29.12.11

88 - together on this Christmas Eve

I promised to write about my Christmas and the festive season generally... though I still do think a picture is worth a thousand words. Anyway, a promise is a promise! On Christmas Eve we stayed at home and arranged a festive dinner for my grandparents and parents. It was a three course dinner but unfortunately I didn't have enough time to take photos of the dishes since the finale of our intense cooking marathon was again rather hectic. For your information, almost everything was homemade (for example lemon liqueur, beer, bread with raisins and seeds, gingerbreads...). Happily everybody enjoyed the festive evening and of course we swapped presents too.

I'm not going to showcase you all my gifts because I don't find it essential. And to be honest, I didn't even photograph everything I got. Spending quality time with my loved ones is so much more meaningful. Nevertheless you can still see some of my presents from the photo collage below (Guess wallet, Evita Peroni hair band, Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Revitalize warming hand & foot scrub, Tigi Bed Head Urban Anti+Dotes Resurrection kit, Finnish marmalade candy with banana and strawberry). By the way, Elvis also received quite numerous presents and was a merry little guy.

As you can see I only wrote about the 24th of December but I do have some heaps of photos left from Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Those I'm going to show you in another post, so far enjoy the photos and collages below and of course let me know what you think.


I was wearing (on the 23rd of December): coat - ICON /thrifted/; blouse - vintage /thrifted/; vest - Pepe Jeans London; leggings - Guess; loafers - Alexandria /thrifted/.

44 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great Christmas!
    Love your outfit - your nails and your shoes are incredible.

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  2. Hi lovely, beautiful post!!!
    I like your nails and your look!!
    I wish you a 2012 charged of happiness!!!!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥♥♥

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  3. Homemade beer and gingerbread sinus delish I wished I could have had this. Sounds yummy. I am so happy You stayed to true to your promise.

    Your nails are gorgeous and you look stunning!

    P.s. I so want your purple mini dress. I am in love with it.

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  4. Great photos... and your nails are so fun!!

    XO, Liza
    fashion over groceries

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  5. i love your hair maikeeeen :3 happy new yearrrrr!

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  6. I am in love with your loafers. Honestly, they are just divine!

    Luc X

    luceinthesky-lpilz.blogspot.com/

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  7. I ADORE your nails honey, sorry i've been so MIA - its so that time of year! You look beautiful as always. Great quote to ring in 2012!

    xx
    Couture Caddy

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  8. Very nice shooot dear I love the photos and the purple dress too, your nails are amazing did you watch a tutorial to do it? or it's your own creation? if yes could you do a tutorial if it doesn't bother you of course :)
    Anyway you look pretty and you know how much I love your hair! I hope you're enjoying this time and I wish you a very good happy new year, may 2012 bring you everything you've ever desired but also health for you and your beloved :)
    xo

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  9. love your nail art! you look lovely! looks like you had a great time! Happy New Year1

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  10. Great photos! Full of Xmas spirit! :)))

    Kisses.

    www.pollysboudoir.blogspot.com

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  11. beautiful selection of pictures! the cookies looks delicious and your nails are sooo funny! hahah
    wish you the BEST for 2012 honey!!!
    xx

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  12. Your christmas pictures are seriously amazing. Also love your nails! Tutorial? :) Looks like you had a great Christmas, I was supposed to take more photos to show everyone but it never really happened - too caught up in the excitement!

    Thank-you for the lovely comment you left on my blog, I'm the same in that I don't follow trends - just wear what makes me happy :)

    hailesheartsfashion.blogspot.com/

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  13. Oh great nails, by the way! ^^

    Thanks for your comment. I love that little night gown I got, so nice to hear that you have one similar -- it's great to put something that cute and girly on sometimes. :) And boyfriend likes it too, of course ! ^^


    Satu
    Indie by Heart

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  14. oh not night gown, propably.. sound too formal or party outfit.. i mean pyjamas ? chemise, or what ever it is, hihih :D


    xx Satu
    Indie by Heart

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  15. Looks like you had a lovely Christmas! I think it is the best way to spend it with family :)

    Little doggie is very cute!

    Merry belated Christmas to you and your loved ones and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    Kisses & hugs,
    Maria

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  16. oh, wow! amazing nail art! i love the way you layered your clothes on! :)

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  17. I just searched through your blog and I L O V E your tattoos!! :)

    Your blog is a delight!

    www.myfashionportrait.blogspot.com

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  18. i love your outfit! i love the way you styled the entire look :)))

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  19. I LOVE THE OUTFIT AND THE NAILS!!!!!!! hope the food tasted great and i hope u enjoyed your holidays!
    Much love
    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)

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  20. happy new year excellent blog keep walking!

