Trimming the Christmas Tree with SKM & Hello Kitty
Feeling Festive yet? I was so excited to put up my tree this year, after I splashed out last year on all these Hello Kitty decorations. I’d bought a white tree for the occasion last year and the whole room felt like it was day-glo pink! This year there were varying requests for both the traditional green tree with red trimmings, and a repeat of last year’s kitsch. Instead, I decided the straddle the fence and bring my pink and mauve Hello Kitty theme to the large traditional green tree. No, I don’t have a real one after a very dramatic run in with a spider saw it all come crashing down with much screaming and splintering of ornaments.
Being unseasonable chilly means that I haven’t yet been able to wear any of the rather tropical ensembles I’ve had planned for December, instead opting for cashmere sweaters. My tree trimming outfit also had to fit the theme of the day, so I chose to pair my ruby red with a teal blue green for a slightly more sophisticated version of the traditional palette.
Teal cashmere vintage sweater – Camperdown vintage store find
Ruby red, box pleat skirt – ASOS
Christmas themed brooches – Savers for 99c
Christmas themed enamel earrings – Avon (circa 2000)
Red velvet hair bow – Bangkok mall find
Lipstick – MAC Ruby Woo
Red suede 1950′s style heels – Singapore department store (Oh how I wish I’d bought more than 3 pairs!)
Like many of you who are that mix of control freak / creative type; I like to involve the family in tree trimming. However, I’ve been slowly teaching my girls about ‘editing’, and explaining how we don’t have to use everything in the boxes. We pick a colour theme and stick with it. Then we move on to learning about balance and branch loading. Now, at 6 and 9 respectively, they have quite a good handle on putting a tree together, grouping and creating their own little Christmas themed vignettes in their bedrooms.
No matter how happy and relaxed we like to be at Christmas, we all have our little systems of getting through it and those things that just have to be done the right way. So its time to confess, what is your Christmas Control Freak moment?