Hope you had a lovely Christmas! As I always do straight after the big day, I’m featuring what I wore for Christmas – though I’m cheating a little here.
This is actually what I wore for Boxing Day – not what I wore for Christmas Day. I recently bought this fabulous snakeskin maxi dress [US link] with the intention of wearing it on Christmas Day (and beyond), but as you can see from the picture below the dress had beautiful, fluted sleeves. And as I found out when wearing this dress to an event when I was presented with a food buffet, fluted sleeves and food prep/food buffets do NOT mix. Cooking Christmas dinner with fluted sleeves? It suddenly occurred to me on Christmas Eve that wouldn’t be a good idea…!
So instead of a dress with gravy-dipped sleeves on Christmas Day, I bring you a non-gravy-dipped sleeved dress from Boxing Day. (I wore a very simple outfit on Christmas Day of gold pleated maxi skirt and fluffy reindeer sweater). Which, despite being worn to cook the obligatory bubble and squeak*, it managed to survive the day untouched by chocolate, wine or Branston Pickle. Call it a Christmas miracle, if you will!
*Bubble and squeak is very British: It’s a dish made from the leftover veg and potatoes from a roast dinner that’s been shallow fried (it’s the best part of Boxing Day). Great with Branston pickle and cold meats…!
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It was a great dress to throw on without thinking about it too much. All it needed was some statement earrings and white boots. I love the fact that it’s a PROPER maxi, going right down to the ankle rather than hovering somewhere round the calf.
I’m keeping this week’s outfit post short and sweet – I hope you continue to have a wonderful Christmas, and don’t forget to come back on Tuesday 1st January for my annual bloopers and outtakes post!
WHAT DID YOU WEAR FOR CHRISTMAS DAY (OR BOXING DAY)? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS…!
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