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the elusive christmas dress

Outfits,  Summer

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every year my sisters and i tend to go through the same debacle – finding the right christmas dress.

perhaps that’s dramatic. perhaps it’s just christmas with your friends and family and no one really cares what you wear. or perhaps it’s one of the most special and delightful days with more than usual photographers around!

i feel the pressure of my aunty’s camera phones (ricci!) and the candid shots that haunt you as you are stuffing your face with turkey. so, in an attempt to keep the sepcial feeling of the day, and look semi-decent while devouring various foods, my family definitely put in a certain amount of effort when it comes to the christmas outfit. this dress here is from zimmermann, and was my christmas dress last year. unfortunately with my trip to new york i have held back on purchasing a new dress this year and will be hoping to find a gem at the back of my wardrobe. however, last year’s dress was a winner. pretty, shapely, but totally practical. let me tell you my top three essential details when picking a christmas dress:

1. a good shape from all angles! this is something we mostly look for in clothing anyway, but christmas is one of those photos from every angle kind of days and you want to make sure you don’t just look good from the front, but the back too (also any other possible angle your technologically challenged relatives could get to with their phones!) although you can’t see it in the photo, this dress has a low back and caused for a great reaction as i was seen from behind.

2. allow for stomach expansion! as this day you will probably consume your weeks worth of calories, it is wise to wear something that will allow you to eat to your hearts desire without having to tense your stomach muscles the whole day. something that comes in at the waist and poofs straight out generally allows for that lower belly to fully release. stay away from the body-con!

3. make you feel pretty! with the amount of mariah carey christmas carols that are played in my household, we are well and truly in to the christmas spirit before even dressing for the day. i don’t know about you, but christmas makes me think of summer fun! it’s literally a day that the whole world stops and spends together, which is actually pretty amazing when you think about the entire globe doing the same thing at the same time! i know i am an elf. a lame old christmas elf spreading christmas cheer. but it feels so special to me and that’s exactly how i want to look! so lace, florals, sparkles, jewels, they all add to the beauty of the day! (the bow belt on this dress also makes me feel like a present – which is awesome.)

so, i wish you all the success in the world when choosing your christmas attire this year. enjoy your family and friends and FOOD! for me, it’s just another day to celebrate how blessed we are to live in a country like australia and have the family and friends that we have! thank you god for bringing your son in to the world and giving me (and many others) hope and peace and joy! yay! i like those things!

merry christmas!
dan xx

bright-birthday

Autumn,  Famiglia,  Food,  Outfits

 

jumper: A+RO
skirt: Zimmerman
necklace: Swellery
cuff: Doloris Petunia
clutch: Mimco

 

so it was my birthday yesterday. yay. i’ve officially left my teenage years behind me and have entered the mature world of the 20’s. i feel instantly more responsible.. joking. i feel exactly the same. but it is kind of strange to say that i’m 20. i could have sworn yesterday i was only 12. anyway i had a really lovely day. my mum, two of my sisters and my best friend and i went to must winebar in mt lawley for some tres delicieux french food. my mamma bought me this skirt and jumper too. which i lovve. the skirt is zimmermann and the jumper is a+ro. it’s bright and wild and probably a lot of people don’t like it. but it made me feel great. i must say i felt like i could have been anywhere in the world. i’m not sure if that at all makes sense. but you know when you wear things and it makes you feel like you could be anywhere? maybe? okay. well. point is, i like the jumpy. and this bracelet i also adore. my sister bought it for my birthday. from zara bryson. (great selection of jewellery there.) so there you go. that was me on my birthday. and my last piece of information for you..

today i got braces. so if i don’t upload a photo of me for a while, you know why.

dan xx