The 12 outfits of Christmas – Day 12 – The animal flouro print shift dress and pom poms!

Rather than wearing this Warehouse printed shift dress with a jacket (a bit too smart) or a cardi (a bit too casual), today I wore it with my furry Primark gilet, which was very toasty and comfortable. When we went out I also wore Jigsaw shoe boots and this bright blue bag from Kausar (which is no longer available online but there is an email address for Kausar on her site, so she can always be contacted that way.) I like the size and shape of this bag, just because it’s a little bit different.

I don’t usually include pictures of the house but this scene made me smile. I was sitting down, my sister-in-law was reading mags and the boys were taking charge in the kitchen. I hasten to add that it was only a snap shot of the day and we did contribute significantly in other ways. For a start we ate the lunch!

The Christmas tree was decorated by the eldest, complete with tinsel and fake snow and she did such a good job. The first time that we did it, it was all a bit random – so one evening she took everything off, including the lights, and started again. Her individual efforts were so much better than our joint ones!

 This was a pressie to my husband last year. Ah, bless him.

It’s pom-poms galore in our house this Christmas. They are so pretty that I would like to keep them up all year round. Selfridges in London had a whole floor devoted to them. I have no idea how many people they must have had to fluff them all up and how long it must have taken – but it must have been weeks. They are tricky little beggars – but the White Company “open the packet, unfold them and clip them round the back” ones are much easier – although not quite so much fun.

Hope that you are all still having a great Christmas. I’m starting to feel a little full….


  1. Mrsmac
    December 27, 2013 / 10:12 pm

    I love your kitchen Beth very envious! Your posts always put a smile on my face! Enjoy new year x

    • StyleGuile
      December 28, 2013 / 10:14 pm

      So pleased that you enjoy the posts – thank you for letting me know, it's much appreciated. Hope that you have a fabulous New Year too. And thanks re the kitchen, we are very lucky. You are welcome to come and join me for a cup of tea in it any time! x

  2. Doris Eleanor
    December 28, 2013 / 7:56 am

    Great husband bauble – I'd like one of those for my own Scrooge. Have enjoyed following your Christmas posts – entertaining as always.

    • StyleGuile
      December 28, 2013 / 10:16 pm

      Lovely to hear from you – hope that all is well with you and that you have had a fantastic Christmas. So pleased that you have enjoyed the posts – thank you. I will keep my eyes open for a similar bauble next year! x

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