Festive Dress for the Xmas season – BB Dakota Winsor Silk Dress from Nastygal

I love days off. Not just the sleeping in, but the chance to delve into my wardrobe and wear something gorgeous instead of the drab uniform I have to wear to work!

The other day I posted my haul video from Nasty Gal (which was really a Christmas present to myself)  but not the outfit shots. So here is one of my fave items – the beautiful BB Dakota Winsor Silk dress, as seen on me when out for coffee on Friday. One of my friends is back from living in japan – I think I last saw him when we ate at the Mysterious Neotokyo Fooding Bar in Shinjuku back in September. We met up in Newtown Max Brenner with 2 others who are flying out to Japan in a few days – envious!!

But back to the dress. Florals are in…but I’m not a fan of the tiny flower/Holly Hobby/Little House on the Prairie type prints I’ve seen around a bit. Give me something a little blurred, a little digi-print, and in a spectacular cobalt blue with emerald accents and I’m all over it.

I think the dress has a Mad Men vintage look to it, with the fairly high neckline, fitted bodice and flared skirt – I can just see Betty Draper in it.  I love that it can be worn just as a pretty dress, or toughened up with a leather jacket, killer heels and a wide belt to add modern edge (check out the Nastygal haul video to see my version of this look, and also to see the 50′s version with a big tutu petti underneath).  I wear it here paired with platform shoes (not seen), a skull ring and studded cuff, wide belt from Forever 21, and spiky necklace from Tree of Life. It was a bit too warm for the jacket. 

As it was a sunny day, I wore my fab new Gaga-like sunglasses called “Space Woman Shades” also from NastyGal. I got them in gold too!

Alas I’m working Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. But at least on public holidays we can wear casual gear to work instead of uniforms..so on Christmas Day, you can bet I’ll be wearing something glam or funky, and probably red!! Have you bought yourself any groovy gear for Christmas? What will you be wearing Christmas Day?

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  1. It’s so hard to work out what I’ll be wearing Christmas Day with the erratic weather we’ve been having here! We are meant to have it outdoors but it’s been chilly and wet this week. I miss Sydney! I keep looking at the weather reports there and feel envious.