Monday, 18 July 2011

Mid Winter Christmas Party

Hi all, on Friday I went to a "mid-winter Christmas party" at my friend's house. For us ex-pats in the Southern Hemisphere winter is a very strange time. We're used to holidays like Halloween, Guy Fawke's and Christmas to break the cold months up, but here in New Zealand winter is just WINTER

So it's common for ex-pats to have a mid-winter Christmas, and as we like any excuse for a party, we jumped on the band wagon!
So I have three outfit shots - excuse the poor quality, my camera is too fancy for its own good and neither I nor the bf know how to use it :( Stupid camera!

Trousers, Valley Girl, Shoes, Zara; Blouse, Primark; Faux Fur Jacket, Tempt; Leather gloves, Primark.

Yes, that's right, I am wearing TROUSERS!! Wow!! I bought them last week as I am fed up of always wearing dresses!
My friend had borrowed chairs and tables from work to accommodate us all!

A token tree!
$5 secret santas :D

She had made us crakers from SCRATCH and printed out funny faces of the boys
And nice ones of the girls!

My fab secret santa prize - I do love a cup of tea!!
Now I can't wait for the REAL Christmas!!


  1. Awwww - how cute! :D
    I love your present! You do look lovely as always, Miss Sadie! Love the trousers on you - I can't pull them off, unfortunately!!


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  2. What a great party. I can't imagine not having Christmas in winter. ... Love the present. You look stylish as usual.

  3. gosh i never knew something like this!!! and i totally love it :D that's a super great idea! just because you always wanna have party all together!! :D

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  4. It's not just the ex-pats that love a mid-winter Christmas, us Kiwis do too:D

    I remeber when I was in Korea and it snowed during Christmas - it was AWESOME but it also seemed kind of weird to me:P

  5. haha I prefer trousers over dresses too, just more comfortable in my opinion. You look great in these pics!

  6. This looks like it was a lot of fun.. I want that jacket! haha'

    All the best, Angel

  7. Love that coat ! Great outfit.

    I'm actually gonna celebrate summer xmas this weekend ! Can't wait !

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  8. You look great! This all sounds like so much fun!

  9. so adorable love your outfit the shoes are great with it!

  10. What a great idea. I should've flown over to join the fun...I'm really over this winter!! I love your outfit especially your wooly crop jacket!! SO pretty! Looks like it was a good time!
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  11. So cute, what a novice idea! I didn't know they did that!
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