Friday 2 January 2015

Christmas Outfits! Casual Christmas Eve, Maxi Dress for the Big Day

A little late, sharing what I wore on Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Also sharing my December purchases. I'm behind in sharing my purchases as well as being behind with my outfits! I was really lucky to get a lot over Christmas, so I didn't buy too many things for myself, but I couldn't resist picking up a little something for myself in the Asos sale and the Iconic boxing day sale.

Here's what I wore on Christmas Eve:
A photo posted by Mica (@awayfromblue) on
Top: festive glitter Santa tee
ShortsJeanswest 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 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:
Aussie Christmas Day Mothers En Vogue Nursing Breastfeeding Maxi dress
DressMEV 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.

December Purchases

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

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  1. You look gorgeous! I love that Maxi! I hope you're having a great 2015!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  2. Sounds like a great first Christmas with the baby! It's so strange to see you in such warm weather clothes while we are bundling up. Happy 2015!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  3. I really like your Christmas day look...that dress is really lovely<3

    I think it's a great idea to document the clothes you buy and how much you actually wear them. That way you can both learn more about your shopping habits and organize your own clothes better.

    Thank you for your comment on my blog, I really appreciate it.
    Happy 2015!

  4. Purple dress looks lovely on you! The golden skinny belt is a great addition to jazz up for a more glam look :) I watched your haul on YouTube! I also bought a couple of things from Asos but had to return them due to wrong sizes :( and poor quality on a scarf (sigh). No fashion haul for me recently unfortunately but I love your purchases :)

    1. At least returns aren't too expensive with Asos! I like the Iconic as it's free returns so I can be a bit more adventurous with my choices, able to return things if they don't work out :)

  5. I have a lot of compliments over here...first I love your Christmas outfit-the belt adds a beautiful touch! Second, your accent is amazing! :) Glad Baby T had a wonderful first Christmas! It was probably loads of fun for him!


  6. You are the maxi dress queen! It's so strange to read this and think that it's summer where you life. It's freezing here and I have a space heater under my desk. haha. (:

    1. haha, you will be enjoying the heat when I'm talking about how cold it is! And wishing for a space heater!

  7. Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas Mica and awesome that your meal was a hit. That dress you wore is such a beautiful hue and it looks so great on you! Happy New Year!!


  8. So in love with that maxi dress! It looks lovely on you! :)
    x Angela //

  9. Happy Christmas lovely and Happy New Year!!!

    Tatyana x
    Secret little Stars

  10. That dress is so pretty on you! It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas! :) Happy New Year too!

  11. Novelty tees are so cute! And I think it's awesome you guys get mani and pedis. So nice Mica! You looked beautiful for Christmas! I love purple on you. You were comfortable and stylish. Love the tree and gifts! So pretty. I love the tops you purchased in December! I love ruffle cami. That is going to be so beautiful on you. You can layer it over dresses and skirts and pants! Nice!

    1. It was fun, and my first time with false nails! They were just cheap ones so it was quite funny spending the next day or two yelling to each other that we had lost a nail. I love my sister, so fun! :)

  12. I love your pink Maxi! So chic yet relaxed! You were definitely a multi-tasking woman on Christmas but you make it look easy! Hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family! Congratulations on Baby T's first Christmas!

    Ginger Side of Life

    1. haha, it certainly wasn't easy, but sitting down to eat that big lunch we all could relax and enjoy our hard work! :)

  13. This is such a beautiful dress! I hope you have a great New Year!
    Melanie @

  14. Merry Christmas! I love your outfit, that colour really suits you! I hope baby T had an amazing first christmas and got spoilt rotten!! xx

    Thrive on Novelty

    1. Thank you, he got really spoilt! I imagine James did too! :)

  15. Those asos sandals look so versatile and comfortable. I'm sure they'll get a lot of use :) Happy new year!!


  16. That dress is so cute - I love the color on you :)



    My Closet Life Blog

  17. so gorgeous, dear!!! :D
    love those sandals!

    Animated Confessions

  18. You look so lovely! That maxi dress is TDF! T.

  19. I love that you buy more than one grey Tees, I am the same with grey and white Tees, lol. I'm glad that you had a lovely Christmas holiday. Great little video too Mica! Happy New Year dear. Enjoy your summer. xx/Madison
    Tweed & Leopard Style 

  20. What a pretty dress and how you added a festive gold belt.


  21. For some reason I cannot see the Instagram pic :(
    But I can imagine the happiness of you both just looking at the baby open the presents !

    1. Oh no :( I've just tried to paste it in again, I couldn't see it either, hopefully that's fixed it again now!

  22. Thank you! I am trying to do more videos, it's just tricky with trying to find time with baby, gotta wait till he is napping or until I have someone to watch him :)

  23. Happy New Year everyone! thank you for your Christmas and New year wishes :)


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