gold sequin skirt

The 12 Days of Christmas Outfits: Day 1 – The Gold Sequin Skirt

gold sequin midi skirt and high heels

So, there’s 12 days left until Christmas Eve. 

Don’t worry, I haven’t suddenly turned into a Christmas Person: I was just counting it up so I could work out how worried I should be about not having finished my Christmas shopping yet. As it turns out, “quite worried” is the answer to that question, because as I said, there’s 12 days to go, and that’s not long AT ALL for someone who never has a clue what to buy anyone. Seriously, why can’t EVERYONE just like the same things I like? That would make my life SO much easier…

Anyway. 12 days to go, and it looks like every one of them is probably going to be as cold, wet and downright miserable as every other day this month has been, so I don’t know about you, but I’m struggling to get into the Christmas spirit here. Even more so than usual, I mean. I’m also struggling to take my usual outfit shots (Because, as well as being too rainy and dark to take photos, it’s also too cold to go out without wearing at least 15 layers…), and that’s when the idea came to me: 12 days of Christmas Outfits. 

It’s not an original idea, I hasten to add (In fact, I know Gemma at Retro Chick has mentioned something similar), but it is a pretty simple one, and that’s why I like it: for the next 12 days, I will challenge myself to wear a different Christmas Outfit each day. Er, that’s pretty much it, really. I hope you weren’t expecting there to be some kind of point to this, because there isn’t one – well, other than to give me an excuse to break out all of those party dresses I hardly ever get to wear, anyway: and that’s as good a reason as any, isn’t it?

I actually think this could end up being more of a challenge than I anticipated, though, because as I rummaged through my closet, in search of outfit number 1, it occurred to me that although I DO have a lot of “dressy” clothes, I don’t actually have a lot of Christmas party clothes. Probably because I don’t really go to Christmas parties, do I? No, I do not. So this could end up being either a giant, embarrassing disaster, or a really good excuse for me to buy that green ASOS dress I’ve been obsessing over.* Oh GOD, I wish I could buy that dress…

(*I will not be buying that dress.)

(*Unless they suddenly and randomly put it on sale for, like, £20.)

(*Or I win the lottery.)

(*Not to self: start playing the lottery.)

Anyway, there’s no point crying over dresses you can’t afford (And I know, because I’ve tried), so here’s the first of my 12 Days of Christmas Outfits, and I’ll have 11 more to show you between now and Christmas Eve. Either that or I’ll get bored and give up by Friday: the suspense will be half the fun!

Wearing: River Island gold sequin skirt; H&M top; Christian Louboutin shoes

[P.S. I’ll have some other content, too, for those of you who aren’t interested in Christmas, outfits, or any combination thereof…]
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  • Violette.


    This is a lovely challenge, Amber! I do hope you stick to it, so we can enjoy your precious dresses photos (not like you need an actual excuse to show us pretty clothes in here, but Christmas outfits would be TRULY appreciated).
    By the way, I have never been very fond of sequins but jeez, you made me breathless with that skirt. There is something very dainty in the way gold colour matches your copper hair. So pretty. ♥

    December 13, 2015
  • Maria


    I LOVE this skirt!! I kills me a bit that I can’t buy this for myself this Christmas! I’m looking forward to seeing the rest of your challenge! (Your fashion posts are my favorite segment of the site, but they are all enjoyable!)

    December 14, 2015
  • So sparkly! I love it!

    This post made me lols, or you know, smile while I read it, you are so funny!

    December 14, 2015
  • The Other Emma


    I love this skirt. I watched it obsessively in the sale and then when it went down to what I could justify spending on a sequin skirt, it went out of stock in my size 🙁

    December 14, 2015
  • I am in the process of writing the first of my Christmas outfits at the moment, and as it features a huge Rudolf motif I am assuming mine are going to be considerably less classy than yours 😉 I LOVE that skirt, looking forward to seeing your 12 days!

    December 14, 2015
  • I like this challenge and I LOVE that skirt. Gorgeous!

    December 14, 2015
  • That is a perfect skirt, high waisted, pockets and sequins and sadly not available anymore ( that was just cruel girl, just cruel, where is your Christmas Spirit,. oh yea still looking right?) You look amazing, loving the outfit

    December 14, 2015
  • I absolutely love this outfit! Its the kind of thing that I could see myself wearing when I am not sure what the hell the dress code is!

    December 14, 2015
  • Happy holidays! The skirt is awesome. Like those every costume. Thank you for sharing.

    December 21, 2015