When is it time to start prepping for Christmas? This is a question that everyone has an opinion on. Some people wait with baited breath for Oct. 31st so they can start listening to Christmas music while others can't stand seeing red and green together until after Thanksgiving.
This year, I've been rather lacking in holiday cheer. Because we're moving right before Christmas, there will be no decorating or tree this year. That's has definitely put a damper on my festiveness.
Since Thanksgiving is almost here, I've been trying to get myself in the mood for Christmas. (I dread Thanksgiving, but mostly because I hate turkey and a lot of other traditional turkey day foods.)
So when we had an unexpected break in the unusually frosty weather, I jumped at the opportunity to wear this oh, so festive dress to church.
The skirt is a holiday quilting cotton in an awesome mid-century style print. I adore the inclusion of lime green and pink with the more traditional red and green. It makes me feel less like a walking Christmas card than some other dress I can only wear in December.
I love that I was able to make a matching belt from a vintage belt kit I found while thrifting. I used to have a source for modern covered buckle and belt kits but they no longer carry them. :(
It was breezy where we were trying to take photos so my hair looks crazy! Glad I decided to go with a simpler style since anything fancy would have been wrecked anyways.
One thing I love about this dress is that it doesn't look like a dress. Everyone always assumes that it's a blouse and a skirt which adds a fun casual vibe to the whole outfit. (Plus an entire dress out of this crazy Christmas fabric would be sooooo loud!)
My favorite detail, though, has to be the embroidered stitching around the collar and front opening of the dress. It's a simple running stitch that even the most beginner seamstress can do and it really adds a lot of visual interest to what could have been a very boring top half of the dress.
When do you start dressing Christmas-y?