Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 Christmas Outfit: Velvet & Cold Shoulder Dress


Hello beauties! Merry Christmas! How was everyone's Christmas? Mine was pretty traditional with lots of food, laughter and thanksgiving for the most wonderful present one could ever get (I'm talking about baby Jesus here). As per our tradition (which I explained last year here), we began celebrating Christmas on the 24th and celebrations went right up until the early hours of the 25th; it was a lot of fun and loud as you can imagine! Just like previous years, we throw a big party at church on the 24th and apart from the food which is always beyond amazing and the precious time spent with friends and family, one of my favourite aspects of the whole thing is getting to dress up! Who doesn't love dressing up a little for Christmas?! After searching countless websites for THE dress of the season (for some reason, I was really picky this year and no dresses pleased me) I went back to the place I started looking at (good old Asos) and found a dress in my size and on sale! It was meant to be mine!

Doesn't mama Scalfi look smoking hot?!
My stunning family <3
If there is one fall/winter fashion trend I've particularly loved this year, it is velvet. I've talked about it endlessly here on the blog so of course a velvet dress just made complete sense to me. Plus, it has recently come to my attention that green is set to be a hot colour for next year as it was nominated colour of the year 2017 by Pantone so I was clearly onto something here. Christmas' true meaning is special to me and I always associate calmness, and tranquil times with it which is exactly what this shade stands for! I'm sure I will be talking about this colour a lot more in the upcoming months and it is refreshing seeing such a bold colour being picked as colour of the year!

The man I am marrying next April! Eeeeeep!


Needless to say, I am in love with this green dress (even though I sort of matched with the Christmas tree) and I am eager to see what the fashion industry will come up with in all the pretty green tones out there; I can't wait to wear it all!

And as you can see, in terms of make-up I kept things simple with a subtle warm brown smoky eye and a nude lip from the Freedom kit I reviewed here. I wanted the dress to be the spotlight and it did just that in all its velvety glory.

Velvet Dress*: Asos (here) // Studded Sandals*: Call It Spring (here)
Tell me, did you dress up for Christmas too? What are some of your traditions? Let me know below!
Thanks for reading beauties and enjoy the boxing day sales!

xoxo


* Contains PR Samples. All opinions are my own (disclaimer 
here).
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  1. Hola preciosa muy felices fiestas te deseo.
    Estás guapísima tú vestido me encanta y las fotos son preciosas. Un fuerte beso.
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  2. Gorgeous outfit hun. This dark green suits you. Glad you enjoyed your Christmas.

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  3. You look stunning in this velvet dress honey! I loved your family picture. Merry Christmas my dear <3

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  4. You look stunning in this dress, so chic styling :-) Merry Christmas Pam :-)

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  5. Uauu tão linda!! Gostei imenso do vestido, a cor é um mimo :3

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  6. Estavas tão gira. Adorei o teu look.
    Beijinhos
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  7. You look gorgeous! I love the style of the dress and it fits you perfectly :)

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  8. what a nice Christmas mood, my dear
    you're gorgeous in that velvet dress
    happy holidays
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  9. What a wonderful family, Pam, you all look stunning, your mamma and you two great princesses :)))
    I love that velvet dress... Buone feste!

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  10. That dress is A-Mazing, Pam! I love everything about it: the velvet fabric, the pleats, the cold shoulder, the color!! omg the color is beautiful. I can tell why you came back to it ;)
    Traditions here in Argentina are pretty similar to yours. Christmas Eve is huge and we celebrate it just like you do (I totally remember learning that from your post last year).
    Glad you had a lovely day, dear!

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  11. Wow you looked amazing and totally put me to shame haha! I wore pj's and bling makeup haha xx

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  12. Tão linda!
    Adoro o vestido, é giríssimo e fica-te super bem!
    E a makeup é tão bonita :D

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  13. I love the velvet - perfect for Christmas!
    You looked amazing and I hope you had an amazing Christmas!
    xx
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  14. Beautiful outfit! Your hair is so pretty x

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  15. Wow! So lovely. Happy new year to you, friend!

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  16. So cool!
    I hope you had a wonderful X-mas :)

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  17. I love green ad I love velvet, so yes, this dress was meant to be yours - Asos always saves us! You look really beautiful, really chic and happy - and this is the best for a Christmas night! Your family is so sweet and I am eager to see the wedding pictures - but well, I will wait for some months :) Really loved this festive dress and mood! Dear Pam, I would like to thank you for all your kindness and support towards me, always so gentle, so lovely and kind and I wish you a fantastic 2017, with a lot of fun, joy, happiness, luck and whatever you desire, a beautiful wedding day! Happy new year!
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  19. Love this dress Pam, it's classy without being boring, it's just perfect, good old Asos doesn't disappoint !!! You look so pretty ! Many wishes and hugs to you :) Kisses

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  21. Ohhh I love your dress! So stunning! You looked lovely.

    Hope you have a wonderful New Years :)

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  22. Adorei o teu vestido :) I'm glad you had a great Christmas!! Wish you and your family a happy 2017!!!

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  23. This dress looks amazing on you and so luxe! Also so excited for you getting married in 2017 :) x

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  25. The dress are so lovely and beautiful.

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  26. you are so beautiful!! I love that dress on you :)
    xxo
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  27. Wow, you look great in that dress! Beautiful pictures too!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
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  28. Happy new year dear.. May this new year come with lots of blessings..
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  29. Girl you look STUNNING! What a beautiful dress. I usually do dress up for Christmas and NYE but I had so many pre Christmas parties I was kinda tired of it all by the time it was actually Christmas haha!
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  30. Owh Pam you look so gorgeous!! I love this dress and you look beautiful. Hope you have a great 2017! Xx
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  31. Girlll!! I am obsessed with that dress!! I need to buy it like asap! You look so beautiful and hope you had an amazing time!! Happy New year!

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  32. Such a beautiful dress! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas :)

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