Monday, November 13, 2017

Christmas Comes Early

The whole world seems to have started decorating their homes with Christmas goodies so I've jumped onboard with some outfit ideas for the festive season - be it work functions or the big day itself. I have another shoot planned for some little more summer friendly looks so this review is targeted at my readers who are lucky enough to have a White Christmas. 


My first look is an adorable almost holiday themed floral fabric in the form of the Holly Berry 50's Dress from Hell Bunny. This is my first dress in this shape and oh my lordy it's so flattering. With a cross over bust, full 50's skirt and 3/4 sleeves this dress shows off my assets and covers me where I want it most.


The fabric and print are just adorable the holy with the mixture of red and green on a crisp white cotton really pop and I'm loving the look. I'm wearing this style in a 2XL to accommodate my bust but there is actually a little room at the waist. This is easily fixed with the belt that accompanies this dress. The rich maroon velvet belt is perfect when paired this this adorable fabric. The product photos don't do this fabric and belt combo justice!! The skirt is fully lined and the fabric is light enough to be worn in an Aussie summer.

Sticking with the Christmas theme I've super excited to be able to pair and feature my three silly seasons favourites from the Erstwilder Christmas range for 2017. Designed by my girl Donna Mizzi this collection is the perfect accessory to your Christmas looks. Donna has rocked my socks off once again with her details, amazing concepts and absolute cuteness.


For this look I've chosen the adorable To Be Jolly tree brooch. the layers and glitter show off that iconic Mizzi/Erswilder design aesthetic and the decorations just make my heart sing. If you are a made fan of Christmas trees this is the pin for you.

Erstwilder have an extra sweet treat for those who purchase 4 or more items in the Christmas range: you will get an extra treat of a Mini Pretzel! Donna's iconic pretzels are a must have and I'm so excited to see this as part of the collection.
 

Next we have my first Pretty Dress Company outfit ever!! I have been lusting after their designs for years but I've never really been sure if my bust would fit into any of the garments let alone a super high neckline such as this but it does. This amazing swing has just hit the Unique Vintage website and joined their amazing selection of plaids and seasonal fabrics.


I'm wearing this style in a size 20UK which honestly fits small. A waist of 36 inches and a bust of 44 is more of an 18 or so in my opinion and there is absolutely no stretch to the fabric. But the secret behind why this dress works is the v at the back of the garment. It gives you a little more room around the bustline and does not show any of your straps.



The fabric on this dress absolutely lush. A medium weight knit in a stunning red and blue plaid - I'm such a sucker for plaid frocks! The arms fit with ease and the waist and skirt really flatter your shape. I'm super keen to try more of their dresses now in both stretch and non stretch fabrics. I'll be going down as size in the stretchy fabrics though.

This is the perfect winter swing and looks amazing when paired with matching tights and knee high boots, gloves and all the trimmings.


For this fabric any of the latest Erstwilder collection will pair perfectly but I love how my Kiss Me Kindly holly and Past Midnight clock brooches work with the red and blue plaid. The holy is a cheeky excuse to always get a smooch (thanks Donna and Erswilder) plus the adorable red bow just makes this piece pop. The Past Midnight Cuckoo Clock is my stand out favourite piece for this season. If gingerbread house and a cuckoo clock were mixed this would be the result and it's sooooooo cute!!

Now the question is do I wear one of these on the 25th or all at once?


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