The holidays approach and Christmas Day is organised plus the other days of meeting up with friends and family are sorted, so what shall I wear?
Well, I say meeting up with friends and family as though I’m doing a lot of that, but that would be a no, what with this new variant. But we are going to friends on the Sunday before Christmas, then there’s the actual day (and that’s a quiet one with just me and Mr F) and finally we’re meeting up with our family on the 27th. And for each of those days I am dressing up – up to the nines as the expression goes! Because it is time to get out my cruise wear and give them an airing.
So, me and my friend, who’s house we’re going to on the Sunday before Christmas, we’ve decided to dress up and I do mean dress up, so I have two party frocks to choose from.
One is a recent purchase from my local charity shop.
This cost all of £8.20 and is a Shein product. I was quite interested when I saw the label as I would never actually purchase a Shein item as it is fast fashion, which I always aim to avoid. But here it was in the charity shop and I couldn’t resist it as it’s very feminine and I love the lace. However, here’s a clue to its quality as Shein products don’t always get a good approval rating. It’s actually a UK size 18 (which is 1XL) and all I can say, as it fits me to a T and I’m only a UK size 14, that if that’s their idea of a 1XL dress they sure do skimp their fabric!
But I like it and it’ll do for me.
Then there’s this dress which I must have bought several years ago (from a charity shop, of course) and I can’t remember how much it cost but it’s definitely one of my more dressy-up cruise frocks. And, sigh, I haven’t worn it since August 2019. Shall I wear it on the 19th? I think I might.
I’ll wear it with this long velvet coat as houses in the UK don’t encourage you to have bare arms (!) and even though our friends like a really warm house (for the UK) I shall need another layer. I got this coat as a gift.
Then I have a couple of skirts and I shall wear this one on Xmas day when we are just on our own.
The skirt was bought over two years ago as I have worn it to a dinner party at a friend’s, but I remember I was sitting down for most of the evening and really this skirt needs a dance so that the skirt can be twirled out to reveal these wonderful panels.
Ah well, Mr F can give me a twirl on Xmas Day!
Then on the 27th December I shall still dress up, but I need a slightly more robust skirt in case Oscar drops some food on the skirt or grabs hold of me as he’s just started walking – what a delight it is to have a baby in the family again.
This was not as expensive as the skirt above, as it was only £10 but it has some unusual folds, which I think are rather striking. Mr F has lightened the photo so you can see the folds.
Oh to wear this type of clothing more often!
That’s all for now, but thank you for reading this, and do let me know if you’ve got some ideas about clothes for Christmas.
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper