Thank you all so much for your heartfelt comments to my last post. I do so appreciate every one of them. It has been a very challenging year for all of us. All we can do is keep going one step at a time in the best way that we can and I see no reason why we should not do this in a chic fashion. On that note, I thought that I would continue my theme of “Let’s sparkle”. Wishing you a sparkly and joyous festive season.
How quickly things change. Since I wrote this post last Friday the world seems to have gone upside down again. I will now be wearing my sequin jacket on Christmas eve for a Zoom call with my Grimaud friends.
On Christmas day I will probably be wearing thermal underwear. two sweaters and a puffer coat as we sit self-distancing around a fire pit in the garden.
The gated community that we live in has put up the most magnificent tree this year so my photographer Laura Hines and I could not resist having a play around with it. She took some amazing photos of me reflected in the gold baubles.
This is definitely sustainable fashion as the gorgeous black sequin jacket I am wearing originally belonged to my grandmother. I do not remember her very well as I was about five when she died however I do have memories of her being very elegantly dressed. This jacket must date back to about the 30s or 40s so I guess it is classified as vintage.
I have teamed the jacket with a pair of black Armani trousers which date back to the mid-nineties. My silver flats are from MarksandSpencer (about 2 yrs old). They seem to offer a similar style in gold this year. Cream blouse Mango similar.
Let us all keep positive, stay united and look forward to creating a happier 2021.
Remember to sparkle and find as much joy in life as you can.
I shall be taking a couple of weeks off. We were hoping to go down to our apartment in the South of France. Sadly this is not now possible.
Wishing you a sparkly and joyous festive season wherever you are.
These stunning photographs were taken by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram
Hope you have a lovely Christmas! I’ll be wearing some sparkly trousers you featured last year.
Thank you for your wishes. I remember the lovely sparkly trousers they were from HopeFashionuk.
Merry Christmas and Hay New year to you and yours. Hopefully 2o21 will be a much better and less depressing year for all of us!
Thank you for your comment. I think we’re all hoping that 2021 will be better.
Marry Christmas to you and yours! Take care and stay safe! I always enjoy your posts and advice
Thank you Ann
Thanks for keeping your readers sane over the past 12 months. Look forward to your 2021 posts.
Let’s hope, it’s a better year for all
I am glad to hear that I’m helping you to keep you sane. I’m not sure that I always feel sane! Definitely hoping that 2021 Will be better.
Merry Christmas to you & your loved ones too. Thank you for all your informative posts throughout the year.
Wishing you a safe happy New Year too !!
Thank you for your kind wishes and I’m glad you like my blog
Thank you, Josephine, for a year of lovely and informative posts. I too have a black sequin top that belonged to my mother and bought sometime in the early 60’s. My eldest daughter and my sister have both borrowed it for elegant occasions.
A sparkly Christmas to you and a happier 2021.
Your sequin top sounds lovely and I’m glad it has been put to good use.
What a gorgeous jacket! You look beautiful and I so appreciate your holiday wishes of positivity and joy Happy Holidays from NYC.
Thank you for your kind comment. Enjoy your holidays in NYC. I think you are having as challenging time as we are in London.
Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year Josephine. Thank you for all the joy and beauty you have given me this year. I have dear family in London and I know the news is grim, but here’s wishing you joy, staying safesurrounded by love and light.
Thank you for your kind wishes. You are right it is very challenging here in London at the moment But eventually this will pass.
Wishing you Happy holidays despite Covid. Many thanks for your delightful posts. Stay safe!
Thank you for your wishes and for following my blog
I still have a satin-backed crepe blouse in a rose colour that was my grandmother’s from the 1930s.
Such beautiful workmanship. It has been a difficult year for us all and I sincerely hope 2021 will be better. Happy Christmas to you and your family, however you are able to celebrate. Here in Victoria, on the west coast of Canada, we are hoping for a Christmas morning walk with our grown children partners and dogs, but, sadly, Christmas dinner will be just the two of us. Thank you for your columns Josephine, they are always uplifting as well as practicable.
Your crepe blouse sounds lovely. You are right the workmanship was superb in those days. I’m glad that you like my blog
Sending Christmas greetings from New Zealand from where we can only imagine how different the season will be from past times for the rest of the world. There is never a day goes by that we don’t count our blessings for our life here. We are a nation of laid back dressers for Christmas given it’s summer and around 25°C so I’m anticipating something in linen for the day with maybe some sparkly jewellery and sandals. Stay safe one and all……
Thank you for your kind wishes. I am very envious of your warm weather.
Season’s Greetings, to you, Josephine, and to All your Readers.
Thank you for your interesting “blogs”.I look forward to them.
I shall be wearing black velvet trousers plus a blouse and a sparkly jacket on the 25th. Every other year I wear a vintage dress from the 50’s!
Keep well. keep safe.
Your outfit sounds lovely. Glad you enjoy the blog.
Such a beautiful outfit and how lovely to have something that has been passed down. I have some beads from my grandmother that bring back lovely memories particularly at this time of year. Wishing you a sparkly and lovely Christmas despite the challenges and thank you for your lovely posts throughout the year that help to remind us that there is a life out there beyond the pandemic.
Sadly I won’t be wearing my Sequin jacket this year as we may be eating outside round a fire pit but there is always next year. Lets all be creative and positive despite our external circumstances.
Merry Christmas to you from sunny but chilly temps here today in Florida,USA. I am new to your site & enjoy your
bubbly,sparkly self. 2020 has been a tough year for all of us. My maternal Grandpas’ family was from England & I have always wanted to go to London & France. Stay warm & healthy. I will be in my festive clothes as well but I miss talking with people outside of this pandemic shut down.
Thank you for your wishes. Welcome to my blog and glad that you enjoy it. It is definitely tough here at the moment in London but I am sure you will eventually be able to visit.
How very special to have and be able to wear your grandmother’s jacket! It’s beautiful!