expat meal selfie 2015

WIWW: Expat Xmas Meal Outfit

expat meal outfit 2015Firstly, hooray for fitting into a (generous) size 14 dress for the first time in several years! Secondly, I felt awesome in this outfit! Go me!

When I first got this dress, in my youth, I was happy to bare my boobs to the world in it. This time though, I felt very exposed in such a low cut dress so I grabbed a brooch and hid a little of the cleavage. A wise move methinks, especially as my Mother was a bit horrified by the amount of cleavage that was on show!

The dress is an old Jane Norman number, leggings & necklace are from Mim and jacket from Matalan. Earrings were made by a friend, brooch was a charity shop find (I think), boots are an old pair from a shop that I don’t remember that I still love because they’re warm and comfy!

I was so pleased to have squeezed into the dress, not only is it a dress that I love, but I think it looked amazing on me again. I was so worried when I picked it out of my wardrobe that it wouldn’t fit or that I would look truly awful in it, but I needn’t have worried!

I feel like my leggings gave the outfit a festive touch, even though I was massively outdone in the festive stakes by several expats in Christmas jumpers and hats!

My make-up was pretty on point too, just my humble opinion! I went for a silvery grey eye, which is a look I’ve been loving this winter, a pinky lip to match my hair, and some Ted Baker bronzer/blush which had a touch of glitter in it. I have never used the bronzer/blush before but I will be whacking it in my make-up bag now because I love it!

expat meal selfie 2015So that was my festiveish look for the expat’s Christmas meal. I nearly wore the same dress I wore in 2013, but I’m glad I went for a different look.

I may still look a bit porky but a friend at the meal noticed, and commented on, my weight loss which has spurred me on again. I’m doing so well and look and feel so much better than I did when I was nearly 2 stone heavier that I am determined to get this weight off.

So what do you think of my outfit? And what are you wearing this festive season?


  1. Sheri

    You look gorgeous! Love your makeup.

  2. chantelle hazelden

    Looking good and even better that you are happy wearing it! ps loving the hair 🙂

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