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All I want (to wear) for Christmas

Ah, Christmas. Time to spend quality time with our friends and family. To relax and eat. And to dress up! Well, for some……

Every year, I spend Christmas Day (we Dutchies call it first Christmas Day, since we have two) with my family. We play shuffle board and eat Raclette. Not really an occasion to dress up in your finest frock since eating Raclette involves frying small pieces of meat, vegetables or fish on a hotplate set the middle of the dining table. Playing shuffle board in a ball gown or super tight little black dress isn’t a very good idea either, if you want to keep up with my super competitive family members.

So each year I try to find a festive yet comfortable outfit to wear. And maybe, just maybe, I will wear pants this year. I found these cute tartan pants at H&M. I think they just scream Christmas, don’t you think?File 07-12-2017, 10 14 57

The cute present bag is from Joanie Clothing (shop here). The H&M pants are sold out online everywhere (you could try in store). Some alternatives can be bought here or here.File 07-12-2017, 11 07 47

This outfit is definitely a contestant for this year too. The gorgeous top (with birdcage print!) is not too warm (hotplate!) and is wide enough to shuffle those disks. The bag from Mint&Berry via Zalando (here) and skirt (old, similar here) add a touch of chic. The top is from the Emily Lovelock AW 2017 collection (shop here).

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This beautiful Emily Lovelock dress leaves enough room for food and games. I can always loosen the belt, if needed (or rather: when needed). The dress is not in stores yet, I will update this post when it is. The bag is from Furla (shop similar here) and the heels are from New Look (shop here).

File 05-12-2017, 10 54 55Last year I wore this gorgeous skirt. I did cover it up during dinner (couldn’t find a similar flock print tulle skirt, but here’s one with hearts from J.Crew)!

Two years ago (sorry for the quality, I was even less skilled in photography back then). Yes, I love Christmas kitsch! Both outfits are old, obviously.

I’ll let you know which outfit made the cut for Christmas. It’s still too early to wish you a merry Christmas, so I’ll just wish you a happy rest of the week!

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Prints, prints, prints!

I’m not one to shy away from bold prints. In fact, the weirder, brighter and/or funnier the better! Where other people might choose an all black outfit or jeans on those days that you just don’t know or just don’t care, I tend to choose a skirt or dress with a bright fun print, so that other “flaws” in my appearance are less noticeable.


The classic leopard print is wonderful, but I enjoy the company of other animals too. My collection of bird-skirts is ever growing.

Butterfly skirt and dress: here and here or here; crane bird dress here; flamingo skirt here

Swan dress here; flamingo dress is sold out (similar here)


These prints are not made for wallflowers. Expect a lot of comments when wearing these…


Made to measure paprika dress from HeartsandFound


Fast food dress via ShopForGoodies

Lemon dresses: here and here; ice cream dress top left: here


City- or country themed skirts and dresses are so much fun! My big wish is to have a print from every country in the world (and a bigger house to store them).

Skirt and dress on the left are sold out, London dress on the right is sold here


Floral prints are an all time favourite and maybe less daunting than the prints above.


Dress by Palava


Made-to-measure dress by HeartsandFound


Dress by ChicWish

I didn’t include one of my favourite prints: stripes. I will dedicate a whole post on these beauties. And maybe throw in some polka dots!

Do you wear prints? What’s your favourite print, if any?


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