated and you look super-attractive. The dress is beautiful, both the top and bottom. I love the skirt pleats and soft tissue. The stockings are beautiful and I feel great. In short, a beautiful look. I love your usual style, youthful and casual, but today are breathtakingly beautiful.

    • December 29, 2012 / 1:31 pm

      Josep-Maria, thank you SO much for your wonderful comments!! You are just too kind my dear, and I feel very humbled (but very flattered). :))))

  8. December 29, 2012 / 4:26 am

    I had bronchitis over the holidays (and still have it), and getting dressed up on the 25th definitely helped me feel a bit more festive. You look super cute! The patterned tights are so much fun!

    • December 29, 2012 / 1:29 pm

      Oh Chrissi I do hope you're feeling better. Why do we all get so ill over Xmas??! Thank you hun for dropping by and your lovely comments as always… C x

  9. December 29, 2012 / 12:57 am

    We just got over being sick too! The new tights are gorgeous as is the dress. xoxoxox

  10. December 28, 2012 / 10:38 pm

    I swear everyone I know got sick this Christmas! Something must be in the air. LOL. I absolutely love that dress and those tights are so amazing. I love the pattern of them and they complement the dress so well. I would love to see a tutorial on how to do that mirror photos thing. Is it something that can be done on PS or PS elements? Hope you have a great weekend! <3


    • December 29, 2012 / 1:14 pm

      Oh Toni I hadn't thought of that (a tutorial on the mirror image) – I'll make a note of it for the NY! Thanks for your lovely comments as always… xx

  11. December 28, 2012 / 9:19 pm

    Great tights, I mean really fantastic. Wonderful holiday outfit and you make it shine.
    x Laura

  12. December 28, 2012 / 8:20 pm

    LOVE those tights. I never seem to be able to carry off anything more adventurous than black opaques!!! but then I said that about lipstick and I'm now a total addict!!

    Hope you had a fab xmas x
    Erika @

    • December 29, 2012 / 1:11 pm

      Aww thank you Erika – I'll admit I used to think that about tights too (not being a huge fan of my legs), but I'm getting more adventurous 😉

  13. December 28, 2012 / 7:47 pm

    Amazing black and white outfit and you look fab!
    Having a worst cold ever here now,shame it`s happened on holidays:(
    Have a Happy New Year!x

  14. December 28, 2012 / 6:54 pm

    Catherine you look beautiful, I love Your dress and it looks great with the tights and the wedge shoes. I hope you are feeling better now, me and my family also suffered at the hands of a very horrible cold. Look forward to seeing the lovely gifts you received 🙂

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

    • December 29, 2012 / 12:44 pm

      I'm so sorry to hear you were unwell too, Daniella – there's been so much of it around! Thank you for your lovely comments sweetie xx

  15. December 28, 2012 / 6:08 pm

    Catherine, you look lovely. I'm sorry to hear that you had a cold over Christmas, but, dang girl, you look pretty. I love the light ruching on the skirt portion of the dress. And could that be sun? We had a few snowflakes here in Vancouver, but nothing that stayed.

    • December 28, 2012 / 7:56 pm

      Thank you, Sue – and yes it was sunny on Xmas day but it was fffffffreezing! You can really see my goosebumps in the last pic 😉

  16. December 28, 2012 / 4:55 pm

    Wow Catherine, lovely outfit in my favourite black and white

  17. December 28, 2012 / 4:29 pm

    Absolutely wonderful dress! Looks stunning on you, and I love those tights.

  18. December 28, 2012 / 3:30 pm

    Sorry to hear about you getting sick for Christmas! You look beautiful as always though. Those tights with the details are so fun!

    Knocked Up Fabulous

  19. Katelyne
    December 28, 2012 / 3:21 pm

    Great details. Love how well the tights go with the top.

  20. December 28, 2012 / 3:12 pm

    Gorgeous look! I love how the tights pick up details from the dress' top.

    Merry Christmas to you!

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