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WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME: DALLAS WARDROBE

02.12.14

For this year's festive season we've been asking some of our favourite fashion bloggers about how they'll be spending their Christmas in style. In our first instalment of What Christmas Means To Me, we join Amy of Dallas Wardrobe, and get a glimpse into what life is like for this fashion-conscious Texan.

Amy wears the Flutter Tumble black leather jacket, the Kriss black jumpsuit, the Livi red envelope clutch, and the Jasmin lazer-cut ankle boots

I have always been a firm believer that putting up the tree and playing festive music is best left for after Thanksgiving. Now that’s out of the way, I’m fully embracing seasonal spirit. Below I explain what Christmas means to me.

Whereabouts will you be spending Christmas and with whom will you be?

This year I’ll be in my hometown of Dallas, surrounded by my family.

On Christmas Day what will you be doing?

While I’ve not finalised my exact plans, I’m sure I’ll be following my time-tested routine. This means that after waking up on Christmas morning I’ll enjoy breakfast in bed with my two puppies (they’re called Banks & Harry FYI) thereafter I’ll be hosting dinner at my own home or going to my mother’s house.

Which three things are on your wish list this year?

That’s a tough decision, as I feel like I have a really long wish list. Though, if pushed I’d say another bottle of perfume, a new pair of trainers (I can never have enough trainers) and, to keep me looking my best; a brand new Clarisonic!

What’s the very best present that you've ever been given?

I’d definitely say my watch. It was both a Christmas and engagement present from my fiancé (now husband) I hardly ever take off as it’s such a beautiful and special timepiece!

What is your most cherished Christmas tradition?

My grandmother hosts a dinner on Christmas Eve. For as long as I can remember we've practiced this tradition and of the whole holiday season, it’s definitely my favourite day.

Your favourite Christmas memory?

It’s hard to choose from all of the amazing Christmases that I enjoyed when I was little. My sisters and I would sit at the top of the stairs and wait for our parents to wake up so we could see what Santa Claus had left under the tree for us.

Describe your winter wardrobe.

My winter wardrobe is summed up best as feminine with a (very slight) edge. My must-haves are a leather jacket, a pair of shoes with pointed toes, a trusty pair of jeans, a white blouse and a classic LBD.

Which AW14 trends are you currently wearing?

This season’s colours are really appealing to me. Green and grey are two of my very favourite colours, so I am appreciating that those hues are big this season, since I already like to wear them!

Talk us through your Reiss outfit.

Lately I have been wearing jumpsuits more frequently because it’s such a chic way to get dressed in a hurry. The addition of a leather jacket really toughens things up. Then, it’s hard to go wrong with a pair of black shoes and a red clutch bag for a bright pop of colour!

Where do you visit in the city of Dallas during the Christmas holidays?

The city of Dallas gets so much more magical over the duration of the holidays and is bedecked with the most amazing festive decor. From the store windows at the Neiman Marcus flagship, the way that Klyde Warren Park glows or the lights that fill Highland Park Village, Dallas is so special during December.

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