Monday, 24 December 2012

Only One More Sleep Til Christmas...

Merry Christmas Eve, everybody!

I hope you've all been having a lovely one how ever you've been celebrating or preparing for Christmas. 

A little Christmas miracle was performed this morning. I woke at 8am. Not only did I wake a full hour before the alarm I set, but this is the first time in a year that I've awakened before noon (except for those days I've had medical appointments)! I was determined to be conscious on Christmas Eve morning so I could enjoy the whole day, so I'm so pleased I managed it.

I made a point of dressing up a little, and even did my make up... it's been a little while since I've had a play with my Inglot palettes. I also straightened my hair, but then got soaked taking the dog to the vets for her post-op check up... My hair is in dire need of a dye, fringe-trim, and hair cut, so please excuse that mess hanging from my head. I have a rare outfit post for you!

I picked my black polka dot asymmetric Matalan dress from my Narnia porthole today. It's been a little while since I last wore it, and it's one of my most beloved frocks. It's so pretty and floaty! The waist is elasticated and I have room left in this dress to breathe, so it's very comfortable for lounging around in. The skirt is quite wide and floaty, but the shape seems to be a little exaggerated in this photo. I believe this dress was about £18 which is an incredible bargain for a beautiful dress like this one. I also have it in oxblood.

I dressed it with cobalt blue, as I've been loving black and cobalt together ever since I first tried my hummingbird print skirt with this cardigan. The cardigan was also from Matalan for just £10, and I've had so much wear out of it already. It's super soft, and has beautiful mother-of-pearl buttons on the front and cuffs. I had to get this cardigan in four colours. They're fantastic!. I love the Dorothy Perkins double keeper belt which I picked up last Winter, too. The colour and width is perfect.

I kept the outfit very simple, and just wore it with dark purple tights, my quilted heart-shaped chain bag, and a little robin brooch. I wore my quilted blue ballet flats when I left the house.

The brooch was from a set my Sister gave me for my birthday, and I think this little guy is perfect for the festive season. I'll be pinning him on my outfit tomorrow, too.

Outfit Details:

Dress: Matalan
Cardigan: Matalan
Tights: Evans
Bag: Topshop
Brooch: Cath Kidston
Belt: Dorothy Perkins

Do you dress up for Christmas?

Determined to stay out of bed and enjoy a 'normal' Christmas Eve, I spent all afternoon downstairs watching Home Alone 2, and slowly making desserts in the kitchen (with a little help from various family members). I fear I may have pushed myself far too far, but I think the extra pain was worth it.

How was your Christmas Eve?

I can't believe it's Christmas tomorrow! One more sleep!

I hope you all have a very merry Christmas. Have a few drinks for me!

I'll be back with another post soon.


  1. Looking beautiful I hope you have had a fab Xmas xx

    1. Thanks lovely. I had a good one. Hope you did, too xx

  2. Love this outfit, you look amazing :) xxx


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