Christmas dress code

Here again …

Already December … Tomorrow Christmas! Today Christmas Eve!

Time really seems to fly so quickly. Yesterday was summer! And this cold seems to freeze our thoughts too sometimes …

So what to wear at Christmas time? I guess it is the right time to speak about Christmas outfits. What will you wear tomorrow or tonight?

What decides fashion is also the weather, and with this cold it is very important to be well covered.

There are still on fashion, this year as well, the boots in suede filled with a warm fake fur or similar warming materials.

What about wearing them even with a skirt and thick tights?

If you wish to make it gradual the passage, from the boot to the thin leg, you could wear also a pair of long woolen socks, the ones that reach the knee or almost reach it.

There is then a lot of choice for what concerne the jumpers: so many! And also the colors! Especially when the days are gloomy and grey what about cheering up with a bright color? The other day I opted out for a bright purple. I love purple! And even if it is a sunny day why not to add more color and make it all more cheerful?

And if you wish to match it just with a pair of jeans, or why not even a denim skirt!

Then we have to see also what kind of event you have to attend.

Have you seen the dress of Megan? The future Harry’s husband at the Queen celebration?

Lots of people are already copying that dress.

For Christmas lunch opt for something not too dark. It is daytime. Something red is always nice at Christmas time. Beautiful are all different shades of darker red.

If not a dress it could be just a jumper in red color.

I know you are now thinking about the deer in Bridget Jones movie. Well, if it is a simple home family gathering … why not? It could be funny to be casual and sweet.

For restaurant lunch, try to be a bit smarter but remember it is still day time, so no drama.

Even the make up should be not excessive and also not too much sparkling for day time. New Year’s Eve is another story. Go for a make up that is not too sofisticated.

Regarding being in shape, especially if you are out for lunch do not exaggerate at breakfast with the famous Panettone cake!

Remember to wear a beautiful and maybe colorful or smart scarf. Even if you have a plain black coat, it will make the difference!

But above all wear one of the most beautiful smiles of yours!

Be happy! Christmas is time for celebrating. And even if your family is not a 40 people gathering, still enjoy it! What matters is being together with the people you truly love.

Christmas is for family, for true love.

Forget the material gifts, what matters the most is being together and spend time together. The most beautiful Christmas gift is your presence!

So smile and remember that we are here to love! Nothing else matters.

And be kind. Smile to strangers, say Merry Christmas around and share positivity.

Smiles are contageous. Positivity as well. So share love.

And let’s make this Christmas 2017 really special.

 

 

 

 

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Easter dress code

Easter …

Happy Easter everyone first of all!

I was just wondering which is your own outfit for Easter?

Christmas celebrations is, let’s say, quite easier because it is winter (I know not in Australia but …), and is big family gatherings, with parents and closed ones … so definitely the outfit needed goes towards the smart side. But not as smart as New Year’s Eve, I mean more sober, with less sparkling lights, and more warm colors and red. Yes, red. I remember this past Christmas my dress was just red, a warm dark colored red, but red. Red seems the perfect color for those festivities. But not for Easter.

So then what?

Well mostly depends on the weather. And when Easter falls each year.

This year, 2017, we are speaking about the 16th of April, so already Spring time, started a while ago, and quite hot also. Some rains here in Florence, but no more coats for sure! No more wool also.

So then what?

It mostly depends where we have to go to.

My Easter will be quite simple tomorrow, just me and my mum, so I do not have to exaggerate, I wouldn’t have anyway.

So maybe not jeans and hoodie, but not even a smart evening outfit too.

But for sure we have to make a difference with everyday dressing, so maybe we could go for some details to stress that it is a “special day”.

I remember once, years ago, I was just on a trip with friends, so Easter lunch was as simple and as warm as friends company is.

We use to say: “Christmas with your family, and Easter with whoever you want!”

So in the end it will be up to you! Depending on the company and the location of course! High heels in the countryside maybe not …

Be at ease. Not too formal. Something you can feel you are aware of the special day that is, but with a more “soul dressing” than body clothing.

What about the colors?

Freedom of choice. Maybe a touch of color yes, not black or grey only. We need colors. As color therapy also teaches, we have to be lifted up also by bright colors.

My city, Florence, has the Purple as color for our football team, so I do love it really, I am wearing it today also! So why not a nice purple?

So for Easter dress code I would advice moderation, but colors!

And have a lovely Easter time everyone, trying not to eat too much chocolate and cakes! But anyway enjoy!

I remember spending my Easter in London, when I was living there, quite many years ago, working … Some chocolate arrived anyway but it was a working outfit I was wearing …

Anyway, most of all we have to feel Easter inside, in our hearts.

So let’s the light inside us be the shining light that dresses ourselves also.

Love has to be the best ever outfit we could ever wear, in our sight, in our gestures, to make everything brighter.

Happy Easter again to everyone.

You all take care!

See you next

Barbara