Tuesday 23 December 2014

It's coming on Christmas

Work is finished for the year, the cupboards are full, and I believe I am ready to party!

How to style a pair of your daughter's leopard ears. 
Pinch them; then put 'em on. Simple.

Our friends Diana and Jim always throw a winter party featuring a brazier and outdoor seating. I thought a sleeveless frock was fine for the indoor parts of the do, then I can throw the leopard fur back on for the outdoorsy bits. 
We're off round to theirs a bit later on today, and look, I'm ready to go!
1970s C&A maxi dress and ankle boots - Ebay
1970s Wallis faux fur jacket - Kinky Melon's Retro Boutique
Bangles - charity shopped
Ears - nicked off Claudia
There are more festivities tomorrow, at Sal and Terry's annual Christmas Eve gathering. 

Hmm, what shall I wear?

This was yesterday's final supermarket shop outfit.

Actually, it was all quite civilised at Morrisons, busy but good-natured, and I managed to talk Simon out of buying the entire cheese counter this year... Believe me, that's quite a feat of negotiation.

1970s Decosse Scottish tweed coat - flea market
Flares - made by me from 1970s fabric and pattern
Top, ankle boots, necklace and bangles - charity shopped
Belt - retail (sale) 
And that's me ready for the festive season. I hope you are doing (or not doing) Christmas in whatever way suits you best, with a minimum of stress and maximum enjoyment. 

Wishing you happy times, my friends!


Miss Magpie said...

Have a wonderful Christmas and see you in the new year.

I'm now dreaming of Cheese....MMMMmmm cheese.

Vix said...

First! xxx

Miss Magpie said...

HA! First I've never managed that before, first time for everything *groan*

Vix said...

Bugger! Magpie beat me! Two ace oufits. Those flares are amazing - love them! That dress looks gorgeous with the fake fur. Does Claud know about the cat's ears?
Jon goes a bit mental on the cheese counter too, its no mean feat trying to restrain a hungry bloke with a cheese fetish.
Have a fab party and a bostin' Xmas. Expect a drunken text on Xmas night if I get any obscure questions!
Love you! xxxxxx

Miss Magpie said...

You snooze you lose ;-P

Can you tell I'm busy at work??

Suzanne said...

Love the leopard ears!

Merry Christmas!


mondoagogo said...

groovy flares! hope you have an equally groovy xmas :)

Melancholy and Menace said...

Loving the faux fur and tweed coats. Both outfits look gorgeous on you (especially with the ears).

Have a wonderful Christmas xx

Kezzie said...

The ears are super and really really cute on you- you should wear them all the time! I wore little reindeer antlers yesterday- small subtle Lindt ones that came from a child at school!
I do love your outfits and hope you have a beautiful time with your family. x

Ivy Black said...

Ha! You have to wear those ears when we have get together!
Have a fabulous time with your lovely lot and see you in the New Year.
Loves yer.

Natalia Lialina said...

It does sound and look like you are ready for fun!! The maxi dress is unbelievably beautiful - you look gorgeous in it! (I have a photo of me in giraffe ears somewhere on my blog - we're almost sisters.) I love your tweed coat, the whole outfit with pants is fun and elegant. I love cheese. I too buy the whole department sometimes. But in veeeeery tiny dozes. :) Merry Christmas, dear Curtise! Have a wonderful time!! xxx

two squirrels said...

Merry merry Christmas lovely lady........I hope you and your family have a magical day..........much love and happiness always.......Vanessa

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Merry Christmas Curtise. You look fabulous. Hope you and your family have a lovely time.
Jane x

Becky said...

That faux fur jacket from Kinky's is the best---perfect shorter length!!! Have fun at all the parties!

Mother of Reinvention said...

Looking fab. I love your flares. Now I am on hols will look through my patterns for you. Hope you have a good time partying. Wishing you and your family the best of Christmasses. P.s. I may have bought all the rest of the cheese and if there is an olive shortage in the New Year you will know where they are. Xxxx

Fiona said...

Fab flares and leopard skin lugholes...you could start a new trend there. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to ...partay!
See you on the other side. xxx

Goody said...

Our fridge is about half cheese right now. OK, 3/4 so I won't judge.

I don't think I've seen that tweed coat before-love it! Nice seeing your flares again as well.

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, and the happiest New Year.

Pennyblossoms said...

Looking fabulous for the festive jollities!
Love the jacket. And the coat too!
Have a great time.
Happy Christmas, lovely!

Melanie said...

Your flares are great. You are Dressed for the season. I feel the excitement crackling. And I love the ears with your coat. Merry Christmas parties, Curtise.

kobieta niewidzialna said...

You look fabtastic.Merry Christmas :)

Connie said...

Yes indeedy. I am all about big trousers. And you have the lovely long stems to carry them off. That is a fancy party that requires a wardrobe change. You would have to reference that Joni Mitchell song. Now I'm about to get all blubbery. So Ms. Feral Cat, wishing you and yours a merry merry. Love *

Peaches McGinty said...

I just left Dave to mooch over cheese, he did well, 4 for a fiver! mini cheese is still good cheese haha! leopard ears suit you! very Eartha Kitt, meow! both outfits are delicious and divine! perfection! have fun and teach me your organised ways! I'm writing quickly, forgive me if it's a bit off (internet issues, again!) but I wish you and your family the most Wonderful Christmas!! x x x

Jayne H said...

Enjoy the festivities Curtise, I will be hitting Morrisons after work tomorrow (now technically today), hope it's still civilised. Best wishes to you and all the family xx

Beth Waltz said...

