Maybe I should be doing this post next week, but deciding what to wear on Christmas Day is a perennial dilemma. There are so many articles and blogs telling one what to wear and it seems no different this year. And of course there’s always the Christmas jumper – see Gail of Is This Mutton and her choice for Christmas 2020. But I don’t do those. Personally I like a bit of glitter and as we’re having an online Christmas this year I have several tops that I might wear for the FaceTime or WhatsApp calls. But do note I shall be wearing something very functional whilst I cook our Christmas lunch, which will be a roast beef with all the trimmings rather than the usual turkey. Phew, quite relieved really as I do find turkey quite a challenge to cook – only been doing it for nearly 50 years! Yet I never believe it’s going to be OK until the first mouthful.
So this is what I’ll be wearing whilst cooking.
That’s an old pair of black jeggings (Florence & Fred) paired with an old top (Peacock’s) with a new long all wool cardi bought for £7 from Emmaus in Portslade – as I’ve said before I think Outfit at Emmaus is one of the best charity shops in the Brighton area.
Anyway, there’s this new jacket I bought recently, also for £7
This would stand out during a WhatsApp call as the black background is made up of tiny beads that sparkle when they catch the light.
This is what I wore last year – not on Christmas Day but a few days before. This outfit consists of an old sparkly sequinned charity shop top with a newly bought charity shop asymmetric skirt.
And what about this – it’s quite a favourite. Can’t remember the price but it wasn’t much!
You can see that this embroidered dress will make quite a statement while we’re on those WhatsApp calls.
Personally I find Christmas Day quite stressful and don’t exactly like the large numbers we sometimes find ourselves amongst and I admit that last year we opted out. Just as well as I started sneezing midday and would have given everyone a very nasty virus, which as you know went on to have awful consequences for me.
That’s all for now, but do tell me how you’re doing your Christmas. It’ll be good to know we are not the only ones having a quiet Christmas, just the two of us at home, which is fine. Besides, I look forward to next year’s celebrations when I want the most crowded Christmas possible with as many hugs and kisses that can be had, ever. Oh yes, bring on those squeezable hugs!
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper