OOTD | Christmas Lunch

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

In case you hadn't heard - Its almost Christmas! 
I am so excited and I just love to pick out a new outfit to wear at Christmas lunch.I have put this post together to show you some outfit ideas appropriate for whatever you may be doing for Christmas lunch this year - whether it be a family dinner, a restaurant dinner or even a party style dinner.

On Christmas day I usually have lunch with my family, and, while it is not necessary to wear anything too dressy, I like to keep it smart-casual with a nice daytime dress and some festive accessories.
This adorable Tartan dress from New Look is just perfect for the occasion - I actually already own it and, as well as being super seasonal, it is just so comfortable. It is a slip on dress with a little bit of give - so its perfect for harbouring that food baby after lunch ;) I like to wear tights with this dress as it keeps the look a little more casual, as well as keeping my legs nice and warm.
Although heels are not really necessary to wear to my family lunch I like to dress for the special occasion, so I would opt for these cute ankle boots , also from New Look. They are comfortable and fashionable and work well with the dark colours of the dress.
I'm not sure why, but when I know I am going to be eating a big meal I like to keep my hair tied back, so I think a slicked back ponytail finished off with this darling hair bow from Claire's Accessories would do just the trick!
I don't wear too much make up to Christmas lunch but I think a swipe of this festive red lipstick in I'm Ready' by Make Up Revolution would look lovely and would really compliment the tartan fabric of the dress perfectly, and this gorgeous gold glitter polish in 'Champagne Kisses' by China Glaze would pull everything together perfectly!
I'll mostly only be bringing sacks of presents to Christmas lunch for my family, but of course I'll need a place to keep my phone, that lovely red lipstick and my camera - and this adorable gingerbread man bag from New Look is just what I've been looking for!

Some families or couples like to have Christmas lunch at a restaurant, it takes the stress, hassle and cost out of the day for a potential host and means everyone can relax with a delicious hot meal while having a few drinks.
If I were having a restaurant Christmas lunch I would want to keep it formal but comfortable so I would team these gorgeous ripped skinny jeans from New Look with this dainty lace top from Forever21. It's classy and feminine but still formal enough to wear in a restaurant setting.
Since most of the day will be spent sat down I would choose to wear a nice pair of kitten heels like these from New Look, they have a subtle sparkle and are oh-so comfortable and on trend!
Because the top is quite fancy already I would keep accessories to a minimum. This lace effect bracelet from Claire's Accessories is just right - it compliments the pattern of the top and is just the right size to accessorise the outfit without taking it too OTT.
As far as make up goes, I would keep it simple with a slick of mascara and a swipe of this beautiful deep berry lipstick in 'still missing my baby' by Make Up Revolution. It is very seasonal and will bring a nice boost of colour to the outfit.
I would finish the look with a fun statement bag like this cute unicorn one from New Look. It's fun and sweet but keeps in with the monochrome theme!

Some families attend a big party on Christmas, where it's nice to get fancy and dress up to the nines. It is important to remember that comfort still comes first and to choose something you are happy to stay in from day to night.
This amazing emerald sequin Dress from H&M is the perfect party season piece and, amazingly, costs only £10! It is clearly a statement garment so anything you pair with it needs to be plain and simple. These shoes from Matalan will work perfectly with it and, because they have a low heel, will be comfortable for long wear-time.
I would wear my hair up with a dazzling dress like this and this heart hair bun piece from Claire's Accessories is just perfect. It's quirky and fun but still elegant enough for a Christmas party!
Make Up wise, I would keep it simple and natural to stop the look being too overbearing. I love this lip crayon in 'Peach on the Beach' by Bourjois. It is natural but will give your lips a dainty peach glow.
To finish the look I would wear this beautiful bracelet by New Look. It s intricate but elegant and that golden tone will compliment the emerald dress well.
To keep belongings safe, choose a small clutch bag like this one from New Look, it is plain enough to not take away from the dazzle of the dress but matches with the shoes wonderfully. 

Whatever you are doing for Christmas lunch this year, do it in style and have some lovely photos to look back on! What are your plans this Christmas Day?


  1. Love this post! I have the New Look dress in another colour, love China Glaze nail polish and can't stop wearing the MUR Lip Hugs so great picks all round ;) xx

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

    1. Thank you so much Jasmine! Isn't the dress just so comfortable?!
      Oh I love china glaze but I find it so hard to pick it up here - where do you buy yours from?
      Thanks again for reading! Speak soon