Samantha Wills ring | Red Phoenix Emporium necklace | neon

Keeping it Real: the Christmas outfits

Nikki Parkinson Everyday Style, Fashion 15 Comments

As the rain poured down on my parents’ tin roof early Boxing Day morning, I breathed a temporary wardrobe and hair sigh of relief.

It seemed there would finally be a small respite from the heat and humidity that is a summer in Queensland.

It is ok. I’m used to it. All but two Christmases in my life have been spent in full knowledge that my outfits for the big day would revolve around garments with superior cross-ventilation qualities.

This Christmas was no different.

There were two family Christmas Days. Both in Brisbane.

Casual affairs with plenty of food and flowing champagne. My parents are not known for under-catering … or having an empty drinks fridge.

I wasn’t planning on trotting out something new for either occasion but I wasn’t planning on finding and shopping for some fabulous things when in Sydney the week before Christmas either {more on that on the blog soon}.

But I did.

So, I fashioned a couple of casual Christmas outfits around two new pieces: a Mr Rose Cruiser hot pink silk/cotton shirt and a Lucette teal silk tunic dress. Both pieces will be on high rotation for the rest of summer and will definitely make the cut for our family holiday in Bali.

Outfit #1

Keeping it Real:  summer Christmas 2012 outfit | Mr Rose | Red Phoenix Emporium necklace

Mr Rose The Cruiser shirt* {I’m wearing size large} | NYDJ white shorts {bought in the US early this year} | Country Road wedges {bought last summer} | Red Phoenix Emporium necklace {as seen on me every second day ATM … see show pony comment below} | Uberkate earrings | Samantha Wills ring {sneaky gift to myself this Christmas}

Samantha Wills ring | Red Phoenix Emporium necklace | neon

Outfit #2

Christmas 2012 outfit - summer - Lucette

Lucette dress {I’m wearing size 3} | Sancerre band slip dress | Salita Matthews necklace {bought last summer} | Stuart Weitzman platforms {bought in New York earlier this year} | Uberkate earrings | Samantha Wills ring {same as in above outfit … when I love something it’s guaranteed to get a whole lot of show pony time}

Samantha Wills ring | Salita Matthews necklace

Miss SY said it was ok to also feature her cute Christmas outfit here too. She topped up a birthday voucher from Mura Boutique to buy this polkdot number for herself.

Mura polkadot red and white dress

Mura dress | Mimco headbad {inherited from me} | Country Road flats

Oh, and in case you missed it on Instagram … here’s how Mr SY rolled it on Christmas Day.

Griswold Merry Christmas t-shirt

Griswold Family Christmas tee

There you have it … what did you wear Christmas Day? Want to share a photo in the comments below? Would love to see your outfits.

(Once you start writing your comment, the photo icon appears in the bottom left of the comment box. Click on that icon and upload your photo. Too easy!)

* This shirt was gifted to me for editorial consideration, in accordance with my disclosure policy.

  • Here’s a piccie of me wearing my new Christmas bling -and yes, I’m wearing the Everywhere Dress I posted about earlier this month! 🙂

  • Struth

    Love the shorts. Are they the Kathleen short from NYDJ?

    • I’m not sure of the style name – and can’t see on NYDJ site now – but they were the only shorts style available in the US when I was there in their summer.

  • Mother Down Under

    Merry Christmas!

    I too didn’t mean to buy a new outfit just for Christmas but I was out doing some last minute Christmas shopping and found one on sale!
    My Christmas dress didn’t last long though as we did Christmas at my sister-in-law’s house and she has a pool…by midday we were all in the water!

    Happy New Year!

    • Oh, that was definitely the place to be!! Thank goodness for my parents’ aircon!

  • Lisa mckenzie

    Hi Nikki, I loved both of your outfits,I love a silk top or dress as I feel theheat terribly and sweat in the humidity and my hair does not like it either,love the teal and the pink on you and that Salita Matthews necklace stunning.I shared a pic on Instagram yesterday but I will see if I can upload it on here as well I am on santa’s lap(my 18 year old nephew) and I didn’t get a chance to take another it was a bit of a rush,just like every other year.I love Miss SY outfit too,so pretty.If my upload works you wont get to see the detail on my dress it laced up and had beading on the front and tassles.I hope it works:)It did Hope you like.x

    • Thanks Lisa … upload didn’t work 🙁 Your dress sounds beautiful x

      • Lisa Mckenzie

        I just emailed you a picture,so you can see,I don’t know why it didn’t work but anyhoo it sent to your email addy x

  • Janelle@awhitefarm

    Looking good!! My fave is the orange top and white shorts…lovely! xx

  • well done Nikki, you looked very comfy and relaxed, just as I was for the food coma I put myself in!

  • Merry Christmas Nikki. Love both outfits, especially the Lucette dress. I’m a bit partial to that colour.

    My black Seed slip dress got a working out. The kids gave me a gorgeous red crocheted top for christmas, so it had to be worn. 🙂

    Glad you and yours had a lovely day, and yes, the rain yesterday was a welcome respite after the days and days of heat and humidity we have had.

    • Oh, sounds lovely Vicky … would love you to upload a photo here if you can? xx