It’s only two more sleeps until Christmas day *excited*. Looks as though it is going to be a cooler day not the usual hot summer’s day – well here in Newcastle anyway! I’d love to share with you how I go about choosing what to wear on Christmas Day.
I usually leave what I’m wearing on Christmas Day to the last minute. Meal planning, baking, gift wrapping, food shopping and hanging out with the family take priority and I also like to wait and see what the weather’s going to be like. I was planning for a warm, hot day this year when I usually select one of my comfortable ‘go-to’ dresses now it’s time for Plan B.
This is the festive upcycled dress I wore last Christmas
Whatever the weather on Christmas Day I like to dress ‘festive’ and comfortable. Here’s what I take in mind:
* Weather: hot or cool – I prefer light fabric and sleeveless on a hot day so will opt for a strappy casual dress or a dressy tank with shorts. If the weather is cooler I layer up.
* Activities: sitting down socialising, swimming, backyard cricket or board games – I’ll bring my swimmers and a kaftan if there is a chance I might take a dip. If back yard cricket is on the agenda I’ll opt for a top and dressy shorts.
* Indulging or grazing all day – jeans are out for me on Christmas Day. I like to feel comfy so if I get a bit bloated it’s not tight across my tummy – so something loose fitting like a dress or a skirt usually do the trick.
As the year comes to an end I want to share my heartfelt thanks with you for your support in 2015. This year has been a huge year for me both personally and professionally – I launched the collective online store, appeared on national TV, op-shop tours, wrote an ebook for stallholders, introduced preloved wedding dress, radio interviews, front magazine cover, the bra drive and the events and this year I also lost my dear grandmother and my aunt. You encourage me with your kind words and for that I am grateful. It is an honour to inspire each of you to tread more gently on our earth.
Wishing you all the happiest and most magical of Christmases with your loved ones. May your new year be full of abundant joy, radiant health and exciting adventures. xox
Yours in all things preloved,