Normally at this stage of the year I would have had plenty of opportunities to wear my festive finery. Christmas season would be in full swing. But unfortunately, with Covid numbers being so high in Ireland, all of my Christmas lunches, dinners and afternoon teas have been cancelled. And that was before the latest variant ‘Omicron’!
Added to that, I have been suffering from an upper respiratory infection for the past two weeks. It is not Covid. I have had PCR test and my main symptoms are a sinus cold and cough. It is worse at night and the only way I can get any sleep is by sleeping sitting up and dosing myself with all kinds of medicine. Poor Graham has had to move into another bedroom.
So, we will be having a quiet Christmas season. Some friends are coming to dinner in December, so I will be dressing up in some kind of festive finery. I am thinking that we will all do antigen tests before we get together too.
What might I wear? I love dresses at Christmas and I had intended to buy a new dress. But I have not been in the mood to do any shopping.
I borrowed a fabulous velvet jacket from local boutique Studio 124 and shopped my wardrobe for the rest. The faux leather trousers are so comfortable and the boots from Asos (present from the stylist daughter) finished the outfit off. I felt it might not be the perfect example of festive finery like my ‘Style Not Age’ friends, so I needed some added sparkle.
We popped down to The Grand Hotel to take the pics beside one of their many Christmas trees. I was wearing a mask which I took off for the photo and there was no one nearby to laugh at my poses.
We treated ourselves to some delicious Seafood Chowder for lunch when there. It was nice to be out of the house even for a short time.
My ‘Style Not Age’ friends look wonderful in their festive finery.
Jacqui is wearing an old dress from F&F which still looks perfectly new. There is something about the combination of black and red that screams Christmas. Pop over to MUMMABSTYLISH to learn more.
Anna’s top is from H&M. Love the sequins. Her trousers were a sewing project where she chopped the bottoms off of a £1 pair of charity shop velvet trousers and added these beaded flower trims by hand. A labour of love! And I love those Asos boots. You can find out more by checking ANNASISLANDSTYLE.
A gold and velvet combination with fabulous accessories means Emma knows exactly how to do festive finery. You can be sure that Emma found some items on eBay or in second-hand shops. But you can find out by clicking on STYLESPLASH.
And how I love Gail’s take on the theme. She shopped her wardrobe for these wonderful purple boots, stand-out jumper and leopard-print skirt. You might want to know where she got each item and you can do it if you check out ISTHISMUTTON.
When ‘Style Not Age’ returns again it will be post Christmas. NOOO. Why is time flying by?
Stay well my friends.