Daily Outfit – Christmas Party Shenanigans

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Saturday was the most wonderful example of a perfect Summer’s Day here in Melbourne. The sky was intensely blue, there was barely a breeze and the temperature stayed around 26 degree all day. My ideal kind of weather, and it all was timed perfectly as we had a Christmas party to attend.

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I cannot help but break out the Christmas colours and kitsch at this time of year, so finding all kinds of bits and pieces to pair together and create a look, can either be a challenge or an adventure. I chose to make it an adventure and cobbled together some op shop / thrift store finds and put together a casual picnic party outfit for around $50 all up!

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Outfit Details (all thrifted)

Dress – MOne11 green cotton day dress

Cardigan – Portmans knit

Red 1960′s beads

Christmas brooch

Christmas holly earrings and Red roses from my stash at home

Bakelite and plastic bangles, also from op shops!

Lipstick – Lime Crime Velveteen “Red Velvet”

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It turns out I wasn’t the only one to take the Christmas dressing theme very seriously. These musical Elves were totally committed to the look as they strolled along minstrel style.

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It was quite a day of fun and games, as children ran barefoot or sparkle toed across the grass, making a bee line for the face painting and magician.  Mr. SKM went for the zombie face paint, while my girls came back adorned with butterflies and Pikachu.  In the spirit of “one in all in”, I agreed to have my chest ‘tattooed’ with swallows, which caused a number of sideways looks and a surprising number of compliments too!

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Given that we only had one transfer and had to make do by turning them upside down, the artist did an amazing job hand colouring these and getting them to look so good in under five minutes!

Christmas in Australia is just so different to anywhere else in the world. Our weather, our fashion, our food and even the way we do casual glamour. the best way I can describe it for those in the Northern hemisphere, is to imagine you’re at a mini music festival during the height of summer. That’s the kind of vibe you’ll find here in Melbourne at Christmas time.

How would you describe Christmas or your holiday season where you’re from? Let’s live vicariously!

 

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Candice DeVille

Specialty Vintage Stylist, Blogger, and Presenter; Candice DeVille has been writing Super Kawaii Mama since early 2008. Based in Melbourne, Australia, she's always in search of the next glamorous adventure. Bringing you vintage style, glamour and inspiration for the 21st Century.
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2 Comments

  1. Darling Candice,
    By looking at these wonderful images (bathed in sunshine); I can’t help but wonder should I start looking for a cousin/relative on the other side – because all I see, when I look out the window, is bleak winter with the cloudy sky.
    Lovely post.
    It lifted my spirits.

    Marija

  2. I have that exact green dress, which I got at a clothing swap. Always get so many compliments!
    Theresa W. recently posted..Tropfest – Melbourne 2013

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