I'm as green as The Grinch with envy, looking at those maxi flares. Persons who are as vertically (and, yes, horizontally) challenged as I am simply can't wear them. *sigh*
Those faux fur ears are adaptable, however. I"m thinking mink. Mink earmuffs would be an excellent substitution for a silk babushkha worn with slacks and an odd jacket that has a mink body and sweater sleeves. There is no nicer present than a good idea -- thanks, Curtise!

Sue said...

Sleeveless in Winter? But then I saw the fur, love the ears. Enjoy your parties and festivities and choosing what outfits to wear, all part of the fun and games.

thorne garnet said...

Lovely jacket.

Had to send The Doctor on a quest yesterday. We all ready had gone to 3 stores in search of......hazelnuts aka fliberts! Such an unusual item. He saved Christmas dinner.

ps: what if I Am a robot?

Kylie said...

Your hair looks so shiny Curtise!
I love you in pants!
I think I'd like Simon because I'm mad for cheese too.
I hope you and your gang have a VERY Merry Christmas and an even merrier new year x

The Vintage Knitter said...

Great outfits, the sleeveless maxi is my fave though, especially when teamed with the fur jacket. Have a fabulous Christmas with family and friends x

Melanie said...

Fabulous outfits, the ears are the purrfect finishing touch ;)
I hope you and you family have a fabulous Christmas xxx

Lizzie Cole said...

I love the flower pattern.

Lizzie's Daily Blog

Mrs Bertimus said...

You rock!
Have the best Christmas ever chuck x

Unknown said...

Good ideas all around ... flying out the door to do our Big City thing, but had to stop and say thank you for all, and to wish you the Brightest, most Lovely Christmas of all time! I mean ALL TIMES, and all for you and yours!
Enjoy every sip, bite, giggle, groan, hug and sigh of the season!

Unknown said...

You always look festive! Happy Christmas to you and yours! xoxox :)

at my dressingtable said...

Have a fabulous Christmas Curtise and thank you for all your lovely comments Best wishes xxx

Pam in Texas said...

Happy Christmas Curtise,
I love all of your posts, thank you for this year, you are a joy!
Love from Pam in Texas.xx

Unknown said...

All the best to you and your family, looking forward to more delights in 2015.

Señora Allnut said...

merry christmas!!
your partytime outfit looks fabulous and cool!, love you've considered the indoors-outdoors problem!
and also love those pants, cool and comfy!!
besos & feliz navidad

joyatri said...

Hi Curtise, I've been leaving comments on your blog and others, but none have been showing up. Testing again to see if this comment will show up.

Helga said...

Babes, those are some AWESOME fucking flares! You are becoming quite the bloody seamstress!
Love that you stole your daughters leopard ears!! Huzzah! You make them just that bit more saucy!!!!
the frock is delightful, I look forward to seeing a lot more of it!
Mmmm, Simon and G have the same thing for cheese, clearly....!!!! I must admit to being pretty keen myself, luckily we have different tastes in cheese. he likes blue, I like feta and sharp cheese, aged cheddars etc. And ALL the accompaniments!

Unknown said...

You look so amazing ! Love it all! I really hope you have some great times this holliday !
Love you !

Shawna McComber said...

You look so fabulous as always-so you and so right! Leopard ears! Yes!! I do love that Scottish tweed coat and the flares you made. Can I be your sister so I can borrow them? Oh darn, I think you are smaller than I am.

I hope all the parties have been fun and that Simon got as much cheese as he needed!
Love and hugs!

mispapelicos said...

Thank you so much, dear Curtise.
Looking at you is a true present.
Love that gorgeous bolero.

freckleface said...

Look at you looking all glamorous and ready for a party or two. Lovely, that maxi is fantastic, and get you in trousers! Super dooper. I went a bit mad on the Christmas cheese myself. So far, we've nearly eaten the stilton, still about five varieties to go. My eyes are often bigger than my belly. Although actually, my belly is definitely looking fuller. Still that's what the new year is for isn't it? A fad diet. Hope you had a lovely Xmas xxxxxx

Diane said...

Hope you had a great one Curtise xxxxx

Mim said...

I hope you had a splendid Christmas - and those ears really suit you!

bahnwärterin said...

fabulous party outfit! love the cat ears!!!
missed a lot here while in silesia - but the martini is still waiting for you :-)

Unknown said...

Happy New Year to you and your lovely family
I have seen what you had rescued from the charity shop again, wow! wonderful stuff and i'm glad you did good on E-Bay -
Wanting to send you something i had found a while ago at Renaissance
If you could send me your address if you don't mind
And plus i asked it before but if you could send me your E-Bay vendor name again -

Looking splendid Curtise


Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Merry Christmas a few days late Curtise! I'm with Simon...I don't know what it is with cheese and Christmas, but I'm always way to eager to fill my cart to the brim with brie, and every other kind of cheese available.

I think your ears are spectacular and you might consider wearing them as a signature accessory. In fact, I'm thinking that I should adopt cat ears too...I can well imagine that one could only be in a cheery mood when thus adorned!

You've probably read about the most recent Canadian blogger meetup. Just letting you know that both you and Curtise are on my must see one day list! xo

Catherine said...

i love that maxi dress! and those trousers! And just for some simple shopping

Trees said...

I'm so happy your final shop wasn't too painful! I love the kitty ears and the matching coat - a winter party around a brazier sounds wonderful!