The last day of the decade and I end it with a colour I rarely wear… black!
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To be fair I’ve thrown in a bold pattern, coloured tights and a tailored coat in my favourite coral colour. This was my Christmas Day outfit: a black floral dress with the food baby-friendly shirred waist. I’ve had the dress for a couple of years (I featured it here first) and I’ve worn it several times since but this is only its second outing on the blog.
A smattering of layered gold necklaces, heels (because its Christmas) and that’s about it. I love throwing on a dress for Christmas… I wear sweats so much the rest of the time I’m not one of those people who wants to spend the day in PJs!
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Dress: JD Williams (similar – if you want sizes XXS to S then it’s on sale here)
Coat: La Redoute (similar)
Tights: John Lewis
Shoes: Asos (similar)
Necklaces: Locket: notonthehighstreet.com, Chunky chain: & Other Stories, Geometric: Etsy (similar), Droplet: & Other Stories
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Beautiful dress! I love the shirred waist and cuffs. Wishing you a Happy New Year!
thank you Emma so much! HNY to you too x
The burgundy tights are a perfect accessory for this dress. It gives the outfit just a bit of whimsy. And you look fantastic! Happy New Year, Catherine!
Thanks Michelle – it definitely needed tights that weren’t black, didn’t it…
Happy new year Catherine. You look amazing xx
Thank you so much Laurie – HNY to you too! x
Happy New Year!
and to you, Nancy! x
What a gorgeous floral dress! I love how you styled it for winter. I hope you have a wonderful New Year and thank you for hosting all of these wonderful link ups this year!
Aww thanks so much lovely Katie! x
I love the tights with the dress–it really pulls out the burgundy. I look forward to the bloopers. We all have them! Lol!
Wishing you a wonderful new year.
I’m so glad I found those tights, Darlene – I really didn’t want to wear black ones!! Thank you, and to you x
Happy New Year to you Catherine. Hope you’ve had a lovely week with your family and Suki! Here’s
Thanks so much Alison, you too xx
Happy New Year, Catherine! Thank you for hosting these lovely link-ups, and for being so inspiring in general!
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awww that’s so sweet of you – thank you Cheryl! HNY x
Happy New Year to you, hope you have a super night and will look forward to seeing you and everyone else in 2020!
Bless you Jacqui, thank you x
Looking forward to tomorrow’s bloopers! My son likes to take pics of me when I make the funniest and weirdest faces and motions but I tend to delete them all. I love the cut of this dress. I have a hard time with waists on dresses if they are not at my natural waist, they either emphasize my chest or my middle section.
Oh no to deleting yours, Mireille!!! Hope you like mine, they’ve just gone up 😉
These floral prints with black background are such a classic winter style. Love how you styled it. Thanks for having these linkup parties. I wish you and your loved ones a happy New Year.
Thanks Nicole – I agree about the dark background florals! HNY to you too x
It is a beautiful dress for being comfortable and stylish on the holidays! I kind of waver between dressing up and staying in pajamas on the holidays. It all depends what is on the agenda and who I am spending my time with. For New Year’s Eve, I will be in pajamas! Wishing you all the best in the coming year, you beautiful human!
We were in comfies last night for New Year’s Eve too, Shelbee! Thank you, and I wish you a HNY too x
That’s a lovely dress, Catherine. Thanks for all your posts and link-ups over the past year. Hope you and yours have a wonderful 2020!
Thank you for always linking up, Sue! HNY to you too xx