Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Dolce Christmas!

Today is Dec 24 - Christmas Eve, and for Scandinavians today is also the day when we celebrate Christmas. It's not because we're so impatient that we want to open our presents a day early, the reason is actually because back in the days of the Vikings a new day started at sunset, so the 25th started at sunset on the 24th rather than at midnight and Scandinavia has kept to that tradition when it comes to Christmas. So tonight I'll be celebrating with my loved ones, having far too much food and drink and giving presents. A couple of days ago I did a post on the color red, which is my preferred color of my Christmas outfit this year, so today I thought I would show you what I'm planning on wearing tonight.
Lace dress with belt: New Look // Shoes: Hobbs // Cameo earrings: ASOS // Bracelet: Dune // Ring: Yves Saint Laurent

After I've finished the preparation of all the Christmas food, it's time to swap the festive penguin leggings and Santa socks for something a bit more decent, and this year I'm taking inspiration from the stunning Dolce & Gabbana A/W collection by wearing a red lace dress from New Look. It comes with a black belt as you can see in one of the photos, but I don't think that the dress actually needs a belt so I won't be wearing it. Lace can be quite racy, but the overlay together with the 3/4 length sleeves shows just the right amount of skin for me. To stick with the red theme, I'm wearing red suede shoes with a shiny tip in the same color from Hobbs and with the 9 cm (3.5 inch) heels it's a very practical and comfortable height for running around doing my Hostess with the mostess duties. To add a feeling of the infamous Dolce & Gabbana opulence to the outfit, I'll be wearing statement earrings with a Cameo motif, a sparkly wide gold coloured cuff with crystals in an intricate pattern and a heavy cocktail ring. 
Dolce & Gabbana A&W 2013 Campaign photo

I hope you like the Dolce & Gabbana inspired look, for me it's perfect for Christmas and I might just add a chunky necklace as well. As it is the Christmas holidays I'm now taking a few days break from blogging to spend with my family, but I'll be back on Dec 28 for the last few posts in 2013.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful time with your loved ones! Xx

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  1. You look beautiful!! Amazing outfit, love the red on you. Happy Christmas x x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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    1. Aaah, that's so nice of you - really THANK YOU SO MUCH! Have a lovely Christmas :o)! Xx

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  2. My God! You look adorable...stunning...so beautiful!!!
    Love those earings...
    Charlotte...Merry Christmas to you and your family...have loads of fun..
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    PS...more posts like these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...I am loving them!!
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    1. Thank you very VERY much, if you have any time off I hope you have a lovely time too :o)! Xx

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  3. Sweet Blog site. I dig the blog:)



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    1. Thank you very much! Have a wonderful Christmas :o). Xx

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  4. You look amazing hun!
    I hope you have a lovely day with your friends and family :)
    Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year too!
    xxxx

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    1. Thank you so so much, that means a lot :o)! I hope you have a great Christmas :o). Xx

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  5. That red dress is GORGEOUS! You look amazing! I hope you have a great Christmas!

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    1. Thank you so so much, that's so nice of you :o)! Merry Christmas to you and your family :o)! Xx

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  6. Happy Christmas!! You look beautiful :-) Gorgeous dress xxx

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    1. Merry Christmas to you and thank you so much, that's very lovely of you :o)! Xx

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  7. Fabulous dress, can't go wrong with a bit of red.

    Merry Christmas

    Victoria
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    1. Sometimes the old classics are the best :o)! Merry Christmas! Xx

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  8. The dress is beautiful!
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    1. Thank you very much, it shows just the right amount of skin too :o)! Xx

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  9. Hey lovely blog!!! Lets stay in touch?
    wanna follow each other..?? Do let me know will follow right back! ^_^

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  10. you look stunning Charlotte! I bought a red dress for Christmas too :)

    Saida xx
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  11. You look gorgeous! and I loveee those earrings

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    1. That's so sweet of you - thank you very much! Xx

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  12. Great look, Borgia's styled, fabolous!
    Have a Very Fashionable Christmas!
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    1. Ah, thank you very much, I hope you have an amazing Christmas :o). Xx

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  13. HI babe, I wanna wish u a Merry Xmas! May it be a day full of love (and fashion)
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    1. Thank you so much my dear, have a great Christmas with your loved ones :o). Xx

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  14. I think you nailed a Dolce & Gabbana inspired look.. this is also a perfect look for any holiday party! The lace dress is lovely and I love how you did your make up!

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    1. Thank you so much, that's so very nice of you - a great little Christmas present :o). Xx

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  15. awwh i didn't know they celebrate christmas one day early! i really love your red lace dress, it's so striking and you can stand together with Santa anytime! you will look smashing

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    1. :o) - that's so lovely of you, thank you and have an amazing Christmas time :o)! Xx

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  16. Such a beautiful dress, I'm a big fan of a red lace dress - classy and decadent!
    Merry Christmas!! :)

    Helen at Hels Yeah! xx

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    1. That's so nice of you - thank you very much and have a lovely Christmas! Xx

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  17. You look very pretty in red.
    New on your blog- great stuff.
    Nw ff on G+ :-)
    happy holidays fm Kenya!

