Here's what I wore on Christmas Eve:
Top: festive glitter Santa tee
Shorts: Jeanswest denim cuff shorts
Bracelets: the usual plus Christmas bow bracelet (with bells!), and red green and silver bangles
Completely forgot to get some blog photos of my Christmas even outfit! So sharing this little instagram family pic instead. Even though baby T wasn't in the mood for smiling ;)
It's become a yearly tradition to wear our novelty tees and make and decorate some Christmas cookies together. We then spend the next few days eating all the cookies....so delicious. The perfect outfits for a day spent getting Christmas mani/pedis, trying (and failing!) to dress Cooper up in his Christmas antlers, watching Christmas movies, decorating and eating cookies, and visiting the local Christmas lights displays.
The style dare for the day was 'baubles', so our matching ribbon and bell bracelets, as well as my glittery Santa tee, seemed quite fitting!
Last worn: novelty Santa tee, denim shorts.
Here's what I wore on Christmas day:
MEV Havana maxi dress C/O Zibibo
Belt: Kmart thin gold glitter belt
Shoes: none in the pic! Barefoot most of the day, but wore Asos 'five star' leather sandals out in the evening.
Bracelets: the usual plus charm bracelet and Disney Couture Winnie the Pooh bangle
The benefit of having a small baby on Christmas day - I was able to take a photo in front of the tree with all of the presents without ruining baby T's morning, haha! It was baby's first Christmas, and the first time we have hosted Christmas lunch. Last Christmas was wonderful when we had the excitement of sharing our pregnancy news with the family, but having baby T ripping into all of his presents on Christmas day this year was even better. We are very lucky, and he is a very spoiled little boy, so many gifts! We had to work our way through them with a few nap and meal breaks in between!
Between cooking my first Christmas lunch, feeding baby and opening all of our gifts, I just wanted something simple and easy to wear. We went out to visit more family in the evening also, so I wanted to look appropriate for that too, without having to worry about changing my outfit. This maternity/nursing dress was the perfect choice, although I did wish I hadn't worn the belt a few times during the day, I was worried about it scratching baby sometimes. With family helping to entertain baby and preparing some side dishes, we managed to have a great day and a lovely lunch. I was pleased my first Christmas meal went so well - everyone said it was delicious, and as it was cooked with baby T in mind, he enjoyed his tiny little portion too!
Last worn: purple maxi dress, gold belt.
I bought a few things in December - more than I expected to buy, but I think I did okay considering all of the great sales there were! As I do every month, I'm sharing my purchases on the blog so it holds me accountable to actually use and enjoy those purchases. I review everything I buy after 2 wears so I can see if it was a winner or not, and use that information as lessons for future purchases. You can read more about my goals and why I'm doing this here. I think it's really helped my spending in 2014!
5 clothes/accessories purchases in December. Only 1 was a planned purchase, the rest were impulse buys.
Asos 'five star' leather sandals (to replace sandals I got rid of)
Atmos&Here 'Florida' tank in Aztec print
Atmos&Here 'Lola' swing dress in Aztec print (returned)
Atmos&Here 'Isla' ruffle cami in floral print
Atmos&Here 'Amalphi' luxe grey tee
Linking up with Passion for Fashion, Budgeting Bloggers, Fab Favourites today.