The 12 outfits of Christmas – A Christmas jumper for Christmas day!

Happy Christmas to you all! I hope that everyone has had a fantastic day. We have had a brilliant day although I have to admit to being slightly freaked out by the new addition to our family – “Baby Annabell.”

For a start, I had to put her face down on the work surface and shove a screwdriver into her back to get the battery cover off before inserting batteries into her. Even though she’s (clearly) not real, I found that quite traumatic. Then, when I had to look after her whilst the youngest went to the loo, I found myself putting her music on and covering her with a blanket in case she was cold.  I also put  “Precious”, the new “My little pony” from Build a Bear Workshop (hideously ugly), next to her cot to be her guardian angel. Then she opened her eyes and stared at me with blue glassy eyes – and that was totally freaky. As for the cry – it’s so real that it makes my heart jump. At least this one has an “off” switch though.

Then I found myself watching the Queen, which I don’t usually do, but since a friend of ours was recently invited to the Palace for lunch with her – during which she put her hand on his knee – I felt compelled to watch. Also she looks very like my Aunt, so I feel that I know her. Seriously, children stop my Aunt in the street to ask her whether she’s the Queen and when she says no, they ask her if she’s sure. Ooh, crikey, it’s all a bit much for one day.

Anyway, as to the outfit, I have my friend Sarah to thank for the loan of the jumper. Like me she had had her eye on it but unlike me she didn’t faff around and she bought one – whereas now they have sold out. Here I’m wearing it with my recent Topshop trouser purchase and Zara shoes.  It’s a great jumper and my Mum has one too – although her cat plays with the fluffy balls on hers!

Today I thought that I would post a picture of a dress that I like. I’m not sure that I would ever actually get around to owning one and it’s potentially verging on the border of being too young for me – but I quite like feather dresses. There’s a nude one in Coast, a black one in Michael Kors and this relatively decently priced one in Warehouse (£110 in the sale). Knowing me I would sit on a drumstick lolly or something and trash it in one go – but I think that it would be great for a New Year’s Eve party.

As to the presents – I think that I’ll leave that story for another day! Hope that you all have a lovely evening. x


  1. Anonymous
    December 25, 2013 / 10:14 pm

    I remember the baby annabel Christmas in this house too! It is freaky….brings all those instincts scurrying back! Merry Christmas Hx

    • StyleGuile
      December 26, 2013 / 9:46 pm

      Ooh golly yes, it has totally freaked me out. It even sounds real when it's sleeping. Fortunately it seems to be slightly out of favour today which is lucky as now I don't have to watch You Tube clips of how to get it to sleep! Merry Christmas to you too!

    • Anonymous
      December 27, 2013 / 8:18 am

      Lol! I used to sneak the off button when my little girl wasn't looking and tell her annabel was in a deep sleep! The dog hated it so that was a good reason to switch it off for a while too. Hx

  2. Mrsmac
    December 26, 2013 / 6:40 am

    How can you make a Christmas jumper look so elegant! Looks fab! Happy Christmas

    • StyleGuile
      December 26, 2013 / 9:46 pm

      Hi Mrsmac, lovely to hear from you. Happy Christmas! It's nothing to do with me and all about the jumper! x

    • Mrsmac
      December 27, 2013 / 10:14 pm

      Ha ha you're so modest!!

  3. GlamRosie
    December 26, 2013 / 9:04 am

    Is the jumper from New Look? I saw it and thought it was lovely, like the pale blue. Also had my eye on the same Warehouse dress, I don't think it's too short, I love the feathers. It's more the price even in the sale that's putting me off. Merry Christmas Beth! x

    • StyleGuile
      December 26, 2013 / 9:48 pm

      Hi Natalie, yes it is the New Look one. I love the pale blue too but sadly they have all gone – tho I may take a quick look when next visiting the BBWS! I might look at the dress too if I get a chance. I guess the top being leather (at least I think it is) makes it more expensive. Think that there's possibly a risk of a Dorian from Birds of a Feather moment coming on though!

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