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    1. Thank you so much, have a wonderful holiday period! Xx

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  18. dolce + gabbana inspired look! love it :) the red dress is stunning, happy holidays!!

    ps. i'm your newest follower on google and bloglovin ;)

    xoxo hobovogue.com . ღ

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  19. stunning look :) Merry Christmas!

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    1. That's so lovely of you - thank you and Merry Christmas :o). Xx

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  20. A really pretty dress! Red looks great on you blonds! I didn't know that you Scandinavians celebrate earlier! Merry Christmas and I hope you get a lot of great presents!
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    1. Ah, thank you so much :o) and I hope you have a great time this Christmas :o). Xx

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  21. Aww you look gorgeous hun! I have that dress but mines in a dark green colour. :D

    Have a lovely Christmas. <3

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    1. That's soooo sweet of you, thank you very much - will it be the X-mas outfit perhaps?! Have a wonderful Christmas! Xx

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  22. Charlotte, thanks so much for sharing your traditions...so interesting! You look absolutely stunning! Red looks really good on you! Enjoy your festivities. Happy Holidays to you!
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    1. That's the nicest thing - thank you so much! Have an amazing Christmas holiday! Xx

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  23. You look beautiful, that dress is stunning and red is a really nice colour on you!

    Merry Christmas! X

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    1. Hiya Molly, thank you very much and have a wonderful Christmas :o). Xx

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  24. Love that dress! I would never have guessed it was new look. My boyfriend is polish and he also celebrates Christmas tonight. Have a lovely day and enjoy spending time with your loved ones. Xxx

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    1. That's so interesting, I didn't know that :o). Thank you very much and Merry Christmas :o) with lots of good food! Xx

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    1. That's so nice of you - thank you very much! Xx

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  26. This is such a beautiful dress! The red lace is so gorgeous on you! Perfect outfit for the holidays!

    Rebecca
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    1. Thank you so so much :o). Have a great Christmas :o)! Xx

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  27. You look amazing!!! my g+ and like in bloglovin for you!!!:)))
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    1. So sweet of you to say - thank you very much and have a wonderful Christmas :o). Xx

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  28. You look gorgeous! :D
    I hope that you have a very merry and happy Christmas!! :D <3

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    1. Thank you VERY much - have a wonderful, relaxing Christmas! Xx

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  29. I have an obsession with anything Scandinavia, and I love anything with Vikings so thanks for sharing that little bit I found it interesting :)
    I adore the dress too, very elegant :)

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    1. That's really nice of you to say and I'll try to include more of that in my posts every now and then, thank you! Merry Christmas :o). Xx

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  30. Such a lovely holiday dress! The lipstick looks great too! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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    1. Thank you very much, I think I'll get plenty of wear out of it after Christmas too :o). Xx

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  31. Such a lovely dress !!!! Merry Christmas dear :) xx
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    1. Thank you so so much - that's really nice of you! Have a wonderful Christmas! :o) Xx

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  32. With all good wishes for a brilliant and happy Christmas season, hope things are going all right with you.
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    1. Thanks a million, hope you have a lovely Christmas! Xx

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  33. That is some sexy red dress!

    Hi_D
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  34. Happy holidays lovely. This is such a perfect look. Lace and red is one of my favourite combinations.

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    1. Thank you so much, that's really nice of you, hope you've had a nice Christmas! Xx

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  35. really nice red dress ! ;D

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  36. love your dress, lace is one of my favourite fabrics!

    xo

    Inspirations Have I None

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    1. Mine too, and there are so many beautiful patterns to choose from :o). Xx

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  37. Hello dear, Your blog really awesome! Love it! <3
    Btw, wanna follow each other via GFC or bloglovin? Let me know ;) www.catpuff-blog.com

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  38. I love this look, its not over the stop screaming Christmas and could be worn everyday, its not fussy but so elagent and chic!

    Cornelia - Ineffable Beauty

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    1. Hi Cornelia, that's so nice of you, thank you very much!

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  39. Your outfit is soooo pretty!
    If you don't mind, would you like to check out my blog? and Follow me? http://classygirlschic.blogspot.com/
    Thanks!

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  40. Lovely! Would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin? Please let me know and I follow you back :)

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  41. I am loving the dress and that is an interesting fact about xmas in the scandinavian culture.

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    1. Thank you very much, that's really lovely of you :o)! Xx

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  42. Merry, Merry Christmas to you! I hope you had a wonderful day! I absolutely adore your earrings. So elegant.
    Barbara @ www.allmylivesnow.com

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    1. That's so sweet of you, thank you very much! Merry Christmas to you too, hope you had a great time :o)! Xx

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  43. Beautiful dress. Hope you had a lovely Christmas :)

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    1. Thank you so much, that's really nice of you :o). Yes i did thank you - busy, but still have a few days to relax. Hope you had a wonderful time too :o). Xx

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  44. You look gorgeous- beautiful dress! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas,
    L xo

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    1. That's so lovely of you, thank you very much, hope you had a great Christmas too :o). Xx

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  45. That red dress is sooo lovely! It looks fab! X
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  46. We also celebrate and open gifts on 24th in Estonia. You look absolutely gorgeous and I'm loving the dress ^_^

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    1. That's so sweet of you, thank you very much :o). Xx

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  47. Very elegant and stunning, I love red.
    Great blog, new follower.
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much, that is really lovely of you, hope you'll visit again soon :o). Xx

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