Outfit Of The Day+Giveaway- Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas guys! We have finally arrived at one of my personal favourite days of the year! Because I’m Russian I actually also celebrate Christmas on the 7th Of January (because I am Christian Orthodox), but since I have been living in South Africa for over 12 years now, I have gotten accustom to also celebrating it on the 25th with my South African family and friends. But when the 7th of January comes around, I get to celebrate it again with my Russian family hehehe. I know, I know double the presents, lucky me! But let’s also not forget that Christmas is not only about that but spending time with loved ones, relaxing and yes eating lots of food!

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Today is just a quick note to wish you guys a very Merry Christmas and share the last of the 12 Days of Giveaways with you! I was meant to put it up yesterday but due to some technical issues, could only get it out today- but to make up for it I am extending the giveaway until Monday, so everyone has a fair chance to enter and win a prize!

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This is my Christmas outfit for today- a very soft and feminine lace dress. I love thrift shopping and got this dress from a wonderful store called Westside Wardrobe but it’s originally from YDE- but more on that later! My plans for today include eating these Lindt bears- can you see I already have my Christmas bib on? And spending time with le boyfriend, chilling and watching my favourite Christmas movie- Love Actually.

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Now the last prize of the 12 Days of the Giveaways is really special, and that’s why I am keeping it a secret. Everyday has been a spoil in the giveaways, but the last prize has a bit of everything- some make-up, beauty things, accessories, spoils from Moleskine to get you organized for the new year and so much more!

My First YouTube video!
I am also dipping my toes in the YouTube pool- I have been wanting to start a YouTube channel for a while, and it’s on my to-do list for the next year. But for this year, I collaborated with some of my favourite blogging girls- Chicara, Ali and Cassidy for a fun Christmas Tag video! It’s just ask asking and answering silly questions, me trying to do the Mean Girls dance, and just a lot of fun! So for today’s entry I thought I would include the video, and after you watch it(there is a link up there and here, I haven’t quite figured how to insert videos into my posts just yet!) comment on this post and tell me what your favourite question from the tag was and answer it! Is it the one about reindeers? The one about Christmas locations? Or the one about Adam Levine (grrr grrr). You tell me, and trust me with the prize like this one, you don’t want to miss out!
Have a lovely day with your loved ones and I will check in again next week.
All my love and fluffy kittens
Irina

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36 Comments

  • Reply Cornell December 25, 2014 at 11:16 am

    I just loved the video!! You girls are all such cuties and really made me laugh!!
    My fave question was of course the 1st one and the celeb I would want to see in a Santa outfit is Chace Crawford! 🙂

  • Reply Falon Harris December 25, 2014 at 11:41 am

    What a great gift your vid is Irina, so full of joy and happiness!! I most definitely need to see Channing Tatum in a Santa outfit (grrrrr) the ultimate xmas wish come true!! So that would be my favourite question on your ultra cute vid

  • Reply Samantha December 25, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I loved the video! My favourite question was about the reindeer because to be quite honest I didn’t know there were any other reindeer names besides Rudolph! I then laughed my ass off when you guys said Rudolph was overrated lol. My answer would be dasher because he does sound dashing even though he is a reindeer. Merry Christmas! I hope you have a lovely time celebrating twice. I look forward to watching more videos in the New Year.

  • Reply candysmakeup December 25, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    You look gorgeous. Merry christmas and happy holidays

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  • Reply verushka143 December 25, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Merry Christmas beautiful 🙂
    Loved the video
    Look forward to more in 2015
    My fav question would be the last one,
    My fav part of Christmas is gettting to spend precious time with loved ones, having fun, eating and drinking. After my dad passed away 3years now on New Years Day, we have a very quiet and sad new year its as if our entire family starts to mourn the loss of dad a few days before so Christmas and 3 days after there is laughter and fun in our home.
    All the best for 2015

  • Reply Cathy Badenhorst December 25, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Q5 “What’s your favourite thing about Christmas” I loved that it was such a natural and spontaneous reply which we all can relate too…yes the pressies!!! There is just something wonderful and special about giving and receiving gifts, especially at Christmas, that makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside and very much loved and grateful to be able to share in all the joy around us. Merry Christmas Irina and thanks for always writing such a fantastic blog. Merry Christmas to the other ladies Chicara, Ali and Cassidy and thanks for such a funny video too.

  • Reply Jackie Katzen December 25, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I loved the question – “if money wasn’t an object, what would your ultimate xmas present be” 🙂 loved your answers too, such fun and you are all so down to earth.

    You look so gorgeous in this video. Thank you for spoiling your readers with such wonderful giveways and for all the lovely outfit ideas.

    PS: thanks for throwing in the photo of Adam Levine, yum!!!

  • Reply Marta Morales López December 25, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    My fave question was number 5: fave thing about christmas because I find people sometimes say the “common answer” thing about family, friends and love but also some unique answer that truly reflect how even the most general thing are perceived very differently from one person to another!. Merr christmas by the way!

