Can you believe it’s so close to Christmas, already? Considering I started this year’s Christmas shopping in December 2014, you’d presume I’d be organised by now? Present wise, yes: I’ve been drip-buying presents throughout the year. However, they’re still waiting to be wrapped alongside the tree that’s waiting for decorations! The one thing that I have managed to be organised about is my Christmas Day outfit. 

It’s quickly becoming one of my favourite festive traditions: to plan a Christmas themed outfit using clothes and accessories already in my wardrobe. Last year, I wore this vintage dress with a thrifted Zara jacket. Whilst my ‘NOEL’ loafers are new, I did buy them in the January sales with a voucher for the bargain price of £7. 


At Christmas, John and I usually split the day between Burnley and St Helens. Even though we spend the day at our families’ houses, I still like to make an effort. My mum still wonders why I ‘go through the stress of planning an outfit for Christmas day’ but I built a blog around capturing my favourite outfits, so why not? 
Apart from the shoes, everything in this outfit was already in my wardrobe. With money being so tight at the moment, I’m not buying accessories, jewellery or handbags. I just can’t justify spending money on them but that doesn’t mean I don’t love wearing them, after all they can make an outfit! I have ideas bubbling in my head for an online blogger swishing party. Fancy it? The accessories in this outfit are hand-me-downs, sale buys and Christmas wrapping! 

Outfit Details
// ‘Rizo’ Leather Jacket :: Lindy Bop //
// Red 50’s dress :: Lindy Bop //
// Noel Shoes :: New Look (Available here) //
// Clutch Bag :: John Rocha at Debenhams (old) //
As I mentioned, my Christmas themed outfits are built around clothes I already have. During the summer that I worked at Lindy Bop, I picked up quite a collection. Although I do champion their dresses, my favourite piece has to be their ‘Rizo’ leather jacket. Since my last jacket wore out, I’d been searching for the perfect ‘leather’ jacket. Then Rizo waltzed into my life with all the sass you’d expect. She’s the perfect length for wearing with dresses and sits neatly on my waist! At almost £130, Rizo is definitely an investment piece but she fits perfectly and keeps me warm. What more could I ask for?
What are you wearing this Christmas?
  • What is a swishing party??? Your dress is just darling and the shoes too, look very Irregular Choice! Xx

  • I'm planning a Christmas outfit with a red dress picked up at a clothes swap 🙂 no idea what else I'm going to wear with it yet… but I have my tree decorated and presents wrapped so I have time 😉
    Love your NOEL shoes, and Rizo is worth every penny – it looks superb!

  • I LOVE the idea of an online swishing party. The clothes swap I organised with Steph from The Wardrobe Angel earlier this year was really fun.

    And speaking of Steph, now she's my sister in law I have high hopes for dressing up a bit more on Christmas Day- my brothers never do and my mum and step-mum have a style best described as lesbian chic (generally involving fleeces!)

  • You look really lovely! And I love the fact that you put so much thought and planning into what you'll be wearing for Christmas. To be completely honest, I'm probably going to be wearing leggings and a sweatshirt. Ha ha I eat waaay too much on Christmas and I hate wearing anything that's tight-fitting!
    It's weird that it's already so close to Christmas — we've received so much rain in my corner of the world and not enough snow, which is highly unusual because we should have 2 to 3 feet by now.

    A Northern Light

  • Gorgeous lady!!! Love this outfit, perfect for Christmas and you look lovely 😊 xx

  • You look absolutley gorgeous here!! I don't own anything from Lindy Bop but I hope at sometime in the future I will be able to add something to my wardrobe … Maybe found in a charity shop? Who knows!

    I have always wanted to go to a swishing party but I dont really hear of that kind of thing near me! So an online one would be amazing xx

  • Mwa ha ha, finally wearing that Jaeger dress we both love on my blog!!!x

  • I just uttered a little "oooohhh" when I clicke dthrough to your blog because it's so bright and friendly! I love your Noel loafters and I am definitely going to be a bit more savvy with starting my Christmas shopping in the sales this year, I love the dress and (I hope this doesn't sound weird) I also love the flakey paint on the green door!

  • You look absolutely amazing here!

    Maria xxx

  • LOVE this – especially the shoes.
    Now that I am feeling a little more body confident (more so than last year anyhow) I too am planning an outfit. I think it makes you want to have your picture taken when you're happy with the way you look and it's important to document happy days 🙂 xXx

  • You look so cute! 😀 Love this outfit!


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