18 Dec 2019

What To Wear For The Holidays?


I have a tradition when it comes to “what to wear” for the holidays.

Ever since I can remember this time of year has meant a new dress; a tradition started with my mother and passed on to my daughters. We love a new dress for Christmas and the three of us, with individual and unique styles, usually choose something very different.

This year we are spending our holidays in the British countryside and it will be our first English Christmas in the twenty years we have lived in Europe. Deserving of a new dress or two? I like to ensure a wardrobe change for our Christmas Eve dinner and the following day’s celebratory lunch; the rest of the days will be spent in casual gear. We are hopeful of a white Christmas, that would be a first, but either way, dresses will be packed.

What am I packing?

Most definitely an all-black number, maybe two, in case of indecision or over-indulgence. Comfort and glamour can go hand in hand so most likely this means a sweater dress in black to pair with booties or even hiking boots if a casual walk eventuates.

The second lbd I am considering is longer and more feminine in style, definitely not one for the hiking boots but an easy lounging option and the right one for an accessory or two. Thinking extravagant drops here.

Then what about a more fun option for the 25th?

I’ll pack the same shoes and booties to wear but add an animal print. What do you think? I love a leopard print dress and if there’s the right time to wear one, it must be the holidays. Mine is sleeveless so I will add an oversized shawl but I have also been drawn to this dress.  Perhaps a last-minute “what she wants” gift from Santa?

Tomorrow will be a try-on and co-ordinate the accessories morning so if there is anything not working or missing I will have time to find it. Like these fishnets to wear with my booties; I forgot these. And so much more fun than plain tights.

This year is a new era for us with one small baby in tow and my emotions are scattering in all directions. It doesn’t mean I still don’t love a holiday dress. xv

What To Wear For The Holidays

club monaco  ||  isabel marant  ||  mansur gavrel  ||  rachel comey  ||  valentino

ganni shirred leopard  ||  escada leopard shift  ||  ganni wrap


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Vicki dear, you will be in the English countryside! I hope your time together as a family will be punctuated by the peace and beauty around you. How fun to have a new dress every year, a tradition handed down by your mother now to your girls! We hope to see photos of you in your new “frock!” Best wishes and a happy 2020 my friend.


And all things wonderful for you dear, Anita.
You make our day here with your generous words… always so spot on and uplifting. Happy days, happy holidays and a wonderful 2020


Great dress choices!! I especially loved the black ones.

Enjoy the country. I would love to go back and visit in the winter! I hope you see snow. :)


New dresses for Christmas is such a lovely tradition! I love the thought something elegant with a touch of glamour for Christmas Eve (Heiligabend) and something fun and less formal to wear for lunch on the 25th.

I am hoping for a White Christmas too. The weather forecast suggests otherwise, but we can still hope.
Merry Christmas


Vicki, you’ve brought back memories! Christmas… and Easter… meant a new dress. Usually one my mother chose and the older I got, the dowdier were her choices, while mother was chic and elegant. I’ve long since chosen my own clothes and am having fun, tweaking my style as I get older and having fun! xoxox, B


Most important thing.. is fun and to enjoy what we have and what we do… Happy Holidays Brenda and thank you for your comments that keep me thinking and smiling :) X

Trish Murphy

Hello Vicki, likewise my daughter and I always have a new dress for Christmas it is a lovely tradition.Wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family and new Grandson. We have a second Grandchild this year for Christmas Georgia and Thomas and how we all adore them. Thank you for all the fabulous posts and keeping us all so well informed and up to date on all manner of topics and fashion. Have been following for so many years and still look forward to seeing your posts. A happy and healthy 2020. Xx Trish


Thank you so much Trish,
Congratulations on your baby grandson… and I am so happy to be in the club :) I could never imagine how much I would fall in love with our little fella..
Happy Christmas x


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