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  21. i love these photos :) i hope you have a great new years celebration!! see you next year!

    love, jamie

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  22. It looks like you had a lovely time over the holidays...hope you have a happy new year.

    xo erica

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  23. Aww, I'm glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas Eve with your family! Getting to spend time with the loved ones is hands down my favorite part of the holidays. Your feast sounds delicious as well!

    Thank you for the photos and collages. I love your super fun nails and Elvis is a cutie!

    By the way, I totally did not know what Boxing Day is so I googled it haha.

    P.S. Thank you so much for loving both of my outfits! I hope you are able to figure out what you want to wear for NYE. <3

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

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  24. By the way, I hope you find the time to read your Glamour UK and Teen Vogue!

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Tweet me: Viva_La_Breee

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  25. ohmygosh i love your nails! theyre so cute!!! happy new years! ^-^

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  26. Glorious pictures!!! I love all that decoration and the x-mas atmosphere!
    Happy New Year to you, your family and the people you love :)May all your dreams come true :)
    x

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  27. thank you for your commment on my blog! :)
    I wrote you back under your comment on my post :)

    Lovely photos.. and the nails are gorgeous! :)

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  28. Happy New Year! Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com

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  29. Beautiful! I love your lacy dress and those nails are amazing!!! Homemade lemon liqueur- mmm now that sounds lovely! Happy New Year :)

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  30. those nails are so so pretty! i want them haha!
    oh and i love those shoes too!

    happy new year!
    xx

    www.citylaundry.blogspot.com

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  31. Homemade food and spending time with loved ones... that's my idea of having good time. I am glad you had a great time!! Love the pictures!!! Happy New Year to you and your family!! :)

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  32. I so, so enjoyed reading this post! It's always fun to know how other people celebrate Christmas, especially ones like you who are really fond of this holiday (me the same;) It seems like you had a wonderful time with your family! And I agree Christmas is all about having a great time with your loved ones and not taking tons of presents'pictures;)))
    I'm loving your black and white photos! So stylish! And the rest of the pics remind me about a wonderland! Beautiful!

    PS. Happy New Year;)

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  33. Happy New Year,hope your well and had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
    Your dinner sounds like it was wonderful.I love your first photo,with the effect on it,very vintage.
    I really love your photos,especially love the pic of you,in your dress,you look super cool and natural.
    Thanks so much for your wonderful comment as always.
    Look forward to your next post x

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  34. Aw thanks so much.I know what you mean,bout having time to put together posts,yours are always packed full of great photo's and writting,I need mine to be alot more interesting and inviting :D I look forward to seeing all your photo's in your future posts x
    I forgot to say,how much I love your nails! There amazing,would love to have this on my nails!
    Hope your well,spk soon x

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  35. AAAWWWHH...So glad you had an amazing Xmas!! Love your nails so festive! So glad to have met you doll and happy to be part of your blog world.

    Happy 2012


    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  36. I think it matters much more that you had a wonderful holiday full of love and laughter than that you took a lot of photos of it :) Congratulations on cooking a three-course dinner, though, I can't imagin how much work this must have been! (I'm not a cook at all, just thinking of doing something like that overwhelms me!) Wishing you all the best for the New Year :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  37. what a lovely quote at the end of your post. So glad it's a new beginning. Happy 2012! I like your black and white photos, very vintage feel. Very appropriate for your outfit. The coat and vest is fabulous!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  38. Like your nails...look so cute:) Love the loafers too! Glad you had a great time with your family!

    Thank you for your support!!

    Happy New Year!

    FASHION CAT
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  39. Hi!!! Happy new year to you and your family :) thank you for being a constant presence in my blog for the past year. Here's hoping we'll have an even better online friendship! :)

    I love doing homemade treats for Christmas, they make gifts even more personal. Just like yours, I celebrated mine with my family and relatives. Nice pictures! :) And oh, your loafers and nails are totally hip!

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  40. your outfit is classic. your nails are a party. you look pretty in your christmas eve dress, & spending time with loved ones is supreme.

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  41. lovely pics ! .)

    great dress on chrismas eve!

    xoxo & a happy new year

    www.lotustraum.blogspot.com

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  42. beautiful post, I love your shoes!
    xx
    Ylenia
    Ambitieuse

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