Now that even Epiphany has come and gone, I’m taking a look back at my favorite festive fashions of the 2021 Christmas season. I picked my favorite styling of each Christmas piece I have in my wardrobe (four skirts, a dress, and a dirndl apron), plus a photo of how I accessorized each:
Also, two bonus pictures that don’t really fit anywhere else…the dressing gown I wore on Christmas Eve, and a playful shot of one of my new Christmas brooches on my overalls against a candy cane-inspired background:
As much as I’m looking forward to mixing up my fashion a bit more in the coming weeks, I’m really going to miss my Christmas prints until it’s time to pull them out again!
Time to take a look at this year’s Christmas outfits (which were, admittedly, very similar to last year’s)!
On Christmas Eve, I wore the same black and purple lace dress that I’ve been wearing every Christmas Eve for close to a decade, and of course my best Christmas brooch. I did change it up a bit with some some new Splendette starburst Duchess Bangles, though!
On Christmas Day, I wore my holiday harlequin Genevieve dress from Pinup Girl Clothing, which is the most Christmas-y piece of clothing I own. I added a bow belt from Torrid, which wraps the whole outfit up like a present, plus Splendette Duchess Bangles and the Christmas earrings that arrived the day after Christmas last year, my favorite Christmas brooch (again), and a sparkly Lux de Ville mini hatbox handbag:
Possibly the most notable fact is that I wore heels two days in row for the first time since breaking my ankle last year…and both outfits certainly looked better without the ankle brace I was wearing last Christmas!
A few years ago, I was thrilled to order the “Kitschy Christmas” skirt from The Oblong Box Shop, my first Christmas print piece. This year, when they previewed a new version of the skirt in green, I knew I needed to add it to my wardrobe, even though I normally wouldn’t buy a duplicate print, despite the colorway being vastly different.
In the time since I bought the red version of the skirt, the material has changed slightly. It’s still polyester (my least favorite thing about the skirt), but the weave is far superior, and the skirt flows much better.
Of course, accessories are important. I decided to run with the pink and green theme, which is perfect, because I have a lovely new Erstwilder brooch, that reminds me of Lucy’s request in A Charlie Brown Christmas: “A great, big, shiny, aluminum Christmas tree…maybe painted pink!” It’s even more beautiful than you can imagine, with lovely silver threads garlanding across it. As always, I added a stack of Splendette Duchess Bangles, this time in green and pink, plus pink earrings, a favorite necklace, and my new favorite belt, featuring a bow:
I love how perfectly my mint Sabrina top from Pinup Girl Clothing goes with the skirt!
This is definitely a new favorite Christmas look, and I’m going to wear it as often as possible in the coming weeks!
I tried to resist, but I guess there was really no doubt that I was going to buy the new Pinup Girl Clothing Bella skirt in ornament print, with artwork by Terry Runyan. Just look at it…it’s gorgeous in its mid-century fabulousness!
Accessories were no problem, and I didn’t even have to buy anything new (although, if I ever found a brooch that matched one of the ornaments, I’m sure I’d add it to my collection!). My Splendette stack includes some beautiful glitter bangles in red and green, and I even have a matching red necklace. Of course I’m always looking for a reason to wear my favorite brooch, which is the perfect touch to finish off the outfit!
For a touch of whimsy, the Christmas lights necklace Ryan bought for me last weekend is a nice addition, too!
This is definitely my favorite Christmas-themed piece of clothing. I love the print on the skirt I purchased from The Oblong Box Shop last year, but the fit isn’t awesome, and I don’t love the material it’s made of. This skirt, however, check all the boxes, and I adore it!
This might be an over-the-top look for some people, but as the Christmas Queen, I think it’s just right! I’m looking forward to pairing it with some other tops throughout the month, including solid red, and both pink & white and red & white stripes! I’ll be looking festive all Christmas long!
You know how, in A Charlie Brown Christmas, Lucy tells Charlie Brown, “We’ve even got a Christmas Queen!”? Well, that’s me…the Christmas Queen. And now I even have the perfect Christmas skirt, from the Oblong Box Shop, that has the same mid-century modern feel as the aluminum trees that the Christmas Queen in the special favored! Instead of aluminum trees, however, this skirt features the ceramic trees that were so popular with everyone’s grandma!
I think my favorite way to wear the skirt is with a green peasant top from Pinup Girl Clothing…the colors are perfect together!
It also looks great with white (also from Pinup Girl):
And I’m still trying to break free of my wariness about wearing red and pink together…this pink top (another staple from Pinup Girl!) goes so well with the Sputnik lamp ornaments “hanging” from the waistband of the skirt!
Did I mention that the Oblong Box Shop even has a Sputnik lamp brooch to coordinate with the ornaments on the skirt?
This is my most Christmas-y piece of clothing yet, and I love wearing it every chance I get!
I found one more way to style my blue ice harlequin circle skirt from Pinup Girl Clothing!
I went for a silver, blue, and white look. I even dug out my silver heels for the occasion…although, to be honest, they’re not the most practical footwear at this time of year. They look great, though!
I still can’t get over how perfectly this Erstwilder brooch goes with the skirt…I don’t think I’ll ever wear a different brooch with it!
I really love this skirt. Obviously, I’m thinking Christmas now, but in a month, I’ll be wearing it and thinking winter! I’m so happy I won’t have to pack it away until next year after the 12 days of Christmas are over!
I’ve already shared a few outfits that paired bold, bright reds and greens. This time, I’m going for a slightly more subdued, yet still Christmas-colored, look that includes one of my favorite Jenny skirts…the Italian landscape print.
They may be different shades of green, but I still love the way my Christmas tree brooch looks on this top!
Sometimes I’m still shocked by how much I love this particular top from Pinup Girl Clothing, because I had never worn this color before, and I wouldn’t have thought it would look good on me. As it turns out, it’s a flattering shade of green for my skin tone, and I’m glad it goes with so many of my skirts!