Fashion: Our Christmas Collection

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Family, friends, food and fashion — well, that is the order for some. Others would include faith and that could come anywhere in the order. Faith is the reason for the season and to that we could add fellowship – with family, friends, neighbours and the people we meet along the way. And where better for this fellowship to take place than gathered at the table for wonderful meals – well dressed?

Over the last few weeks, we have focused on posts that are Christmas-related and today we go into an area that is not often visited on this blog – Fashion. We did so once with the help of our Contributor Neelma Tashfeen who brought us not just fashion but the history behind some of what is popularly worn in her home country – Pakistan

Fashion Contributor – Mardene

On Friday, our newest Contributor, Mardene Carr, was introduced to you. Mardene is a blogger in her own right and has several “properties” here on the Internet. Mardene is a tech-savvy Librarian with over 15 years experience in library services and research. She has advanced knowledge of Integrated Library Systems and in-depth understanding of collection analysis, library instruction, library automation and general library operations. While she is currently pursuing a MPhil in Pastoral Counselling, her role here will be as an Image Consultant.

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Mardene Carr, Fashion Contributor

Mardene has agreed to collaborate with me in the area of fashion – as it is one where I am completely lacking. My friends always tease me as it is oft my cry that I am no diva and will wear anything as long as it suits my skin tone, compliments my body type and fits my pocket. Visiting Mardene’s blog and seeing the wonderful outfits that she puts together (you can buy through her site), made me so aware of how lacking these pages are when it comes to styles that most readers wear or would love to wear.

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“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” Those words of Coco Chanel come to me each time I see one of the ensembles Mardene puts together and so we have joined forces to share a Christmas Collection with you. As the weeks, months and, hopefully, years go by, we hope to bring you special occasion and “just because” outfits, selected for our readers by Mardene.

The Christmas Collection

Check out the Christmas Collection, chose your favourite or two and get some ideas for your gathering of family and friends, and for visits to your Church or places of worship over the holiday:

Fashion Is In Everything

fashionLet us remember that it is not what we wear that makes us beautiful but who we are inside. How we present ourselves in and to the world has more to do with how we feel about our lives, what is in our heart (or not) and how we wish to be understood. Coco Chanel was a fashionable wise woman and she expressed this wonderfully when she said, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

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Four more sleeps and it will be Christmas Day. Do you have your outfits sorted yet? Have you seen any in our Christmas Collection that you would love to have for a Boxing Day event or church on Sunday? Which one? Leave a comment about the collection or just a holiday greeting. I would love to hear from you!

Have a great Monday!
Claudette P. Esterine

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35 thoughts on “Fashion: Our Christmas Collection

  1. […] Carr is our Fashion Contributor, who owns and runs her own blog through which any of the clothing showcased can be purchased. […]

  2. Isn’t that a gorgeous skirt love monochrome!

    1. Ms Claudette

      🙂 Glad you liked it, so too will Mardene. 🙂

  3. Rosey

    What a great addition to include! I love the red w/the black and white stripes. That’s bold and beau—ti-ful!

    1. Ms Claudette

      That was one of my favourites as well Rosey! Merry Christmas to you and yours! 🙂

  4. CourtneyLynne

    Omg loving your style gurlie!!!!! I’m still working on my Christmas outfit!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Isn’t Mardene just amazing with her selections? I am so glad she is bringing some of her fashion sense to share on our blog! Merry Christmas to you and hope you find the perfect outfits. 🙂

  5. katrina g

    Really good post, I love your dress.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you Katrina and Happy Holidays to you and yours! 🙂

  6. She really does a fabulous sense of style. I’m glad you’re adding this element to your site. I love her Christmas outfit.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you and she is! And thanks for visiting again. 🙂

  7. Elizabeth O.

    I love the collection! Dark colors are really my thing especially for clothes and make-up! Thanks for the outfit ideas!

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are most welcome and thank you for visiting! 🙂

  8. great collaboration, we all love to be and look fashionable in all time

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you! Yes, we all love to look our best as often as possible! 🙂

  9. What a cute post! I love that outfit 🙂

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am so glad that you like! Happy Holidays! 🙂

  10. Great Christmas outfit. Sharing this tip to my girl friends I’m sure they will love this.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I am sure she will – she must find at least one to wear! 🙂

  11. i would love the black and white skirt for my christmas eve service

    1. Ms Claudette

      That is really a lovely skirt! 🙂

  12. I haven’t decided on any outfits yet for Christmas. I will decide Christmas Eve probably just before leaving.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Oh, you are one of those women who has a large closet so you can just grab something fabulous at the last minute? LOL

  13. CourtneyLynne

    Ooooo everything looks fabulous!!!im personally living on the monochrome skirt!!!

    1. Ms Claudette

      Mardene is going to drive all of us crazy with these ensembles! 🙂 Thanks for dropping by Courtney! 🙂

  14. Another great fashion collection from Mardene! I love the yellow dress with the purple stilettos!

    1. Ms Claudette

      She has such style, doesn’t she? Thanks for dropping by Tisha! 🙂

  15. Love the monochrome skirt it would go perfectly with a black fedora.

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are the next fashionista in my midst! LOL 🙂

  16. I just bought some Brooks running shoes. I think I need some clothes too.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Go for, especially if you have cash and will not be going into debt to get some! 🙂

  17. I have my outfit ready – black and red 🙂 Merry Christmas x

    1. Ms Claudette

      I look forward to your pictures! Merry Christmas to you and yours! 🙂

  18. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I love Mardene! She has some amazing fashion sense.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Amazing – that’s the best word to describe her fashion sense! 🙂

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