It’s easily my favourite time of year, Christmas. I love the joy and cheer, the time spent with families, and the warmth of the season, which has two meanings for me. The first is that I love the warmth of the Christmas spirit – people doing lovely things for each other, people enjoying each others’ company, and people generally being in a good mood. The second is quite literal, the warmth of summer. Being in the southern hemisphere, we celebrate Christmas in the sun. Some places in Australia reach searing heat levels, but here in Melbourne, we tend to have a mild 25-30 degrees (Celsius, not Farenheit, but if you want to talk Farenheit that would be roughly 77-86 degrees). We still have all the trimmings, including roasts for lunch – boy that can be super hot! – we just wear summer clothes.
I’ve got no idea what I’ll be wearing this Thursday. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a partially sunny 24 but that could mean anything. We’re likely to experience all four seasons in one day, so I’ll have to have a cardi in the car, and possibly even a change of clothes for the evening (if it’s nice enough, The Mister and I will have Christmas evening at the river with my best friend and her husband. They’ll ski (water ski) and we’ll either sit on the banks and watch, or if their boat can fit us in, we’ll join them in the boat. The Mister and I have never skied, and I’m not about to try!
Even if it’s just once in my lifetime, I’d love to experience a white, or even just a cold, Christmas. I was perusing the new additions over at Lindy Bop and I stumbled across the beautiful Cindy, available in Sage and Mocha. They both looked so completely adorable, and I knew that if I was having Christmas in the northern hemisphere, I would certainly sport the Cindy Sage Polka. Of course, I then had to go about sorting a perfect ensemble. I’m so glad that Polyvore exists!
It’s a shame the shoes are out of stock, but as it’s only a dream for me, I figured that didn’t matter too much. Prices shown do not include postage either, and are an estimate only. There’s even a special find in there, and I’m hoping that I might pick up a few myself 😉
I promise that not all of my posts will be geared around Polyvore sets, but at the height of the festive season, all I can think about is gorgeous outfits. It probably doesn’t help when I watch Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, or Christmas in Connecticut, or Miracle on 34th Street (the 1994 version) and get all dreamy and gaga about a white Christmas.
I doubt I’ll get much time to write between now and Christmas, so I hope you and your loved ones have a lovely Christmas. If you celebrate Chanukah, Happy Chanukah to you, I know this year it wraps up on the 24th – we have a Chrismkukah household; and as a matter of fact, as I was editing the links back up there, I was listening to all the fireworks going off for Chanukah in the Park (did I mention I live in the general area of Australia’s biggest Jewish population? No? Well now you know.). If you don’t celebrate Christmas or Chanukah or Chrismukkah or any other religious holiday, just enjoy the time with your nearest and dearest, travel and stay safe, and enjoy the sunshine (or the cold!).