This is the most Christmas-y mani I could come up with…Sally Hansen Miracle Gel “Me, My Elf and I” topped with “Deep Sea Diamond” alternating with “Can’t Beet Royalty” topped with “Sunken Treasure.” It doesn’t get better than green and red with lots of silver and gold glitter!
Sartorial Saturday…On a Sunday–Festive Fashion in the Deep Freeze
Time for a look at this year’s festive fashion, heavily influenced by the Arctic weather we’ve been having. The chill made warm clothing a must on Christmas Eve, so I added a cape and beret (and red tights), to my usual Christmas dress. I also added a Christmas Splendette stack, my favorite sparkly Christmas brooch, and equally sparkly silver shoes.
Even at home, I had to dress with the cold in mind, so I threw a cardigan on over my Miss Candyfloss dressing gown:
The faux fur collar on my cape is removable, so I changed up its look on Christmas Day. This time I wore a Rare Dirndl and my new Christmas apron, plus a flower crown that arrived just in time for Christmas. I accessorized with edelweiss, a brand-new Homes bracelet, and some Erstwilder brooches:
I kind of enjoyed having truly cold weather for Christmas, especially since it allowed me to dress a little differently this year!
My latest mani is a simple one inspired by that classic Christmas treat, the candy cane. I alternated ILNP Mega (a holographic silver) and Bésame Cosmetics Holiday Red (a classic bright red with a bit of gold sparkle).
It’s time to think about festive fashion!
I spent much of the fall eagerly anticipating the preview of the new holiday apron from Rare Dirndl, and I was not disappointed…the reindeer apron is perfect for not just Christmastime, but all winter! I love that farmhouses and bunnies join the reindeer on the snowy background:
I chose edelweiss accessories, as I usually do when I wear a dirndl, but made sure to cover the Christmas colors of red and green as much as possible:
Here’s a closer look at my necklace duo, both from Rare Dirndl:
I chose to pair the apron with “Die Heimat” dirndl for these pictures, but I’m also looking forward to wearing it with the Herbology dirndl in the (not too distant) future:
I love the red ties on the apron, and I added a red ribbon to lace up the front of the dirndl, too:
I love how the pops of red stand out!
Red tights and sparkly silver shoes complete the look:
This just screams “Christmas in Germany,” don’t you think?
Last week’s manicure was lightly Christmas-themed; this week, I’m going all in on red and green! Repeating the lovely green of “Me, My Elf and I,” and adding “Can’t Beet Royalty” on alternate nails.
For my first Christmas-themed mani of the season, I went with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel “Me, My Elf and I” (which is an amazing shade of green!) topped with “Sunken Treasure.”
Sartorial Saturday–A Mid-Century Modern Christmas
I’m so excited about this year’s holiday collection from Erstwilder!
“Modern Holiday” is a mid-century take on traditional holiday symbols. There were so many choices, from Christmas trees and snow globes to pieces appropriate for Hanukkah. They all have a bright color palette and geometric shapes in common, and that just screams “mid-century modern!” I had a hard time narrowing my options down, but in the end, I chose my very favorite piece from the collection, “Jingle Bell Rock,” as well as “Make My Wish Come True,” a stained-glass star. I love that these pieces are so unique and frankly somewhat unexpected compared to more traditional Christmas pieces, and I’m looking forward to wearing them all season!
Sartorial Saturday–My Favorite Festive Fashions
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!
Sartorial Saturday–The Top Five Favorite Fashion Purchases of 2021
Time for one last “Top Five” list for 2021!
2021 was a year where I explored new options for my wardrobe, found some new favorite retailers, and really discovered what I like and I want I don’t in my clothing and accessories. I added some special pieces to my collection, starting with this Erstwilder brooch inspired by Animal Crossing:
Speaking of Animal Crossing, I have never been as excited about a makeup collection as I was about the ColourPopxAnimal Crossing collaboration!
Miss Candyfloss quickly became my favorite vintage-inspired clothing brand in 2021, and I think the Myrtle-Sun dress was my favorite out of the ones I purchased (although, everything I have in my closet from their brand is simply amazing!):
I explored my heritage in a sartorial way this year by adding two dirndls from Rare Dirndl to my wardrobe. They’re both beautiful, but I’m sharing “Die Heimat” because the other was a gift, so not technically something I purchased myself.
And finally, a look at a few pieces from Splendette’s Christmas line…this is my favorite Christmas collection they’ve offered to date!
I’m looking forward to discovering what new things all of my favorite brands offer in 2022!