  • Reply yaseera December 25, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    if money wasn’t an object, what would your ultimate christmas present be, the best question ever! I want the world hehe, you ladies had some great answers thanks to irina and I’ll take it all blog you provide such awesome giveaways making it possible for your fans to revieve presents as well, merry christmas! Entered on all platforms, facebook, twiiter, instagram! And suscribed Would love to win the mystrey prize I love surprises!

  • Reply Abigail A December 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    What a cute Christmas video!
    My favourite question is number 2. Be warned – my answer is a bit soppie.
    But I’ve been thinking about it for a while now so here it is: If money was no object I would take my entire South African based family (10 of us) to Melbourne, Australia for the holidays. My Melbourne family (9 of them) can’t leave yet since some of them are still getting their residency 🙁

  • Reply Simone Cameron December 25, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Love your outfit…that dress is lovely!

    Fave question…fave destination and I’d probably go anywhere where my kids could experience a white Christmas, but just for a few days and then we’d jet off to Mauritius. Obviously for this money would have to be no object as well. Ha ha

    I was expecting you to have a thick Russian accent. 🙂 cute video.

  • Reply Tracy Jacobs December 25, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Loving those shoes 🙂 lovely funny video well done girls…gee u r lucky to spend Christmas on 7 Jan again…..if money was no object I would take my nearest and dearest on a magical cruise for say 2 weeks then stop off at Seychelles and just relax relax relax.

  • Reply Lynn Botha December 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Merry Christmas 🙂 thoroughly enjoyed your video 🙂 my favourite question.. favourite thing about Christmas.. so many things… before I had children, I would have said the presents for sure.. now that I have 2 toddlers, things have changed dramatically.. I try and do everything I can to make Christmas morning (and the build up to it) as exciting as possible for the kiddies. The exciting shrieks and shouts that came from my lounge this morning were memorable and priceless. Young kids are just so easy to please 🙂 Christmas is not about me anymore and what I got.. If I get a pressie or not (and yes I always do) bonus.. its what joy I can give to my kids and family 🙂

  • Reply Nicola Meyer December 25, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Merry Christmas! Question 4 : Where is your dream Christmas vacation. Seychelles : must be in the ultra luxurious villas!

  • Reply Ingrid December 25, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    The fave thing about Xmas? Yes it’s corny but time with my family is the best. I love the handing out of presents. Seeing their reactions to the presents I give them and yes the anticipation of receiving presents transform me back to being a kid at Christmas 🙂

  • Reply Anita Steenkamp December 25, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    “Dirty Dancer” that made me smile so much, and now I have a song in my head so yes I loved the question about the Sexy Reindeer. 🙂 I hope you do more videos I love all 4 of you together, it was a really fun video and made me laugh out loud!

  • Reply LiznaE December 25, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Fav questions – If money wasn’t an object, what would your ultimate Christmas present be – A limited edition rose gold GHD *sigh* if only……

    Loved the video!

  • Reply Kimmy Goncalves December 25, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    My favourite question iw what is your favourite thing about Christmas: I had to laugh when everyone shouted “presents”. I love receiving gifts but normally most people would do the whole polite thing and say it’s about all about family, friends and love but come one guys admit it, I know you LOVE the presents!!! 😉 So of course my favourite part of Christmas is presents and I love giving my presents to my two little ones and watching them play all day with their new toys.

  • Reply rehana seedat December 25, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Love the video! My favourite was question 5? What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
    Nothing’s better than Christmas dinner. Decorating – the tree, the lights, the ornaments… everything! How I get to see my relatives every Christmas. I barely ever see them… it’s nice to spend some time with them, especially during the holidays.
    The Christmas spirit, and that “warm and fuzzy” feeling. The happiness my family shares during the holidays. Everyone’s usually stressed out… it’s great to see them cheerful, and enjoying themselves. Christmas music, and Christmas films. There’s something about them that I really love! Seeing the excitement of children on Christmas. It’s adorable! The thoughtfulness of giving and receiving with your loved ones. The people who do something for the people around us during the holidays – donating to the poor and homeless, volunteering, etc.

  • Reply rehana seedat December 25, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    REHANA SEEDAT Love the video! My favourite was question 5? What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
    Nothing’s better than Christmas dinner. Decorating – the tree, the lights, the ornaments… everything! How I get to see my relatives every Christmas. I barely ever see them… it’s nice to spend some time with them, especially during the holidays.
    The Christmas spirit, and that “warm and fuzzy” feeling. The happiness my family shares during the holidays. Everyone’s usually stressed out… it’s great to see them cheerful, and enjoying themselves. Christmas music, and Christmas films. There’s something about them that I really love! Seeing the excitement of children on Christmas. It’s adorable! The thoughtfulness of giving and receiving with your loved ones. The people who do something for the people around us during the holidays – donating to the poor and homeless, volunteering, etc.

