While the kids have been trawling through the toy catalogues lately doing some essential reconnaissance for Santa, I’ve been conducting a little research of my own.
I have a tradition wherein each year I buy myself a new outfit to wear on Christmas Day.
I don’t often get to buy clothes or anything special for myself, so at Christmas time I go all out because, you know, I deserve it 🙂
This year after great dedication to the cause and plenty of hard work, I’ve narrowed my Christmas outfit down to two choices.
I’m no fashion blogger and don’t have a natural sense of style like my sister or mum, but I do know what I like.
I want something casual chic and comfortable yet elegant. It’s sure to be scorching hot in Brisbane on Christmas Day as per usual, so I don’t want anything clingy. Plus I’ll be running after the kids, so it has to be practical.
I’m quite chuffed with myself to be honest because I’ve taken my research to a new level this year. I’ve not only narrowed my choices down to two dresses, but also two pairs of shoes, accessories and who could forget my latest obsession – Jamberry nail wraps?
Here’s what I’ve come up with.
I love this dress because it screams comfort, yet is uber cool at the same time. I can see myself chilling out in this on Christmas Day. I’ve kept the shoes and earrings neutral because I want the pop of colour to come from my nail wraps. I love this look because it’s subtle, but funky.
Bohemian Traders Classic Scoop Neck Dress in Pinstripe $129
Walnut Gisele Sandal $49.95
Claire round textured stud earrings $9.95
Faded bouquet Jamberry nail wrap $22 a sheet
Country club Jamberry nail wrap $22 a sheet
I adore the colours in this. It’s light, fresh and has the sexy summer vibe happening. As a tall girl, I’m a huge fan of maxis as they make me feel less giraffe-like. (That’s totally a thing, right?)
When it comes to nail wraps, I love to mix and match. I’ve chosen the Sunny Lotus nail wrap and Seascape nail wrap to tie in with the yellows and blues in this.
Sigh. I really want them both. I’ve worked so hard this year, surely I’m on Santa’s nice list.
Which one gets your vote? Do you buy yourself a new outfit for Christmas Day?
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