Welcome to another annual Christmas Day Outfit of the Day! I’ll be talking about some of the details and inspiration behind the outfit and look and then I have a bunch of pictures to share! All the photos were taken by my partner at Paraparaumu Beach, we spent the evening together with a family BBQ then went for a walk and took some pictures.
I had a completely different plan for my Christmas day dress with a different cut and fabric. This was originally going to be my dress for Christmas eve but I ran out of time in the lead up to Christmas so this was all that I managed. At least I’ll have everything ready for next year!
I bought this fabric last year at a Fabric-a-Brac which I believe was $15 for almost 3 metres! I love pine trees and forests and I really want more green in my wardrobe. I chose the longer length because I’ve just really been enjoying my below the knee skirts. I usually like a length of 26” and for this one I went with 29”. For the top I went with a short dolman sleeve. I am obsessed with this sleeve cut but I don’t have any short sleeve tops or dresses with this cut made of a woven fabric. The short v-neck is so I can wear all my favourite vintage and retro bras under it!
I was feeling like a classic ‘modern pinup’ look so I went with some well formed waves with a side part. I bought this hair accessory from a dollar store and I really like how it went with the dress, also it’s a great size! The brooch in the centre neckline is a present from a Secret Santa organised by the Pinup Honeys Social Club, it was such a perfect gift!
I loved this super natural setting. I really wanted to take these in a pine forest but I wasn’t around one on Christmas and I loved this classic New Zealand looking setting.
This sleeve cut is really flattering for making your waist seem slimmer which is always a bonus!
I also included massive pockets on this dress because it saves me carting a bag around so I can whip my lipstick on straight after an enormous Christmas dinner.
I went with no shoes a) because I forgot to bring my actual ones and only had walking shoes and b) I wanted the look to have a natural feel despite the dolled up face and hair.
I hope you all had a great holiday season, whether you were celebrating Christmas, having a well deserved break and especially those who worked tirelessly for shoppers!