  • Reply SuperMommy December 26, 2014 at 6:49 am

    I loved question 5, The favorite thing about Christmas. Loved how all of you said Presents at the same time!! But I did love the whole video as well, you ladies look like you had such a blast and each one of you are so so extremely gorgeous, some of my favorite bloggers in one room together, best Present ever.

    My Favorite thing about Christmas, besides the presents is seeing all my family and friends, Coming from a divorce it’s quite diverse, we have his side of the family, my side of the family, and then I also have my boyfriend and his family and friends. So the party starts early Christmas eve and carries on straight till after Christmas. And as family is so important to me, I didn’t really get to spend much of my childhood with my family, I just love the bonding time and laughs.

  • Reply beautyqueen8 December 26, 2014 at 9:35 am

    My fave question has to be: Where is your dream Christmas vacation? Mine I must agree with Ali is Paris! Just like Blair waldorf I am a sucker for the most romantic city and the shopping and the gorgeous Eiffel tower ooh and the french guys

  • Reply Zurette December 26, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Hi! It is my first time visiting your blog (got link from Chicara’s site after watching the video) and I am already a fan! My favourite question is which celeb would you dress up as Santa to sit on his lap. For me, it would defintely be Alexander Skarsgard – he is gorgeous! Enjoy the festivities!

  • Reply jessicaottosa December 26, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Whahahahahaha…. you girls had me smiling and laughing. Well done. Where is your dream Christmas Location. I can only think off a white NY Christmas! Would be awesome. 🙂

  • Reply Annalize December 27, 2014 at 3:59 am

    That was SO much fun! Looking forward to some more, just loved “putting voices to people I feel I know” 🙂
    LOVE Christmas, already can’t wait for next year. How lucky that you get to celebrate twice – green!
    My answer to my favourite question is Channing Tatum, de.li.cious.com! I would be chasing all the little kids away ☺️

  • Reply Jade December 27, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Question 4 : Where is your dream Christmas vacation? Mine would be Egypt. I’m excited to see the rest of Africa instead of going over seas

  • Reply Shantel Govender December 27, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Ladies ,you have done a great job for an awesome video .I truly enjoyed the laughter and I can see that yourl had much fun making the video. My favourite question is :

    Question 1
    If you could choose any male celeb to dress up as santa for you to sit on his lap who would it be ?
    It would Tatum Channing ,he can be a naughty Santa like his character on Magic Mike 😉 And I will sit on his lap any day,any time 😉

    Merry Christmas and a Happy 2015 !

  • Reply Abby December 27, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Such a cute dress!!!

    XoXo One Stiletto At A Time

  • Reply Patricia Hewitt December 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Hi
    A great, fun video. My fav question was No. 4 Where is your dream Christmas destination and I am happy to report that you got the question correct. Seychelles is the place you want to spend your Christmas. Wonderful beaches, great food, lovely, friendly people and not over-crowded, great snorkeling. So go to Seychelles, and yes I will come with. 🙂
    twitter: @festus1611

  • Reply Leigh December 27, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    I would have to say question 1…
    If you could choose any male celeb to dress up as santa for you to sit on his lap who would it be?
    …made me laugh just picturing all these guys in santa suits with random girls waiting in line to sit on their laps lol.

    I think my dream santa would have to be Ryan Gosling but he can leave the beard and Santa suit jacket behind I mean why cover up that body?.. nothing wrong with a shirtless Santa right? 😉 #pgSanta 😛

  • Reply Nikki (@JellyBeanie4) December 28, 2014 at 11:16 am

    This video made me grin the whole way through! It seemed like so much fun.

    My question is 4, where is your dream christmas location – that would be Switzerland, a white Christmas with incredible chocolate sounds great to me

  • Reply stephanie g videira December 28, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I loved the one If money wasn’t an object, what would your ultimate Christmas present be – it would def be flying my hubby,daughter , mom and dad first class to visit my brother and family in the UK so they can all meet there neice

  • Reply Daniela Cardoso December 28, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Such a great fun video, had me in stitches 🙂 Loved Q5 and loved how all you girls answered so unashamedly…yes we all LOVE presents, whether we are giving or receiving, it is always special because it comes from the heart. I love searching the shops to find something really different and unique to buy for my special Mom and then watching the surprised look on her face when she opens it. We both love surprising each other this way…this year she decided to buy me a goldfish…YES a goldfish even though I am no longer a little kid but she made me feel like one with this really special gift that came with the bowl, food, drops, net, rock, seaweed and castle….love it to bits and love her even more for her thoughtful gift. Merry Christmas all and hope you had a blessed day with your loved ones.

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  • Reply Richenda December 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    My favourite question is where would your dream Christmas location be? Mine would be somewhere in the world that experiences a white Christmas. I’ve always wanted to experience snow on Christmas day, just like in the movies 🙂 so my answer would be somewhere in Europe like Germany!

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