A feeling of calm has descended.
I am ready for Christmas.
School is finished for the holiday.
The Big Shop has been done.
Gifts are wrapped and cards posted/delivered.
The first party of the season has been attended on the Solstice, and a hangover avoided.
So festively far, so good!
I wore my wonderful new-to-me lurex maxi skirt and an obligatory faux fur for the Solstice party on Friday, braving the sparks from the brazier in all my synthetic-fibred finery. I managed to avoid going up like a Roman candle, but alas forgot to take any photos.
This is today's outfit.
The paisley-tastic handmade 1960s dress is a gift from dearest Vix, and the boots are
Aerosoles via Ebay.
I must be in an orange and black kind of mood, I wore this on Thursday.
It rained. Hard. All day. It was dark and grey, and orange was a welcome flash of brightness amid the gloom.
1960s shift dress - vintage fair last year
Cardigan, umbrella and bangle - charity shopped
Boots - Ebay
Brooch - gift from darling Sarah
Tights - retail
Rain - compliments of the season
So I am chilling out, enjoying the fact that it's all under control, the fridge is full, the booze is plentiful, and we have a party to go to on Christmas Eve.
What shall I wear?
I'm thinking either;
a) 1950s black wool dress I bought on my first ever visit to Walsall to meet Vix. It's very plain, but very chic, with a gorgeous velvet and sequin trim round the hem. I think I would wear some very bright tights and high heeled ankle boots with it.
b) 1970s red flamenco-inspired maxi dress, which I don't wear very often, despite the fact I love it.
Ah yes, the traditional cat-in-the-Christmas-tree incident...
We have an eclectic collection of baubles, some vintage, all loved. The snowflake (top right) was part of my swap parcel from Alex last year, and the polar bear clutching his Christmas pudding has been our somewhat unconventional tree topper for over 10 years.
I might have fewer opportunities to blog over the next few days, but I will try and catch up with you. I may need your blogs, with all their wit and wisdom and humour and kindness and style, to keep me sane through the festivities!
Have a wonderful Christmas, however you do it.