Friday, 5 January 2018

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Outfits

Skipping a few outfits I still haven't shared from December to post my Christmas outfits before we get too far away from Christmas day! I've linked to a few of the Christmas day photos I shared too, in case you missed them on social media.

For Christmas Eve, we traditionally do crafts, make and decorate cookies, listen to Christmas songs, and just relax and enjoy spending time together while wearing our Christmas tees. Christmas day was a busy one, we had both sets of grandparents in Brisbane so we split the day between them both. Different activities means two different outfits.

What I wore:

Christmas eve casual red and green outfit printed maxi skirt festive santa novelty glitter tee | away from blue

Christmas bow bracelet, Rebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey | away from the blue

awayfromblue instagram fun festive Christmas outfit casual novelty santa green tee red maxi skirt
EarringsJeanswest Evy dangly earring
Tee: festive glitter Santa tee
Skirt: thrifted Billabong red printed maxi skirt
Shoesblack slim Havaianas thongs
Bracelets: the usual plus Christmas bow bracelet (with bells!)
BagRebecca Minkoff Love cross body bag in grey with Rebecca Minkoff Crystal Star Shoulder Guitar strap

Why I wore it:

As Christmas eve was on a Sunday, we took advantage of the special Christmas service at our local church in the morning, before heading down the coast in the afternoon to spend time with my family.

As you might have seen from my overshare on Insta stories, we all wore our Christmas tees, made and decorated cookies, did some craft, ate a lot of good food and watched Polar Express with the boys for the first time. They loved it!

I often wear this tee with shorts to beat the heat (even while pregnant!) but decided to be a little different this year and wear with a skirt instead. Thanks to everyone who voted on Instagram to help me pick, I went with this red skirt over the chambray one I was also considering. Red and green are perfect Christmas colours!


Last worn: santa glitter tee, red printed maxi skirt, Havaianas, Rebecca Minkoff love bag. First time I've shared the guitar strap on the blog.

Other ways to wearsanta glitter tee and denim shorts, red printed maxi skirt and leather jacketRebecca Minkoff love bag and gold jeans.

Perfect for pregnancy: santa glitter tee in second trimester, Rebecca Minkoff Love bag in third trimester.



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What I wore:

ombre peach gypsy 05 maxi dress rose gold accessories yellow Balenciaga clutch summer Christmas day outfit | awayfromblue

mixed metal bracelet stack, Balenciaga envelope clutch in 2012 mangue with giant 12 RGGH | awayfromtheblue

awayfromblue instagram stories Christmas day mixed metal accessories bracelet stack
EarringsJeanswest Evy dangly earring
NecklacesTiffany diamonds by the yard necklace layered with Tai gold alphabet necklacesSilhoupette gold plated Shih Tzu necklace and gifted Lovisa gold filigree heart pendant
DressGypsy 05 orange ombre maxi dress
Shoesslim gold Havaianas
Bracelets: the usual plus silver charm bracelet, gifted Lovisa rose gold beaded bracelet stack
BagBalenciaga envelope clutch in 2012 mangue with giant 12 RGGH
Nails: OPI Breakfast at Tiffany Collection Five and Ten

Why I wore it:

This is what I wore for our family filled Christmas day. We started earlier than expected of course when the boys woke up, and spent the morning exchanging and unwrapping gifts. After playing with the new toys a little and dressing the boys in the new clothes Santa brought them, we headed out to Christmas lunch at the in-laws. Another Christmas tree, more Christmas presents and some yummy food and drink.

Instead of putting the boys down for a now much needed and overdue nap, we hopped into the car to drive to my parents and thankfully they slept a little then.

Another Christmas tree, more presents to be exchanged and so much good food, we a delicious Christmas dinner there. A storm hit in the evening so when it briefly stopped we headed home, perfect timing as once we were home again we got hit with a second storm.

With traveling, unwrapping presents, playing with toys and lots of food, I went with a classic maxi dress. It's my go to for Christmas day as we all like to get dressed up for it in my family. Hubby's family is much more casual, but a maxi dress is perfect for both places. With 36 degree heat too (97 fahrenheit) this light dress was all I could stand to wear.

Although it's been a while since I've bought a new dress for Christmas, I was happy to shop my wardrobe and pick out an existing maxi dress. My bestie gave me this one, and it never fails to get compliments. Added lots of gold and rose gold accessories to compliment the peach ombre maxi dress and colourful yellow Balenciaga envelope clutch.


Last worn: Gypsy 05 ombre maxi dress, gold Havaianas, Balenciaga mangue envelope clutch.

Other ways to wearGypsy 05 ombre maxi dress and kimono, Balenciaga mangue envelope clutch and printed jeans.

Perfect for pregnancyBalenciaga mangue envelope clutch in third trimester.


How You can Wear It


Formal or casual, however you dress to celebrate Christmas, comfort is key. With all of the good food you want something non-restrictive, so an empire waist maxi dress or elasticated maxi skirt is a good idea. Perfect for when the aircon gets too cold as it covers your legs, but loose enough to catch the breeze and keep you cool when it's a hot and humid day. You can wear a maxi in winter too, although snow might make it a little harder!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas last week and you're having a great start to 2018!


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67 comments:

  1. The first outfit is so festive :)

    Laura
    https://pinkfrenzymissl.blogspot.com/

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  2. Your Christmas sounds wonderful, Mica! Both outfits are perfect for a hot Christmas day in Brissie! I really love your orange ombre dress, Mica! It's such a lovely colour and you've accessorised it so well! You look fab! :) XXX

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  3. Very stylish outfits!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  4. Beautiful looks! I absolutely love your ombre maxi, so pretty!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  5. These are such cute outfits, Mica:) The red and green in the first outfit was just perfect for Christmas Eve, and love the maxi dress you wore the next day. I'm so jealous right now that you guys are in summer mode there right now:D
    Anyhoo, just wanna wish you and the whole family a wonderful New Year!

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    1. Snow on Christmas would be magical though! Hope it wasn't too cold for you.

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  6. That tan dress is so pretty! I love both of the outfits.
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  7. You look adorable in your outfit with the tee and gorgeous in the dress. I love all the blush coloring. So pretty! Hope your first week into the new year is going well!

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  8. Your Christmas traditions sound wonderful and it's really cute that your family all wear Christmas tees. Sounds like you had a busy holiday. Hope the new year is treating you well so far Mica and that 2018 will bring you and your family much, happiness, good health and fulfillment! Happy weekend too!

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  9. Aww that Christmas Eve outfit is so cute!! And I love the yellow purse with the ombre dress, so pretty!
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  10. Two beautiful looks! Sounds like you had a great Christmas!
    Thanks for stopping by Style Wise link up!
    Peace!
    Cheryl
    https://www.northwestmountainliving.com

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  11. Cute outfits, I especially like the maxi dress. It's fun to see summer looks for Christmas. Even Los Angeles isn't that warm during the holidays!

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    1. It's summer here in Australia so summer outfits are required! :)

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  12. Sounds like you all have a really fun day! I like that you do crafts and decorate cookies. Your dress and jewelry are so pretty together!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. Thanks! It is a really fun tradition to have :)

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  13. Love your amazing outfits, you look gorgeous, thank you for sharing!!!

    xxx

    www.bridesonamission.com

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  14. Sounds like an excellent Christmas break! I love your sweater and your maxi dress!

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  15. Hi! very cute Christmas looks! I'm glad you had a wonderful holiday! I pray you have a great weekend and a blessed 2018!
    Tiff
    Http://www.dashoffashandfinance.com

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  16. Oh, what a lovely Christmas! Your traditions sound so fun - I love doing crafts and always got some sort of kit for Christmas when I was a kid. You look comfy but styling, Mica!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! It is a fun tradition to have for sure :)

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  17. I love how you made the ugly Christmas tee totally adorable and wearable. But the dressier peach maxi dress look is my favorite. Love all the hand jewelry, too.

    Happy New Year to you Mica and come join my recent Thursday Moda with your wonderful stylish looks!

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2018/01/thursday-moda-96-currently-january-2018.html

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    1. haha, I thought it was more fun that ugly - my sister did well buying them for us and creating a new tradition :) My boys looked cute in theirs too!

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  18. Your maxi dress is so pretty--I love that color on you! We love making cookies together too, and Jona LOVES The Polar Express--it's a favorite for sure. I got him the book for Christmas a couple of years ago too, he loves it!

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    1. We should get the book - Toddler T loved the movie so much! :) Couldn't stop talking about it!

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  19. Awww that Santa tee is so fun! Also, you look very beautiful in that dress. I love the color a lot!


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  20. Such fun style. Love your maxi dress. I wish it was warm enough here to wear that.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  21. Empire waist line is truly a great option for Christmas, all the food can make things very uncomfortable otherwise.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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    1. hehe yes, it's a Christmas essential, so much good food!

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  22. love these comfy and festive outfits :) I agree that comfort is key when it comes to dressing for family occasions <3 it sounds like you had a wonderful holiday! <3

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  23. Merry belated Christmas! I love that maxi dress on you - gorgeous! And I totally agree that you want to wear something comfortable and non restrictive during the holidays because there's usually so much good food to eat with family!

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    1. Thanks Kim! yes, so much good food! :)

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  24. Aww! Your Christmas Eve outfit is SO cute! I also wore festive clothing that day; a Mickey Mouse Christmas jumper and nutcracker-printed red pyjama trousers, haha. Your Christmas Eve sounds really lovely - Christmas music and baking cookies is the perfect combination! Honestly? I'm soooo looking forward to next Christmas coming around now haha :) Happy 2018!

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    1. Your festive outfit sounds so fun! :) And yes, it was a great Christmas eve :)

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  25. Love the maxi dress you wore on Christmas! Such a beautiful color :)

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  26. Dear Mica, I see you and your family celebrated Christmas in the best possible way! How cute the combo with the Christmas shirt and the maxi skirt - you obviously got the best consultings in this context! And I like the maxi dress, too, I see it is indeed perfect for your climate. Thanks for sharing your outfits and all the lovely details of your Christmas time!
    With love, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Yes I really like how the combo turned out! :) The green and red was perfect for Christmas!

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  27. Hi lovely, I enjoyed reading all about your celebrations and seeing these cute looks. Love the maxi dress and really makes me miss summer so much. We had a quiet Christmas day and saved all the celebrations for NYE this year with a little trip to Paris :) Sending you all my best wishes for this new year that has just started and thanking you for your support throughout the year Xx

    Saida | She talks Glam

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    1. A trip to Paris sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate the new year! :)

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  28. I love the contrast of your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day outfits, Mica! A great to enjoy the festive period both in casual wear and all glammed up - adore your dress! I'm actually disappointed in myself that I didn't make more effort now!

    Musings & More

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    1. Oh don't feel disappointed! As long as you were happy and comfortable that's all that matters :) My family just likes to dress up for Christmas :)

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  29. Your Christmas Eve outfit is so cute and festive, perfect for a day of festivities! Your Christmas day outfit is really cute as well, I love how much thought you put into each details of the outfit!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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  30. You look darling, I love that ombre dress! Your accessories are perfect with them,

    x,
    S | Je M'appelle Chanel

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  31. I love these outfits, that dress is so pretty
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  32. Cute outfits, loving the bracelets!

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  33. I love the Christmas tee. I got some from Kmart when I was over there. We only get jumpers here it was handy to wear under my jumper for when I got too hot!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. Oh Kmart had some really nice ones! Kmart have a lot of nice things though, haha! Glad you could stock up! :)

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  34. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed celebrating Christmas with your family. Your christmasy looks are all adorable. I really like that maxi dress. You look lovely dear!

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  35. Oh wow, that dress you wore on Christmas is soooo beautiful! You look absolutely stunning. <3 I really like the accessories you used for the outfit, as well. And how cute is that Christmas tee! It sounds like you had a lovely Christmas with your family. :) I had a pretty quiet one but it was still enjoyable, trying to get back into the swing of things after a long break, now. <3 Hope you're having a wonderful start to the new year! xoxo

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Thank you. I'm so glad my friend passed the dress onto me! :)
      A quiet Christmas sounds lovely :)

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  36. The maxi dress is so pretty and perfect for Christmas day, I love how you paired it with the accessories. The weather is changing here, today it is a lovely sunny and warm day and I am so jealous to see you wearing summer dresses, you know I am a summer girl and I love my dresses. Hope you are having an amazing day Mica! :) xx

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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  37. Great post.
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  38. Both your festive looks were adorable! I also love the way you use your colorful accessories. That yellow Balenciaga clutch is a gem =) Kisses and best wishes for a special 2018

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

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  39. I just adore that orange ombre dress on you, so pretty and the ombre on it is so subtle. I really love how you make Christmas Eve a chill day at home, but with some fun family activities. I should think about doing something like that with the kids. We do play a fun stocking game on Christmas Eve always, which we always look forward to.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Oh that sounds like a fun game! :) We really enjoy spending Christmas eve together, it's a fun tradition no matter what you do on the day, it's the time together that's nice :)

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  40. Great looks and the Christmassy one is so cute!!

    ♘ www.sugarpopfashion.com ♘

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  41. Your dress is lovely and I also love that yellow clutch! Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year!

    http://sehrisstyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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  42. So cute! Love your festive Christmas T!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  43. Mica,
    It sure looks as though you had a wonderful Christmas holiday. I love your glitter Christmas T-shirt and skirt it is a perfect outfit for Christmas with your family. I also love the hombre Maxie, it is beautiful on you and you look so sophisticated. I’m glad you had fun with your family and that the boys slept a little bit in the car.
    You shopped your closet beautifully. And I also love the accessories that you wore with your maxi.
    ❤️❤️❤️
    Elle,
    https://theellediaries.com/

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    1. Thanks Elle! I've been enjoying shopping my wardrobe so much after my 6 months without shopping challenge showed me how many outfits I have! :)

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  44. Mica, I love the way you celebrated Christmas! It's awesome how your family included both grandparents. The activities that were planned were awesome too. LOVE your santa tshirt. Too Cute. Glad you had a great holiday.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Thanks Kim, hope you had a lovely Christmas too! It was nice having both sets of grandparents in Brisbane so we could spend the time with them :)

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  45. That ombre peach dress is so pretty. I've seen you wear it before and love it every time you wear it!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  46. It sounds like you had a fantastic Christmas! I love the Ho Ho Ho t-shirt, but the dress looks gorgeous! I can see the doggy poking his/her head in, ha ha. Christmas is always hectic, but it sounds like you managed it well with your boys!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. hehe yes, Cooper likes to watch me taking outfit pics sometimes! :)

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  47. You look dashing in that long dress, the accessories were the perfect match and your make up too.

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  48. Thanks all for your lovely comments and good wishes for Christmas and New years. I had a wonderful time.

    The ombre dress is so pretty too - thanks for the compliments - I'm glad my friend passed it onto me! :)

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