Black Coat Over A Fun Dress For My Holiday Look
Its Christmas week and I am happy to say I’m finally finished with all my Christmas shopping and wrapping and I am now starting to relax and get into holiday spirit. We are going to my nephew’s’ house on Christmas Eve for dinner and family gift exchange and will be staying home on Christmas day.
As you may or not know, I am married to an Englishman (my blog photographer) and we have a tradition of staying home on Christmas day. We start the day lounging by the fire with a “Bucks Fizz” (aka Mimosa) and open our fun stocking stuffers and gifts with my son throughout the morning listening to carols and festive music. My husband then gets to work in the kitchen cooking a traditional English Christmas dinner which usually consists of prawn and avocado cocktail to start , then turkey with all the usual trimmings, pigs in a blanket, brussel sprouts, roast parsnips and gravy and then traditional Christmas pudding which he sets on fire and serves with rum sauce! Oh and this is all done while wearing silly colored hats we get out of the Christmas crackers we pull after we sit down. It’s a very cozy, casual and relaxing day and it’s my favorite part of Christmas.
Don’t get me wrong I love dressing up during the holidays and going out, and we do plenty of that as well. Speaking of parties, last weekend we attended a Christmas party in Pasadena, and this was a great chance to dress up a little for the holidays. I love mixing a feminine dress with a masculine tailored jacket or coat. I decided to wear my soft, feminine printed dress which has a little bit of red in it (perfect for Christmas right) and add my tailored black coat that I love and don’t get a chance to wear that often. The red in the dress was the perfect excuse to add my red sandals and jewelry, giving it more of a Christmas theme.
What are your thoughts on my look and what are your go to looks for Holiday parties?
Finally, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday week with your respective families.
Thank you for all your support and kind words of encouragement throughout the year on my blog stories. I read and appreciate each and every one of them.
Black tailored coat – Bird (a division of Juicy Couture that no longer exists)
Dress – Firetrap
Red sandals – Audrey Brooke
Clutch – Hermes
Sunglasses – Rayban